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Going to the Gym a Little Earlier Today

Sunday, March 03, 2013

I just realized why my minutes were short last week. I didn't do any strength training or body exercises. Duh.

I also lowered my average to the lower end of the calorie torching to 1200 a week. That's still over 350 minutes, 450 with ST.

What I'm trying to figure out now is how to burn more calories at home because I can only burn about 150. Speeding up doesn't necessarily do it for me, even at a high resistance. I'm thinking of playing an indoor sport like racket ball or something. Or realistically, I will have to go to the gym more often. Last week wasn't a good week for that because I had meetings and whatnot.

Anyway, I'm trying to put a positive spin on this and make the process more fun. Plus, I have to keep reminding myself that I am eating well and still burning more than my BMI.
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JUMPINJULIE 3/3/2013 7:16PM

    You can do it. Making it fun is always good too.

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JUSTDOINGIT101 3/3/2013 1:15PM

    You continue to inspire me.

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DEB9021 3/3/2013 1:06PM

    What!? You could play indoor racquet ball AT HOME? That would be so totally awesome, but perhaps not what you meant? emoticon Unless you are a teacher on some other planet where people actually recognize the value of an awesome teacher and pay accordingly ...? For real though, have you tried any of Coach Nicole's fitness videos? The 28 day boot camp video that I have combines cardio and strength (because I've tried to do separate strength training and jut can't keep myself at it over time..ugh), has three workout levels for each move so you can tailor to your abilities and energy levels, and has a variety of short 20 minute videos and longer up to 60 minutes. I have other workout videos, too, but at a minimum I do this one every morning before work and before anyone else gets up and moving. I used to do the Y regularly and I do miss it some, but it just took too long to keep up when my schedule got crazy, and I found that a set exercise like the elliptical for an hour worked up a good sweat but once I got used to it didn't keep me losing weight. There's something about actually MOVING (not working arms and legs but staying stationary) that works better for me. I think it psychological, too, because I have to focus more on what I'm doing if the moves change. The only thing I'm absolutely sure of in all of this is that there is no one magic thing that works for everybody--we all have to find our own best practices--but switching to working out at home has definitely kept me more steady and consistent. I probably worked out harder at the gym, but I am of the mind now that doing less every day is better than doing more sporadically. FYI, I think all coach Nicole's workouts are available free on the website, but I prefer the video because it has an easy to navigate calendar that allows you to choose the longer workout combinations without having to string them together yourself. One way or another, I'm sure you'll come up with a plan that works--I can see that you're determined! emoticon

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