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J is for Jello, Jumping Jacks and Rope

Friday, March 02, 2007

J is for....... Jello, Jumping~jacks and ropes,

February 23rd. Well, I dealt with the relationship ending, and there went the exercise for about a week and a half. I actually dealt with the relationship ending......no procrastination there, for a change, they even have "good-bye" cards. And I sent one, more as a reminder to myself than to him~~not to phone. I will miss him.

Now, I need to return my thoughts to the jumping jacks and the jumping rope. My rope is too short, it started out long and then I tried shortening it, and I think that I went too far. Maybe will buy another so it will be longer.

Sunday, February 25th. Debating how to uds the day, decided to track food. Now, spend the day with the backlog of laundry or go to the gym, which was to be my Sunday thing and I had set the goal of no more doing laundry on Sunday!

4pm....well, what's a goal if not working for it? So, I went to the gym. And the laundry? Well, baby steps on that too! One load a day til it gets under control.

For you, exercise serves a preventive, therapeutic purpose. You want to maintain a strong core, decrease pain, and stay active and limber as you age so that you can live a healthy, independent life. You're more interested in maintaining long, lean muscles and good posture than running a marathon or benching heavy weights. There are many group fitness options for exercisers like you who want functional strength and an overall healthy body.

Try these fitness classes: Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Ballet Workouts, Functional Training, BOSU, Abs classes, Core Strength, Yogilates, Balance Ball, or Balance Training. All Pilates classes focus on the core muscles (abs, obliques, hips, back), which help you balance and maintain good posture. Functional training classes mimic movements that you do in real life, helping you stay strong and limber, while BOSU, Abs, Core, and Balance classes all focus on the core, balance, posture, and proper body mechanics. Overall these types of classes tend to be low-impact and focus on balancing the body.

Workout videos to try: Balance Ball Beginner's Workout, Pilates Powerhouse, New York City Ballet Workout, Crunch Super SlimDown Pilates Yoga Blend, Stott Pilates Essential BOSU, Core Secrets

Jello~~yep, jello! Diet and orange. Cherry! Found them tucked back in my cabinet. Mm...always room for jello! Made it, yep, cooling!


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