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Becoming a child, again

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

So, I really hate the gym, always have, always stuck it out though to burn calories when I was trying to lose weight. Did I mention I always hated it???? So now that I have decided to make this a lifestyle, I just couldn't stand the thought of spending that much time in a gym but I also don't want to head into the rest of my life this out of shape.

I started thinking about what I enjoyed doing as a kid for exercise. My favourite things were always swimming and riding my bike. I had already incorporated the swimming into my exercise regime a couple of weeks ago, but a bike? It has been more than 30 yrs since I have ridden and the thought was really intimidating. Ok, I was scared. I also thought about my fat butt riding around but then realized that it sure isn't getting any thinner sitting on it! Yesterday, DH and I went and bought me a bike. I got on and almost fell off but I tried again. I got to peddling and almost slammed into an RV on my first attempt at turning so, I tried again. And again. Today I went on a 2.5 mile ride which almost killed me but, it was so much fun!!

I am going out tomorrow to get streamers for my handlebars so I can revel in my refound childhood. It might just be better the second time around,,, Lizzy
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    I am exactly the same!!!!! I HATE the gym so I play badminton, hike and swim! I always look forward to recreating (exercise is such an ugly word-jk) because it is stuff I love to do! You're so cool!
    3440 days ago
    Good for you! It's a lot easier if you are having fun doing it.
    3463 days ago
    Hi Lizzy.
    I happened on your page. I LOVE your RV. My DH and I hopefully one day will have one.

    I had to comment on your blog because I bought a bike about two years ago. One of my first days out I went about 11 miles and almost died (not really). I haven't really been on it since that summer. You make me want to get it out again. You also made me think about sticking to exercises that make me happy.

    Very inspiring!
    Blessings, peace, and love!
    3560 days ago
    Congrats Lizzy! I know what you mean about the gym, I want to do those things I loved as a child too, I was considered a "tomboy" because I was always being physical, playing baseball, tennis, "foursquare" lol it was all good to me except basketball on a full court I really didn't like the running from one end to the other. Ok so I'm a weenie when it comes to running/jogging. There are lots of other ways to move this body. btw, love the streamers!
    3565 days ago
    I can't do a gym either, but made some great thrift store finds. Got an exercise bike and eliptical for the back porch. I so want to get a regular bicycle for later. Like when I have lost quite a bit more. Congrats on finding something that works for you.
    3570 days ago
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