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  • How to find Fitness time

    12 posts, 10 voices, 929 views, started Apr 12, 2009

    Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2009 by Patik3

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    • Amethyst
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      I am really ready to drop the weight that I’ve gained over the past 3 yrs. I have made the commiment to overhaul my eating style, but after commuting 80 miles a day, 5 days a week for my job, then trying to fit in housework, food shopping,laundry,paying bills AND a few hours of “Me time” I find that I havent been able to fit in the exercise that I need. Is anyone else finding this a challange and how are you meeting that challange?



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          Smiley1962 wrote Apr 16, 2009
        • I am very lucky.  My husband works nights and I work days.  My commute is not far.  When I was diagnosed as a diabetic at that time I decided I had to come first.  So I started out exercising 15 minutes 3 times a week.  Now 2 years later and 53 pounds lighter, I exercise every day.  I exercise anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Usually I am walking outside with a friend or my dog.  Then I alternate and do the elipitcal machine and weight machine which I have in my house.  So it is convenient.  What I have found is that you have to mentally be ready to lose the weight and change your lifestyle.  You have to make yourself the #1 priority.  At first it was hard, but then I decided my life was #1 and being alive was the most important thing.  Good Luck to you, and once you start you will see how easy it will be, just take one day at a time.  Good Luck to you!  Angie (Smiley1962)



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          Jo46 wrote Apr 16, 2009
        • Buy yourself a pedometer, with a goal of trying to walk 10,000 steps a day.  Track this everyday.  Once you see how challenging this is, it will hopefully inspire you to “get moving“.  There is no other way around getting the weight off and keeping it off.  A half hour everyday of a good cardio walk WILL WORK!  PERSERVERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  IVEST IN YOURSELF!!!!!! YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!  DON“T WAIT UNTILL SOMETHING HAPPENS...IT WILL BE THAT MUCH HARDER!  START TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1



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          Smiley1962 wrote Apr 16, 2009
        • I love my pedometer.  It keeps me on track with how far and fast I need to walk and keeps me challenged.



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          Kmarie wrote Apr 16, 2009
        • I am struggling to find time like you are. My schedule has no regular pattern so it is hard to get a routine and stick with it. So I am not. What I am doing is exercising for 90 days in row. Each day any form pf exercise for any time lenghth. Some days it is aerobics, other days Belly dancing, other days yard work, heavey cleaning. it all depends, some days a combination of it all



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          Smiley1962 wrote Apr 16, 2009
        • Kmarie that is great.  As long as you are able to do some type of exercise - great job - keep up the good work!  Angie



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          Monkish wrote Jun 17, 2009
        • My husband started being my personal trainer.  It only takes us about 30 minutes to go throw all the machines and some weights.  This is not much time.  Scheduling and commitment are the key.  Have someone do it with you.  I use to jog at lunch with a friend.  We were perfect for each other.  I pushed her to go and she pushed me to do more once we got out there.
          My husband always exercise so having him their makes it a lot easier.
          BTW we had a shower at work.



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          Dalia Spurgeon wrote Jun 17, 2009
        • My advise to you is to plan ahead, it sound difficult but I have notice that if the night before I pull my agenda or a notebook what ever you may have handy and write it down and actually plan my day with the goal to workout the following day, I get it done.   I am a morning person so for me, works best If workout even 30-45 minutes 3 times a day, and please don’t get me wrong I am not a fan of exercise but I can walk for 30-45 minutes a fast walk to get your heart pumping or I can follow a workout video for 30 minutes it all depends on the way you fill, start slow and just be consistent.



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          Iris Feinberg wrote Aug 25, 2009
        • my 3 college aged kids were in and out of our house all summer along with my youngest, a 10th grader.  i lost track of MY schedule because I wanted to be there for them when they were looking for me...which was sometimes a lot less often and sometimes a lot more often than i thought!!   i lost track of my routine, and going to work out became a chore.

          no more whining!  everyone’s left and the youngest starts school today.  dogs to the vet at 830, off to the pool for a quick swim, then pilates.

          no more excuses!  my cholesterol and BP have been slowly creeping up (still in healthy range, but creeping up), and i dont want to wake up in 5 years with horrible numbers and health and go “oh sh*t, I could have done something about this!”  

          it’s time.  i can do this.  and if i can do this, so can you.
          PS - i hate to exercise.  just in case you needed to know that im not a fitness nut happy



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          Robin Clark wrote Aug 26, 2009
        • I think I will have to start taking the advice that you have given about getting out and walking.  I am on my feet for 8 hours a day at work.  You would think I would be skin and bones but that is not true. I stand 5ft and am over weight for my height.  I have had to kids years ago and have not been able to get rid of the after math from that and I have tried I don’t know how many diets out there. I just can’t get the weight off.



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          Kristinw wrote Sep 4, 2009
        • The only way I have been able to go to the gym lately is at 5 a.m.! The gym is so crowded the rest of the time that I have no desire to be there. I need to figure something else out or I’ll never lose weight.



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          Justme68 wrote Sep 9, 2009
        • Does a step counter work when using an eliptical machine?



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