Tag: fitness over 50

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Seasonal Affective Fitness Disorder

How does one stay fit in the winter when winter makes it so hard to stay motivated?

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Bounce Back

I’m convinced that the key to survival in life is the ability to bounce back. Back from whatever life, your job, your family, your health, mother nature, or even your own self-sabotaging tendency has thrown at you. Apparently psychologists and social …

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Resisting the Siren Call of the Couch… Staying Fit After Fifty

It’s winter. And it’s snowing, or raining, or freezing raining depending on where you live. And cold. So, what should you do when, like the song says, “the weather outside is frightful… and the fire is so delightful?” You may …

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Finding My Fitness Groove. Without Yoga

Let’s get something straight right off the bat. I hate yoga. When I retired and had more free time, I decided I would get back in the fitness groove. I’d always been active, and worked out regularly, but now was …

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Back in the Saddle Again

Yep. It’s spring in Ottawa. Finally, finally it’s warm here, and Hubby and I are back in the saddle again. The bike saddle that is. We ventured out for a couple of rides in mid-April after we came home from North …

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Training for the Tour… Motivating Myself to Stay Fit

Less than a week to go now, before the start of the Tour de France. I’m a big fan. But you probably already know that if you read my blog regularly. A highlight (actually two highlights) of our recent trip …

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Slippage Update … Surviving Winter and Staying Fit… AND Sane.

It has been a great winter for snow so far. And by great, I mean that we’ve had lots of it, although nothing like the huge dumps they’ve had further east. Hubby says that it’s been many years since we’ve …

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It’s All in the Numbers… Slippage Part III

Yesterday Hubby and I went cross-country skiing for the first time this season. The weather was gorgeous… sunny and -5 Celsius. Perfect skiing weather. The river looked beautiful in the sunshine. I’ve been sick with a cold and sinus infection this week, …

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Slippage Part Deux … The Saga Continues

At the beginning of September I wrote a post about what I call “slippage.”  I was writing about my own life, the difficulty of keeping fit over time and the changes wrought by retirement. You can read my original post here. Oddly enough, I thought that “slippage” was …

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Slippage …Beginnings, Endings, and Beginnings Again

I’ve already used the opening lines from Dickens A Tale of Two Cities in a post on my blog. But it’s amazing how often those words can be applied to one’s life. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… …

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