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- I've exercised my entire life. Whether it be dance, running, the elliptical machine, or aerobics classes, it's been a huge part of my life. Growing up, my mother always said, "when you wake up in the morning, you don't think about 'if' you're going to exercise but 'when' you're going to exercise." I've always lived by that piece of advice. Noah also made the same life-long commitment to physical fitness. He played baseball, soccer, football, basketball (you name it) growing up and played football at UVA. During college, 6 am workouts and 3 hour long practices were part of his daily vocabulary. I have to give him credit, he was in great shape.
- After college and now marriage, it seems harder and harder to fit exercise into our lives. We've both put on some extra weight and I'm not happy about it (I don't know if I can say the same for Noah haha). When you work all day, have laundry, cleaning and other house chores there isn't a whole lot of extra time. Not to mention we want to go out and have fun with our friends. It was so easy in college when all you had to do was go to class! Fitting in your daily workout was a LOT easier. We also eat relatively healthy. But it doesn't matter how great your diet is when you don't exercise. I've been trying different types of exercise like spinning and bootcamp to make it more interesting. I would definitely recommend both. I love working out in a classroom setting because you push yourself harder. You look around at the other members of the class and see how hard they are working and it makes you want to do the same. I've started the bootcamp class with a friend who is getting married in August and it makes me so sore! I work out muscles I haven't used in years!
- Noah, on the other hand, has not tried as hard to find time in his schedule for exercise. I understand that he is trying to prove himself in the world of fincancial advising and is studying to obtain certain lisences. He just passed the Series 7 exam (so proud!) I also know that he is burnt out from football. But enough already! It's been over a year since he's kicked a football! This morning when we woke up, I was determined to get in a Sunday run! It was cloudy and not too humid. Noah ran a mile, almost threw up and complained a lot. I managed to run for thirty minutes and do abs. After we were finished, I had to force Noah to take Jeter on a walk! I'm going to work harder to get us in shape! I want us to be healthy adults! When I workout on a regular basis, I feel better, get sick less often and have more engery!
I must comment about this picture I found...I thought it was very appropriate that it says "Team Yankees" on his shirt because we (ok mostly Noah) are HUGE Yankees fans!
I will report more on the exercise front!