I got really out of shape the past two years.

The gym was closed for a bit, and then they opened with restrictions, and I didn’t feel the need to rejoin. I figured I could take care of my fitness by myself.

Big Mistake.

I might get on my at home exercise bike, but I was definitely not pushing myself. I let myself get out of shape. The first body conditioning class I took at the gym a few weeks ago? I’m lucky that I could walk my legs hurt so much…

I am grateful that I rejoined the gym. I am grateful that after this weeks body conditioning class I can actually sit without it hurting…

I am grateful that I am on my way back to being in better shape.

If you need a prompt for mindfulness or journaling:


listen deeply to yourself

Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing– Dr. Seuss

The world is before you. And you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in. James Baldwin

52 thoughts on “Gratitude and Such: 4/9/22

  1. You do the best with what you have available. Your routine maybe didn’t seem to be enough, but at the same time you didn’t simply sit on your butt. Plus you walk everywhere. That’s a positive even if you aren’t targeting specific muscles.

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      1. We had more winter this past week, high winds and snow, not conducive to walking but forecast is for more temperate weather this week. I am looking forward to getting out and about. 🙂

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  2. It’s like a mirror. I total get this. I signed back up for the gym about two months ago, and let us say, I’ve not habituated yet. I’ve got 15 pounds that need to come off. You’re inspiring me!

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    1. Leave your gym clothes out…that’s what I do…I wake up and put them on. I write them I go to the gym. Just attach going to the gym to something else you do

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  3. Gotta love Dr. Seuss’s quote!
    Good for you in getting back into exercising. I am ready for the warmer weather so I can get back to walking more, but more exercise than that would be good for me!

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  4. I regret quitting the gym to an extent. But after my wife quit after we rejoined when restrictions were lifted after about 2 weeks, I was bummed to no longer have a work out buddy and kept losing over $50 a month. So I quit and it gas challenging to get motivated.

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  5. It may sound silly, but putting a tv in front of the home exercise-bike (we have different machines, but still…) made a HUGE difference for us. And it saved us the hundreds of dollars per visit that we were paying to the gym well before the pandemic struck (due to the frequency of our visits, not the fancy-ness of the gym 🙂 ).

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    1. The worst part is, I put the bike in front of the tv, and I would get on it five times a week. But I wasn’t pushing myself…and I wasn’t doing anything with weights or abs

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