I like running outside, going on long walks anywhere, and I'm really enjoying my women's strength training group at the gym - a great atmosphere to get comfortable with all those weights and equipment!
I love water aerobics. It's great to do jumping jacks and not fell like "the girls" are going to rip off my body. :D I also like working out with Bob from The Biggest Loser. He's so motivational. I am gaining a liking for lifting weight and crunches. I used to HATE this part of working out but now that I'm seeing results I am starting to like it.
i really enjoy belly dance and i recently started jogging on a treadmill. i can only endure 30 seconds of running at a time but its better than before when i could only endure 16 seconds. i do 2 min warmup, then 30 seconds run, 30 seconds walk, etc. until i reach 10 minutes.
"I can do all this through Jesus Christ who gives me strength" Phil 4:13
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Running outdoors (when it is warm enough and the trail is clear) makes me feel free and allows me to really enjoy nature. I love the birds around here! It clears my head, gives me prayer time, and definitely defuses any stress. I have also been enjoying hot yoga lately. Love the heat and it makes me more flexible.
I also love the pool. I'm not a swimmer (actually I'm afraid of water) but I love my water aerobics. I'm in the arthritic group & definitely think that this is what helped me recuperate so well after back surgery & having both hips replaced.
I was a die-hard fan of fitness walking because I, too, like to be outdoors when it's not winter with a foot of snow, but wore out my knees after 30 years of walking. So, on my doctors recommendation, I took up swimming after a 30 year break from it. I am having so much fun in the pool! I do 36 laps (1 mile) each time and feel great. It has toned everything (I also weight train twice a week because I know I need to) I am very busty and swimming just lifts all that weight off my chest (pun intended) and feels incredibly freeing. If anyone out there was a former swimmer and gave it up like I did, you should really try it again. It is worth the extra time and hair/makeup hassles. I gave it up because it was just too hard to get to a pool when I was raising my family but the kids are grown and out of my house now. Loving being an empty nester!
I love cardio kickboxing because it allows me to sweat and get out my aggression too. Another fav are the Turbo Jam workouts because its like dancing and kickboxing combined for a kick booty workout burning tons of calories. My new addition has been lifting serious weights which makes me feel so strong when I can lift the weight and am getting stronger.
~ Charice ~
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"Temptation may break me; procrastination may blind me; but motivation will push me and devotion will save me (Unknown)."
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If I had to choose a favorite, it would be running outdoors. It makes me feel free, powerful and light and it lets me enjoy the beauty of nature while I work on my fitness level. It is also an excellent calorie burner as well as a way to get my bone-strengthening impact exercise, boost my cardiovascular system and helps to keep my weight in check. But, I love to change up my routine so that it doesn't get boring... So, I dance, I do calisthenics (aka circuit training) and have recently begun hula hooping. That is so much fun!
The other side of the exercise equation is strength training and I enjoy working out with free weights and machines.
I enjoy running, elliptical and circuit training. They make me feel great. I'm having to lay off the running for a bit because of my knees.
If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham
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