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Friday, September 24, 2010

This week I got to Water Aerobics class twice emoticon, did the Chair Dancing Video emoticon twice and tomorrow I'll get to the pool and do my own Water Aerobics workout. emoticon

What I've been noticing over the past several weeks, is that now that I've been consistent about it, I've had better overall energy. I even had the experience of sort of dragging myself over to the Y for class but feeling better once in the midst of the session.

I still have to monitor myself carefully when exercising out of the pool,because once I start getting hot, my coordination goes off, my vision gets double or blurry and fatigue can set in instantly ( just like someone pulled the plug), emoticon so the A/C gets turned on and the water is close at hand and that seems to help.

I'm sure that I'm still in the "honeymoon" phase of my affair with exercise, and there could be some rocky times ahead. But if I can remember that it's not all or nothing, and that once I've started a session, I'll feel different than when I began, I think I'll be able to persevere. I can modify the length or intensity of the workout to match my level of ability and stamina at the moment.

Now, if I haven't made it clear before, I've never been a big fan of exercise, as such, and so finding my way to exercise that I can enjoy and stick with has been quite a trick!

I know that my FeldenkraisĀ® Training and practice has helped me to move more efficiently, to enjoy movement more, to be more aware of my body and use of myself. I've also overcome much of my "all or nothing" thinking in this area. emoticon emoticon emoticon

The influence of SparkPeople provided the final "spark" to help me make this attempt much more successful than many before this.

What were the influences that were most helpful to you in embarking on a consistent exercise regime? What keeps you going once started?

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    I joined the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge because I just wasn't being consistent in exercising. I had so many excuses why I "would do it later." I'm now half way through the third week of the challenge & I've discovered that I'm starting to enjoy the exercise. I'm even looking forward to it. Good Luck with your exercise program & getting to like it.
    3650 days ago
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    You are doing wonderfull !! Keep it up. I find consistency helps. On my bad ms days I try to do 10 min. I do the best I can and accept what I am able to do rather than beating myself up. I have a healthier attitude towards exercising by doing this. I know it is hard but it seems to have made me more consistent. I have chair dvd's for even worse days.

    3651 days ago
    For me it's like taking Prozac...I just feel so much better (not that I've ever taken Prozac) now when I exercise. There are days when I have to drag myself out, because I also enjoy being curled up on a corner of the couch with my lap top. I'm at the point now where I just get up and do it, it's part of my daily routine, and I'm happier despite the effort it requires.
    Woo Hoo on your progress!
    3651 days ago
    You are switching up your fitness routine and that will help you to stay motivated. A bit congratulations!
    3651 days ago
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