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Old 06-27-2006, 09:04 AM   #1
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Ok, so as I flounder through my journey, I keep "meaning" to exercise. Monday I am going back to the YMCA...then no action. I can't seem to make myself exercise (or eat right for that matter). So yesterday I asked my mom to join a Aqua Fitness class at the YMCA. It's twice a week. Now I don't think twice a week is enough, but is a heck of alot more than I am doing right now. Plus, it removes the choice. If mom is expecting me, you better believe I will go. It's good for her and it's good for me. What it's not good for is my family. 6:00 - 6:45. Right at dinner-time. I have never taken this class before because it wasn't at a good time. But, I know I need to be healthier and being 6 feet under is less convienent that being gone during dinner twice a week!! The next session doesn't start until July 10th but it's a start!!
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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I agree with removing the choice. That is what my friend and I did, now I usually work out one day a week by myself. We picked mornings, and she has a very busy life, so I just suck it up and go Monday mornings with out her. and I pry get more of a work out that day then I do the days she is there. haha! but I used to get so mad at her for not coming.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:45 AM   #3
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That's awesome Sandi - if I were to pick one class to take it would definately be a swimming class. Let us know how you enjoy it.

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Old 06-27-2006, 10:43 AM   #4
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We all struggle from time to time. The hardest time I have is after I have a break in routine. After my recent trip and recent engagement, exercise wasn't really on the list. Sunday I had a thought "hey today would be a good for the gym", so then I went to the gym. Yesterday, I had the same thought and today I have my gym bag packed. This weekend, I'm having another break in my routine as I go on another trip.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:46 AM   #5
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I have to admit that with every exercise I've done, it has been way less than what anyone would call "the right level." When I started the gym, I went slowly. Sometimes I would feel guilty about that, thinking I wasn't putting enough into it. I still feel that way sometimes. At the same time I'm doing way more exercise now than I ever thought I would, and it's something I built up over time.

We eat dinner an hour later on Wednesdays, and on weekends I have to plan around the gym time. That's a pain. But I agree with you, it's less of a pain than the alternative.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:48 AM   #6
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I just got back from my water aerobics class. I LOVE IT!!!!! I think you will to. I have been doing water aerobics off and on for years and am seriously addicted. I find that if I do one thing of exersise a day I find ways to do more. I end up usually exersising a lot more if I make a concentrated effort to do something in the way of exersise. I think I like the chemicals it releases for me and I just feel so much better all the time. Good job on making yourself make a commitment. With mine I have to buy a pass for 10 times. Then I am commited because I have already paid for it. I also buy a new pass before I let the other one run out, then it is also there waiting for me and I need to use it also.

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Old 06-27-2006, 12:00 PM   #7
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I hope you like that class! I did something like that (at the Y) with my mom a couple years back and I loved it.
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Old 06-27-2006, 12:28 PM   #8
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Good on you for making that commitment, Sandi! Let us know how you get on.
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for making the commitment to exercise! I hope you enjoy water aerobics as much as I do. What helps me to exercise is to make sure I pack my gym bag or my swimming bag (depending on what's on my to-do list for exercise that day) and put it right by the door.
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:44 PM   #10
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Sandi, that's great that you are taking this class. Don't feel guilty that your family will have to fend for themselves 2 days a week at supper time. They can manage...even if is cereal or soup and sandwiches.
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:23 PM   #11
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Hey there Sandi!!

I think I would do a water class. That way if I wanted/needed a break no one around me would know.. hehe

Have fun with it.. and with your Mom.

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Old 06-27-2006, 10:49 PM   #12
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That's great that you're mom is doing it with you, and I agree that it will probably make it easier to stay committed to it. Let us know how you like it!!
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:32 PM   #13
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I agree, having someone to go with makes it easier. I think an aquasize class would be so much fun, I've always wanted to do one.
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