Good morning all, I have really gotten into walking lately, especially since the weather is getting so beautiful! I think I might join the walking club organised by the walking/running room in Bedford. They go out on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. :)
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I borrow tapes and DVDs from the library to try them out. I love the Rodney Yee Yoga ones. I do the Yoga Burn or Power Yoga one and really feel energized after. The last time I did power yoga I really really worked to keep my holds steady and to push myself a bit and I was stiff the next day.
I log them as cardio but they really don't push my breathing. More of a strength and flexibility workout.
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I dug out my old exercise videos. I used the Tony Little ab video yesterday. I really need to keep those out in sight and start using them for variety. I also have his buns tape. They do seem to work, you can really feel it. I just need to mute it so I don't have to hear him the whole time!
We went to Kababji's restaurant in Burnside on the weekend and on Saturdays they have a belly dancer. She was amazing and kept trying to get people to come out and try it. She teaches on the Eastern Shore. It sure looked like fun.
I tried a bunch of the challenging "Bikini Workout" exercises for my strength training today and my muscles are sore. I did an hour of intense yoga yesterday and my muscles were sore from that too so I shouldn't be surprised. And I've been so housebound with sick kids that I got out to walk the dog around Sullivan's Pond and then again after and all around Lake Banook. I'm pooped!
Went to belly dance class tonight. The lady who teaches went from a size 22 to a size 12 in a year. And I've seen her at various stages of her loss, and am impressed! For an hour I did belly dancing. Just a couple of basic moves. But boy am I tired!!! I can feel it in my legs and stomach muscles already. Hate to think what I'm going to feel like tomorrow. And, I can't wait for next weeks class :)
I have a family membership to the Dartmouth Sportsplex. It is worth the money, hands down. Part of what motivated me this time to exercise was that my boys were getting pudgy and needed to exercise. So I have access to the pool, classes, rink in season, exercise machines, racquetball courts and weight room. I made it a point to get my money's worth every month. Now I'm bummed as the ice is coming out and no more skating till July. Boo hoo. I used to skate for an hour four times a week and I'm not sure how I'm going to manage now the summer is here.
I have a Nordic Track ski machine and I do use that on yucky days. It really burns calories and makes me sweat but it is BORING. I also have a rebounder trampoline that I use, but after three kids, my bladder doesn't like the jumping too much. I do yoga videos as well and I like the Rodney Yee Yoga Burn or Full Body Workout tapes. Yoga doesn't burn many calories but I love the body awareness it has given me.
I make it a point to do two classes at the 'plex each week. Deep water aerobics on Monday night is the bomb. The most challenging workout of my week and then I do cardio strip on Wednesday night and that is just pure fun.
Hi, I have access to a treadmill that I can go and use. So do that on rainy days. I also walk while I'm at work (playground supervisor at the elementary school), so on indoor days do laps through the halls. Just found out that the local gym will be having belly dancing classes - one a week that I'll be able to make it to. Always wanted to try belly dance! :)
Fitness Minutes: (1,770) Posts: 1,058 4/30/07 11:35 A
I have a bowflex which I'm just getting back into using. I need the strength training to help my back. I also have Tony Little Gazelle and his Ab video. The video is excellent. He is a little loud but once you learn it you can mute him and just follow the screen. I also have a Kathy Smith kickboxing tape. I haven't used that in awhile but I do like it.
Yah, sometimes the weather is not very good for walking at all. I just got 2 Tae Bo DVDs actually! I find Billy Blanks is so encouraging. One of the DVDs is a Foundational DVD; it teaches moves and correct posture and what not. The other DVD is more intense. I've only done the Foundational DVD so far, and hopefully I'll be able to do the more advanced one as time progresses. Thanks for the ideas!
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 913 4/30/07 10:50 A
Hi Rebecca, I try to walk as well but sometimes the weather just does not promote it so I do have several taped aerobic programs (many I don't use b/c the foot work is too complicated) but my favorite is my tae bo tape. It is only 30 minutes long which I find a perfect workout for me becasue it is not long enough for me to not want to start it. I also have a stationary bike which I will get on for 10-15 minutes at a time (I personally hate it but I do go on it if I am desperate) and I also have the Mari Windsor pilates tapes. Those I love but I find that they do not burn enough calories for the time I spend on them. If I were you I would go to Wal-mart and perchase a workout tape (make sure it is cardio and not strength training) that is about 30 minutes long.
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Hey! Everyone knows, if you live in Eastern Canada, the weather isn't always perfect for exercise outdoors. I just came back from a walk, sweaty, cold and flushed. The weather is a chilly 3 degrees, overcast and foggy. I wanted to know what fellow East Coasters do to beat the weather and exercise successfully!
Let me know what kinds of different exercises you do to buff up, tone up, and shed pounds!
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