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The "E-Word" -- Your Exercise of Choice?
« on: Fri Apr 27, 2007 - 14:13:35 »
What are you doing about exercise?

Organized exercise?  Weightlifting? Running? Swimming?

Disorganized exercise?  Like, do you have an active job or hobby that lets you get decent amounts of exercise?

I am seriously considering taking belly dancing classes.

No, really.

Seriously.

I no longer ride my bike to work since I switched to a job across town.  There goes a possible 5 days a week, 30 minutes x 2 daily, moderate to brisk bit of exercise.

That coupled with the hustle and bustle dealing with Mama's recent final illness and death has really served to cut out exercise for me.  I bet I've gained 30 pounds in the last couple months alone.

I really need to do SOMETHING.  I was loving the bike as it was, because it did not too much cut into the little free time I have.  Well, free time is a misnomer -- I mean, it didn't cut too much into my housework/errand time.

So I hate to actually try to take the time to take a class -- but OTOH my boy is getting older now -- 15 years soon!  And Mike can durn well try to live without me an evening a week.  Or two.  Whatever.

I figure it will help my flexibility and after I learn the steps & moves it can also be quite aerobic.

I'm waiting on an email reply from a teacher of belly dancing classes at a nearby gym.


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« Reply #1 on: Fri Apr 27, 2007 - 14:29:16 »
Our cable channel has exercise programs and one of them was belly dancing.  I enjoyed it until the cable channel removed it after just a couple of weeks.  Now I wish I had recorded it.  It was fun while it lasted.

The easiest piece of exercise equipment to use and one of the least expensive is a "rebounder."  I bought mine for around $15-$20 at Wal-Mart.  It's supposed to be easier on your joints than jogging.  I like it because it can be done at home & I can listen to Christian music while exercising.  It makes the time go faster.

I have back trouble, among other things, so it's hard for me to exercise on a regular basis, but when I do, the rebounder is great.


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Re: The "E-Word" -- Your Exercise of Choice?
« Reply #2 on: Fri Apr 27, 2007 - 23:12:26 »
Rebounder?  Those little trampolines?

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« Reply #3 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 01:01:51 »
I thought, from glancing at that title, that this was a thread about E-Sword...

Guess not.

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« Reply #4 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 06:15:21 »
Rebounder?  Those little trampolines?

Yeah, Janine, it is a mini-trampoline.  Some call it the Urban Rebounder.  It's the latest way to lose the weight & have a good cardio workout without putting stress on your joints.  I like it, because I don't like to walk in our neighborhood, but can walk or even jog on the rebounder in the privacy of my own home.   
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« Reply #5 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 08:21:44 »
My exercise of choice belongs in the Love & Marriage Relationships forum.   ::crackup::

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« Reply #6 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 08:42:40 »
Gary,  You're making me blush.   ::blushing::

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« Reply #7 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 10:47:21 »
Well, yeah, cardio is cardio.

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« Reply #8 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 12:47:12 »
I have a membership at Curves (a weight-training circuit). I have some Walk-Away-the-Pounds videos. Annoying and slightly boring, but they work. I have some old Firm equipment, and if Curves ever gets to the point where I can't go anymore - which may happen sooner than later because of scheduling - I'll buy the newer Firm videos.

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« Reply #9 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 14:41:19 »
Belly dancing!! I tried a Zumba dance class at the gym. I think it must be a Latin dance (well, the instructor was!!) He sure had the class doing some sexy moves!! Some of them "tried" doing his sexy moves, one of us (me) didn't. My "sexy moves" days died a long, long, long time ago. (You're welcome)

When I get myself there, I love to workout at the gym. Getting there has definitely always been my BIGGEST exercise problem.

I'm shy and have a problem with thinking everyone is looking at me. Once I get in there and do cardio on the bike and treadmill, if I'm by myself, I find it very easy to just walk out the door. If I'm with someone, I can easily tune out the rest of the people (who really aren't looking at me) and enjoy myself.

I love to get my heart pounding and sweat, sweat, sweat. That's one reason why I had so much fun playing racquetball. When my arm finally gets better, I'm going back to racquetball, just not going to use my right arm playing anymore. Hmmm, the last time I went to the gym was the Wednesday before March 3rd. Because I tore tendons in my right arm and injured my rotator cuff playing racquetball. I'm supposed to start physical therapy next week for my rotator cuff.

Thursday night, I started walking in the evenings, again, in my neighborhood after dark. I really like walking.

Last night, at the ER, I had a CT Scan, EKG and bloodwork done. (Because Monday through Thursday morning, I kept getting dizzy and nauseated...YUCK!) So, when all my tests came back OK, that was my reassurance I am in good condition and going to make my priority to get in good physical shape. Though I can't go full force yet due to me being diagnosed with Vertigo last night. I believe it is stress related, so I'm going to make me do things daily to be safely active before I get back to the gym.

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« Reply #10 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 15:31:29 »
msbradley, I enjoyed your post!  I used to play racquetball and loved it!  That was about ten yrs. ago, and wish I was able to play again.

One more thing...don't be paranoid, and don't look now,
but people ARE staring at you. 
   ---->>> ::what?!?!:: ::what?!?!:: ::what?!?!:: ::what?!?!:: ::what?!?!::

For the record, I don't like people staring at me, either.  That's one reason I'm not a teacher   ::band:: (or on American Idol--yeah that's why)...Can't stand people having to critique me and possibly hurt my feelings.  I'm serious!  I don't walk in my neighborhood, either, because I don't want people staring at me, even though I am quite attractive (and also very humble.)  ::saint::

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« Reply #11 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 15:51:10 »
True, I must reply...you leave me no choice...

I did not enjoy your post!! You know how much energy and thought processes I had to go through to finally be able to tell myself "they" are not looking at me??
Now, thanks to your post, directed specifically at me, I may now have to consider the possibility I just might be in need of some extreme therapy to correct my personality disorder. May I always blame you for my downfall!!

OK, I must ask...why did you type "and I wish I was able to play again"?
I am very much a person who blindly does things, and rarely has concerns of possibly making the wrong decisions (until I wake up wondering if I should now put that decision on my "regrets" list).

My last complaint about you...I was diagnosed with VERTIGO at 1 o'clock this morning and you have the inconsiderate desire to use  those dizzying round yellow things with the freaky eye movements!!

I know you know I'm having fun. Sarcasm exudes freely from my brain!! (God just made me add "against His will"!!)

I promised myself I'd go mow and edge my front lawn as soon as the Rangers game was over, so, of course they're now in the 10 inning.

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« Reply #12 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 16:38:35 »
msbradley,  Whewww, you had me going there for a minute.  ::eek::  I had already formed an apology in my mind as I was reading.  When you said you were using sarcasm, I breathed a sigh of relief.  I would never want to deliberately offend or hurt anyone.  But...I do like to tease and joke around.  That is how I keep my sanity.  If I'm laughing, I'm not depressed or crying.  The Lord gave me a sense of humor that I can't help but exercise every now and then.   ::threestooges::

I have back trouble and other health concerns that prevent me from playing racquetball.  It was so much fun, though, while it lasted.  If I couldn't find other players, I'd just go to the health club myself and play for the exercise.  It really relieved a lot of stress.

Hope your vertigo improves soon.  I've had that happen to me a few times.  A word of advice--my medication (antivert) didn't work because I took it morning, noon and just before bedtime.  It finally worked when a pharmacist told me I should be taking it round the clock, every 6 hrs.  That can make a difference.  Once it starts to work, you should feel better in a few days. 

I'm sorry about the flashing eyes making you dizzier, but I guess I should have used these instead:   ::headspin::       ::treadmill::      ::swinging::      ::universerevolvesaround::

Whewww, I think I just made myself dizzy. ::what?!?!::

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« Reply #13 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 16:45:24 »
Forgot something: 

Rotator Cuff Injuries are the worst!!!  They can take a long time to heal according to my doctor.  And...they are very painful.   You poor thing!!!  [Touch her, Lord and grant her complete and total healing, please & thank you!]

Regarding the vertigo:  Avoid salt if you haven't been told to do that already.  It can cause or aggravate the symptoms.  Just some advice from one who has been through it.

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« Reply #14 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 17:33:24 »
This is the FAQs page for the belly dancing group I'm thinking of joining.  They meet at a gym not far away.

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« Reply #15 on: Sat Apr 28, 2007 - 18:45:15 »
Janine,  It looks like it might be fun. 

If you took your husband, it would really be worth the money to see him belly dance.   ::jumping::

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« Reply #16 on: Sun Apr 29, 2007 - 06:17:52 »
Happy Shimmies is the group -- that's their MySpace page.  About a quarter of the way down on the right you can watch a video of the instructors giving a basic demonstration.

I need to find a good supplier of zils - those finger-cymbals, you know?

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« Reply #17 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 14:08:15 »
I am seriously considering taking belly dancing classes.

No, really.

Seriously.
Yeah I briefly considered that too.  Briefly.  I'd be too embarrassed to belly dance alone in a dark closet, much less in front of others.

But now those pole dancing classes are intriguing.....

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« Reply #18 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 14:26:11 »
I am seriously considering taking belly dancing classes.

No, really.

Seriously.
Yeah I briefly considered that too.  Briefly.  I'd be too embarrassed to belly dance alone in a dark closet, much less in front of others.

But now those pole dancing classes are intriguing.....


Which Pole?  North or South?    ::noworries::

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« Reply #19 on: Mon Apr 30, 2007 - 15:51:51 »
I sure don't plan on performing.  Not out of embarassment exactly -- more because I full well know what a klutz I am and doubt I can ever get good enough to do a decent job.

But I do think this short summer session I want to join will show me what I can do with it.

And who doesn't like to wear a belt and bra covered with jingly tinkly coins?

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« Reply #20 on: Mon Apr 14, 2008 - 00:30:22 »
yeah -- if you're interested in exercise music.....for gym music or music for fitness in general, I recommend European dance music.......

it's always the best motivational tool for me...

.... here's a compilation series on iTunes that I recommend -- the "Euro Club Hits" series:

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« Reply #21 on: Mon Apr 14, 2008 - 07:09:31 »
Welcome! Our forum rules prohibit posting links until 20 posts are posted.

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« Reply #22 on: Tue Jul 22, 2008 - 21:09:55 »
Generally I'm a walker. It is free and can be done anywhere without equipment. I do it even in my flip-flops. Recently, though, I've been biking and I like that a lot, too. I would like to build up to riding to work every now and then, but the roads scare me a bit.

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« Reply #23 on: Wed Jul 23, 2008 - 06:31:16 »
I love to swim.  It's easy on the joints, cool in the summer, and there is no set routine or trainer.  We have our own pool so we can go anytime we want, even at night!

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« Reply #24 on: Wed Jul 23, 2008 - 14:26:45 »
Rollerskating!!!  It also helps improve sense of balance...I think.

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« Reply #25 on: Wed Jul 23, 2008 - 14:36:57 »
Rollerskating is (hopefully) my next adventure. I've wanted to get some quad-skates. I loved skating when I was young :)

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« Reply #26 on: Tue Jul 29, 2008 - 17:36:14 »
Walking, hiking...  I'm not coordinated enough to skate... plus I live in an area with some extreme hills.  They are not skate friendly.