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8/3/10 6:48 A

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Well Jen, you have done a wonderful job of specifically defining your wants. That is very important. Just saying, "I want to be in better shape," is too ambiguous. Difficult to come up with an action plan.

I look forward to seeing the steps you will take to achieve your goals.

Look for exercise clips that will target your specific areas of concern.

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7/22/10 1:23 P

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In her opening statement, Ann told us that we must know exactly what we want and be able to epress those WISHES AND WANTS on paper--to write them down, in a journal.

Well, I am not a person who keeps a journal. I never 'bite it; and write it'-- or journal my exercise, etc. However, I'm tired of feeling 'spent' in this journey of becoming a SENIOR. AND I need help.

SO if Ann says this is the way it is done....then I WILL DO IT--


HERE IS THE BEGINNING OF MY JOURNAL

Ann said to OPEN YOUR HEART, SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH THE GROUP .... OK HERE GOES--
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You say I must know exactly what I want, that's a hard assignment. I want a 35 year old body again-- but, that being said--I'll think in terms of this 71 year old body with deteriorated lumbar spine, arthritic knees and hands and neck, and residual whiplash neck and shoulder pain. Enough negativity--on to better more positive things.

NOW -- what in reality do I WANT and what can I expect from ANY fitness program?
1. I would wish for a little more MOBILITY--being ABLE TO WALK without a limp, without staggering and with a little less pain. So then I would not be tied to this LaZBoy so many hours a day.

2. I would also love to get the full RANGE OF MOTION back in MY LEFT ARM which is now rather limited. In Oct 2009 it suddenly became almost useles, hanging limply. Through determined usage and water aerobics I've regained some of it's strength but still cannot comb my hair, reach behind my back or pick up objects with that hand.

3. I would wish for MY NECK to be able to rotate fully, without pain and for the muscles and supporting tendons and such to be strong enough and loose enough that they will no longer trigger headaches, which is now happening frequently.

Enough of this side of the picture for now. On to the next part--writing down my PLAN OF ACTION.....

Jen

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