Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Exercise....Are you doing enough?

Did you hear about the latest study on weight loss for women? It seems that the old standard of 30 minutes of exercise 4-5 times a week for weight loss doesn't cut it any more! Now they are suggesting that we (women) vigorously exercise for an hour every day to maintain our weight! Maintain?! But wait a minute... What the heck does "vigorous" mean? Well by definition, it means... 1.Robust; hardy. That means...Move your body! Sweat! Breathe Heavy! Make your makeup melt... You know... something like that!

I'm sure you've all seen people on the machines reading the newspaper, a magazine or a book... they are really not doing much at all with their body, it never changes! But, boy do they go through the reading material! If you want to read, by all means...sit down and read. If you want to lose weight or just get good work out you have to move "Vigorously"! EVERY DAY! To maintain your weight...So if the only way you can stand to be on the treadmill or elliptical is to read...Get off that piece of equipment! Take a class, Spinning, Zumba, Kickboxing :) Swimming, run outside...Something that will get your heart rate up! Sweat for Pete's sake! It's good for you!

Notice I keep underlining maintain? Well that's because if you actually want to lose weight you have to do 2 things. You know the first, Exercise vigorously for an hour every day. The second is to ...wait for it...wait... clean up your DIET! Are you shocked??

You choose to be where you are every day. It is a simple choice.


  1. I just heard that same statistic - I have to say I'm bummed! Okay, I'll see what I can do :)

  2. Um...I'm thinkin' "vigorous" form me is when I can squeeze the sweat out of my ponytail!! :) Thanks for keeping me vigorous!