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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.


Aug. 1st, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
I need a lot of downtime to keep from going insane, and exercise doesn't count for me, so I can tell you right now I'm never going to get an hour every day unless I retire. What I do do is commit to exercising every Saturday and Sunday (at least a half hour's fast walk if the weather allows, yoga if it doesn't, with a hike subbed in for walking if I can afford to spend most of the day on it). That's my baseline. I try to do some during the work week as well, but my commitment to that goes up and down depending on my mood.

Of course, I am violently allergic to exercising in company, so that kind of removes the gym thing as an option.
Aug. 1st, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)

Your "exercise profile" sounds a lot like mine, when I'm paying attention to it. Fast walks and yoga come naturally. Long workouts in a crowded gyn really do NOT.



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