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How much do you exercise weekly?

BahstenB10BahstenB10 Member Posts: 213 Member Member Posts: 213 Member
What are your weight loss goals and how much exercise are you doing weekly?
edited September 1
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  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,768 Member Member Posts: 1,768 Member
    You can try rolling the egg on a hard surface, while putting pressure on it to break up the shell before you try to peel it. That can help.

    Sometimes, the way you cook them can make them easier to peel...I put them directly from the egg cooker into ice water to cool and that seems to make them easier to peel.

    Also, I have heard that the fresher the eggs are, the more difficult they can be to peel. Usually, I buy groceries that have the freshest "best by" date, but for eggs, I actually look for some that are a little older.

    I use a countertop egg cooker instead of boiling them in a pot, and it's made the cooking process much easier, less hassle, and easier peeling.
  • BahstenB10BahstenB10 Member Posts: 213 Member Member Posts: 213 Member
    You can try rolling the egg on a hard surface, while putting pressure on it to break up the shell before you try to peel it. That can help.

    Sometimes, the way you cook them can make them easier to peel...I put them directly from the egg cooker into ice water to cool and that seems to make them easier to peel.

    Also, I have heard that the fresher the eggs are, the more difficult they can be to peel. Usually, I buy groceries that have the freshest "best by" date, but for eggs, I actually look for some that are a little older.

    I use a countertop egg cooker instead of boiling them in a pot, and it's made the cooking process much easier, less hassle, and easier peeling.

    Thanks for your response. I clearly need some carbs this morning because I posted my egg post here in fitness and exercise and my fitness post in the daggon food group. DOPE!
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 23,819 Member Member Posts: 23,819 Member
    I am currently maintaining.

    I run about 35-50 miles a week (depending on what I'm training for). That's under ten hours a week of running. Plus, I take a 20-30 minute walk each day and try to get out for 1-2 hours of hiking each week with my husband when the weather permits on the weekends. I do body weight resistance exercises 4-5 days a week, around 15-20 minutes per session.
    edited September 1
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,633 Member Member Posts: 9,633 Member
    Lifting 4-5x per week. Generally active. No cardio right now. I'm cutting right now trying to get very lean before I run a bulk to gain muscle.
  • LMBelladonnaLMBelladonna Member Posts: 55 Member Member Posts: 55 Member
    I am actively working on reducing weight so while I was focusing on my diet I have been walking daily without pressuring myself to go to the gym (ours were closed up until yesterday bc of COVID anyway.)

    When I am going to the gym, I am there about 6 days per week- 3 days weights, 3 days cardio
  • debrakgooginsdebrakgoogins Member, Premium Posts: 2,024 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,024 Member
    I'm not working on weight loss right now. I work with my Highland Games coach virtually three times a week (two one hour sessions and one 2 hour session). I meet with my weight training coach twice a week, an hour each time. I try to meet up with local throwers for about two hours once a week but that doesn't always happen.
  • kymmixxxkymmixxx Member Posts: 150 Member Member Posts: 150 Member
    I lift mon-thurs and cardio fri-sun
  • jungkooksdonut17jungkooksdonut17 Member Posts: 108 Member Member Posts: 108 Member
    I only really have a small daily thigh workout routine, and I don't do cardio or lifting or anything like that, but during the day I usually just practice dance choreographies, and I sometimes take walks around my neighborhood, so that's my exercise routine..
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 8,572 Member Member Posts: 8,572 Member
    No weight loss goal.

    I lift 4x week regardless and walk/cycle 6-7 days for cardiovascular benefits.
  • Tesha231Tesha231 Member Posts: 218 Member Member Posts: 218 Member
    Walk (fast) around 2-3 miles a day, most days. Lift on stationary gym equipment 1-3 times a weekend. Log food daily, drink at least 80 ounces of water on the daily. About 15#s away from maintenance after losing 17+ since May 2020.
  • Duck_PuddleDuck_Puddle Member, Premium Posts: 3,106 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,106 Member
    I am currently training for an ultra marathon. I run 12-15 hours a week. I also lift 3 times a week and do yoga once or twice. I’m not trying to lose at the moment because I can’t recover from my runs enough at this volume if I’m in a calorie deficit.

    Normally I have the same schedule but run less and lose about .6-.7 pounds/week.
  • cgvet37cgvet37 Member Posts: 1,090 Member Member Posts: 1,090 Member
    I do strength training three days a week, and conditioning three days a week.
  • BahstenB10BahstenB10 Member Posts: 213 Member Member Posts: 213 Member
    I am currently training for an ultra marathon. I run 12-15 hours a week. I also lift 3 times a week and do yoga once or twice. I’m not trying to lose at the moment because I can’t recover from my runs enough at this volume if I’m in a calorie deficit.

    Normally I have the same schedule but run less and lose about .6-.7 pounds/week.

    Good for you! I could never do an ultra. I did one full marathon and that was enough for me. Half marathons were more my cup of tea back in the day. Happy training and good luck with the race! And yes, you're right about recovery and calories here. During my marathon, I actually put on a couple of lbs.
  • spiriteagle99spiriteagle99 Member Posts: 2,806 Member Member Posts: 2,806 Member
    I'm in maintenance, and have been for about 5-6 years. I walk the dog 2-3 miles every day, plus do occasional short hikes, I run 5 days a week for 1-2 hours (35-40 mpw, more if I'm training for a marathon), usually do cross-training one day, and do 15-30 minutes of stretching, yoga and calisthenics a couple of days a week.
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 9,877 Member Member Posts: 9,877 Member
    Weight loss and exercise are not related for me, in terms of goals. (Doing regular exercise does make weight loss easier for me.)

    I do what everyone here suggests, I do exercises I enjoy love. Last weekend a good friend and I hiked up a ridge on Mount Baker until there was no land left, and we were surrounded by ice cap in all directions except back down. The last few miles of that ridge are called "the knife edge," it's about 3 feet wide and hundreds of feet down on either side. So much fun!! Sound track of the hike was the water melting out of the glacier and slowly turning into a river below. The views were incredible.

    I ride a bike (outdoors), going down a hill through switchbacks is heavenly. In a couple months when the snow begins to fly, I'll wax up my skis and go explore the backcountry with them.

    There was a time when I was trying to gain weight, I still did all this stuff. Because it's important to me, it adds meaning and interest to my life.
  • sijomialsijomial Member Posts: 16,956 Member Member Posts: 16,956 Member
    Maintaining at goal weight.

    7 to 10 hours of cycling a week plus 3 sessions of strength training is fairly typical but my cycling volume does reduce in the colder months when I'm forced indoors.

    I normally do a couple of century rides each year but the events I had scheduled were cancelled due to COVID.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 23,819 Member Member Posts: 23,819 Member
    I am currently training for an ultra marathon. I run 12-15 hours a week. I also lift 3 times a week and do yoga once or twice. I’m not trying to lose at the moment because I can’t recover from my runs enough at this volume if I’m in a calorie deficit.

    Normally I have the same schedule but run less and lose about .6-.7 pounds/week.

    What's the distance you're training for? I just signed up for my first 50k, am very excited!
  • suzij27suzij27 Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
    I aim for 40-60 min of exercise daily. Quite often it is walking outdoors, but I also do water aerobics, walk on the treadmill, or an exercise video. I miss the gym and their stationary bikes. Additionally I use resistance bands or do body weight exercises to build muscle.

    I have my weight loss goal at 2 lbs per week in MFP. I have lost 26 lbs since the beginning of May. I want to lose another 75 lbs. Since my daily calorie budget is now only 1260 calories, I eat back 50-100% of my exercise calories. This works for me. I read so many posts here where people slow down their weight loss goals to get more calories per day, but I’m okay going a bit over on the days I am really hungry. I’m a 55 yr old woman.
  • supercpa999supercpa999 Member, Premium Posts: 147 Member Member, Premium Posts: 147 Member
    I am striving for at least 1 to 1.5 hours a day with a combo of cardio, some light weight training and yoga
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 4,736 Member Member Posts: 4,736 Member
    I probably spend more time exercising than most around here but it's all walking so not that strenuous. :) Weekdays I take a 3 1/2 hour walk outside after work along with a walking dvd in my apt. Weekends, I take that walk twice each day. More time with the walking dvd too. I also do a lot of "My couch potato self still can't believe I can't sit still" moving around.

    I'm in maintenance but on the lower side of normal bmi so could probably stand to gain a few pounds.
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