Exercise! - New please help!

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08-29-2006, 09:55 PM
Hello everyone:)

I'm knew and have no idea what I'm doing:dizzy: I'm working out at home because going to a gym can be alittle frustrating!

I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on how much exercise is to much I'm trying to walk on the treadmill:carrot: atleast twice a day for 60 mins or is it to little????? I'm about 5'0 and weigh 180 pounds and I know that alot of people that I've talked to say did you put the weight overnight NO! then it isn't going to come off overnight I just need help is there anyone that can help me with a workout routine????

08-29-2006, 11:25 PM
If you have time to do two 60 minute sessions per day, by all means do so, but most of us don't so doing 40 to 60 mins once/day is more than plenty. Make sure you have good intensity, by this I mean that you are working hard and working up to a good sweat... Are you doing some weight training too? I highly recommend it. Adding muscle will burn more calories at rest and that's a good thing. Weight training also strengthens bones and keeps osteoperosis at bay...

Hope this helps and keep us posted on your progress...

08-30-2006, 01:21 AM
Thank you Ilene.:)

I actually do not have the time to work out twice a day but am trying to make it before and after work.! I haven't included weight training I don't even know where to begin?:?: :?: It's been awhile since I worked out and getting back into it is a job in itself.

08-30-2006, 01:40 PM
Yes, getting back into the routine of working out is a lot of work, but well worth it... Check out Krista Smash's site (http://www.stumptuous.com/cms/index.php) for some good ideas...