How much do you exercise? - VeggieBoards
View Poll Results: How many hours a week do you exercise?
15 or more 0 0%
12-14 0 0%
10-12 0 0%
8-10 0 0%
6-8 0 0%
4-6 0 0%
2-4 0 0%
0-2 0 0%
What's exercise? 0 0%
Voters: 0. You may not vote on this poll

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 09-20-2003, 06:48 PM
Newbie
 
GhostUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 0
I'm curious to see how much we all exercise around here. Veggies *tend* to be healthier people in overall habits from what I hear. Let's see if it's true!



So, how many hours of exercise do you usually put in a week? This includes cardio, strength training & yoga/pilates, so include everything!
GhostUser is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 09-20-2003, 06:54 PM
Veggie Regular
 
freemouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,520
I put 6-8, plus being always active. I feel rotten if I can get moving
freemouse is offline  
#3 Old 09-20-2003, 07:05 PM
Veggie Regular
 
Azalea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,830
I put "what's exercise". Yup. That's me - the slob.



I do walk a lot, though.....
Azalea is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#4 Old 09-20-2003, 07:34 PM
Newbie
 
GhostUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 0
0-2 because I walk a lot, since I don't have a car.



I go up and down with exercise. Currently, I am in a down with exercise mode
GhostUser is offline  
#5 Old 09-20-2003, 07:44 PM
Veggie Regular
 
Cissy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 11,759
I put 4-6. I walk a lot, because I don't drive and don't want to It gives me something to do after school :shrug: Plus I do strength training daily, alternating between doing my arms, back, legs, abs, etc. In the summer though, I'm a lot more active, usually 8+ hours a week But since it's school time, I don't have as much time to bike, do yoga, etc...plus it's getting colder
Cissy is offline  
#6 Old 09-20-2003, 08:14 PM
Veggie Regular
 
CaptainSwab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 3,265
I'm currently at 4-6 hours, but as my long runs on Sundays get longer, that will go up.
CaptainSwab is offline  
#7 Old 09-20-2003, 08:44 PM
Veggie Regular
 
freemouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,520
cissy I don't drive and don't want to either, go us !



I hate cars, I love bike and walk.
freemouse is offline  
#8 Old 09-20-2003, 09:23 PM
Veggie Regular
 
schu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,111
me 3 , no driving...hate it, although i dont compensate with much walking
schu is offline  
#9 Old 09-20-2003, 09:45 PM
Veggie Regular
 
VegAnna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by kristadb View Post




I go up and down with exercise. Currently, I am in a down with exercise mode

Same here. I wish I was motivated all the time. Sometimes i work out 4 hours a day, then I don't do anything for a long time.... I go through phases with exercise.
VegAnna is offline  
#10 Old 09-20-2003, 11:03 PM
Veggie Regular
 
Cissy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 11,759
Quote:
Originally Posted by freemouse View Post

cissy I don't drive and don't want to either, go us !



I hate cars, I love bike and walk.



Whoo! I should really take driver's education on general principle, but I'm sort of scared to drive, and I figure I really won't be that great of a driver if I'm scared and don't like it. Better to stay off the road. My plan is just to get super-rich and pay someone else to drive me around But seriously, if I lived in a better area, I'd bike/walk/bus everywhere...but I live in a sprawled out place, so my mom drives me places or I bike.
Cissy is offline  
#11 Old 09-20-2003, 11:19 PM
Veggie Regular
 
Kreeli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 4,049
every weekday i walk briskly for an hour, and walk moderately for another hour. in the summer i was also swimming for an hour - ninety minutes each weekday but i've stopped that now. once a week i go for an hour long belly dancing class, and i TRY to do yoga and/or pilates 2-3 times a week though i've been slacking off on that this month.
Kreeli is offline  
#12 Old 09-20-2003, 11:34 PM
Veggie Regular
 
vegetable's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 312
i put 0-2. i am a lazy pile of crap. one of my biggest concerns right now is my lack of exercise. i am trying to think of ideas of stuff i can do. i am a busy (too much homework) high school senior... i run on wednesdays and that's it. i don't even take gym. i just walk a good amount but i need more exercise! i am so out of shape
vegetable is offline  
#13 Old 09-20-2003, 11:56 PM
Veggie Regular
 
tearhsong2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,874
Does being on my feet about 40 hours a week count? Running around, getting shoes, climbing ladders, bending down to pick up shoes and trash? All I know is since I started this job, I've shed 20 pounds. So, it's definitely a good thing.



I try to go walking for about an hour 3-4 times a week. After my walks and after work, I usually stretch out. Other than that I don't do much. I don't have the money to join a gym, to buy exercise equipment, or the room to do exercise in my apartment other than some simple stretches and sit-ups/push-ups.
tearhsong2 is offline  
#14 Old 09-21-2003, 01:16 AM
Veggie Regular
 
JLRodgers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,819
Since I don't have an official job... I spend 4-5 hours a day walking/jogging/running and other things.
JLRodgers is offline  
#15 Old 09-21-2003, 04:11 AM
Veggie Regular
 
zoebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,451
i put 15 plus. generally, i do vinyasa yoga every day for 1-3 hours. 3 if i can get it, though i usually only get 1.5-2 hours. Then, i walk between 30 and 45 minutes with my husband (cardio walking). Also, i have started running again. how odd. about 20-30 minutes a day.



so, here's the daily:



1.5 yoga

.5 walking

.5 running



2.5 hours per day x 7 days = 17.5



and sometimes more. I was lifting weights for 30 minutes 2 times a week, but i kinda got out of that in the last few months. Opening the studio and arm balances were more important.
zoebird is offline  
#16 Old 09-21-2003, 04:22 AM
Veggie Regular
 
Walter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 7,866
You must be in amazing shape, zoebird!



Personally, I put 2-4, but I really have no idea. I spend much too much time in this chair typing to you guys, but when I'm at work I stand at least 7 out of the 8 hours, and I don't own a car (nor do I want to) so I walk (I only live 2 blocks from work) and bike everywhere I need to go. Once a week of so, I go a good 3-5 miles to a certain store, or to the French Quarter, etc.



So, no 'real' excercise, but I move around a lot. Last time I went to the doctor she said I was healthy and that my blood pressure was perfect.
Walter is offline  
#17 Old 09-21-2003, 11:56 AM
Newbie
 
GhostUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 0
I put 4-6.



...about 45 minutes of cardio, 5-6 days per week... often times jogging outside for about 5 miles with my headphones on. Sometimes I do interval cardio workouts at the gym, for a shorter workout.



I'm trying to make myself lift at the gym about 2x a week.



Other than my workouts, I am pretty much sedentary all day, though. I try to do some of my errands around the neighborhood on foot. It would be nice if I could be more active aside from real workouts.
GhostUser is offline  
#18 Old 09-21-2003, 12:07 PM
Pip
Veggie Regular
 
Pip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 260
I do around 2 1/2 each week. 30 minutes 5 times a week, either cardio, weights or abs. It doesn't seem like enough with only 2 1/2 hours a week! But it's really all I have time for, so I guess I should just be happy I manage to get off my butt and work out at all!
Pip is offline  
#19 Old 09-21-2003, 12:11 PM
Veggie Regular
 
OConfusedOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 757
I put 8 - 12, since I do about three hours of tae kwon do class (not including individual practice), 45 minutes of cardio every morning, plus give or take 2 hours of circuit training about three days a week. But my elliptical trainer is broken (aaagh!) so that's probably going down.



~Mollie~
OConfusedOne is offline  
#20 Old 09-21-2003, 04:32 PM
kat
Veggie Regular
 
kat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,856
Not enough. I walk a lot at the moment- but depends what I am up to. I also like to have a jig about to my music. I always seem to be lifting heavy boxes up and down the stairs and ladder.



Learning to drive at the moment- had two lessons so far. I have put of driving lessons for around 6 years- so it's kind of a big thing. Dont agree with driving and cars but it is a great skill to have. Wish i lived nearer some quite roads to learn on- but getting there- slowly!



K
kat is offline  
#21 Old 09-21-2003, 04:56 PM
Banned
 
Epinephrine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,807
i picked "what's exercise?"



i absolutely hate exercise. i feel no pleasure from it at all. natural endorphins my ass! i feel fine during exercise, i can run for about 1h nonstop (even though i get bored out of my mind), but afterwards i'm just tired and hungry and miserable. so i just don't exercise.



i do walk a lot though, but i don't walk just for walking, i need to be going somewhere! an i run too, when i'm late or i need to catch the bus
Epinephrine is offline  
#22 Old 09-21-2003, 05:11 PM
Banned
 
kirkjobsluder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 4,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Epinephrine View Post

i picked "what's exercise?"



i absolutely hate exercise. i feel no pleasure from it at all. natural endorphins my ass! i feel fine during exercise, i can run for about 1h nonstop (even though i get bored out of my mind), but afterwards i'm just tired and hungry and miserable. so i just don't exercise.



Your doing it too much (or wrong).



Seriously, one of the biggest myths out there and one of the first things my personal trainer told be is that if you feel bad after exercise, you are over-exercising and greatly increasing your risks of serious injury or burn-out.
kirkjobsluder is offline  
#23 Old 09-21-2003, 05:15 PM
Veggie Regular
 
meatless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 5,670
I currently don't exercise at all.

Maybe if my SO gets off his ass and proposes an impending wedding will give me an excuse.

I used to be an avid weightlifter. I was buff. It's hard to get motivated when I'm still a size 6.
meatless is offline  
#24 Old 09-21-2003, 05:34 PM
Veggie Regular
 
spa_girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 701
I put 4 - 6. It varies (every once in a while I blow off a whole week), but generally my week totals up to something like this:



2 hours of yoga (spread out over 3 - 4 sessions)

1.5 hours of cardio on the elliptical machine (30 minutes, three times per week)

1 hour of strength training (30 minutes, twice per week)

And then anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours of walking, depending on what I feel like and what the weather's like



Yoga is my favorite form of exercise. I loathe cardio.
spa_girl is offline  
#25 Old 09-21-2003, 07:16 PM
Banned
 
Funkified's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 559
i do about 8 - 10 give or take. i go to the gym normally 4 times a week and do cardio for an hour or more each time. and then i do an hour of strength training/abs/etc afterwards. then i hike when i can during the week and do yoga so it adds up to about 10 hours usually.



i have to wrk out or i go crazy.
Funkified is offline  
#26 Old 09-21-2003, 08:18 PM
Veggie Regular
 
skarrlett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,218
If I'm feeling lazy, I'll do about 4 hours a week. Most of the time, it's about 45 minutes a day at least. In all the years I've worked out, whether it be cardio or lifting weights, I never thought that yoga could be such a killer work out. Besides, if I don't do any yoga, I'd go postal.
skarrlett is offline  
#27 Old 09-21-2003, 11:10 PM
Beginner
 
Jaeska's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 147
I chose 8-10...I think that's about right. Let's see, I go before class (at 4:30 AM, meep!) to the Y where I do about an hour and a half....so, let's say I do that 6 days a week (there's usually at least one day when I'm too tired to get up that early)...



1.5 x 6= 8. Yup. That'll do it. But then there's all the walking around I do, the times I miss the bus, all that fun stuff as well.
Jaeska is offline  
#28 Old 09-21-2003, 11:45 PM
Veggie Regular
 
freemouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,520
sorry but 1.5x6 is 9, not 8
freemouse is offline  
#29 Old 09-22-2003, 04:22 AM
Newbie
 
GhostUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 0
I put 6-8 because I have pe at school 4 times a week, for an hour each period...

Plus I walk home about 3 times a week, which takes just under an hour...

Often I bus places, which ends up in having to walk too.. as the buses don't go right to where I want.
GhostUser is offline  
#30 Old 09-22-2003, 04:50 PM
Newbie
 
Daisy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 35
I bike to and from work -- 1 hour per day, 5 days a week.

I attend a yoga class - 1 hour, twice a week.

I do weight training - 40 minutes, 3 times a week.

I go for longer bike rides or do aerobic videos several times a week.

I go for a 20-30 minute walk at lunch time a few times a week.
Daisy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off