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Starting slow

Monday, December 15, 2014

I feel a bit like the tortoise in the story of the tortoise and the hare. I haven't gotten back to the fitness gym for 2 weeks, but have been doing exercises in the pool. Yesterday I finally pulled out a dvd and walked in my apartment. Then I did my PT exercises. Oh are my IT Bands tight and sore. The part of my IT Bands that hurt are from my knee to my hips. I don't have arthritis in my hips, which is a good thing. Just need to get those IT bands stretched.

Today is Sunday and I usually take Sunday off from my exercise routine, but decided I would walk and then do the PT exercises again. I used the foam roller again to stretch my IT bands. It was quite painful, although one side is worse than the other.

My apartment is small, but I don't use that as an excuse when I don't exercise. I have plenty of other ones!! emoticon It also snowed today and I am feeling it in my joints. All the more reason to walk and stretch. emoticon I also use the stability ball emoticon when doing my PT exercises. That and the foam roller are right were I need them. Right out in the open in my living room. Staring right at me. I need that right now. I am battling some holiday depression and there is nothing better then some exercise to help with that. emoticon

Thanks for joining my journey or to those that follow regularly maybe I could get an encouraging spark mail. That sure would brighten my day. You know who you are. And I appreciate all my Spark friends!! You keep me coming back. Even when I don't feel like it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Good for you for working back into a routine.

    I find that doing streaks are good motivations. My cardio streak of at least 10 minutes a day is now almost 2 years long.

    Most of it has been working out to Leslie Sansone WATP DVD's. I don't need much room to do them. I usually use a space that is about 4ft x 5ft. It's kind of cramped but does the job.

    Keep up the good work.

    Have a great Christmas.


    2264 days ago
    Thanks to all for your comments. I know I feel better when I exercise. Merry Christmas!
    2266 days ago
    So proud of you Angie. You're doing great. Think I need to come hang around with your for motivation!

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    2267 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Sounds to me that you are doing a good job with exercising and walking exercise too-= keep up the great routine Angie. Winter months can sure cause many people great discomfort , so getting regular exercise in as much as one can handle is key.
    2267 days ago
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