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Old 04-17-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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I was noticing that the most successful people exercise 5-7 times a week for the quickest weight loss, and also do so for maintenance.

As far as the 50-100+ losers, what is your avg times a week. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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I'm just at the beginning, but I exercise every day for a minimum of 30 minutes. I am a pretty sedentary stay at home mom, so I figure 30 minutes every single day is totally necessary for me.

ETA: as time goes on I plan on upping my time to 45 minutes and then to an hour every single day. I may eventually go even longer every single day.. but I think an hour sounds reasonable and something I can live with fitting into my daily life.
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:47 PM   #3
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When I was losing weight, I did my aerobics tape 5 times a week. I broke a rib during maintenance and used that as an excuse to just STOP exercising for months. I am happy to report - I am up to ONE time a week! Weee, considering it was zero for over a YEAR I'm doing 100% better! I would like to get it up to 3-4 times a week
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
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Right now I exercise everyday, 6 days I exercise for 60 or more mins and the 7th day I usually do around 30 mins
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:23 PM   #5
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I exercise at least 4 times a week, sometimes 6, never 7. And it is usually 30min-1hr sessions depending on the type of exercise and what I did the day before. And doing that I have lost around 70pounds in 9mos.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:26 PM   #6
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I started at 3-4 times a week for a few weeks; then 4-5 times a week for a few months; now I work out 5-6 times a week and bike and/or walk as many days as I can (my preferred mode of transportation -- weather permitting). I also get a lot of movement in by chasing after 3 wee ones.

I like to keep my calories around 1700-1800 and all this movement is how I do that. I work out at least 50 min., but usually an hour.

It's a lot of work, but worth it because I don't like an empty stomach and I am so not strong enough to go way low in calories.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:31 PM   #7
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Cardio 5-6x per week (50-60 min)
Strength 2x per week (60 min)
Yoga 2-3x per week (20 min)
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:38 PM   #8
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I exercise at least 4 days a week..... I don't count weekends in my exercise schedule - anything I do on the weekends I count as bonus time....

If I go to the gym at work I do 30 - 45 minutes of cardio - either the treadmill or the cross-ramp and then I strength train - I end up exercising at least for an hour.

If I am exercising at home - I do yoga, tae bo or my biggest loser dvd.

Then on the weekends when the weather permits I spend a few hours out in the yard playing in the dirt.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:41 PM   #9
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From 01/06 to 03/08 I worked out at the YMCA for two hours at least four days a week -- unfortunately I was still eating like it was my last meal, so I never lost any weight (but I had awesome muscles -- I swear I did, I could feel them -- way, way under my plump )

Now that I have the complete package going on -- I do the treadmill every day at exactly 8:00 p.m. (I've rearranged everyones schedule around me for a change, I even made my husband wire cable TV to the dining room so I have something to watch) for 30 minutes, I chase/bounce the kids on the trampoline a few days a week (I sweat a lot, so to me it counts) and I try to hike with them at least two days a week, weather permitting)

So, with my master plan going on -- I hope to be thin by the end of the year
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:45 PM   #10
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Cardio 5x90 mins (M-F) mainly walking, but a little jogging to get my heart rate up
Strength Training 3x30 mins (M/W/F) with part of my cardio above before and after
Rest days - 2 (Sat/Sun)

Shortly I'll likely substitute some swimming and treading water for the treadmill, keeping an eye that I'm burning roughly the same number of calories. I should point out that I currently have a very sedentary lifestyle, so that walking (even though it does raise a sweat) is to counteract that. As I get busier during the spring/summer/fall I'll likely lower that number.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:08 PM   #11
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I started exercising consistently mid Feb. It is mostly treadmill walking. I have gradually worked up to using more and more incline and a higher speed to keep my HR up.
I try for 60 minutes, usually 5 days a week. The other 2 days I work 12 hour shifts, I wear a pedometer at work and try to work in more steps if it is a slow day.
I have found that about once a week I end up either taking a day off or only doing a 15-20 min walk with DH or puppy.
I am still trying to "find" the routine that works for me. So many days I don't really feel like doing an hour, so I make deals with myself that I will just walk 20 or 30 minutes, but then once I am on the treadmill, I just keep going.
If I just go get my workout clothes and shoes on, then I find that I will do it.
We are moving the end of May and will have a community center with a variety of exercise equipment and an indoor pool. I plan to add more variety to my workouts and add in strength training.
I am not looking for quick weight loss. I have done quick weight loss many times over the last 20 years. I want permanent weight loss and better health.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:23 PM   #12
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Seven days a week! (Wanna hear a secret? I'm even starting to like it.)

I meet with my personal trainer for an hour about three times a week. On those days, I do an hour of strength training and lifting and finish off with 20-30 minutes of cardio.

The other four days a week, I do basic strength training (no lifting, because I'm not at a point where I trust myself alone with weights of any type) for 25 minutes and then cardio for 55.

I firmly believe that the weight training is at the root of my success to date. I honestly just do the cardio because it improves my disposition. Apparently, being sweaty and gross puts a smile on my otherwise sour puss.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:29 PM   #13
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9-12 times per week.
I try to do 30 min. of yoga/pilates/resistance/strength in the morning before work and 30-50 min. of cardio in the afternoon after work. While the goal is 6 days per week, my schedule usually interferes once or twice during the week. Sunday is my sabbath day.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:46 PM   #14
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I barely fit into your category, and am no expert- but I commit myself to 30 minutes a day at least- sometimes life gets crazzzzzy and I skip a day, but the last 2 weeks average out to 75 minutes a day.

I mostly do cardio, I get bored easily and don't have a gym membership so it varies... stationary bike, real bike, treadmill, walking, videos or my trusty butt kicking Nordic Track. I do some strength training throughout the week.

I'm starting to like it as well. Am I still me???

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Old 04-18-2008, 12:39 AM   #15
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50 minutes of cardio and 40 minutes of weights 5x a week. The other two days I walk the golf course with my husband.

When I exercise, I lose weight. When I don't, I don't.
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