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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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Yay a fellow yogi!  I'm just about up to a headstand & can do a side crow Smiley Happy  I also just mastered a bird of paradise, which was a HUGE accomplishment for me!

 

xo, Mia

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I used to run, 5 days a week, 3.1 miles a day.  When I did I was thin and could eat most of what I wanted.  IT Band problems caused me to stop, my hip hurt to much to run.  I put on 10 lbs when I stopped running.  I need ideas as to a good routine to drop weight at the gym.  Can you lose weight on the elliptical or am I wasting my time?  I don't feel like I am working as hard as when I am running, but it doesn't hurt me like running does.

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Try intervals on the elliptical. The key is to raise your heart rate and lower it down a few times during your workout. 

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Thanks Danny C!  I will try that, its a great idea I didn't think of.

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I too had to quit running (runners knee - just not worth risking moredamage). Switched to P90X and look so much fitter than I ever didwhen running, and I had just finished 3 halfs and was marathon training before I decided running wasn't good for me. P90 versus insanity - insanity was way too intense for me. Lifting won't bulk you up and it really revs your metabolism.

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I get bored easily, so I do a variety of exercises. I run when it's warm (yay It's still in the 70's when the sun is out), but the cold air really zaps my lungs, so I stop running when it chills. I like Jillian Michael's DVD's for when I'm really busy... 25 min full body workouts that leave me sore for days. Yoga when I need to relax or I'm sore & pilates chair when I feel bloated. I also have a lot of full workouts saved on a playlist on youtube. My loft is my little home gym. When our community's club house is done being built it will have a small gym that I might use for cardio. IF it sucks, then I'm getting an elliptical or stationary bike. 

I'm also really active in the summer; kayaking, canoeing, hiking, swimming... 

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I'm a runner. I'm on my high school's cross country and track team, so I run 6-7 miles after school everyday. My family just got a weights set, but I use that sporadically because coach doesn't want us to get any imbalances to cause us to get injured. Pretty much everyone on the Varsity team has sustain an injury lasting over a month, so we are definitely trying to minimize factors that may lead to injury.

 

My running personal bests:

5 km: 22:04 (trail)

3 km: 11:43 (160 m track)

1.5 km: 5:20 (160 m track)

800 m: 2:29 (400 m track)

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Nice 5K time!

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WOW!  A 5K in 22 mins?!  I've been trying to get my time under 30 mins, but running is so hard for me Smiley Sad  You've just inspired me to push a little harder Smiley Happy

 

xo, Mia

Re: What do you do for exercise?

Since there were a few updates, I thought I'd jump in too!  After years of "not having time", my kids are both in school & I have several hours to myself before I start work.  I took up "Hot Yoga" which is similar to Bikram, but in 80 degrees, as opposed to 105 degrees.  The class is 90 mins, so I was super sore the first few classes (every other day to let my body relax) but I'm now able to go in every day!  I've increased my core strength & can get into poses I once dreaded.  While I don't exactly need to lose any lbs, I've slimmed down my waist a little bit & have my curves back Smiley Happy  Hopefully I can stick with it through the holidays!

 

xo, Mia

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