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How many times a week do you work out and when do you do it?”

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  • I just started working out 4 to 5 times a week I love going in the mornings I belive is the best way to start up my day and it gives me great energy. There are days that I just dont feel like going but I go anyways cause I know im going to feel good after im done. I lost 5 lbd in two weeks im trying to lose the weight slowly so I dont gain it back right away

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nina on 12th September 2009

  • I try to walk after lunch for 30 minutes which helps with digestion. It would be ideal if I could exercise a few minutes before meals. This seems to help me calm down and not gulp my food. Then I try to squeak in a Yoga class on Sunday evenings when everythings winding down.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Cindy on 26th February 2008

  • I take a yoga class at work on mondays for free and a middle eastern dance class on Saturday at the Y. Because they're both scheduled, there's very little "do I feel like working out today" bs. Plus, they're both fun and don't feel like work!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Shakti on 23rd February 2008

  • I work out 3-5 times a week, in the evening after I put my daughter to bed at 8. I just bought a treadmill and I am getting much more exercise (walking and running) than I did when I was a member of a gym. Having it right there is very helpful. Plus, I listen to audiobooks, so I am getting two things done at once.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mommy2kiera on 22nd February 2008

  • When I had only one kid, i used to workout at my office gym and also do yoga classes. Now with 2 kids I find it hard to get time. I am constantly working around them either with chores, cooking, feeding ........ So i was feeling its not what I want, i have started to eat healthy and less , also I drink a mix of water, lemon and honey first thin in the morning which should help in burning off Fat. I have noticed I have reduced and my pre-pregnancy pants fit easily now. Give it a try it will hlep

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mamtha on 22nd February 2008

  • Usually I work out 5-6 times a week but my elliptical broke last week so until I get the repair guy out here next week my routine is down to 3x a week. Usually I do 3 days of weight lifting and 2-3 days of cardio. During the week I am up at 5am to work-out.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by KathyHowe on 22nd February 2008

  • none. when i was working at etrade, they had a gym in the building for employees and i worked out 3 times a week. it was easy for me then because i could get there at 6:30 work out then be upstairs for work by 8. my commute to get there by 6:30 was only 30 min. so i would leave at 6:00. if i didn't work out my morning commute could take as long as 1.5 hours so i'd have to leave at 6:30 anyway. i now leave at 7 in the morning and get home at about 6:30 at night then have dinner and help get the little one get ready for bed and that's about the end of my day! lol

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by ancgan on 22nd February 2008

  • Even though I never thought I'd be a "morning person", my best strategy is to work out sometime between 6am and 9am. I feel better when I finish my work out, and I also like being showered and dressed for the day by 7:30.
    I work from a home office, so twice a week I take a 3-5 mile run at 6am before the kids have to get into the shower or get dressed for school; then twice a week I work out in my home gym after they are on the bus. I use a weight lifting DVD that has two 20-minute work out options, and a 10-minute ab workout. Very doable. In all cases, I meet a friend, otherwise the likelihood of me "showing up" is not too good!
    Scheduling a yoga class one evening a week has worked in the past too. Remember, even twenty minutes is better than nothing!:)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Rosanne Rust on 21st February 2008

  • Our office building has a gym, so I go there 2-3 times a week, during lunch time. It's the best break - and return feeling rejuvenated.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by MarcomMom on 21st February 2008

  • My son attends preschool two mornings a week, and I go to a small gym across the street. I take an aerobics class, then use a portable DVD player to do a yoga video (the aerobics room is free after the earlier class finishes). This works for me because I work from home in the afternoons and so my mornings are generally free.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by SoftwareMom on 21st February 2008

  • I get up at 4am everyday to make sure I get a workout in. It is very early, but that's the only way I'd get it done. Afterwards I ALWAYS feel so much better and am ready for anything!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Jacq on 21st February 2008

  • I work out 4-5 times a week. I go to the gym at lunch 2-3 times a week and work out on weekend mornings at our gym which has a.m. babysitting. I also have exercise DVDs that I use at home once a week if I can't get to the gym (typically if I work from home one day or on the weekend) and walk 40 minutes as part of my commute.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by ewbaldwin on 21st February 2008

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