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    • Hey guys. So I'm currently doing a bit of a study of my own (as part of my business) as to the reasons for why people started exercising. Whether it was due to a health concern, to look better, or simply because you just wanted to feel healthier. Try to dig deep and get to the root cause and be as honest as possible. Thanks everyone!

      Owner of Busy Bee Fitness Experts

    • I've only just started to exercise regularly again after years of dormancy. I'm nearing my 40's and recalled a saying about how you set the habits that will sustain you while you're young (or something to that effect) and I took a look at my habits and knew something had to change. Like everyone else, one day you wake up and look at yourself in the mirror and wonder, 'Is this how I'm going to look for the rest of my life?'
      Also, as a former black belt (haven't practiced in over a decade. Wait a minute, it's 2019 now. Crap, make that two decades.) I missed my youthful flexibility and pushing my body to see how it could perform.
      So, I've taken on the enormous task of changing my daily routines in hopes of improving myself. Hopefully this year I'll prove to myself that I've still got it. Whatever 'it' is.

    • I’m not sure that question applies to me, because I don’t think I ever stopped exercising.

      I’m in my mid thirties and have been active all my life. I’ve had to “begin again” plenty of times after injury, illness, childbirth, etc. but the need to move is just in my DNA and I don’t feel as well when I’ve been sedentary.

    • Growing up I was the scrawny, weak kid that didn't eat much. When pubery hit my weight got normal but I was skinny-fat and still very weak. I never liked sports or any form of exercise; I didn't even know how to ride a bike. Despite all that, I was kind of agressive and secretly enjoyed getting into fights (I never started them, for the record.)

      At around age 13-14 I got a friend who was very athletic and relatively strong even though he was a bit younger than me. I had a huge crush on him and wanted to be around him and be like him so I learned how to ride a bike the day after I first met him and made it my goal to not be a weakling anymore, because I wanted to be able to do what he and the rest of his friend group (which became my friend group) did. I started Googling things like "how to get stronger", "how to do a pull-up" etc, I started attending kickboxing classes, spent many hours researching nutrition and working out.

      So yeah, that's why I started excerising and I'm really glad I did :)