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Wordless Wednesday – Exercise

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One of my 2024 personal goals was to build up my strength. Sitting at a computer an average for 2-4 hours daily with occasional walks of vacant land parcels of 2 to 40 acres does not build upper body strength. However it does make for fairly strong legs.

Today was my first class of strength building, flexibility and toning of the muscles. The class was an upgrade of the calisthenics classes I enjoyed in my 20’s and 30’s. Then life happened and any formal exercise went to the wayside.

The instructor was very fit, in her early 80’s and quite quick to provide constructive criticism.  I appreciated her no nonsense way of providing both guidance and feedback.

For the next 3-4 weeks, I will continue with this weekly routine until I believe I have enough flexibility to add another hour or another day to the routine. The goal is to attend exercise class 2 times a week for 1.5 hours each visit.

We all must remember to take care of our health as we age.  I was very active in my much younger days and even when I worked in the corporate world.  Walking up and down stairs, walking through a 50,000 square foot warehouse all contributed to being healthy.

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we.

Set small goals and build upon them.

Lee Haney

In my seventies, I exercised to stay ambulatory.

In my eighties, I exercise to avoid assisted living.

Dick Van Dyke

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Walking is the best possible exercise.

Habituate yourself to walk very far.

Thomas Jefferson

We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.


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Comments (3)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I love to swim , but must find a way to do it 150+ days per year ! ……………………………

Feb 28, 2024 06:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Had a good laugh, may I suggest boiling pasta in a large container and does that count as a work out? lifting the container with water then pouring out the container and saving the pasta... all the different strengths:) also maybe add buying a case of wine bringing in the house:) you get the idea, Endre

Feb 28, 2024 08:55 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like you are in the right class with the right instructor and I am sure that you will achieve your goals!

Feb 29, 2024 04:34 AM