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  • What's your exercise routine?

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    27 posts, 15 voices, 1316 views, started Aug 18, 2010

    Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 by Cynthia Schmidt

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      I’m wondering what others do for exercise. And also if you tend to do the same thing all the time or mix it up with different things? I’ve been hearing a lot about the concept of confusing the muscles and changing exercise to get past plateaus and speed up the metabolism.

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          Suzann wrote Aug 18, 2010
        • I’ve heard of mixing up the exercises, too. It makes sense. However, I haven’t done that yet - I do the same stuff all the time. Mostly it’s yoga every other day (I have 2 yoga programs which I alternate, so maybe that counts as mixing up the exercises), and walk or do calisthenics on the other days.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 18, 2010
        • My husband does the exact same workout each and every time. I notice that his weight never changes much but, as he’s gotten older, he’s put on some weight that he’s struggling with. For me, I just get bored with the same thing all the time. I like to try new exercises to challenge and push myself a little.



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          Jo46 wrote Aug 18, 2010
        • Started back up with kickboxing and hope to do it at least 3x a week like before.  I also bike and/or take a walk whenever!  Having my 8 year old does keep me moving!



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          Irina Hurme wrote Sep 22, 2010
        • I jog two/three times a week, then I work out at gym two/three times a week and once a week I have figure skating lesson. I varie jogging routes time to time, I’ll get bored if jog the same loop two month in a row...



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          Rose Nino wrote Sep 22, 2010
        • Lots of variety here everyone! I hear the same thing and like you Cynthia, I get bored. So I always alternate my workouts. I run, jump rope, kettle bells, weights, cardio machine, yoga...I always just do whatever I’m in the mood for. Yet, I mix it up on purpose. Of course, it helps that I use my nutritional cleansing system or I’d be stuck in a rut and have to be working out too hard like I did prior to. So now that my metabolism works, I don’t have to work out for 2 hrs or even one hr like before. My routines are normally 30-45 min, 3 times a week. ANd that works just fine...for me.

          estaticheart



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          Max0125 wrote Sep 22, 2010
        • I tend to mix things up. I always do some component of cardio, usually the eliptical. I am now alternating pilates, yoga and weightlifting. I would like to take up kickboxing as well.

          Mary



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          Mary Clark wrote Sep 22, 2010
        • Right now...my exercise routine consist of the mere bit of walking to and from my car..where ever I’m going...and around me house...but all of that is about to change drastically..



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          Linni wrote Sep 22, 2010
        • not alot! lol



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          Connie Wray wrote Sep 22, 2010
        • I try to walk 4 miles as many days as I can.I don’t feel right if I don’t. I never knew I could get into walking this way. My sister is 62 and works for a gym specifically for 40 year olds and up. She agrees about mixing it up but she tells me that means cardio 3-4 times and weight the other days.I know I should do weights and I made my own out of milk jugs. But,being a creature of habit, I don’t feel like getting into learning something new. Did you know that doctors are sending older people to the gym to relearn balance? My sister has several octagenarians.Her first day with them she tells them to throw away there grabber tools. Next she tells them they WILL be getting up and down on the floor.My balance is bad NOW! So I got a ball. I fell off it  and never got back on... I’m in BIG trouble here ladies!



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          Rose Nino wrote Sep 22, 2010
        • @Connie. It takes practice with the ball. I slipped a few times the first time I ever tried it. But it is a great way to get an amazing ab workout, pushups, and upper body workout with light weights. But it does take practice. WOW...I’m still blown away by your 4 mile walks. .  

          Hugz estaticheart



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 9, 2010
        • This morning I ran/walked 6.1 miles on my treadmill. I’m mixing up my running between flat on the treadmill, slow, fast, long distance, short distance, running outside to incorporate hills. I want to be ready for anything when I do a 10K after my 50th birthday.



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          Needsomecarbs wrote Jan 3, 2011
        • Hope you are still on track!  Last June/July I started P90X and after just three weeks felt so much better, had energy, noticed my body changing, etc.  Then working on our yard, strained my back :(  I have since put on a few more pounds and am getting ready to start that program again!  It works in the same way...tricking your muscles, changing up every day...I think as long as you stick with it, most exercise programs will work.

          Good luck to you!



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          Connie Wray wrote Jan 4, 2011
        • I’ve had a set back. If I walk on my road to the right a dog comes after my dog and I. Now we walk to the left and new people moved into a ramshackel trailer with 3 dogs. Last friday they rushed my dog and attacked.( the dogs that is). I picked up my little guy and one of the dogs got hold of his tail trying to pull him out of my arms. I was screaming my lungs out and nobody came to help! I went up to the closest house,rang the bell,pounded on the door and screamed for help. A man finally opened the door and told me he didn’t see the dogs now so I’d probably be ok to go. In the mean time my sister was outside almost a mile away and heard me. She drove up to find me and those dogs were still there waiting. I called animal controll. They went to the owners house and warned them about the leash law even in the country.That was 12/31 and yesterday my sister told me one of the dogs was loose when she walked her pittbull. The dog was barking at my sister Linda’s pitt until the pit barked and then the lone dog ran off. I am TERRIFIED to walk!!I’m staying on the property which is all steep hills. I am not doing as much milage and may start working out inside. Any ideas? Connie



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 4, 2011
        • Even tho I have slowed it down the last couple months I do weights 3 x’s a week and card at least 3 x’s a week.  With a splash of yoga thrown in here and there.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 4, 2011
        • Connie that is so sad!  Well obviously your safety comes first. I hate the thought but you could use pepper spray on the dogs or one of those bull horn things. They may help!

          Otherwise you will need to work out in your house. If you have no equipment go to spark people.com they have all kinds of workouts there you can follow. Running/walking in place to either music or the tv always works too. I will do that but usually only 10 minutes at a time cuz I get bored.

          I hope this helps!



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          Connie Wray wrote Jan 4, 2011
        • Vikki, thanx good idea thanx for the web site if anyone has sites I could use please let me know. My sister was going to get me wasp spray cuz it shoots farther away so they don’t get as close as pepper spray.That would cause slow death! I would rather never walk again than hurt a dog who is just being a dog. However I have this fantasy of going to the owners door and spraying HIM! After all it’s his fault for not watching the dogs and controlling them.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 4, 2011
        • Well actually it’s kind of cruel to the dogs to just let them wander. They could get hurt!



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          Connie Wray wrote Jan 4, 2011
        • You‘re right! People here consider dogs and cats as livestock that don’t belong inside! The house I went to during the attack keeps a boston terrier out side year round!! They have a small igloo dog house in a fenced in area with a heat lamp. This breed has very short fur!! It angers me they treat animals so badly. I’d like input on an idea I have. I want to write a letter to the owner of the 3 dogs and let him know how traumitized I am and how I depend on walking dailey then ask him to please keep all dogs in his fenced in back yard. Also give him my phone # if he has a comment. What do ya’ll think? I’m going to try that web sight now,thnx,C



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          Cathie Beck wrote Jan 4, 2011
        • Connie, my animals are fenced in the extra large yard and my dog will harassed people walking their dogs on the trail now that’s a good 20 ft from the fence after a dog not on a leash, came to the fence trying to fight with him through the fence every day for over a month last summer. I kept hollaring over the racket to put her dog on a leash, there’s strict leash laws here in California! My dog is now narotic and gets called inside when he goes ballistic. He is otherwise a very sweet dog. My wolf dog (70% wolf) is much more mellow and doesn’t go looney. Don’t write that neighbor until you find out the leash laws in your city and area are. It is better to know and have the information to alert the animal control to the problem if he doesn’t keep control of his animals. There may be other complaints on file for his dogs.  

          All the best to you!  

          Cathie



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          Connie Wray wrote Jan 4, 2011
        • Cathie, The man from animal cotrol went to the house and told him there’s a leash law here even in our country setting. He told the guy there’s a $500 fine. My sister said the one dog was alone and didn’t leave it’s property. I walked today but not close to that area. I started down my long driveway and Tiger Cub kept stopping and pulling me toward the road. Poor baby doesn’t understand. Until I get protection that’s the way it has to be. C



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 4, 2011
        • Connie I’m so sorry you’ve been attcked by dogs in your neighborhood. I had a heeler years ago and she was attacked by a rottweiler right in our own yard. The owner had her other Rot on a leash and couldn’t control her dogs. If she’d let go both would have attacked and it would have been a blood bath. I know it’s not the smartest thing to do but I got in between them and took the bite - my dog was not even a year old and I couldn’t let her get hurt like that.

          I called animal control but really I was afraid to ever walk along my street or have my dog out in my yard with me again. I took her to another place for our morning walks. The incident was too traumatizing.

          Thanks for the comments on my training regimen. I’m still on track. I hiked 11 miles at high altitude over the weekend for some hemoglobin building. And I’m up to 8 miles in my running. I plan to do 9 as soon as this big honkin’ blister on my foot heals! I’ve been on the stationary bike the last couple of days because I can’t put on a running shoe.



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          Connie Wray wrote Jan 4, 2011
        • I was never allowed to run as a child cuz of asthma.(still have it.) I still get panicked when I get winded.I wish I could run so I can get my 4 miles done faster LOL. I really enjoy my walks. I take 2 or more hours to complete the walk cuz I love going down to this babbling brook along the way. I stop and watch wild life and sometimes hike up my short stack mountain to take the faster way home. I gotta say,Choc, you‘re my hero keep up the good work. When I grow up I want to be like you! C



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          Connie Wray wrote Jan 5, 2011
        • Eva, Thnx for the in put! I am looking into an eliptical.But there’s a place here in town that has all the equipment and a pool with classes. So I have great options. I just lllooovve the outdoors. My walk is uphill and my legs are very muscular. I lost 20 plus #. I have video’s but they‘re boring. So I can use them also. Take care, keep up the good fight!(against fat)lol. C



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