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  • You want to attract members of the opposite sex

    12 22.64%
  • Social prestige/ you want to be socially popular

    5 9.43%
  • For health reasons

    16 30.19%
  • Because you work a job that requires you to

    1 1.89%
  • I just work out because I enjoy playing sports

    4 7.55%
  • Other

    15 28.30%
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    Working out is for vain people.

    I do spend 3 to 4 hours a day grooming my eyebrows.
    I've had this ice cream bar, since I was a child!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickpea View Post
    i'm not into working out. i'm luckily pretty naturally thin, and i prefer being softer and curvier over muscular and athletic .
    You're such a peach.
    “If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” -anonymous

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    I don't remember my answer to the poll but I generally try to dress reasonably well. Working out - well, I could do that better or more consistently. There have been many times over the years I've been in excellent shape but I'm not as much right now.

    I guess appearance is important to me. I perceive it to be important to my job, to be attractive to my SO and to feel good about myself in general.

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    I do serious martial arts. That alone keeps me fit and very strong for my size. I also walk a lot.

    I like how it feels to feel good.

    I also think that being fit makes me look good. I try to dress in a way that compliments my body style.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ene View Post
    I do serious martial arts. That alone keeps me fit and very strong for my size. I also walk a lot.

    I like how it feels to feel good.

    I also think that being fit makes me look good. I try to dress in a way that compliments my body style.
    You people with your Tai Chi Chuan, Brazilian Jew-jitsu, Richard Simmon's Tae Bo kickboxing aerobics, and pancake shellac, thinking you can catch moving bullets with your freakin' teeth. You guys need a reality check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluded_One View Post
    You people with your Tai Chi Chuan, Brazilian Jew-jitsu, Richard Simmon's Tae Bo kickboxing aerobics, and pancake shellac, thinking you can catch moving bullets with your freakin' teeth. You guys need a reality check.
    I guess that means you're not exercising either.

    It's actually important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    I guess that means you're not exercising either.

    It's actually important.
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    I only do 20 minutes on the treadmill every day (whenever I can). It's mainly for health + quality sleep. Of course, there's the added benefit of being able to fit into dresses too.
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    I didn't used to work out, and never enjoyed sports. Trying to remedy that now.

    The OP question isn't all about physical fitness, and my answers re: different aspects of my appearance are going to be different, so I'll make different sets of lists.

    Physical fitness
    1) I enjoy the routine
    2) I enjoy challenging myself
    3) I'm happier/more energetic when I exercise regularly
    4) I want to start doing martial arts well, which requires being more fit
    5) I want to be a badass!

    Stylish clothing
    1) The creativity and intellectual exercise that comes with developing and maintaining your own personal style -- it feels like a craft that I am constantly honing
    2) I'm happier and more confident when I look good
    3) I like being able to shape my image, i.e. what people realize about me when they see how I dress. Mostly because I know from experience that I'm capable of presenting accurately and authentically through personal style

    Hair/makeup
    1) See the above re: image
    2) I'm incredibly vain about my hair -- the rest of me is in the average to below average range, but my hair is awesome, so I play it up to balance out the rest
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    I work out for:

    Long term - health reasons
    Short term- to look sexy

    There are many other reasons but those reasons can be categorized under the above two.

    Oddly enough though working out is initially about looking sexy for attraction purposes when you start working out it becomes about looking sexy for oneself.
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