Do you work out?

@nikky28 (1572)
India
March 6, 2009 10:16am CST
I go to the gym twice a week, on weekends and the other days I work out at home, which involves running on the treadmill and some yoga. I also dance for fun at times and jog in the morning if I am not late to work or take a walk in the evening if I am not tired. If I think that I have put on some weight, I put in extra time for exercises until I lose it. Do you work out regularly? What are the routines you follow? Are you a fitness freak?
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• Singapore
7 Mar 09
Hi nikky, I used to work out a bit but not anymore. Too lazy. I would love to be a fitness freak but as things stand, exercising isn't really high on my passion list. Cheers!
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
8 Mar 09
hey lordwarwizard! lol I do feel lazy at times as well. But when I feel lazy about doing other things I work out haha
@jazzsue58 (2672)
7 Mar 09
I'm a qualified fitness teacher, and though I don't teach any more I still feel guilty if I don't work out. But too much can lead to problems with your joints later on - like it did with me. I hate running, so I go on the reclining bike and steppers. When I'm feeling droopy, there's nothing like a long walk to lift my spirits. When I'm feeling crabby, I hit the weights!
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
Yes I agree that too much can lead to complications. It is always good to get your routine chalked out by a teacher or a proffesional source.
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• United States
7 Mar 09
everywhere I go is basically within walking distance so I walk rain or shine, I do about 100 crunches a day benchpress on tuesdays and thursdays, heavy curls on wednesday, heavy military press friday, and heavy lat pull downs on monday, I do pullups daily, I do work out alot, but wouldnt consider myself a fitness freak, I spend about 30 min each day doing whatever workout is scheduled.
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
Oh that sounds great, you must really be well built and fit. Its good that you have the routine lined up and u follow it.
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• India
7 Mar 09
well i am not that a fitness freak but off late i think that i have put on some weight but since my college is far away from my home i get my workout doing updown means from home to college & vice versa also if there is free lecture in college sometimes , then i hit the college gym for about 1 hour or so.
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
I guess we tend to cut a slack when we are on holidays and festive seasons too.
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@shinkai03 (114)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
My friends does it 5 times a week, though I'm not into it. Sometimes I thought of having a work-out.. However I have no time for it.. I'm too busy, well tried it sometimes though I do not continuously do it for many times..
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
You could make workouts more fun by doing it whilst you listen to music or running up and down the stairs instead of taking the lift , the little things do add up and you will feel better.
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@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
6 Mar 09
It is really nice to do workout. Running and yoga are the best workouts because it keeps your body active. It also increases mental power. Well I am always planning to do some work out but ultimately due to some activity or other I just fail to implement it. I want to gain some weight. What can you recommend me to gain weight?
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
hmm to gain muscle weight you have to exercise and eat a high protein diet. On the other hand if you want to gain calories, I would say lots of icecreams, bananas and milk at night, avacados, nuts, chocolates lol, all the yummy stuff.
• United States
7 Mar 09
do what highschool wrestlers do when they need to gain weight, eat 2-4 peanut butter sandwiches with milk right before you go to bed, stop doing aerobic workouts, they cause you to lose weight, but do situps and alot of upper body work so the extra weight you put on isnt just fat, if you do alot of weight training and situps while doing that you will bulk up pretty fast, I did that only instead of pb sandwiches, for lunch i would eat 4 packs of poptarts and 3 bags of cheetos or doritos whichever was available in the school cafeteria, and I'd just eat a regular dinner, I put on 20 pounds in 2 n a half weeks without getting fat
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
7 Mar 09
Well I am really thankful for that. I will try to implement and eat those things on a timely basis and try to gain weight. Have a nice and healthy life ahead Bye
• India
6 Mar 09
Yes, you can say that I am a fitness freak. I work out four to five times in a week. I do not go for jogging in the morning as I am not an early riser but I go to gym in the evening. I run at least fifteen minutes in trade-mill and after that I start weight training. Generally I spend one and half hour in gym. I also take balanced diet and protein shake to maintain the supply of protein in my body.
• India
6 Mar 09
I am really sorry...It happened by mistake ..
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
6 Mar 09
lol no problem, it happens most of the time with everyone
@hershiez (464)
10 Mar 09
Hi and hello there, nikky! ^_^ Yep! I do work out but, not in the gym. I just work out at home. ^_^ My only problem is my tummy. I have baby fats. Hahaha..^_^
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
10 Mar 09
Hello hershiez. Maybe you should try some tummy related exercises lol.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
There was a time that I went to the gym to keep myself fit. Unfortunately I was not able to continue considering that I got busy with work. Well, I have a treadmill at home and if I have the time, I go for some home fitness activities. I also do push ups and sit up from time to time. Its not to become Mr. Universe but just to keep myself fit.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
10 Mar 09
lol who knows you might become Mr Universe one day
@tudors (1556)
• China
7 Mar 09
i'm not a fitness freak, quite the opposite, i don't exercise, espeically don't have the time to go to a gym because sometimes i finish work very late. though i know exercise is definately good to health. but i do ride a bike when possible.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
8 Mar 09
Riding a bike is a great way to exercise and fun too. Thanks for the response.
• India
7 Mar 09
I am shocked to hear that you are doing many exercises .I prefer yoga because its a natural therapy to lose weight .But doing all the physical exercises ,we may lose weight but its temporary.We will regain it back.We should control our diet.I walk for one hour daily.But I also do domestic work a lot.so I am fit.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
8 Mar 09
I agree that diet plays an important role in keeping good shape. Its great that you keep yourself fit. Thanks for the response
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
How nice of you to be really vigilant with your health and fitness. what I do is to use my computer as my instructor. I came to learn that before you do your regular exercise, you need to do some stretching to condition the body and end it with the same. I don't do exercise to trim me down as I am a slender person. it is in my genes but I do it for flexibility and to stay healthy.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
8 Mar 09
That is absolutely right! I was actually looking out for good workouts on the web. Thanks for the response
@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
I used to before but then because I changed job, I can't find time to go to the gym! Actually, I don't feel like going to the gym, its just that my parents wanted me to and that I need it because I have scoliosis. I really have to exercise not to make my condition worse!
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
8 Mar 09
Yes keep working out and hope your condition gets better soon. Have a nice day
@Toofancy (549)
• United States
7 Mar 09
No, I don't work out, and I really, really need to. I own a treadmill, and just said this morning that I want to start walking on it again. I am not a runner, as I do not have the stamina for it. I used to work out all the time and I was very fit. I also danced a lot, too, as that is great exercise. I also have a pool, and this past summer I swam laps for about one week, and then I quit. It's terrible, I know. I complain about my health all the time, but it is up to me to try to do something about it. Thanks for this discussion! It has helped to motivate me.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
8 Mar 09
I am glad that you feel motivated. Sometimes we raise the bar too high for ourselves and try to do everything at once. I think we should take things one at a time and keep on building over it. Consistent efforts will absolutely payoff. You can also write affirmations and read it every day to keep you motivated. All the best.
• United States
7 Mar 09
I'm a sports freak lol. Football in the summer, hockey in the winter and conditioning for football in the spring. so yeah i'm a fitness freak lol. i go to the gym 4 times a week, the 3 days i don't go to the gym i run,walk, swim, or just light aerobic workouts. I follow my own routine that i made up to work my parts of my body.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
Way to go! I am glad that you are a fitness freak lol. Swimming is a wonderful exercise. And Sports! who can beat that
• Malaysia
7 Mar 09
hello.. i dont work out and i know it is not good for my health and i feel weak..lols.but i have planning to workout regularly starting next month. i am very exited about it.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
hey bloodcakelover, Good luck to you! I hope you start a workout routine and stick with it too. Never give up!
@coolchai (700)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
i wish i will have the chance to work out. i used to work out on a gym, however when i stopped my weight doubled! anyways, i turned to the regular badminton group, however it did not last since my team mates got too busy and did not bother to join so the group dissolved. i tried working out on my own, having support of my 2 kids running around like havoc and running after them was the best work out ever! =)
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
haha running around kids a great way to reduce weight.
• India
7 Mar 09
great to hear that you workout regularly... i really want to workout.. but always get into some official work or family responsibilities.... but after hearing from you.. really jealous of you... i will also try to workout daily
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
lol I have tight schedules too, I somehow manage to do it and I sleep well too. Have read tons of time management books I suppose lol
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
6 Mar 09
Unfortunately due to ill health I am unable to. I know people feel better and have better weight control when they do so. I imagine with all the exercise you do you are in fairly good shape.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
Yes I am pretty healthy and it gives a sense of accomplishment when you work out. I hope you get well really soon.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Hi, good thing you make time for exercise. It's so humid in my country that I am really lazy all the time. i used to go to the gym 6 days a week and it helped me lose weight. Now I just walk and jog around my village when I have the time. When my friends and I have dinner out, I am not able to exercise at night anymore of course. I plan to take yoga classes once a week as well. :)
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Mar 09
Oh yes I have trouble working out when I have guests over. Great that you can do some exercises to keep fit