So, How much exercise are you doing on Exante?

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  1. Magggie

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    I am still walking an hour a day
    (which is half an hour in the morning walking into work, half an hour back to my car)
    but I was already doing that before I started Exanting myself (see what I did there :D )


    I did an extra 20 mins wander around town this lunchtime
    but should I do more?
    Let me into your exercise secrets
     
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    I'm going to the gym for an hour a week, doing mostly strength & resistance training.

    I walk the dog most days, not too far, probably 15-20 minutes or so, maybe half an hour sometimes. Hoping to build that up to include a bit of a jog in due course.

    At the weekend me and the dog go a bit further afield (weather permitting) and do a longer walk, 3-4 miles on average.

    Since last week I'm going swimming again, hope to keep to once a week for between 30-45 minutes. May go back to an hour of aquafit a week a bit further down the line too, but not planning for that just yet.

    During my add-a-meal week I'm going to start doing some extra strength and core training on my equipment at home too.

    I'm still wavering about buying a Wii-fit as well. :eek: Might do, might not. My sister has it, I really ought to go over there sometime to have a go and see if I like it!
     
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    For the first few weeks I didn't do any extra exercise. A couple of months in I started playing badminton once a week - that's a good calorie burner. I started Pilates classes once a week back in September which I love, I joined a gym early December and do Pilates, Body Balance and Aqua every week and if I can fit it in some resistance stuff. Need to get the finger out and go back to the badminton as well tho which tailed off around Christmas time.

    I personally find that in abstinence less calorie hungry exercise suits me best - the core strength and conditioning stuff - I just haven't it in me to do more cardio stuff - I know I am pushing too hard when I get a smell of ammonia in my nostrils and feel a bit light headed which does sometimes happen in my aqua class which is quite an energetic one.

    When I have finished abstinence I plan to introduce more calorie burning stuff.

    Hope that was of interest and I haven't bored your pants off!#

    xxx
     
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    ps. we have the wii fit and the novelty wore off really quick for me - too much standing around selecting the next exercise - I also found it was taking me nearly an hour and a half to do an hour of exercise because of the messing about between exercises.(I think the latest version is supposed to be more seamless and I considered upgrading but would rather go to the gym now I am paying for it).
     
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    last week - nowt. In any event, felt too ruff.
    This week - plan to get a bit of exercise in - either walking (as in today) or a bit of steppin'. but no more than 20 mins.

    not going to overdo it though - I think the reason I felt so bleak on the last VCLD was that I was still trying to play squash, and the suchlike. On so few cals a day, no wonder I felt limp and drained and flat and breathless.
     
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    Peony, not boring at all
    you are (another ) inspiration (so many on this site!)

    I think I won't bother with the wii
    if I loved my new hannah waterman DVD then it might have been an option
    I think I would rather go out
    but it's a bit of a solitary journey isn't it?
    OH walks and cycles too fast for me
    :-D
    I would like to try squash when I am thinner
     
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    Quite liked squash. You didn't have to run very far. ;)
     
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    My boss and colleague really go for it

    Must be fun to do it as much as they do

    although they are both on injury holiday as they tore muscles/tendons in their foot
     
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    Probably overdoing it. But injury is an occupational hazard (as is death, for overweight middle-aged businessmen). I just used to end up bruised. I wasn't much good, just used to play the then boyf and maybe one of his mates. Nothing serious. But used to give it a good go, though.
     
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