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Do you work out every day?


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I REALLY don't feel like going to the gym today. It's already 2:20 PM, and I normally go between 9-11 AM. Plus I have a TON of work and errands to do. I'm eating very healthy today (I usually always do anyways) and I'm having around 1100 calories, I normally eat 1300. I've developed a pattern of going 4-6 days in a row, then taking a day off. Is this ok? Do you guys go every day? If you take a day off every so often, does that throw off your losing weight or effect it at all if you still eat very healthy? Help me get over the guilt!
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Hey! 

I work out 6 days a week- 3 days of cardio, 3 days of weight training and 1 rest day.    I eat a lot more than you do though.  Usually 1500-1600 cals per day.

I would say to ditch today.  Sounds like you haven't eaten enough cals for fuel for your exercise which means you wont be able to perform as well during your workout which means it wont be very beneficial anyhow.  

Don't feel to bad.  An unscheduled day off once in a blue moon isnt going to hurt.  Its probably good for the emotions anyhow.

sidenote-what do you do to workout?
I go to the gym for an hour or so, and every time I go I do 30-40 minutes cardio and 20-30 minutes weight training. I burn ~ 300-400 calories every time. That's why I feel so bad skipping it today! But on the plus side, when I take a day off, the next day I feel very motivated to work hard!
You should always have planned days off from the gym and if you don;t feel like going don't go. The workout will really suck, because you don't want to be there. i workout 4 days a week for about an hour, i play soccer on Sunday and Tuesday. So the days off for me give my body plenty of time to rest and repair.
I try to every day, even if it's just walking the dog for 30-40 mins.  She needs the exercise too.  Usually it's gym 3-4 times a week and the dog walking the rest.  Sometimes she gets the longer walks on the days I go to the gym, but sometimes on gym days it's just 5-10 in the a.m. and p.m. for her.  Depends a lot on weather too.  We walk a lot in the summer.
I go to the Y Monday to Friday and sometimes Saturday for 2 hours at a time.  Also play volleyball 3 times a week elsewhere.
Nope. I try go get to the gym 3 times a week. 25mins cardio, 20mins weights. I have a stepper at home, which 5 nights a week (if i feel up to it) i do 45-90mins on - that burns like 550-1000 cals which feels ace! I walk the dog, once a week for a good couple of hours but shorter walks at other times because i don't really like being out alone for long around here (i was out once and was pelted with stones just for walking past - admittedly with a bright pink mohawk...)

I don't sleep very well, or for very long, so i do get really tired and find myself napping alot so i don't always get to the gym which i feel bad about but i've always had problems sleeping.
Yes, I go to the gym seven days a week. Plus, I walk my dogs every day. I have to. I find that when I skip one day it turns into two and then three and then so on. I REALLY LOVE going to the gym and exercising so it's actually a punishment if I can't go. hee hee

Even on the RARE occasion when I don't feel like going I go anway, because there's always a day that comes up where I just cannot go because of some obligation or whatever. When that happens I then feel it's justified because I've kept at it for so long. Plus, I am always happy that I've gone because when I'm finished I feel like a MILLION bucks!
I dont go to gym everyday, but I do my workouts at home still. I try to do it every day, until my body wants a rest (then I take a day-off). I dont think it will throw off your progress. Having a day-off can be and is beneficial. The guilt part is psychological. I think we all gone through that :) We are a bunch of workout-aholic bunch! :p
I go the the gym 4times per week. I usually go Monday and Tuesday, take Wednesday off, then back at it Thursday and friday. I always take the weekends off. The only time i ever really go to gym on the Saturday is if for some reason due to obligation or something came up and i could only make the gym 3times during week days. Every workout i push myself pretyy hard. I do 30min running on the tread then i do 30-45min weights. I need days off or i will get burned out and i like having set days off like wednesday and the weekends, so i these days i dont feel bad b/c i know they are my days off. I usually enjoy them, some people treat themselves for job well done with indulgents foods, i treat myself w/days off from gym. This works for me, i have been doing it forever now and been maintaining and only getting more toned/athletic as the weeks go by for 2years now.
Usually the days you don't feel like going are the days you need to exercise the most.  I exercise with my mom and if she didn't go every time she didn't feel like it she'd probably miss a workout every week (well, she never feels like it so she probably wouldn't ever go). 

Once you're there, you probably will feel a lot better and will feel amazing after working-out because you know that you pushed yourself.

The only time you shouldn't go to the gym is if you have the flu (or some other dangerous condition).  One way you can tell if you have the flu or a head cold is if it's your neck and above that's affected or your entire body.  If it's your entire body (like the chills and really achy muscles that shouldn't be) rest.  If it's above your neck (runny nose, cough, ect.) moderate exercise will actually help.

You don't always have to do your full work-out, but you should always go.
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I try to aim for 5-6 days a week, but its more like 5.  Even if I don't feel like it, I attempt to get on the treadmill regardless and sometimes its been a very wimpy workout.  That's part of the reason why I don't go to a gym.  A lot easier to go downstairs then to get in my car and drive somewhere for me!  I think I would have too many "don't feel like it days" and my membership would go to waste!
I walk briskly 5-9 miles a day Mon- Fri. I go to the gym for weight training Mon. and Wed. 60mins each time.  I do crunches every day, lift weights at home Fri and Sat.  So I take off walking on the weekends, no weights on Thursday or Sunday.  I have lost 9 pounds in the past 5 weeks and 5 inches in the past 3 weeks.
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4-6 days in a row, then taking a day off. Is this ok?  sure

Do you guys go every day?   I do (50 day streak going...)

If you take a day off every so often, does that throw off your losing weight or effect it at all if you still eat very healthy?  absolutely not.  Actually time off is good.  I'm just trying to see how long I can go.  As a matter of fact, during my 50 day streak, (averaging 3 miles per day running), I have gained about 3lbs.  (Hoping its muscle), so don't worry about impact on your weight for taking some time off.

Best Wishes, Geo
I exercise almost every day.  When I started working out in Jan, I would work out 2 days and take off 1.  I lost 8 lbs that month.  When Feb started, I started working out everyday.  I have taken one day off this month so far.  I lost another 2 lbs this month.  I do my tae bo videos everyday and I use my free weights 2 days a week.  I do cardio everyday and alternate arms, abs, and legs.

It is very exciting to see the difference!!!  Now I am more motivated than ever to keep on going.
I would imagine doing a good, clean, 75%-85% half-hour to forty-five minutes every single day to be ideal.

If you do a really long, tough, work-out once every two days or only four days a week, if you miss one it's really going to throw you off.  If you miss a day of working out and you work out every day, it doesn't have nearly as much impact.  Usually there's no difference in weight but there might be a bit of difference in performance (you might notice more energy).
Eat clean and let your body rest. Especially if you weight train. In the end, if you don't allow yourself a day off, you'll end up feeling tired and sluggish after a while!
I work out 6-7 days a week.  Usually its 6 formally (swimming, walking, work out video) and 1 for fun (I play hockey).

I try to move at least 30 minutes a day.  And I mean move as in "vigorously," but I usually end up working out for an hour a day. 

If I have high impact days (like hockey, or an endurance run) then I will follow it up the next day with something low impact like swimming or a slow walk.
I have heard that you should give your muscles a day to relax anyway.  6 days a week is great, and that's what I do.  Don't feel bad for missing one day, and the fact that you have decreased calorie consumption on the day you don't go is great.  Enjoy your day off, I know I do!
I'm up to 5 days a week at the moment, although Ihave relaised that actually having as et goal to owrk towards has helped with my motivation. I used to just go for the sake of going, but as I'm getting wed next year, need to shed that unwanted beer belly!!

Need to get down to 85kg so 8kg to GO!!!!!!!

I do martial arts twice a week, and have done for the past 5 years or so, but the workout you get in martial arts are not as specific as I would like; Kickboxing on a Monday which with all the boxing techniques is a good workout for the upper body, and then Taekwondo on a Thursday, which with its greater emphasis on kicks works the legs more.

And then down the gym 3 times a week; Tuesday, Friday and Sunday for 45 mins of cardio and 45 mins of weight training...gotta sculpt those guns!!!.

Even if I have been down the gym, because I feel so energised I sometimes find myself doing a few push up and sit ups in my lounge whislt watching TV! Sad but true.

Wednesdays and Saturdays are my rest days although I occasionally play sqaush on a Wednesday which is a great way of keeping the reflexes sharp!!

When the weather gets a little better (Damn British Climate!!) I'll be riding my bike to work so that'll be another 40 minutes or so of cardio a day!


I do cardio 7 days a week for at least 1 hour weekends are my "mild" times where I just walk for 90 minutes.  I do weights Monday - Thur working different muscle groups every other day.

This week a new report came out from a study that said women at risk for heart disease need to do 30 minues of moderate cardio EVERY Day - and if you are overweight it should be 60 - 90 minutes a day

Weights shouldn't be done for the same muscle group each day but its perfectly fine to work cardio in every day - just don't push it hard every day.  Do mild and moderate cardio zones too.
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