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A New Year resolution I'll really try to keep

Happy new year, long time no blog~ Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas holiday!

Like most people, every year one of my New Year resolutions involve exercising more to stay healthy and in shape.... and then a few workout attempts later forget all about it.

This year, it's even MORE important that I keep this resolution to exercise regularly because I've had so many health problems last year (some still ongoing) that, with doctors' orders, require that I exercise regularly to help with recovery. Forget about "No pain = no gain", for me it's now "No exercise = more pain". =P

But I have a good feeling about this year because I plan to do exercises that I actually enjoy and will look forward to doing...

First, there's yoga. I love doing yoga, but had to stop taking classes 8 months ago first due to my yoga studio shutting down, and then for health reasons I had to stop doing yoga completely. I'm hoping I can start it up again in a few months.

Second, there's swimming. I used to swim in high school (not that well, but still...), but since then have stopped. Recently, I had a few chances to get back in the pool and realized how much I enjoy swimming and that I miss it. Since swimming is a doctor-recommended exercise for me, it'll be perfect timing for me to get back into it regularly this year.

I also just learned to swim the breaststroke, so I'm excited to practice it more. So far, it takes me a million strokes to finish a lap, but I'm sure there's a more effective way to move farther in the water per kick. I tried looking for some good instructional videos on Youtube but I was only able to find one video that was somewhat helpful. Any advanced swimmers out there with any breaststroke tips? ;)

Here's wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2009!

P.S. Can't wait for our new American president... in just a few more hours!!!!

over 12 years ago 0 likes  11 comments  0 shares
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Oh, now you're making me guilty :)
over 12 years ago
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hey ivy! one thing to do is to sign up for a competition of some sort... might be a 10K run or something (the thing takes about an hour or so, but still needs training). that way, it's a reasonably good motivator. ppl have mixed feelings about running, but if u think of it as fast walking, might make it easier... haha.
over 12 years ago
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Hi Ivy! Yeah, I haven't been to the gym either in a long time! I've been taking dance classes now and then...but it's not enough to get fit! Swimming is great! Especially if you had some health problems. xox
over 12 years ago
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IVY~ yes, swimming is the BEST. I did that for a while but it is not easy to find a clean pool around here. It works everything. I just learned the breast stroke 2 years ago also. I just kept practicing and it got a lot easier.
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