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An Old Guy Returns To The Ice Thinner, Fitter and More Flexible

Friday, April 12, 2013

Last night I learned the difference between just weighing less and being fit. After a 6 year layoff from strapping on the pads to play goalie I made brief forays to the ice this winter figuring my weight loss would allow me to more easily return to the ice. I was not real happy with the results and at 57 years old I contemplated hanging it up for good. I stayed off the ice for the last couple of months to focus on conditioning and mobility/flexibility.

Through a combination of an at home kettlebell snatch program, mobility drills at my kettlebell class and recent yoga I have greatly improved both my fitness and mobility. So, with much trepidation I stepped on the ice to play back to back 3 on 3 games. For 2 hours I did something I used to live for and thought I had lost. While I was very tired last night, this morning I have literally no muscle soreness and very little residual tiredness. (I was able to take my dog for a fast 1 mile walk when I got home.) While I have a long way to go before a get back the somewhat limited ability I had before I "retired", my physical ability to play the game is no longer in question. Now I just have to find the money to replace most of my equipment. My 100lb weight loss has made my equipment ridiculously big on me.

This is just one more thing to thank SparkPeople for!
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JUDY106 4/17/2013 9:31PM

    emoticon emoticon I am so happy for you. I am finding that I have improved my life so much from last May when I started this. I am amazed sometimes at the things I find that I can do now. I know how much better mental you feel too. Hugs, Judy

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NORWOODGIRL 4/12/2013 9:11PM

    Well done. Thin. Fit. Healthy. Great combination!

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SHAREBEAR1963 4/12/2013 1:48PM

    Congrats!!!!!! You should be very proud!!!!

I am a big hockey fan, too. Our local team, Dubuque Fighting Saints, had a good year and took the Anderson Cup.


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ALDEBARANIAN 4/12/2013 11:37AM

    Looking good, guy. What an inspiration!

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NHES220 4/12/2013 9:57AM

    Congratulations on making it back to playing form! Way to go!
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MOM_VICKI 4/12/2013 9:23AM

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Congratulations!!!! What an amazing accomplishment and reason to smile emoticon



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