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MSKIZ69 SparkPoints: (468,471)
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6/15/13 10:40 P

ITA with everyone--only go back if you really feel that you would enjoy the exercise in itself--give yourself kudos for watching your eating and going to the gym in the first place! Way to go!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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6/15/13 7:55 P

I frequently go to the gym twice a day. Actually, I do doubles whenever I can work it into my schedule--usually it is something like swimming in the morning and Zumba at night. Today between my work schedule and my gym's hours, I could only go for 45 I also did a 30 minute power walk at lunch and then did some very heavy cleaning which involved moving multiple couches by myself and cleaning under them. I frequently work out for an hour at the gym and then go dancing, go for a hike, etc. later in the day.

Nobody has ever said anything or looked at me funny. :)

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6/14/13 9:10 P

My friend who is a trainer told me once that 80%of weight loss is what passes your lips, not how you move you I am trying to track what I eat and be gradual with the exercise...good luck!

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
6/14/13 12:19 P

the only part I'm going to address is whether you'll look strange to the gym folks. The answer is no, it's not considered strange to work out 2 separate times in one day. People do it for various reasons and it won't earn you a second glance. Remember -- you have a gym membership, you can legitimately be there all day long or 10 separate times during the day and no one cares :)

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6/14/13 11:29 A

I know that many of the weightloss/exercise articles talk about going to the gym with a friend. It is logical for you and your fiancee to go to the gym together. Everyone can go and make one trip. It's convenient, etc. In spite of all that, you may find it easier to go by yourself if you want to do the workout you want to do. My husband and I can not work out together. We have tried. He will want to do like arm curls, push-ups and stuff like that, and I'd rather do a Jillian Michaels DVD. We like to ride our bikes and go for little jogs with the dog and whatnot, but I don't get near as much done as when I go by myself.

KCDEEE Posts: 2,267
6/14/13 10:10 A

My comment about the gym is.......Make it fun...... I go 5 days a week.. work out for an hour most days and sometimes I'm there 10 min. Don't push it or it will become something you dread ...... emoticon emoticon emoticon .

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6/14/13 5:01 A


You don't have to kill yourself at the gym to be fit or healthy. The right amount of exercise will keep our bodies fit. Too much exercise can break down our bodies and ruin our immune systems.

Don't try to do too much too soon or you risk injury, fatigue or burnout. You want to slowly ease into a regular routine so that your exercise will become just that, a routine. Can you workout at the gym twice ? yes. should you ? you don't have to because it won't speed up your weight loss.

Remember, you can't outrun a bad diet with exercise. If you want to take the weight off and keep it off, you need to eat right first. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit. Because you have to ask yourself if you really want to hit the gym every single time you over eat. If you do, you'll be in the gym forever.

I sure wouldn't want that.

Don't beat yourself up because you ate a little too much today. Just do your best to be more mindful. No one ever became a healthy eater overnight. it's impossible. change takes time thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.

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6/14/13 2:20 A

Thanks for the tips....I took some time to calm down and enjoy the rest of my evening with out going back...I will be there tomorrow any how! was definetly a learning experience

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6/14/13 1:50 A

Rushing back to the gym is NOT going to achieve anything, except perhaps gradually teach you that you have to work out excessively. You have worked out today, I would be inclined to leave it at that, UNLESS you and your Fiance want to go off for a romantic walk, somewhere.

Exercise isn't the only way to lose weight. I lost a fair bit by mainly measuring what I eat and entering it into the Nutrition Tracker to ensure that I stay on course. Because of skeletal issues, I can't do the recommended amount of exercise, and certainly not the hard-out butt-busting stuff.

Take a deep breath and relax!!


6/13/13 11:39 P

Go if you WANT to go. Don't go because you feel guilty, are freaking out, feel pressured to do so. Go because exercising makes you feel good.

Don't go if you DON'T want to go. You had a meltdown. You hit a trigger (swimsuit shopping). You should probably slow down and explore why you reacted the way you did.

MISSMINI2 SparkPoints: (523)
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6/13/13 11:19 P

I have been getting back on track losing weight e.g. Going to the gym and watching what I eat. My fiance offered to go to the gym with me today and we did a chest tricep strength training circuit. I felt ok about it, but we left before I could do any cardio or abs. The problem I am freaking out about is that I went shopping for swimsuits and had a melt down and I feel like I should go back to the gym today. Am I overreacting because of the melt down? Should I rush back to the gym before it closes? Will I look stupid to the staff at the gym? Please help!

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