Nutrition and exercise!

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by Miss_Bella_Hell, May 17, 2006.

  1. bunnyb.gal

    bunnyb.gal Practically Family

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    I only asked because I teach, and mainly in gym environments, where the ethos is very much "bums on seats", and often the equipment to enable modification of exercises (say for people such as yourself with back problems, pregnancy, etc.) is not there. So it was just to kind of advise a bit of cautiousness! 8 and below is a good number. Carry on!

    Thanks for the offer of details; I see a wonderful lady for a private lesson 1X/wk down SW London way. (I wish she were as inexpensive as yours! :) )
     
  2. Smuterella

    Smuterella One Too Many

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    Ooh, you teach? I'm jealous.
     
  3. Scarlet Belle

    Scarlet Belle Familiar Face

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    Im doing my twice yearly "uni exam time" weight gain! Hours spent sitting in lecture theatres and studying every day, means no exercise. Add to that the comfort eating because im so stressed and dont have the time to cook good meals so every exam time I put on a few kilos. I hate it and feel really sluggish and uncomfortable. :(
     
  4. bunnyb.gal

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    Please don't be! I'm sure I was fitter when I didn't teach. Thing is, you demo once or twice and then spend most of the time getting up and down and keeping your beady eye on everyone and correcting! And then you find you're teaching at the times when classes tend to run, so nyet for your own practice.

    That having been said, teaching does mean you have to "present", and you never know where and when you may run into a client out of hours, so poor posture whilst out and about is out of the question! Dovetails quite nicely with the bygone idea of putting your best foot forward when in public. lol
     
  5. Foofoogal

    Foofoogal Banned

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    It is January:Time to exercise!

    Aw January. When we think of exercise and getting Thanksgiving and Christmas off of us. I am going to try my best to do at least 30 minutes 3 times a week.
    Anyone else?

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  6. Lillemor

    Lillemor One Too Many

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    I've been trying to do some exercises indoors and get on my stepper. The roads, streets and sidewalks have been icy slippery until this weekend. I do have to walk 4x20 mins. Mon-Fri but there's no escaping the fact that I'm out of shape and I'm not comfortable with my current weight or shape. I worked so hard to go from obese to slim and toned in 07' that I'm really angry with myself for having let things get to this. I'm not saying everyone should aspire to the same fitness level as I had nor that the most comfortable size and shape for me is right for everyone but...thanks for the motivation!:)

    I used to powerwalk an hour a day and do some resistance exercises for lack of better wording. I'm not a gym, fitness class or jog type. I'm wayyy too lazy but I love walking and hiking. I need to stop making excuses for why I can't use my bike because it's windy, it's rainy, it's muddy from the last rain, it'll ruin my "do", I chose to wear a skirt today, blah, blah, blah...
     
  7. Foofoogal

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    I am going to set a time period and try to stick to it. I also am not a gym type but do like walking and especially swimming and dancing. I already dance quite a bit but may step it up.
    Thanks Lillemor. That is quite an accomplishment. Hope you are able to start again.
    We have snow so I completely understand.
     
  8. Lillemor

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    Got a boy home sick, have to tow him i sleigh on icy roads to the school to drop his brother off. I'm not in the least concerned about exercise right now and I'm so impressed with my L'oreal Infallible foundation because even though I was sweating under my thick knit hat, I don't think it really took much of my make-up off. On tip from another busy mom on youtube I'm mixing it with my moisturizer and the coverage is better and durability at least as good as before. When I exercise I feel less hungry too.
     
  9. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    Have lost the last of the stress weight of the house loss, divorce, move, blah blah, etc. from last year. Lost 9.4 lbs since early November, 4.4 of which was between mid Dec to New Year's. Done with out even trying and eating plenty of homemade xmas goodies! Helps to have a new beau that cooks for me when I'm at his house, and encourages me to eat healthier. I'm too busy to snack much these days, and was taking a Foxtrot class for 6 weeks too. Plus out ballroom dancing whenever else I could.

    Weight the best its been in three years, and measurements even better! Taken 1/1/0/2011- B 41", W 29-1/2", H 38-1/2". WooHoo!!
     
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  10. chanteuseCarey

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    Still at it at my local YMCA. Was pretty busy over the two weeks the children were off school for the holidays, and didn't exercise as much as usual, but still lost 4.4 lbs. Currently, Pilates class one day a week, out ballroom dancing two nights a week, swimming two days a week, weight training one or two days. A dance aerobics class and a spinning class each once a week if I can get there.

     
  11. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    I'd been doing really well until last fall. I'm a student, and my school offers cheap fitness classes that run during the semester. I was sick at the start of the semester and then two individuals I know died (a cousin's newlywed husband was killed at age 31 by a drunk driver, a spouse of a friend died of a heart attack at age 71). I was sick, then too upset to exercise, then I was traveling to funerals. By the time I felt ok enough to go it was week 5 in the class, and I was too embarrassed (who starts coming five weeks into the class?) and I didn't want to face the questions I would get.

    This semester I am going to be better. Normally I shoot for four hours a week- 2 of weight lifting, 2 of cycling. I haven't gained that much weight, but I am so upset that I lost all of my conditioning.
     
  12. chanteuseCarey

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    Weight/Fitness update: Checked my weight for accountability's sake at the YMCA on 1/24/2011. Have lost another 4.1 lbs. That's 13.4 lbs lost since 11/10 and at grand total of 17.0 lbs lost since 10/19/2010. Woohoo! Am actually working out less than I used to these days. Just today took 13 skirts and 3 pairs of trousers to my alterationist for having her taking them in the waist and backside.
     
  13. Miss_Bella_Hell

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    I should preface this by saying I've been very bad about working out since I started working full time after law school, but I am planning to turn that all around when I start my new job next week.

    That said, never measure yourself when you're on your period! I thought I had gained two inches in my waist but it was ALL from being bloated. So terrifying! lol
     
  14. LinaSofia

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    I was surprised and extremely delighted today that I've finally lost 1.5 inch off my waist, and 1 inch of my bust and hip measurements! woohoo! It's not really due to exercise as I haven't really done any *ehum*, but I've taken a few more walks and cut down slightly on my calorie intake! And I do mean slightly, just the other day I had a huge 3 course meal at a restaurant... :D but small steps eh!
     
  15. chanteuseCarey

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    had two 1/2 weeks ago a cast metal toy train engine fall on my foot from a two foot high shelf- so my workouts have had to be be reworked. I ended up with a distal fracture on one of my toes of my right foot. Was told to do NOTHING for the first two weeks by a Physical Therapist. HA! Impossible! with my being a Ballroom dancer and my man being one too... The PT said only upper body workout with the free weights, no leg presses etc. and keep the swimming going. No dance aerobics and no Zumba classes, I can fortunately still do some of the Pilates class. My weight is stable, I was afraid I'd gain some back with doing less activity, but thankfully haven't.

    The day after the injury I went out and bought a pair of 10W rounded toe sneakers to wear all the time, as I cannot get into any of my regular shoes, I normally wear a 9B. This Tues I was able to put on a pair of my ballroom shoes and that evening we did some practicing for a bit on the hardwood dining room floor, though I bumped my bad foot twice into my partner's socked feet- ow ow!!

    Brought my dance shoes with me to the Waltz and NightClub TwoStep classes last night (Thurs), but was too nervous to put them on and try dancing in them. I cannot glide and slide in the sneakers but all the gents I dance with have been very understanding about it. One gent last night suggested that I get something to put on the bottom of the sneakers, or I'm going to end up torquing a knee.
     
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  16. Annichen

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    I feel the best diet is to eat what you crave but in moderation. That way you won´t get crazy cravings.Also doing some sort of cardio a few times per week and lift some weight to increase your muscle mass helps a lot. More muscles,more burning of calories. If you lift slightly heavy weights you need not do more than 15 minutes a few times per week to notice a difference ;)
     
  17. angeljenny

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    I have been reading the weight and measurement charts for women in my new book and for my height and age I should be 7 stone 12 pounds! Scary!

    I really need to get motivated and finally get over my emotional eating habits. I want to be fit and healthy. I might try Celebrity Slim again as I found it quite easy last year.
     
  18. chanteuseCarey

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    There is a book, workbook and its accompanying program that literally turned most importantly my life, and my eating and exercise habits around for good- once and for all. Its called Lose it for Life, by Stephen Arterburn. I attended a local LfL multi- week workshop/class given by a counselor. I took it twice. I highly recommend it. http://www.amazon.com/Lose-Life-Stephen-Arterburn/dp/1591452457
     
  19. crwritt

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    I dance ballroom too, and love it!Wow two or three weeks just doesn't seem like long enough to heal a broken toe, be careful! I've seen people at swing dances put some duct tape on the sole of their shoes, for slide. You can also get self adhesive felt at Joann fabrics or a craft store. There's nothing like a grippy shoe sole to ruin your knee.
     
  20. crwritt

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    I regularly take a yoga class, and really like the instuctor, but I can't seem to get motivated to do my practice at home,
    so until recently I've just been doing it once a week, sometimes less when there's no class or I don't make it there.
    I had saved some yoga videos to my Netflix queue awhile ago and this week started following them. I don't need anything too elaborate, or advanced, and the first one I tried, "10 minute yoga" is actually a good routine. If I follow all five segments I get almost a 1 hour workout. Its enough to keep me on task.I've done it three days in a row now
    and the ab workout must be doing some good, since I can really "feel" it!
     

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