What's your choice of exercise?


#1

What exercises do you do to keep the pounds (ok…kilos in my case) off? Any favourite routines and tips to share? Share the love, guys! :wink:

I find that running has been instrumental in helping me lose weight. It’s a great cardiovascular exercise, moderate to high impact, relieves tension (for me anyways) and keeps my BGs under great control. It’s not particularly good for my joints, I hear, so I make sure I do some stretching and conditioning work too. I enjoy pilates which has NOT helped me to lose weight, but I find it good, mentally as I need to really concentrate - something I find very difficult to do! And it’s slowly training up my flexibility and strength, especially in my abs.

Swimming is something else I do regularly as it gives me a great cardio workout AND gets all the muscles in my body moving. Also helps control BGs reasonably well.


#2

Hello, I’ve just joined this group, but have been losing weight since January of this year. Started at 255 lbs and weighed 232 lbs on Tuesday the 4th (Tuesday’s are my weigh-in days) I’ve found that I really enjoy turning on some old rock and roll, hip hop or disco music and just dance around the house like nobody’s business :0)…It is fun and it get my heart rate up. I found that walking everyday helps too , although I haven’t been as faithful for several weeks now, but maybe by joining this group I will get motivated again.


#3

Lucky for me it’s finally hitting fall in Florida and it’s getting less hot and humid out! I’ve been trying to walk over my lunch breaks. I work at Fox Sports in a studio in the backlot of Universal Studios, so I try to walk through the parks at lunch. Works pretty well, although I have to bring a different shirt so I don’t get all gross for the rest of the day! Hopefully once I get a little more in shape I can take up running again - the weight just falls off when I do that!


#4

Today I just realised the power of walking! I had to go to a nearby park to take photos for a school project, and so I walked there from my house, walked around as I took photos, had a quick water break and walked home. It took me total of 2 hours and my BG was just 4.1mmol when I got back (just slightly 2 hours after breakfast). I am going to try power-walking with my newly-acquired aerobic dumbbells soon, when the weather here clears up.