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Old 08-28-2013, 09:38 AM   #31
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Interesting thread...there are lots of ways to stay active at Disney. My DH, who doesn't take time to work out during the work week loves working out at Disney. So...he either gets up very early and hits the workout room, or does it during an afternoon break. I am more likely to do weights but try to avoid more time on my feet. On our last trip, we brought a stretching DVD that we did a few times in our room.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:56 AM   #32
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Last trip, I was pregnant and we went with our 2 year old who hated the stroller, so between walking and having to carry him from time to time, we didn't do any formal exercise. When we went to the pool, I did swim some laps.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:39 AM   #33
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Last Sept I was in the middle of a Squat challenge during my trip! So I was doing upwards of 100 squats between the morning and evenings. I've always felt a little better if I keep more active on a Disney trip!

I'll usually throw out some squats, lunges, crunches, etc in the room, and maybe go for a quick run in the morning if I'm up early enough. I do however try to keep my food healthy and my "treats" to once a day! It helps with the tummy aches haha
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #34
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Oddly I never gain weight at Disney, even with all of the gorging we do. LOL I'm assuming it's because of all the walking you do in general around Disney.

And normally no, I don't workout, but these next few trips I'll have to because I'm training for the Princess 1/2 marathon. I don't want to get behind.

Disney has tons of walking/running tracks.

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I always say I will, but my batting average of seeing it through isn't very good. It's such a pain to go back to the gym after a week off, so hopefully this year I'll actually follow through. I probably won't push myself to exhaustion, but a mile and a half jog every morning coupled with a handful of push-ups seems realistic.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:58 AM   #36
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I normally work out 6 days a week at home and am an early bird exerciser. This past trip I only worked out twice at the gym. Both times I did some cardio on the treadmill and then some weights, but I skipped leg weights since I knew I was going to be in the parks walking. I wish I had worked out more, not for the weight loss, but just to keep me on my exercise regimen. I have had a difficult time getting back into the swing of things since my trip.
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Originally Posted by Evansvillegirl26 View Post
Aside from the massive amounts of walking or course. I have lost 99 lbs and of course exercise has been a big part of that. I'm trying to decide if I work out a few times if that will over exert myself and make me more tired or if it will help me giving me extra energy cuz lets face it the diet is always off during disney. Sadly I know all that rich food will make me lethargic (still worth it lol) just wondering what others do?
We do a lot of walking at the parks like everyone else does (8-12 miles per day), but we also like to take time to swim or take evening walks around the resorts if we have the energy, too. As far as food goes, we always eat a healthy breakfast in the room, bring healthy snacks and one meal (either lunch or dinner) to the parks, and at the restaurants, choose the healthier options like salad or grilled meat/veggie items, or if I want a splurge, I don't eat ALL of the not-so-healthy item. So for example, I'll be going to Raglan Road in a few weeks and I want to try their gluten-free fish and chips. Of course, fish and chips are fried, sooooo not so healthy. I'm going to be sure that that meal is my splurge of the day, incorporating a lot of healthier things like fruits and veggies in my other meals. AND, I'm not going to eat EVERYTHING that's put in front of me- no need!
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:16 PM   #38
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I have, but not usually. However, on my next trip I plan to do a couple of miles after other day and maybe lift weights. I think it would be nice to have some quiet time and away from the parks. : )

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:16 PM   #39
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After losing more than 100lbs 8 years ago, I *always* work-out while on vacation. I work out daily at home, I figure a vacation is no different. I've used the fitness centers in three Disney resort areas across the world and I've used all the ones at the deluxe hotels and the Coronado Springs.

All the walking is easier because I'm so active and I figure anything I do in the Parks is extra to combat the extra calories and treats I'm having.
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I don't work out but the DW might.

I have used a pedometer a couple of times at WDW and I was walking at least 8-12 miles a day. It helped that on one trip, I requested the room the farthest from the lobby at AKL. The pedometer said it was 1/4 mile one way from the room to the bus stop!

I think one could easily walk 20 miles each day at WDW. We go to morning EMH and leave the parks around lunch time. Sometimes we go back to EPCOT for dinner which helps increase the miles walked. Now, I am the FP runner so I do walk more than the family which I do on purpose since some family members have mobility issues. But if we spent a full day in the park I am sure I would be walking 15-20 miles.

Course, I am also in the pool with the kids which burns up calories too, but these are not easily counted.

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:45 PM   #41
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I do a lot of walking, quite a bit of swimming, and a few 12oz. curls.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:49 PM   #42
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This thread really doesn't discuss theme parks attractions and strategies and is better suited for our W.I.S.H. board. So I've moved it.

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:49 PM   #43
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When I am there by myself, I used to take 5am walks around the lake by PC cause that was when i got up.

Now that I am married and there with my wife, I fall out of bed, crawl and stumbel my way to the food area, get her breakfast and drink and balance it back to the room. I count that as exercise before we go to the parks. :-)

(in reality though I am still usually up before her as she doesn't hit the park until 11. Since we stay at BLT, I will get up and take a walk to and around MK which is plenty of exercise, just in a "fun" environment).

And of course if my kid is there, you can include swimming as exercise as well.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #44
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:02 PM   #45
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I've lost nearly 130 pounds, and whenever I go to WDW, I try to keep my bulimia out of my mind as much as possible. So no.. I don't exercise on my vacation other than the tons of walking I do in the parks. Exercising is a surefire way for me to start thinking about calories and weight and purging. I just want to be normal in Disney!! I know some exercise is normal and healthy, but I know I'll go overboard. Why not just stick to the hours and hours of being on my feet? That's good activity in itself!

And yes, I do actually make an effort to eat whatever I feel like eating (while still making an effort to get a good amount of veggies and fruits in). My last trip in May I had a cheeseburger and fries for almost every meal because they tasted so amazing. And don't even get me started on Disney's cookies and cream fudge. :P
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