Lifted 5 lbs weights for my shoulders and 10lbs for my biceps.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
September 29, 2008 10:44am CST
Got my arm exercises done. Did kicks for my leg exercises. Getting back into exercise. What exercises are you doing for your arms and legs? Tomorrow, I'll try something different. This is the first day of the rest of my life, right? This was my "tone my extremities day." I want a nice toned body for winter. Not a fat, flabby one. I know, I'll have a little fat for winter, but not this much!
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• United States
29 Sep 08
You sound like me. I've been dieting and toning for the last three months because I refuse to look like this next summer. You can't really tell how much flab a person has in the winter because they're covered up but the summer tells all. Good luck with your toning . I hope you reach your goal.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Thanks, good luck to you, too. I need the tone for shoveling snow. I hope you reach your goal, too. So what are you doing for exercise, if I may be so bold?
• United States
29 Sep 08
I do thirty minutes of cardio on Mon, Tues, Thur, and Friday. 40 on Saturday. Then I just use the lite weights and do a lot of sets. I'm toning not trying to build so the lighter weights with a lot of reps help out with that.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I was hoping to go for a long walk today for cardio. Weather is terrible, if it stays like this, I may dance around tomorrow. I was so hoping to work in my garden. That's a lot of days of cardio. Wow! You're one motivated individual!Take care and thanks.
• United States
30 Sep 08
I've been walking/running/jogging for the past 8 months, and its done so much for my legs and back side. My wieght has not changed, but my shape is so different, and in a good way. My legs and butt are much more toned than before. I've paired that with "The Firm" videos, and I'm starting the Winsor Pilates today. I'll have to let you know how that works out. I do around 45-60 minutes of cardio 3 or 4 days a week. Leg lifts, flutter kicks, and reverse pull ups (where you hang from a pull up bar, ankles crossed, and pull your knees to your chest), are all a part of my daily regimen.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Sounds like a lot of good work. I want to alternate activities and body parts. I'm 50 years old and it takes some time for things to repair themselves at my age. Cardio is good. My lower legs and butt are fine, it's my upper thighs that need work. I have some workout videos, too. I will get into those eventually. Right now I want to take advantage of the good weather. Thanks and take care.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I walk on the treadmill or take walks outdoors. And I swim in the pool every day that I can. I am certainly not in perfect physical condition. My husband wants us to join a health club that is close by our house. But, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't ever want to leave home to go, so I don't wanna do it. We'll see what happens with that. At least, I have good stamina and plenty of energy, which I attribute to my walking and swimming. Good luck on getting your body toned up for the winter.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
30 Sep 08
If and when I get the money to go to a gym, I get a day pass. I have never gone so many times that it would be more cost effective to join the gym. But during sub-zero weather, we have few options. We can walk at the mall after getting on a bus or drive to get there or we can go to a gym which is much closer. On a really nasty day, I can dance to videos in my home. My Mom had a great deal of indurance. I believe it was from all the walking she did when she was young. She used to walk and throw bails of hay onto a tractor. So she had plenty of energy and strength. I'm not in the greatest of shape. I think I will have to fight my way back to that. But today was a start! Thanks and take care
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I think walking and swimming are excellent cardio vascular activities. When my Aunt went to Florida, she was able to get off diabetic insulin shots and only go on pills because she swam every day there. She loved it there. Too bad her children didn't think to invite her down there sooner before she got depressed, she might have lived longer and been able to even get off the pills, too. I think Florida is a wonderful place to exercise.
• United States
1 Oct 08
We walk in our mall, too, to vary our walks. I like walking on my treadmill while watching TV. As our weather cools, we'll be able to walk outdoors in the mornings and even afternoons in December. It sounds like your mom was quite strong! What a great role model she must have been. Many people move to FL to get more exercise and be outdoors more. It sounds like that worked for your aunt. To be able to swim every day for 9 or 10 months out of the year (we have a pool right outside our back door) is just fantastic. I wasn't even a swimmer before we moved here 5 years ago! I will say that, for me, the heat is just overwhelming at times and I am probably outdoors less here than I was when we lived up north! But this is our best time of year, as it's finally cooling a little in the early a.m. Our daytime temps are still 89 and 90 every day right now, but soon they'll drop to 85.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
29 Sep 08
So far all I am doing are abs crunches and exercises..I should ahve started my dancing back up weeks ago, but haven't had the motivation.. For my arms, they are still muscular enough from my 6 y/o who still had me holding him sometimes and it shows, my arms are huge and strong..My legs are not too bad either, from when I went up and down 18 steps carrying 2 gallons of water for my hedges, but that is over, the lake water level is down too far and so I water with the hose now.. Of course yesterday we went hiking and because we forgot about the storm that hit a couple of weeks ago, we had to go over or under or around many trees and branches that fell..(I have pics, but we have to go to the library to upload them) So, that is what I am doing, need that motivation for the dancing though, I get really going, people know to watch out, I do a lot of high kicks..
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Sep 08
You're funny, the hiking makes up for the dancing, this time around. Watering the hedges certainly can build muscles that way. Thanks and take care.