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02-03-2013, 08:52 PM
Hey guys! Just wondering- How often do you guys work out?
I try to hit the gym 6 days a week- and do cardio everyday and cardio and weights every other day. I don't beat myself up if I miss a day though because sometimes life just happens.

02-03-2013, 09:25 PM
Unless I have something going on Saturday for cardio on Arc Machine, Sunday Bodyflow sometimes some cardio, Friday night Zumba, then maybe 2 and if not run down 3 other nights a week. Depending on how the week goes might do weights instead of cardio or with cardio a few times a week. Cardio is usually 60 minutes occasionally 45 or 30 if crunched for time. Once I'm closer to goal will most likely reduce the length of time in the cardio sessions and have a more structured weight training plan.

02-03-2013, 09:54 PM
I work-out everyday and split my time up! I go in the morning for 1 hr and 30 mins and 1hr and 40 mins at night.

02-03-2013, 10:00 PM
I work-out everyday and split my time up! I go in the morning for 1 hr and 30 mins and 1hr and 40 mins at night.

wow that's a lot! Good for you! I'm trying to work up to 1.5 hours of cardio everyday, but so far I find I'm just completely exhausted after 1 hour!

02-03-2013, 10:43 PM
In January I worked out everyday, and 27 of those days I had 2 workouts.

That's a pretty typical month....

02-03-2013, 11:36 PM
5-6 days a week. Sometimes twice a day.

02-03-2013, 11:55 PM
I try to do every day, just cardio right now, can't lift weights at the moment. If I take a day off it screws me up and I want another day off. But sometimes I end up missing a day like every couple of weeks. I am so scared about reaching maintenance and cutting down to 3-4 days a week. I might fudge my maintenance up. But at the same time I look forward to having a break some days.
Oh I ride my elliptical for around 45 mins or 500-600 cals burned, which ever comes first.

02-04-2013, 05:38 AM
I try to do something every day, but make sure one of the days is pretty light - and sometimes nothing! This week I didn't do anything on Friday or Saturday, but I have a cold.

07-13-2013, 12:12 PM
I walk every day but I think Im gonna start walking 2 hours a day, Not an hour after another but like Yesterday I walked from 4 pm to 5 pm and then I walk again 8 pm to 9 pm or it might of been 9 pm to 10 pm it was one of the those.

07-13-2013, 01:37 PM
I do something every single day, but it varies. I make sure to get 10,000+ steps a day. Twice a week I'm now starting to do kettlebell workouts, which are super intense. I walk my dog a lot and I try to hike and walk hills a few times a week. I also do the elliptical sometimes, but only for 30 minutes. I believe it all adds up and makes a difference but I have definitely increased my exercise as I've lost more weight.

07-15-2013, 12:24 PM
I do something every day and sometimes twice a day. My lifting sessions are 3 - 4 times per week and I do cardio (power walking/jogging intervals or Walk Away The Pounds videos about 4 - 5 times per week). I play volleyball, softball, swim and love Pilates and ice skaking. I'm one active chick! :D

07-15-2013, 02:18 PM
My running program is 4 times a week. I try to go to a crossfit class 3 times a week. And I really should do additional strength training to keep my runners knees at bay - 3 times a week. Plus any additional walks or hikes I want to throw in there.

That usually works out to at least one activity a day, and often two a day. But I do slack with the additional strength training, and will throw a day off in there if I'm feeling like I need it.

I do worry about giving my body enough rest.

07-15-2013, 03:33 PM
I workout 3 times a week for 2 to 3 hours of intense weight lifting with 30 minutes of cardio. On the weekend, I go hiking and this usually lasts for 3 hours.

I see a lot of people here exercise all day, which is great. However, I find that I need at least a full rest between my workouts or I'm just too fatigued to lift.

Missys Mom
07-15-2013, 04:35 PM
I try my very best to workout at least 5-7 days a week (at the gym), I get out to walk my dog several times a day every day so that's exercise there as well.

07-15-2013, 10:46 PM
5 days a week.

07-15-2013, 11:25 PM
I work out every day. Sometimes once. Sometimes three times a day.

On three-times-a-day days, I will do weight training in the morning, run 5K before lunch and play squash or tennis in the evening.


But the ol' body takes it.

07-16-2013, 12:32 AM
I work out 5 days a week. Usually Jazzercise 1 hour classes--but when I miss a class--I am downstairs on the elliptical or treadmill.

07-16-2013, 11:03 PM
I'm trying to discipline myself to workout 5 days a week for the rest of the summer.

I do cardio and weight-training, and the time usually totals to around 1hr 30min per workout.

So far I've been sticking to it.

Once the school year starts though, it may change to 4 times a week. It depends on how busy I end up being.

07-17-2013, 12:43 AM
Weights - 2x a week, full body 5x5 lifting routine
Cardio - up to 3x week, 40 minutes each

I consume anywhere from 900-1,200 calories a day, so that's enough of a calorie deficit.

07-17-2013, 01:11 AM
0 per week... oh GOSH, I need motivation badly... :(

07-17-2013, 01:39 AM
When I first started out, it was 5-6 days a week but it has been very off/on up until 2 weeks ago, did Insanity 6 days a week up. Now, with my knee issues- 0 since Saturday! :(

07-17-2013, 08:37 AM
Trying to take one day a week off,but usually at least hike 2 hrs on those days. I Like to exercise 2 hrs a day.

Only Believe
07-17-2013, 10:16 AM
Right now I mainly get in a 30 minute walk (sometimes really fast) as many days as I can each week. Sometimes I do it twice in one day. I'm happy to say I've walked every single day in July so far.

07-17-2013, 05:38 PM
I do six days a week: An hour with the trainer twice a week, and the other four days I do a 45-minute boot camp class.

07-17-2013, 05:47 PM
I work out at least 3 times a week but I walk home from work Monday through Friday too...it's about a 30 minute walk at a brisk pace.

07-17-2013, 05:48 PM
OMG Ian...you look amazing!

07-21-2013, 05:47 AM
I work out everyday of the week with an occasional rest day once every two weeks. I do cardio everyday (running 5-10 K or a spin class) and weights 3-4 days a week

07-22-2013, 01:29 PM
I'm just getting back on track (I have 20 pounds to re-lose...oops!) I'm going to aim for an hour of cardio every day and resistance training 3 days a week for 45 minutes. That sounds like a lot, but I figure if I aim for that much, if I miss a day here or there it won't be that detrimental. *L*

I started on Saturday and so far, so good. I'm hoping to make this a habit. I read somewhere that it takes about four weeks for a new habit to become routine, and I'm hoping that's true! Luckily, I work at the Y where I have my membership, so I REALLY have no excuse not to work out. *L*

07-24-2013, 05:51 PM
Sweat is fat crying.

My mom came home from work one day and told me she read the above saying on a guy's shirt and ever since its stuck with me lol

07-25-2013, 07:16 PM
I try to got to the gym for strength training and cardio on the elliptical every other day, but if I am super score I may take a second day in between days.

other days I try to go for a walk/jog, I do a 5k worth and some days it is all walking and others i have 30 seconds to 1 minute jogging bursts for the first 2 miles or so, by the time i hit the end of mile 2 I'm only up to walking the last mile-ish. I look forward to some distant day I can jog it all, at which point I will add more to the length to make it around the same +/- 1hr it takes now :) I have been missing more of these walks lately due to the high heat (95-105 weather here) I'm trying to get myself to do them in the late evening once it is cooler.

Many evenings my DH and I also go to the pool and swim. the level of difficulty depends solely on how sore my body is and how active I have been all day. Some days I barely do more then float around and enjoy the water and others I do laps for 30-45 mins straight lol