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Maintaining Body - Workout Routine?

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For everyone whos trying to maintain , whats your work out routine like and how many times a week do you work out ? :) 

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Because I love it I play tennis 3-5 times a week during spring, summer and fall and 1-2 times a week in winter. I usually hit the gym for yoga or Pilates a couple days a week depending on the tennis schedule. I also do some running but that's not the norm. I only do that when I have a race coming up with my sisters. 

I don't do it any of it for weight maintenance as my diet varies little even with exercise. I just like the way it makes me feel. 

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I do not work out at all, but instead I try to lead an active lifestyle. I volunteer in my family to take out the trash and carry boxes, I take the stairs (rather than an elevator or escalator) whenever possible, I love taking long walks (especially with other people so that we can chat while we walk), etc. 

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I don't workout at all.  I have a Nordic trac and recumbant bike collecting dust in my spare room.  Haven't stepped foot in a gym in over 10 years.  But I do make an effort to be active.  I do a lot of lifting, squatting, walking, and bending at my job.  I park as far away from store entrances as possible.  I always take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.  I have horses so I am lifting 80 pound bales of hay every day.  I go for hikes with my dog and usually incorporate recreational activities like kayaking, hiking, skiing, biking and swimming into my weekends and vacations.

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I'll be the example of the other side of things. I exercise 6 days a week. I average 14 hours a week. I run long distances, lift weights, bike, and swim. All of this is fun for me and getting stronger/faster/more athletic was a goal that went along with surgery. I still had my 10 pound regain. My dr isn't concerned and neither am I...I actually am pretty confident that most of the regain was muscle as I  moved into lifting heavier weights and I wear the same size clothes or smaller than I did 10 pounds less. 

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I take Pilates 2 - 3 times a week for an hour. I workout with a trainer 1x a week at the gym. Combo of lifting, strength training and cardio. I try to get in 2 - 3 more sessions of cardio each week. Either hiking, running, walking or using the various cardio machines at the gym. I swim when I can - which isn't often as I don't have regular pool access. I try to do active things for entertainment - play disc golf, ice skating, dancing at concerts, etc. In a good week, I exercise everyday. In an average week I exercise 5 times. In a week where I have very long days at work, I exercise two times a week. Always a minimum of two, no matter what. 

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I walk 3 miles a day at a pretty quick pace (I have a treadmill because of our weather in the PNW).  I also do a bit of yoga and/or pilates daily.

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I can relate to your response createchange!  I work out 4-5 times a week with a balanced split of cardio/endurance and strength training. I gained 10 pounds as well, and am confident that the gain was muscle as I am wearing the same size or smaller clothes, Glad to hear that someone else has experienced the same as I as I struggle with the gain in my head at times. 

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