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I Spin (indoor cycling) Wed & Fri for 60 minutes. Do the elliptical trainer or the Stairmaster Mon, Tue, Thur and Sunday for 60 minutes. Lift weights for 30-60 minutes Wed, Friday and Sunday. Yoga 1-2x per week when my favorite instructor is there... I walk (and my version of running, LOL)outside when I can, but it's 40 and raining sidways until sometime in June (Oregon) ~ I can't seem to embrace the treadmill....One day I will love to run. Ha Ha emoticon
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1/6/08 10:17 P

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i am going to be starting my fitness routine up again (hopefully tomorrow). my plan is:
- 2 days on the treadmill, walking, for the length of a movie.
- 2 days doing one of my tae bo dvds.
- 2 days doing my yoga dvd. i love this dvd (Yoga for Stress Relief (With The Dalai Lama))!! it's set up so that you can choose different routines based on what you want to do. there are even ones for pms and insomnia.

obviously, i'm not at the same level as the rest of you. but i'm totally ok with that. i really need to start slow. i'm at a point where i just need to move my butt. so...move my butt i shall!!
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I've been doing Jillian Michaels, "Making the Cut", and it is really kicking my butt! It's a really great workout!

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1/5/08 3:00 P

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I bought a book after Christmas called the "Men's Health Home Workout Bible." It's got tons of exercises in it for barbells, dumbbells, cables, home exercise machines, or for those with no equipment of any kind.

I love it!

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i am a cardio queen!!! I LOVE to do my elliptical trainer and i am passionate about TAEBO. my weekly routine is Taebo- M,T,TH,F
Elliptical trainer: M,T,W,TH,SAT
i am going to make myself start lifting weights again on monday the 7th- i have trouble starting but i know it will become a habit once i grab the dumbbells- love ya donna

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Denise Austin & Kathy Smith also have some good dvds for weights.

I do dvds,running DBs and I have a cable wgt machine that I LOVE!!

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You can get a great workout at home, as long as you can stay motivated. I think the trick is to mix it up enough that you don't get bored.

There are some great DVDs available out there.

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My gym membership is expiring VERY soon, so I have bought a few Tae Bo dvds to get me through the winter... b/c I am planning to sign up for kickboxing but in the meantime I am going to be at home too!

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My favorite things to do when working out is aerobics with different dvd's. I don't go to a gym everything is done at home. I love my treadmill it is my exercise buddy and has carried me many miles. I do have a stationary bike and will use it occassionally. I do toning from SP and enjoy doing it. I do have hand weights at home but, really need to look into more weight training. I would love to pick up the Firm Series of Dvds I have heard they are good for toning. Maybe I can make it one of my goal gifts.

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Welcome to the team. Like Skinny said, up the cardio, but also track everything you consume. Eating clean is a huge plus in getting to your goal.

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Hi Baseball cutie! I suspect you are new as I haven't heard from you before?

(we are averaging 10 newbies a day still...and I'm terribly behind in my greetings. Could use some help team!)

Anyhooo...

If you want to drop pounds step up to cardio. However, what's important is you will notice very small subtle changes in your shape and the way things fit. Long term change comes from months of weight training.

This is a test of patience for all of us. I recently dumped the scale and it's hard. I want to know but on the other hand, I feel great. Things are loose. I know I haven't dropped weight but my shape is amazing and I see interesting new tone where it was lost for soooooo long.

Patience. Good news is that despite not being able to weigh myself- I'm 100% sure that I haven't gained anything this Holiday.

:) Baby steps girl! Be patient. Think about it this way. You want long term change? Kick up your metabolism with weight TRAINING for long term metabolism boost/change.

It will take TIME to change up your body to burn fuel faster at a "resting" rate. But think about it, is six months really a long time considering you'll be making permanent lifelong changes?

:) Imagine burning fuel/calories faster at just a RESTING rate?! That is huge! :)

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12/28/07 12:00 P

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I am glad I decided to check out this thread. I have been doing 30min of cardio and 30min of weights when I can. I have not noticed a difference but I have not been consistent. I will step my cardio up to 1 hr for the weight loss I need then add weight training.....Any input or advice would be great....

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12/26/07 10:05 P

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I agree with MJ and Skinny. Listen to your body; it will tell you what is best.

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12/26/07 8:36 P

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It's important to rest when you are sick. You don't want to drain yourself and get worse.

If you are up for it, I'd go walking or something... easy.

:) Take it easy hunny!

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From what I understand, if you are sick "above the neck" (i.e., cold, sinuses, allergies) it's okay to work out but below the neck (i.e., pneumonia!) it's better to rest.

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I have a question (yes again!) - sorry to be such a pain, but what is the team's take on working out when you are sick? I think I am catching a cold and I read you shouldn't work out when you are sick, then I read there is no issue, you should, blah blah ...

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12/21/07 10:38 A

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I have been doing close to an hour of walking (on my lunch time)but after listening to your good advice, it is time for me to step my game up and get into a gym and hit that treadmill for a good run and to lift some real weights!

You all rock - thank you so much for the advice!

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I couldn't agree more. Cardio is key and strength training is a huge help.

You can do it, L.

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12/20/07 12:12 P

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What's a muffin top?

It's the best part of a muffin, girl!

:) Yes. Forget sit ups for awhile.

Cardio. I'm with a personal trainer and these are her words.

You want to lose weight? 45-1 hour cardio five days a week.

The best part of her saying that was ... "it doesn't have to be running, you can walk!"

Step up to cardio to lose weight.

Number two. Add weight training to boost metabolism.

Use your calendar for your exercise by planning ahead and sticking to it.

Respect the work out routine like you are planning your meals.

Don't skip it!

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LWATERH,

Cardio, cardio, cardio! Doing core exercises will help tighten up the core muscles underneath a "muffin top" but cardio is what's going to burn the most calories and fat. I know, none of us like to hear that...LOL!

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Good morning team!

Do you all have any advice/suggestions on how to get rid of the infamous muffin top? I will go and peruse the Sparkfitness section as well, but just wondered if any of you have a specific exercise that might have worked for you.

Thanks!

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12/19/07 1:05 P

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I never thought about running shoes like that. Hmmm.

Thanks geezer John. :)

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At my "advanced" age, I find that I can only get about 3 months' worth of use out of a pair of shoes before it's time to get another pair. Keeping the shoes fresh really helps my joints and back.

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I totally agree. Warm ups especially help me to keep from getting injured. Also keeping proper form and wearing the right shoes has been a major help to me in avoiding injuries. Occassionally I have my boyfriend critique my workouts ( the first couple reps or sets) to make sure that I am using the proper form, this way I don't get hurt.

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I'm not surprised Rbka...

I think injuries can be prevented and in some cases corrected:

Here are some pointers from my personal trainer. I meant to share these. This is what I learned on my first visit;

- The longer you warm up the better you perform. Warm up for at least 10 minutes. At least.
- How is your form? Stand up tall, shoulders back, suck in that gut (core). Doing this will help you do routines correctly. It helped me tremendously. I had no idea I was doing some routines incorrectly- just mildly enough to either cause injury or not get results like I did the other day (big whew)

-Stretching - If you aren't stretching each muscle group you used before and after, you risk injury. It's a shock to your muscles to just stop. They need time to heal and stretching promotes this.

I'm merely repeating what I've been told and shown. The routine presented to me was tough because I had improved my form which put a lot of pressure on areas I hadn't been working. Man was I sore on day 3!!!!

Hopefully an old hip injury will be corrected. I look forward to reporting this info back as the training continues.

Maybe I'll start a thread on FREE tips from a trainer...

:) I still love running!!!! emoticon

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I read an article recently (in RunnersWorld, I think) that said that running actually helps your joints rather than breaking them down, as has been thought in the past! I know my knees hurt when I first started running earlier this year, but now they feel better than they have in years!

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I like it too. It's a great way to lose weight and keep fit, so long as the knees and hips don't fall apart!

I love the challenge of mini runs and expect to run the U.S half (S.F) in Nov of next year. It's a lovely course that takes you across the Golden Gate.

It's grown quite large since it's inception. It truly is an amazingly beautiful course that takes you through the better parts of the city.

Best of luck to all on the training. It sure is great to be in good company on this team.

It's not so easy to find.

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I don't mind running. I hated it when I was younger, but it fits into my lifestyle now, because it is efficient. I need the biggest bang for my fitness buck.

So many thing in life are 90% mental and 10% physical. As long as I'm not injured, running is something I intend to do through my old age.

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Hi Rhonda! Finally, someone who like me, loves to run! :)

My new goal is to run in a half marathon. I have run several 5K's and had so much fun in them all. After the 1st, I was hooked!

Edited by: SAZZAREL at: 12/11/2007 (17:41)
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The burpees triggered memory from grammer school. We did all these Poly things in grammar school Phys Ed!

Okay, I'm going to add that to my routine.

The HIIT- I guess I just didn't know the name (yet).

That is precisely how I trained to become a good strong runner. The beauty of it is muscle memory. No matter where I'm at phsycally... I can still run like the wind!

:) Have a great day all. I have lots to do which includes my first session with a personal trainer this afternoon.

Very exciting day. emoticon

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OK ISU,
I officially notify you that I am jealous of you having access to all those great sport facilities!
Maybe you should stay in school for about 10 more years!

Way to go everyone for working so hard! Again, kudos to the runners!

Dedene

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I run 6 days a week. That includes one long run that I'm adding to each week (I'm up to 8 miles), 2 50-60 min runs that include HIIT, and then on my 3 Strength Training days, I only run for 20-30 min.

I try to do Strength Training 3 days a week, and I focus on my core and upper body, because my lower body gets what it needs from the running! I've been slacking a little since Thanksgiving on the ST, but trying to keep up the routine!

John has signed us up for a 5k in April and a half marathon in May, so I will be starting to train for that after the first of the year. My training will focus on the half, because the 5k should be a piece of cake!

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Hi Ya'll,

my own rotation is this:

3-6 days a week of cardio, time wise: 20-60 minutes, HIIT. i like kick boxing & step, i used Turbo Jam & Cathe.

3-4 days, Strength. 20-60 minutes again, mostly Cathe.

i do this for 3 weeks, then take a recovery week of yoga, pilates and/or fusion dvds with some ab work..this i at least plan since this week is my TOM week & i never know what kind of energy level i will have.

repeat process.

if anyone is familiar with Beach Body products, ya'll will recognize this rotation from P90X. from this system i learned to make a good routine that works for me.

I always use DVDS.

Hope this Helps


"When you had your indulgent meal of {name it here} instead of going all out, WHY not turn it around right there?

Anyone who has successfully figured out that SMALL SUCCESSES make BIG SUCCESSES.

In an enormous act of love, the kindest thing you can do is walk away from this junk food.

The act of saying NO lays down a boundary of love. NO to junk food means YES to you, which after all is the point."

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Hello!! I am still a college student (graduate in May!!) so I actually have a lot of resources available to me for free...which Im really going to miss! Heres my typical week:

60 min carido every day (Im one of those who love it! hehe...)

I mix & match between 2 different machines:
30 min elliptical
30 min arc trainer
30 min bike
15+15 min on row machine & stair stepper
or

60 min running (when its not freezing!!)
60 min SWIMMING (my FAV!!)
60 min spinning class

Then 3x a week I do strength training either at the rec, or in my apt..I really like the Jari Love "Ripped" series

And I walk about a million miles some days to classes! haha.. :o)

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Thanks Dedene. I truly beleive in the polywhatever now that I've had some experience in it playing jumping and skipping.

Felt like the fat was just falling off. It's a little cold for doing a lot of it outside but I'm definitely going to try a version of your routine.

I love fitness!! have a great week people! emoticon

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I've done that Plyometric Ladder, Dedene. Heard about it from Nick here on SparkPeople. He's using it in the Police Academy. I LOVE IT!! Very cardiovascular...my heart races big time when I'm done.

You end up doing 105 reps of each exercise...it's fantastic! 105 pushups? YES! I DID IT!!

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Oui Cherie,
Tu devrais appeler ta famille! Mechante fille!

My part of France is windy and rainy and yucky and gray. But otherwise, all is well. Christmas is coming on strong and there are lights everywhere. I'm amazed that the French are decorating more and more every year for Christmas. It's nice.

Hey, you should know about HIITs! High Intensity Interval Training... I know Spark has a very good article about this. Basically sprint running.

Polymetrics are exercises that involve jumping. For example, jumping up onto a box or platform, then down again. Or jumping while doing walking lunges (during the leg change).
I have a great little circuit workout based on this:

Let me write it down...

The key is not resting in between the exercises (ex., starting at 30 reps)
30 reps of jumping jacks
30 reps of pushups
30 reps of Burpees (also known as up-downs, where you start standing and go down into a catcher-type stance with hands on the floor, kick your feet out, then back in, and stand back up = one rep.)

Then without stopping, repeat above for 25 reps each.

Again, without stopping, repeat above for 20 reps.

And you continue lowering your reps by five until your last set which is only 5 reps. (30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5).
Cardio and strength wrapped up in one package.

Doesn't that sound fun?

STARBOUND, good work! I'm sure they'd never think their Mom was nuts!

Dedene

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I actually did enjoy my cardio the other day *gasp* since I'm normally dreading it

I did 25min HIIT on our basement steps, then 10 mintutes of running in place and full on jumping jacks

then cool down walking for 5 min
then I took off my sneakers and put on my 4 inch heals and did catwalk walking/struting for 10 minutes w/ my ipod!! LOL
Good thing my kids are little they dont realize I'm nuts!! emoticon

 
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12/9/07 11:30 A

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How's France, Dedene? I miss my family when I see you... :) I should call them today too!

You definitely run circles around me in fitness vocab.

What is HIIT and polymetric whatever!? :)

skiptomalooo!

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12/9/07 11:23 A

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SKINNY,
Thanks for the reality check! You're right, stop complaining and change it! In fact, I'm super proud of myself when I've finished my 50-minute HIITs sessions! I just moan for the fun of it.

Love the idea of skipping. Pylometrics are very big and seem to be quite effective. So let's start jumping!!
Thanks again, Dedene

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12/9/07 11:12 A

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You guys are cracking me up on the cardio hate.

Tell you what, you do the weight training for me and I'll run circles for us all.

Kim, if you haven't been in a race like competition for running, trust me, you will end up loving this.

The energy alone is a thrill and you will do well, I promise.

Dedene, I don't run 50 minutes at a time UNLESS I'm in training for a race. Just once a year, thank you very much. You have some major running... I'd hate it too :)

One thing that spark has helped me do is to calm down a bit about things, enjoy exercise. I've had some good/better success in weightloss simply relaxing and getting outside with children. I had a thread on having fun- over there on my "hey Beautiful" team.

I skipped, yes, skipped all the way around the block with my son. Have you looked up how much skipping burns in calories!? LOL!

I laughed all the way around the block. It was sundown so not many cars were out, either (whew!)

My point is if you hate is so much, find a way to love it. Change it soemtimes...

What about step or aerobics classes? I love spin cycling. Talk about a powerful workout- you get a lot bang for your buck (time well spent!) on that one. Butt and thighs and cardio. I mean, just take a look at those cyclists butts and thighs! :)

Explore! :) Cheersies!

Edited by: SKINNYPUP at: 12/9/2007 (11:15)
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12/9/07 8:30 A

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I am joining the "I HATE cardio club!" hahaha

Yes I would do only weight training if I could, and lifting heavy w/ less reps is my favorite, hmmm do you sense I hate the TIME it takes to work out :lol:

somedays I just hate the act of even changing into my workout clothes!

anyway, I'm starting a new program this week, picking between two

the 4 week Jillian Michaels Making the Cut routine

or an 8 week weight training routine from an old muscle/fitness mag.
weeks 1-2 weight train 3x at 65% intensity; cardio 4x
weeks 3-4 weights 3x at 85% cardio 4x
weeks 5-6 weights 3x at 75% cardio 4x
weeks 7-8 weights 4x at 80% cardio 5x
its a good program but one I have trouble getting though!

 
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I LOVE to run! I got into it about a year and a half ago and have kept going strong! I run every day for 6.5 miles on the treadmill (WAYYYY too cold to run outside now!). I know what you all mean though about not enjoying it. I didn't like it at first either. I could only run for about a mile and then i had to stop and walk. But the more I trained my body, the easier (and more fun) it was. What a difference! Running has helped me to get in the best shape of my life, this past summer.
I ran in my first 5K this summer and LOVED it! I ran a few more after that and would love to do a 10K and a 1/2 marathon. I am on the lookout to sign up whenever I see one advertised. Racing is so much fun...and what an adrenaline rush! :)

I have been slacking in the weight training department, so my goal is to incorporate that, along with "Pilates Abs" , at least 3 times a week. I want my toned arms and abs back!



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What!!! Girl!!! You can do that!!! Heck you're my inspiration this week!! LOL

When I said (What was I thinking??)I meant that I was *naive* (practicing my French) to think I could go and do all this stuff without seriously excersising and have been sitting on my butt...

Doesn't matter now. Can't change the past only the next minute :) Have a good day!

Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

"As Aristotle said, “We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” The same can be said of enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. It is a habit, and a choice we make, moment by moment. "- Teresa Easler


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Yup...it pretty much sucks for me.

Why, oh, why have I agreed to a 1/2 marathon in March? Tell me...what the heck am I thinking?!

Kim
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I'm too new to have a wonderfully planned out routine and have been floating around really doing just what I *feel* like doing for months. Thanks to Kimmy's great insights on her page, I am setting up a schedule for the next 1+ month as I am going skiing in France beginning the end of January. I am up already this morning and can't wait to figure it all out. Thank you so much for the help and I'm glad that I found this board because you have motivated me to get off my butt. What was I thinking???

Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

"As Aristotle said, “We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” The same can be said of enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. It is a habit, and a choice we make, moment by moment. "- Teresa Easler


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Kimmy,
Aren't you just the cutest little Elf that I've ever seen!

Glad someone else hates cardio! LOL!!!
Dedene

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ME, ME, ME!

It's no secret: I don't like cardio. No that's not right: I HATE cardio! (that's more like it! ;)) But I do it, cause it's so incredibly good for you, and it burns fat really well.

I could weight train everyday, all day! I love it that much.

This 4-week program, I'm performing my weight-training in a circuit format, to really maximize fat-loss. (last month, I lifted ultra heavy, low reps, to pack on some muscle.) 1 day, upper body circuit; 1 day, lower body circuit; 1 day total body circuit; rest 1 day; then repeat.

For cardio, I perform 25-35 min HIIT on my weight train days; Then, I do 2 days a week of 45-60 minutes moderate-intensity cardio (like running at a decent pace; power walking; elliptical; stairmaster). Because I get bored easily, I like to break up the hour into 20 minute intervals: 20 min of elliptical; 20 on stairs; 20 on treadmill.

That's me! Tag...who's next?

Kim
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Ah SKINNY,
I have such respect for people who actually like to run!
I run because it helps keep the bodyfat in line, but my god how I hate it -- even after years of doing it, I'll never take to it!

Here's my program:
5 days a week weight lifting.
Major body parts split with one day dedicated to my Glutes.

4 days a week running -- usually 2 longer HIIT sessions (50 minutes) and 2 shorter steady-state runs (25 minutes).

So far, making good progress and building some nice muscle.

OK who's next?
Dedene

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12/9/07 2:55 A

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Okay so we need to add fitness to our eating clean club, right? So, lets ease into it by talking about what we like to do for our routines.

Me?
-Cycling to work *or* adding more fun stuff that's outside of a gym, like playing basketball with my son, or cycling through town a few hours till we're starved then we hit the burger joint and eat as clean as possible (see my ketchup issue posts :))
I love running and am good at it averaging an 8-9 minute mile even at my worst shape. Thank God for muscle memory!
I also try to commit to an annual half marathon jus tfor fun. The energy at these events is such a huge motivator!
I have some history with mini-triathlons which are also a blast. ANYONE can do this! I've swam with Grandmas who have passed me up!!!!

I use hand weights, enjoy stretching/pilates and slow moving routines that work the legs (my best asset) My secret dream is to have the lean lovely body of a ballerina. Just for a little while at least :)

:) Who's next!?
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Edited by: SKINNYPUP at: 12/9/2007 (02:57)
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