Hi all

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Registered: 07-31-2014
Hi all
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Mon, 08-11-2014 - 3:01am

Have been reading your postings and wow, you all lead such busy lives and still manage to pull in exercise! I don't seem to have that much discipline so hope having to post what exercise I have done will stop me finding other jobs to do instead. I am a gym member but don't use the cardio/resistance room as I like the social part of organised classes. I usually do 4 classes a week; yoga (2), swiss ball and spinning. The yoga instructor left at the beginning of summer and has not yet been replaced. I bought a couple of dvd's to work through till classes started again, but so far have not done them. This week I will not be able to get to any classes so I intend to try and do some yoga each day at home. Will keep dipping into your journals for inspiration and post next week of what I did.

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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: florrence
Mon, 08-11-2014 - 6:54am

Welcome Florrence!  Glad you decided to join us. Feel free to post in the daily journal, too, whether you're working out or not. It's a fun way to connect and get motivated. It sounds like you've got a good workout plan going. Hope you get a new yoga instructor soon!  There are some good yoga videos on youtube, too, if you need daily inspiration.






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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: florrence
Tue, 08-12-2014 - 11:06am

HI Florence and welcome to our group! I typically do weights and some cardio at the gym 4-5 times a week but currently I am training for my first marathon. I have always wanted to be good at Yoga so that may be next on my "list" of things to try. :-)

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Tue, 08-12-2014 - 5:04pm

Does your list of things to try get longer and longer? It seems  like I make such slow headway but am constantly adding to it.






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Registered: 07-31-2014
In reply to: florrence
Wed, 08-13-2014 - 6:37am

Hi Karla,

I leave the marathon running to my son who does it to raise money for heart charities, I think it great that people keep fit doing something they like for good causes. Good luck with your training and race.

I joined the local gym going up for 4 years ago as I felt so stiff and lifeless. I had done yoga in my 20's so know it was good for strength, flexibility and balance, so thought it a good place to start getting back to fitness. It is hard work, some poses really make me breathe so deeply and my heart pound. The one unexpected improvement is in my arthritis in my wrists. I had to adapt some of the poses and do them on my knuckles to keep my wrists straight but now I can do more with my palms on the mat without pain, ditto jobs around the house. There are still a few of the poses I can remember doing before that I can't get into, but keep getting nearer with practice. And I now feel as fit as I did at half my age. The only drawback is now I can get my nose down to my knees I can see the stray hairs I missed when I epilated my legs Wink

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Registered: 07-31-2014
In reply to: florrence
Wed, 08-13-2014 - 6:57am

Hi Jean,

Tried out a few different classes when I started at the gym and kept going to the ones I liked. Tried spinning just to replace a cardio class that closed and was surprised how I liked it. Took me several weeks, a gel saddle cover and a pair of padded pants to be able to sit down afterwards. I still havn't the confidence to stand up on the pedals: instructor says it will come so I keep on trying. I keep going for the hour (just) and DH says I look like I have just come out of a coma afterwards. Do feel shattered, but later feel fantastic. Biggest incentive is to see the teenagers stopping for a rest while Grannie me is still pedalling strong.

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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Wed, 08-13-2014 - 9:15am

The first time I did a spinning class, my bottom hurt for a couple of days and it was years before I went back!  I finally bought a pair of cycling pants and that made all the difference.  Try standing with the resistance higher before the class while you're just playing around. Since you do yoga, I think you'll find it far easier than you think!  I prefer to stand actually.






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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: karla1842
Wed, 08-13-2014 - 9:51am

LOL  Jean, I am going to HAVE to keep myself health and in good shape in order to finish my "list". At the rate I'm going I don't get a chance to rest until I am about 85. ;-)

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Wed, 08-13-2014 - 5:34pm

I need to get to my list before my body wears out!  I really want to do krav maga but don't have time for it. At the same time, I don't have many good years left, at the pace I'm beating up my body. I was thinking I should have done these activities when I was younger but I'm so old that parkour wasn't even around back then!






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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: karla1842
Thu, 08-14-2014 - 2:50pm

lol I hear you on the body thing. Several of my toes don't have skin on them and I am missing a toenail from running. It's kind of funny because I let martial arts go at my 2nd degree black belt because I was always injured and sore and here I go again with something else. Sheesh, I need to find something fast and exciting that has very little risk of injuries! 

Karla
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