Friday, June 11, 2010

All is well . . .


Watching a movie (or at least half of a movie) in the mornings during my walking or spinning routines have been incredibly inspiring.  Of course, I have to be mindful to walk fast and not hold on or to vary my speed and resistance in biking.  It has been fun.  I am catching up on movies and I am looking forward to waking up at 5 a.m. again.

I've gone to the driving range a couple of times things week before work.  That is still a work in progress, but I am enjoying some active alone time.  

I've been thinking of finding an "activity partner".  Someone who enjoys the same physical activities as I do and is willing to meet at least once a week to workout, yoga, golf, bike, run or try a new activity.  I would love to try rock climbing.  But despite being a social butterfly, I am not one to take the leap and seek out friends.  I think I am witty and charming, but not willing to go up to someone and say, "Hi. I'm Rosa. What's your name?  Will you exercise with me?"

I don't want to find a friend at the gym because my lifestyle is not conducive to gym life.  Besides, I am trying to save money so my kids could enjoy extracurricular activities.  

Do you have a workout buddy, activities partner, or a group that you meet with to workout?


  1. I don't, I actually prefer to work out alone. I notice that my workout suffers on the days that my husband tags along, because he's a chatter bug and I have to slow down to answer his questions. I've noticed that some people on these blogs talk about "meeting up" with someone across the country. They set a time, stick their bluetooth in their ear, call each other, and that way you're working out with someone, have someone to encourage you, even though they aren't right there with you. Do you have someone like that? Maybe a friend or a realitive that you didn't consider because they live in a different state or town?

  2. Interesting concept, Miki. I think I'd rather have a buddy right next to me. Or a group of people. I am thinking I may just have to join the local running club; I just don't want to feel like a running loser beside the experts.

  3. I actually workout alone too, it started because I am so slow that most of my friends run faster, and I was feeling shame so it was easier to do it alone. But, now, I enjoy it. I listen to my Ipod, I do my own thing, I don't feel pressure.
    As I said in a blog a few weeks ago, when I am alone, I am not last, in fact, I AM FIRST!

  4. Hi! I just found your blog through Scale Junkie!

    I need to find a workout buddy too! But I'm also not the kind of person who can walk up to a person and ask! Darn ;D

  5. Rosa,

    I cant remember if you are in the Madison area. If so I am out in Stoughton and I would love to be a work out buddy once or twice a week! It would keep me accountable. I just started working out and trying to get my body back into pre-baby shape.

    Send me an email if you want to!

  6. I never thought of the movie idea. I think I might try that with my elliptical in the basement. We have a TV there for the boy to play his games on so maybe I should watch some DVD's while I workout. Us ladies at work recently received a free 3 month no strings attached membership at a women's gym a block away, so we have just started working out together at lunch. It is very helpful.


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