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Pete Letkeman
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Many of us would like to think that we have a fit mind. However do you have a fit body?
Or to put it another way, how do you stay fit/active?

For a number of years three days I went to the local gym right after work, worked out for an hour and then came hope to have food and enjoy my evenings.
I then switched it up and went for a workout at the gym before work...getting up early and getting going can be hard to do when it really cold out there.

Finally, to save money I started working out at home. I found some Android apps which I would Chromecast to my TV and listen to my music. I did this before the work day started.
You can do a lot of exercises without much extra equipment aside from a mat. This can be a real money saver.

Now, well I've been lazy for a few months and I haven't done too much exercise in a while.
I do plan on changing this in the next few weeks and I'll be working out at home.

What do you do to keep your body fit?
 
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I've been doing bodypump for many years, which is a group training that my local gym has. It's a one-hour workout with weights, so you can make it as light or as heavy as you want, and you train all major muscle groups, with an instructor and music. I did that once a week, and it was OK for my physical condition, but didn't really do a lot to make me stronger and prevent me from getting some belly fat.

Last March I decided to start working out more so I got an app and started working out 4 times a week with weights in the gym, and also paying more attention to what I eat. I quickly lost 5-6 kg (11-13 pounds) in about two months. I would like to gain some muscle, but that seems to be a lot harder for me than losing weight.

Unfortunately, when you stop working out, you quickly lose what you've gained. When I started working out again after my holiday (where I didn't do any exercise for three weeks) I immediately got heavy muscle soreness.
 
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Jesper de Jong wrote:. . . heavy muscle soreness.
Maybe that is caused by trying too much again too quickly. Maybe you shou‍ld go more gently for a bit.
 
Pete Letkeman
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Jesper de Jong wrote:Unfortunately, when you stop working out, you quickly lose what you've gained.

This I know all too well. Even when you skip working out for a few days, you can notice the negative changes.
 
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Cherry juice can help muscle soreness and help you to sleep.

I have a goal to go the gym every weekday lunchtime as it's only downstairs, but I do Krav Maga on a Wednesday night and I find I'm so bruised and battered the next day that I find it almost impossible to work out on a Thursday and Friday....so I go and have a pint or two instead (for medicinal purposes) :-)
 
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Well, I am spare time athletics trainer. I actually do that much training and giving training that I have too little time to keep up with the latest software development tools. That became painfully clear to me the last two job interviews I had. So, actually my body is more fit, or up to date maybe, than my programming mind. I am doing too much. But once you're volunteering  in a club, they come with more tasks. I have to learn to say no.
 
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I've been running for exercise for a long time now. I used to train for 10-K runs and half-marathons but now I can only manage 5 km every other day, including a lot of walking in the uphill sections. And last winter we had a very bad form of snow with hard ice crust, so that running was hazardous. (I even had to put on crampons to take the garbage can out to the back lane.) And this summer there was so much forest-fire smoke in the city that they issued a health advisory, so running was hazardous again.
 
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