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    Re: I Joined a Gym Today

    Quote Originally Posted by cuban smokes View Post
    congrats; go as often as your body allows you to go. Some times it aint that easy BUT you have to keep moving.
    My advice: listen to your body, your body will tell you what you can & cannot get away with, on a daily basis.

    I do cardio every time I go to the gym; people say cardio is crap but that is crap. Cardio is king. Gotta keep that ticker & those lungs goin'.
    Gotta keep things in shape to keep puffin' those great cigars
    Doing cardio prior to hitting the weights keeps the cardio going through the lifting. You burn fat and calories better lifting if you hit the treadmill or elliptical first.

    I agree about keeping those lungs in shape - I just enjoy a different kind of smoke (it's legal here)
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    Re: I Joined a Gym Today

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    You don't have to kill yourself. Ramp up slowly. Start even 15 minutes of easy cardio, like on a treadmill or an elliptical and really light weights with just 5 reps each.

    The trick is not to make yourself so sore that you want to avoid going back.
    I also need to gain some weight, too. I weigh 89 pounds right now. I went down a few pounds.
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    Re: I Joined a Gym Today

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    Makes sense. I feel really fortunate I found a really good gym, $15 a month with no long-term commitment. Even today (a weekend) the place wasn't crowded. I had zero wait getting on any of the machines. The folks that were there were really considerate as well. We all wiped down the machines, benches, and mats with disinfectant when we were through with them.

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    Re: I Joined a Gym Today

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    I joined a gym today and worked out for the first time in almost 2 years. I'm going to start out slow with low-impact cardio and lighter weights so I don't fall off the wagon again.

    I'm feeling pretty optimistic I'm going to stick with it!
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    Thanks for the motivation! I just laced up. Out the front door (before 7:30 pm EDT) I go for a 2.5 mile walk even with wet, boggy weather. Expect me to clock back in about 8:15.

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    Re: I Joined a Gym Today

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    Doing cardio prior to hitting the weights keeps the cardio going through the lifting. You burn fat and calories better lifting if you hit the treadmill or elliptical first.

    I agree about keeping those lungs in shape - I just enjoy a different kind of smoke (it's legal here)
    I enjoyed 'that' kinda smoke for 23 years

    I have an extensive smoking history: cigarettes = 24 years, cannabis = 23 years, cigars = 11 years That is 58 years of actual LUNG damage from REAL smoking and I am 57 years old.
    I have more years of lung damage than my age.
    I also nearly died from pneumonia when I was 21 months old, had pneumonia at least 7 times, flu many times, childhood asthma, and I STILL smoke, and I still do cardio & go to the gym at least 4 times a week.


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    Re: I Joined a Gym Today

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoverness View Post
    I also need to gain some weight, too. I weigh 89 pounds right now. I went down a few pounds.
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    Re: I Joined a Gym Today

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    wait, you have almost finished your first year of college and you do now own the freshman 15?
    don't they make you repeat the year for that kind of failure
    Well, I've got a high metabolism, so I think I'm an exception.
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    Re: I Joined a Gym Today

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    I joined a gym today and worked out for the first time in almost 2 years. I'm going to start out slow with low-impact cardio and lighter weights so I don't fall off the wagon again.

    I'm feeling pretty optimistic I'm going to stick with it!
    Make it a routine part of your life. Just do it. Every day you can. It will become a habit and, a part of your life. After a while it won't be something you have to "make" yourself do anymore.
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    The biggest factor is putting on the gym clothes and getting in the car. All the rest is cake!
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    Re: I Joined a Gym Today

    Quote Originally Posted by lurchadams View Post
    I joined a gym today and worked out for the first time in almost 2 years. I'm going to start out slow with low-impact cardio and lighter weights so I don't fall off the wagon again.

    I'm feeling pretty optimistic I'm going to stick with it!
    I beat you by one week. Joined last week. Got down a few workouts, plus I walk there since it's only a mile from my house. I got two free training sessions w/the personal trainer too and now we see each other there all the time. I'm also planning on joining a spin class for intense cardio but the trainer said I didn't need it. I'm horribly underweight. Always was. Lots of people my age don't have the 9-5 job, so that's interesting that the gym wouldn't be as busy as you might think at 5 PM on a week night.

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