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    Striving for balance Little Linguist's Avatar
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    Okay, so as of late I've been slacking back on my exercise (BAD GIRL!!!!) because I have 12-13 hour days. Right, seriously - like I want to go to the gym two hours after that!!! And anyway I finish right in time to make my last bus home.

    Soooo I was wondering if any of you had brilliant ideas for things I can do at home so that my waistline does not become atrocious but I still don't have to go to the gym??? (Okay, not only my waistline). (Assuming I don't have fancy workout equipment at home, which I don't have).

    The problem is that I had a back injury, so it is very important that I do sports on a regular basis, and I have been rather negligent. Losing a few inches wouldn't piss me off either.

    Thanks!
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    20-30 minutes of walking a day shouldnt be so bad after such long work days. it's not technically in your home but any of the surrounding area will do... if you have greenery nearby, even better.

    if you've found that you're eating slightly more than you need to (which would account for a slow weight gain) then this combined with cutting a few of the unhealthier items in your diet should turn the tables and relax your psyche to boot.

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    Take walk breaks at work, as well. To make it a bit more challenging, get some weighted ankle bracelets for when you walk.

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    It's real simple: get off your fat little ass and WALK every decade or so! LOL!

    Seriously, walking is a very good and easy way of getting excercise. I used to love walking, and I hope to take it up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    20-30 minutes of walking a day shouldnt be so bad after such long work days. it's not technically in your home but any of the surrounding area will do... if you have greenery nearby, even better.

    if you've found that you're eating slightly more than you need to (which would account for a slow weight gain) then this combined with cutting a few of the unhealthier items in your diet should turn the tables and relax your psyche to boot.
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    Take walk breaks at work, as well. To make it a bit more challenging, get some weighted ankle bracelets for when you walk.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    It's real simple: get off your fat little ass and WALK every decade or so! LOL!

    Seriously, walking is a very good and easy way of getting excercise. I used to love walking, and I hope to take it up again.
    Thanks, guys - that was really helpful. Yes, I am sure that walking would be a good idea. There is a safe bike path that goes down to the canal and back - it's about 2 km or so. I could walk that down and back and cut back on any sweets I eat, and that should help until the work load cuts back and I can start going to the gym on a regular basis again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist View Post
    Thanks, guys - that was really helpful. Yes, I am sure that walking would be a good idea. There is a safe bike path that goes down to the canal and back - it's about 2 km or so. I could walk that down and back and cut back on any sweets I eat, and that should help until the work load cuts back and I can start going to the gym on a regular basis again.
    hellz yah

    a lot of people dont even bother exercising because they make it out to be this difficult and unenjoyable task, little do they know that is can be something to look forward to every day. maybe when you have more time, keep with that idea and pick up some more physically demanding activities, the gym is boring!

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    Check out what your local library has for step/pilate/aerobic DVDs. When I had two tiny kids, I used these for awhile and while it wasn't my favorite form of exercise, if the music was good I could get in a good 30 minutes. Rent a bunch to see whose style you can tolerate and switch dvds when you get bored.
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