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Push That Tush -- Not in the Habit of Exercise


Wednesday, October 23, 2013



I read an article from the HUFFINGTON POST today…
7 WORKOUT HABITS YOU SHOULD DROP NOW
www.huffingtonpost.com/2
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{…I’m a long way from being in the habit of exercise…but work with me…}

“A Quick strength training or cross training session, however, will get your heart rate up, burn calories, and develop your lean muscle mass. Building muscle means that those muscles are able to work throughout the day burning more calories when you aren't working out.”

{…I like the word QUICK…Quick is good… I can do Quick…}

“When you do the same workout routine over and over, your body gets used to it and it becomes easier. Your body only uses half the energy to complete this task that at one point had you huffing and puffing your way to the locker room. Mix it up. By changing your workouts daily you will trick your body into working harder and burning more calories.”

{…I’m still at the huffing and puffing stage…when does It become easier?…}

Oh well



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TERMITEMOM 10/25/2013 4:48PM

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LEANMEAN2 10/24/2013 6:00AM

    Thanks again for my daily giggle.

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DOLLFACEDX 10/24/2013 12:23AM

    Great article - thx for sharing 8-)

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DIANEDOESSMILES 10/24/2013 12:00AM

    Hi Sheryl! Try for this. I'm being good at light weights. Sorry I can't do it w heavier ones due to my health. However I do as I can and I know it's working cos my arms can now assist me much better when I can't use my foot. So I'm delighted I can do this along w core strength ending and light stretches.

For others who may be in very poor health it's not an excuse to not exercise. We just need to adapt the exercises so we do not hurt ourselves more. And also keep working hard at this as w anyone else. No reason. For not building up to the 120 mins breaking it up in smaller amounts thru the day.

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REGILIEH 10/23/2013 11:32PM

    emoticon for the article ! emoticon

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GABIBEAR 10/23/2013 11:02PM

    Thanks for sharing the article Sheryl. I love the pic of the doggies!!! I love weight training (I know I am in the minority). I do my sets very quickly and superset them with opposing muscles so I can move quickly. I like it better than cardio!!! Have a wonderful Thursday!!!

Gabi
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DESERTDREAMERS 10/23/2013 10:30PM

    Thanks for the article

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WALKINGIRL5 10/23/2013 10:04PM

    thanks for the article-i like the "quick" part and dont think Ill ever be a gym rat emoticon

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2WHEELER 10/23/2013 9:32PM

    I'm ready for some huffing and puffing!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/23/2013 9:17PM

    I love it!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/23/2013 9:03PM

    I'll take the exercise, thank you!

It took a while for e to get beyond that huffing/puffing stage too, but as timewent on I surprised myself with what I was able to do. It definitely takes time, but worth the effort.

HUGS

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KARRENLYNN 10/23/2013 7:57PM

    For those of us with a touch of attention deficit in relation to exercise routines, this is good news!

thanks for sharing!

Karen

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KALEWINE 10/23/2013 5:56PM

    It's so easy to get into a comfortable routine and not change up our workouts. But I like to try new things every now and then. It keeps things from getting boring.

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AMBERZADE67 10/23/2013 5:23PM

    Hmm... I like the elliptical. I think it's the ONLY fun machine at the gym. LOL

Interesting article!! Thanks!!

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WALLAHALLA 10/23/2013 5:07PM

    I need to quit stuffing and start huffing and puffing!

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GOULDSGRANITE 10/23/2013 1:37PM

    emoticon Thanks!

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SPARKFRAN514 10/23/2013 1:29PM

    I just changed my work out plan this week for that reason variety also keeps me interested too I agree skipping the massage today is a good plan. emoticon emoticon

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KMICHA 10/23/2013 12:25PM

    Uhhhh. . . . I think I will skip the massage today!

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NAYPOOIE 10/23/2013 11:52AM

    The only time I was ever in the habit of exercise was when I was in the Army, and it was pretty much the same every day. Still resulted in fitness. For now, my body never has the opportunity to get used to it.

Love the pups!

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WOUBBIE 10/23/2013 11:51AM

    Great points! I should start mixing it up again.

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LINDAK25 10/23/2013 11:24AM

    You make me laugh! Love those puppies. So cute. So, I read the article. I, too, am waiting for my routine to become easier! I'm not sure I agree with everything in that article, but, okay. I know people who love the elliptical and work hard on it.

Please tell Dracula that I'm going to exercise today!
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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/23/2013 10:47AM

    Variety is the spice of life.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/23/2013 10:43AM

    Nope, I don't WANT to go for a walk but I will. I want to go to bed and sleep for a month.

I wonder what they mean by QUICK as I find their definition and mine are often far apart. Quick to me is 5 minutes not 30.

I think I'm permanently at huffing and puffing stage at my age. I huff and puff squeezing into my clothes.



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HELEN_BRU 10/23/2013 9:51AM

    Just don't go over your limit - and we all have one and have to listen to our bodies and not just our minds!

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FUNLOVEN 10/23/2013 9:44AM

    I'm on such a light fitness schedule right now that I am not doing much huffing and puffing except when I do those planks!

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FRANNIEDID 10/23/2013 9:10AM

    Thanks for the article and the tips!

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KIMPY225 10/23/2013 9:04AM

    I agree with some of those...... but some people can't push themselves too hard or they will get hurt. Doing what you can without hurting yourself is also important! Your "max" may be someone elses "moderate" pace. If you can push hard without getting hurt, go for it! Otherwise be careful & don't give up!

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/23/2013 8:33AM

    Interesting.

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TERRI289 10/23/2013 8:12AM

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Thanks for always making me smile!

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THINFITFEMINIST 10/23/2013 7:54AM

    I can understand that dilemma not too much but enough. I've come to another conclusion: do what fits into your life and desire. I'm very active and love it. I also enjoy down time and sleep. Pushing myself causes long term soreness and seizures. I am now embracing BEING THE TURTLE.

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/23/2013 7:25AM

    Thanks for sharing the link... love the story!

Keep on keeping on... I promise it DOES get easier... I was a bonafide couch potato when I started Zumba a couple of years ago... thought I'd die... but I kept on keeping on and it did get easier!!!

Have a blessed day!

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-LINDA_S 10/23/2013 7:24AM

    Yeah, the huffing and puffing and even ridiculous sweating and unreasonable soreness are still part of my regimen. I took yesterday off and feel so much better! Back in the water and maybe on the recumbent bike today! And I still have hopes things will improve.

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NANFITGRAN 10/23/2013 7:14AM

    Changing it up tricks your body into working harder since there is no muscle memory plus keeps your brain engaged. And, I , TOO, like that word quick, even if it involves some huffing and puffing emoticon

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KANOE10 10/23/2013 7:05AM

    It is easy for me to get into a habit and do the same things, That is good advice to vary your exercise. Good luck on the huffing and puffing.

Thanks for sharing.

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