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Commit to Get Fit

After a year off the fitness wagon, I'm committing myself to 60 minutes of exercise five days a week. How about you? What do you do to stay active? Let's support each other!

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Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2014

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Time to Feel Better!

Started by Marcia May 6, 2014. 0 Replies

Spring is…Continue

Tags: walking, happiness, healthier, fitness

Running in the heat

Started by Community Manager Jun 27, 2013. 0 Replies

Good tips from HealthDay if you're going for a run on a hot day.Health Tip: Running in Hot Weather(HealthDay News) -- If you're planning to run in hot weather, the Road Runners Club of America offers…Continue

Tags: jogging, heat, exercise, fitness, running

Knee Cap Out of Track!

Started by Sally. Last reply by earthywoman of substance Apr 4, 2013. 3 Replies

I have been sidelined from the gym by a knee injury. It happened six weeks ago when I started feeling knee pain after a yoga class. I believe I might have hyperextended it in warrior one and two…Continue

Losing Weight Before Summer

Started by Sally. Last reply by Marcia Feb 13, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello Get-Fit Friends,Who is ramping up her efforts to get fit NOW instead of waiting for summer?I have continued my five day a week exercise plan all through the winter -- boot camp m/w/f and spin…Continue

Tags: paleo, low-carb, weight, fitness, diet

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Comment by Marcia on June 19, 2014 at 10:31am

Yoga is great for so many things -- flexibility, strength, balance, calmness. I go to class twice a week and try to work in a little bit at home. That and 15 mins of cardio a day should keep you in good shape mentally and physically, Shirl.

Comment by shirl on June 19, 2014 at 10:18am

So glad you are focused Marcia! I need to do 15 mins of cardio every day to bring up my low BP! Yoga helps in increasing flexibility and I end the routine with deep breathing and meditation. Am ready to face the world after that!

Comment by Marcia on June 1, 2014 at 9:24pm

You're so right, Shirl! You definitely need to be ready to accept and love yourself and to quiet the negative voices, if you hope to succeed at lasting weight loss. A supportive group of friends can help. I am currently in an online boot camp that guides me through 6 workouts a week in a very encouraging way and also emphasizes "random acts of fitness," a term I love because it constantly reminds me to take a few extra steps or move a little more throughout the day.

Comment by shirl on May 31, 2014 at 7:06am

Hello all Get-Fit Friends. So good to read tips and enthusiasm to stay fit! I realised that unless there is self-realization to address weight issues, nothing works. No point in hitting the gym or to diet if someone nags you to do so! There will be no weight loss. So let's continues to support each other. 

Comment by Marcia on January 31, 2014 at 9:42am

Thanks for the tips, Vera. I agree that it helps the motivation and consistency when you have friends to exercise with -- whether that's a walking or running buddy or the instructors and friends at your gym. When I started working out regularly about 12 years ago, I ran into the same group of women every morning to do the circuit of machines at Curves. We were the early birds, starting around 7 a.m., and many of us became close friends. Definitely motivated me to get out and see my workout buddies. That gym closed 3 years ago, but some of us remain friends. I've made new friends at my new gym, especially in my yoga classes -- I miss them when I don't get there. I also have one friend with whom I walk once a week -- gives us great time to catch up and make sure we don't lose touch with what's going on in each other's life. Keep up the good work! It can be hard to fit in exercise when the kids are young!

Comment by Vera Sizensky on January 31, 2014 at 9:12am
Love the support in this group! I find I'm more likely to work out if I make friends with the group exercise teachers and greeters at the gym. If I'm away for too long, they call me out on it. It helps me get my butt out the door on the chilly mornings--it was only 2 degrees the other day in CT! RunKeeper is also an awesome app you can use to keep track of daily runs. If you want, you can push your run length/speed out to Facebook or Twitter. I found this helpful when I was training for a 10k. There are of course days I don't make it to the gym or head out for a run. On those days I have dance parties with my 5 1/2 month old. We put on Pandora and don't stop moving for about 45 minutes. She's 15 lbs (!) so it's actually a pretty tough workout!
Comment by Marcia on November 5, 2013 at 4:25pm

My sister had to have her knees replaced in 2012, and her doctor recommended she lose weight before the surgery. She lost over 25 pounds in the 3 months leading up to surgery, and she credits her exercise bike for a big portion of her success. She'd walk her dogs in the evening and then ride her bike while watching TV at night. Carrying less weight definitely made her knee rehab and recovery easier. Good luck to you in your efforts and keep up posted!

Comment by sprout22 on November 5, 2013 at 3:13pm

I am on a mission to lose weight and get Healthy ) So I need motivation to succeed in my mission:) I do 45 mins walking my dog a day and 30 mins on my recumbent bike:) My doctor told me that's the way to go with a bad back. So went out and bought one and will have to say I love it. I can move and exercise without pain:) So I am here for support:)

Comment by Marcia on August 8, 2013 at 11:16am

Glad to be of help. I think most of us women worry about our weight, and most of us would agree that it's desirable not to let our weight get out of control because overweight and obesity are linked to many health risks, like diabetes and heart disease. But, I think you're getting on the right path to focus on healthy eating and routine exercise, rather than obsessing over weight loss or beating yourself up because you don't think you have a perfect body. It's important to love ourselves and our bodies as they are -- and to work to keep ourselves healthy! Happy to discuss anytime!

Comment by Yui on August 8, 2013 at 12:40am

Thank you very much for your suggestions. It is very useful for me because it can guides me how to eat for health. And I will not worry about my weight anymore. I'm glad to join this group. take care   

 

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