Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Get Healthy Bloghop

Welcome to the Get Healthy Bloghop or at least my post for this hop around blogs.

I can't say I'm the healthiest person on the block, or rather in the bloghop. My eating habits are far from ideal (but what is ideal, anyway?). But I try to keep myself in shape by exercising three times a week.

What I have done in order to keep this goal is I have set certain days of the week as my cardio days and I must go. Bam!

The thing is: If I don't have something to entertain me while I'm huffing and puffing away on the treadmill, stair climber, or elliptical then I won't make it past 28 seconds without burning out. Ok, I'll give myself the benefit of the doubt... Let's say 3 minutes. *Big Smiles*

For this, my entertainment comes from either a Netflix show or reading a good book. Yup, I've become rather talented at holding a book and exercising at the same time. In addition, my watching TV shows or reading a book can be quite entertaining to fellow work outers. Why? I tend to LOL or be on the verge of tears depending on the part of the show or book I'm at.

For instance, the other days I was watching a particularly funny episode of Supernatural--"Yellow Fever"--and I could barely run for the giggles. My legs became all sorts of wobbly, quite dangerous, indeed.

About three months ago, I upped my cardio time from 30 minutes to 45 minutes. I thought my body could use some extra time to build up even more sweat than I already produce. And yes, my face turns a bright shade of red in the process. I think my body had become used to 30 minutes and it started screaming for more. Likewise, my stringy arms told me (yes, they spoke to me. haha) I needed to lift some weights so I began pumping iron twice a week.

Now, if I could just listen to my body with what it should be fed then my world of a body might be a bit more happy. I digress.

Anyway, long story short. Set up a weekly exercising routine and by gum stick to it! Also, know yourself. If you get bored easily, watch a TV show while working out or read a good book;  it'll distract you from the efforts of your exercise program.

Can you exercise while reading a book? What is your exercise routine? If you don't have one, are you willing to start one?

Happy Healthiness!

Writing Jewels

32 comments:

  1. OMG, I love Supernatural. I didn't know you watched it.

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  2. If I did no other exercise, I'd always lift weights - a practically perfect exercise!

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    1. Lifting weights even makes me break a sweat! Not that bad. :)

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  3. I love to walk. If I could walk an hour 5 days a week I'd be happy. It's good for me, I love it, why don't I do it? Working on that one...

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    1. Walking is great! I wish I could do it more often. :)

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  4. Supernatural is great and nice tips too, talented with the reading and exercising at the same time lol

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    1. Supernatural is fantabulous! I am a talented person for sure. haha

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  5. Need to start listening to your stomach now!
    I need music and something to watch on the treadmill or I'll never make it.

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    1. Yes, I need to start listening to my stomach, not my tastebuds. haha

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  6. I always read when I walk on the treadmill. I don't think I could stand the boredom if I didn't!

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  7. lol I run on the treadmill to tv shows or movies also! I can't read though... I get nauseous.
    Nice meeting you through the hop :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by during the hop!

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  8. Motion sickness prevents me reading on the treadmill so I turn to audibooks. A good TV show/movie would do the trick too. Like you I tend to get very bored, very quickly while exercising so I make sure to have something to do that helps me forget I'm actually working out.

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    1. Forgetting the sweat is a helpful way to get through the agony. haha

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  9. You look great, Julia! And I HAVE to have music on the treadmill! I couldn't run without it!

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  10. I used to read a book while riding my stationary bike. I could ride for miles if I was reading a good book.

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    1. Yup, a book can distract away an exercize session.

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  11. good for you! you look awesome! I want to get back into bike riding. I love it but just never seem to do it anymore!

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    1. I want to get a bike. My old one kicked the can, if you will. Drat!

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  12. Hi, your body does definitely get used to the same sort of exercise. My son's a fitness guru and talks about how you should change frequency, weights, length - or some things along those lines!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

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  13. I could probably watch a movie while working out, but I doubt I could read a book. Good for you that you can multi-task like that!

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    1. I've gotta multi-task in my life, just have too much to do.

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  14. Great tips, I see we think alike! Loved your sense of humor in this as well.

    Thansk so much for your comment and for introducing yourself, Julia! I followed you and will certainly be back around in the future.

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  15. Hi, Julia,

    YAY for you.... WHATEVER WORKS to get you to move! I wish I could read while exercising, but I get motion sickness. I can barely watch the videos at the gym, but I handle them okay.

    I like to think and concentrate when I work out. In come up with lots of ideas for my stories or work out problems ... that sort of thing.

    YES.. I am one of those horrible gym rats everyone hates. LOL. I am there daily for two hours and do cardio and weight training. Glad you lifting... it is important to build muscle while losing fat (cardio)

    Working on your eating habits isn't as difficult as you may seem. It could be simple. Cutting out high carb foods and sugars. READ labels and limit the sugar, sodium, and bad fat. Just by cutting down, and adding a few fruits and veggies you will be amazed at how easy you will enjoy these foods.

    I LOVE sweets and still have them, BUT just a bite. Never deprive yourself ... that is the key.

    Thanks for tips and continue the good work... out... LOL

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  16. This is something I've just realised myself. I love running when i can run outside. Even when I'm just running laps, I'm going somewhere and I'm really moving. But come winter, when I have to use the treadmill, I lose all motivation. But I've started reading the Lord of the Rings on my tablet. There's a magazine stand on the treadmill to hold the tablet, and I can turn the pages with one stab of the finger. And I have to run to the end of the chapter, which means I often run further than I mean to. It's a great trick. I'd love to watch a show on it sometime.

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  17. Supernatural is such a nice show! I watch too many shows to be healthy, LOL.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  18. I thought I should improve my exercise program. So I went from jumping to conclusions to riding my bicycle. I rode two whole blocks. The only thing I have to show for it is a badly gashed leg. ("My horse threw me," I told people.) I'm going to wait until my leg has healed before I try that again. As in ride the bicycle. I expect I'll be better in a month or two. Or three.

    Anyhow, if anyone asks about starting an exercise program, I'll tell them how bad mine has been for my health.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting, Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).

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  19. Oh I would love to be able to read while exercising. But, I know if I tried, it'd end up making me sick, :/ But it's cool you can do both, and Yellow Fever, LOL such a funny episode! :D

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