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I値l huff and I値l puff and I値l blow your house down!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Well, that痴 what it felt like while trying to work out this morning! I definitely could have given that big bad wolf a run for his money. Thankfully I have less body hair. ;)

Exercise is a new thing for me. I have tried many 電iets: Atkins (hello to the wicked witch of mood swings!), calorie counting, Weight Watchers, Slim-Fast, the cabbage soup diet (my nose hairs are still growing back), Body by whoever that guy was, and the list goes on and on. I even toyed very recently with the idea of the Lap-Band WLS before I realized I was missing one important thing. No matter how much I wanted to ignore it, exercise was never in the equation during any of those attempts.

I致e thought to myself, 鉄elf how can you want to be so physically involved in things like rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, yoga, Tai Chi, and so forth, but hate to exercise? I realize that my body currently keeps me from doing some of those things; Fat Suit and I have already started divorce proceedings. Perhaps I just need to find something I like to do, instead of something I think I *have* to do.

With that idea in place, I知 starting slow. I致e always like yoga but being in a sedentary job for 8 -16 hours a day has made my body very tight. I致e started with some daily core strengthening and stretching exercises recommended by a physical therapist. So far so good, I feel better already. I知 even looking forward to doing them tomorrow morning. Never mind all the huffing and puffing, I found muscles I didn稚 know I had! They池e still reminding me, actually. ;)

I知 looking forward to adding in some cardio and weight training as the journey ventures on. Slowly but surely I will be the athlete I long to be. I don稚 want to go gung 防o into this like I have before. I致e noticed that I tend to get burnt out easily that way. As much as I want to be active, svelte and one hot mama, it痴 got to take time. I didn稚 get this way overnight and it痴 not going to come off over night, no matter how much I want it to!

I am standing on the edge of the exercise pool. I致e dipped my toes in and soon I知 sure I値l have the courage (and ability) to jump.

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FORBANDE 11/4/2011 9:49AM

    What a fabulous approach! No burn out!


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FRIENDOFBACH 11/4/2011 12:34AM

  I took up running. At first I was ready to collapse in two blocks, but I just added a little each time I ran and I have made it up to seven miles. I still find that first half mile or so are hard and I feel like I can't do it, but then I get into the grove and it becomes better and begins to feel good. I think exercise is like that and our bodies have to adapt to what we are doing. Keep up the good work!

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