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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Keep moving!

During the past year I have found that once you start moving and exercising the more you will want to continue exercising. Yesterday I did my daily three mile walk followed by a one hour aerobics class. But this was not how I started over a year ago. Back then, my prep for my aerobics class was to down two Tylenols with water. I hurt! Yes, no pain, no gain. Today, I can say I don't need the Tylenol.

This morning I was at the gym at 8:00 a.m. with Peggy who was a BetterU challenger last year. She is my BetterU support partner this year. We walked and talked for almost an hour. Time does go fast when you're having fun. It really helps to have support during your journey. At 11:00 a.m. I will pickup my 81 year old friend and go to our Yoga class. Seeing her doing Yoga in a chair lets you know you are never too old to get up and MOVE.

There is one problem for me with the continued exercising. Well, it's really not a problem. I now had so much more energy that I have had to find new way to use this energy. Walking three miles a day, five days a week is my gift to my heart.

They say to lead by example. I hope I am an example that a 63 year old young person, who has had a heart attack, can get back in the saddle and make major lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of future heart attacks.

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Keep moving,


  1. You are such an inspiration to anyone as young as you! I'm still doing the Tylenol thing today, as well!

  2. You go Renee! Woot Woot!