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Karen

I have been trying to go for a walk with my husband around the block every day. I go to a quilting group and a knitting group weekly. The knitting group is at my church and the women there are so supportive and keep me sane. Life has been stressful the last couple of years. A son who chooses to be homeless and a disabled sister who has moved in with us. Wishing you the best on your journey to wellness!

Nobody

It's great that you found something that you enjoy doing, and that makes you feel good about yourself. I used to run a lot, but my knees can't take it anymore, so now I ride my bike, outside to see the world not a stationary one, and I go to the gym when I can. But like you I enjoy the gym when the meat heads and mushrooms are all at home. Good luck with your new exercise plan.

Meg

Good for you, that sounds great!!

I'm not great with sticking to exercise things, but right now I'm figuring that if I learn something new, it's something I can add to my arsenal/repertoire. And if I only do it for 2 months, well, that's still better than not doing it at all. (I have problems with feeling like if I don't do it perfectly then I shouldn't do it.)

What I'm doing currently is "Yoga with Adriene" from YouTube, and she's awesome. Very low stress. She makes a point of frequently saying things like, "You might be here, or here, or here," when stretching something out. She also says during long hard stretches that it's okay to take a break. I like that combination of pushing and making it clear that you don't have to do it 100% the way she does it.

She has so many videos up for free, including beginners yoga and various workouts.

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