Bye-bye Sunday

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-2014
Bye-bye Sunday
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Sun, 08-24-2014 - 6:18am

Hi all, DS & DIL have now been and gone. It was lovely to be with them for a few days. Had some lovely meals, wine and catch-up chats. Some meals were naughty, others were nice + healthy; all were a pleasure to prepare and eat. "Naughtiest" meal was when DIL booked tickets for an open air theatre performance and picnic. She shopped for ingredients; I had forgotten pack-ups could be so delicious. Resisting getting on the scales till tomorrow (weekly weigh day) but will definately be back on the waggon; today will be a light eating day as still feeling full and content from visit. Did not go to gym at all last week but went out for walks (1x8k  1x10k). Unfortuneatly (or not) the super cafe that sells great cakes and coffee had just closed when we got to it. We caused quite some comment as a family group - 4 humans, 2 dogs & 1 cat. I have booked into gym for next week, swiss ball is not on so have booked an extra spinning class instead & planning on pulling in at least a couple of yoga dvd sessions. Will keep you posted. Hope you all ok.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 08-25-2014 - 8:33am

Sounds like a fun time! You have to sign up for all classes in advanced or just spinning at your gym? Is it really crowded?  The only thing I've ever had to sign up for is spinning but you can only do it an hour in advanced and that's a pain because it means you're hanging out for an hour before class.






iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-2014
Mon, 08-25-2014 - 11:05am

Hi Jean, You have to book all classes, which you can do by phone or over the net, and can do this upto 8 days in advance. Some classes are more busy than others; occasionally they are full when they put you on a waiting list. If you cancel you have to do it at least 4hours before and your place is offered to someone on the list. I pay a monthly membership and can do as many classes, swim and use the cardio/resistance equipment rooms as I want. The membership is the same price as 2 classes a week, but if you book and don't turn up you have to pay 'again' for that class. Your membership card will get you into any leisure centre in the county; when the grandkids come to visit we go to the big fun pool in the next town where they have a wave machine, flume, log run and hot tub.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 08-25-2014 - 1:01pm

That sounds like such a busy gym!  I never plan my week that far ahead so I'd be in trouble--I like to show up for classes when I feel like it.






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Registered: 07-31-2014
Tue, 08-26-2014 - 12:25am

That's what I like about it, if I'm booked in I do go. You just turn up to use the cardio/resistance machines and I was always saying I would go and then finding something else more 'important' to do.

May I ask ...... does the body get used to the amount of exercise you do? As I get slimmer and fitter will I need to do more to get down to goal weight?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Tue, 08-26-2014 - 7:57am

If you do the exact same workout, over time, your body will get efficient at doing it and then burn fewer calories. For health sake, it's better to change up your workouts periodically (every two months is good) so you challenge your body in different ways, get more functionally fit, build different muscle fibers. As weight loss goes, you might be able to get away w/ doing the same thing as you get closer to your goals but it depends on the person and what' she's doing.  In the National Registry of Weight Loss (people who've lost over 35 lbs and kept it off for, I think, five years, the average participant works out for 60-90 minutes a day, 6-7 times a week. Maintenance is the hardest part but you have your lifetime to figure out what works for you.