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Friday, February 5, 2010

Exercise Should Be Constant

When I was back home in the Philippines, I use to hit the gym once a day. But when we moved here in America, I slowly became busy and had less time for the gym. Little by little, I started to forego exercise for good. At the end of the day, I would feel too tired from dealing with twenty five-year olds (my kindergarten students) that I would only have time for shower, a quick bite and then am off to my couch for a good book or an old movie. My lifestyle was such that I slowly gained weight. A year and a half ago, I found out I have a six-pound tumor. Fast forward, I had two major surgeries in an interval of three months. But it's all behind me, am already cancer-free for a year now.

My oncologists have a long to-do list to stay fit and healthy. Exercise tops the list. There's so much to be gained by exercising and there are many ways to exercise. The most important thing to remember about exercise is, doing it on a regular basis. It has to be constant. Doesn't matter if you stay in the gym for an hour or hit the treadmill for 30 minutes a day, just do it regularly. Reality check, I do not always have time to go to the gym. At the end of the day, I only have about an hour to spare. Thank God for a wide variety of exercise DVDs that are available online. I discovered  Slim in 6 this is good for busy people. It starts with a 30-minute beginning workout, which is all the time I can spare until I gain confidence in the program. My husband, Doods, like the Power 90, this type of workout deals with sectional progression. I saw Insanity Workout, and it reminded me of my best friend, Esa, who competed for Miss Body Beautiful for Slimmers World, way back when we were in the Philippines. Wow! Perhaps someday I can do this Insanity Workout! For now, I set aside an hour a day to workout, after all, running after twenty five-year olds is more than enough exercise for me! Oh well, what counts is that it's constant.


AL said...

Good job Tes, they also say that household chores are also one good way of exercise, they can burn fat easily. I miss scrubbing the floor hehe.

Ooops, that's a call for me, I have to run now. I haven't done it for the past 3 days.


Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I've been bicycling on the Wii, not every day but often. Perhaps I will gain stamina from this "play" that I will be able to ride my bicycle for real when springtime arrives.

Kateri said...

So true. There are many keys to a healthy life, but if I could only chose one thing, I would pick consistent exercise. I see it in my older patients, those who have exercised regularly all their lives tend to healthy and more independent.
It is such a challenge to get consistent exercise when we have busy challenging jobs. I will admit as much as I believe in it, it is so tempting to come home and plop on the couch for the rest of the evening.

Tekkaus said...

Yep! If will be useless. :p If possible we should exercise at least...hmmm....3 times per week?

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