Research shows that when people exercise to burn calories or lose weight, they hate it so much they tend to eat more to compensate. Try finding activities that you love and pushing yourself only as far as is still pleasurable. For example, I really do love running, and weight lifting with my trainer, and I feel totally bad ass after a good work out in the gym. In contrast, I hate yoga, so even though people tell me I “should” do it, I just can’t bring my body or mind to that place. I don’t dwell on this as a short coming. If it’s not for me, doing it will bring on more bad than good.