Do you exercise?
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A T-Tapp fan here.
I started this morning the "4-Hour Body" slow carb diet and I am thinking about incorporating kettlebells (as recommended by the author).
@Robin, those kind of comments make me stabby. I remember overhearing someone making fun of someone who was a little heavy running outdoors, "they need to run a little faster" or something like that. I was like "At least they are trying!" Why people have to be such a-holes is beyond me.
Yes. I do a little bit of everything. Treadmill, stationary bike, Pilates, Bikram yoga, weight lifting and I have a ton of DVD's I rotate through to not get bored. There are definitely things I enjoy more than others but I've never finished a workout and regretted it.
Thanks Agent**It! I've got next to no debt and do live within my means…I just have to do some major downsizing!
@Sashajames2 – stick with it. It will get better. And remember not to overdo it when you are just starting out. I recommend using a Couch to 5k app. I did that a couple of years ago and had good results with it.
dbfreak, live below your financial means, pay off debt, downsize everything and you'll be raring to go. Seriously.
Thanks to so many of you with the advice about the PF! Going through a little bout right now, and after reading here, I am blaming it on a Sat spent walking in my high top Chucks. I can handle many different things about getting older, but it means I can't wear the shoes I have been wearing for 30 years? Me and Father Time are in for a big fight….
@bella – I wouldn't wanna meet you in a dark alley! Wow Krav Maga is intense!
Me, too!! I just ran my second half last weekend. I plan to run a full before the end of this year. A girlfriend of mine just ran the Goofy Challenge (a half on Saturday and a full on Sunday), which is awesome – but I'm not trying to kill myself! After I put a check next to 24.1, I don't have anything else to prove! 🙂
I have plantars too. I just run through it. Got some inserts. Tried to take time off and it didn't change.
I row…the water is my happy place. I also walk a couple of mile every day (to and from the park and ride) and I try to swim at least 5 miles a week. In the summers I paddle-board and sometimes windsurf. Sensing a theme? I probably should have been born a fish…or mermaid! 😉
Did you have a hard time starting p90? I watch the commercials and they intimidate me. I'm not out of shape by any means but wow they are really moving fast!
Thanks. I was laid off in November so, I don't really want to spend the $ on a doctor visit. I'm gonna take it easy for a couple of weeks but I can't take a brake from the 2 year old. Wish me luck.
Gayeld, I have flat feet & have orthotics. I wear them in my gym shoes but don't want to have to wear them everyday. I bought these sandals from Merrell & they are designed for women do the foot doesn't roll. They are so comfy, highly recommended.
Lucas, I go to the gym, have a personal trainer, do line dancing, clean the house, am up & down a flight of stairs at work, and I too am fat, but fit and healthy, has to count right?
Yup – I've started doing it more often since my failed attempt to quit smoking.
I can't wait to exercise again. 37.5 weeks preggo, tired and achy! Love to feel fit, looking forward it.
Curves! It is so much fun, I go an hour instead of the typical 30 mins. It's resistance so it never gets too easy. I lost 60 lbs and had a ball doing it.
In one of my yoga classes we do a keigel exercise men supposedly have them too just in the pelvic area. Every time we do it the class gets the giggles- the women and men!
*LOL @ FSP* No, no one has MENTIONED it, but we should all be doing it!
Does jumping to conclusions count?
I power walk every where and every day. Im trying so hard to keep my weight down because I used to be obese (174 at only 5"3) but its really difficult. I walk at least 2 miles a day and when the weather is.good I walk.about 6 miles.
Yes! Have to. But I love it. FIT and core classes twice a week, running 3 times a week and yoga twice a week. Love to swim and play squash too just don't on my reg rotation. Ran my first half marathon two years ago and my first spartan race last year training for both of those now. I broke my back in '06 they said I'd never run on pavement again. Two rods and 6 years later doing great never limit yourself! You'd be surprised what you can do!
Good for you!
I have been lifting weights on and off for about 10 years. Got the running bug at the 1st of the year but my knee has been acting up. If anyone has any advice please pass it along. Now it hurts when I take off after my 2 year old. I am envious of all of the marathoners out there. HELP PLEASE!
Started running 4 days ago, my muscles are super sore. Both with long limbs and was the skinny kid all my life, then I hit my mid 30s and noticed I had piled on. So we will see how long my new health kick lasts.
WOW! You guys are a fit bunch! I wish I joined the party a little earlier so I could ask for some advice and motivational tips. I've never exercised as I've always been petite (and really lazy) but I'm turning 27 this year, refuse to give up the weekly boozing (beer – worst choice, I know), and need to start toning up before I turn into a whale 🙁
I went through the Insanity program last year and lost 35lbs in 2 months. It was brutal but I felt great every day when I was finished. I was in the best shape of my life but a little too skinny. Still go at it 2-4 days per week, but I have gained about 15lbs back thanks to my dedication to 12oz curls.
I walk 6 miles 5 days a week.
@FSP – I do that, too. Followed by grip tests. ;P
Nobody's mentioned kegeling?
High intensity interval training. Really quick to do, raises your aerobic capacity, reduces fatty deposits on internal organs so is helpful for anyone with diabetes or suchlike. I have spinal damage from a car crash and can't do certain exercises so this suits me perfectly.
I have a PT session twice a week, playtime at Zumba once a week and try to run twice a week. I put on about 15kg after high school so I'm trying to get back to a size 10. Ive lost half of it in 3 months! And I'm playin netball again this year, yayyyyy!
YesI loveit it keeps me sane, and along the way I have met some awesome people.
I ran my first marathon last year – it was a long way… so this year i'm running my first ultra marathon at 50k… just for the experience of finishing !
My preference is half marathons which I will keep doing for as long as I can.
I've been exercising for as long as I can remember. I walk at least four miles a day (can't run because of bad knees). I just started working out with kettlebells and they are awesome; I highly recommend them to everyone. I also do yoga, Bar Method, The Firm, and many more DVDs.
I bike 2 miles to/from work everyday and do CrossFit 3-4 times a week. Try to fit in yoga 1 day a week but sometimes I get too busy. I also go on a 6-10 mile run at least every two weeks. Love it!
I was bored senseless by Metamorphosis (I had the hipcentric version).
Every morning for 40 minutes, right before I log in to read CDAN!
@Gayeld & VIP – Oh yeah! Chaco makes flip flops w/arch support. That's what I have 🙂
@Gayeld I'm no podiatrist, but have you tried Haflingers? I don't have PF, but I have high arches (my ex-bf used to mock my "Barbie feet." Like that's a bad thing?). When I moved into my current place with hardwood floors after growing up with carpet, I found that it hurt my feet to walk on then. I some cute Haflinger slippers from Amazon and my feet haven't hurt since! Also gave a couple pairs to friends this Christmas, and they are now just as obsessed! Amazon had a ton of different styles for every personality 🙂
Three walks with the dog every day (weather permitting) plus yoga at home, plus the treadmill and weights at the gym at least a couple of times a week.
Enty, you should take a hint from your readers!