Mini-Goals - Silly, childish and slightly sad NSV!!!

09-18-2006, 05:11 AM
I was playing on a playground with my friend's son (he's 3 and a bit). We were running around and things, then I saw the monkey bars. I've never ever EVER been able to do the monkey bars - I was very heavy as a child and I couldn't get past just hanging there on the first bar!! :lol:

Anyway, so I was feeling a bit active and I tried them, and made it across first time! :hyper: I'm so PROUD in a really stupid way! :lol: I think that made my day! Never mind the wedding dress we were waiting to pick up - the monkey bars made my day! :rofl:

09-18-2006, 05:45 AM
That is so cool! I can imagine how you must feel :)

09-18-2006, 08:20 AM cool is that???? congrats!


Get n healthy
09-18-2006, 09:21 AM
I dont think it is silly in the least, that is awesome all the way.

09-18-2006, 09:37 AM
This is not silly at all. In fact you make a point that I'd like to shout from the roof-tops. Exercise is not necessarily getting all the proper outfits and joining a gym or class or labelled programme ... it's about increased activity. If you think it's fun to go to the playground once in a while DO IT! Beats the heck out of watching TV.

09-18-2006, 09:46 AM
That is so awesome. I don't think it's silly at all, I think it's fabulous!! Good for you. Here's to many more monkey-bar swinging days! :D

09-18-2006, 09:52 AM
That is sooo cool! I admire my 6 year old for being able to do the monkey bars. I never could do them as a child, either. I've tried hanging on them for a few seconds, but that is the best I can do.

Congrats!! Next thing we know, you'll be jumping off the swings!!

How many people can say they are in BETTER shape as an adult than as a child? On 3FC, probably quite a few...but in the general population??

09-18-2006, 10:17 AM
That is so cool! I know the feeling of being the kid who couldn't do it; I've never had upper body strength, even when I was in great must be on cloud nine!!!

09-18-2006, 11:33 AM
Great NSV, I loved the monkey bars when I was a child. Maybe I should try them out again sometime.

09-18-2006, 11:36 PM
That is GREAT!!
I was just getting ready to post about my NSV that happened over the weekend......went to the park with my daughter and I can fit in the swings again!!!:carrot: It was starting to get very uncomfortable to go to the park with her and try to keep up.:D

09-18-2006, 11:39 PM
Congrats! :carrot:

09-19-2006, 04:50 AM
:lol: I can fit in the swings better than I could when I was a teenager too :D I wish I had a playground nearer the house...

09-19-2006, 07:58 AM
I think that's great, too! I tried climbing a rope a few years ago and it banished all the years of gym class taunting!

Congratulations on your nsv!


09-19-2006, 04:04 PM
way to go!!!you go for it!!

Goodbye Chubby
09-19-2006, 04:15 PM
That's fantastic! :bravo:
I have a bit of a monkey bar phobia myself. I broke my arm trying to go across in gym class when I was 7. Years later (in high school), I decided to make an attempt on some monkey bars at a playground, but failed to see the logic (or should I say, lack thereof) of grasping metal bars on a very hot, sunny, summer day...yeah, I lost some skin on my hand that day.

As one of the athletically challenged, I'll vicariously enjoy your victory.

09-19-2006, 06:03 PM
WTG, I think that's a great NSV! :)

09-20-2006, 09:43 AM
Thats great!!!! WTG!