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LostInTyme

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.........or get fitness back? Well, I've decided to attempt to return to playing pickleball again. I've got some physical prep to do before actually taking to the court, and I am beginning today. I played right up to the onset of the pandemic. Since then, I have spent most of the time binging Netflix and Amazon Prime, and now have watched everything that I am interested in.

So, I'll climb aboard the stationary bike today, and put some miles on it.
 

Turnip

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Quit smoking, ride my Cannondale youngtimer, swim some km/week whenever possible; stay confident keeping a sarcastic mindset.
 

Edward

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Cut way back on the carbs, better eating habits more generally. I'm back to walking as much as I can regularly, and hopefully we'll finally be able to get out to dance more again soon.

Not really about fitness for me, though - more just vanity with the fitness as a bonus side-effect.
 

Blue Tick Hound

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I counted calories using a phone app for almost two years. It went great at first, then I plateaued, then I started regaining. I was hoping gardening and working on my fixer upper would be enough exercise, but now I'm gathering motivation to start doing calisthenics again.
 

LostInTyme

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When I was in the Military, we did some exercises each morning called "the daily dozen". We thought it was stupid back then, but now, with the wisdom of age and the clarity of mind, these 12 exercises are easy and really good for the body. As I am writing this, I am going to do a search, and if I find them, I'll post it here. Everyone should be able to benefit from doing them.
 
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Edward

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When was win the Military, we did some exercises each morning called "the daily dozen". We thought it was stupid back then, but now, with the wisdom of age and the clarity of mind, these 12 exercises are easy and really good for the body. As I am writing this, I am going to do a search, and if I find them, I'll post it here. Everyone should be able to benefit from doing them.

Do, please. I've always shied away from an exercise regime as it's never been something I've enjoyed. I'm not a natural gym-goer - I know I'd only end up resenting it as time lost - but on the other hand dancing and taking the dog out for walks are things I enjoy doing, which makes it much easier. I'm not averse to seeing if I could do a few minutes of exercise in the morning at home on days when I can't get out for a long walk. Definitely preferable to the alternative of putting the weight back on - it was tough enough losing it after a decade of gain!
 

Matkinson

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Just started using the cross trainer again today....probably not the best when the ambient temperature is 30c in the room......good fun though!
 

LizzieMaine

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From 1925 to 1935, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company sponsored a daily calisthenics broadcast over WEAF in New York, and later over NBC, hosted by YMCA gym teacher Arthur Bagley, who called out the exercises to the accompaniment of a studio orchestra. A postcard brought you this chart to hang on your bedroom wall to inspire or shame you into compliance. And it also brought a Met Life insurance salesman to put the fear of destiny in you if you didn't cooperate.
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Mr. Bagley ran a tight broadcast, and the pace was brisk.
 

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