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Friday, March 12, 2010

Fitness


Some things are created by big events, like these rocks, lava formations most of them, appearing to jut out from the sea like whale's fins.

Some things are created by small events, like the strengthening of the muscles in our bodies, slowly getting taut, or mushing and diminishing so much they can't support our skeleton.

In this stage of my life, I have to be conscious of my body, and I have to keep looking for opportunities to maintain whatever strength I have.

So, we walk. We push mowers. We rake and hoe.

Just last night, during each commercial, we got up and danced. Yes! Switched to a music station of our choice, and danced. Then rested and caught our breath before the next commercial.

How clever of us!

We might start a new routine in the winter of our days, a routine that might remind us of Spring.

31 comments:

Helen said...

OK! Now I can't get the image of you and husband doing the exercise dance every 10 minutes or so!
But .... good for YOU!

She Writes said...

Sometimes I, too, just get up and dance. Love it.

CambridgeLady said...

Everything helps - keep on moving and bopping the night away. (PS bopping means dancing in UK English - I do hope it's not rude in American English - that's been happening to me a lot recently :S )

lakeviewer said...

Cambridge Lady: bopping is a good thing at any latitude!

Tabor said...

If I have Latin music on it is hard for me to sit still. But even thus, I am not at all good about keeping to an exercise schedule.

Terri Tiffany said...

LOL ! I love that you got up and danced!! I remember as a teen that we would do that to any music on TV. BUt when you get older it is so easy to sit. BTW, that picture is awesome!

becky at abbeystyle said...

You guys are too cute!!! Dancing in the winter of your lives. That works for me....think I'll take it up with my hubby!

And, yes, earthquakes in Iceland...the plates are separating at a rate of 2.5 centimeters per year...eventually, the country will be split in two because ocean waters will fill the rift...they're ready for it...

Diana said...

I like that idea...my daughter does that while watching tv anytime there's good dancing music:-)

Nancy said...

Love it! I think dancing is absolutely the best exercise there is - fun and aerobic. I have taken to using 2lb weights and doing floor exercises while watching TV. My dog loves it.

Eva Gallant said...

We need a video of you and hubby during the television commercials!

cheshire wife said...

I'll stick with the gardening. The good UK TV channels don't have adverts.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

great post, I need to get moving more... thanks for visiting.

Monkey Man said...

Dancing during commercials, how beautifully silly....the fun kind. I remember when fitness to me was running 5 to 7 miles each day with a 12 to 15 mile run on weekends. Now a half hour to hour walk suits me to a tee. Dancing. I like it.

staceyjwarner said...

I love that you got up and danced during commercials...wonderfully silly!

much love

Brian Miller said...

love that you danced...that gave me a big smile...

Marilynne said...

You are so creative about exercise! I just go to Curves and do what else I can. Exercising has strengthened my muscles soooo much!

Velva said...

My heart warmed up thinking of what a great idea it was to dance during the commercials. That's beautiful.

ellen abbott said...

I love this! You are so right and what better way than to DANCE!

RNSANE said...

You are so much fun...I think I would enjoy dancing more if I had a sweetie to dance with me...but I suppose I COULD do it alone...I love that Caribbean song, "Hot, Hot, Hot" and I have it on my computer...I do play it first thing in the morning when I get out of bed and dance to it to get my heart pounding!

Ocean Girl said...

Now I have to get off this couch.

Cloudia said...

yes let's dance!




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Marguerite said...

That is great! Dancing is good for the body and the soul. Great cardiac workout, and so much fun! And tones the muscles, too.

Beautiful photo!

LadyFi said...

Lovely post! And what a great idea: dance, dance and more dance...

Fire Byrd said...

Oh I'm with you here Rosaria, walking and dancing fantastic stuff. I'm fitter now in my mid 50s then I've ever been. Good luck with the choreography!

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Shadow said...

clever, and so very romantic...

♥ Braja said...

i LOVE it!!!

Journaling Woman said...

Dancing cures everything!

lakeviewer said...

Thanks for visiting.
I want you to know that dancing with a variety of music uses different muscles.

How do I know?

The next day, I felt some parts of me I didn't know I had.

Carry On! Ah! Dance On!

And yes, keeping your partner on his/her feet is a challenge. But that's another post.

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR said...

What a lovely relationship you have. I always knew there was a REAL reason for commercial breaks. lol

And you just reminded me that I have not danced for ages! Excuse my while I put on a dvd ... Great post. Thanks for reminding me that I am alive x

Elisabeth said...

Dancing is such great exercise, even for those of us who are uncoordinated. Great idea though, to look after your health through movement.