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Don't Compare Yourself to Others. Don't Compare Yourself to Others. Don't Compare Yourself to O

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I don't mean physically, I mean in terms of fitness minutes. (Yikes that was a run-on.)

Anyway, every now and then, I check out other people's exercise minutes, and I am WOWED by women who go for three hours. Really, wow! They're like Sheras. Then I think back to when I started.

Eight months ago, I think I was doing 30 minutes three times a week. Now, 30 minutes or exercise are like a day off or the equivalent of a cup of coffee, when I wake up tired. Some days I do 45 minutes; other days I do 90 to 100. Some weeks I don't even take a day off. I'm doing good for me, and if I can sneak in that afternoon walk twice a week for 30 minutes, I'll be set. For now, but I gotta say, I am truly inspired by what others do.

Besides, every time I think about increasing my gym time, I think I'd rather spend time with my family. I have a little dude, and I haven't figured out how to exercise with him (except for killing bad guys when we pretend to be super heroes. i know. he has a wild imagination.) Part of the issues is that we have downstairs neighbors, and they probably don't dig our activity. But, this summer, he and I will be going to the park, a lot, and I am not above organizing tag games with other kids, so I get some more cardio and show the pamper master who's boss. Well, he's out of diapers now, but I'm still the boss.

Anyway, I'm procrastinating hopping on the bike, and it's getting late. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUMPINJULIE 2/16/2013 12:27AM

    Compareing has its place but i think doing what you can do is just fine.

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BMCOLLEY 2/15/2013 7:49AM

    It is always so great to include children in your exercises.

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68ANNE 2/14/2013 9:43PM

    Everyone is doing it even though they know they shouldn't but you've stated it like it is, good

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KA_JUN 2/13/2013 11:19PM

    Take heart, we all begin from different starting points. My DW started out doing a Prevention magazine circuit training session that was 10-15 minutes long maybe 3 times a week. Depending on your activity , sometimes you gradually ramp it up.

Melding family time and fitness time is a good thing to aspire to. We found a program through one of the local universities where our guys get 2 hours of fitness training (swimming and a sport) while the parents have the opportunity to take a fitness class or use the gym.

Just going out hiking, or biking in the park are great things...we have a park nearby that actually has a fitness circuit on it, so we do that with the boys sometimes. Or just go in the yard and pretend to train to be ninjas, or robots, or whatever they feel like imagining (but actually making them go through plyometric jumps or whatnot, underhanded, but does the job).

Keep up the good work! Sometimes we have to be inventive to get both fitness and family time in, but it's worth it to model good health to the little ones!

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