Tag Archives: exercise

Toward a Realistic Body Image

I had weighed nearly the same for decades. No matter what I ate, how much or how little I exercised, my weight didn’t fluctuate more than a pound or two. Even when middle age hit and my hormones went on permanent … Continue reading

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Engaging My Inner Smile

I have a love-hate relationship with yoga. I love how my body feels when it’s over, but I hate all the work I have to go through first in order to feel that way. If I’m going to put in … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

Spring will not officially arrive for forty days, but yesterday I had spring fever. The temperature reached an unseasonably 70 degrees, so my husband and I went hiking in First Landing State Park. We picnicked under loblolly pines and live … Continue reading

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A Rose by Any Other Name

When we moved to this neighborhood in Virginia Beach six years ago, I was excited to have so many things within walking distance.  I can walk to the dentist, to the doctor, the library, the drugstore, Dairy Queen—not a good … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Body

At yoga class today, I heard my teacher say her oft-repeated mantra: Listen to your body. She cautions us to not push ourselves in ways that make our bodies hurt. Should we feel any strain or discomfort, we need to … Continue reading

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Twenty-Four

24 is a TV series that stars Kiefer Sutherland as a counter terrorist agent. Each episode depicts twenty-four hours in his character’s life. I believe it ended a couple of years ago, though I think I read where it is … Continue reading

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Pick a Body, Any Body

I’m going to admit to something shocking. I look at other people’s bodies. Yes, I do. And what’s more, I compare my body to theirs and think about how closely my body resembles theirs. I do this a lot at … Continue reading

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