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  1. xKimmyRx

    xKimmyRx soon to be slim...x

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    Hi just wanted to know how much exercise other people do and if it affects your weekly weight loss??
    I have just recently started exercise but not sure how much I should be doin. I can manage half hr on the exercise bike then couple mins on crosstrainer. Should I be doin this every day? Or jus a couple a week?
    I dont want to end up with muscly legs as im jus purely wantin to burn fat x
     
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    Hiya,

    I used to hit the gym in my lunch break and a couple of toning classes during the week and that made a difference but for personal reasons that plan went out the window last year. I was on weightwatchers and managed to lose about a stone or just over.

    For the past 9 weeks ive been doing the Dukan Diet and have managed to lose just under two stone, ive been walking to and from work everyday (works out at about an hour a day) and then been avoiding esculators and lifts and only use stairs, plus zumba once a week for an hour and a toning class for 45 mins once a week.

    So, the only cardio I do at the minute is zumba and a bit in Bodytone but I am more active generally. I havent noticed it slowing my weightloss down compare to when I was hitting the gym three times a week in my lunch break. But then again im on a low carb diet. I guess its a mixture of both really and finding the right balance for you. I definately think the little things help, such as avoiding esculators and lifts.

    Not sure if that helped but I hope so :)
     
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    Hey emms thank u so much it did help me. I get it in my head sometimes that I have to constantly be on the move and doin exercise and thats wat iv been doin and today its hit me how tired iv made myself. I felt so guilty cos iv been to tired to do any exercise today. Guess iv just been givin myself a hard time. I walk everywhr anyways wiv my son in his pushchair so im exercising whether I like it or not! Lol. Think I just need to give myself a break or il end up givin up altogther. Thanks for ur post :) x
     
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    Yeah definately walking is so helpful. You shouldn't do it everyday you need to build up to it or you will tire yourself out! Have a chill tonight and put ur feet up don't feel guilty at all as u have no reason to xx
     
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    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

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    i workout in the gym everyday, im not doing it to lose any weight, but to gain muscle, my goal is a heavily muscly look, very defiend and low body fat (14%)
    if anything my weight will go up, but i have alot of muscle. i dont look my weight apparently, ive been told i look like im a stone less- not sure i belive this but i really want that muscly physique!
     
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    I had a lovely chill out night last night, nice bath too and didn feel guilty at all. Also sneaky peeked on scales and lost another lb! Xx
     
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    Good luck to you and I hope you achieve wat your wantin to. Im just purely wantin to burn fat so I think alot of cardio will do that. I wish I had the energy to gym everyday! X
     
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    yeah cardio is good for the fat burning :D
    i mix both, weights to build muscle, cardio to burn fat so you can see the muscle! x
     
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    hannata I can haz cake?

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    women dont normally have the physical capability to gain hulk style muscles (without some seriously dedicated training) so I don't think you'll have to worry about that :p
     
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    Lol thanks for postin. Am not a dedicated trainer and jus do it now and then when I can so hopefuly I wont hav that problem X
     
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    Here is an exercise routine for you to use. I assume you want to do it at home.

    Dance

    Pop in your favourite fast pace CD and dance. Put plenty of energy into it exaggerate your movements and have fun! Do 2 sets of 10 Star Jumps during each track. Dance for 3 tracks in week 1, 4 in week 2, 5 in week 3 and 6 in week 4.

    Knee Press-Up

    Lie on your front, with palms down at the sides of your shoulders. Pull your tummy in and push up from the floor aiming for a straight line from head to knees, lower yourself slowly back to start position. Do 8 repetitions (reps) in week 1, 10 in week 2, 12 in week 3 and 14 in week 4.

    Bridge

    Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Slowly raise your bottom until you have a straight line from shoulder to knees. Keeping thighs together, lift one foot until leg is straight, lower slowly and repeat with the other leg, return to start position. Do 8 reps in week 1, 10 in week 2, 12 in week 3 and 14 in week 4.

    Back Lift

    Lie on your front with your hands on either side of your head. Slowly lift your shoulders and chest as far as is comfortable, hold for 2 seconds and return to starting position. Do 8 reps in week 1, 10 in week 2, 12 in week 3 and 14 in week 4.

    Crunch

    Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor, hands beside your ears. Pull your tummy in and slowly lift your head and shoulders off the floor as far as is comfortable, hold for 2 seconds and slower lower down. Do 8 reps in week1, 10 in week 2, 12 in week 3 and 14 in week 4.

    Luxury Stretch

    Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet on the floor and arms by your sides. Wiggle your hips downwards away from your ribs then, one by one, slide your feet away from your body till your legs are straight Keeping arms straight, lift them over your head until they are stretched out on the floor behind your head, relax into the stretch. Hold for 1 minute week 1 & 2, 2 minutes week 3 & 4.
     
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    all good for if you dont want to gain muscle, but i do :p
     
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    Thank you very much for your time to write this all. I will definitely give it a go :D x
     
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