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Tigerlily
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:47 PM
OMG, yesterday I was aiming for 10 minutes on the jump rope but I only lasted 2 minutes before feeling like dying. :( So I did some dancing/walking instead.

ellaminnowpea
Apr 15th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Marrers, I think doing 20-30 mnutes of the trampoline sounds just fine. The reason peole recommend taking rest days is when doing very intense cardio or strength training, the muscles need a rest to repair. This is because exercize actually tears muscle fibers in the process. Without a rest day, the fibers will not heal probably! Also, if you take a rest day, and say, do yoga, or arm strengthening, you will get a more well-rouded workout and see the results more all over your body. Sounds like you're doing awesome on the trampoline!!

Haniska
Apr 16th, 2008, 06:57 PM
Tigerlily,

Jump rope is the worst!

I think it gets pushed because it is so hard on your body but so easy to do.

Tigerlily
Apr 16th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Ugh, I know. I'll stick to dancing!

Marrers
Apr 17th, 2008, 01:01 PM
I'm pleased with my stamina and ability to do 20 minutes plus without being too out of breath but I'm struggling with my leg muscles. They really seem to be struggling these last few days - I could only do 10 minutes today and that was torture.

ETA Why not just do a minute or two and build up Tigerlily? You can't expect to be able to go for long when you first start but you'll be surprised at how much you can improve in a short time. :) I couldn't do more than 10 star jumps when I first started but now I can do 30 at a time.

aubergine
Apr 17th, 2008, 01:32 PM
This week I joined my local gym. My last membership lapsed a year ago so it was a bit of a shock getting back into structured excercise, especially as I wasn't eating nearly enough at the time.

I want to gain strength (for drumming and lifting heavy items at work) but have always struggled to build any muscle. It can be very daunting with all the stocky guys in the gym, and it makes you think twice about using the equipment there because I'd be setting it to a comparatively low setting.

Holly78
Apr 17th, 2008, 01:49 PM
You have to start somewhere Aubergine - don't worry about the other guys in the gym - they were once in your position too! :)

Pilaf
Apr 17th, 2008, 03:00 PM
Don't worry about what other guys at the gym are lifting..they'll be more impressed if you have the good sense to lift a weight you can actually handle than if you try to show off and hurt yourself.

Tigerlily
Apr 17th, 2008, 04:45 PM
ETA Why not just do a minute or two and build up Tigerlily? You can't expect to be able to go for long when you first start but you'll be surprised at how much you can improve in a short time. :) I couldn't do more than 10 star jumps when I first started but now I can do 30 at a time.

Yeah! Every now and then I'll try doing a little bit of jump rope. When I was a kid, I'd spend my whole lunch hour at school playing skip rope. I have no idea how I did it! :amazed_ani:

Casper
Apr 17th, 2008, 09:47 PM
I loved to jump rope too Tigerlily, I would jump at school & home on the sidewalk for ages and ages I loved it. Singing all those silly jumping songs. I still like it but it's not the same.:rolleyes:

cedarblue
Apr 17th, 2008, 10:42 PM
good for you aubergine!

first thing today i ran a circuit up and down my road.

- well when i say ran i mean i jogged for say 100yrds then walked for 15 paces or so. it took me about 8 minutes and i felt really puffed and wobbly afterwards. i felt tired the rest of the day! :( how out of shape am i!

Haniska
Apr 18th, 2008, 05:41 AM
Yeah! Every now and then I'll try doing a little bit of jump rope. When I was a kid, I'd spend my whole lunch hour at school playing skip rope. I have no idea how I did it! :amazed_ani:


I was thinking about that when you brought it up! How on earth did we do that? Do children raise their hands over their heads more? Maybe reaching for things?
That is the worst part to me, I hardly ever raise my arms any other time.

Tigerlily
Apr 18th, 2008, 06:31 AM
I'm really short and most places aren't short friendly, so I'm still raising my arms up all the time. :p

Haniska
Apr 19th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Hehehe, I'm always climbing up on stuff. My skinny arms get tired just braiding my hair. That would be a funny goal! "I am exercising so that I have the strength to plait"

sugarmouse
Apr 22nd, 2008, 08:17 PM
I am going to start posting again on this thread, as I miss having somewhere to log my exercise so I cansee how much I have been doing and if my fitness level is gettin better.I had started keeping a diary of it but I kept forgetting,whearas on here I doubt I will do that. I just wont post diet-related,just exercise.

Yesterday-did approx 18 minutes of running round the block and over some of the park....
Today, did my dumbells , and part of a fitness video. I am hoping to go for a quick run round the block later aswell.I am just getting into outdoor running, trying to save money by quitting the gym:Dedit-later on did few laps of the block.:)

Haniska
Apr 24th, 2008, 03:07 AM
Would someone be interested in being my internet workout partner? We could check in with each other.

Tigerlily
Apr 24th, 2008, 04:50 AM
We could PM each other. But I'm still taking it easy so I'm not really "working out", just exercising a little bit each day.

My father took my bike out from the basement and adjusted the seat for me. He also took my brother's bike up too. We might start to go biking. I'm really excited!

Marrers
Apr 24th, 2008, 12:06 PM
I've been a bit crap these last few days, the trampoline jumping has gone down from a regular 20 minutes to scraping 10 minutes a couple of times in the past week and over the past 3 days I've missed a day and only done 5 minutes on the other two days.
I'm finding it hard going with leg fatigue and not seeing much results (in terms of toning up my thighs which is what I was hoping for).
Plus a touch of boredom as Treehugga predicted!

My food intake has been a bit erratic too and although I haven't gained I haven't lost either. And I'm drinking a little too much (which affects my eating as after a few glasses of wine I get the munchies for crisps and other rubbish).

All in my control of course but at the moment I feel like I have no self discipline! :rolleyes:

Tin-Tin
Apr 24th, 2008, 03:58 PM
hey hey
i'll be somebodies buddy
i NEED motivation badly
i have a weekly workout plan all figured out
i just need the motivation and somebody to keep reminding me to get on with it
so aslong as they are willing to shout obscenities at me
i will most graciously shout them right back =P
haha no
i'm not quite that bad
but i do need somebody who will be stern and tell me to "get off your fat arse and do some excersice" .. or something along them lines

anybody kind enough to be harsh with me?
youl be doing me a favour honest . . and you can vent your anger at the same time =D

brighteyed
Apr 25th, 2008, 05:20 AM
Hi all! I've been trying to take better care of my health and reverse the damage years of being ill has done to my body. I currently am trying to maintain my weight, if not lose a few pounds. I'm aiming for 30 min of exercise a day along with a healthful (but not overly restrictive) diet. I want to post my workouts here to keep myself accountable.

Today: I felt weak and sore so did a 25 minute walk and 100 crunches. I plan to stretch a bit before bed. Tomorrow I want to incorporate some yoga and jump roping to mix it up :)

Roxy
Apr 25th, 2008, 05:46 AM
Hi brighteyed :) I wish you all the best as you recover from your illness and get fit and healthy again :)

I haven't been "trying" to lose weight lately - but I got on the scale this morning - just out of curiosity. It seems I'm down to 132 pounds now. Still a nice healthy weight for my height - though 3 pounds less than when I last weighed myself quite a while ago.

Tigerlily
Apr 25th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Wow, that's great Roxy. ;)

sugarmouse
Apr 25th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Yesterday did 20 mins x trainer plus a bit of weights and part of workout video, and some sit ups.. today didnt get time to wipe my a** nevernind exercise, because have helped my friend move house.I am shattered though!Somehow that must count, lifting boxes, up and down stairs countless times....

Tin-Tin
Apr 25th, 2008, 08:37 PM
yup
that counts double missy
=]
GO YOU
=]
i've just competed the first day of my new workout schedule
so fingers crossed
and now im off to shoot some hoops in the sports centre
whoop
catcha ya'll later
=]

brighteyed
Apr 26th, 2008, 05:49 AM
Today I was reduced to a short walk and some jumping jacks due to a sprained ankle. I'm feeling lazy now, maybe I'll try to do something later. I really want to get more active to raise my metabolism.