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New Exercise routine.

Friday, August 22, 2014

I finally was able to get with the trainer at planet fitness. He set me up with a training program to help me get toned up and start to lose the inches where i need to lose them. This is what he has set up for me to do.

Alternating days I will be:
20 minutes of cardio (on any cardio machine it will more than likely be on the elliptical)
Leg press: 3 sets of 15 at whatever weight I can handle
Leg extensions: same as above
Kickbacks: same
2 mins of cardio to get my heart rate back up to zone 2 (which is 119-128 or higher)
Chest press 3 sets of 15
tri Ext. curls: same
Rows: same
2 mins of cardio
Leg curls same as above
Calf extensions same
Lat pull downs same
Military press: same

then for the abs this is everyday:
I will do my normal cardio which consists of 30 minutes on treadmill and 30 minutes on elliptical with 5 minutes cool down on each.
then onto ab workout
Leg lifts 3 reps of 15
Scissors 3 of 15
Bridge for 1 minute
heel touches 3 of 15
Plank for 1 minute
Heel Raise for 1 minute.

So wish me luck and here goes nothing. The workouts shouldnt take anymore than an hour to an hour and a half. so not bad for the time frame. I just really need my stomach to start to tighten up.

I will post everyday on my workouts just like I have been.


Back to original plan.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sure wish i had help on figuring this out. It gets tough figuring things out on your own but how else am i going to learn stuff. So i figured out no matter how fast i go either walking or biking the calorie burn is about the same for both. Never figured that one. So I will go back to my normal walking and go by time instead of distance and do my bike just a little at a time for one thing til im used to doing it again and work up to doing that longer. This just gets so darn frustrating. Trying to do more but with the feet problems i have i cant so i have to stick to these two things for now. Im hoping that when i lose more weight I will finally be able to start jogging or something but until then I just cant do it yet without my feet hurting.

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CAROLYN0107 7/22/2014 2:04AM

    I can understand not wanting to exercise in front of friends. Is there some exercise you can do in your room? There are exercises that you can do from your chair, even dvds that you can follow. Exercise from your chair could be good so you don't aggravate your feet problem. You could do a search online to give you ideas of Chair exercises.
Thanks for posting on the Omaha wall. I'm living in Africa but return to Omaha at the end of November. After that we'll have an Omaha get together somewhere in town so people can meet each other. We've had a number of these over the years.

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MAYFIELD0801 7/16/2014 11:58AM

    Thanks Januine. The main problem i have with my feet are I had a bunion surgery on one and am getting another one on my other foot, my toes hurt all the time and it almost drops me when the hard pain hits. I have seen another foot doctor a few months ago and he tells me that instead of me walking on the ball of my big toe I put all my weight on the toe next to it so now i have a pad that goes under the small toes and i wear supports in my shoes as well. I wake up in the morning and its hard for me to walk on them it just feels like they are twice the size of what they are supposed to be. I just hope these pads help me to adjust where i walk on them and then i should be ok, i think, time will tell. Right now doing other things for me is out of the question, I live with a friend and there literally is no room to do anything anywhere in the house. I refuse to do my exercises in front of them. You have to know these people. Im trying to find a place of my own but that is pretty tough right now.

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JANUINE 7/16/2014 11:48AM

    Sorry you're having problems with your feet. I can empathize. I suffer from neuropathy myself and it frustrates me sometimes. Have you considered working out with weights from time to time. Building muscle can also burn calories. Just some light hand weights can make the difference. Also resistance training with resistant bands can do it as well. Be sure and invest in well padded and good fitting shoes. Congrats on the walking.

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Phase two

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Ok so here goes what im going to call phase 2 . Im only calling it that because I have nothing else to cal it. Im going from walking 3 miles a day to biking. I went out today and bought me a mountain bike. I set it up and rode for 22 minutes and went 3.11 miles. Not to bad for my first day out. I will do with it like I did my walking add a little at time and pretty soon I will be just flying down the road. Now to really figure out how to change gears without breaking my bike. emoticon

Any comments on how far a good workout is on a bike? I was doing pretty good for me walking but now I need to get a good workout. Will this help me with my abs as well? I dont know a whole lot about this I learning as I go. So any help or advice is very greatly appreciated.


Update and a question.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I have been going really strong for about the last couple months and Im so happy with myself. I have lost a total of 14 lbs and almost 10 inches over-all. I havent been this low in weight in a long time. I see myself continuing on for a long time. The only thing that bothers me is the winter time. I need really good heavy coat so i can still walk or figure out how to get a treadmill. The problem with that is I have no where to put it. I will figure it out it aint winter time yet. emoticon

Now for the question: I love drinking smoothies, I want to try all different kinds of them but where to drink them with all the calories they contain? I thought about on my snacks but i only have up to 100 calories at the most on my snacks, actually its mostly around 30-60. I do applesauce cups or fruit cups. If i drink the smoothies for my snacks its going to throw everything off. I dont want to drink them for just a meal because for me they are not filling enough. I just dont know what to do here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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MAYFIELD0801 6/19/2014 5:37AM

    thank you for your thoughts i have a lot to think about and see what i can do. I really like the idea of smoothies so i will figure out something. again thank you.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 6/18/2014 10:05PM

    I actually eat a real source of protein, a bit of fresh or frozen (unthawed) fruit, and a large GREEN smoothie. I don't like the bitterness of salads, so I make my green smoothie with quality greens, pepper, seasonings if I wish, lemon juice, and celery or cucumber. If I use cucumber that really cuts the bitterness. But, even if I don't use that, and the smoothie is bitter, it goes down fast; I get my greens; and it's LOW CALORIE.

I'm trying to do 2 full plates of greens a day.

I don't do other smoothies because I am trying to seriously reduce my carbs (below 100 for sure, maybe lower). Most of those smoothies just add way too many carbs, and calories. So, green is the way to for me.

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MRSRHAWKINS 6/18/2014 11:32AM

    I do shakes/smoothies as a breakfast meal & add protein powder. It helps me full longer & also helps me get the protein I need for the day. Hope you find a good solution! emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 6/18/2014 9:54AM

    One option is to have them for breakfast and add some food to the meal - smoothie and a couple of slices of toast with peanut butter or an egg, or with lunch and have a half sandwich with it or something light.

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ok change of plans.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ok Im changing my plans from what they were to something new. Lets see if it works. I was walking a mile at about 3 miles an hour. Actually that wasnt to bad but one day I walked with my dog at about 2.5 miles an hour, walked a little bit farther and did more calories. So I posted a question. which is better walking faster a shorter distance or walking slower a longer distance. I was told speed doesnt factor into it in the beginning. So today I went almost 2 miles, I would of gone farther but I took my dog with and he slowed me down to much, at about 2.5 miles and did more calories and feel better than when i walked shorter and faster. Think Im going to start doing that now.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 6/18/2014 10:13PM

    Walking slower, about 3 mph, will burn more fat. Exercising at a higher pace will take you slightly out of fat-burning mode while you are exercising, but it burns through your glycogen stores, which your body then has to replace. SO, it's about 6 of one, and half dozen of the other, because say 3 miles at low intensity or 3 miles at high-intensity, will both burn through about the same amount of calories. Just not the same amount of fat while you are exercising. But, if your body has to replace your glycogen stores, than your body is going to have to burn through fat at some point in your day to make up for the calories burned.

It is important to consider how much longer it is going to take you to do the same amount of miles at lower intensity than at high intensity, and how likely you are to stick to it if it takes you longer. So, that is a BIG reason that higher intensity is better. Also, higher intensity is better in that it really boosts up your metabolism - FOR HOURS, where-as lower intensity only boosts your metabolism WHILE you are exercising.

You have to choose what works for you. Or do high intensity one day, and low intensity the next to allow your body to recover. Mix it up, depending on what suits you, or how you are feeling.

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