Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

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Old 06-10-2018, 06:35 AM   #1  
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I am an "older woman" battling weight and diabetes. Now I am starting to show signs of mobility issues. You know. When you see the older person who struggle to get up out of a chair, has to sit on a hard chair rather than a sofa. This has been me for a while now. When I'm out and about I could probably stand to use a walker at times, but I'm not psychologically ready for that.

Most of my life I was into exercise. I always belonged to something. Not usually a gym, but I went to exercise classes at the Y, I walked outside for a while, and eventually accumulated some exercise equipment at home. But I allowed work and family life to take over and get in my way. Now I am paying the price.

So at this point I want to commit to getting back at it. Being retired, I watch a couple soap operas every afternoon. I have a TV in my exercise room and want to start exercising while watching these shows instead of lounging in my recliner. I'm going to watch the shows either way!! I don't plan on setting any intensity records, but feel that any movement is good for my body, and will help increase my muscle strength and endurance.

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I don't plan on setting any intensity records, but feel that any movement is good for my body, and will help increase my muscle strength and endurance.
So true!

I'm sorry about the mobility problems you've been dealing with. I like your exercise plan. How's it been going? It can be surprising how quickly our body makes positive gains when we feed it some physical activity.

I've been pairing my activity with podcasts I love to help solidify it as a habit. That helps me a lot. I hope the soaps pairing helps you too! It's hard in the beginning but once the momentum kicks in, it gets much easier.

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Hi Chunkahlunkah. Thanks for the response. My exercise plan is starting off slow, but I am determined to do at least 15 minutes a day M-F. I always figure I can do 15 min, but once I get started and reach the 15 minute mark, I am into it and keep going longer.
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