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Posted by: 107 (Guest), Friday, June 16, 2006, 7:01pm
I am currently doing aerobics, functional type fitness, etc, cycling class one day a week.  I am trying to up my exercise to at least 4 days a week, but think I would feel better if it were every day?  Is running a good nonnie O exercise?  Are there any runnners out there?  I would love to start, maybe do a 3K or something.  Any suggestions?  Also, being grain free, what do I do for long lasting carbs or is that a concern for me?

The added pounds around my waist are just not going away, and I just cannot completely cut out nuts, nut butters or oils.  It is even hard for me to cut back on.  So, I've got to up my cardio, I think to stay trim in the midsection.  Thanks!

Posted by: Lola, Friday, June 16, 2006, 11:43pm; Reply: 1
protein will give you long lasting energy, not carbs.......
Posted by: mikeo, Saturday, June 17, 2006, 3:06am; Reply: 2
the  more protien you eat, the more your body will break down any excess fat you are also may have some intracellular water wanting to get out....try dandelion tea or see if you can find some fresh and steam and eat once a week...for the mid section I would suggest Pilates to tone it down
Posted by: Whimsical, Saturday, June 17, 2006, 4:28am; Reply: 3
A great way to start running is to do a 10-week Learn to Run clinic.  I'm not sure where you live, but most cities have lots of resources for beginners.  This is a great, easy way to exercise, meet people, and enjoy the outdoors!  You start by alternating 1 min running/2 min walking (doable even for people who have never run) and gradually increase your running time to 10 min with 1 min walking in between.  Most programs also set you up with a"goal race" (usually 5K) at the end - great for confidence building!

Personally, I don't believe in working out (hard) every day.  I am active every day (walking, biking to school, climbing stairs), but I only go to the gym (to do weights and cardio) 2-3 times per week.  Rather than hit the gym so often, alternate gym days with leisurely, fun activities like walking, biking, tennis, yoga, window shopping, playing with your kids, gardening, etc.
Posted by: Patty Lee, Saturday, June 17, 2006, 7:07pm; Reply: 4
I've just started biking again:  I'm loving it.  I think having something you ENJOY is important for the daily part of things.
Posted by: 107 (Guest), Saturday, June 17, 2006, 9:19pm; Reply: 5
Thanks everyone!  I appreciate all your comments.  Where can I get dandelion tea?  Also, I think I have got to start eating red meat in the a.m.  How should I fix that?  Would it be okay to eat a salad with it in the a.m.?  I just can't imagine the thought of eating kale first thing in the morning, but if I saute' it I guess it's good.

Posted by: Don, Saturday, June 17, 2006, 10:46pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Tina
Thanks everyone!  I appreciate all your comments.  Where can I get dandelion tea?  Also, I think I have got to start eating red meat in the a.m.  How should I fix that?  Would it be okay to eat a salad with it in the a.m.?  I just can't imagine the thought of eating kale first thing in the morning, but if I saute' it I guess it's good.

Dandelion tea should be easy to find at your local HFS.

Cook the meat however you want to. I usually have some beef or bison patties or a lamb or beef roast cooked and then just get a patty or slice so I can quickly warm it it up.

I can't imagine not having cooked greens, such as collards or kale, with my red meat, or sometimes eggs, for breakfast.

Posted by: Patty Lee, Sunday, June 18, 2006, 5:44pm; Reply: 7
I've gotten to be a fan of the greens and meat for breakfast, too.  A "hamburger salad" (with bison or grass-fed local beef, seasonal greens, and my own fruit juice, oil, nutri yeast and dulse dressing concoction) is my favorite meal these days.
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Sunday, June 18, 2006, 6:42pm; Reply: 8
I eat greens and meat for breakfast too.  This morning was spinach and beef.  Delish.  Gets me off to a good start every day.  I have fruit later in the morning.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Friday, June 23, 2006, 7:24pm; Reply: 9
Back to exercise---do nonnies need  more or less than secretors or do they need different exercises??
S  S  & L,
Mrs "T"  O+
Posted by: Patty Lee, Friday, June 23, 2006, 7:54pm; Reply: 10
I think the nonnies here will tell you it's not that it's different, it's just that it's absolutely essential. (And if you're a person dealing with health/weight/pain issues, that's not always a fun fact to face, but there you go!)
Posted by: Mickey, Friday, June 23, 2006, 10:16pm; Reply: 11

I think the dandelion tea that you have to get is dandelion leaf tea not the root tea (correct me if i'm wrong MikeO).  

As for exercise.  I have found that the more intense the better and length is not as important as the intensity.  I got an urban rebounder for christmas.  I was slacking on using it until i found a good sports bra.  I started using it a couple of months ago and within a few weeks people were commenting on that i looked like i was losing weight.  The last time i lost weight that fast and without killing myself doing it was when i was doing intense training for a bike-a-thon a few years back.  I'm only up to 10 minutes on the U.R. but i am huffing and puffing by the end of the workout.  I try to do it everyday.  I can really tell the difference between a so-so workout and an intense workout.  I feel like i'm on an exercise high all day when i get an intense workout.

Good Luck in whatever you choose to do!
Mickey ;D
Posted by: Mickey, Friday, June 23, 2006, 10:19pm; Reply: 12
One more thing to add.

I have always liked exercising.  Not like many of my friends who have to force themselves to do it.  I think the fact that i'm an O and we derive soo much benefit from exercise is why i've always done it, even before the BTD!.
Posted by: resting, Friday, June 23, 2006, 10:36pm; Reply: 13
Hi Tina,

there is a special nerve connection between the R-complex (the part of the brain that creates emotions) and the cerebellum (the part of the brain that coordinates everything).  If this nerve connection is activated (and rebounding WILL do this) a 'pleasure' is felt.  Compliance in rebounding is a side-effect  of this exercise, but a very helpful one.

Posted by: Mrs T O+, Saturday, June 24, 2006, 2:05am; Reply: 14
I absolutely cannot function clearly without regular exercise & I like to do most of it.  As long as there is some good radio program to listen to at home or something like the music & conversation at Curves, it is relatively easy to do.
I really hate to travel because not only is it hard to eat right, I can't always exercise properly.  The other family members don't have that probem.  Surprise! They are all other blood types. (AB husband & one kid each of A & B).
 I thik I'm on the right track in exercising.  But it is a time-consuming commitment.
Mrs "T"  O+
Posted by: paul clucas, Saturday, June 24, 2006, 7:07pm; Reply: 15
I agree with mikeo, et al re breakfast beef and green beans/spinach/onions/mushrooms/kale is really a good start, with a mid morning snack of fruit or fruit/walnut smoothie.

I have weight loss issues but I have found that a EMS machine gives the fastest fat loss/time.

There are disadvantages; an-aerobic exercise, no buzz, you need entertainment while exercising, not recommended over deep scar tissue (like cecerian or other operation will leave)

If you can handle the duration/intensity required you will feel the subcutaneous fat is looser after one session.  The body will redistribute fat to "fill in" the lose section in a couple of days, but it is great in tems of instant feedback.

I have used this as my only formal exercise in a very successful health kick in my pre BTD days

Just have to make a habit of this time.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 12:22am; Reply: 16
Can you tell us what an EMS machine is.  I think I remember you.  You had quite a story.  Can you refresh us & let us know how you are progressing.
Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"   O+
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