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I would just like to be able to post my daily (or weekly) exercise just for encouragement and accountability. I will be 63 next week. My goal is to do something cardio-wise 45 minutes a day 4-5 x week. For me that will mean walking or bicycling. My band is fine but my butt is a little slow getting back in the groove. I did walk 2 1/2 miles today and it did include some hills. At this point in time I'm not interested in how fast or how far but rather doing something on a regular basis. With the cooler weather coming I will be doing some hiking in the woods. I applaud all of you who are already fit or on your way there with utilizing your band and moving your bodies. Thanks!

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Right now its still hot in Jacksonville. I was using my pool but the rain every day made it too cold. Next year we are redoing it plus putting in a heater. With my fibromyalgia and torn rotator cuff there is not much else I can do except walk and its too hot right now for that.

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Sunny - I'm 58, and my only source of exercise is walking about 5 days a week. In the beginning, I had to drive to flat areas because the hills where I live were too strenuous. Now, 6.5 months later, I'm all OVER these hills. I'm losing weight steadily, and feel great.

Years past, when I lost large chunks of weight, I did a lot more strenuous forms of exercise. Somehow, I just can't seem to get back into any of it. So for me, the walking works out just fine :-)

I think you're right on, not worrying about how far or fast you go. At this point, it's most important to develop a new habit.....like brushing your teeth in the morning :-) Good for you!

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Hi there, I am also trying to step up my routine and hopefully once I get a good chunk of weight off exercise will be easier. I'm 52 with arthritis, so gentle exercise like walking or peddling is best for me. We have a treadmill and a recumbent bike in our basement. I have a cousin who comes over to work out in the mornings. We aim for Mon-Fri and usually make four of those days. I'd like to be more accountable, too, plus I know I need to work a bit harder and add in other walks. We live in the country and it's gorgeous at this time of year. Adding in a good long walk with a friend twice a week is a worthy goal for me -- something I can fit into my day. My husband does PT exercises and this morning for the very first time I did one of them -- a core building exercise we call "swimming in bed." You hang off the end of the bed face-down on a pillow and use weights, picking up the opposite arm and leg then switching off. Like swimming. My core is, well....just think of Winnie the Pooh.

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At this point in time I'm not interested in how fast or how far but rather doing something on a regular basis.

That is the answer! Congrats!

Why don't you start a thread titled something like "October fitness challenge" I belong to some on LoseIt. Since everyone may be at different levels, and desire to do different things, one of the ways they track "workouts" is for each workout you do, it counts as one, as long as its appx the calories/exertion you'd expect to burn in 30 minutes of brisk walking. That way it is open to all. People with no legs are in it, as are people that are bedridden. Just each person does what they can do! If you start it, I'm sure there will be people join in....I WILL!

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I'm very new to this forum and the monthly fitness challenge is a great idea. But for now, I think I will just stick to posting on this forum and maybe this thread. I really appreciate the feedback and it's always good to read what's going on with other folks. I do know exercise is KEY probably for everyone but I must have the metabolism of a slug because it's extremely important for my success. And thanks for the "swimming in bed" tip. I will surprise my hubby with that one :P I can see where that could really work your core-even Winnie the Pooh's core! I know the important thing is just to do SOMETHING consistently because I know my stamina will build up.

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Got in a 2.25 mile walk this morning with some good hills. Geez, I felt like it was farther than that but I did it. Thinking about reporting back here was my inspiration to get up and do it!

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That's great, Sunnyside! I had a good morning workout as well. Upping my game. Convinced my exercise partner as well so I have that support in place. Just finished a blog detailing my five-week plan for myself. Yikes! I know I can do it, though -- just need that commitment to myself and my health to be foremost. Have a great day!

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That's great! We need to continue to challenge ourselves. I am over trying to compete with anyone except I know what I need to in order to make my efforts count. That includes upping my game regularly, too! Where is your blog? Is it open to read? You have a wonderful day, too! WTG!

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That's great! We need to continue to challenge ourselves. I am over trying to compete with anyone except I know what I need to in order to make my efforts count. That includes upping my game regularly, too! Where is your blog? Is it open to read? You have a wonderful day, too! WTG!

If you go up to the top of this screen there is a tab in the blue bar called "Community." Blogs are there. You can also see them if you go to the very bottom of the screen, on the right (below the magazine stuff). You can have a blog very easily -- maybe a great way for you to check in with yourself and others -- to keep on track.

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I have just started getting more serious about my physical activity and am aiming for 30-50 minutes 5 times/week. So far it has been going well. I live in the far North of Canada and it is getting quite cold here already (Yellowknife, NT) so most of my activity has to take place indoors because I really don't want to go outside when it's -40C. I use indoor training equipment and videos and work up a really good sweat and keep my heartrate elevated to get some calories burned. I'll check back here for regular boosts!

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I have just started getting more serious about my physical activity and am aiming for 30-50 minutes 5 times/week. So far it has been going well. I live in the far North of Canada and it is getting quite cold here already (Yellowknife, NT) so most of my activity has to take place indoors because I really don't want to go outside when it's -40C. I use indoor training equipment and videos and work up a really good sweat and keep my heartrate elevated to get some calories burned. I'll check back here for regular boosts!

That is awesome! No excuses, just making the nececessary adjustments. I can't imagine that cold of weather. I live in in north Georgia so I'm in the south and it gets cold enough here. Keep up the good work and I will take a word of encouragement anytime :)

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I just visited Atlanta for the first time this summer. What a beautiful place, but I had a really hard time with the humidity. Our climate is very dry so it was a big shock. I will be sure to check back and offer some encouragement whenever I can!

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I live north of ATL. The humidity was particularly BAD this summer! Whew! Even though the temperatures weren't as high as other years the humidity was unbearable.

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I exercise with Leslie Sansone walking videos, rain or shine I can walk.

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