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Old 12-12-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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I have the worst time getting back to the gym after something disrupts my schedule. Like if Iím out of town, or last week when I was sick with a head cold, and I donít make it to the gym for a few days, I have a hard time getting back to my routine. I was probably well enough by Saturday to have gone in for a work out, but I still havenít been. I plan to go to water aerobics tonight, hopefully I will feel energized enough to stay for some laps after class as well.

The other real problem with not going to the gym is that when I stop working out, I donít do such a good job of watching what I eat either. I havenít been on the scale (donít own one) since before I came down with the cold, but Iím afraid I may have gained some. Iíll check tonight.

I just received news that my dog has gained 10 lbs since his last annual check-up! He used to be 48, heís now 58. How the heck did I miss that? He stopped being interested in breakfast a while ago, I was a bit worried about that, but now we know why. Obviously more exercise and less feeding is in order. I feel so guilty! I used to walk him for at least an hour every day and he had a fenced in yard he could play in, but then we moved into an apartment and I got very busy with work and commuting, and now Iím trying to make time to work out at the gym. I guess I thought my boyfriend would take it upon himself to exercise him more since heís home most of the day, but I know he doesnít really enjoy walking much.

Iíve done alright with my eating so far today, and hopefully going to class tonight will start me up again with the work outs. Maybe Iíll start getting up early a few days a week to take the dog out for a longer walk in the AM, would do both of us good.

OK, Iím done ranting. Iím feeling a little off course here, but I hope I get back in the groove soon.
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:18 PM   #2
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That happens to me ... if i stop going just for one day, then the other day, then the other, its so hard to get off my *** and go back to the normal routine.
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:19 PM   #3
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Maybe a couple shorter walks for the dog would be easier to fit into your daily routine? If it becomes a routine for the dog - it's really hard to say no to that face....and it feels good once you get going!
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:14 PM   #4
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I finally made it back in to water aerobics class last night, felt great! I even stuck around to swim an extra 1000 yards (approx. 20 min). The instructor even said I was missed. The Bad News: I have not lost any more weight in the last two weeks. The Good News: I have not gained any weight back in the last two weeks. Considering I had been to the gym exactly once in those two weeks and maybe had a couple of pizza/pasta/wine/beer incidents, it could be a lot worse.

I took the dog for 15 min this morning, but Iíd really like to make that more like 30 min, I just have to get my butt out of bed a little earlier! My darling boyfriend and I agreed that we will both make exercising the dog enough a daily priority. Back to the gym tonight for some quality time with the elliptical and weights.
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Keep up the swimming, so good for you. I personally have never been a gym person. I think it takes to much time to get there, change my clothes, work out, shower, change my clothes again, etc. I have started lifting light weights at home and I can do this in 10 minutes and am starting to feel a change (I engaged my fit sister-in-law in a FRIENDLY arm wrestling match a couple weekends ago and I won!). I also try to walk more and a couple times a week will get off the bus several stops early to squeeze in a walk. Little changes make big differences!

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