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Here's a wacky idea- firefly fit club?

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:25 AM

UNREGISTEREDCOMPANION


Dance classes ARE way more fun than just the gym. If ballet isn't for you, try belly dancing. Seriously! Go to www.bellydancecolorado.com to see some student performances. All ages and sizes can enjoy this dance form. And fellas, you can dance too!

That being said, I only have dance class once a week. During the other days I also do water aerobics. Check your local community center to see if classes are available. I am very luck because my community center is within walking distance and only charges $2.50 per class.

My other exercise is the gym or walking. For the gym, I honestly could NOT do it without my iPod. I just have a Shuffle model (new ones around $69) but I have loaded it with fun disco, hip hop and pop music. If I just concentrate on the music, I can get through a 30 minute workout easily. If I forget my iPod, I am watching the clock the whole time muttering evil things to myself.

For the walking, I do it with a friend. While she is skinny, she has high blood pressure and needs to exercise so her head doesn't explode. We motive, nag, and help each other.

So...I got the exercise part down...and I have lost inches and do feel much better than I did before I exercised regularly. (Still Pissed off about the pounds not going away, but one thing at a time.)

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:45 AM

SIGMANUNKI


It's great to see so many people starting or starting again to work out

Myself, I just finished my "morning" workout again. At day three my muscles (or lack thereof ) are starting to note there tiredness; not used to moving. Hopefully, they won't complain too much and I'll be able to get through to my week goal.

Yesterday I did do that walk. About 15 minutes brisk, picked up the wife, and about 20 mintues or so back.

There's another walk or two planned today. Got me some more stuff to do

Keep it up everybody

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 7:35 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Okay, worked out yesterday afternoon after work.

- Walked 4 miles

- Worked out for 30 minutes w/ the weights

- Spent 20 minutes on the bike w/ hills programmed for resistance

- Spent 20 minutes on the treadmill

I was pretty wore out when I went home. Not too sore this morning. I am psyched to hit the gym again tomorrow. The wife & I are going to the park trails this afternoon to put in another 4-5 miles this afternoon.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 10:04 AM

JAYNESBUNKWOMAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Persephone736:
owww. i did squats yesterday and am sore now. that'll teach me to exercise:) just kidding. i plan to break out the old pilates video this afternoon, won't that be entertaining!



I warned ya about the squats - but they're worth it. keep it up (with day of rest in between) and should notice a difference in a week or two...Think how good your nice toned legs will look in shorts this summer! On your rest days you can do yoga or cardio to keep the muscles loose. Like i said, I've been doing for almost a year, and my legs are in good shape but i still find it a hard track to get through!

Today i went to a Bodyflow class at 7am!! For the past month I kept saying "yeah I'll go to 7am class one day" Well I made myself a promise that that day was today. I got up in time, my doggies still got walked, and i didn't die from gettin' up that early! it was tough, but I did it!

I'll be in Jaynes bunk

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 10:11 AM

SIGMANUNKI


People getting into the grove. Awesome

I did my workout today and only one more day left to complete my first weeks goal.

One day at a time



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Thursday, March 23, 2006 10:27 AM

AZBROWNCOAT


So, on the bellet with no pain...I lied. OWWW!!! The front of my legs were killing me today. So, I guess riding horses only works PART of your legs. Sheesh. But it is still fun doing all the different positions I learned in class ( I wonder if Companions ever say that? ). I am going to get my ballet shoes tomorrow. Tonight I will go back to riding horses. Barrels today. I want to do calf roping again, but no rodeos are coming up.

Have gotten a book and tape on Tai Chi, will have to see how that goes next. And I had fun yesterday using my big cat, Stone-y-ford, as a weight. Believe it or not I thought of several different exercises using him.



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Thursday, March 23, 2006 10:27 AM

AZBROWNCOAT


So, on the bellet with no pain...I lied. OWWW!!! The front of my legs were killing me today. So, I guess riding horses only works PART of your legs. Sheesh. But it is still fun doing all the different positions I learned in class ( I wonder if Companions ever say that? ). I am going to get my ballet shoes tomorrow. Tonight I will go back to riding horses. Barrels today. I want to do calf roping again, but no rodeos are coming up.

Have gotten a book and tape on Tai Chi, will have to see how that goes next. And I had fun yesterday using my big cat, Stone-y-ford, as a weight. Believe it or not I thought of several different exercises using him.



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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:12 AM

PERSEPHONE736


Quote:

Originally posted by jaynesbunkwoman:
Quote:

Originally posted by Persephone736:
owww. i did squats yesterday and am sore now. that'll teach me to exercise:) just kidding. i plan to break out the old pilates video this afternoon, won't that be entertaining!



I warned ya about the squats - but they're worth it. keep it up (with day of rest in between) and should notice a difference in a week or two...Think how good your nice toned legs will look in shorts this summer! On your rest days you can do yoga or cardio to keep the muscles loose. Like i said, I've been doing for almost a year, and my legs are in good shape but i still find it a hard track to get through!



You better be right or we're gonna have a problem:) Just kidding. So I didn't do the pilates, ran out of time, but at least I had good intentions! I do plan to either walk or do pilates tomorrow and then I'll have the weekend to get in some exercise. So, wish me luck! I congratulate all of you who have stuck with it this week:)

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:41 AM

AGIRLYMAN


How about a FF Porn club?

AM I NOT MERCIFUL?!?!?!?

Tee Hee

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:42 AM

SIGMANUNKI


Quote:

Originally posted by AzBrowncoat:

And I had fun yesterday using my big cat, Stone-y-ford, as a weight. Believe it or not I thought of several different exercises using him.




Does this mean that your cat should start exercising along with the rest of us



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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:47 AM

AZBROWNCOAT


Quote:


Does this mean that your cat should start exercising along with the rest of us

-David Suzuki



If only I could get him to. Silly kitty just sits around and does nothing. Got him another kitten to play with. Nope. Still nada. Maybe I should get him a kitty gym.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:47 AM

AZBROWNCOAT


Quote:


Does this mean that your cat should start exercising along with the rest of us

-David Suzuki



If only I could get him to. Silly kitty just sits around and does nothing. Got him another kitten to play with. Nope. Still nada. Maybe I should get him a kitty gym.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:49 AM

SIGMANUNKI


Quote:

Originally posted by Persephone736:

I do plan to either walk or do pilates tomorrow and then I'll have the weekend to get in some exercise.




Out of curiousity, which Pilates?


Quote:

Originally posted by Persephone736:

So, wish me luck!




Good luck

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:53 AM

SIGMANUNKI


Quote:

Originally posted by AzBrowncoat:

If only I could get him to. Silly kitty just sits around and does nothing. Got him another kitten to play with. Nope. Still nada. Maybe I should get him a kitty gym.




Not even cat-nip?

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:53 AM

PERSEPHONE736


Quote:

Originally posted by SigmaNunki:
Quote:

Originally posted by Persephone736:

I do plan to either walk or do pilates tomorrow and then I'll have the weekend to get in some exercise.




Out of curiousity, which Pilates?




Those Mari Winsor tapes:) Bought them over a year ago off some tv ad!

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:56 AM

COPILOT


Oh you silly goose Girlyman! Anyway I think I'll be checking in here on occasion cause my gym called yesterday to say they missed me. Yep it's a girly gym all women.

An I carried such a torch

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:26 PM

AZBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by SigmaNunki:
Not even cat-nip?



Have't tried. Will have too. My friend's cat just sits looking stoned after catnip.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:26 PM

AZBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by SigmaNunki:
Not even cat-nip?



Have't tried. Will have too. My friend's cat just sits looking stoned after catnip.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:32 PM

SIGMANUNKI


Quote:

Originally posted by Persephone736:

Those Mari Winsor tapes:) Bought them over a year ago off some tv ad!




Oooo, a while back I tried those and they killed me. If you can do those then you are in far better shape than I.

I got Pilates for Dummies and right now I'm working up to be able to do that again.

More power to you

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:34 PM

SIGMANUNKI


Quote:

Originally posted by AzBrowncoat:

Have't tried. Will have too. My friend's cat just sits looking stoned after catnip.




One of my parents cats doesn't pay it any attention. But, the other one goes crazy with it.

I guess it's a per cat thing.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 3:29 PM

CHESHIRE


Hey all. As a female, 5'5 and 142lbs, I don’t consider myself over weight, but I wouldn't mind losing a few pounds. I'm getting married in July and want to be a little more trim for my final dress fitting. I'm already an avid daily exerciser, because 1) I have stupidly high cholesterol for someone my age, and 2) there's gym next door to my job, and I beat the traffic if I use it before work. Right now, I only do cardio - treadmill and ellipse machine. I've been reading the advice about squats for leg and rear-end toning and plan to add that to my routine.

I thought I'd chime in with a couple of ideas.

First, for those who are worried about over eating, drinking water is a great trick. Drink a tall glass of water before eating every meal. The water makes you feel full, so you eat less. Drinking water is healthy anyway; I hope every Browncoat who is becoming more active is remembering to drink more water.

Second, be sure to get enough sleep at night. I can't quote the exact science, but I read somewhere that if you're shorting yourself on sleep at night, your body stores more calories - it thinks there's some kind of an emergency situation keeping you from resting, and prepares for flight.

Third, I don't know how many of you Browncoats out there own a Play Station 2, but I highly recommend the Dance Dance Revolution video games as a form of cardio activity. A friend of mine in college lost 50lbs playing daily; my fiance has lost 10lbs since he started playing nightly about two months ago.

You've probably seen the games in an arcade - there is a pad with four arrows on it (up down left right), and you step on the arrows in time to the music and patterns being played by a song. You can buy similar equipment for use in your home. If you don't have any of the equipment, it will probably cost you at least $100 for a refurbished PlayStation 2 system, $50 for one game (there are four or five out now), and maybe $50 for the special control pad to play the game with (spring for the thicker pad, as the response is better. The pad is more comfortable on your feet as well). Large start up cost, but often cheaper then a gym membership. It takes a few tries to get the eye/foot coordination, but then you're off and dancing! There are many different levels of intensity to work at, and it can help solve the problem of getting bored with your exercise routine.

Good luck, all!

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Friday, March 24, 2006 7:01 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


I guess I should probably list my stats so we can all see the progress, right?

Male
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 245 lb


Anyway I went hiking on the woodland trails at the park yesterday. Put in five miles.

Will be going to the gym this afternoon again.

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Friday, March 24, 2006 7:23 AM

ISAACSHEPHERD


I didn't get a chance to read all the previous posts but I'd like to post an exercise idea that I've practiced and it works for me and my girlfriend. I have never tried DDR (Dance dance revolution) but I had heard it was really fun. I got the Mario Dance mix for my gamecube and tried it out.

Now I do it 3-4 times a week for a half hour or so and it's a lot of fun do with someone else as well. I am not overweight or anything but I could lost a bit. Anyways I've lost about 10 pounds in about a month. Playing video games and exercising, what can be better?

For those who don't think they are coordinated for DDR think again. The Mario Mix version has 5 dificulties and is meant for novices. It may be hard to find but it's helped me so I'm spreading the word. I've never actually tried the real DDR but I might now that I've gotten pretty good at Mario Mix.
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Friday, March 24, 2006 7:39 AM

UNREGISTEREDCOMPANION


Just got back from my walk. It is finally looking like Spring out there....woo hoo!!

Anyway, I saw this site once where each week a new thread was started for the diet/exercise thread. How about a new thread starting each Monday for the Firefly Fit Club...we can post victories, ideas, or vent frustrations. A weekly thread will keep things from getting to long and hard to follow.

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Friday, March 24, 2006 11:25 AM

SIGMANUNKI


Quote:

Originally posted by UnregisteredCompanion:

Just got back from my walk. It is finally looking like Spring out there....woo hoo!!




Just got back from mine too

Didn't want to do the push-ups, etc today as my upper back was starting to hurt. So, I took a 30+ min quite brisk walk. I'm actually more sweaty now than after my workouts. Then again, that might have to do with the fact that I was wearing a parka and it's only -1 out.

At any rate, I hope that everyone agrees that this counts as a workout type thing and I can call my mon-fri workout goal a win for this week.


Quote:

Originally posted by UnregisteredCompanion:

A weekly thread will keep things from getting to long and hard to follow.




Great idea! I second this notion

I would also suggest to take a hint from the Sereni-tree threads and post at least a link to the previous thread in the new one. That way people can look for past hints/suggestions/etc.



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Friday, March 24, 2006 12:35 PM

AZBROWNCOAT


I am all up for the weekly post thingy.

I have tried DDR and love it, and want to get it, but just don't have that kind of cashy money right now. Am hoping with the new playstation coming out some people will be wanting to unload their used ones cheap. One can hope.



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Friday, March 24, 2006 12:35 PM

AZBROWNCOAT


I am all up for the weekly post thingy.

I have tried DDR and love it, and want to get it, but just don't have that kind of cashy money right now. Am hoping with the new playstation coming out some people will be wanting to unload their used ones cheap. One can hope.



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Friday, March 24, 2006 2:04 PM

PERSEPHONE736


My report for the day:
A good day overall- managed to do my pilates tape, yay! Also managed to get a good two mile walk/jog in. Quite a successful day, hope you all had one too!

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Saturday, March 25, 2006 8:10 AM

JAYNESBUNKWOMAN


Just back from my one hour weight lifting class. It's a tough one - barely made there in time! The class got my heartrate up and the class concentrates on lots of rep's at low weights so you tone and don't bulk up...The wings that were my triceps are actually starting to re-integrate into my arms!!
Next goal today is to go to the yoga type class later....

Weekly thread idea is brilliant!

Later! JBW

I'll be in Jaynes bunk

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Saturday, March 25, 2006 8:31 AM

PERSEPHONE736


I jogged an entire mile today! I have not done that in at least five years. I also managed to get in some pilates today! Woohoo, this is so fun! It sounds like everyone else is doing pretty well too, keep up the good work everyone!

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Sunday, March 26, 2006 11:25 AM

GIRLASKEW


I am re-starting today. By watching my intake and walking, I lost 30 pounds over the last sevreal months. More like 25 at this point. I have been slacking off and over-eating. I at present am 5FT 3inches tall and about 190. Chubby, but a great improvement from before. I'll never be tiny, but I like being smaller. I'm glad to have help with this. I'm gonna go exercise now. I have a tape from the library. That means turning off Jaynestown, but it had to happen eventually. Thanks for the inspiration!

"...once you've been on Serenity, you never leave...you just learn how to live there."

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Monday, March 27, 2006 4:44 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Ok, so I weighed in this morning & I am down to 242 lb. I lost three pounds! Shiny!

I will be hitting the gym again today.

Keep flyin' Browncoats!

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Monday, March 27, 2006 8:46 AM

SIGMANUNKI


Good show Browncoat1

\begin{edit}
And everyone else as well. People been busy
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I hope everyone is continuing


@all:
I started a week 2 thread:

http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=11&t=19200

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Monday, March 27, 2006 9:12 AM

SERENITY28


Hi guys im going to start this too im about 6,2' 240 pounds, just recenlty bought weights. but every time ive tried i keep not bothering, lol.

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