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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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What kind and how often do you exercise. I would be interested if you would state your age, sex and what exercises you do each day.

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Monday - walk 3 miles in am, gym work one hour, walk 3 miles pm
Tuesday - walk 3 miles in am, bicycle 25 - 40 miles, walk 3 miles pm
Wednesday - walk 3 miles in am, gym work one hour, walk 3 miles pm
Thursday - walk 3 miles in am, bicycle 25 - 40 miles, walk 3 miles pm
Friday - walk 3 miles in am, gym work one hour, walk 3 miles pm
Saturday - walk 3 miles am, bicycle 25 - 40 miles, walk 3 miles pm
Sunday - walk 3 miles am, bicycle 25 - 40 miles, walk 3 miles pm
I try and throw in a moderate hike every couple of weeks if I can too.

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Tuesday and Thursday I do the eliptical's for 1/2 hour then do some ab, arms, and legs if I feel like it. Might go on a walk in the neighborhood at night on occasion.

Sunday, I play volleyball...it's extensive enough that I call it excersize!

I don't think anyone can top your work out though....why do you work out so much? Are you in training for something?
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About the only thing I am training for is - life. I just see to many people my age or younger who have not taken care of themselves and find themselves at the doctor constantly. I know I feel a lot better and look better when I exercise. I also try and eat well, I figure what fuel you put in your body makes a big difference also. I think our bodies are like cars, if you put crummy fuel in them, they won't run as well but if you keep them tuned up they will last a lot longer.

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Re: Exercise

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What kind and how often do you exercise. I would be interested if you would state your age, sex and what exercises you do each day.

Here's me:
Age 56
Female
Monday - walk 3 miles in am, gym work one hour, walk 3 miles pm
Tuesday - walk 3 miles in am, bicycle 25 - 40 miles, walk 3 miles pm
Wednesday - walk 3 miles in am, gym work one hour, walk 3 miles pm
Thursday - walk 3 miles in am, bicycle 25 - 40 miles, walk 3 miles pm
Friday - walk 3 miles in am, gym work one hour, walk 3 miles pm
Saturday - walk 3 miles am, bicycle 25 - 40 miles, walk 3 miles pm
Sunday - walk 3 miles am, bicycle 25 - 40 miles, walk 3 miles pm
I try and throw in a moderate hike every couple of weeks if I can too.
Holy crap! 1 of your weeks = 1 of my months.

I walk about 4 miles 4 times a week, and try to do some on the weekend.

The minimum most people should do (according to the British Heart Foundation) is 30 mins BRISK walk or enough to raise your heart-rate to a constant level 3-4 times a week.
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I am overweight, and it's hard to find the motivation to go out in public and exercise. It's embarrassing. But I do get a fair amount of activity; much to my surprise, I'm in excellent health. I see the doctor very rarely and get ill perhaps once a year. My blood pressure, as of a few months ago, was 90/70. I do have to be careful, however, as I have recurring tendonitis in both elbows, and I have a dodgy knee.

Anyway, here's my activity schedule:

Tuesday: Two solid hours of walking/jogging with kids and ponies at the barn, one hour of moderate-intensity riding (yay for sweating and panting!), often concludes with one hour walking as I turn out horses
Thursday: Three hours of walking/jogging at the barn, one hour of light riding, often concludes with turnout
Saturday: Three hours of walking/jogging, one hour light riding, often concludes with turnout
Sunday (not every, but many): One hour walking as I bring horses in, two hours walking as I feed/water, thirty minutes walking/hauling water buckets (which are obscenely heavy, surprisingly enough).

Wow... when I write it all down, I don't feel quite so bad about myself. None of it is deliberately structured exercise, but all of it is fairly intense. If I measured it in miles, I'd probably be shocked at the ground I cover.
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Monday: sit
Tuesday: sit
Wednesday: sit
Thursday: sit
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: walk about ten miles, lift probably 30,000 or more pounds of bags in the blazing hot sun in up to 110 degree weather for twelve hours per day


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I know when my husband first approached me about joining a gym, I said no, I didn't want to be seen in public. I had been doing some weights on my own at home, but not to the intensity I do now. It finally took him two years to convince me to just go into the gym and look around. Come to find out that there are people there from A to Z, all shapes and sizes. Don't feel bad about being in public and exercising. Every time I see someone out there doing something, I'm thinking - good for them for doing what they can! I have even heard of one woman who was so overweight she would only go to a cemetery to walk around. It was quiet and no people around, she ended up losing quite a bit of weight that way. If you find an activity you really can enjoy outside -- go for it, don't let other people hold you back. I just try and think "I will probably never see that person again, so who cares what they think".

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WOW, just reading that exercise routine made me tired. I want to try a yoga class, but I am inherently lazy and have not made the step to even find one.


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I jump to conclusions quite often, I rush to the fridge every commercial to see if something has magically appeared since my last trip, I climb the walls daily with these wild little twins, I sometimes rush to judgment, I go out of my mind a couple times a week (not too sure how far that is), and, just for good measure, I have been known to take a walk on the wild side.

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Re: Exercise

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exercise.
What a horrible thought!

Mind you, I'm supposed to be in training for a half marathon.

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