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Who here does NO exercise?

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Created March 12, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Who here does NO exercise?

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

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on April 05, 2011
at 06:19 AM

Thank you for the suggestion, Risssa! That sounds like a great way to break up the monotony of the long trek across campus, too. :)

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on April 05, 2011
at 05:00 AM

Exercise is relative. If simple walking is exercise (which it is) I do not see how what you are doing is not exercise. An idea to amp it up a bit - through in some intervals. When you are walking around campus, speed up for a bit and go back to your normal pace.

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on March 28, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Following up on my progress with SlowBurn, I have made very good improvement in strength in 7 weeks. Started 2/6/11 and have done a total of 8 workouts. For example, when I started, I could do 3 pushups from my knees and now I can do 6 real pushups from my toes in slomo. For curls, I started with 5 reps with 10 lbs and now I can do 5 reps with 20 lbs. Started with 3 crunches and now I do 22. Very pleased, and no injuries.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

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on March 14, 2011
at 06:17 PM

It makes me happy that what I do normally, on a day-to-day basis, is enough to keep my body in a healthy state. :) I can always tell the difference between the start of a new semester and the end of one by how strong my legs feel and how wheezy I feel marching up a hill. Thank you both for your comments! :D

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on March 14, 2011
at 07:28 AM

Compared to a lot of office workers I know? You're a fricken athlete.

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on March 14, 2011
at 06:52 AM

Nope, that's just day to day activity.

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74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

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on March 13, 2011
at 12:04 AM

I'm a college student. I walk a couple miles a day across campus with a 15-25 pound backpack and sometimes I sprint for the bus stop (1/5 mi) if I'm running late -- about once or twice a week, since I tend to be running late more often than not. The campus is almost entirely uphill, too, so I find myself a bit winded occasionally, especially if my pack is particularly heavy that day.

Does that count? :)

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

(1781)

on March 14, 2011
at 06:52 AM

Nope, that's just day to day activity.

F52b51135f2c47eb46c986fdc9760b9b

(180)

on March 14, 2011
at 07:28 AM

Compared to a lot of office workers I know? You're a fricken athlete.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on March 14, 2011
at 06:17 PM

It makes me happy that what I do normally, on a day-to-day basis, is enough to keep my body in a healthy state. :) I can always tell the difference between the start of a new semester and the end of one by how strong my legs feel and how wheezy I feel marching up a hill. Thank you both for your comments! :D

Fa361df4b3f2d5aa13aa6a73dbf8d88b

(152)

on April 05, 2011
at 05:00 AM

Exercise is relative. If simple walking is exercise (which it is) I do not see how what you are doing is not exercise. An idea to amp it up a bit - through in some intervals. When you are walking around campus, speed up for a bit and go back to your normal pace.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on April 05, 2011
at 06:19 AM

Thank you for the suggestion, Risssa! That sounds like a great way to break up the monotony of the long trek across campus, too. :)

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C1ea79115a062250a7263764797faa30

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on March 13, 2011
at 07:33 PM

Through 2010 the only exercise I got was walking to and from work (about a mile) for three weeks while my car was being fixed. And I still lost 40lbs from my gut just by eating Paleo.

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on March 12, 2011
at 11:08 PM

Hopefully no one, if by "exercise" you mean "non-sedentary physical movement".

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1f24d4895246892ef4ee4d79b7f9eeeb

on March 13, 2011
at 11:53 AM

About a month ago, I started doing Slowburn resistance training, but before that I was doing nothing. In the last year, I have gone from 312 to 238. I am 61, and 5' 10". An inflamed hip has gotten much better over the last year, and I can now walk without pain. Since starting Slowburn, my weight loss has increased, even though I do it only once every 5 days.

1f24d4895246892ef4ee4d79b7f9eeeb

(373)

on March 28, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Following up on my progress with SlowBurn, I have made very good improvement in strength in 7 weeks. Started 2/6/11 and have done a total of 8 workouts. For example, when I started, I could do 3 pushups from my knees and now I can do 6 real pushups from my toes in slomo. For curls, I started with 5 reps with 10 lbs and now I can do 5 reps with 20 lbs. Started with 3 crunches and now I do 22. Very pleased, and no injuries.

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C1a9731f404b68be8f7e6a032b3395dd

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on March 13, 2011
at 06:16 AM

I don't really "exercise." I am a mom of 2 whose hubby is deployed in the military. I get up at 6 a.m. and barely get everything done in a day as it is. I work outside the home by necessity and barely get my girls in bed by 800 p.m. every night. I am a "hyper" person who has a hard time winding down to sleep and if I exercised at night, I would not be able to go to sleep by 10ish, which is my bed time. I should make the effort to get up at 5 to exercise, but I have not been able to make myself do it yet. I am 5'1" and weigh 110 pounds. I have lost 37 pounds in the last year (after discovering I had Celiac after my second pregnancy) by giving up gluten, then giving up all grains, then discovering Paleo a little over a month ago and giving up dairy, legumes, starchy veggies, and sugar.

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on March 13, 2011
at 08:14 PM

Not intentionally, but for the last 4 months, I literally haven't exercised AT ALL. I've been out because I had to get ankle surgery. I spent most days just laying on the couch. In the process though, I haven't gained a single pound. Actually, I've lost weight, but that's more because of muscle loss. I don't particularly think inactivity is healthy, as evidenced by how one's body responds to mild stressors (exercise, the hormesis principle). It would have been a much different situation, though, had I still been on the SAD. Anyway, I think exercise tends to incorporate itself into your everyday life, even if you're not thinking of it as exercise (i.e. taking the stairs, walking around, picking something up). Those are all exercise, just not quite as intense as a planned workout. It's all beneficial though, up to a certain point. With too much lifting, running, etc., negatives can come about. But that shouldn't be an excuse to avoid working out or having fun in some physical manner.

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on March 13, 2011
at 05:37 AM

Recovering from shoulder surgery. On a several-month hiatus from CF. Not doing much of anything right now. Sticking to a VLC diet for now.

As soon as I'm able, I'll start up again. But, I plan to do "Gant's Hybrid Program" instead of straight-up CF. At that time, I'll re-reintroduce some carbs to my diet.

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on March 13, 2011
at 02:34 AM

The only exercise I get is walking, which I do on my lunch breaks. I don't count calories and I don't use any portion control. I eat very low carb, less than 20g per day and I eat very high fat about 65% of daily calories. I fast 16/8.

On January 1st 2011 I was 6'4" and weighed 350 pounds. So far I've lost 40. I'd like to lose about 70 more.

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