Laying My Exercise Foundation

MY EXERCISE BAR A 3 feet 3 inch long tension curtain rod, fully closed, I use for my exercise bar. Small circumference. You can buy longer or thicker; this suits me. Since I have dystonia, a spinal cord and spinal column injuries, muscle, nerve and joint pain, tendonitis probably due to computer work, in neck,…

KAPUT

What do they say about the best-laid plans? They often go awry? Well, that’s me and my gym/spa escapade. I have to get up so early, and the bus trip is long and sometimes the bus wait isn’t a pleasant experience, then the bus trip back all before Steve goes to work. Then on opposite…

determination

Let ‘er rip. Slow and steady. Find your rhythm and focus.  

TURNING THE CORNER

Steve finally made it to the gym after procrastinating since September 2016. In fairness he had a stroke over Christmas and had a long recovery from carotid artery surgery, so he had some excuses. For me there were lots of excuses, but none of them were valid – the main one being I just didn’t…

Steve’s first SPA DAY (3-16-2017)

3-16-2017 Steve also got a spa membership back in September 2016 and has yet to use it except to take the tour – until today. Found a machine he liked, did the HIIT (high intensity interval training). Hit the pool, hot tub and steam. When he called from work I could hear the relaxed in…

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. January 09, 2017  Even…

Competitiveness Helps Improve Motivation and Fitness Gains

Tapping into that competitive spirit may be the key you’ve been looking for if you’re still struggling to get to the gym on a regular basis. By Dr. Mercola Those who succeed at maintaining good health into old age typically have one thing in common: They’ve made regular exercise a part of their day-to-day lifestyle. Most people…

A YMCA MEMBERSHIP – taking a tour

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE – and me too! Just what we needed as a tool to help us lose weight, increase strength and stamina! No excuses now. Steve said, “It’s a perfect Birthday present!” A brand new facility, close to work. Beautiful.