Firehorse reminded me that I should not only aim to lose weight but I should do some strength training to avoid having lose flabs and a haggard look….. which brings me to the subject of exercise.

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you and the normal standard you should try to achieve is 3 times a week for at least 20 minutes each.

My exercise regime has been an on-off kind of thing. When I was younger (meaning single and have lots more time then now), I attended some aerobics classes after work. That was fun but it was hard keeping up with some of the ladies! Sometimes I went jogging in the park after work with colleagues. I don’t play a lot of games. After the children came and it was harder to leave the house to go to the gym, I did some biking …. in front of the tv where I placed my exercise bike.

In recent years, I have been rather sedentary. However due to the state of my health now I am exercising a bit more diligently. These days, I exercise about 3-4 times a week for 20-30 minutes each time. I usually do aerobics type of exercise followed by 10 minutes of stretching. I do this using exercise video tapes or dvds. Sometimes when I’m bored, I do some salsasize (salsa dancing) instead to make it more fun and less routine. I do them at home.

It is not easy to find the time to exercise though and sometimes I feel pressured to make time for it. Can you imagine that? Exercise is supposed to be relaxing, release endorphines etc but I feel pressured!

What about the rest of you? How do you exercise and how often do you do it?


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