One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Ask Roni _v16s1 – All Exercise Questions

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It’s so funny that I’m posting this now as I just return from my 2 hour workout at the gym. Ok, well, maybe it’s not THAT funny, but it struck me that I’m all about exercise lately. I’m really liking this "new active Roni". ;~P

Side note… what is about a turtleneck that makes people look old? oh wait…. that’s just me, I am getting old. :~P

Topics in this video include…

  • Am I doing enough exercise to jump start weight loss?
  • How much exercise should someone get in a day?
  • Did I lose weight before starting to exercise?
  • Just an inspirational comment. :~)

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There are 22 comments so far.


    November 21, 2008

    i think turtle-necks make people look distinguished :-p


    November 21, 2008

    What a great way to say…. OLD! LMAO!!

    Fitness Surfer

    November 21, 2008

    Hey, the cozier the better. I just found out I was doing my cardio with my heart rate way above the fat burning heart rate. So, I was getting a great burn but was burning off my hard earned muscle.

    I also found that I need to be building muscle to help boost my metabolism. Random fact…Did you know that 10 lbs of muscle burns 500-750 calories a day even when It’s not being used. Bring on the muscle.


    November 21, 2008

    No, turtlenecks are in fashion this fall! You’re totally in style!

    I am a little wary of blanket health recommendations, just because individual difference is a huge factor. I know that the recommendations come from solid research, but even the people who participate in the studies vary and the recommendation is just an average. You really have to experiment to find your own optimum activity level, in my opinion anyway!


    November 21, 2008

    2 hours? Im tired just reading it :)

    cant wait till mine is in preschool. 45 min of working out and 1hr 15 of trash tv perhaps :)

    and yes…you ARE stylin.

    have a great weekend


    November 21, 2008

    Hey, Miz, maybe you could get one of those bicycle generators and have your workout and your TV, too? Only half kidding…we saw one of those on Ruff Ruffman (one of our kids’ favorite TV shows) and were intrigued ourselves…


    November 21, 2008

    Roni,,What a great video, you are inspiring so many..and I am one of the oldies your inspiring..I have so much respect for what your doing..its so refreshing to bond with such a truly caring person, today many get too busy and caught up in non-meaningful things..what your doing for all of us is so appreciated..THANK YOU!


    November 22, 2008

    Hey Roni!!! Like I’ve said so many times, you are my inspiration! :) Thank you for all your tips and guidance.


    November 22, 2008

    I’m 25 just so you know! I think I would have related to you at pretty much any age! I tell all my friends about your site, and one of them (23 years old) said you were the next Oprah!


    November 22, 2008

    Great video! And I like the theme-idea, especially concering exercise, motivation etc. Maybe you could alternate free sessions and theme sessions. And I totally agree on taking it slow. Change one habit at a time until it has changed properly, then move on to the next one. Exercise is more about health than it is about weight loss, you will feel fitter soon, even if you are still overweight. And note: Weight lifting might add one pound or another in the beginning, so don’t let that scare you! It really also depends on the type of exercise you are doing.

    And by the way, I am murdering the German language right now. One of my colleagues just said to me, “You know that word doesn’t exist, right?” She really sounded concerned. :D



    November 22, 2008

    Anyone out there that thinks they have to lose weight in order to exercise – I started exercising 6 mos before I started cleaning up my food.

    The only down side to this is that I never got on a scale until I started working on my food – so I have no idea what I lost for the first 6 mos nor do I know what my heightest weight was.

    The upside – is that my skin tightened as I lost – no lose skin anywhere. Wrinkly belly – but at 47 with 3 kids – that might have happened anyway.


    November 22, 2008

    Vickie – I have a friend who’s like that as well. She started exercising before dieting. That was her “first thing” that snowballed. For me it was the food.

    I’m glad you brought that up as I think people need to realize they can start by doing what’s right for them. My only advice is not to do it all at first as to not get overwhelmed.

    Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I appreciate the kind words. Oh! and you guys crack me up! Oprah?!? HA!


    November 22, 2008

    Hi Roni, thanks for answering my question! I have lost about 4 pounds. But, I feel like I have lots some inches. My clothes fit MUCH better.

    I did weight watchers for about 3 weeks then just stuck to exercising. At one point I was running 5 days a week and now since its SO cold its harder for me to get out at night after work so I try to do at least 3 days. I am running longer than I ever had.

    Which for me is a big deal since I was the girl in school who would be the last kid running the mile run in PE. It would take me like 25 minutes and I would have this horrible side pain. ha ha. I feel so much better after a run. It really helps if I have had a stressful day at work.. Thanks again for taking the time to answer my question. I love your site and check it daily!

    One more question Roni, when you go running do u run the whole time never having to stop? I just can’t seem to do that. I can’t even make it a full mile without stopping for a few seconds to catch my breath then start back up. Maybe I am just slow. I just can imgaining running 4 miles strait! Maybe one day! :)


    November 22, 2008

    it is not the turtle neck, it is the combination with the gray one. If it were only the white turtle neck or a black turtle neck you wouldn’t have this sensation. I love turtle necks! You are great!
    I just got 5 pounds… and I am struggling to get back counting points and exercising…btw, i used to be a dancer, so i do love ( and have to) exercise, otherwise I get a bit depressed. That’s how it works with me. Anyway, I just need to put my efforts in those 5 lbs.
    Have a nice weekend.


    November 22, 2008

    great video Roni :) It is nice to know the losing weight is possible no matter what avenue you take :)


    November 22, 2008

    Ha Roni, first you cracked me up with the turtleneck comment. I was actually dismayed for a brief minute! See, at 53, we think the turtleneck makes us look younger, but then to realize that to younger people it is not fooling them at all–they think it makes us look older (which hopefully is just the age we really are…)

    Anyways, yes, Roni, at my advanced age of 53(LOL,) you are an inspiration to me also. I didn’t find you until I had lost my weight, but you are an inspiration to keep going, to try new foods, to challenge myself with new and harder exercises!


    November 23, 2008

    I am where you were 3 years ago. I went from 242 down to 180 since last april 15th. I did it on Weight Watchers core plan and online. I have never been to a WW Meeting. I get all my inspiration from the WW Website and sites like this one. I have been on maintainence for the past month and I just started a gym 3 weeks ago. I lost all my weight before I exercised. I wanted to let you know that I am in my sixties. I am enjoying being in this new body and hope to stay this way. I will continue to journal food. I think that it is key.


    November 23, 2008

    Hi Roni,
    You should have a post where “Roni followers” can get to know each other… there are probably some of us who live in the same cities and could workout together. Just a thought…


    November 23, 2008

    Amy – I do! It’s called BlogToLose!

    I built that community for those that want to connect and support each other, most of them are my readers. It’s how it started!

    Check it out! Let me know what you think.


    November 23, 2008

    Fitness Surfer….GREAT POINT. There is a point where you can burn muscle and I didn’t know that either until I heard about it and looked it up online. Those are things you don’t hear often, but they can make a huge difference.


    November 24, 2008

    Leia – I do! I can’t believe it either but I was able to run the 6 mile relay without stopping. It took months to get to that point and sometimes I need to slow down just to run 2 now. For me, if I’m at the right pace, it’s all mental and sometimes I lose that battle. :~)

    You’ll get there! It’s amazing how our bodies and minds progress!


    December 2, 2008

    The ticket for me was to go completely off of sugar and caffeinated sodas. I was pretty hooked on Dr Pepper, but I did not think I was actually drinking much. When I got off my once a day “treat”, the exercise I was already doing suddenly started to make a difference. It was the combination that really worked for me!