Thursday, April 5, 2012

Exercise

I used to think of exercise as a pain, and sometimes I still do. But the definition of exercise is really broad, covering any physical activity--and depending on who you talk to, mental exercise counts, too. Personally, the best I've ever done with routine exercises was with Wii Fit. No kidding, I lost fifteen pounds doing that the year I got married.

But it was back to being a pain. When it's winter, and I'm stressed out from work, I don't want to do anything but sit on my rear and play video games. I get in some exercise in the morning, taking the kids on a walk, doing jumping jacks and such, and I've been to the gym a few times. But really, exercise for me is all about summer. The weather doesn't make my legs ache, and there's outdoor swimming. Swimming is one of the best exercises you can possibly do, and it's always fun as long as no one 'dunks' me. (If you do, I'll never swim with you again--dunking is NOT funny and NOT a game. It's like choking someone, got it?)

 I'm soooo excited for the weather to be warm. Exercise+Summer=Swimming=Win. What are some of your favorite exercises?

-Tsira

13 comments:

  1. I looove exercising if it includes taking long walks outdoors at state parks. It's absolutely one of my very favorite things.

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  2. I hate exercising! But...I LOVE dancing. And Horse Back Riding, and walking outside in the summer time.

    I think as long as I dont actually call it exercising, I like it.

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    1. Haha, dancing is really tiring! But so much fun! I don't usually get to ride horses, but I love that, too. :)

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  3. I am at a point where I am really starting to enjoy working out. I'm all about variety in my workouts and enjoy anything from outdoor activities such as swimming and hiking to indoor activities/ home workout videos. I just started p90x2 and am loving it!

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    1. Wow, I hear that's a tough one. I'm not dedicated enough to do real "work-outs". But I like to think that the things I do are making me stronger and healthier.

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  4. I just started going to the gym a couple of weeks ago because I seriously need to shed the excessive weight on me for the wedding. Besides that, nowadays, I feel like I lack of energy. Two flights of stairs will make me go 'I feel like dying!!'

    I don't see dunking as a game as well. It's annoying. I don't understand why people think it's funny. I think it's dangerous!

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    1. Haha, that's why I started, too. :) Congratulations! Question is, can you keep it up after you're wed? That was tough for me... Winter came on, I bundled up like I'm gonna hibernate, and I eat too many holiday cookies and such.

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    2. Eww, tense confusion, sorry...

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  5. I used to run a lot. Notice I said used? Forget it. I blame Harvard. Harvard? Yeah.

    About three years ago, I occasioned upon a Harvard medical Newsletter topic about exercising. For brevity's sake, let's just cut to the quick: People who regularly exercised lived on average a mere 9 months longer than a couch potato!

    Most of my exercise consists of walking briskly nowadays, and lugging groceries up the stairs, and occasional pick up sporting games.

    I won't care about the 9 months more I could have had until I am on my death bed.

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    1. That's a valid argument. But for me it's not about living longer, it's about living better. I hate the way my clothes fit and my skin feels when I haven't exercised. I want to be able to do things and go places without worrying too much about exhaustion. And if that weren't enough, exercise releases serotonin, the happy chemical, so... I feel like I SHOULD exercise. It's getting started that's always the hard part. :P

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  6. My big exercise is walking. I walk an hour in total to and from the train station every day, and I take walks during my lunch-hour to the shops at the Esplanade in downtown Toronto where I work. I enjoy those times because it gives me a chance to think about things, especially what goes on in my life and my dream of getting published! :)

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    1. That's awesome! I love having time to just think about things, especially writing stuff. I'd write on the train if I could, but I get motion sickness. Bleh.

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