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The Benefits of Exercise

Monday, December 07, 2009


My church has long worship services, usually about 45 minutes. Then we stand at other times also. I usually sit most of the time. Today I thought, "why sit?, I am going to the gym to strengthen my legs and I will stand as long as I can. Well, I stood the 45 minutes of worship and then the other times we were asked to stand I was one of the first up. I would say it is good to be fanatic about the gym. Even though I look like I am standing still sometimes in comparison to some of the young ones and people who have exercised longer I am building up my strength.
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Irene
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  • DIDMIS
    RIVERMAC if you come back to my page I will give you a few ideas. First you have not created a Spark page so I could not contact you. You need to create a spark page and read everything Spark sends you. Also join some teams that have much in common with you.
    You said you have so much to lose. Don't think of the big sum you need to lose but know you lose it one pound at a time just like you put it on. Watch out for your portions, fried foods, sugary drinks and other sugary desserts, white carbs and if you can exercise. Find something you can do. If you can walk it is a wonderful way to start, if not try the standing or sitting exercises or the rubber band exercises. I know there are more on here that know a lot more than I do but since you wrote on my blog post and you have no page I thought I would try contacting you this way. Go for it. You can lose. Just make up your mind to do so and realize you will gain so much healthwise when you do.
    Irene
    4079 days ago
  • RIVERMAC
    Hi Everyone,
    thanks for the motivation. How can I start? it's so discouraging because I have so much to lose.
    4079 days ago
  • LOSINGITALL4ME
    You are definitely an inspiration to manys. Keep it up!
    4083 days ago
  • YJNANA
    Irene, isn't it amazing what we think of when we want to be fit :) Your setting a great example to all the Sparkies out there. emoticon
    4097 days ago
  • SALSMITH
    Irene, so true, if we are going to exercise to be better fit and watch what we eat, we should take all opportunities we can Stand we should! Walk whenever and where ever possible. Have a great day. Always enjoy your thoughts and comments. Got to go we dh and I are watching Music Director from church 4 yr old daughter... she is so funny. Take care have a great day. Not on as much this week dh is home on vacation and we are having some together time... and that is a good thing... shopping etc... but fun.

    Hugs and blessings,

    Sallie
    4097 days ago
  • CHARHUNT1
    You are so right, Irene:
    We are working so hard to be "stronger" and more "Fit".... so proud of your attitude and that you can stand that long.
    I'm going to do the 4 mile Leslie this morning. Need to push myself.... off of here and into the exercise mode.
    Char
    4097 days ago
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    Good for you - standing when you could have been sitting is another little step you can take toward health & strength! I'm very proud of you, my friend!
    4098 days ago
  • DIDMIS
    A lot of things we can do to increase activity. Like John said take the stairs. I always look for the parking place nearest the door and even have handicap plates. Today when I went to a meeting I parked just about as far as I could get from the door.
    I'm not saying it is easy but I am building up my strength little by little.
    Irene
    4099 days ago
  • FREEDOMSTAR
    Irene- you are setting a good example for all of us good for you !

    Im taking the stairs all the time now

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    Cheers

    John
    4099 days ago
  • SUNNYWBL
    Good job!

    We 'old dogs' gotta teach these young dogs new tricks!
    4099 days ago
  • JEANSHEP2
    You are amazing! What a wonderful attitude! Keep sharing your good habits with us so we can do better!

    Jean
    4099 days ago
  • LADYBUGRUNNER
    That's awesome Irene!!!
    4099 days ago
  • JORIGRL
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    4100 days ago
  • HAPPYMOM8
    Wow! You are doing great and inspiring others to boot! Look at all the responses you got to that one. Have fun at the gym today and later in the week-at church as well!!!!
    4100 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Wow Irene, you are fantastic!! I do not stand very long and should ~ what an inspiration you are!
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    4100 days ago
  • SIBLEYHONEYBEE
    I have a habit of exercising when it's time to exercise and being lazy when it's not. Thank you for reminding me to take every opportunity to use my new strength/endurance in all aspects of my life. Have a great week!
    4100 days ago
  • NIXFROMTHEBLOC
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    4100 days ago
  • 9167111
    Great attitude! Have a great week...
    4100 days ago
  • DAVEOZ
    I must admit, I am not so quick to stand up in church. You're a great example of somebody who is changing for the better. Keep up the great work and have a great day!

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    4100 days ago
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