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Monday, September 01, 2014

Yesterday was our first football game of the season. My husband is a University of Tennessee graduate and football fanatic. He loves anything Tennessee. He is a big fan of basketball, both mens and womens, and baseball, softball, anything Tennessee. I do suspect, though, that football is his favorite. So I had to have supper done and cleaned up to join him at 7pm last eve and I couldn't go to bed until 10:30pm because it wasn't over. By the way, TN won big, 38 to 7 maybe, something like. So he's really, really happy and very much looking forward to this football year. (Incidentally, I graduated from University of Missouri, but I didn't go to football games when I attended and don't see any point on cheering them on now.) My enthusiasm for the sport is truly nothing but enthusiasm for my hubby's enthusiasm.

You who have been following my blogs know I have been returning to a theme of how I got active, and I've been threatening to write about how I pack a gym bag, but haven't gotten that far yet. Last night reminded me. An important part of my getting active was I watching TV. After I found Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds I learned those and lots more moves I can do while I watch. I particularly like to workout to sports events. Love to see those athletic men and women perform -- seems to inspire me to do more!! Women's basketball is my fave!!

So even though I had already done 2 hours of fitness classes yesterday, I could not sit still to see Tennessee enjoy its romp. I was up there on the carpet stepping and kicking and hopping and grapevining. There was a time when getting up early to exercise just seemed impossible. I never got enough sleep and always started my day so rough. Exercising in the evening after I got home while watching TV was a great way for me to start getting active.

Now days I enjoy as many sunrises as sunsets. I've learned to love being active, especially in the morning. My 5 miles this morning included a great sunrise and lots of birds singing. But it would have been too hard for me to change my sleep pattern and my exercise habits at the same time. Do what you can handle. Get started. We can tweak, improve, grow and learn as we go!!! Yes, I will enjoy football season again this year.

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