Group Forum: Thinner This Year

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Joined: Dec 10
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Posted: 19 Feb 2015, 08:22
This is a book I am reading that espouses good nutrition and exercise. Two components I strongly support. I am trying not to get disheartened by their "exercise 6 days a week for 45 minutes to an hour for the rest of your life". We all know that if you are exercising for 60 minutes you have committed roughly 1 1/2 hours to the entire process from getting on the gym clothes to getting home. Who has that time??? I may be in my 50's but I'm still working full time! Anyway, rant over, one day at a time. Overall the book helps keep me on track!

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 08 Nov 2015, 17:46
45 minutes a day has really helped me. I just get up early, get dressed and go out the door. Walk 30 min run 15 min, 5 days (no exercise wed or sundays - yay!). Pilates at home, too, and sometimes exercise bike if weather bad. No extra time driving to a gym. Getting into the habit of rising early was the hardest part, but i do really well on a set routine.

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 07 Mar 2016, 08:10
Quitting old habits and establishing new healthy ones is 90% of the success in gaining control of what you want the future to look like. Great job.

Joined: Apr 16
Posts: 31

Posted: 09 Aug 2016, 09:32
Grew up with activity part of my child lifestyle. But as I grew exercise was talked about in formal terms, like a foreign concept so it became vague and odd. Thought I was doing badly by living and being active but it did not fit the "exercise regimen" talked about in media and popular books. My activity slowed with health issues and as such weight became an issue. Working on increasing and validating daily activity and beginning to like adding in formal exercise...including as part of my day. Though it still feels foreign and intrusive at time into my "living", I am coming to appreciate its value in health.