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Dancing as we go, Travelling Lady!!!! I'm probably not fit enough for more than 5 minutes at the moment, but I could get into dancing if my mind would stop arguing about it and let go .
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I hope that you can find something that you enjoy DownandLonely! Perhaps lazing in a jacuzzi: I don't have such a luxury and find socialising with my friend's family in their jacuzzi odd in the extreme - but there are as many possibilities as there are personalities?!
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Flossing and doing laundry, hah! The thing that gets me wingeing is ironing double duvets after having visitors. They always say that they will bring sleeping bags and forget.

NoNightOwl you are an inspiration. What kind of dance did you do in your trenties? I did acrobatic dance - it was an eruption of rebelliousness after being mocked for dancing as a young child.

If I could get to running 2 miles I would be ecstatic! Big smile coming your way. I don't know whether I can still run at all because years ago my knees were injured. But that was years ago and knees are painfree now. I run for buses and suppose that if I can't run I could stumble jerkily around which would pace my heart rate a bit.

I see a lot of runners in my neighbourhood and some are not in lycra and have white hairs. I am just not-motivated. So thanks very much for inspiring me by your efforts!

Sometimes exercise for me feels like flossing, but once I get a regular routine going then exercise is more like washing up the cups while I am brewing coffee. It becomes something that I do automatically, and I like having the reserves of energy to fall back on.

Gym 3 times a week hah - good effort !

At least I've done exercises again today - without motivation but I didn't give way to distractions. Will be off line for next few days but will look forward to exchanging more about this at the weekend.
Thanks. As far as dancing, it didn't have a particular name like The Twist, as an example. We just moved like we had no joints, LOL. I guess it was called freestyle. I do remember one dance we did to the song The Bird (I think) by Morris Day and the Time. We must have looked ridiculous, waving our arms like flapping wings, LOL.

I've run to catch the bus many times, and sometimes I made it and sometimes I didn't.

I'm not looking forward to walking to the library during the week because of the damn roadwork they are going to be doing. They say to use an "alternate route" but there is no alternate route. It's impossible to get here without driving down this busy, main street. No cross streets close by to get around, and that stupid creek is in the way. I'd like to drive across it if if it's dry, LOL.

Walking is good but the streets are so busy and noisy. Too many signals. And I'm sick of the scenery. And too many people whizzing by me on bikes, scooters, and skateboards.

I missed the gym for a week cause of a bad cold that just hung on, and when I went back it was SO HARD to do! I just missed a week, not a month!! Yet I couldn't go as fast or exercise as long as I usually do. I had to do lighter weights with fewer reps, and I did a shorter cardio workout at a lower speed. All cause of one week!!!
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Thank you for your post NoNightOwl. You made me realise that I have to get on with it again - just came back from a walking trip where I was too tired and too cold, and there was too little space between my bed and the wardrobe to exercise.

You do sound very demanding of yourself. Considering that you had a bad cold, I think you were amazing going to gym at all and it was a good idea not to do all your usual routine. I find that when I have a virus exercising hypes me up, makes me feel "better" and then my body crashes down hard afterwards. Do you find that ever?

I am now back to exercising this evening, and I have something to say about that. Some people have mentioned on this thread that exercising makes them feel bad, and for me it's true that exercise often brings up emotional pain that I've been suppressing. That's both good (I get a sense of contacting my real self) and not rewarding of my effort.

But sometimes also, exercise gives me a clean, pure emotional state - like my body wants to sing. Not often mark you.

I am thinking lots about who I am (???) when I'm not doing something, or being useful for someone else - and exercise helps me a little with that.

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Thank you for your post NoNightOwl. You made me realise that I have to get on with it again - just came back from a walking trip where I was too tired and too cold, and there was too little space between my bed and the wardrobe to exercise.

You do sound very demanding of yourself. Considering that you had a bad cold, I think you were amazing going to gym at all and it was a good idea not to do all your usual routine. I find that when I have a virus exercising hypes me up, makes me feel "better" and then my body crashes down hard afterwards. Do you find that ever?

I am now back to exercising this evening, and I have something to say about that. Some people have mentioned on this thread that exercising makes them feel bad, and for me it's true that exercise often brings up emotional pain that I've been suppressing. That's both good (I get a sense of contacting my real self) and not rewarding of my effort.

But sometimes also, exercise gives me a clean, pure emotional state - like my body wants to sing. Not often mark you.

I am thinking lots about who I am (???) when I'm not doing something, or being useful for someone else - and exercise helps me a little with that.

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I did not go to the gym when sick! But I'm saying the stupid cold made it harder to get back to doing it, after just one week too. I skipped the gym but did other things---which turned out to be a bad idea. But I'd get stir crazy if I stayed home.

Exercise never makes me feel better. I can't wait to take a shower and crash on the sofa. There's no "high" from exercise, just sugar.
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I did not go to the gym when sick! But I'm saying the stupid cold made it harder to get back to doing it, after just one week too. I skipped the gym but did other things---which turned out to be a bad idea. But I'd get stir crazy if I stayed home.

Exercise never makes me feel better. I can't wait to take a shower and crash on the sofa. There's no "high" from exercise, just sugar.
Thanks NoNightOwl! First, the honesty of your last sentence made me chortle this early morning - let's cut the moral high ground about exercise and get back to basics huh!

Second, because I recognise sadly that sometimes all I really want is to collapse with my mind and emotions switched off on the sofa... but I remember that doing only that drives me crazy.

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Thanks NoNightOwl! First, the honesty of your last sentence made me chortle this early morning - let's cut the moral high ground about exercise and get back to basics huh!

Second, because I recognise sadly that sometimes all I really want is to collapse with my mind and emotions switched off on the sofa... but I remember that doing only that drives me crazy.

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Exercise might work for some people in making them feel good, but not me. I do it to try to stay healthy. I used to take this exercise class for seniors at the gym sometimes, but it's an inconvenient time.
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Has anybody tried Tai Chi? I did before my hip arthritis got too bad and I really liked it. It's great for core strengthening and balance but doesn't leave you hot and sweaty. If there is not a class nearby there are lots of beginning tai chi videos on you tube. When I recover from my hip replacement I plan on starting up again.
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@Monticello I have tried tai chi but found it too easy. It doesn't get your heart rate up so it didn't seem like a workout to me. But if you are recovering from an injury or have an issue like arthritis I can see how it would be helpful.
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I like walking my neighborhood. On bad weather days I do tai chi. Since there was no instruction offered in my area I taught myself from utube videos. There are quite a few people teaching on utube. It is easy to learn and helps with strength and balance. Especially like being able to stay home and still engage in movement.
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