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HARPS81
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At home



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RUTHBRAUN
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Gym!!! I need the accountability and motivation of other people to get me going. I became a group fitness instructor for that accountability -- it's my job so I have to be there and be ready to give 125% every time!



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Home, over the years Ive invested in some home gym equipment and designated a room for it. I find Im more likely to do it if its right there . If I had to go somewhere I would probably find a hundred things I had to get done before hand.

Laura
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You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.
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Both!

While I've gotten fit at home without the use of a gym, I like having all the different options at the gym.

HOPE: Holding On, Praying Earnestly...from Guidepost Magazine

I'm working my way back to the size I want to be.
On a journey for strength and good health.

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RANA!!
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Both today me thinks!

Doing this to enjoy my life, be healthy, energetic and sexy!


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SIMONEKP
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Simone

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
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Went to the gym worked out. Will keep moving all day long.



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PYNNER
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I enjoy home workouts best. In the winter I just hate to go out in the cold.



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RANA!!
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I tried to go to the gym today, but it was closed!
So I did some workouts at my desk. Go ME! emoticon

Doing this to enjoy my life, be healthy, energetic and sexy!


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AREEJ_R
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working at home , I managed to lose more than 40lb just by exercising at home

before I was buying a gym membership but it finished without actually using it





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EJONES1961
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I enjoy working out at the gym but sometimes due to time I have to workout at home.

Glad to be here


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NAPTRAL1
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Working out at home is better.



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Yes.

depends on weather, hour, and my desire to stay 'un'-dressed which I do on any given day.

Britomart

Every moment is unique, unknown, completely fresh. ~~ Pema Chodron

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GZELLEFRO
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I live 45 miles from the town where the gyms are so I work out at home. I find that I don't mind it though! I do like to go to the gym too.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
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I joined a gym and have work out DVD's. I was more successful working out at home. 10 years ago I lost 78 pounds doing The Firm Body Sculpt System. I gained my weight back and then joined the gym but was not as successful. I think it was more because I didn't know how to use the machines and couldn't keep up with the aerobic classes. I am a mother of 3 children and found it easier to work out at home with my DVD's so I could do it whenever I had time. The workouts were strenuous and I felt like I really worked out. I know am 75 pounds over weight and am doing The Firm Express it's only 20 minutes and perfect. I am out of shape and right now am looking for something quick and strenuous.

I am on my way!!!


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TITANWARRIOR
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I have a full gym at home, though i currently go to the gym.

" Life is making that big lift "


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TITANWARRIOR
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I have a full gym at home, though i currently go to the gym.

" Life is making that big lift "


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BERRY4
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I have NO workout space for anything at home. And I can't workout consistently without being interrupted at any given time.
So I buy a gym membership and put it into my schedule like a dr. appt. I pay $349 TOTAL for 2 years and full access to everything available: weights, pool, cardio, gym, classes, sauna. Works perfectly for me!
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RANA!!
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Home works better for me. I put on a DVD or find a new video on youtube. It's too expensive and takes to long to drive there and back to fit into my life. Also, with 2 young children, it's just not possible to leave the house without them for more than going to work.

Doing this to enjoy my life, be healthy, energetic and sexy!


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OLY366
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1/15/14 7:17 P

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I've come to the conclusion to not join the gym. Instead I've decided every time I walk the dogs come home and do a dvd. Such as Jillian Michaels various dvds that are taking up space here at home I put a dollar in the piggy bank. So far I'm up to $15.00. I want to see how far I get, if I work out everyday that's 30.00 or 31.00 dollars depending on the month.



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MJEFFERSON23
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I like to work out at home. I can do 10 minutes or 60 minutes at a time on my own schedule.

The only "diet" that works is consistency!

NTAGABSF!



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NIGHTSHADEISIS
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I enjoy both, depending on the routine and the day. I do love the gym, however, because it is ME time. I can get away from the stressors at home and just have an hour to two for myself, my iPod, and my workouts. :)

"Nobody important? Blimey, that's amazing...in 900 years of time and space I have never met anyone who wasn't important before."
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FITWITHIN
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I truly enjoy working out at the gym. In the beginning of my journey it was all about working out at home.

Progress may be slow, but it happens!
No such thing as last place only finishers.


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SUSANYVONNE68
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1/13/14 8:27 P

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at home



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SANDRASHINES
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at home



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SIMONEKP
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mostly home, at the gym with trainer 2x weekly

Simone

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
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ANDILH
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I have private Pilates sessions in a home studio, and I use the pool in a gym. Otherwise I work out at home.



HARPS81
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LUBAML
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curves and reebok



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Both...I go to the gym to use equipment that I don't want cluttering my home and while I am away from the gym, I workout at home and at work (I am a private caregiver so it is a physically demanding job).



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OLY366
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I've been thinking about the gym, but with two big dogs to walk everyday I don't think I need the gym that much but, It just might be motivation that I need instead of spending $20.00 a month. Debating, perhaps it's because I pass the gym everyday when I walk the dogs and the monthly fee is right there, enticing a person to go in and join.



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LYNHALTINER
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Love running in the park



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JLTRACY
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At home. I feel very self concious at the gym and don't go as hard as I should.



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I used to take a Zumba class, which I loved but it took up so much of my time and money was a consideration as well. I now have several workout DVDs that I enjoy at home, and I love the flexibility of doing them whenever works for me, and the variety helps me not to get bored.



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It depends on the weather and how I'm feeling. Either way I will work out, but when I stay home I'll do some Tai Chi and then dance from of playlist of line dances that I made (cardio) and end it with some stretches and cool downs.

I know I can DeterminedDiva


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FYRAM45
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Home at my pace.

'Positive anything is better than negative nothing.- Elbert Hubbard


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ANGUSSANDY
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I workout at home or outside in the warmer months (biking, walking). I have many workout dvds/equipment that I've collected over the last few years and I find them to be very effective, and a much cheaper/easier alternative to going to a gym (esp. with my work schedule/budget). On top of that, I'm not much of a gym type. I'd be fun if I had people to go with, but I'd feel weird going alone and having strangers watch me. However as others have said, I wouldn't mind maybe doing an aerobic/dance class, just for the social aspect of it (would help me to get out of the house a bit). But even with that, I'd rather do that at some dance studio for 4 - 6 weeks and pay a one-time fee, than paying $40 a month at a gym, not knowing if I'd actually go enough to make it worthwhile. Boyfriend and I also thought about taking a karate class together.



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SUZY114
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hehe true! i workout at home on my own pace and dedicate my mornings after school drop off for an hour or so...(depending- as i switch dvds to avoid getting bored)...



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At home I don't see why I should pay for exercise lol



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I work out at home, because I don't like the idea of people watching me, and I'm too cheap to buy a gym membership.

“When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment; I told them they didn't understand life.” -John Lennon


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MARIETIMSON
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I work out at the gym but I am looking at working out from home very soon! Am tired of the gym atmosphere!



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I prefer to stay home. I just run outside or ride my bike.

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I work out at home... Elliptical, On-Demand fitness shows, Spark People videos, but I'm working on running and I'm losing daylight so I'm looking at the gym for the fall and winter for the treadmill.


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I'm doing both. I love going to the gym because you have other people supporting you and pushing you to do more! On days that I can't go to the gym, I have workout dvd's that I can do at home so I never miss a workout!:)



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I work out at home. The nearest gym is about 20 miles away, so it's not very convenient. When I do go to town, I have enough other shopping and errands to do that I don't feel like taking another hour or so to work out.

I'm lucky that I have a dedicated exercise room with plenty of equipment, though I mostly do DVD workouts or walk outside. I also do weights sometimes in the evenings while watching tv.



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I have been working out at home for over the last year. I recently added some boot camp classes to the mix. I get bored plus I just got more living room furniture so the space I used to have for dvd workouts is non existent. My plan is to check out a few gyms close to my house...I need the social exposure.

Everything we do in life is a choice...I choose to get fit & healthy.

Faith is taking the first step-even when you don't see the whole staircase.
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ANNEMARGAR
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Toreishi042 - The "right" gym is so important - that is why I have been having a hard time choosing the one that will be right for me. If you go to a gym, it has to be one that you are comfortable with going to on a regular basis.



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I asked nearly the same question here a little while back - lots of good responses.

Money was a concern for me, and, like Annemargar, I just moved to a new city and was gymless.

I was working out with dumbells and DVDs at home - alone. I haven't found work yet, and left my social circle - so, seriously, just being at home alone 24/7 was not a (mentally) healthy thing I was doing.

I finally joined a gym last week, after trying a different gym on a free pass. I didn't like the cheaper gym (poor atmosphere for me - serious body-builder women and men, in a basement, never washed the spider webs off the front door, kinda run down machines). For a little bit more expense, I joined a big chain gym, that is bright, has lots of good machines, friendly staff.

It's healthy, and I get out a bit, and they offer yoga and pilates, etc in the membership.

So for me - it's the gym.



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ANNEMARGAR
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I have always worked out at the gym, but since my move to a new city, I have been without a gym. I have been working out at home - treadmill and a few weights. It is just not the same for me - I feel I don't get the same intensity in my workout. I am also getting bored with the same old weight exercises -- without the machines. Good news....I am going to join the neighborhood gym today :)



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I am the absolute worst at exercising at home, since that is where I work and my to-do list never ends. I hold at-home exercisers in the highest regard since I become so distracted that I can't get it finished!! There is always cleaning, cooking, paperwork, laundry, and more to be done,and it is my job!

All I need to get in a workout is head out the door. My bike is ready by the garage, and with jogging shoes on I can jog, or walk if needed.

The gym is one of my favorite places since there I can do yoga, aerobics, pilates, strength training, ballet, swimming, racket ball, and more. I do some solo, and some in classes. I have been on a master's swim team and also taught water aerobics.



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At this time and place in life, I do best in going to the gym to do whatever. I find it more difficult to get rolling along with any consistency from my home base.



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workout at home.



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I do not like working out in front of my family let alone strangers, so i always workout at home.

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10/4/12 10:53 A

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On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday I work out at the gym and take a water aerobics class. On Thursday, because it's my long day at work, I do some exercises at home. Sunday is my day of rest, so I don't usually exercise that day, though sometimes I might sneak in a few leg lifts and light work with hand weights.



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The goal I set in February is to lose 50 lbs by my 50th birthday on November 9, 2012. I'm almost there! :)


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10/4/12 10:28 A

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At home. I run outside and have free weights for strength training.



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EMILY088
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10/4/12 9:43 A

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I do both - will go to the gym for strength training and spin / body pump / zumba classes. At home I run, bike, yoga, and pilates. Both can work by themselves or together. If I go to the gym, I will work harder (generally) than at home. The exception is when I'm on my bike or running - then I'm competing against myself and I try to make it a race every day for PR!



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JULIA1154
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10/3/12 8:01 P

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I work out at home but at times miss water aerobics and the camaraderie and variety of a gym.

On the whole, however, working out at home allows me to be much more consistent than I would be otherwise.



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10/3/12 4:49 A

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I go to aquafit at least a couple times a week and I walk the golf course 2 - 3 times/week. I hate exercise classes per se. Too boring! I also go for long walks with my husband. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon At home I do exercise bike and treadmill once in awhile if I don't feel like going out. I also try to do strength training at home a couple times a week. emoticon

"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" - Japanese Proverb;
The journey is the reward"


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10/2/12 11:15 P

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My first choice is to be walking/hiking/biking/jogging outside, but I go to the gym for strength, Yoga, Pilates, aerobics classes and to swim. That works well for me.

I am absolutely pathetic at being able to exercise at home. I wish I could since it seems stupid to drive two miles to the gym to one of the above classes. Home is where I work (laundry, cleaning floors, bathrooms, getting meals, cooking and dishes, pay bills, etc.). Thus, I cannot concentrate on anything at home except those and other chores.

I greatly admire anyone who can get exercise at home. I can't manage the "to-do" list and distractions (phone calls, people stopping by, etc.) at home. How do others do it?



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RONNIER3
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10/2/12 9:34 P

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I do both. Mostly yoga and Pilates at home, weights and cardio at the gym.



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SWEETIEPYESAM
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10/2/12 8:57 P

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I workout at home but sometimes I wish I had a gym membership



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STEVES6
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10/2/12 8:42 P

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at home



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10/2/12 5:18 P

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I do both. I haven't been to the gym in awhile, because I've been taking advantage of this great weather. I like my home workouts, but I like the extra variety at the gym.

Progress may be slow, but it happens!
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10/2/12 3:40 P

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Gym, I like to interact with/watch other like minded people.



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10/1/12 7:25 P

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Luckily for me, my gym is at home. I live in an apartment building that has a good-sized gym for its residents, so working out is easy.



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10/1/12 7:10 P

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Both! emoticon

-- If I'm home, I have a hard time getting a good ST accomplished. There is a lack of equipment, space, and constant interruptions.
-- I prefer cardio outside, but with that said, I'm a "fair weather" exercise person. Our climate includes rainy, dreary weather about 6+ months of the year, so having a gym to go to really helps me to stay on track.

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

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Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)





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10/1/12 5:00 P

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I go to the gym 5 days a week.

~Jess~

There are no shortcuts. No magic bullets. No secret spells. What works is hard work, dedication, and a daily dose of chocolate.


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10/1/12 4:47 P

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I do both...........I take weight lifting classes at the gym and I run at home.

Terri


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ARKRAUSE1
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10/1/12 2:23 P

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Work out at home. I don't like other people watching me, I don't even let my fiance watch me.



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LWADE1963
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10/1/12 2:12 P

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I cld do that if i worked out at home. I cant go out of house without shower and hair done. Just a weird thing with me i giess


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10/1/12 2:00 P

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LWADE, could you work out first thing in the morning before your shower, then just get dressed for work from there? Or, could you wait until just before work, then workout and shower and get dressed. Then you wouldn't have to do it twice.

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Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!


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10/1/12 1:54 P

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I workout at home as we have a treadmill and several other smaller pieces like weights, resistance bands, and a bunch of videos. My husband & I decided to go with a treadmill versus a gym membership, but I was already working out daily; I don't think the treadmill is a wise investment unless you're already going to the gym on a regular basis.



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10/1/12 1:24 P

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i have been going to the ymca for ages, but i am thinking of getting my own home weights and a treadmill. i think i would use it more than i do going to the gym i am not sure why, but i just cant get motivated to get to the gym these days.. i work aftternoons and i hate to get showered and dressed and then get sweaty and have to get dressed and shower again for work. if i had weights at home, i cld excercise before i get showered and i would not mind getting all sweaty cause i havent showered yet.

Edited by: LWADE1963 at: 10/1/2012 (13:25)
Lisa--canton ohio


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10/1/12 1:13 P

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I work out at home. I have taken a few classes at my husband's gym in the past as well as an outside yoga class. I've also gone with him in the mornings when our kids were visiting their grandparents. My husband and I both prefer to workout before work. Since he's been going to the gym at 5 am since before we got together, naturally, that kept up. It's only been in the past year and a half that I've become a regular exerciser. I have DVDs, YouTube on our PS3, and a great weight lifting set-up that we purchased that includes a bar and weights (up to 110), a rack, a bench and some adjustable dumbbells. I also have a treadmill.

I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!


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10/1/12 12:54 P



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Both. I have a gym membership, but on days I can't make it to the gym, I have equipment I can use at home like resistance bands.




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10/1/12 12:51 P

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which do you do?

Lisa--canton ohio


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