BulgingButtons

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Throwback Thursday – Exercise

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You, my loyal readers, know that health, exercise, and wellness are lofty goals of mine. However, I’m a rather sedentary creature at heart. I have, however, had some success with some types of exercise. Here are a few of my hits and misses through the years.

1.  Swimming- I have been a water person as long as I can remember. Swimming lessons at the pool club paid off. I even used to life guard. I still enjoy swimming as my favorite form of exercise.

2. Water Aerobics – Back in the life guard days I used to teach this class to seniors. I loved their energy, and I loved doing the class. Again, this is exercise I still find enjoyable.

3. Walking – Whether its in a park, around the block, or on the treadmill, I can usually handle a walk.

4. Bellydancing – Ok, I pretty much suck at this, but I really enjoy it. Shout out to the Goddess for introducing me to this one.

5. Stairmaster – Even the name sounds awful. I felt enslaved by this piece of equipment, but dammit I climbed!

6. Volleyball – Way way way back I enjoyed this sport enough to join a league or two. Nothing serious, but for me a milestone!

7. In Line Skates – Mine were from a discount store. My commitment wasn’t that deep. My balance wasn’t that good. Easy come, easy go.

8. Aerobic Dance – Yes, I did the grapevine to a pulsating Eurythmics beat in full regalia. I had the pink and grey chevron striped leotard, the Reebok high tops, and of course leg warmers. I also had two left feet.

9. Bike Riding – This was my main form of transportation as a kid and teen, and I logged a lot of miles. Over the years I’ve ridden now and then, but frankly it hurts my hands and bottom to ride, which makes me very sad.

10. Hula – This is my newest form of movement. I hesitate to call it exercise the way I’ve been moving, but when I find the right DVD I know it will be a workout!

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the teenage son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

11 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – Exercise

  1. You totally inspired me. I am grabbing my daughter’s hula hoop pronto!

  2. I think we may have shared the pink and gray chevron leotard complete with leg warmers. I was an aerobics beast back in the day. My knees hurt just thinking about it now 😉 These days I’m happy for my yoga and a walk or a bike ride but I suppose I could dig out the Wii fit and do a little hula…..hooping that is 😉

  3. Somebody else suggested belly dancing to me recently (heck, it may have been you). I may have to actually look into it now!

  4. Great Post! You really bring out the fun side of exercising !

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