What Is Your Current Fitness Routine?

AquarielleAquarielle Posts: 64Registered Users
So,

I noticed there hasn't been too much activity here, so I decided to post my fave fitness videos.

Perhaps someone has been lurking... :lurk:

My immediate goals are to try to stay the same weight but tone/muscle up.

So far, my routine includes:

Full Body Strength Training


Awesome Chest Workout

Butt/Thigh Workout

Pro Ana Squat Challenge

Yoga For Strength & Energy

I also do a daily walk to warm up.

What are your fave fitness / workout routines and/or videos?
Please share.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Curl Virtuoso Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I do various things. I love walking and will walk the track at the gym or the outside track at the high school, I will walk around town or hike in the woods.
    I take or teach 3-4 classes a week at the gym (classic aerobics, weights, circuits, cycling, yoga).
    I'm a post menopausal woman fighting weight gain and flab and middle age spread. But I'm healthy, I eat healthy (with not so healthy treats thrown in), I love to cook and make an effort not to eat out too much, I work out, my weight is normal for my height (tho I'm still not happy with it).
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Curl Virtuoso Posts: 9,777Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I have a book called "8 Minutes In The Morning" I want to start working out with. I also just got on Medicare & with my insurance I can join what is called Silver Sneakers at a gym very close by me. I use to walk a lot, but my energy level has been down lately. I'm doing good to walk dogs right now.
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  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Curl Neophyte Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My current work out routine:

    Warm up 7 days a week
    Clarissa May's bikini body video warm up stretches

    Abs and Back (Day 1, 3)
    Crunches
    Heel Touches
    Twists
    Planks
    Mountain Climbers
    Back Lifts
    Bridges

    Arms and Legs (Day 2, 4)
    Push Ups
    Leg Lifts & Pulses
    Fire Hydrants
    Sumo Squats
    Wall sit

    Cool Down 7 Days a week
    Fitness Blender Yoga infused Workout (stretch training)

    I'm actually built like Clarissa may, so loosing weight is never a problem for me. I just want to feel better and keep the weight I got. I want to become more flexible, so I'm really working on that. I'm also working on having a fluid thigh gap. I have always had a thigh gap, but right up at the top is an awkward bit of fat or flab I wish to get rid of.


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  • kleinehexekleinehexe Curl Neophyte Posts: 80Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Fitness Blender. I found them six years ago and have never looked back. Hands down best videos/programs out there. They have made a stand to keeping fitness affordable and for everyone. I love using their fitness schedules. Everyday a different video so I don't get bored. When inspiration hits I will put together my own plan using their videos, but mostly I'm lazy and just do the plans they put together.
  • emilyr7496emilyr7496 Curl Neophyte Posts: 5Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Currently I'm doing the Couch to 5k running plan with the 5k Runner app. It's not easy but I've always wanted to be able to run, so it's worth it! I'm currently on week 3.

    In the near future I hope to add weightlifting (with the help of a friend who's very experienced), swimming, and hiking. Keeping my hair healthy & out of the way during exercise is a struggle, but I'm learning!
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  • DrRachDrRach Curl Neophyte Posts: 264Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have trained 5 days a week for the past 20 years, starting in my early 20s. My focus is on strength training as it's what I really enjoy, but i also add in HIIT cardio for fitness (spin, stairmaster, stepper).

    Monday - Back and 30 mins cardio
    Tuesday - Shoulders and Abs
    Wednesday - Legs and 20 mins cardio
    Thursday - Biceps/triceps
    Friday - Chest, Abs and Spin

    My goal is always to gain strength and definition, usually im the only girl in the weights room! But I have noticed that more women seem to be switching on to the benefits of strength training which is very encouraging. Strong is beautiful!
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Curl Virtuoso Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Ok, it's been awhile and it's nearing the end of the year so maybe it's time to revive this thread and think about our fitness goals for 2018? 
    I'm currently 60 years old and still fighting post menopausal flab. Most of my adult life I was around 120 lbs, never worked out other than lots of walking and hiking, ate and drank what I wanted. Mid-50's that all changed. Now I fight to stay a steady 150 lbs and am constantly fighting extra flab in the middle area. I love to cook and I eat healthy, fresh, homemade, real food much of the time. But I also splurge and eat chicken wings and fries and drink booze a day or 2 a week. 
    I didn't start going to the gym until my early 50's when I decided to do a marathon at 52 and needed a place to train over the winter. Now I teach low impact aerobics and occasionally yoga at 2 gyms. I'm retiring for the one gym at the end of the year so I can get back to walking/running after work when the weather is nice. I teach at the other gyms in the late morning before I go to my real job. I've also been doing landscaping work over the summers for many years so that also gives me a workout. But I'm retiring from that at the end of 2018. So I usually work out anywhere from 4 to 8 hours a week. I'm not really into running but I do a few 5Ks over the summer, mostly walking with some running. 
    Come 2018 I just want to keep up what I'm doing and maybe train a little harder for the 5Ks. 
    What are your plans/goals for 2018?

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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    edited December 2017
    My plan is to continue on with my yoga regime. I am a member at the  Moksha Hot Yoga studio in my town. I also have a favorite on-line yoga instructor for the days when the hot room can be too hot. I try to get a good walk in every day, not a power walk or anything like that, just a nice brisk walk. The fresh air helps me to sleep better.
       

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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    ellaj said:
    My plan is to continue on with my yoga regime. I am a member at the  Moksha Hot Yoga studio in my town. I also have a favorite on-line yoga instructor for the days when the hot room can be too hot. I try to get a good walk in every day, not a power walk or anything like that, just a nice brisk walk. The fresh air helps me to sleep better.
    Quoting myself.....thought I would post this video for those who are interested in a great at home stretch.



       

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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
     I need to "get in to" yoga. 

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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Gretchen said:
     I need to "get in to" yoga. 
    I enjoy my yoga classes more than any other fitness routine that I have tried, Gretchen. The video I posted up-thread is more of a stretch, with a reclined pigeon pose added for a little reality check, lol. She does have a great assortment of videos, but I like the beginner ones the best and stick to them mostly.
       

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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I like shoveling snow, it's a good form of exercise, if you are careful that is. I put my back out yesterday while shoveling, I felt the exact moment when it happened. The shovel was full and instead of turning my whole body to throw it, I turned at my waist only and felt the "twang." It feels worse this morning. :/
       

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  • curry curlscurry curls Curl Connoisseur Posts: 1,083Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    ellaj said:
    I like shoveling snow, it's a good form of exercise, if you are careful that is. I put my back out yesterday while shoveling, I felt the exact moment when it happened. The shovel was full and instead of turning my whole body to throw it, I turned at my waist only and felt the "twang." It feels worse this morning. :/
    I hope you feel better soon, @ellaj ;
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  • curry curlscurry curls Curl Connoisseur Posts: 1,083Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yoga.  I love yoga.  I've been doing it for years.  I do enjoy walking, but yoga has been my main exercise.  I was running with my husband for awhile, but my knees were always hurting...managed a 10K a couple of months ago but decided yoga is where my heart is. 
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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I hope you feel better soon, @ellaj ;
    Thank-you curry curls, today is a bit better for sure, I am taking Aleve to help with the pain and it seems to be doing the job.
       

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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso

    Yoga.  I love yoga.  I've been doing it for years.  I do enjoy walking, but yoga has been my main exercise.  I was running with my husband for awhile, but my knees were always hurting...managed a 10K a couple of months ago but decided yoga is where my heart is. 
    Wow, a 10K is an achievement to be proud of @curry curls.

    Yoga is where my heart is, too. I rarely miss a day. The video I posted above is an excellent stretch, I was able to do the stretch last night before bed, it helped my back pain tremendously. I modified it a bit when it came to the reclined pigeon pose so as not to push my luck.

    Do you practice at a studio or at home? I love Hot Yoga and belong to the studio in out town, but the weather is not behaving and now with my back, I am a stay at home yoga girl.
       

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  • curry curlscurry curls Curl Connoisseur Posts: 1,083Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    ellaj said:

    Yoga.  I love yoga.  I've been doing it for years.  I do enjoy walking, but yoga has been my main exercise.  I was running with my husband for awhile, but my knees were always hurting...managed a 10K a couple of months ago but decided yoga is where my heart is. 
    Wow, a 10K is an achievement to be proud of @curry curls.

    Yoga is where my heart is, too. I rarely miss a day. The video I posted above is an excellent stretch, I was able to do the stretch last night before bed, it helped my back pain tremendously. I modified it a bit when it came to the reclined pigeon pose so as not to push my luck.

    Do you practice at a studio or at home? I love Hot Yoga and belong to the studio in out town, but the weather is not behaving and now with my back, I am a stay at home yoga girl.
    Thanks. I practice at home.  I have never been to a studio, although I would like to try hot yoga. I have a bunch of Rodney Yee  dvds and books, but in the past couple of years, I have been doing yoga with Bad Yogi videos. She's awesome. 
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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    edited January 2018
    Thanks. I practice at home.  I have never been to a studio, although I would like to try hot yoga. I have a bunch of Rodney Yee  dvds and books, but in the past couple of years, I have been doing yoga with Bad Yogi videos. She's awesome. 
    Hot yoga is good because the environment of the hot room helps with flexibly, there's less chance of injury, especially if you are a morning yoga person. I find that the morning is when I am the least flexible, yet it is the best time for me to attend classes at the studio.

    I was curious about the Bad Yogi videos so I checked it out last night. To my delight I found a good lower back workout! I watched the entire video and found it to be very good. Tonight I am going to give it a go. Thanks for the heads up @curry curls :)

    This is the video.


       

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  • curry curlscurry curls Curl Connoisseur Posts: 1,083Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    ellaj said:
    Thanks. I practice at home.  I have never been to a studio, although I would like to try hot yoga. I have a bunch of Rodney Yee  dvds and books, but in the past couple of years, I have been doing yoga with Bad Yogi videos. She's awesome. 
    Hot yoga is good because the environment of the hot room helps with flexibly, there's less chance of injury, especially if you are a morning yoga person. I find that the morning is when I am the least flexible, yet it is the best time for me to attend classes at the studio.

    I was curious about the Bad Yogi videos so I checked it out last night. To my delight I found a good lower back workout! I watched the entire video and found it to be very good. Tonight I am going to give it a go. Thanks for the heads up @curry curls :)

    This is the video.


    I am a morning yoga person. Hmm...maybe I'll ask the hubby for some classes for my birthday. :)

    Awesome! I'm glad you found a helpful video. :) It looks like a good one.  She has some good restorative ones as well.  
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Curl Virtuoso Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I am a casual yoga practitioner. I initially hated it when I first tried it about 25 years ago. The instructor was well known and well liked and she had a beautiful studio, but I just didn't like it at all. Come to find out years later, I just hadn't liked her style of yoga and way of teaching. I started taking another class about 6 years ago and really liked it. Much more casual and I liked the style and the instructor. After a couple years I became her sub and taught regularly. I have since left that gym and gone to another where I was asked to teach some low impact aerobics and will probably end up teaching a bit of yoga here and there. 
    I don't like doing any workouts in the morning but it's the only time I can go to the gym so I do 9am classes and then do some workouts at home in the evening. 
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    curry curls said:

    Awesome! I'm glad you found a helpful video. :) It looks like a good one.  She has some good restorative ones as well.  
    It does look like a good one @curry curls and from what I can tell by watching, it should help to relieve this darn sore back. It is much better today, I just want it gone for good. ;)

    I got my membership for an Anniversary gift....whatever works! :) 
       

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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I am a casual yoga practitioner. I initially hated it when I first tried it about 25 years ago. The instructor was well known and well liked and she had a beautiful studio, but I just didn't like it at all. Come to find out years later, I just hadn't liked her style of yoga and way of teaching. I started taking another class about 6 years ago and really liked it. Much more casual and I liked the style and the instructor. After a couple years I became her sub and taught regularly. I have since left that gym and gone to another where I was asked to teach some low impact aerobics and will probably end up teaching a bit of yoga here and there. 
    I don't like doing any workouts in the morning but it's the only time I can go to the gym so I do 9am classes and then do some workouts at home in the evening. 
    The right instructor can make a world of a difference, so glad that you were able to find the style and instructor to suit your needs @jeepcurlygurl. Awesome that you had the opportunity to teach yoga! 

    I'm with you, mornings are not the best for me either, I am the least flexible then. Usually by late afternoon I am craving a good stretch. This is the reason that I like the at home videos.
       

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  • curry curlscurry curls Curl Connoisseur Posts: 1,083Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    ellaj said:
    curry curls said:

    Awesome! I'm glad you found a helpful video. :) It looks like a good one.  She has some good restorative ones as well.  
    It does look like a good one @curry curls and from what I can tell by watching, it should help to relieve this darn sore back. It is much better today, I just want it gone for good. ;)

    I got my membership for an Anniversary gift....whatever works! :) 
    I wanted to take dancing lessons with my husband for our last anniversary, but somehow that didn't happen. Maybe this next one. :)
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  • SavagegirlSavagegirl Curl Connoisseur Posts: 380Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    edited January 2018
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Curl Virtuoso Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    @Savagegirl I took Yin Yoga for the last year. I really liked it.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    curry curls said:

    I wanted to take dancing lessons with my husband for our last anniversary, but somehow that didn't happen. Maybe this next one. :)
    Dancing lessons would be a great way to get some exercise, @curry curls.  It would be nice for you and your husband to have the together time, too. Does your husband enjoy dancing? 


       

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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    @Savagegirl I took Yin Yoga for the last year. I really liked it.
    Yin Yoga? I am going to definitely google this.
       

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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso

    I just had a baby, but before that adventure, I was a runner. Specifically cross country running. I love the woods, rough terrain and rough weather. Nothing like that runner's high flying down a mountain in the pouring rain! I even love running in this crazy Canadian snow. It adds to the challenge..

    I'm also a member of Gaia.com that has unlimited yoga streams accessible from anywhere. Even the non yoga lovers will find something here! Has anyone tried yin yoga? My all time fav. Very therapeutic.

    I am also starting some baby mama classes at the rec center until the weather clears and I can hit the streets with baby and carriage. 
    @Savagegirl, thanks for the info. Gaia.com is something else that is new to me. You are one active young woman! There is a young Mom who runs with her baby and carriage in our neighborhood, I see her almost every day when I go for my walk. The weather doesn't seem to stop her, either.
       

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  • curry curlscurry curls Curl Connoisseur Posts: 1,083Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    ellaj said:
    curry curls said:

    I wanted to take dancing lessons with my husband for our last anniversary, but somehow that didn't happen. Maybe this next one. :)
    Dancing lessons would be a great way to get some exercise, @curry curls.  It would be nice for you and your husband to have the together time, too. Does your husband enjoy dancing? 


    He kinda does. He says he can't dance. I made him dance with me at his office Christmas party for a couple of hours. I think he really enjoyed it. 
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  • SavagegirlSavagegirl Curl Connoisseur Posts: 380Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    edited January 2018
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