Winter Exercise! The coming war!

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Winter Exercise! The coming war!

Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Hey all,

I am wanting to get some advice. Recently I lost 60 pounds, last summer (one before this summer we just had). We had 3 feet of snow and I used this as an excuse to not walk and exercise, I gained 20 pounds back over that winter. I then got a job, manual labor and a night job. I over compensated for the calories i was losing (walking up to 10 miles on job a day) and had too many power meals (that subway guys is a lying bastard!). So I gained 10 pounds over that period. Now I spent about a month after being laid off in limbo, awaiting my chance to go back to work. The asshole company (please forgive my language) never called me back like the manager said he would, so I was in limbo for a whole month. This was my fault, I though "I don't want to get deep in to routine and then be jerked away", again my fault completely. So since then I gained another 10... Damn... No one to blame but myself.

so I lost 7 again... but wait.. Pizza night tonight! who knows what will happen again. So I fell into old habits and now I got a new struggle again.

Winter is on the way and I can't fall into the same thing.

I am going to walk more this winter, even if there is extreme conditions. So anyone else have or know any exercises that can be done in the winter? Any one want to share their stories and what not?
10/28/2010
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Ideas for exercising in your own house include jumping jacks, walking/running on a treadmill, sit-ups and crunches, and walking/running in place. You could also buy a workout DVD to motivate you. Plus, with DVD selection, you can keep workouts fun!: try a pilates tape, or maybe a dance workout.

If you find yourself better motivated outside of the house but would like to stay indoors during the winter months, try mall walking. That's right: just roll up to the mall, get yourself inside, and walk around (in the warmth).

Joining a gym (while expensive) is great in that it provides all the necessary resources to keep you in shape (no storing equipment in your house!) and basically obligates you to work out (you're paying for it, you might as well!).

Lastly, you can keep your routine and continue to walk outside in the winter. Just be sure to bundle up and know the signs of hypothermia and frostbite!

On a related note, using an online tracker (similar to Weight Watchers) can help you visualize your diet and exercise agendas. I've found NutritionData.com to be a great resource. The site allows you to create a profile in which you can enter what you've eaten and count nutritional facts, figure out your BMI, read articles by doctors and health experts on related topics, and keep yourself on target. Did I mention that it's free?

Hope this helps! Best of luck
10/28/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I know that they seem sooo hokey and ridiculous but there's an indoor walking exercise dvd set by Leslie Sansone. And while walking in your living room might seem silly, it works. It's how I keep in shape since I have a very sedentary job and my best friend lost all of her baby weight using it. I also have DVDs by Richard Simmons (I know, ridiculous, but it works), Denise Austin, and some of The Firm dvd's but those are tough. Oh, and yoga booty ballet - that kicks my ass. I'm kind of an indoor girl so these are my preferred method year round.
10/28/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
Join a gym with friends, its a lot more fun going with a group. I used to go to the gym with a friend and the more I went the more I was motivated to continue going and now I go alone all the time.

Good luck!
10/28/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
Since you really like video games you should look into Kinect.
10/28/2010
Alicia Alicia
If you can afford it, a gym is an awesome idea since there is no weather that will hold you back. Also, if you have room and money an elliptical in the house is an awesome work out, I burn more in a shorter amount of time on an elliptical than I do walking or on a treadmill.

If you can't afford either (or don't have room or a nearby gym) I suggest getting a kettlebell. There are numerous exercises that can be done with those and they combine strength and cardio all in one. It's an extremely efficient work out. (And I DO mean EXTREMELY...you'll be sore as hell the day after a full kettlebell workout!) Also of course jumping jacks, marching in place, lunges, anything that gets your heart rate up for a period of time. Strength training there are many workouts that can be done just with your own body weight. While cardio is important for burning fat strength training gets your metabolism going and allows you to burn fat during the entire day even while you're not exercising.
10/28/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Hey all,

I am wanting to get some advice. Recently I lost 60 pounds, last summer (one before this summer we just had). We had 3 feet of snow and I used this as an excuse to not walk and exercise, I gained 20 pounds back over that winter. I ...
I have the same problem! I use to walk 4.3 miles 3 - 4 days a week and then we went through a patch where it would rain every afternoon. So I went out and bought a Wii to play sports and do step aerobic exercises. It tells ya how much you're burning in calories for your weight and how physical you get on the Wii balance board.
It wasnt cheap but I have found it well worth the money.
But I have also started on Tony Ferguson meal shakes which arent like normal shakes. These are really yummy and I find them filling. Plus a big bonus is - ya lose weight even if ya dont exercise! Its the best and easiest diet I have ever been on.
Good luck!
10/28/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Hey all,

I am wanting to get some advice. Recently I lost 60 pounds, last summer (one before this summer we just had). We had 3 feet of snow and I used this as an excuse to not walk and exercise, I gained 20 pounds back over that winter. I ...
I hit the gym. I absolutely love it. The hard part is getting in the doors! I haven't gone in like two months though. Going tonight actually, wanted to go last night but some things came up.


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10/28/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I go to the gym on the nights I am not working. I need it and a workout helps so much with stress. I so love martial arts and kickboxing.
Good luck and be consistent...you won't regret it!!
10/28/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Chop wood, shovel snow, chop your friends wood, shovel your friends snow...LOL.

Until last year, when I got laid off, I had kept my weight the same for about 15 years. Sat around the house for a year or so, not total couch potato but real close, and gained 15 lbs. I could NEVER gain weight!

So anyway come last winter I started finding ways to exercise. For an example, I have snow plow on a four wheeler, real nice and easy. But if I shoveled the main walk from the house, I could work up quite a sweat. So then I figured that if that works, why not do the lady's house across the street. I started looking forward to the snow just so I could work out. lol

Find stuff like that, anything to work up your heart rate and sweat a bit.

Play more with your toy's.
10/28/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Gym memberships are great if you make friends there that keep you motivated - they are also great because they usually have a wide variety of options. get bored - just try something new; treadmill, stair climber, bike, eliptical - some even have rowing machines - and don't forget the weights. Muscle burns fat at rest - whereas the effect of aerobic activity diminishes quickly after stopping.

I on the other hand a into convenience so I do my work at home. I have a variety of things accumulated over 20+ years including; treadmill, stair climber & rowing machine. For weights I have a bench and olympic set, dumbells and elastic bands that I take with me on business trips.

Don't forget the TV workout. Watching a favorite show I will alternate sets of push-ups, ab-crunches and back crunches.

I live in a warm climate so I don't get to shovel snow - but for variety I do get to ride my bike or golf most weekends.

Good luck!
10/28/2010
Kim! Kim!
Exercise balls are really great and fun too! You can pick one up for $25-$30. Mine came with a DVD that wasn't that great but I found a better one.
Also they have another great purpose.

If you walk in the snow and not shoveled sidewalks you get the added benefit of the resistance too.
10/28/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Hey all,

I am wanting to get some advice. Recently I lost 60 pounds, last summer (one before this summer we just had). We had 3 feet of snow and I used this as an excuse to not walk and exercise, I gained 20 pounds back over that winter. I ...
Yoga is a great corebuilding exercize plan that can be done literally anywhere. The stronger you build your core the more body reshaping you'll see and the more lean muscle mass you'll accumulate. This means you can 'fall off the wagon' without the horrifying results. Also learn to eat in rythm with your body to stop the yo-yo dieting and binging. The stonger your core the more energy you'll have as well which can help you push through the slight depressions that work concerns cause. Pair it with easy cardio and you'll be feeling refreshed instead of looking for excuses to quit.
10/28/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Chop wood, shovel snow, chop your friends wood, shovel your friends snow...LOL.

Until last year, when I got laid off, I had kept my weight the same for about 15 years. Sat around the house for a year or so, not total couch potato but real ...
Not to mention that a lot of your neighbors would actually pay a few bucks for you to shovel their walks...might not be a large amount but it can work up into quite a cottage industry. This is how my Father-in-Law got his business going. It supports his family and his brother's!
10/28/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Not to mention that a lot of your neighbors would actually pay a few bucks for you to shovel their walks...might not be a large amount but it can work up into quite a cottage industry. This is how my Father-in-Law got his business going. It supports ...
Yup, when I was a kid this is how I got money for toy's and such. And in the summer I mowed their lawns.
10/28/2010
Blinker Blinker
Winter is always the time I really begin to exercise because the summers in GA are incredibly hot and muggy and it takes an insane amount of effort to just walk to my car, let alone jog on a treadmill. I also get seasoanl depression and the exercise helps me with mood swings and the "ruts" I find myself in. I have a treadmill so that's my go-to source of cardio. I collect fitness and health magazines and clip out exercises and routines and make my own strength training regimen from that information.
10/29/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Hey all,

I am wanting to get some advice. Recently I lost 60 pounds, last summer (one before this summer we just had). We had 3 feet of snow and I used this as an excuse to not walk and exercise, I gained 20 pounds back over that winter. I ...
I highly recomend women's health magazine and shape they give you a whole ton of ideas and advice that really help..also turbo jam dvds,winsor pilates,hip hop abs,power90...all beacbh body products are good how about tae bo or zumba? look up ropesport...and hoopnotica.

oops I think I mean men's health for you...but fintness mag. and shape are great. or even runner's
10/29/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
My sister is about to start doing this home circuit training routine.

There's a more advanced routine you can do too.

Also, you could try one hundred pushups, a six week routine that will build you up to doing 100 pushups at a time. There are also routines for situps, pullups and squats too. I'm thinking that a plan like these where there's a schedule and a goal might be easier to stick with.
10/29/2010
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Bunnycups
Since you really like video games you should look into Kinect.
I use Wii fit.
10/29/2010
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