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My relationship with exercise

Monday, February 21, 2011

For years I didn't work out. I enjoyed it when I took a long walk. Then something changed. I started doing some pilates and kickboxing classes in college. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed how tired my body felt. But still....I wasn't doing it regularly. Then I started using Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds videos and I did those ALL the time. Every day. Clockwork. But then I got tired of them and I joined a gym. I went every morning and used the treadmill, bike, elliptical, weight machines. Then I just stopped. I can't say why but I did. A little later in that year I joined Curves. I've been going to Curves consistently an average of 3 times a week for just over 2 years now. I love it. I didn't think I would because it's kind of the same routine, right? Well, yes, but it's not either because I have the flexibility to push myself.

This weekend I pushed myself and it felt so good. I love feeling sore and tired after a workout. I feel sluggish and I become really grumpy when I haven't worked out in a few days. It's part of my routine and if I miss it, I feel guilty. Not because I didn't see someone, but because I let myself down. I finally have a committed relationship with exercise and I've never been happier in it.
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  • BEATRICEBUNNY
    That is such an awesome feeling! Good for you for finding a way to make it work for you.
    3729 days ago
  • CCBULLDOG
    Great job finding something you like so much...Keep up the good work!
    3729 days ago
  • ROX525
    Good for you and your new relationship with exercise. It is hard to get started at first but the adrenaline kicks in. Wishing you much success with your new relationship!
    3729 days ago
  • FITNESSGIRL1020
    Glad to hear you have found a good relationship with exercise. Sometimes it just takes finding the right class or type of exercise that motivates you! Keep up the great work.
    3729 days ago
  • SAMMY4444
    Congrats on reaching a place most people never get to do. Exercising regularly is hard......it's a commitment. Keep it up!
    3729 days ago
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