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chickadee315
07-25-2007, 07:39 PM
im curious how many of you doing atkins are also exercising? and if you are were you during induction?


RocknRoll
07-25-2007, 07:52 PM
Today is day two for me and I burned 873 calories. I didn't die. :p
I usually burn this much and I did not notice a difference in energy during the exercise. In my opinion diet and exercise go hand and hand.

Puncezilla
07-25-2007, 08:09 PM
I go for an 45min/hour walk about 4-5 days a week. thats pretty much the only exercise I get. even durring induction. I think you should exercise if you can.


chickadee315
07-25-2007, 08:37 PM
oh i am a regular exerciser usually 4 times per wk, but i walk for 30 mins at lunch everyday during the wk and try and take the stairs as much as i can - 8th floor :) i completely agree diet and exercise go hand in hand.

just curious how you burned 873 calories?

RocknRoll
07-25-2007, 09:20 PM
45 minutes with level 5 resistance
15 minutes on stair stepper Calorie Burner 2 Option
10 minutes walking at a 17 min/mile pace
10 minutes swimming laps
Weightlifting (don't count that though)

Very Easy- I am cross training for my cross country season

BoopRN
07-25-2007, 10:24 PM
I too am an exerciser while on Atkins and I also calorie count. I usually workout 4 days a week and do between 2-4 miles on the treadmill speed walking and alternate the elliptical with that too. Its worked for me so far

chickadee315
07-26-2007, 12:10 AM
i ran sprints today and i am feeling pretty tired but i think thats becasue i am still on induction and my body is used to something carb filled before my workout.

rocknroll how long have you been on atkins??
booprn?

Azure
07-26-2007, 12:51 AM
I'll be the first to admit that I am LAZY by nature and I procrastinate about exercise. I haven't been since starting Atkins--but if I want to keep all my nice muscle mass, I think I'm going to have to start using it soon.

BoopRN
07-26-2007, 02:14 AM
Chickadee,
I've been on it since Memorial Day.:)

chickadee315
07-26-2007, 10:05 AM
congrats 26 pounds is excellent!

RocknRoll
07-26-2007, 10:19 AM
Chickadee- Today is my third day on atkins! To give my body the boost it needed during and after workout, i took 32 oz water, 1 packet of crystal light with potassium in in and 1 packet of crystal light Energy. It was like a sports drink but with no sugar and very little calories. The potassium and energy really helped! It was a little tart but after the first drink it was good!

lilybelle
07-26-2007, 11:26 AM
I have exercised regularly on Atkins (usually walking) and I still continue to get regular physical exercise to keep the wt. off.