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Workout Ramblings

After a weekend without formal workouts, it felt really good to sweat again.  I still don’t feel 100%, but I feel great about getting it done.  And I was reminded how much my body craves purposeful movement.  I was active over the weekend, but I didn’t exercise the way I usually do.  I did, however, do crunches. I’m a few weeks into my goal of doing 101 crunches for 100 days, and I’m pretty pleased with myself.  😉

This weekend, I’m planning on rocking a couple of workouts with friends which is different for me.  I’m thinking we’ll jog across the Brooklyn Bridge and into Brooklyn for a bit, and we also plan to do a 5k or 10k in Central Park with additional friends.  I hope the weather cooperates because I’m really looking forward to it. 

And next week, I’m flying out to see my family in Colorado which means we’ll enjoy longs walks through scenic spots in the mountains, jogging at the Garden of the Gods and days at the park.  I’d like to rent a bike for the afternoon as well so I can soak up the nature. There’s just so much beauty to take in there.

Working out has been a regular part of my life for a couple of years now, but it feels good to recognize the changes that have occurred in me since beginning my journey.  I remember how much I hated sweating and moving excessively, and I remember how hard it was to walk up a flight of stairs or around the block.

Life is different now, and I’m utterly thankful for that.

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4 Comments

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    Laurie
    April 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for the reminder. I am on my way down to the treadmill NOW.
    I'm confused, are you back in NY permanently now?

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    Tammy
    April 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I know I need more exercise, and I'm making an effort to get it, but I'm not quite there. I decided to go back to doing crunches and the plank (which I HATE, but it is supposed to be the best ab move, even over crunches)and to doing some weights. I have a charity 5K walk this Saturday and another one next Saturday. The weather looks nice for the next few days, so I will get outside as much as possible to walk. I'm like you — I do feel better afterwards, but I just lack your motivation.

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    Miss S.
    April 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Those sound like fantastic workouts. I love doing it with friend's-so much more fun.

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    Drazil
    April 14, 2011 at 12:19 am

    God I have to get back to working out – I have to.

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