Fitness (we gotta look good)

Does anyone here work out ? Im just wondering, Ive been slamming weights for a few months now and am looking a bit better than i was. I think fitness is good for us, especially if we wanna look good in our cool outfits and such.

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  • Sorry to have been behind the curve in responding to this thread, but my old computer died and I just got back on line. Yes, I work out, because I am a personal trainer by profession..... but I avoid heavy weight training because I don't want unfashionably broad shoulders, or biceps that split the seams of my slimfit shirts. Rather I prefer daily, moderate exercise which has kept me the same weight  and dimensions since I was 18 (I'm now in my 60's)

  • Slightly off-topic and hasn't been talked about for a few years, but besides a polo shirt (may have to scrap that idea) and my trainers, I am seriously wanting to go back to the gym. I haven't been for years and I'm looking for some inspirations - as a female Mod I'm struggling to find anything for my bottom half as I don't want to wear my BS short-shorts again - and tbh, they are more like fashion shorts than gym shorts, anyway. I am looking at some Adidas Stella McCartney stuff, but hate leggings! I had these in mind, however...

    I am also trying to get some inspiration from what women wore to the gym in the 1960s and from what I've seen, they are not too bad for modern interpretations...

    • Just don't go all Jane Fonda or Green Goddess on us Becs!! ;0)

  • Well, I have been on the 5:2 eating thing for about 6 weeks and I'm already trimmer. I've also been doing two dance classes (Lindy Hop) for two years. Both of these are keeping me fit and keeping my weight under control. I now feel good in my jackets and suits and that can only be a good thing.

    All the best!

    • what 's the 5;2 eating thing James?

      I guess if i went to dance class more religiously i'd lose a little more a little faster?

    • Hi Ben,

      Basically for 5 days per week you eat 2,500 calories and on two days you eat 600 calories. My 600 days are Tuesdays and Fridays because you don't do them consecutively. The weight comes off at a reasonable pace and your eating habits change too so I guess it becomes normal after a while. It's working pretty well for me.

      All the best!

    • It's eating normally for 5 days, then eating less than 5-600calories the other two days.

      If you eat enough during the 5 days you'll never feel hungry the other 2 Lol

    • oh I see!! cant see me doing that really I'll just be happy the way I am I guess,thanks anyway!!

      ps wrapped up in stormproof clothing all the time on the West Wales coast anyhow,no-one can see the reality underneath!!

    • Guys you have inspired me before this thread I thought gym was the guy down the street from me
      The only walking done was to get from house to car
      My yoga was strawberry flavour
      Press ups only done when wife didn't have headache
      Never heard of calories never mind counted them
      You have made me a new man
    • You're inspirational yourself George, keep it long as you can.

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