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What do you do for exercise?

What's your exercise plan?  Whether it's a heavy weight lifting session with the TV remote (lol) or a grueling 10 mile hike, how do you keep fit?

 

I run, ride horses (which is actually a good workout if you do it right), strength train with a fitness ball and resistance bands. I also like to kayak and hike around as long as it isn't hot and muggy out like today.

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I usually walk for an hour at lunch time, even if my lunch time ends up being a 3pm.  I get in several miles of walking, get outside, and destress from the time at my desk.  However, with a heat index in the 100s this past week I just haven't gotten out as much.  Today it rained midday to just add to the unpleasantness.  (Heck, my office building even feels humid at this point!)

 

I've got a Wii Fit and if I'm working from home sometimes I will walk on that and watch something or listen to a book on my iPhone, but I'd rather be outside if I can.

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lol, I just did a grueling 10 mile hike yesterday (in 100 degree weather!)  and that is most decidedly NOT my normal exercise plan!

 

Between that and my yoga instructor using me as a guinea pig for her moon salutation workshop on Saturday, Everything Hurts.

 

 

Yoga is much more my speed. I try to attend several classes a week.  

 

I also walk with my dogs!  But they are lazy, so we don't often go far Smiley Wink

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If I'm motivated enough to get out of apartment, as in summer/fall, I go on the elliptical/treadmill for 20-40min while listening to pop music.

Otherwise hula hoop or beginner yoga in the apartment.

 

I like watching dance videos, and on rare occasions where I feel inspired, I'll follow along flail my arms around and twirl until I work up a sweat and am thoroughly confused.....then I shower.

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Exercise???


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ok but seriously, i have been really dying to learn horseback riding!  I've gone a couple of times and the trail ride person told me I was a natural.  I just don't really know where to get started, as the few places I've found that teach beginners are all geared towards little girls or parties of little girls.....

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Ah, I want to learn horseback riding, too! There are courses offered but I have to pay hundreds of dollars that I don't have (okay, even if I do, I'm more likely to spend them at Sephora...).

 

It's ok drrragon. If I live near you, I will join you and the group of little girls. It cannot be more embarrassing than when my parents took me to Build-A-Bear to get a college graduation gift. Surprise surprise, I was the only one over age of 5 in there, and the sales lady who put together my bear had me do these sets of prancing around making a wish thing while a dozen toddlers were standing around gawking at me....

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hahahaha your parents took you to Build-a-Bear for graduation?  that's so cute and funny!  hahahaha

 

well if you ever move to the DC area, look me up and we'll join the little girls' pony classes together!  Safety in numbers and all that  Smiley Very Happy

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@drragon and Beautytester-Ask at riding stables if there is someone who will give you private lessons. My instructor is really great, she tailors my lessons to my skill level, so as soon as I am even slightly competent at something, she moves to the next level. That way I (and the horse) don't get bored doing the same old thing and we make incredible progress. It's actually cheaper than group lessons also, since she teaches me stuff, then I practice on my own, so I'm not practicing on her clock. She also gears my lessons for an older body, not some really flexible teen or preteen that can bend over backwards in the saddle and lie on the horse's rump while having feet in the stirrups! I tried that once and didn't come even close to lying flat and the horse turned around and looked at me with a "Whassup" look that was priceless. lol

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I run a lot and some days hate it and some days I love it because I feel so much better after.

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Exercise ugh such a dirty word.... Just kidding um.... what do I do.....????? Well I LOVE spin class love love love it. I hate running but its something that's required in my line of work so I usually try to run at least 3 miles 2-3 times a week. Although sometimes that just doesn't happen. I love any type of cardio class and TRX woohoo if that doesn't make you sore!!! I really wanna try crossfit but it kinda intimidates me. I recently started following a few firness guru blogs and that has been helping me get movitated to workout. If you're looking for something I would recommend looking at bodyrock.com that is a good quick workout all of 12 min or so and all their workouts are free no money and they are good too just try one of thir workouts and you will be able to see for yourself. I don't know about any of you guys but I find myself in a fitness motivation moment that lasts a few months and then...... I loose all that movitation and do nothing for a few wks and then start it all over again. Please tell me I'm not the only one who has this horrible problem.  

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beautytester I literally laughed out loud at my desk reading the second part of your response!  A girl after my own heart!  That's how I feel whenever I try a dance video.  They aren't really my thing but if I feel brave enough I'll try one. 

 

I'm getting back into my workout routine today as a matter of fact.  I try to do free weights 5 times a week with at least 20-30 mins of cardio 5 days a week.  Might not happen this week because I will have to build up my stamina once again. 

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I actually do exercises from Blogilates! I read a fashion blogger mention her, and I love these exercises because they're in video form, and you literally don't have to go anywhere. I just do them at home, and she keeps me disciplined. I just don't do the diet aspect of it, but I love that she looks like someone with curves and muscle, so at least it motivates me to do them 6 days a week each morning to strengthen myself.

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I try to work out at least 4-5 times a week. Usually it's a 20 minute workout. I look for videos on YT and just change it up from time to time. Nothing hardcore or anything that I cant do. I just feel better when I have at least some kind of workout weekly Smiley Happy

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Recently I've just been gymin' it. Not too fun, but it beats getting into the habit of being inactive again. I find that I have SO much more energy when I'm working out. Not to mention the overall muscle toning benefits.

 

At the gym I'll use the elliptical, stair master, fitness ball, balance half ball, leg press, and weights. 

 

When I can't take the gym and/or need a bit more relaxation in my life I'll visit my local yoga studio for an advanced afternoon/evening class.

 

I'm always down for a good walk rather it's a 5k jog or a hike. I usually will take my dogs along with me to kill two birds with one stone; I get to workout and they get to burn off some of their energy Smiley Happy.

 

Sometimes when I'm really busy and only have about 30 minutes to workout I'll just go onto pinterest and do a few of the various fitness routines others have posted. This is a nice option for gals that are pretty busy throughout the day.

Whimsically yours,
Janine

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i do zumba areobics or i walk

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I just restarted Insanity haha. I almost had made it through both months of the program when finals/thesis stuff hit me hard and I had to stop. Now I've got to pick it back up again, hopefully with better results now that Im not stressing out so much.  
Oh Shaun T, how I both love and hate you. 

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Since the weather has been so nice, I've been taking a lot of walks with my girls.  The other day, I went on a 6am hike with my mom at Mission Peak in Fremont.  3 miles up, 3 miles down.  Great way to start our day!

 

xo, Mia

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I love to walk.  Right now I'm doing even more than usual because I'm recovering from surgery and they told me the more I walk the faster I'll heal.  So I'm taking 6 or so 20min walk a day and one 40 minute one.  

 

When I'm not recovering from surgery I have two different exercises.  Four or five times a week I go walking for about 40min and then once or twice a week I go to the gym and do 30min on the treadmill or bike and then a weight routine prescribed by my physical therapists when i was having back problems.

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I'm an RN.  Yep, that's self-explanatory, right?

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I hate to admit it but I'm a former gym junkie. Before I worked at Sephora I was a freelance makeup artist/specialty artist so my main exercise was standing all day and running around the bay area to different counters or paties! Once the economy started dropping it was a whole other story- With the lack of work and hours around I spent my days at the gym about 5 days a week for 2 or more hours. Cardio and weight training were my favorites!

 

I don't have much time now but am just starting the training for a 5k which I'm doing in exactly a month from today! I'd hate to have to speed walk or even WALK it so I'm pushing myself to just try and do my best.  Other than the gym I used to take dance classes (bellydancing is my specialty!) and now I have a dog to walk- being only 7 pounds he gets tired a little easier but I remember how my bigger dogs would take me on neverending walks for ages! Smiley Happy When I have a chance I also LOVE to play Just Dance and the MJ Experience- I don't even realize how much I'm burning but it's fun trying to copy the moves.

 

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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I like to play Dance Dance Revolution or In the Groove to pretend I'm playing a game and not doing any exercise, but it works well for me! Just not around my husband because he's too good at it and I feel pathetic! 

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@diana- My giant long legged dog gives me a workout when I take him for a walk if he's actually interested in going someplace (he mostly just sniffs around). His fast walk is a flat out run for me!

 

 

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@dianabt- I don't think that it was bad to be a gym junkie at least you were doing something good for you in all that extra time.

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I love going on hikes.  Just this weekend, my friends and I hiked through Mt. Tamalpais.  It was nice to be out in the wilderness with fresh air!  I also have the Bar Method workout DVD that I need to start doing more consistently.  Smiley Happy -Laura

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