fitness and working out

United States
February 5, 2008 6:40pm CST
I apologize right now if this is the wrong category for fitness, but I just could not find it. I must confess as well, I worked out tonight for the first time in about one year! OMG! It felt really good and I am so ashamed of myself for starting to let myself go! It was a short workout, I didn't want to kill myself, but anyone else out there need cheering on to get fit and lift a few dumbbells?
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
6 Feb 08
Well done for taking that step towards a healthier you, maybe you could throw some incentive my way, it would be greatly appreciated. At the beginning of each year lately I tell myself I must start getting on the fitness track, as I know I can do it! The body is telling me to, but hence the mind is saying something else! Of course you don't want to kill yourself, take it nice and slow, that is my motto! Am still trying to follow through with it. lol
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• United States
6 Feb 08
Thanks for the encouragement! For your incentive, I can tell you, it felt good and I am glad I did it. Now, probably a baked potato for dinner and early to bed, early to rise. After I hit a certain age (45) I began noticing my body was changing. I tried to ignore it, but can't any longer. I saw photos of myself recently and OMG!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I'll "try" to stick to it.
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@caramello (4382)
• Australia
6 Feb 08
Yes at a certain age gravity does take hold, I am convinced someone, while I was sleeping maybe, left there butt on mine as I certainly did not have one this big, as for my hips, they have joined forces with my waist, and cannot find either! lol No seriously it is not till you see a photo of yourself that you realise the body you had in your younger days may not exist anymore, I know I have! Wait till you get to my age.....you better keep on going and good luck!
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• United States
6 Feb 08
Yeah, who switched butts with me while I was sleeping?
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
6 Feb 08
First off, congratulations on the start of better fitness! I use dumbbells every other day. I was going to physical therapy for a pinched nerve and that therapy basically consisted of exercise and weights. After a shocker finding out that my insurance wasn't paying all that much for the therapy, I decided I could do it on my own. So when the arm starts hurting again, that's the incentive I use to get going with the exercise and weights again. One of the other best incentives is a dog and a sense of guilt. That dog needs walked and the guilt makes you do it. Good luck on the program. When you watch those cooking shows, look at those lovely skinny ladies cooking as additional incentive...Whit
• United States
6 Feb 08
I can feel a little bit in my legs the work out from last night. So, it does feel good. I wonder if I did enough since it did not hurt much? Probably just the right amount. Yes, walking the dogs is the best incentive. We have 7!
@whittby (3073)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Here's me thinkng too much again. I would love seven dogs if my allergies would ever permit it! Anyway, with seven dogs, how do you decide which one to walk and leave all those other sad faces behind? Unless you take all seven LOL, and that would be worth taking a video! I do know someone who have a ton of dogs, but in the country and they run off the leash... This discussion just reminded me I have yet to get those weights out today...Whit
@my52cents (569)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I ran up the stairs today, trying to catch the cats so they wouldn't kill each other. Does that count as a workout? Unfortunately, that's about all the workout I get lately. We've had a few nice days lately and I've thought that a nice walk would be a really good idea, but thinking about it is about as far as I got. Walking is the most appealing workout to me, but I'm very good at thinking up excuses. You're inspiring me, though, so maybe the next nice day we have I'll consider tying on my walking shoes and heading up the hill.
• United States
6 Feb 08
I'm laughing about chasing the cats. Yep, running upstairs is a work out! Walking is a good thing to do. And up a hill, even better. In my neighborhood people do it all the time. From my front door to the new neighbor's house, it is exactly 1 mile. I rode my new bike there last fall to deliver something to them and it about killed my legs. I'll get better though. My legs are sagging and I just don't want that for the spring and summer. However, those bermuda's I bought last year may still be in style and they cover the wrinkles :) Just kidding. I need to really do it and with the lack of children around lately, I need to just schedule it as an appointment and do it!
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
6 Feb 08
It is smart. When you start after long time, you can make yourself so tired, that all you wish is not to go back again...lol
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• United States
6 Feb 08
Yes, that is why I did a short one today. I may do another form tomorrow, but I don't want to get into the same rut I have been in. Thanks!
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@brimia (6588)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I try to do some form of exercise every day. I feel so much better when I exercise...physically and mentally. That's great that you're exercising even if it is a short workout...it's better to start slow anyways...you don't want to wake up horribly sore and then not workout again for another year. :)
• United States
6 Feb 08
True, I don't want to wait another year. These conversations have really helped me to realize I need to keep it up! Thanks!
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• United States
6 Feb 08
I hadn't worked out since I got pregnant with my baby in 2005. Last April I bought my daughter Dance Dance Revolution for her birthday. The first day we had it her and I played it for almost 10 hours. I was in sooooo much pain the next day I could barely walk. It was then that I realized I had let myself go. The next day when she got home from school she wanted to play again and even though my muscles were so tight and I was so sore I forced myself to do it. By July I had lost 25 pounds and now I could DDR all day if she wanted to. LoL
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• United States
6 Feb 08
That's a hoot! I'll bet you were sore! I hope I am not tomorrow. I have seen that DDR, but never tried it. I am more the weight bench or ride bike at the park or in the neighborhood type. I would imagine the DDR is quite an aerobic workout to be sure! I have always tried to eat right and was always active. But, this job is evidently draining! When I would come home, I would turn on the food network, change clothes, cook dinner and sit on the couch! Or, do more work on the computer........ I think I'll try real hard to keep it up like I used to. I'm getting old and I see things are beginning to head south! I can't have that!
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@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
6 Feb 08
lol I haven't walked my dogs in 3 weeks. They probably would be yelling at me if they could. WTG getting a work out in. ;)
• United States
6 Feb 08
We have 7 dogs, so walking them each even half a mile would be terrific walking exercise!