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  1. not_lar_croft

    not_lar_croft Silver Member

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    What exercise does anyone take?

    I walk to work and home again but that really is the only exercise I do.

    Have been thinking of joining a gym and there seems a lot about Gymphobics in the press. Do any of you attend Gymphobics and if so how do you find it?

    Thought of getting a cross trainer otherwise.

    Do you think you need to do lots of exercise as well as following the diets?

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    I go to the gym twice a week for 50 mins each time, and afterwards I swim (very slowly!!). I know I should go more often, but I can't say I enjoy it greatly-which is partly why i am overweight! lol! Its hard getting motivated sometimes!
     
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    weemo Trying again!!!

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    Other than walking around the shops, I don't get much exercise tho I really, really intend to. Have got 2 new exercise DVDs so am planning on doing them a couple of times a week (if I can!!). The wii fit is good too but I find I use it for awhile and then get fed up. I would love to exercise more often as you get such a buzz from it and it is good for your health, xx
     
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    just now i only walk, i walk everywhere though, as i dont like buses. I've got a membership at the gym, but with not being well, i've not had a chance to go back yet. Normally i would do classes, the gym, and go swimming and for a turkish bath.
     
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    i do wii fit for half an hour a day , i really enjoy it lol , i didt want to go mad as this is a life style change , so wanted to do something i enjoyed , it really is helping , hopefully we will start seeing results
     
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    I train for my martial arts for 5 hours per week and do 2-4 90 minute gym sessions every week.

    SW will work with or without exercise but to make sure your skin shrinks back with you it's a good idea to do something. It's important to find something you enjoy and can sustain
     
  8. JennyPiccolo

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    I quite fancy martial arts, what kind do you do? and how do you get into it? I did judo when i was 6, haha.

    I do approximately bugger all excercise just now, but have just signed up for the 'Moonwalk' which is a 26-mile walk for breast cancer. Holy crap im going to have to start training 3 months ago.
     
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    oh I'd love to do the Moonwalk!

    I do karate and kickboxing, I just joined my local academy and started off with karate and I have my black belt grading at the end of this year.
     
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    Oooh, I'd say don't go wasting money on gym membership until you know for deffo that you're going to keep going. Try your local sports centre for a while (I used to go to the Commonwealth in Edinburgh and it was great) and then decide.

    I can't plug yoga enough - yogamazing.com is a great site if you want to follow a podcast. It really helps tone you up.

    Moonwalk sounds great - is there a website?
     
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    Petal01 Still Climbing That Hill!

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    I walk and play tennis on my Wii that's about it im afraid, i do have my fitness coach for the wii but haven't used it much lately, the tennis is great tho!!
     
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    I teach jive for 4 hours a week, swim twice a week and do a bit of walking when I can. I also use the Wii Fit too.
     
  13. jaylou

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    I have a wii fit, a cross trainer, a bike and numerous exercise dvds - NONE of which I use!!!

    I never seem to find the time, and that is the poorest excuse for not exercising I know as I can find the time for other things.

    I agree with Harrie, don't join a gym unless you know you will go, maybe see if you can have a month's trial and see how often you use it. Some gyms will let you join for a month.

    The only thing I do is walk the dog, I walk fast so I get a little warm and out of breath and I walk for up to an hour a day, sometimes on 2 separate occassions. I lost all my weight not exercising so it does work but I now need to tone up and am enjoying walking, I sleep much better!!

    Whatever you do, do something you enjoy otherwise it won't last!!
     
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    I am going to start using the wii fit in the morning before my shower - luckily enough i have a while off to get me into it :)
     
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    I do my fitness dvd twice per week and walk on my lunch break with colleagues its better to have people to chat with! I also play on the wii as much as possible. I enjoy it thats why I exercise but my friend doesnt exercise at all and looses weight slower with sw, so it can work without if you dont enjoy it.
     
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    Yes, I have a wii and think I need to use it more. Not got a wii fit but thinking of getting one soon.

    Exercise has to be enjoyable otherwise you just end up giving it up.
     
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    Well my excerise varies from day to day but it goes something like this since my last weigh in:
    Friday 7 mile run
    Saturday 8 hour hill walk
    Sunday rest, but I did cut the lawn.
    Monday 6 mile run.
    Tuesday, tomorrow I am hillwalking again.
    Wed probably 6/7 mile run.
    Thur weigh day, will probably run before hand, then put my feet up for the rest of the day.
     
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    Wow you do a lot of walking and running! I'm not allowed to run as I have HMS and my knees are bad. My weekly exercise looks like this:

    Sunday: 90 minute gym session
    Monday: 2 hours MA training
    Tuesday: 90 minute gym session
    Wednesday: 90 minute gym session, 1 hour MA training
    Thursday: 2 hours MA training
    Friday: Day off, some times 90 minute gym session
    Saturday: Day off
     
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    I bought daughter a wii fit for her birthday with the fitness coach game too and have not been able to have a go as did the tendon in my foot so am still recovering. I have a treadmill in house too that I am dying to get back on and love walking but not managing that either :( was hoping to go swimming tonight but we never made it there but will go next mon or maybe fri if we can fit it in.
     
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    i done the full moonwalk last year, and did the half moonwalk 2 years before that. Was so much fun, and for a great cause. Must admit its so much harder doing it on the actual night though, than all your practising. Would have loved to have done it again this year. xx
     
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