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Not sure how this will go over on a Mormon discussion board, but here goes.

Anyone else here working on improving their fitness lately? I've recently been trying to pack on some muscle, and I've ordered P90X to help me achieve that. I can't wait to start it. I've already done a few of weeks of doing the abdominal exercises from descriptions I've read online and it's brutal -- and I love it. I also love going running every morning before the sun comes up. In addition I want to try Insanity, another well-known home fitness program which I've heard nothing but high praise for.

I guess you could say I've been turning into a fitness nut lately and I guess that's what happens when you start. It's easy to give up at first but once you stick through it for a few weeks you can't stop. It's addictive. It becomes a habit that you have no interest in breaking. I love it.

Anyway, like I said, we'll see if this topic goes anywhere on a religious forum. But have it.

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Good morning Altersteve...

The time of your post says 2:12 A.M. Why are you up at 2:00 a.m .? Me, I'm an old woman with insomnia... that's why I'm reading your post at this hour instead of getting my rest (which is also part of fitness for the body).

I was an athlete when I was younger, and played singles tennis well into my late 40's. All of that physical activity has made a difference in my "aging." My agility carries into my older years to the point that I don't look my age, nor do I walk like an "old" person... although my physical limitations are becoming more prevalent, particularly since knee replacement surgery (no cartilage). Even so, I'm still in pretty good shape for someone my age...

GG

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Not sure how this will go over on a Mormon discussion board, but here goes.

Anyone else here working on improving their fitness lately? I've recently been trying to pack on some muscle, and I've ordered P90X to help me achieve that. I can't wait to start it. I've already done a few of weeks of doing the abdominal exercises from descriptions I've read online and it's brutal -- and I love it. I also love going running every morning before the sun comes up. In addition I want to try Insanity, another well-known home fitness program which I've heard nothing but high praise for.

I guess you could say I've been turning into a fitness nut lately and I guess that's what happens when you start. It's easy to give up at first but once you stick through it for a few weeks you can't stop. It's addictive. It becomes a habit that you have no interest in breaking. I love it.

Anyway, like I said, we'll see if this topic goes anywhere on a religious forum. But have it.

Just make sure to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. Start out slowly and add components of your routine as your strength and stamina allow. Remember that it is better to exercise 20 minutes every other day than trying to do an hour all at once.

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I do P90X, it's an intense workout but its very adaptable so it's easy for a beginner to start and work up in. Surprisingly the yoga is the hardest part for me, I'm sweating buckets by the time it's over. Cardio isn't really a main feature of the program so if you enjoy running you will probably want to follow the doubles routine and do some running in the morning for your cardio and your p90x workout in the evening. The other thing about p90x is that it is a little time intensive, most of the workout are an hour long and the yoga is an hour and a half. Other than that, watch your diet and you should see great results. Feel free to pm me if you having any questions about the program.

BTW: beach body has a routine for combined p90x & insanity on their website, it should come right up if you google it. Insanity is more cardio focused if that is what you are looking for.

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Stick the treadmill in front of the tv, get Netflix and watch Korean dramas if you run out of English speaking shows.

It is the only way I can manage it.

You crack me up!

ETA: Don't laugh I'm seriously going to look into buying one of those gadgets that you can sit anywhere and pedal so I can be on the computer at the same time. It's my only hope. My treadmill sits in the unfinished part of my basement with no way of having a t.v. for right now. I thought I could listen to podcasts on my i-phone but it hasn't happened much. Also, I get dizzy for some reason. The other day I started running up and down the stairs, that was a good workout and free!

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That's one advantage of living on the Wasatch Front, in 30 minutes I can be striding up any of a dozen trails. (In winter, just strap on snowshoes). All the benefits of vigorous exertion, but with the added bonus of incredible scenery. And since most trails start at the canyon floor and climb up, well gaining 3000 feet in 3 miles will give you a more than adequate workout. FWIW, my faves are Big Springs trail off of South Fork of the Provo River, Dry Creek out of Alpine, and Mill D North Fork up to Desolation Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Then there are the Uintas...

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You crack me up!

ETA: Don't laugh I'm seriously going to look into buying one of those gadgets that you can sit anywhere and pedal so I can be on the computer at the same time. It's my only hope. My treadmill sits in the unfinished part of my basement with no way of having a t.v. for right now. I thought I could listen to podcasts on my i-phone but it hasn't happened much. Also, I get dizzy for some reason. The other day I started running up and down the stairs, that was a good workout and free!

Don't have a laptop to use with Netflix then I guess....every little bit helps, the pedaling thing is a good idea, imo.

I've had times when I had a problem with dizziness. Turned out it was a med I was on. Check your blood pressure if you can.

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That's one advantage of living on the Wasatch Front, in 30 minutes I can be striding up any of a dozen trails. (In winter, just strap on snowshoes). All the benefits of vigorous exertion, but with the added bonus of incredible scenery. And since most trails start at the canyon floor and climb up, well gaining 3000 feet in 3 miles will give you a more than adequate workout. FWIW, my faves are Big Springs trail off of South Fork of the Provo River, Dry Creek out of Alpine, and Mill D North Fork up to Desolation Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Then there are the Uintas...

We have a great trail just 5 minutes or less from home. My husband can manage to walk up into the mountains from our doorstep, but it is a little too much for me.
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Not sure how this will go over on a Mormon discussion board, but here goes.

Anyone else here working on improving their fitness lately? I've recently been trying to pack on some muscle, and I've ordered P90X to help me achieve that. I can't wait to start it. I've already done a few of weeks of doing the abdominal exercises from descriptions I've read online and it's brutal -- and I love it. I also love going running every morning before the sun comes up. In addition I want to try Insanity, another well-known home fitness program which I've heard nothing but high praise for.

I guess you could say I've been turning into a fitness nut lately and I guess that's what happens when you start. It's easy to give up at first but once you stick through it for a few weeks you can't stop. It's addictive. It becomes a habit that you have no interest in breaking. I love it.

Anyway, like I said, we'll see if this topic goes anywhere on a religious forum. But have it.

Well, now that you've posted we're going to hold you to it.

I play soccer in a couple of local adult leagues so I was looking to take my cardio and speed up a notch, so I did Insanity several years ago. It's a really, really good program. I did the full 2-month regimen with my wife, and we both saw fantastic results. I actually had a guy on one of my soccer teams ask me "What happened!?" after one of my games; I was noticeably faster and was able to play hard until the final minutes.

My brother gave me his P90x to try, and I just couldn't get into it. It's just a different kind of program and wasn't what I was looking for. I keep telling myself I'll try the Insanity/P90x hybrid, but I've never done it. We had some friends who had a Nautilus home gym that they couldn't keep anymore, so we're "storing" it for them in our garage, so now I'm doing a little weight lifting as well. I've done the Insanity workouts so many times now that I just play the DVDs on my laptop with the sound off and workout while I watch something on my TV.

Anyhoo, keep up with the P90x, and remember that you have to expect to miss a day every once in a while, and to not let that stop you. I've heard that many people expect to follow a program with 100% exactness so they get discouraged when they miss a day, so it's important to realize it's going to happen so you don't let it get to you.

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Well since last September I’ve been dieting and I’ve lost 26lbs. I’ve got 107lbs to go. I've been on the Akins diet and feeling guilty about eating so much meat but it’s the only way I’ve ever been able to lose. I'll let you know how it's going. :)

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What is P90X? i could google it I suppose. Anyway I used to walk 8 kilometers a day until I broke my leg. When we're sailing it's impossible but as soon as we hit port we're out like a shot. Everybody in our new town knows us as the walkers. We walked 12 miles to the Panama City Temple. We took a taxi back.

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I'm a wanna be. I have a treadmill that sits and I usually buy stuff like the Beach Body dvd's and several others. My problem is that I get bored easily. I wish my arm didn't give me trouble because I'd like to play tennis like G.G. ;)

I used to use a treadmill at a local gym. I liked it because I could read and study while using it. In fact, I studied for my Amateur Extra ham radio exam while fast walking on the treadmill. And I passed it, first time!

Anyway, I keep wanting to buy a treadmill for home, but the wife isn't keen on another hunk of machinery cluttering up the place. I don't blame her, but...

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Well since last September I’ve been dieting and I’ve lost 26lbs. I’ve got 107lbs to go. I've been on the Akins diet and feeling guilty about eating so much meat but it’s the only way I’ve ever been able to lose. I'll let you know how it's going. :)

I am seriously thinking about the Atkins, or something similar like South Beach. You've lost 26lbs since September on it? That's like about 5 lbs per month. I need to lose about 100 lbs, too, so maybe there's hope for me.

Looking forward to hearing of your further progess!

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I figure the heart has a fixed number of beats in it. If exercise increases the number of beats over the normal rate then you are shortening your life span. I follow the Samoan and Jamaican program. Less stress, more filling. :acute:

Of course as exercise strengthens the heart and decreases the resting heart rate those who do not exercise will find their heart getting its beats out faster and have the shorter lifespan.

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Not sure how this will go over on a Mormon discussion board, but here goes.

Anyone else here working on improving their fitness lately? I've recently been trying to pack on some muscle, and I've ordered P90X to help me achieve that. I can't wait to start it. I've already done a few of weeks of doing the abdominal exercises from descriptions I've read online and it's brutal -- and I love it. I also love going running every morning before the sun comes up. In addition I want to try Insanity, another well-known home fitness program which I've heard nothing but high praise for.

I guess you could say I've been turning into a fitness nut lately and I guess that's what happens when you start. It's easy to give up at first but once you stick through it for a few weeks you can't stop. It's addictive. It becomes a habit that you have no interest in breaking. I love it.

Anyway, like I said, we'll see if this topic goes anywhere on a religious forum. But have it.

I have . I weighed 297 lbs . I now weigh 247.going to lose another 50 lbs. At 57 years old, I decided I want to be healthy and started exercising and eating right .

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Anyone else here working on improving their fitness lately?

Add me to the group! I started in December in order to get ready to go to archaeological field school for six weeks this coming Spring. My husband hired me a personal trainer who used to play pro football and he totally kicked my b*tt into shape in record time. I have NEVER hurt so much as I did that first week. I didn't really need to lose much weight--just really increase my strength, and now I spend about an hour to hour and 1/2 a day and don't think I could live without it!

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Add me to the group! I started in December in order to get ready to go to archaeological field school for six weeks this coming Spring. My husband hired me a personal trainer who used to play pro football and he totally kicked my b*tt into shape in record time. I have NEVER hurt so much as I did that first week. I didn't really need to lose much weight--just really increase my strength, and now I spend about an hour to hour and 1/2 a day and don't think I could live without it!

Hello KtG...

Haven't seen you here in a long time... it's all that working out that's taking your time... ha! I too am trying to get in better shape. But at 72, I just have issues to begin with... but that shouldn't stop me from some improvement. I do notice I have more aches and pains when I first get up but I finally get going and am pretty agile considering.

Anyway, hope all is well...

GG

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Hello KtG...

Haven't seen you here in a long time... it's all that working out that's taking your time... ha! I too am trying to get in better shape. But at 72, I just have issues to begin with... but that shouldn't stop me from some improvement. I do notice I have more aches and pains when I first get up but I finally get going and am pretty agile considering.

Anyway, hope all is well...

GG

Hey GG! It's actually school that's taking up all my time. I have to schedule the workouts in between! Glad to hear you are staying in shape. I think it is even more important later in life--especially to build back up some muscle. I feel way better at 50 than I did at 40 since getting stronger. Our bodies are really very amazing!

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