Exercise attivities

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Registered: 10-12-2004
Exercise attivities
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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 7:17pm

What do you do for exercise? I find that I could spend all day on this computer or reading a book. So 4 wks ago, I started to focus on getting off my behind & moving more than to walk the dog. I need to be clear here. I HATE exercise but I'm really trying now. I try to spend an hr every day doing something or a combination of activities. I try to do 15 min of yoga almost everyday that focuses on stretching. Then I try do time on the treadmill & the time depends on whether it's a fast pace or just a relaxed pace. I also use the wii which the kids insisted we buy & that has wii fit. I have a couple of dance videos that I also use. Today, I went to a zumba gold class to try it. It was fun & I may try to go weekly. We are heading out tonight to check out curling as a couple & I might check out a line dance class on Fridays. The main reason for all of this activity is to lose weight as I had gained 50 lbs in the last 10 yrs. I have changed our food from the quick, fast food that I used a lot when I was working to cooking homemade helathy meals. I have lost 18 lbs & DH has lost 16. He has less to lose than I do.

All this exercise is also to make friends as we moved from our busy city up to a small town 9 mths ago & frankly I'm lonely. There are only 3 families on our street other than us & they are a similar age but none of them are interested in even talking to us. The previous owners of our place had nothing to do with them & suggested we do the same. I'm friendly so I make a point to say hello or wave when I'm driving by. One woman will chat for a couple of mins but the other 2 families just ignore me. It's hard to break into the country life style.

Dee

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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 11:10pm

That is awesome Dee! I am impressed by your motivation. Me on the other hand...most of the exercise I get is working outside with hubby on vehicles, yard work and taking care of our son. Although he's 16, he still needs help with every day stuff like dressing, hygiene, homeschooling etc. He keeps me busy. 

As far as "typical" exercises...nope. Not me.LOL I know I probably should, but it would have to be something that doesn't involve my knees. They are shot!

Sharon

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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 9:16am
I have done nothing but walk to my office from my car or to take the dog for an occasional walk. I don't expect this to continue but it does fill the time too right now.

Dee
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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 11:37am

At this point any positive movement for me is a bonus.LOL!! I have never been very ambitious in any aspect of my life. I'm not a goal setting person. I simply enjoy each day for what it is. If I get in some extra walking, yard work...great. If not, oh well.HA!

Sharon

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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 1:41pm
Dee, if you are interested we just started "Get Moving Now Community Challenge". You might find some more ideas and get advice from the expert coaches, here is a link if you want to learn more about it: http://www.ivillage.com/challenges/getmovingnow/signup