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ONLYGIRL Posts: 2,071
3/24/12 12:54 P

Optimal fitness routine is anything you will DO on a regular basis!

SHIRLMIDD SparkPoints: (10,817)
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3/24/12 12:31 P

Thank you all for the tips. As a lifetime exercise hater I find that I am enjoying it nowadays! emoticon

TENNISJIM Posts: 9,945
3/24/12 6:40 A

Don't forget your diet

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
3/24/12 6:39 A

"Sculpting Her Pefect Body"
www.amazon.com/Sculpting-Body-Perfect-Brad
-Schoenfeld/dp/0736001549


please know this: lean muscle burns fat. Also, you will never have ugly buldging manly muscles because you don't have the testosterone to get them so don't be afraid of weight training like some women are.



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TACDGB Posts: 6,131
3/24/12 12:19 A

working should make you break a sweat. Finding something that you like helps too. Remember that working out is only 10% of the plan. 80% is about what you eat and the other 10% is genetics. Sounds like you are doing the right things. Keep up the good work.

CROWLEY123 SparkPoints: (34,393)
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3/23/12 9:11 P

I agree! Find something you like, and stick with it!

There is lots of good info in the articles on this site, and tons of options out there for you to choose from.

Have fun, good luck with all that you try and ENJOY!

SPIFFDEB SparkPoints: (27,175)
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3/23/12 7:44 P

My first thought is to make sure you do something you like! For me 30-60 minutes of cardio 3-4 days a week and weight training 2 days each for an hour seems to be the magic ticket.

SHIRLMIDD SparkPoints: (10,817)
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3/23/12 7:08 P

Hi, I'm Shirley & am 53 & have been serious about losing weight since January. I have type 2 diabetes & want to prevent future complications, & of course get healthier. I have lost 14lbs so far & need to lose about another 86 but have plateaued & am trying to re-invigorate my exercise routine in a bid to crank up my metabolism & weight loss. I have been doing zumba, kettlebell workout DVD's plus walking every day with the dog.

I have been searching on Spark to find out what I need to do to get an optimal balanced workout routine but can only find articles about separate types of training. Can anyone advise me what I should be doing, how long each workout should be, & how often I should do them? At the moment I am doing only what I think is right. I would like to be more certain that my workouts are giving me the best benefit. I have access to Zumba, Aerobic & Kettlenetics DVD's. I have a rowing machine & ski glider in the garage that I use intermittently. Any help would be gratefully received. emoticon

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