Friday, May 1, 2009

Aloha friday #10

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Welcome to May 1st and Aloha Friday!  Hope you all had a great week.  Aloha Friday is a great way to learn more about each other.  If you want to play along, please leave your answer in my comments and visit An Island Life.

My question this week:

What do you do to keep active and healthy?

I try to do at least 30 minutes of cardio 5 times a week, along with weight training a couple times a week.  I also just started going to a pilates class on Saturday’s and that has been fun to try.  I do my best to eat sensibly most of the time.  And chasing the kids around keeps me pretty active too. 

Have a great weekend!

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33 comments:

Kate said...

uh.......nothing? I'm ashamed to admit that I do very little. I use my treadmill once in a while but I have horrible eating habits in the winter and don't get too much exercise. I need to get better about it.

marathoner81 said...

Well...I'm in pre-training for a marathon, so right now I'm running 5 miles three times a week to get in shape for training. Other than that...I have pretty bad eating habits.

A.V.A said...

I don't do enough, that's for sure. I've started taking walks around lunch time when it's the hottest here in FL so I sweat more. I have a treadmill that I've used a couple times. I do need to lose weight and eat better.

Auntie E said...

Play Wii, Do Pilates, Walk alot, and try to eat healthy. check out my Get Fit site. I blog about this.http://ready2getfit.blogspot.com
Have a nice weekend:-)

I am Harriet said...

I wake up early to run every morning. It does wonders for the chemicals in my brain.

Sawatzky family said...

I do a bootcamp workout three mornings a week for an hour eachtime and then I walk/jog the other days for about four miles. I have also changed my eating habits drastically. It is a new way of life I have follwed for the last 9 months and I have lost just over 40 pounds and really toned up! i love the results which is my motivation to keep going because some days it is rally hard! lol

Three Js said...

I think you know my answer already! I have to admit I'm a bit of an exercise junkie. I'd be happy if I could work out 2 hours every day. But for most days I settle for 40 min of cardio (running or swimming) and 2 days a week of weights. 4-5 days I do a round of streching and calisthenics. And playing with jacob at the park.

Anissa said...

Chase my 3 year old ---LOL --- Don't have time for much else.

Brittany and Charlie said...

I am a dance teacher on the side 2 days a week. I consider that exercise and call it day:)

MamaJoss said...

Chasing after 2 little ones count? That's all I need for now :) Happy Friday!

Jennifer said...

I exercise every day.

sues2u2 said...

Try to eat lots of veg & fruit w/ some protein thrown in. Also gotta do the dairy. Ice cream anyone?

TheAngelForever said...

I finally found exercise DVDs that I love. I have been working out with Leslie Sansone 6-7 days a week. I mix it up and do different ones that put focus on items. I also bought a pedometer to keep track of my activity during the day.

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Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Me too! I try to work out 5-6 days a week and eat okay, and stay active with the kids. Luckily, I love to run!

Shannon said...

I chase my kids around and carry my son around the house when he's sad. He is one heavy little boy - lol.

Brandi said...

Hmmm...I have just started training for a 5k, and I go for walks with the kiddos all the time.

I don't always eat the best, but I try~ :)

Nabeel said...

Physical sports like football and swimming Plus Gym.

Tara said...

I try and do the treadmill everyday and fit the Wii Fit in where I can.

You are right...about getting up in the morning and forcing yourself.. you always feel better after.. Thanks for the reminder..perhaps I need to try that.

Rob said...

Cycle in the spring, summer and fall them move to the gym or use my bike on my trainer once the weather turns bad. Also stretch and do push ups and sit ups.

pam said...

I try to make our meals as nutritious as possible. I keep the kids active, myself on the other hand is another story! I am going to physio, in hopes of being able to someday take walks again!

Erin said...

I am a member at Jazzercise and a local gym. I TRY to go as much as possible. I dont have a reliable sitter so I cant bring them. Jazzercise is moving so I have not been able to get to ANY gym in over a week. We have such a crazy schedule with 4 kids and I need to make more time for myself. By the time it is MY Turn (9pm) to do something, I am too tired. It is pathetic. I have hashimotos and I NEED to get more fit. I am more fit since starting all of this back in Oct but I NEED ME TIME.
I have wii fit but get yelled at by the baby when I even attempt it. I have the P90X but have yet to try that too... I need diet help. I love the food I love... and dont know how I will live without it!

The Blonde Duck said...

There's an award for you on my blog!

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itsahumanzoo said...

Embarrassingly, nothing right now. I have been a but overwhelmed with the change from one kid to two. Recently we have been getting out every day for a few hours so that my 3 year old can get some of his energy out. Chasing his around while having a 4 month old strapped to me or in a stroller is a little bit of exercise, but not as much as I probably need.

Yaya said...

I like to run with my dogs and do yoga!

Jinxy said...

I'm bad and do nothing. I love yoga but have a hard time finding time to do it.

Roxy said...

Well... every week I shoot for 2 bodypump classes....one of which I teach. Also teach the Mommy and Me class 3 times/per....which is 35 minutes of step aerobics and sculting for 20 minutes. We also try to have "dance party" during the day for at least 10-15 minutes...where I turn up the radio, and dance with my boys.
I've been working on Zumba...practicing about 3 hours this week...hoping to add it to the teaching mix in a few weeks.
There's always walking too...at least 2-3 times a week we'll take a little "evening walk" with the family!
We all have 24 hours....just pick an hour and do it!

wife.mom.nurse said...

oh gosh, I have become such a slug!

I tore tendons in my shoulder 3 months ago and 5 weeks ago I stopped all exercise...now, i need to pick things up a bit.

I like the way you describe your exercise without being grumbly.

I feel a bit inspired by your optimism!

AudreyO said...

I work out at the gym 6-7 days a week. It's just a part of my routine.

erin said...

Yay for Pilates! It was pretty difficult today - lots and lots of planks.

Valerie said...

Walk and ride my bike. However, I have not been able to do since my biopsy. Suppose to be able to start back today. But now I feel kinda lazy lol.

Megan said...

I work out at the gym. I try to get there M-F, but don't always succeed (like this week - ahh!). I also *try* to eat healthy, but it seems that when I'm not working out, I eat like crap and when I am working out, I eat a lot better. It's a daily struggle. lol

I also like taking Chewy to different dog parks. The one at Everett Beach is quite a hike so I get my exercise there. lol