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  • What is your excercise routine?

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    63 posts, 47 voices, 3394 views, started Oct 28, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 by Fab40




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      Do you work out several times a week? In/out of a gym?  Are you a morning or evening exercise type.  I find that if I don’t work out at least 2 times a week my back and knees start to hurt.  While I am a member of a gym, I find it difficult to feel comfortable there unless I am with a friend.  Perhaps as I lose more I will feel more comfortable with it.  I work out when my schedule allows which is usually evening.  I am not a great morning person at all! I want to hear what works for you and what exercises or machines you can’t live without.

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          Michelle Rowe wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • I love going to the gym and participating in spin classes. If I don’t get to the gym first thing in the morning, chances are I will not make it there. Exercising first thing in the morning is a great way to jump start your metabolism. Are you a member of a women’s gym? I say, don’t worry about going alone. Who cares how you look? What is important is that you are there making a difference in your life! Get to the gym tomorrow morning, girl!



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • teeky3-thanks for making me laugh, girl!

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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • Teeky...that is too funny....

          Guess what I did today?  My boss who is a very good friend of mine as well and I....went to JoAnn’s today getting some things we needed for card making and scrapbooking.  She just lost her father last Friday and buried him MOnday.  So she has been under a bit of stress lately.  We went by Olive Garden to pick up their large salad and breadsticks for her dinner.  I was buying for some of her co-workers and then we went to Fresh Market to pick up some steaks for their dinner too.  From Olive Garden to the Fresh Market which is on the same street...we both ate two HOT breadsticks a piece.  Then when we left the FM..we ate the last two.  Six come in a package.
          Oh my gosh...they were sooooo good.  It was awful....we te 6 beadsticks between the two of us in a matter of minutes.  How sick is that?  I got my exercise walking into Olive Gardn and Fresh Market....whoooaaaaa what a work out!!



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          Rose Nino wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • Hi,  

          I’ve been going to the gym and taking Zumba classes! Zumba is a great aerobic workout. It’s a combination of salsa, merenque dance classes that really doesn’t feel like a workout. But the calories you can burn are lots. That along with my nutritional cleansing program (I released 7 lbs, 8 1/2 inches in the first few days and 2 dress sizes shortly after) are my basic routines. Cleansing helps get rid of cravings and give your metabolism the kick it needs so for me it’s a win, win. I kinda do both, sometimes I go first thing in the morning and sometimes I go in the evening. It’s a women’s gym so everyone feels really comfortable.



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          Darla5 wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • Lynn,

          Does typing count as exercise?? I have done alot of that since I found this site. After a while my fingers need a rest. HUMMMMMMM. Wonder how many calories I have burned :)



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          Daphne wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • I lift the lid to my laptop several times/day and dance my fingers across the keyboard for hours on end.



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          Sharon101 wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • I practice martial arts (karate, tai chi and aikido), usually 3 times a week.  Since I broke my toe I am not able to get much cardio by doing anything, I have to be very careful when I train and I can’t run yet, but I’ve started taking short walks again.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • You guys are a hoot! Mary, don’t let the breadsticks get you down. Get back on that wagon girl! :) At least you got salad and not lasagna. :D
          I am ashamed to say that as much as I preach health and fat loss, I am not a good exerciser. I need social exercise, and at the moment our schedule doesn’t allow for me to carve that time out of our evenings. I am fairly active on the farm, and the new horses are burning a few more calories.
          I am excited to say though that I am burning off the fat anyway! Our company just released a new patented peptide product designed to help your body burn fat instead of muscle. I am going to have to check out vigirl’s products. I didn’t know we had any competition. LOL They did a double blind placebo study with Osolean (oh, so lean) and found that the placebo group lost 50% fat, 50% muscle whereas the Osolean users lost 100% fat.
          I have lost almost 7 inches in my waist area since I started on the Osolean the beginning of October. If I were just starting to lose, that wouldn’t be so impressive to me. However, I have been working at it for a year - have lost over 40 lbs using our Glycolean system, but the tummy tub wasn’t budging. Now, if I had been exercising.... but I wasn’t, so when the Osolean came out in Sept I jumped on it and am ecstatic with the results. I get to go to Cancun next week with an almost flat tummy (it is flat if I suck it in. LOL) I was a 14 when I started last Nov, now I am a six. I didn’t think I’d ever get past an 8 again! When you have given birth to 12 babies, there are things you decide won’t ever look the same. I am happy to say, I am just an inch and a half away from my first pre-pregnancy waist measurement - 21 years ago!

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          Dee Dee
          who gets lots of finger exercise too. :) Here’s a tip for all of us addicts. You can learn to multi-task and exercise while you type. You can tighten your abs, your gluts, and do leg lifts. Not much cardio there, but at least you are giving your muscles something to do. :P


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          Gina Venturini wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • I go back and forth between the gym and working out outside.
          Right now my workout consist of walking my dogs 3-4 miles about 4-5 times a week.

          If I do go to the gym, I use the elyptical machines for cardio, lift weights and then go and sit in the Sauna for awhile.  

          My job is teaching music to small children so I am constantly going up and down getting different instruments plus we dance in class.  

          I’m trying to get these last 20 lbs off.



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          Marybeth Pitner wrote Nov 3, 2008
        • I try to exercise 3-4 times a week.  I go to Curves and I love it!!  My schedule doesn’t always allow me to go but I try to as much as I can.  It’s a great pick me up when I need it too.



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 3, 2008
        • Does getting out of bed count ?



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          Barb002 wrote Nov 3, 2008
        • I go to the gym every morning not because I want too because I have to. I work out for an hour come home run 3.7 miles and bike for an hour...

          Well I will tell you I have lost 18 pounds 8 more to go and I will be what I was when i fist got married...

          I really have noticed that since I have become this age I feel like no 26 year old can hold a candle to us older woman.
          I wanted to be down this weight for such a long time but with the kids and the moves it became so hard...

          Also living in Texas it makes it easy to work out because of the weather..When I lived in the east coast I really could only do the gym. I could not workout outside...

          I really does kick my ass...oops did I say that?????



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          Tracie08 wrote Nov 3, 2008
        • I do a fast walk on the treadmill 4 days a week in the morning, followed by stretching.  I have noticed alot less lower back pain since I started doing this consistently.  I have lost weight and feel much better.  The other thing that has really helped me is cutting down on portion sizes with meals and snacks, it is not always what you eat it is how much of it you eat.  It really does make a difference. Use small bowls for ice cream and snacks, determine your portion before you start eating.



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          Barb002 wrote Nov 3, 2008
        • Well I work out 6 days a week..I do 350 sit ups a day..I do my buns 150...And I probably burn about any where from 800 to 1000 cal...It’s really hard to stay focus everyday...Especially when that time of the month comes..This is probably next to moving the hardest thing I have done. I have always loved to workout..But to drop all this weight has been so hard.



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 3, 2008
        • barb002-I would love to see your abs!! And, your buns. Just kidding! tee hee hee!



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          Inakika wrote Nov 4, 2008
        • First, I glance over at the treadmill. Damn, it’s still there! Then I contemplate getting on it. Then I notice my computer is on and Fab40 is on the screen, so off I go to chat!



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          Mztracy wrote Nov 4, 2008
        • I use my motorized pedaler 30 mins a day to keep my legs from atropphy-ing. Not sure that is a word, lol

          I have 2 and 3 pound hand weights to help keep my arms strentghened.  

          I do yoga for MS to keep balance. It’s a gr8 dvd. Went to yoga for ms classes with the best instructor and got to go to a class with eric small. It was so cool!



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 4, 2008
        • mrslorid- you are an animal. A true gym rat! You must be in phenomenal shape!



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          Kristine McDavid wrote Nov 4, 2008
        • I work out with a trainer 3 times a week, go to a boot camp on Saturday, play coed basketball on Tuesdays, and ride the bike in the gym maybe one other time during the week for about 10 miles.  You would think I was in great shape but I love to eat to much.  I had a boss who once said I eat like and adolescent boy.



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          Magsmac wrote Nov 4, 2008
        • I go to reformer pilates 3 days a week, M.W.F., go to gym on tues and thurs, run for an hour and do weights, then stretch..was out of action for over a week with my back and heading to new york tomorrow with my son for a couple days so i guess i will have some extra hard work to do when i get back!! there is a gym in the hotel we are staying and have good intentions but think if im been honest its not going to happen!! no bother, will concentrate on it when i get back, will enjoy time with my teenager as it is short lived and not all that often they want to be seen with their parents!!



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          Djh wrote Dec 31, 2008
        • I am just beginning the Body-for-Life Program (again).  This time its going to stick.



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          Tuliplady wrote Dec 31, 2008
        • I get up from my knitting or my computer to waddle to the frig.  Then I let the dogs in, then I let the dogs out.  That’s been the sum of my excersise since I’ve been off work.

          I used to walk about 3 miles a day.  Then work hours piled up, walking got boring, had some foot issues.  Just never got back to it.  

          Actually I have started walking again, but not very far.  I live at the top of a hill, so everywhere I go, it’s an uphill walk to get home.  I guess that’s good for me.  

          This week, climbing up and down the ladder has been a pretty good workout.  I’ve been working building a storage area in my attic.  Lugging boxes and boards is good for me too, right?



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          Kmarie wrote Dec 31, 2008
        • I exercise three to four times a week, alternating between morning and evening, but I mainly work out at home, exercise, dance working out with hand wights or just walking. It is hard to fit time in at a gym



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          Vikki Hall wrote Dec 31, 2008
        • I walk a couple of miles a few times a week. Most of the time I like to just take a leisurly stroll thru out the day but I don’t count that.
          I will also be taking belly dancing class starting next week. I play at yoga and pilates. And I do hip hop abs.
          But with all that I still must be doing something wrong.....



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          Kmarie wrote Dec 31, 2008
        • Belly dancing is great. It is one exercise from my youth and young adult life, that I have started back with... It builds great muscle tone and control



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          Nvlady wrote Jan 1, 2009
        • During the week, I walk during my breaks/lunch which usually adds up to over an hour of walking a day. On the weekends, I go to the gym and usually do the ellipse or the treadmill for 45 minutes to an hour.



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          Leadinladytracy wrote Jan 1, 2009
        • I have been thinking how I am going to start back into my workout routine.  

          My plans for the month of January will include Leslie Sansone walk away the pounds 3times per week and Jackie upper workout 3 times per week.

          As I get stronger I will increase the intensity.



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jan 1, 2009
        • Exercise? what is that? Yikes! I am bad...I know I am...I hate exercise....but it is on my agenda starting tomorrow...going to start with walking....



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          UK Girl wrote Jan 1, 2009
        • Don't laugh but I've been out walking very briskly every morning with a tiny dog round our park which is about 3 miles for a full circuit I wear MBT shoes and can't recommend them highly enough as they maintain correct posture and exercise your muscles as you walk
          My friend bought me a Swiss Ball and a DVD which is on top of my wardrobe fully blown up ......... but she also bought me this disc thing you stand on and move side to side on it's great I don't know the name of it but it's helped tighten my waist and helped my back.



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          Doreen XoXo wrote Jan 1, 2009
        • What routine?  Ive been a very bad girl this past year.  I need to step up and keep it up.



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          Lightbringer wrote Jan 1, 2009
        • Ditto to Doreen’s comment.  I used to get up and exercise in the morning before starting the day.  I like to exercise at home with aerobic videos/DVDs and then take the dogs for a walk around the block.  I got out of the habit and now it’s winter and who wants to walk in the cold, wet, snow?!
          Tomorrow’s another day...maybe it will be sunny and warm and I’ll feel like walking!



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          Leadinladytracy wrote Jan 1, 2009
        • There is also a variety of exercise on On Demand for FREE!



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          Lorilyn wrote Jan 1, 2009
        • I run after my 3 1/2 year old boy.Literally RUN!He is a fast little guy.lol.we play.dance,chase each other.It’s not the same as going to a gym,but it’ll have to do until he’s in an organized sport and I can get involved with activities with people my age.maybe speed walk or do volleyball.(or aerobic knitting.lol)



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          Krissey45 wrote Jan 23, 2009
        • I get up at 3am every morning Mon to Fri to work, I get home shortly after 1pm, so around 2pm I force myself to do 50 ab crunches, 35 standing tricep pull ups and 35 tricep push downs on our bowflex then I walk a mile at 3.5 mph on an incline of 7 on the treadmill, do the bowflex again, another mile and the bowflex. I try to do this every day, but most weeks it ends up being 4 times a week, I do make up on the weekends tho and try to do a double work out on either Saturday or Sunday. The biggest thing I’ve learned is that when you are replacing body fat with muscle you will mostly likely not lose any weight as muscle weighs more. If you are patient and keep doing this, you should see results somewhere between 6 and 8 weeks, or so they tell me. I missed it today since I had company after work so tomorrow and Sunday I will double up. Keep it up girls! you‘re an inspiration!



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          Psalmist wrote Jan 23, 2009
        • these days i’m just trying to get my body active again.  going from 60 to 0 can really wear a body down, but going from 0 to 60 is even worse!  right now, since it’s so cold out, i’m doing the stairs, but once i’m over that hump i intend to add dance routines back in the mix after work.  when the weather warms again, then it’s back on the trail after work and around the compound at work during breaks.



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          Sweetnsassy wrote Jan 27, 2009
        • Wow!  You ladies are inspiring to say the least.  I just started back on the ‘ole treadmill this morning. I was walking/running for 30 minutes every morning last year and saw NO results.  Since I’m not a morning person I said what the heck and decided to start sleeping in again.  

          I will be in the “public spotlight” this summer so I’ve got to get off at least 20 lbs. Back on the treadmill for me. I did a 20 minute mile at 7 a.m. this morning—- That’s progress for me!



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          UK Girl wrote Jan 27, 2009
        • 2008 -it was putting the kettle on and emptying the ashtray or going to the shop for ciggies
          2009 is a brisk walk every day round Battersea Park and a small amount of jogging ...



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          Linni wrote Jan 27, 2009
        • none at the moment..

          will have one soon though!



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jan 27, 2009
        • Yoga once or twice a week, for now. Thinking about adding some to the weekend.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 27, 2009
        • I have been consistently doing crunches daily and am up to 150 per day (varied to use different muscles) and have started riding the stationary bike to get into a routine. I got in 4 days this week. When I can hit 5, three weeks in a row, I am going to change it up and do some exercise dvds.
          Muscle not only weighs more than fat, it burns more calories. The average person loses half fat, half lean muscle mass when they are ‘dieting‘. I totally saw that happen with me until I started using a patented peptide product designed to trigger the body to burn fat. Then the fat melted away. Now I have all this saggy baggy skin, so there is no way out but exercise or the knife (which isn’t an option in my mind.)



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          Maria Louise Van Deuson wrote Jan 30, 2009
        • I do killer cardio, weight training, and ballet (4-6 days a week).

          I lost 27 lbs over a 9 month period, and I have 10 more to go (but I’m not worried about it). My MAIN concentration right now is continued conditioning (strength, flexibility, cardio health etc.) The last 10 lbs will come off in their own time.

          Keep up the hard work ladies!



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          Shirlann wrote May 31, 2009
        • I will be back on the treadmill and swimming.



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