While I was never a fitness fanatic, I have had periods of my life where I’ve been in very good shape. I watched my diet (but still enjoyed good food and drink!), went to the gym several days a week for weight training and floor work and when I didn’t go to the gym, I power-walked, rode my bike or in-line skated. I looked good and I felt good, and working out was second nature to me, just something that I built into my daily schedule.
But I’ve gotten lazy, and I’ve gained weight. It didn’t happen overnight; it happened over the course of nearly 10 years. Some radical life changes, only some of them positive, found me without workout buddies, without a gym a convenient distance from my house, and without motivation to exercise on my own.
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So when I finally decided, once and for all, that I needed to get moving again, I was surprised at how much I remembered about working out. Even though I’m working out at home to DVDs, the old lessons of fitness came right back to me. Here are just a few of them that spring to mind while I’m sweating it out: