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Back to Beck Day Thirty-Nine: Keeping Up With Exercise

Friday, November 21, 2014


Nothing's changed here since 2011: I exercise.

I'm a life-long exerciser.

When I'm sick (and I've got a yucky cold at the moment) I take it easy. But I always get back to it.

Not for weight loss or weight maintenance.

But: because is makes me feel great. Keeps me strong. Keeps me toned. Keeps me healthy from a cardio perspective. Keeps that blood pressure optimal.

Golf in the summer. XC in the winter. Gym all year round. Spontaneous exercise zooming up and down stairs, walking to the printer at work -- every opportunity. I like to move.

Can't "out train" a crappy diet though. There is no amount of exercise that will permit me to eat whatever I want whenever I want, or even remotely close.

Oh well.
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  • _LINDA
    So right, exercise is a must, even with a healthy diet, its all for the best. Its wonderful you have activities to enjoy in both winter and summer! Never gets old!
    Sorry to hear you still have that nasty cold :-(( So not fair, people who look after themselves shouldn't get sick..
    1966 days ago
    You've got the very best reason for exercise and getting back to it: "because is makes me feel great". Amen, amen, amen!
    1966 days ago
    You should be very proud of your long-term commitment to exercise. It helps us in so many ways. Here's to another Beck chapter that you've got down. No changes needed. You are there!!
    1966 days ago
    I'm an "adult onset athlete" but like you, it's now part of my life. Today I know I got in an extra 1,000 steps easily by parking in the last row at the two mega-stores I visited today. It also reduces stress from having to vie with all the other drivers for the closest spots!
    1966 days ago
    With your love of exercise, combined with your love of a good diet (you know the things you really love that are so good for you) = a great life.

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    1966 days ago
    Woo hoo! Congratulations on being on daily 39! I think you rock girlfriend! You are what sparks is all about! Love your blog today! I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs and love,
    1966 days ago
    I was the perfect example of not being able to outrun my fork.

    I wish everyone could find joy in movement and not think of exercise as drudgery. It doesn't have to be HS gym class. It can be fun. Just find something you enjoy. There are SO many options.
    1966 days ago
    Still harboring that cold? You've had it a long time! I hope you're better soon!

    Diet and exercise together work best for me.
    1966 days ago
    I'm fortunate enough to have locked exercise into my routine so that it's pretty unshakeable. I never worked out consistently throughout most of my life. It's only been during the past 10-15 years that this has developed.

    I used to be a bit fanatical and looked to do cardio every day. But that was back when I fell into the trap of believing I could cancel bad food choices through working out all the time. WAY WRONG!

    Since reining in my food choices I find I can relax a bit and generally workout 3-4 times a week.

    1966 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/21/2014 9:15:15 AM
  • no profile photo CD14895051
    I'm with you 100%. No matter how big or small I ever was, I never stopped the exercise habit for long. It just feels too good to move not to.

    I had always heard that exercise was not a good way to lose weight, but a great way to give you a reason to lose weight.

    Too true!
    1966 days ago
  • GABY1948
    YEP! I agree, I'm an exerciser too! I also love the "you can't outrun your fork"...I have tried many times...just doesn't work!

    Another GREAT blog! I can't wait to get to this day...you are almost done!

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    1966 days ago
    I like the comment..you can't outrun your fork. I have made exercise part of my life also.
    1966 days ago
    I am not a born exerciser, as a matter of fact I would tell you most of the time that I hate exercise, but it has a lot of benefits for sure and I have come to realize that it is part of life that I just have to learn to accept.

    There are people who do lose weight without exercise, but I think that doing a little exercise allows us to eat a bit more of the things we enjoy most. For me the key is to find activities that are fun and exercise within themselves. I'm not in my 20s, 30s, or even, 40s any longer and realize that my body will never look like it did then. I also have no desire to be at a gym exercising for 120 minutes a day - really!

    When I am finished with my post-op recovery period I can't wait to get back to the exercises I love most - walking, Curves, Hula Hooping, Zumba, Hiking! It sounds like you have found a happy medium of fun things to do in your life too. Good for you, Ellen.

    1966 days ago
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    Hooray for your HEALTHY exercise routine!!! Half the battle won with this emoticon
    1966 days ago
    Awesome! I do this for the health benefits, too. All the rest is bonus points!

    1966 days ago
  • NANCY-
    You are so right. What we want and what we need are two different things.
    1966 days ago
    Wanna be maintainers need only look at the example you set as a long-time maintainer to see how it's done! Keep on truckin' on Watermellen and I hope that "bug" departs soon!
    1966 days ago
    Yay for another day where you have the topic under control!

    And feel better with that cold - lots of liquids for you, and bundle up in that freezing weather!
    1966 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1966 days ago
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