This Article is About
nuts
workout programs
exercise activity
captive audience
personal record
heart rate
encouragement
conversations
family members
excitement
motivation
friends and family
Excited Exerciser? How To Keep Up Your Enthusiasm Without Driving Everyone Else Nuts
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Excited Exerciser? How to Keep Up Your Enthusiasm Without Driving Everyone Else Nuts

You bound in, skin flushed and dewy from your last class, run or other exercise activity. Your heart rate is still a little up there, you are gulping down water and you can't wait to share your accomplishments with whomever you manage to trap. The only problem? No one, absolutely no body wants to hear it again today. They are rolling their eyes and mouthing "shut up" behind your back. They call you Pollyanna and Donna Doright when you are not around. You know you have gone overboard with your excitement when the most exercise other people are getting is running away from you. Before you start chasing off your own friends and family members, there are a few things that you should think about.

Sure, you are pleased with your accomplishments and wow, it sure was great to have set a personal record, but it is only a welcome part of the conversation when someone asks you or when you are talking to others who are working out with you. Even people who are doing similar workout programs might be interested in hearing a portion of your news but the other people have heard enough. If you think you are overdoing it, then stop and consider your last three conversations with the three people that you talk to most often. If all of those conversations focused directly on your exercise efforts, you are overdoing it. If there were questions asked and you merely answered, you are probably okay.

Most people are aware that they need to exercise - you have not stumbled on some magic, mystery secret that you and you alone need to share with the world. It is on the news, every magazine, newspaper and the internet. You can't turn your head without something about exercise blasting you. They get it, they do. But, motivation is not something that can be crammed down someone's throat and the more that you brag and boast, the less your captive audience is likely to decide to join in.

But, there are plenty of people who are just looking for the right encouragement. Instead of forcing people to listen to you over and over, let them notice your positive changes and ask questions. Suggest they join you for something that you think they will really enjoy. The less that you try to force them, the more likely you are to get a workout friend. It beats chasing them from room to room to make them listen to you again.


Street Talk

This reminded me f when I was in highschool always talking about running at the lunch table about the girl across from me... I ended up marrying that girl but she let me know i annoyed her those times haha.

Reply
  about 8 years ago
Steve37  

Great article...When I initially starting running and making progress I found myself doing this and have done exactly what you said. I enjoyed reading the article it brought back some memories from the past..

Reply
  about 1 decade ago
You May Also Like
Your Snoring Is Driving Me Nuts!
If you have ever heard someone snore, you know exactly where I'm coming from with this title. I understand that those who snore don't want to be loud and annoying and snoring may be a great indicator that something more is going on; in fact it may be an indicator…
By: Rainne in  Health and Fitness  >  Sleep Snoring   Jul 15, 2012  
3
  Likes: 1

What Are Soap Nuts
They grow in the wild. They require absolutely no cultivation or intervention from human hands. They thrive in the poorest of soils where hardly anything else can grow. They can be used right from the tree with no mechanical processing or chemicals involved. So what are soap nuts? If ever…
By: R. Louis in  Health and Fitness   Sep 26, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Eating Nuts Will Help You Lose Weight
Did you know eating only nuts all day long will help you lose weight? Well, not quite. But, interesting new research is suggesting that certain properties of nuts may be beneficial for weight loss in addition to healthy dieting. Nuts are filled with energy and are mostly composed of fat,…
By: Cassie Holmes in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jun 20, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Life In Azeroth
Life in World of Warcraft can be tough. For those who play may nodding their heads right now. But the best part is that it doesn't have to be that way. You can obtain the gold, mounts and everything else that ever wished for. The people that have studied the…
By: Zoltan A. Smith in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Dec 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Get Back with Your Girlfriend
QUIT CALLING ME!!! Have you heard those awful words? They hurt, but they are completely normal, considering the normal reaction when your love suddenly wants to be your ex is exactly the wrong reaction. Normally, when suddenly she says she wants to break up or you find her stuff gone…
By: Samuel Crumpton in  Relationships  >  Cross Cultural   Jul 07, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Great Workout Programs Women Can Love
There are so many different workout programs women can enjoy, but I'm going to talk about programs women LOVE. Sometimes exercise can feel like such a chore that at those times, the concept of loving a particular workout program must seem crazy, but that's what makes some of these programs…
By: Dom Wells in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Feb 07, 2013  
14
  Likes: 15

Opposites May Attract But Can They Stay Together?
The only man to ever really break my heart is my opposite in so many ways that it was kind of funny. Had we stayed together our differences would have eventually led to mind melting battles of wills, possible hurt feelings and worst of all, a complete embracing of the…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Dating   Jan 12, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Aspects Of Life Wellness
If you look on the internet, you will find a considerable amount of information on life wellness. Wellness is hard to define since it is a word of perception. What is well for one person may not be well for another. The Encarta Dictionary (English) explains wellness as a noun.…
By: Abby1 in  Self Improvement   Jul 22, 2012  
2
  Likes: 0

Are You Bored With Your Workouts? Suggestions for New Options
The average person probably has an embarrassing number of workout DVDs in their collection. They might also have books, machines and other items that they bought and never used again. A shocking number of people buy these workout programs and give up on them even before they pay them off…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jan 12, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Workouts at Home And Weight Loss
Losing weight and working out at home. I have been sitting in front of the television for about 15 minutes, doing the whole channel surfing thing, and in that amount of time I have seriously seen advertisements for 5 different “get fit fast plans” and products supposed to melt the…
By: nicole and adrell bosworth in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Mar 24, 2012  
0
  Likes: 2

The Ridiculous Battle Of the Trainers: Why it is Okay to Love More Than One Program at A Time
Apparently there are some people who are very, very dedicated to their workout program. So dedicated in fact that they will downgrade, demean and bad mouth any other program, trainer and even companies in what they think is loyalty to their program of choice. Here is a news flash: none…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Feb 01, 2013  
1
  Likes: 1

What to Expect When Starting Insanity
Alright so you may have heard all the hype about some of the Beach Body workout programs like Insanity, p90X, Turbo Fire and others. Insanity has been one of the top-selling workout programs in recent years and there is a reason for that. IT DELIVERS RESULTS, however you should also…
By: Shaggy in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Feb 18, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

A Complete Review Of the Insanity Workout
About five years ago one of the most difficult at home workout programs ever was released. The name of this program is called Insanity. Insanity is a two month long program that promises to get you in the best shape of your life, no questions asked. The Insanity workout program…
By: Dan15 in  Health and Fitness   May 27, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Easily Firm Sagging Skin And Look Great In 2013
Flabby sagging skin on your arms, neck, abdomen and legs will have you feeling less confident with lower self esteem, especially if you like to wear clothing that reveals skin. However you need to have toned, tight skin to look appealing in those sexy outfits. You need to learn to…
By: Ingrid Palmer in  Health and Fitness  >  Skin Care   Jan 04, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Who is the Most Important Fitness Guru In the World?
If you ask an open ended question in a group of people, it is unlikely that you will get an overwhelmingly unanimous answer. The question of the best fitness guru is no different. Ask that question and you will be hearing names of trainers from the Biggest Loser as well…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Oct 22, 2012  
7
  Likes: 3

Article Views: 1873    Report this Article