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Posted: 05 Aug 2007, 14:02
Hello everyone. I will be starting the LA Weight Loss program on Wednsday and am curious about what everyone else is doing for exersize, if any at all?
It's not so much about the weight I lose as it is about the confidence that I gain.

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Posted: 05 Aug 2007, 15:43
I definately incorporate exercise into my plan. I think it is just as important as eating right. I bike ride almost everyday and do some strength training about 3 times a week. I have also started a water aerobics class that is absolutely awesome.

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Posted: 08 Aug 2007, 14:37
I do treadmill (30 minutes) 3 time a week; and 30 minute walk everyday. If I can do more, it is bonus.
Lucia in Ottawa


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Posted: 09 Aug 2007, 00:02
HI! I do a treadmill work out for 15 mins as a warm up to toning. Here is my routine:

Treadmill - 1-3 mins warm up, 3-5.5 mins brisk walk, 5.5-6 mins slow walk, 6-8.5 mins brisk walk increase incline, 8.5-9 mins slow walk, 9-12 mins brisk walk, 12-14 walk brisk/slow, 14-15 mins cool down.

Ball crunches 15 (3 reps)
Weights on ball
Reverse crunches 10 (3 reps)
arm bands workout

This has mostly toned me. Adding longer treadmill will increase fat/weight loss.

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Posted: 10 Aug 2007, 14:28
Yes, I need to incorporate more toning. Don't do it very much. It must do a good job!
Lucia in Ottawa


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Posted: 11 Aug 2007, 03:08
I wish i could press a button and my feet instantly moved instead of me being motivated to do it, why couldnt i have been born a exercise junkie. My intentions are genuine, but gee.Sad

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Posted: 11 Aug 2007, 10:10
hi everyone...i walk 5 days a week for an hour and i listen to upbeat music as i walk, that seems to motivate me more on my walks...keep motivated...
just remember that nobody, I mean NOBODY, is looking out for your health, except for YOU !!!!!!


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Posted: 11 Aug 2007, 22:59
I go to the gym 3 times a week. I would love to go more often, but I teach high school and it is so hard to fit it in, but I MAKE myself go at least 3 times a week. I LOVE the elipitical machine! I do 45-55 minutes on it and then 15-30 minutes of strength training (weights). I did more this summer before school started back. I started LAWL on June 14th and I have lost 22 lbs. I KNOW that exercise is a HUGE part of it. I was not doing ANY exercise before I started LAWL. I feel SO much better!

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Posted: 12 Aug 2007, 09:45
Yes, exercise is a big part - it speeds up weight loss and tones you up. I had to learn to like exercise. Try different types of exercise untl you find something you really like.
Lucia in Ottawa


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Posted: 12 Aug 2007, 11:23
Hello all. I am so happy to have found this forum. I have been looking for an online support site for a while now. The topics you have discussed so far has answered all the question I wanted to know. For me I try to walk at least 4 times a week for 45 mins. If I have the energy I try to put in some jogging, but I am mostly a walker. Exercise helps out a lot. I am on the 2nd day of Take off. Hopefully tomorrow when I weigh in I will be down. Good luck everyone. Weekends are hard though.

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Posted: 13 Aug 2007, 12:34
Yeah, weekends can be tough, if you don't pre-plan. I managed to "do some time" on the eliptical though. Need to make that a priority. Very Happy
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