What is your favorite exercise that may have been really difficult as a beginner, but now you find to be essential?

Abby S.
As I am 73 years old and have bad knees and need surgery, walking has been very difficult for me. I started with 5 minutes and slowly increased to 30. Some days my knees are so painful so I drop down to 15 minutes but I do this every day on treadmill on level 1. I am also overweight and dieting.
Veci F.
Any exercise at all is difficult for me to muster in the morning. I am not a morning person. But I have started doing arm-circles when I wake up, and it's easier than I thought even though I upped the pounds on my weights!
Lo C C.
Full body workouts where it's just your body vs itself and gravity. No weights, no equipment, just you pushing yourself the hardest you can anywhere anytime anyplace. That really is the best part about it.
Maxwell F.
For exercise, it really depends on where you are in your fitness journey.
If you are just starting, it could be walking the flight of steps or just walking around the block.
I have a walking trail that is a varied one mile uphill grade. It engages legs, back, and core and works for cardio without having to run.
I workout mostly without equipment and find all of the variations of pushups, planks, squats and many others are essential for strength training. I can do a 20 or 30 minute workout at no cost without leaving the house.
Anything you have never done or are out of practice with will feel difficult. Take a step, be patient with yourself, and build a routine.
Like most essential things in life, the best workout is the one we will do.
Everalda F.
I always wanted to be able to do pull ups. Every other morning I would try to pull myself up to get my chin over the bar. I didnโ€™t worry about not performing it I took pride in the facts that I was trying each day and each day I was able to hold on a little longer. Now I am doing three pull ups and working on four! Look for small improvements and keep going!
Caroline P.
My current favourite exercises are bodyweight (without equipment) ab exercises – situps, crunches, etc. But one exercise I used to hate was pushups. They're so hard! I still struggle but when I do them now I do one, then child's pose for a couple of seconds, then two, child's pose, three… and keep going until my minute is up – or longer if I can make it. It just makes it feel a little bit less scary. Pushups are less of a big deal now ๐Ÿ™‚
Patrick W.
I have no favorite I have been doing these stretches for 10 years. I improvise often I even do them sitting in a chair. Keep it simple and you will do them daily. Too much stress and you will indeed loose interest!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Clinton T.
Rowing. Didn't think I would gravitate toward it, but did. It's a full body workout, not jostling to the body. Meditative, even relaxing.
Alberte C.
Yoga seems to get easier as you practice it more and more regularly. At first, I was so tight and inflexible, and as I continue with my goal of a daily yoga practice, my body has become healthier and I feel more comfortable in my own skin. If you donโ€™t do it though, you lose it.
Evan Y.
Push ups ๐Ÿ˜ฌ indonktonhave ro much strength in my arms. But now it is not so difficult anymore. The same happens with the normal planks