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    The answer to this question is usually "Yes." But sometimes it's better to skip. So here is a helpful infographic to help you decide.

    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    No, because I cycled 140 kms yesterday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireyed View Post
    Yes, working out while recovering from the flu is not a good idea... I've tried before and failed miserably.
    I can barely walk when I have the flu, lol. I once went to the gym after having been in a car collision that morning. It was on the highway at around 65 mph and I experienced a crushing pain in my chest upon impact but I was all in one piece with nothing noticeably wrong with me. I wanted to work off the stress from the incident. I was fine at first doing some free weights, but then I almost collapsed while trying to do dips. Apparently, I had bruised my ribs. Didn't go back for about three weeks.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
    -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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    I just don't like working out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireyed View Post
    You sound like my sister, haha. I once convinced her do a work out tape with me and she complained the entire time like she was about to die. She only did it for two days, but then kept whining the whole week about her ass feeling like it was on fire. lol

    I actually love the feeling of sore muscles.
    I actually like the feeling of sore muscles, too. Most of the time, working out is just so boring. I've tried audiobooks and that zombie app but meh. I can do actual work when I have something to keep my mind occupied at the same time. For instance, doing fieldwork is a lot of manual labor that left me very, very sore, but I was also distracted and trying to find things and fix things and pay attention to detail.

    I dunno. I'm sure it'll bite me in the ass someday, but what do we say to the God of Exercise? Not Today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireyed View Post
    Sounds like something I would have done. Once you get into the habit of working out regularly, the most frustrating thing is not being able to because of health issues. You get really addicted to the endorphins.
    Yup. I get really antsy when I can't work off the energy somehow. The rest of my life is pretty sedentary so I need an outlet.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxOnStilts View Post
    I actually like the feeling of sore muscles, too. Most of the time, working out is just so boring. I've tried audiobooks and that zombie app but meh. I can do actual work when I have something to keep my mind occupied at the same time. For instance, doing fieldwork is a lot of manual labor that left me very, very sore, but I was also distracted and trying to find things and fix things and pay attention to detail.

    I dunno. I'm sure it'll bite me in the ass someday, but what do we say to the God of Exercise? Not Today.
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    *gasp* I just realized that I can not follow those lines logically and end up in "Fine, take a rest" every single time!
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    Revised version:

    „Man can do what he wants but he cannot want what he wants.“
    – Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashton View Post
    You did go to the ER after the incident, yes?
    Not immediately afterwards. I was very stupid. I only really felt much pain in the moment of collision. I felt all the air in my lungs escape and the force of the seatbelt and airbags against my chest. I did see the EMTs who gave me a quick once over and checked my heart rate and BP and any external signs of damage, but there was nothing apparent. I went to the hospital that night, though.
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquagraph View Post
    *gasp* I just realized that I can not follow those lines logically and end up in "Fine, take a rest" every single time!
    Gasp! You can also follow the lines logically, end up at "Go work out!", and STILL not work out! Because it's just a stupid picture!
    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
    -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animal View Post
    Gasp! You can also follow the lines logically, end up at "Go work out!", and STILL not work out! Because it's just a stupid picture!
    It might be a simplistic one but I liked the attitude. And I like yours too.
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    Don't need to; my physique was personally sculpted by the hands of God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deestructor View Post
    Don't need to; my physique was personally sculpted by the hands of God.
    let's see

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    I work out outside where I see people regularly and dogs; that is a good enough motivator to go to the same spot and run my butt off.

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