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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 05:51 pm (UTC)
Hi, there. I'm always happy to talk about PMTI. It was an amazingly good experience, and I don't regret a thing. The instructors are generally wonderful people, the curriculum is interesting and challenging, and you come out of there feeling very well prepared. I think every one of my classmates gets a tad misty looking back at that time.

The only caveat I can think of is this: some folks may scoff, but I truly think this program is as challenging as going for your Master's degree in the evening. There are some weeks when you feel like you are there every day. There are whole months when you'll have to prepare for an academic test every week, and a practical exam every other week. The research papers and field work projects require a lot of brain work as well as leg work. The sheer volume of assignments and requirements was a little surprising.

But the other thing that surprised me was how supportive everyone was. As long as you work with them, they will not let you fail. That's where it differs from a more traditional academic setting. Even though the standards are very high, so is the dedication to getting everyone through the program with sanity intact, and entirely well prepared to be a credit to the profession. You could pick a school that would be easier, but certainly not one that's better.

Feel free to drop me a line at fenriss AT gmail DOT com if you have any questions, or want more info about how the program works. I'll gladly prattle on about this topic all day.



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