Group active since Mon, May 23, 2011
This group is to encourage us to exercise. Face it, with all the great food we cook up, we are eventually going to have to burn it off!
Many of you are involved in exercise programs. Did you know that logging or journaling your exercise gives you incentive to perform more exercise?
Use this group to log any exercise you do - walking, water aerobics, yoga, dancing, gardening, bicycling, lifting weights, anything that gets you moving!
Whoever gets here first in the morning can start a new discussion with the date on it, and we can add what we did in the comments.
We can also encourage each other and give praise and positive feedback for all our accomplishments. So, let's get moving!
Jan 21, 2017
Thursday was our first class, and all day Friday I was very sore - we didn't do that much, but I guess I used muscles I hadn't used in a long time.
Today we did our walk, and it was fine. 1.5 miles on one of Knoxville's great Greenways walking trails. My husband went with me.
In a couple of weeks, we enter the Nutrition phase of the program. I'm hoping to share some new recipes at that time. In the meantime, if you are exercising for health or other reasons, why not share that with us in this group. It will be encouraging and maybe help us keep on track!
Jan 26, 2017
Today starts the second week of my program. I go to a group class for toning, core strength, etc.
My husband has joined me on my walks. We get 2-3 walks in per week, plus the core training exercises. I have been very sore on the days after our workouts, so I know I'm doing some good!
Let me know about your exercise plans, what goals you have set, and how you are doing!
Jan 14, 2017
Today, we walked a mile (timed our mile), and got statistics taken - weight, height, BP, pulse, body fat %, and body measurements. We meet twice a week, with a commitment to one or two more days per week on your own. I surely hope I can make this work with my shift schedule. Fortunately, the Thursday meeting is at my hospital, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, just before I am due at work by 7:00 pm. Of course, I don't have to work every Thursday.
Saturday mornings are done on trails outdoors, and consist of gradually increasing mileage walking. I'm hoping I can get healthier, lower my BP naturally, and loose a few pounds. My doctor thinks my lower body strength is too weak, so this should help that.
This goes for 12 weeks, then starts again in the spring. I hope I can continue this and make some real changes in bad habits.
Dec 23, 2015
Nov 25, 2015
How many of us will be trying to get in a little exercise the day after Thanksgiving?
I know I will! Even just moderate walking, done for 2 sessions of 15 minutes each, can help offset the eating overload from the day before. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise daily for the week after the holiday.
Jul 28, 2014
Did anyone begin a new workout routine today? If so, post in the comments what you did. It inspires me to keep moving!
I had a rather "mental" workout today - a huge job interview. I'm hoping to get this position: night nurse in the Heart Cath Lab at our local university medical center. It's a great group of people to work with.