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Learn When to Start Exercising – Mariah

Health and Exercise are the new hot topics…as this should always be one of the main priorities in our day-to-day life. Do you know where to start? You are not alone; many of us do not know where to start exercising in our crazy lives. Let’s sit back and make a strategy for ourselves. Learn how to organize yourself, schedule your life out, and get started. If you’re tired of starting over, stop saying you’ll start tomorrow, start today.

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93 thoughts on “Learn When to Start Exercising – Mariah”

  1. While watching this video, I learned that resistance training does more to lose weight. I have played soccer all my life and thought that the cardio exercises did more to lose weight, but I realized that I was wrong. Since learning this, I am going to try to do more lifting and resistance training at the gym.

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    1. I found this really interesting because I didn’t know that you could get a better workout in depending on the time of day you go. It does make sense now though that your stress levels may be lower in the morning or there would be less people at the gym, so therefore you’d get a better workout. It’s also reassuring that other people go through the same struggle of not knowing where to start as far as the right exercises.

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  2. Mariah made multiple good points that I will be sure to remember throughout the semester. I wish I had seen this video before writing my ICP because it contained many helpful hints that I had to figure out through trial and error. If I had first watched this video, it would have made the first four weeks of my ICP easier. Mariah’s strongest point was organizing your workouts. Life can be extremely busy and planning and organizing time around working out is vital. I know that when I do not do this, I do find time to workout. Additionally, organizing the types of workouts you do is important too. Mariah reminded me that resistance training is important to weight loss. In my ICP, I did not incorporate a lot of resistance training work outs. Now, I want to revise my plan to incorporate this activity. Another suggestion Mariah had to encourage more exercise into your day. For instance, she recommended to take the stairs instead of the elevator. I never thought of adding this into my ICP. However, I want to revise my plan to include smaller physical actions that will overall benefit my physical health.

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  3. I found the point on finding the best time for you to exercise very interesting. It’s a seemingly simple idea but as an off and on runner for the past 8 years I honestly have no idea what time of the day is my favorite time to run. Maybe finding that perfect time for working out can help people reach some level of consistency, I know it could for me.

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  4. It made a lot of sense that you need to figure out when you work best to get the best work out. It’s crazy to think that something that simple could cause you more anxiety than you started with. I was not aware that cardio was not necessarily the best way to lose weight. I know personally that gives me more motivation to what to go out and start exercising knowing that I don’t have to run to lose weight.

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  5. I love to workout everyday and I still found this video interesting and helpful. I never really thought about finding the time I work the best, I just exercise whenever I have time. But, maybe if I use this strategy I can get more out of my workouts. I normally just go out for a run, but now that I learned cardio isn’t key, I’ll make more of a point to go to the gym and work the small muscle groups.

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  6. I think that including lifestyle fitness into your day to day is key to getting in shape and staying in shape. Most Americans sit for the majority of the day, I know I do, but when we get up and walk or ride bikes, hike or do physically active things throughout the day, our metabolism will stay consistent and heightened throughout the day. Getting in any amount of physical activity is better than nothing, but doing things like parking farther away and taking the stairs are little things that will definitely add up in overall fitness over the long run.

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  7. Watching this video kind of made me feel guilty because in the beginning of the school year I was so good about working out. I worked out at least three times a week. Then the school work really started to kick in and then I couldn’t find the time to workout. For about two weeks I got pretty sick and was on medication that prevented me from working out. After, I just was not motivated to go. Now, I haven’t been to the gym in awhile, but this video inspired me to do my best and make the time to go.

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  8. This video was really helpful to me because I have been trying to get in shape ever since getting here, but I have never really been able to find out how to start. I always tend to make excuses on why I can’t. With the information from this video. I will be able to hopefully get into a regular routine.

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  9. I think she had great tips in this video. I liked how she said to find a time that works best for you because you might end up stressing yourself out more, as opposed to relieving stress, depending on when you exercise. I also liked the tip that you do not have to do cardio to lose weight because that is a common misconception.

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  10. I learned that it is ok if I don’t want to go to the gym everyday I could just start one day a week and maybe the rest of the days take the stairs. These things seemed too simple to really add up but at least I am doing something and it might motivate me to push harder and go the the gym more than one day a week.

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  11. I thought that this video would be helpful for people who want to start working out. For me this video mostly just reiterated information I already knew. I found the point about discovering what time you work best very interesting because it actually worked for me. This video helped me improve my physical sustainability and intellectual sustainability because it gave me advice on how to plan my day. I usually go to the gym Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:00am. I would recommend any time before 12:00pm and any time after 9:00pm. I enjoy working out in the morning more.

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  12. This video is very relatable since most people struggle with making time for exercise, especially in the first semester or two of college (Freshman 15). I think the incorporation of social media to find workout routines or exercises is very smart since most people in our generation will be spending a good chunk of time scrolling through Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram. You might as well follow a fitness motivation page to remind you to work out. The tips on finding the right time of day is also very important since the same workout regimen is not right for everyone.

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  13. I found this video and concept to be very interesting and relatable since I am someone trying to steer clear of the “freshman fifteen”. I have never taken into consideration a time that would allow me to not stress about all the things I had to do that day. Along with giving me useful information for working out it also allowed me to think about changing my homework time to before I workout, leaving me with nothing to stress over!

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  14. Great points. I had never previously thought about working out without anything on my mind. I would always just squeeze it in whenever I could find time. I usually do not see working out as a stress reliever, but it makes sense that you do not yield the same results without a clear mind. This is definitely something I will take into consideration when I go to the gym.

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  15. When I came to college, it was a big transition and I struggled with time management. I played sports all throughout high school, but practice and game schedules were fixed. Now that I am no longer on a fixed schedule, I had to prioritize and make time for exercise. After learning from this video that UREC is emptier on the weekends, I will start lifting on those days until I get back into shape and feel more comfortable. I typically do more cardio workouts but after watching this video, I will make an attempt to work on the small muscle groups.

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  16. Prior to this video, a week ago I actually started following some of the things listed in the video. Once I got to JMU I wanted to go to the gym, but I took a few weeks to get adjusted and find a perfect time for me to go. I decided that right after my classes are over is a good time to go and relax and think about how to approach certain assignments that are due, relieving anxiety on how to get the assignments done. This video assured me that these are some key things when thinking of the right time to work out. Mariah made some very good points as to making sure that being stressed when going to the gym may create less productivity.

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  17. Watching this video made me reflect on the current steps I am taking in becoming more physical. I like when she mentioned going out of the way to take the stairs or walk somewhere. I have been doing that as well and I’ve been going to the gym more, but I still have lazy days and lazy moments that make me want to take the elevator. While watching this though it gives me motivation to keep doing these small things and to remember to build myself up. It is okay to have some lazy days as long as I keep working towards that overall goal of being physically active and hopefully eventually the elevator won’t even be an option for me.

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  18. Since coming to college I am stressed out all the time and the advice I constantly get is to go work out. I found the point of learn when you work best very helpful. I usually go work out at before doing my homework because I do not like going to the gym late at night. When working out instead of clearing my mind I tend to think of every thing I need to do like Mariah mentioned, and it causes me more stress. I realize to be more productive and get better workouts in, I should complete my tasks before so that they are not on my mind. This was a great video and would be useful for those like me who are trying to transition into a fitness regime.

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  19. I loved that this video encouraged making your workout work for you. It is important for everyone to pick the best time and place for a good workout. I have never really enjoyed the gym so this video puts into perspective there ways to make working out more enjoyable and comfortable. I know that it is helpful for me to be organized with when I will go to the gym so I will hold myself accountable. Great video!

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  20. It truly gets on my nerves when I hear people say they don’t have enough time to workout. That is just making an excuse and is a huge cop out. It’s all about priorities. Do you want to hang out with friends, watch Netflix, go to parties, or do you want to get in shape? You just have to commit yourself and know that no matter what else is going on, there is always time for working out. This ranges from a twenty minute run to a two hour session lifting weights. Trust me, from a guy who has gone to the gym seven days a week for two hours a day, it’s possible. I still have all As and Bs and have a great time on the weekend. And I’m not saying you have to go seven days a week. A minimum of three is good for starters. Don’t forget, it means nothing if you go to the gym and don’t give 100%. Just showing up won’t do anything for you. Put in the work, and I guarantee you will see results, no matter how long it takes. It is well worth it when you meet people who you haven’t seen in person in a while and they say, “Wow, you got bigger dude” or for other people, “You look a lot skinnier. How can I get like that”. There is no other feeling like getting recognized for your hard work and know that it is all paying off.

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  21. I feel like people over complicate the idea of exercise. Finding time in the day to work out should not be very difficult as a good workout could take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half; which is about the same time as one class. Just the incentive of being healthy should be enough for people to make time in their day to exercise.
    Though a strictly cardio workout is not required to maintain good physical health, it definitely isn’t detrimental to health. Yes parking farther away in a parking lot or choosing to take the stairs as oppose to the elevator are good choices, but they don’t really substitute cardio. I walk all over campus but my cardiovascular endurance is nowhere near as good as it could be if I actually trained cardio.
    What people need to understand is that good health is important and it should not be avoided. With that said, it’s more difficult to keep up with exercising than it is to just avoid it. However, even though it’s slightly more difficult, people shouldn’t try to make it easier; physical strength is gained from physical stress, ergo, difficulty in the gym is a good thing.
    Just to add to the benefits, exercise causes your body to release endorphins which make you feel good, everybody likes to feel good, so exercising shouldn’t be that difficult to get in to.

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    1. You just so happen to post a comment mentioning endorphins exactly a minute before I did. I sure do have terrible timing.

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  22. On the point of stress that she made in the video I have a disagreement. Scientifically, exercise does reduce stress by releasing endorphins. But on the other hand, if you are over stressed exercise may not be enough to help out, in which case she is right.
    I just started working out on this semester, and the biggest thing that keeps me going and got me going in the first place, is that I went with a friend. It probably helped a lot that he already knew what he was doing and had a workout routine. If you are struggling to start getting into a regular habit, I would suggest finding a friend who would want to go with you, so you have someone to keep you accountable.

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  23. I liked that Mariah started the video with learning when we work best rather than when we workout best. In the past I’ve always tried working out in the morning but I noticed that I would have a lot of anxiety during my workout because I was stressing out about the day ahead of me. And I also know that I personally work best in the afternoon and at night. Because of this I think I will try to workout later in the day and see if that helps at all. I also thought it was interesting how she talked about resistance training. I grew up playing sports, which consisted of mostly cardio, so I never paid any attention to other forms of exercise. This inspired me to start researching types of exercise on my own and I think in the future I’ll try to incorporate resistance into my workout routine. This was overall really helpful!

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  24. It was interesting to find out that resistance training using small muscle groups can burn more fat than cardio. Often times you hear that you need to increase your heart rate for longer periods of time by doing an activity such as running in order to burn fat. I also liked the concept of when you work best, not when you work out best. I often find that working out is a good study break and helps me to refocus after doing homework for long periods of time.

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  25. Mariah made multiple comments that made me rethink ways that I can excersize to be healthy. Finding time to work out is key, I can relate to her when she said she preferred to exercise in the mornings because it wakes me up and it gets it over with earlier in the day. Not only is going to the gym an option, but it was helpful for her to reinstate the idea that there are ways to incorporate exercise in to daily activities such as parking further away from things in order to walk more. Also, cardio isn’t as essential to weight loss as people think, but rather working various muscles of the body to help other parts rest. I thought this video was very helpful and supportive of people who claim they don’t have time to exercise.

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  26. Finding out when you work best is key to being focused and getting the most out of your workout. I liked how Mariah started with this because I see a lot of people go to the gym and have an unproductive work out because they are worried about other things going on in their day. If I’m focused during my work out, I find that afterwards I feel less stress and feel more productive. I think exercise is essential to individual sustainability and if more people made conscious efforts to work out, fa fewer emotional and physical health problems would be present.

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  27. From this video I learned that I need to find my most productive time to workout. I think that I am most productive in the morning so I need to put my workout routine around that. Getting some exercise is essential to our physical selves and will keep us healthy. Thanks to this video I am going to start to implement a workout routine into my life.

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  28. I found this video to be very helpful. For instance I never thought to figure out when I work best and to do my work then instead of going to the gym and waiting to do it later. I think that is why I am always in such a hurry at the gym, because I am there when I do my best work instead of doing my work. After watching this I plan to start doing my work when I know I do my best work instead of going to the gym during that time.

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  29. This topic makes sense, it helps people understand a couple of key things they need to know about how to start exercising. the concept of planning out your workout, that was brought up in this video may work with some people but with me, I tend to go to the gym as soon as I have free time. I don’t go on a scheduled time, because when i do that i feel rushed and do not get a good workout in. Even by doing this I still get to the gym five times a week for at least an hour each time. So the point is you do not need a scheduled to go to the gym and get the exercise you need.

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  30. It was interesting to think about what time would be best for me to exercise. Usually it is something that I squeeze in whenever I can but after this video, I plan on scheduling everything out. To add on to what she was saying, I think it could be very beneficial for people to exercise and do everyday tasks at the same time. For example, when people take their dog’s for a walk, why not a jog? People can knock out two birds with one stone by exercising and taking the dog out at the same time which would help open up people’s schedules. So many people just push it back saying they will go tomorrow when they know well enough they aren’t going to have any more motivation tomorrow than they did today.

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  31. Mariah brought up several great points to working out. I have been attempting to work out for the past couple weeks, and I think the tip about finding the best time of the day to workout will be very helpful. I have never thought that my mind being busy would affect my work.

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  32. I found Mariah’s comment about finding when I work best to be quite interesting because I did not think of this. It is a rather simple comment made but I know that I haven’t thought of how I work might interfere with my exercise. I know that I will be keeping tabs of when I do work and figure out a good time to not go to the gym. I also was surprised when she said that not many go on the weekends which surprised me. I thought that would be when people would go but that seems not to be the case. I will definitely taking some of her tips and trying them out so that way I can be intentional about excising.

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  33. I know that I work out best in the morning when I have a fresh mind and my stress level isn’t high. I also like to go early because the gym is a lot less crowded. I liked that this video emphasized the importance of muscle training in addition to just cardio because I think that both are equally important. I also think that everyone should incorporate exercise into their lives through things they enjoy doing, like walking with friends or playing pick up soccer.

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  34. I agree and disagree with parts of this video, especially the part saying that cardio isn’t necessarily the key. Muscular workouts work the muscle much more than the fat burning itself, so it is key to combine the cardio with the muscular workouts. One without the other is not enough if either sense.

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  35. I actually found this very interesting because it really applies to my life. I struggle with figuring out the right time to hit the gym. I usually end up going at night but it really caused me to think about going in the morning. Mariah brought up many good points and I’ll be sure to look into them.

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  36. I definitely agree with going to the gym on the weekend if you are embarrassed to work out in front of a lot of people. I have only just recently started going to the gym, so I find myself constantly comparing my muscles (lack thereof) and amount of weight I’m lifting to that of all the muscular, fit people who I can tell work out regularly. When there are less people around when I am working out, I worry less about this and focus more on the exercise. I’m glad she specified what to do when first beginning a work-out routine, because I have been stumbling around from machine to machine without any idea really as to what I should be doing to give me the best work out.

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  37. Many people always say “I don’t know have time for the gym,” including me, but I realized by watching this video that I’m going to actually have to set out a time and days to go to the gym. I have to get into a routine of going. Going to the gym on the weekend is always better, because it’s less crowded and less intimidating. Mariah brought up some really good points about finding a time you work best; I’m going to have to try a trial and error myself!

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  38. This video was very useful for me because I have a terrible time deciding a time when to actually go to the gym. When I came to school this fall one of my main goals was to get fit a maintain and routine. One thing in particular that I leaned from this video was that you are supposed to work out smaller muscle groups. I am now on some sort of routine and go to the gym four to five days a week. I am proud of what I have accomplished thus far but I still see a lot of room for improvement!

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  39. I agree with her for the most part. I think that people go to the gym not as a way to relieve stress but as a way to hide from it. But also there are some that go for motivation for the need of an initial push to get some momentum going to accomplish some of those goals that they were hiding from.

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  40. This video made me feel guilty because before school and during the beginning of school I workout often. I was really good at running and going every other morning to UREC. Now I have gotten so caught up with work and my schedule I haven’t had time or the energy to go to the gym. Working out really relaxes me and I definitely am going to try to start going to the gym at night after all my work is done.

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  41. This video made me think when my best time to go to the gym would be. Unlike Mariah, I work best at night. So I figure that if I get my work done at night, then in the morning, I’ll be worry-free and be able to have a clear work out conscience. I don’t have classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 12:30pm so I’ve decided to go to the gym in the morning on those days and start with working my core. I’ll focus on different muscle groups every week and hopefully get in a routine rotation.

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  42. I believe that this video makes several good points. The first thing that I liked that Mariah did in the video was addressing the fact that different people function better at different parts of the day. I think that this is important for people to know that are starting to exercise and workout so they don’t get discouraged if things aren’t going well when they begin. The second thing i liked about the video was that it gives one an idea of what muscle groups need to be exercised in case they are unsure when starting out.

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  43. I have been struggling to fit exercise into my schedule since coming to college, well thats what I tell myself; its more that I’m just lazy. I like how she made it seem to simple to just do little things here and there, and even things you enjoy. Exercise doesn’t always mean you have to go to the gym for hours every day, but it means that you can just do little things throughout the day to increase your activity. I think this video showed me that i really have no excuse to not exercise because it can fit into any schedule as long as you’re willing to do it.

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  44. I liked the idea of figuring out when I work best and to make sure I am working then. If I workout during that time, then I will do my work at a time that I am less productive and I will get less done. Also, I have had a paper due and gone to the gym to try and reduce some of my stress, and come out more stressed because I had less time to write it. Doing work before going to the gym seems like it would be helpful, to one’s mental state, and also to one’s physical state because one would have a better workout being more focused on the workout, rather than outside factors.

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  45. After watching the video, I agree with everything Mariah said. I want to work out more but do to school and studying, I haven’t had the opportunity to do it as much as I would like. Scheduling out a time where I can exercise consistently will be beneficial for me and allow me to get into a daily routine. Although I haven’t been able to exercise as much as I would like, I definitely get physical activity during the day through walking around campus. I also liked how Mariah mentioned alternative exercises other than the standard cardio workout. Working on your chest, abs, biceps, triceps, and etc. will give yourself a well balanced workout.

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  46. In high school I did sports year round so I never felt the need to go to the gym or workout outside of the sport I was doing. Since getting to JMU I have found it difficult to make time for working out and managing my studies. Some of my roommates go to the gym whenever they have free time, but I would prefer to be on more of a schedule rather then just going when ever I fee like it. I do like the idea of going to the UREC on the weekends because I am usually free during the day.

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  47. This video really has motivated me to go try and fit in a workout a few times a week. I completely understand how you have to find the time that works best for you. I used to workout regularly during the lacrosse season, but I don’t anymore because I can’t find the time. I feel like whenever I try to start again I go at the wrong times.

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  48. Exercising has always been a bit of a challenge for me. I can go to the gym or exercise at home regularly for months at a time, but eventually I just stop. Watching this helped me note some tips on how to exercise in my day to day activities and help plan a workout schedule that I will (hopefully) stick to.

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  49. I have always struggled with weight. Not that i am fat and unhealthy, but i see myself to be a bit chubby. Which is fine I can function very well and have always been near the top group in my high school sports. However, I would like to be a little skinnier. This helped me because I have always thought that cardio was the only way to burn fat fast. Overall a good informative video.

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  50. This video had a few points that I’ve never thought about before. I’ve always heard exercise is a good stress reliever but Mariah’s point about thinking about all you have to do while exercising made a lot of sense. Maybe setting a time to exercise will also motivate me to get my work done before that time. This brings in the aspect of figuring out when you work best so that you have time to work out at another time. I found my best time to work is during the morning or midday between classes because the dorm is quieter then when everyone’s at classes than it is at night when everyone’s in the dorm and loud. I want to start exercising and finding the time is the first step.

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  51. I learned that organization is a key factor in my ability to exercise. Now that I know that finding the best time to work out is essential, I can find the willpower to take myself to the gym at that time and, hopefully, lose the weight that I want to.

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  52. Personally I thought this video was constructed very well. She didn’t give false advertisements or say you have to work out. She mainly just had some helpful suggestions of how to better yourself or cause you less stress. I actually thought about when my time was after watching this video and this semester in college I found my time to go to the gym and that’s almost every day at night around 8:30pm.

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  53. This video strikes me because I am currently trying to formulate a workout routine to fit my schedule. The video has given me other options and factors to think about while trying to make my routine and schedule. Personally I have found that the gym isn’t too crowded on weekends just as the video says, but also early in the morning is a prime time, especially before class to relieve the mind of potential stress.

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  54. Keeping an organized schedule is key to be successful in the gym and in life. This video ties well with the “Relationships with Time” because it contains the same idea and content but puts it in context of gym goals. Those who struggle to get tasks completed even when they are exceptional hard working is that they keep things in clear sight.

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  55. This video was really interesting to me because I never knew that organization really is key to working out. After watching this video, I learned to work out just a few parts of the body at a time instead of everything at once. I am someone who needs to workout which relieves stress and anxiety and then do my work instead of how Mariah does her work and then works out. I noticed that everyone is different and everyone has their own strategy.

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  56. The first thing that caught my eye was the title. When I clicked on the health tab to find a video or article, I had expected a video on what exercises to do or how to exercise. I believe that this video is very informative and helpful in the sense that it is easing you into the process of working out which is what most people need. Exercise is essential to ones health and this video could very well help individuals that have been deciding whether to exercise regularly or not.

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  57. I find the idea that there is an optimal time to work out for each person interesting. I have been going to the gym religiously over the past two years and have noticed that I work out better either immediately after I’m done with classes for the day, or at the very end of the days that I have classes. On days I don’t have classes, I find that going to the gym 30 minutes to an hour after I wake up works better than going mid-day.

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  58. I have always wanted to start exercising more, but I never had the motivation to. I am already a petite person, but I would like to become active and fit. The gym is very intimidating to me and fitting it in my busy schedule is difficult. I will make an effort to find time to start going about once a week and work up from there. I also plan on getting my friends to go with me, so that I will have the support and it will keep me from blowing it off. This video really inspired me to become healthier by showing me easy ways to get exercise in my daily life.

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  59. I’ve always been relatively fit without having a regular gym routine since I play sports and am active a lot. In order to be healthy, I need to start lifting and doing more resistance exercises, not just playing basketball and soccer.

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  60. Mariah’s video is a very helpful video to those who do not exercise often. I enjoyed the fact that she mentions forms of exercise that are not used often and that are more effective for weight loss. It is amazing to think that you can say you are too busy to work out but once you have a workout schedule then suddenly it seems like you do have time to work out.

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  61. It was cool how she brought up the misconception about cardio not being the only role to play into losing weight because I also thought that was true. A lot of times when I feel super stressed is when I have the best workouts. When I am very overwhelmed I like to take time out of my day to burn off some steam to do something healthy for myself. It makes me feel better and allows me time to just relax and be with myself.

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  62. I always, almost every week say I want to goto the gym. I really have the full intention too up until the last minute, I start to make excuses. I say I’m too busy or too tired. After watching this video, I felt a little guilty, since I really shouldn’t be making excuses. If I want to do something enough I can make a point to fit it into my schedule.

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  63. I have experienced many of the feelings of anxiety and stress that Mariah mentioned while trying to exercise at different point throughout the day. I have tried working out in the morning and evening without clear distinction of which works better for me, but with the advice Mariah gave during this video, hopefully I will be able to figure out what point throughout the day works best for me to exercise as well as the best ways to manage my time to complete my work load as well.

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  64. I found it really interesting that this video mentioned how cardio isn’t the biggest way to lose weight, because that’s what I’ve always heard when working out. Also, that finding the best time to workout is key, because my biggest problem is I feel like I never have time to work out because I am always so busy with school. I am definitely going to try to find the best time to work out, so I can start going to the gym more.

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  65. I found the comment on cardio not being the key to success in the gym really interesting. When I think about working out, I think of cardio as the number one fat burner and as the most effective way of exercising. Working in small muscle groups is a good idea and a good thing to know for the next time I go to the gym. I also thought it was interesting how going to the gym may not always relieve your stress.

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  66. I didn’t realize that resistance training was important in losing fat. Like mentioned in previous comments, I usually associate losing fat with cardio workouts so this was beneficial to learn. I also liked her tip to incorporate exercise in your daily routine like parking farther away from a building. Since it’s getting warmer out, I’ve been trying to walk to my classes instead of taking the bus which not only lets me get more exercise, but also allows me to have extra time all to myself without any interruptions.

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  67. I think a lot of the time it is hard to find the time to get to the gym because it seems like such a process. Yet, when we don’t go to the gym a lot of the time we seem to be wasting by sitting around being unproductive anyway. The video could have done better job of offering more solutions to the problems of “not having enough time to workout.” Maybe another solution could be to block out time in your schedule and consistently go at that time, rather than going whenever you can.

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  68. Mariah a good point that weight loss is not only cardio it is also resistance training. So the next time I go to the gym, I am not going to go straight to the cardio machines. I am going to lift weights for the majority of the time and then do some cardio. Mariah also made another good point that you do not always have to workout at the gym. There are millions workout videos to do at home, and the next time I do not have time to run to the gym I am going to use a home workout video.

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  69. I did not know that resistance training is actually better for burning fat than cardio. I like working out as a stress reliever, but I never thought about her point of going when I work best. I realized while watching this video that a lot of the time I go to try and get something off my mind, but that is all I can think about when I am there, which cannot be healthy.

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  70. I really relate to this video because I always tell myself that I am going to start exercising the next day but never do. I tell myself that I don’t have the time and have too much homework to do but I know that I am lying to myself. I am a huge procrastinator so this video really helped me get motivated and change my habits. I’m definitely going to make a harder effort to exercise. I didn’t realize that only doing cardio is a misconception and that resistance training also helps get you into shape. I’ll definitely remember this for when I go to exercise.

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  71. I usually always do cardio rather than resistance training because i feel like i don’t see results unless I do mainly cardio so it was interesting to hear that resistance is the best way to go. Also, I agree with her that working out on the weekends can be really beneficial because there are typically less people at the gym which makes it less awkward and you don’t have much else to do on those days sometimes so you can put a lot effort into working out instead of thinking about everything you need to do.

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  72. I often find myself going to the gym at very different times of the day. I’m going to try and find the time that truly works for me and my schedule. This way exercise won’t get in the way of my work and other plans. Also, never knew that resistance training burned more fat than cardio. I’m going to try and add some diversity to my work out routines now.

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  73. Personally, I’ve seen a lot of people who use a busy schedule as an excuse to not have time to work out. Normally my response is to make time, schedule it in just like you schedule studying, because your brain won’t be too much help if you’re stuck in the hospital all the time with heart and blood pressure problems. A lot of people are also intimidated by the gym, which I understand, but no one realizes that everyone is there for the same reason, and that is to get better. Whether it’s to lose weight, get healthier, or get stronger, everyone at the gym is working on doing something better.

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  74. A very important concept was brought up that pertained to me. It is very difficult for me to get a good lift in if I have anything on my mind. It is a constant distraction and keeps me from focusing on lifting, Personally I think it is key to focus on the muscles you are training. This may sound weird but when I focus my mind, on the muscle I’m targeting I feel that I get more reps and I also get more strain the the reps! Great Video!

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  75. This video really helped me because I am always stressed whether I should be studying, or working out, or doing homework. I had to think about when I work best, and concluded I work best at night. At night is when I do all my homework and study. However, I concluded that I work out best in the morning. It is a great way for me to start my day and gets me energized so that I can study and do my homework later on in the day. It’s really hard to balance working out with classes and school work, but if I make a schedule I am always able to accomplish it all. I used to go to the gym late at night, and realized that it didn’t benefit me at all. I was too tired to do anything productive and ultimately just wasted time. After figuring out a set schedule, I am able to be so much more productive and accomplish so many things.

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  76. I liked the idea of when you work best not when you work out best. It is true, if you are stressed about work during your workout, you are not going to get the most out of it. Additionally, I am among the misguided that believed cardio was the key to weight loss. As someone who hates working out, I am glad to learn the correct way to do it so I am not wasting my time.

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  77. This is a really good video for those who are just starting to exercise and are trying to manage their time. When I first started working out I had to find the best time for me, when I wasn’t too tired. It was a trial and error process for me as well but I soon found that mornings or in between classes (anytime earlier in the day) was better for me rather than at night when I was really tired from everything in the day. I also agree with you, that working out when you’re organized and constructed rather than stressed is better. When I am stressed and I try to go to the gym, it doesn’t work out very well. I hardly workout for long because I am worried I should go home and finish that assignment I really need to do.

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  78. Working out and the quality of the workout are both shaped personally by everyone’s life. Taking care of your body isn’t something that is a grade, it is a way of life that pays off in the future. Just like an investment, people will not immediately see results or returns which causes them to give up. Time and effort is key to keeping fit and living a more prosperous life due to being able to do more.

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  79. I really enjoyed this video because I am someone that definitely had trouble fitting in time to work out on top of balancing my busy school schedule. The idea Mariah mentions of getting all the things you have to do out of the way before you work out is a good idea because it’ll clear your mind and help you distress more throughout your workout. When I do work out, I always struggle fitting it at the perfect time so when I do squeeze it in, I dread it and I think picking a certain time in my day would definitely make it more enjoyable. Working out makes me feel better after I just have to find a time that works for me so I will be more willing and motivated to incorporate it into my day.

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  80. I think many people have a misguided perception on the correct way to workout. This video points out the importance of a relatively relaxed mind during a workout. However, I often find that working out can be an effective stress reliever. The video will hopefully motivate people who battle with the decision of working out or not.

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  81. I usually go to gym when I’m free and dont really dont go according to what i am thinking at that moment. Occasionally it just effects my work out but in a positive way. If I’m mad or stressed it just makes me mad and just do more work. But i think i should start scheduling my gym time around the times i am free and when i am not think about too much because it might make my workout better.

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  82. This video is really helpful in pointing out good times to go to the gym. I realized after watching this that I am most productive in the morning. This is also conveniently when I have the most free time to go to the gym. Also, her pointers on ways to make your workout more effective were really helpful, because previously when I went to the gym I only did cardio.

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  83. This video seemed helpful because I have always had difficulty committing to an exercise schedule. The advice that I found best is to think about what time is best for you in planning out, especially if one wants to make it a habit. I think something interesting that is stated in the video, is that working out should be apart of a life style habit, and should be viewed positively.

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  84. I love working out and going to the gym but lately I’ve felt like I’ve had no time for it because if school work. i definitely need to start planning out when I’m going to do my school work and schedule a time to workout thats best for me. Also like Mariah said the gym is basically empty on the weekends and thats my favorite time to go. Also I’s going to start trying to find more home workouts online that I can do in my dorm if I have al ot of school work that day.

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  85. This video interests me as too many individuals that I know formulate poor excuses as to why they don’t have enough time to exercise. I find these excuses to be just a mask for the laziness or unwillingness to change unhealthy habits that these individuals have. Having worked at a gym, I know that it only takes a few minutes daily to keep yourself healthy through exercise. I know individuals who would work out on lunch breaks, at 5 in the morning, or late at night. Some of these individuals had full time jobs, families, and were not the most financially stable, but they still prioritized their health through fitness as they knew it would pay off in the long run. It does not take hours to get in shape and stay healthy. It is simple… eat healthy, sleep well, lower stress, and exercise regularly.

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  86. When I used to think about working out, my mind automatically went to the gym. I had completely forgotten about doing home workouts or fitness plans. This will take a lot of the stress out of working out and I think I’m going to start doing it more.

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  87. I think that her point about finding your best work time was very good. I had never thought about it that way, but it makes so much sense. Her other point about cardio not necessarily being the perfect weight loss technique was also good. Having various resistance exercises for each muscle group on different days is a great way to lose weight and tone your muscles.

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  88. I did not know that cardio was not necessarily the best way to lose weight and that is a pretty big relief to me because I hate running, especially on treadmills but I do like lifting weights and feeling the burn of my muscles when I use them like that. I have not considered finding a specific time that works best for me to work out, I usually just go last minute and on a whim, with the time of day varying but I think I will try to have a set time now.

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  89. I found it very interesting that weight training can help tone the body, and lose weight, more effectively than a purely cardio workout routine. In high school I was an avid runner, but since being in college I run only a few times a week but make sure to add in weights and other forms of strength training. This change in my workout routine has noticeably made me stronger and more fit than I had been when I was running 7 days a week.

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  90. I really liked this video because it was short and to the point, yet it provided a lot of new and useful information. I think it is ironic that we tend to put off exercising because we think that it isn’t as important as other things–such as our career, money, free time etc.–but in reality, it is vital to our health and happiness. It is such a simple thing to change, as well, yet we convince ourselves that it takes up too much of our time.

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  91. This video was very helpful for the average college student who is trying to balance a busy schedule, plus stay in shape. I enjoyed watching it because I never thought of thinking about when I work best. Since I work best in the afternoon and on, working out in the mornings is the best for me. I did however think that this video was more of a journal of her sharing her personal schedule, which I didn’t seem necessary.

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