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03-05-2003, 11:31 AM
I need all exercise-savvy wenches to help me out. I know you are only supposed to weight train every other day to every two days but what kind of exercises can you do every day, if you are trying to tone and loose flab? All help and suggestions appreciated.
I also wanted to know, since it seems so many of us are trying to take better care of our bodies, if we wanted to start a "suport" thread or something - someplace where we can all report daily on what we did, what we ate, share recipes and workout tips, etc. What do people think?
A fitness forum might be in order.
As for what muscles you can work every day...Abs...that's it. The others need off every other day, or else you'll just tear up the muscles.
The reason muscles grow is because of the healing/regeneration that occurs after working (tearing) them.
Best way to keep track is do legs say M/W/F and Arms Tues/Thurs/Saturday or if you're like me and don't work out every day...LOL...just make sure each time you do weights, you do your lower half and then next time upper then lower....etc....
Hey Dawn....if I sleep over Friday, maybe we can hit the gym together Saturday morning....I'd like to not miss working out.
btw...Alison our webmistress is a work-out machine...maybe she can be our in house muscle building expert
03-05-2003, 11:42 AM
I think that would be an awesome idea! :)
03-05-2003, 11:57 AM
Count me in! On the food thing for the potluck at work today I brought a veggie tray so I can munch something...though dang my coworkers peach cobbler looks good ::drool:: mutters mantra "must keep new garb in mind..must keep new garb in mind"
Something my father does... Divvies up what exercise he does what days... Aerobic exercise (treadmill or eliptic cycle) every other day, then weight training on the alternate days... So he gets a half an hour of exercise every day, but it's a different type of exercise, so he's not overstressing any given muscle group.
Abs and some basic leg lifts get done every morning, tho. That's part of his wake-up routine.
He's been doing this for YEARS. And at the age of 64, he looks like he's 50. His father died early due to coronary issues (several years before my birth), and my father took that as a serious warning sign that he needed to live a better life than his own father did.
While I'm not doing a "serious" exercise regimen right now, I AM walking on a daily basis. Every day at lunch, one of my coworkers and I go for a half an hour walk. Usually between a mile and a mile and a half (six laps around the building is a mile).
I'd love to see a support thread tho! :) I could stand to tone up more than I have for the last few years! I'm a musician for two of my husband's dance groups... he gets FAR more exercise than I do nowadays because of this! ;) Dang, I need to get out of the musician's spot and start dancing, dammit. ;)
But I think I really need to start working out! I've at least got the walking thing going, now I gotta get the rest of me into shape! :)
03-05-2003, 12:20 PM
I think the support thing would be great thats what i need most. I can do the diet and excersise but i'm just not a self motivator.
Pamela, Strawberry Tart
03-05-2003, 03:47 PM
Knowing how hard it is to get back into the exercise/fitness thing, I thnk a fitness Forum would be great, especially if it had a Recipes or an Inspiration/Tips section.
Personally, when I was doing Irish dance and Belly dance each week, I enjoyed that one was all legs and aerobic activity, and the other concentrated on arms and torso, and more isometric. *sigh* I so miss taking classes!
Do something litke yoga on your non-weight training days, so you don't lose flexibility. :-)
03-08-2003, 12:30 AM
I too have had a major back injury and am still struggling with my weight. I've managed to stay even and not gain weight, but haven't been able to get it off either.
I joined 6WBMO (6-week body makeover). It has a great questionaire that helps you map your body type and outlines an eating plan to get your metabolism higher, as well as specific (but light) exercises to help tone your body and skin while you lose weight. You can look and post on their forum without joining (it is pricey). www.provida.com
For example, for my body type (good muscle structure underneath my fat), I'm to eat 2oz protein and 1/2 cup (good) carbs every 2.5 - 3 hours. My proteins are egg whites, soy, fish, and chicken (rotated to keep me in moderation on each). I eat mostly fresh fruits and veggies, and avoid chips, breads, etc. (I really don't miss it anymore). And drink LOTS of water. I'm up to 2 liters throughout the day, plus more if I have a cup of coffee.
They suggest doing the exercises (which use stretch cords) 3x per week, but want you to walk (as far as you can or up to an hour) every day. That's been the hardest part for me, as it's been %$##* cold here in Chicago and that only makes me hurt more.
But mostly do what you can to get up and moving around (without hurting yourself! This is very important!), eat what you like (but in moderation!), and drink LOTS of water! And having friends to keep your spirits up and yourself motivated is always helpful.
I'm looking forward to spring and wouldn't mind keeping a buddy system going up to and through our Faire seasons, so we can all feel even more sexy about ourselves in our garb!
03-09-2003, 09:07 AM
Due to our systems going down I got off early yesterday and grabbed the Rogue..headed out to a large indoor outlet mall and started walking...we stopped occassionally to look at something bue kept a steady pace...will be heading out here shortly to walk in the aread and we are supposed to start sparring today...i have a new bottle or ibuprofen so think I am all set :P
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