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Fitness question

Several servers are down here today, so I can't do much work. And that makes it harder to resist eating things that are way off the diet. I think Mondays are the hardest for that, maybe.

Which reminds me... how many of you folks have a regular exercise plan? I know I need to set up a structure for that sort of thing, but with work and home ownership and a dozen other priorities, it feels almost impossible to do much more than a few stretches when I happen to think of it. To hear the experts tell it, anything less than 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, at least 3 or 4 times a week is tantamount to slow suicide. An hour every single day is much better, they say. Ack.

Who really does that? Do all of you actually do that, and I just don't know about it? I mean, I sometimes think I must be in the top 10% of the sedintary.

I was doing pretty well there at Curves for about 6 months (and losing weight really fast) but then I found out that Curves is owned by an extreme anti-choice homophobe, so I had no choice but to quit or seriously comprimise my values.

Now what? I really hate traditional gyms. But it looks like I'm headed for Gold's anyway, because I can't think of any other good solutions. Any advice regarding better gym environmets or exercise programs would be greatly appreciated.

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laurieannhaus
Aug. 1st, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
you know what is so freaking wierd????????? I went to curves and they were talking about homophobic stuff as well????? Damn strange.
laurieannhaus
Aug. 1st, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
that also got me to stop going.
fenriss
Aug. 1st, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
Well, the wife of the guy who owns the corporation even started a free magazine for members, telling them all how to be a good wife and surrender to Jesus, etc. *shudder* Um, I don't need religious propaganda with my workouts, thanks.
peregrin8
Aug. 1st, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
fenriss
Aug. 1st, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I spent some time there reading before I quit. It seems most people have decided they don't care enough to give up their membership at a club that helps them stay active. I respect that, but I personally can't do it. For months, I tried to convince myself that the buck or so of my membership that ended up going to right wing causes didn't matter. But it made me so sick to my stomach that I wouldn't go do my workout. So that clinched it for me.
joanarkham
Aug. 1st, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel any better, the Post health section did some research that showed that a Curves workout was too mild to have any real benefits for anyone but the most sedentary.

If I'm going to take the time (and money) to work out I don't want it to be easy. "Easy" is how I got here...
_blackjack_
Aug. 1st, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
You could get some "I hate fetuses" t-shirts made up and wear them to your workouts...
fenriss
Aug. 1st, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
Er, OK!

Thanks for always making my rather extreme views on this matter seem calm and reasoned by comparison ;)
rimrender
Aug. 1st, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC)
"Eat a Queer Fetus for Jesus"
that's the shirt I want.

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