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Old 08-04-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I found this forum a few days ago and am hooked. The first thing I did was read through the sucess stories. WOW what an inspiration those were.

A short Intro.. I am Sunita, a SAHM mommy to 4 kids, my girls Ashwina who is 9 and Avasha 6, and my boys, Neil who is going to be 4 and Samar who is turning 2 in Oct. I am of Indian origin but born and brought up in Singapore. We are currently living in Boulder, CO.

Now about the weight, I have been pregnant or nursing for the past 6 years and neglected my body. I was eating too much and just trying to keep up with the house chores and the kids.
The day I gave birth to Samar in 2006, I was 240 lbs. To say I was shocked is an understament. Still I didnt do anything till Jan of this year, when I joined a gym and started controlling portions and eating better.
I now weigh 186 and want to get down to 140 or a size 8.

I got to know about Nordic Walking and bought poles in March and am hooked. I NW 3 miles on weekeday(everday) and abt 5-7 miles on weekends. I get up at 6.30a/m to walk with a friend.

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Old 08-04-2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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Welcome, Sunita!!

What is Nordic Walking??

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Old 08-04-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:00 PM   #4
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Welcome, Sunita!!

What is Nordic Walking??

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Holly NW is walking with poles. You walk with a pole in each han. It burns up to 30% more calories than regular walking. Also you tend to get more toned since you are engaging your upper body while walking. There are videos on youtube.
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Huge congrats!!! My co-worker's name is Sunita, she is from Guyana.
I am interested in those poles. Where did you buy them from?
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:31 PM   #6
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Huge congrats!!! My co-worker's name is Sunita, she is from Guyana.
I am interested in those poles. Where did you buy them from?
I bought mine from moosejaw. c o m. A good blog I read is nordic-walking-usa.blogspot add the com. My first pole was the Leki Supreme. I then sold it and upgraded to the Leki Traveller. Let me know if you have any more questions abt NW. I can send you more links and info if you want
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Holly NW is walking with poles. You walk with a pole in each han. It burns up to 30% more calories than regular walking. Also you tend to get more toned since you are engaging your upper body while walking. There are videos on youtube.
Thanks, Sunita. That is a good idea! I will have to check into it!
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:57 AM   #8
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Hi Sunita!

I'm new to the boards too. It sounds like you and I have similar "stats". I'm 5'6", 186lbs (184.5 this morning!) and I want to get to 145lbs. I'm also a SAHM although I only have 2 kids (girl, just turned 3 and boy 21 months).

Your nordic walking sounds like a lot of fun. Good for you! I'm working on getting up early to work out - I'd have to get up around 5:50am.

Congratulations on the weight you've lost since the birth of your son. Good luck with reaching your goal!

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Old 08-05-2008, 07:21 PM   #9
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:57 PM   #10
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Nordic Walking sounds like something I could actually do unless it requires a ton of coordination. I am very clumsy. Anyway, what advice to you have on getting out of bed in the morning. About 1 1/2 years ago I used to get up every morning and walk for at least thirty minutes. I've lost that motivation and cannot get it back. I'd have to wake up at 5:00, be finished by 6 to give myself time to get to work. Now, when the alarm rings - I snooze! Any helpful hints would be great!
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Nordic Walking sounds like something I could actually do unless it requires a ton of coordination. I am very clumsy. Anyway, what advice to you have on getting out of bed in the morning. About 1 1/2 years ago I used to get up every morning and walk for at least thirty minutes. I've lost that motivation and cannot get it back. I'd have to wake up at 5:00, be finished by 6 to give myself time to get to work. Now, when the alarm rings - I snooze! Any helpful hints would be great!
I have been tempted to hit the snooze button as well but the thing is I have a partner waiting for me. My neighbour and I have been going together and that stops me from going back to sleep.
I dont know whether thats possible for you.
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