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Exercise Motivation Quiz

July 9, 2008 Move

Recently I’ve been trying to simplify my life.  I am throwing out a lot of junk, going through closets, getting rid of old magazines.  I’m also “unsubscribing” from a number of email newsletters that clutter up my inbox.  It was with just such a spirit that I opened an email that contained a link to […]

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Good intentions

July 3, 2008 Move

Well, I have had good intentions of continuing to exercise but it’s met the road of reality and nothing much has happened. It’s going to take some serious effort on my part to be able to exercise during the work week – my days are too hectic. I should have gotten my act together Monday, […]

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Getting back to Exericise

July 1, 2008 Move

There is one really good thing to have come out of the past 10 days downspin – I feel like I’ve come back to exercise. Having avoided most exercise for about a year, this is a major milestone. A few weeks back I did an exercise of what I want my life to be like […]

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It feels good to be a little sore

June 29, 2008 Move

After months and months of not exercising,  I have to say it feels really good to be a little sore today. My legs are stiff, my back hurts a little in all kinds of places, my belly is tender – all of it clearly muscle pain, all of it related to the fact that I […]

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I did it, guys!!!

June 28, 2008 Move

Thanks so much for the encouragement to just go to the pool and see what happened. I went and it was fine. Not wonderful (it was kind of run-down looking) but just fine, and the water was nice. I swam for 30 minutes, did 26 lengths of the pool. I could have gone longer actually, […]

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The Gym

May 9, 2008 Move

Quite unexpectedly, I went to a gym yesterday. My plan had been to take a nice long walk in the afternoon while my DH took my DSS to an indoor rock-climbing place. As I was getting into the shower my DH told me that the rock-climbing place had a gym too. Did I want to […]

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Walking again

April 27, 2008 Move

Well, I’ve been walking again these past few days.   And we’re actively discussing re-joining the gym (although this does not count for much, as talking about is NOT the same thing as actually joining, let alone exercising there 😉 ) On Friday I got home from work a bit earlier than I expected and […]

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Five Minutes of Exercise

February 20, 2008 Move

A friend suggested I do 5 minutes of exercise on my dust-ridden elliptical machine. She had just bought one and was excited to have it. I commented that I never use mine. Bought with the best of intentions, of course. And quickly abandoned. So yesterday evening waiting for my DH to make it home I […]

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Walking to Bilbao – third stop : Nancy, France

February 19, 2008 Move

Back in November I decided to start counting my exercise time towards a goal. I am currently walking for exercise I chose to measure in miles. Since I’m very interested in the Basque country, and we had a weekend planned there in February, I chose Bilbao Spain as my destination. So I’m walking to Bilbao. […]

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If You Don’t Move, You Get Fat

February 4, 2008 Move

I saw this ad a while back in an art magazine and ripped it out. I came across it today while cleaning some papers… This is an ad from a campaign by the German Olympic Committee, and I had a hard time finding the image I wanted so there might be a problem with the […]

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Walking again

January 27, 2008 Move

I’ve gotten my act together and walked both days this weekend, which is something I *should* do every weekend, but somehow I often don’t. I also managed to walk for 30 min one day during the week, so for the first time in ages I actually met my exercise goal this week. I started a […]

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Walking to Bilbao – second stop : Le Mans, France

January 24, 2008 Move

Back in November I decided to start counting my exercise time towards a goal. I am currently walking for exercise I chose to measure in miles. Since I’m very interested in the Basque country, and we have a weekend planned there in February, I chose Bilbao Spain as my destination. So I’m walking to Bilbao. […]

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Walking to Bilbao – first stop, Orleans France

December 5, 2007 Move

A few weeks back I decided to start counting my exercise time towards a goal. Since I am currently walking for exercise I chose to measure in miles. Since I’m very interested in the Basque country, and we have a weekend planned there in February, I chose Bilbao Spain as my destination. So I’m walking to […]

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Walking to… Bilbao (Basque country!)

November 23, 2007 Move

I’ve been fascinated by the Basque people for quite some time. The Basques are an ethnically distinct group in Europe currently living in Southwest France and Northeast Spain and are coming close to the end of the line as they become more and more assimilated each year with the European culture around them (Spanish separatist […]

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Gmaps pedometer

November 14, 2007 Move

Today I went on another walk, inspired by so many other people’s blogs and stories of how they feel better after forcing themselves to exercise. I tried a slightly different route, and ended up going for a whole hour! I just played with Gmaps Pedometer which is really cool – I was able to put […]

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