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Exercise


I was SOOOOOO reluctant to get out of bed this morning! I barely acknowledged the two alarms!

However, I told my lazy body off, climbed out of the toasty blankets, got dressed, gathered my yoga things and got myself to class. Hah! How about THAT????

I like to go early to bag my favourite spot. Then I usually go mall walking while waiting for everyone else to arrive. This morning I wanted to skip that altogether. Soooooo tired!
However, after sitting on my mat for a bit and watching a few people go off to walk, I once again gave my unwilling body a lecture and off I went. The lady I started with walks slowly because of a condition she has. I walked one round with her and then I was just itching to up my pace. You know, once you actually start, it’s not so bad. So, off I went, with an apology to my companion.
I passed the others who had arrived now, giving and receiving friendly waves, good mornings and hi’s, and on my fourth round thought to myself, “Why not another?” I usually am happy with 3 or 4 circuits of the inside of the mall, but it felt good!

Off I went again, joined this time by a long legged fellow who said I walked pretty fast, which was good. I explained it was my 5th round and I liked to push myself. We talked a bit about the necessity of doing that to gain a real benefit from the walk and the necessity of keeping moving as we age. Then I went in to rest and he loped off for another round.

Yoga class went well. Everything got duly flexed, twisted and stretched out really well to the accompaniment of soothing music. Then yoga class was over and it was time for small weights. We do a routine of a set of 8 separate moves three times to upbeat music, then closing stretches.

We said our various goodbyes then headed off to lunch at the Senior’s Center. Chicken chowder soup and half an egg sandwich was my chosen fare today. Yum!

I came home and thought, “Wow, I almost didn’t go today. Sure glad I made the effort.” It was worth it!

Move it or you lose it. That’s what they say at our age. I’m 67 and still moving. I don’t want to give up or give in, so I will keep fighting the battle!

How about YOU?

Ann 😉

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4 comments on “Exercise

  1. Miriam
    October 3, 2016

    Good for you Ann. I need to get back into my Zumba routine this week.

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    • annj49
      October 8, 2016

      Cool!
      I don’t know why this comment was in my spam folder!
      I just found it 🙂

      Like

  2. Homemakersunited
    October 4, 2016

    That’s great you’re keeping active. I need to improve in that area😋

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