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Why I Love Exercise!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my Boxercise interval class with Dani yesterday morning. I could still actually skip rope too after such a long lay off! But boy, did she work us with some new routines, one legged squats with overhead weights, one legged lunges with weights, I could feel the stress on my muscles! A good looking guy came into the class late and ended up at the back beside me. When we were doing the one legged squats with overhead weights, he had to take frequent breaks, we were both using 5 lb weights and I am proud to say I only released the hold once on my left leg as I still have issues with the muscles there. After that morning class I was really loosened up and could feel the warmth of my metabolism burning brightly for hours afterwards! It felt so very good to get a full on, hard sweaty workout!!
Later that evening, I went on to take a low impact & sculpt class and then my Zumba.
But alas, it was perhaps too much to ask of this ailing body too soon. The next morning DOMS hit, fast and furious :P No exercise today, enforced rest day. Absolutely every muscle from shoulders to legs were screaming :P But NO arthritic pain!! Actual real, normal human being muscle soreness, not disease induced. Still felt good, knowing I pushed my body to the limits and just got normal soreness and no injuries or flares from it!
I can't say enough how much better it feels to be moving then just sitting around. I get more pain from sitting too long then I ever do from a fitness class or an at home workout.
Hopefully, I will recover enough to take step tomorrow, I can only hope, but am pretty sore in the legs, something I am NOT used to as I work my legs pretty hard.
There is no drug as good as the natural endorphin high of exercise! Find your favorite fit and reap the rewards!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ENUFF81020 6/23/2013 12:16AM

    Endorphins must do the trick. I had an interesting, but similar conversation with my husband this afternoon which started out with me feeling pretty blue as I tried to work in the yard. Of course, I am limited since I so post-op. However, there is pure pleasure in working things out--and even more when you have difficulty at some point in your life.

Good for you for all you do and the way you are motivational to each of the rest of us. I'm so glad that you are my friend and my helper.

Gentle hugs,

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SUZYMOBILE 6/22/2013 8:29PM

    I'm afraid I haven't been keeping up with you. Are you getting different, better arthritis treatment, or reprieve from flares? This blog is wonderful to read, in any event!

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ROCKPORT9 6/22/2013 7:57PM

    You are awesome! So excited about all the exercise you can do! emoticon hugs, Laurel

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1BEACHWALKER 6/22/2013 1:31AM

    Since getting my fitbit I am loving exercise even more than I did! It does hurt more if you sit too long with arthritis! Good for you on all your accomplishments! Proud of you Linda!!! emoticon emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 6/20/2013 8:37PM

    emoticon for me! I WILL get where you are in an exercise relationship!
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CATIATM 6/20/2013 5:45PM

    Boxercize sounds fantastic, although DOMS is a bummer. Just think - your muscles are going to rebuild strong than before and you will be even more of a lean, mean fighting machine for your efforts! emoticon emoticon

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LESLIES537 6/20/2013 4:18PM

    Go Linda!! You showed that hot dude what was up!! ;) Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 6/20/2013 1:13PM

    You amaze me!! I am awe in all that you can do.

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KANOE10 6/20/2013 11:12AM

    Great job on enjoying exercise! You are healthy and fit! I get sore from exercise also but as you say it is a good sore/


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CRYSTALJEM 6/20/2013 8:22AM

    Smiling from ear to ear. So glad it's a "good" pain. Rock it.

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WATERMELLEN 6/20/2013 7:54AM

    Loved this! The difference between actual normal DOMS and . . . the other kind. Yes, to be cherished!!

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