JAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4117 times:
I think its precisely the fact that people think it costs something to remain thin. Just get your lazy ass off the sofa and go run for a while.
It still amazes me. I used to be 230 lbs and I decided to start running. I'm down to 187 now, which is still a little chunky. I LOVE it when some skinny built schmuck challenges me to an endurance test. 1/2 a mile into it he's on the floor heavily breathing... I can go for 14-15 miles.
WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4080 times:
I started running, starting eating better, and I dropped 70 pounds
This + 70? For the love of shit man... Seeing as you're a Mets fan, you'd be lucky to fit into Mo Vaughn's jersey. Looks like you're down around Davey Johnson size these days. Next up, Kevin Mitchell. You do seem like a nice guy though.
Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4061 times:
You don't need a gym to lose weight. Walk more. I enjoy playing basketball and play a few times a week thats my active thing. I am younger so its easier for me to burn but you get the drift. Join a sports team.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6540 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4058 times:
I pay roughly 50$ a month at my gym, which actually pretty cheap, since they have a huge area with thread mills, excercise bikes & the likes (and 6 tv screens & a 3x3 foot screen - all tuned to different channels), a huge area with various weight lifting devices, a huge area with various work-out machines and 4 different rooms dedicated to different sorts of workout programs (ie. Spinning, Boxing, Yoga, BodyPUMP/BodyCOMBAT etc.). On top of that, each month, they have various activities you can sign up to, for free. That includes the best way to train muscles, the advantages of a varied excercise program, BMI measuring etc.
Not to mention, there's a fully equipped pool area with spas, saunas & steam room
I tend to go there 4-5 times a week, since I do spinning 3 times a week and general workout/weightlifting the other days.
But the best part, is that everybody knows everybody - so in two weeks, we're having a party for the people on the spinning team. Of course, that also means that if you skip training for a day or two, everybody is going to be asking where you were
EDIT: Of course, I could "just" go for a run, walk or a ride on my bike, but then I would miss out on the social aspect of going to a gym, where you know a lot of people.
Biggles20 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4013 times:
I'm at Uni. so luckily for me my membership to the gym/sportshall is subsidised, though still c. 150 pounds p.a.
Unlike most people, I am actually trying to put on weight, and though am not under-weight for my height, I am fairly borderline. I find that at the moment I am still able to run for about 4 miles without being utterly exhausted - pretty good considering I haven't been running seriously in about 18 months.
However, stamina is not the problem for me - I think I will bulk-up with more/better food and doing more in the weights room.
Any suggestions - and don't suggest drugs and hormone enhancers as I want to keep it as natural as possible!
Vafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3968 times:
No no no, you guys got it wrong, I know Running is free (I just got back from jogging actually) and I do situps/crunches most nights.
The fact is, there's not a lot you can do to get rid of certain parts of the body, like thighs or butts. I surely can drop weight in my stomach and upper body, but there are areas which will just look weird with the rest of the body while thin.
Plus, I need to pump up my arms, they've been lookin a little shaggy lately.
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3940 times:
Funny Vafi88! ! ! !
Seriosuly I think the term "overweight" is one of the most uverused and under defined words in the English vocabulary.
These ladies I posted would be considered overweight yet I don't think they need to loose an ounce.
Hell I am a bit overweight according to my doctor but I need beer to function.
Radarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1311 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3921 times:
I used to be 220 lbs now I'm down to 170, that's a 50 pounds loss. The trick? Running, walking, taking the stairs ( I live on the 7th floor), keeping active in general and on top of it all eating better.
I'll sign up to a gym when it gets to cold to go out to run but for now it's all outdoors baby.
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