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How many workouts per week?

I got in three this week so far, and I usually struggle to get one in. How often do you all get to workout?

Thu. Aug 30, 12:50pm

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I shoot for 3 a week

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 1:00 PM

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I shoot for 5-6 wokrouts per week. I work full time, and workout in the evenings after work. But I don't have kids or anything so it is easy for me to get that many in.

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 1:22 PM

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I work out 5 - 6 times a week. I have 2 kids and get up by 5:30 am to squeeze it in. During the summer my workouts were 1 - 1 1/2 hours, but now that school is back in again I may have to cut back to 30 - 45 minutes each day. I guess it is better than nothing though.

Op - 3 times a week is a great start, but even if you can squeeze in a brisk walk on a couple of other days you will benefit so much.

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 1:28 PM

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1:28 - I only have one kid, but I cherish my 5:30am workouts! It's almost like my escape - my only quiet, just for me time - and what better way to spend that time! And it's pretty much the only way I'll be sure to workout, otherwise it's too easy for other things to get in the way once the day starts. The same was true when I worked out of the house full time before kids.

I shoot for 3 days minimum and 6 days maximum (usually 30-45 minutes - mostly resistance training.) A 6 day week usually includes a 1-hour walk.

OP - are you looking for suggestions to find ways to fit in more workouts?

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 3:49 PM

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I also work full time and manage to get in 5-6 days a week for 30-45 minutes, on an elliptical at home mostly. I do have 3 kids (2, 3 & 14) and I unfortunately have to wait until the little oens go to bed and work out late at night once the they are asleep. I can't seem to wake up by 5:00 or 5:30, since I have to get in the shower by 5:45 at the latest to get ready for work, get the boys up, feed them breakfast, off to preschool, work, etc., so that early is way too early for me. Also, my littlest one usually wakes up that early in the morning if he hears noises so then it cuts my workouts short so I have to unfortunately wait until late night. If I don't do it then I can't seem to work it in any other time. I can't wait until they are a little older. Good luck with your routine.

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 4:19 PM

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I aim for 5 cardio workouts per week...it means waking up early and/or getting home late some days but I find it's become a workable routine.

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 4:25 PM

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single, no kids.

I aim for a 60 min/3k swim a minimum of 4 times a week (preferably 6) and 45-60 minutes on the treadmil 4 times a week (preferably 6). Do some core exercises twice a week.

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 5:04 PM

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Wow, it is great to see so many people who make exercise a priority.

I work-out 5-6 days a week and I walk 2-3 miles every day too. I work out in the morning before work.

I work full time and am a mother of 2, but they are teens now, which makes it easier.

Thursday, August 30, 2007, 6:02 PM

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Working out is so over glorified. An hour 6 days a week? C'mon, anything better to do? Jeez, your knees are probably going to wear off by the time you are in your 40's. What happened to having an active lyfestyle? Walks in the park? Days at the beach? Walking to the store instead of driving? What happened to enjoying life? WHy spend so much precious time running on a treadmill like a hamster, going nowhere, staring at others doing the same thing? The sad thing is, that most of these over-excercisers are still not in the shape they want to be in....


Friday, August 31, 2007, 10:48 AM

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10.48 - some people want/like to work out six times a week. It doesn't mean they don't have lives.

I am for 4-5 times a week but try to mix it up so I don't get bored. I do body combat, yoga, just a gym session (spinning & treadmills etc), body pump and try various classes...

It is reccommended that you get at least 30mins cardio three times a week.

Friday, August 31, 2007, 11:06 AM

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