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Monday, November 02, 2009

I am totally frustrated with the gym on base. where I work out. I am visiting my daughter in wichita falls texas, so we are going to the gym at sheppard air force base. I have gotten her into the whole routine, and she is losing weight , building muscle, and feeling really good.
Any way, I get to the gym Friday, start to warm up on the treadmill when this young fella comes over and says I'm sorry miss but you can't be in the gym with that top on. I had on a reebok workout top. It was sleeveless, but showed no other flesh. Evidently some general on base decided there will be no tank tops or sleeveless tops allowed in the gym anymore. Have you ever heard anything so stupid. We are in a gym for pities sake. I for one am a heavy sweater, so long sleeves seem to smother me when I work out.
I am not going to let this hinder me though. Thanks for letting me rant.
I did send a nasty comment to services on base!!!

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TRACYZABELLE 11/27/2009 2:07AM

    that really bites...

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CLEOLEFT1 11/3/2009 12:31AM

    that really is crazy! I'm down here in Waco so I am pretty close by.

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HICALGAL 11/2/2009 7:09PM

    obviously this 'general' does not work out or he wouldn't enforce such a ridiculous rule. hopefully if enough peeps speak up, this rule will be in the trash where it belongs.

i'm also with you on the sweating thing...maybe you can find thin cottoned tees and fold the sleeves up. emoticon

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BETHSHEALTH 11/2/2009 12:18PM

    That's just plain nuts.

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SUSAN134 11/2/2009 12:05PM

    That is just ridiculous! Good for you for sending in a complaint!

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DAPHNERUNNING 11/2/2009 11:43AM

    I'm glad you sent in a comment! This is about you, not about him.

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DYNAMICDEB53 11/2/2009 10:54AM

    Glad you are taking this the right way and not letiing it stop you. But that is the silliest thing I have heard lately!

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GOZEKIGRL 11/2/2009 10:04AM

    wow. craziness!

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MEYLOSE 11/2/2009 9:32AM

    Sure hope that doesn't come around to all the military bases.

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AFIFE0878 11/2/2009 9:24AM

    He really needs to get a grip, you are there to workout. Oh well don't let it bother. Good luck to you.

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COOLMAMA11 11/2/2009 9:19AM

    What a prude that general is lol! I too sweat a lot when I exert myself, so know how yucky that feels with long sleeves lol! He needs to get out of the dark ages and get with the program lol lol!


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Thursday, October 08, 2009

We had our third ab crunch and kettlebell classes today. I thought I would die before it was over, but I realized on the way home I FEEL GREAT!!!
Now as I sit listening to the rain I am very thankful to be Alive, and feeling this good

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TRACYZABELLE 10/27/2009 7:24AM


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DYNAMICDEB53 10/8/2009 9:21PM

    Funny about exercising......Happy for ya!!

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SOPHIEMAE2007 10/8/2009 7:48PM

    emoticon Doesn't it feel great!!

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MELA1953 10/8/2009 7:16PM

    GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

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Quiet Rainy Day

Saturday, October 03, 2009

After my work out this morning, as I was heading home it started to pour down rain and has been raining ever since. So I am sitting here listening to the sound of the rain. I love it!!!

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LIFE-OF-LEISURE 10/4/2009 1:44PM

    I love rainy days!

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MELA1953 10/4/2009 11:36AM

    It can be very soothing as long as there are no leaks in the roof!

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CARMEL466 10/4/2009 8:52AM

    I'm with you. I love the rain. WTG on getting the exercising in. Have a good day.

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DYNAMICDEB53 10/3/2009 11:59PM

    Love those rainy days!!!!

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MA2DAPPLES 10/3/2009 11:13PM

    I like listening to the rain too.
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Getting out of bed today

Friday, October 02, 2009

I was very impressed that I was able to get out of bed on my own this morning after the two brutal classes I took yesterday. I ran into the instructor at the gym today, and he was surprised to see us back at the gym today. We went ahead and signed up for every Tues. and Thur to take the abs class and the kettlebell class. Wish me luck!!!

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DYNAMICDEB53 10/2/2009 5:50PM

    Wow!! That is great news. I am glad you arer going to continue with the classes. You are in better shape than you thought. Have fun.

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Kettle Bells

Thursday, October 01, 2009

My daughter and I took our first kettle bell class today. OMG. We got to class a little late (2 min) so the guys had taken all the 5 lb bells. We were left with 10 lb bells. It was so hard, but we stuck with it and completed the class. What a workout. we did a 30 minute ab class also. I think the ab class was harder than the kettle bell. it was fun though very very challenging

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TRAVELNISTA 10/2/2009 8:07PM

    I keep hearing great things about these kettle bells. I think when my back finally decides to mend and stay strong I want to take a class or two. emoticon

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HAPPYNSMILING 10/2/2009 5:16PM

    emoticon Way to go girls!!

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DYNAMICDEB53 10/1/2009 8:47PM

    Wow that sounds like fun the kettle bell class!

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LAURIES_PLACE 10/1/2009 8:14PM

  I remember my first encounter with kettle bells. I did not know what they were, and one of the departments I work in is fitness. I came in and saw that someone had put these odd things on a shelf, but it was not where they belonged. I reached up and picked up a yellow one that had a 20 0n it, and, since the shelf was rather high, pulled it toward me. Wow, did that unexpected weight pull my arm down quickly! I am surprised there was no shoulder soreness the next day! Now I know what a kettle bell is, and they are in their proper place at the store--with the weights!


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CANNOTFATHOM 10/1/2009 7:53PM

    Wow! What a workout!


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BMCTRB 10/1/2009 6:17PM

    emoticon Sounds like quite a work out. I'm not anxious to try the kettle bells just yet.


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    OMG! You Go!!! Drink plenty of water to help stave off any soreness you may feel tomorrow.

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