Fit at 70 – Update #8

Have I whined about work lately? The project I was on from February to July effectively squashed my exercise program, because I let it do so. Once I stop, it’s hard to get going again. I am not a naturally active person.

I’ve been back at it for about six weeks, though, and think this will stick.

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10 Responses to Fit at 70 – Update #8

  1. Ralph says:

    One loses fitness through inactivity more quickly than one gains it through exercise. This annoying trend is aggravated severely by advancing age. I find neither tendency to be helpful or appropriate.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Ralph – 🙂 Yeah, it’s the equivalent of how easy it is to gain weight and how hard to lose it. Who designed this system, anyway?

  2. Mary Gibson says:

    Excellent progress from where you started. The trick is to make exercise the LAST thing that falls off your daily schedule. When you get that figured….let me know how you did it!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Mary – True re progress from the start point. I was hoping you might know how to prioritize exercise in fact as opposed to in word.

  3. Tom Watson says:

    Go get ’em, Isabel.
    What’s the commercial say? Just do it!

  4. My theory about exercise is this: if I try to do most of the things I should do and some of the things I want to do, I will be in motion like a whirling Dervish and won’t need a formal exercise program. This week, my sweet husband having slipped on the stairs and snapped his quads tendon, requiring surgery Monday and a brace immobilizing his right leg for six weeks, I have added to my profile full-time orderly and personal servant. “I must have done something right in childhood” to be surviving this at 80!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – Oh dear. Life does get complicated, doesn’t it? Who even knew you could snap a tendon? I hope you have some help. Full-time caregiver is a challenge at any age, never mind 80!

  5. John Whitman says:

    Isabel – check out my latest COVID report and the number of kilometres (i.e. 15 kilometres) a waitress walks during a normal Sunday brunch shift.

    No I am not suggesting you get a job as a waitress.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      John – Yes, 15km in a regular shift is pretty impressive. We were out for dinner in Kingston on the weekend and I don’t know if our waiter would log that much, but he was moving. Back & forth, back & forth, and at a pretty good clip. A healthier occupation than mine, for sure.

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