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Old 09-18-2006, 04:11 AM   #1
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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!!

Anyway, so I was feeling a bit active and I tried them, and made it across first time! I'm so PROUD in a really stupid way! I think that made my day! Never mind the wedding dress we were waiting to pick up - the monkey bars made my day!
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:45 AM   #2
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That is so cool! I can imagine how you must feel
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:20 AM   #3
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Hehe...how cool is that???? congrats!

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Old 09-18-2006, 08:21 AM   #4
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I dont think it is silly in the least, that is awesome all the way.
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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.
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:46 AM   #6
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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!
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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??
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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 shape....you must be on cloud nine!!!
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Great NSV, I loved the monkey bars when I was a child. Maybe I should try them out again sometime.
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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!!! It was starting to get very uncomfortable to go to the park with her and try to keep up.
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:50 AM   #12
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I can fit in the swings better than I could when I was a teenager too I wish I had a playground nearer the house...
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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!

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way to go!!!you go for it!!
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That's fantastic!
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.
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