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Honestly [May. 4th, 2004|07:16 am]


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how do people do it? Exercise while maintaining a full-time job? I've been racking my brain for the last month or two trying to figure out how to go about this. I mean I know I need to - the scales going up say as much - but where do I fit it in, in a day that begins with me getting up at 6am and getting home at 6pm. Walking to the bus isn't enough - I counted. 600 steps, making 1200 for the return trip. Now, if you're supposed to walk 10,000 in a day to lose weight then I'm falling way short of the goal.

Now I'm not complaining that I have the job, god no. The fact that I'm holding my head above water with this endevour smacks of a slow recovery, which is a-l-l good. But it still means I'm not exercising enough.

So I figure I'm going to have to exercise when I get home at night and hope it doesn't rev me up so much that sleeping isn't an option. Tae-Bo here I come.....well after the parents leave, still have that 'thing' about exercising where people might see me.

So how do YOU do it?

[User Picture]From: rainkatt
2004-05-03 05:19 pm (UTC)
Ten-minute increments, a couple times a day. At lunch, sometimes before work, nearly always after work, sometimes use yoga or weights while watching TV. One or two yoga classes a week, and a scheduled walk or two with someone else. I'm not going to run a marathon any time soon, but I found that even on those days I can't imagine doing anything but falling onto the bed and vegging out with the TV, I can walk (or do something) for ten minutes. It works.
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From: kassandra_x
2004-05-03 09:36 pm (UTC)
Rainkatt's right. Little & often is the key. In fact, all the latest research I've been reading about the effects fo exercise on the body are saying that anything more than 45 minutes intense exercise a day actually ages the body faster & encourages weight gain.

Tae-Bo here I come

Good choice! That's what I do! A tip that's worked for me - all my various afflictions stopped me from progressing to the advanced one, so I stuck with the basic. When I could easily manage it & needed to move on, I bought some ankle & wrist weights & carried on with the same workout, but with resistance. It helps build muscle in a way that just doing the workout doesn't, which will help burn more fat.
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