Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MI
Posts: 157

S/C/G: 263/262/160

Height: 5'4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MariaMaria View Post
I'm really really uncomfortable with "shoulds" in relation to how other people work out.

Some folks on some days want to go more intense. Some folks on some days want to go less intense. ALL folks on ALL days should MYOB about other people's workouts that don't affect anyone other than the folks doing the workout.
She was just asking in relation to how she works out. It was a simple question.
Cemommster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 01:42 PM   #17  
Stephanie
 
LockItUp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,221

S/C/G: 236/135-140/More Fit

Height: 5'6"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MariaMaria View Post
I'm really really uncomfortable with "shoulds" in relation to how other people work out.

Some folks on some days want to go more intense. Some folks on some days want to go less intense. ALL folks on ALL days should MYOB about other people's workouts that don't affect anyone other than the folks doing the workout.
I didn't get the impression from OP that she was being judgemental of other people, just questioning her own self which was brought on by others.
LockItUp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #18  
Up and at 'em...again!
Thread Starter
 
Snoofie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Smack dab in the middle, Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 668

S/C/G: 203.4/170.4/140.0

Height: 5'0"

Default

Cemommster & LockItUp: Thanks. You're both right; I had no intention for my question to sound like I was being nosy and honestly don't see how it could be interpreted that way. I only asked the question in relation to my own workout. I wasn't trying to make it sound like "Oh, I MUST be working SO much harder than THOSE people!"

This is one of those times when I kind of wish I'd never posted in the first place, because it always seems like there's someone who'll read something into an innocent question that simply is not there.
Snoofie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 09:07 PM   #19  
Senior Member
 
mystyblue85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: MD
Posts: 98

S/C/G: 307/see ticker/169

Height: 5'7"

Default

When I am doing "intense cardio", I sing whatever song is playing at the time. It lets me know that 1, Im ok. 2, if i cant sing the whole verse without taking a "good breath" that im doing it right
but I couldnt hold a conversation while doing that. a choppy sentence or a badly sung, offkey verse, but not a lucid, comfortable conversation.
As long as youre not hurting yourself and you are keeping hydrated and breathing while you work, youre fine.
lots of people go to the gym and treat it like social hour. they work up "barely sweats" and catch up on gossip. before we do our weight lifting, my coworker and i will talk during our warm up, but we are usually huffing and puffing during.
to each her own
mystyblue85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Working too hard? kabaker 20-Somethings 12 01-15-2010 01:53 PM
Am I working out Enough? joyinSF Weight Loss Support 18 05-15-2009 07:21 PM
Am I eating too little & exercising too much? prettycitygirl Exercise! 12 05-04-2008 06:41 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.