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Date Posted: 01:39:08 11/08/03 Sat
Author: cori
Subject: Re: sorta new (rather long-winded)
In reply to: Coli 's message, "Re: sorta new (rather long-winded)" on 00:58:32 11/08/03 Sat


Hi Coli! Love your name, you're only one letter off from
being me. :))

>I'm in King Country, Issaquah to be
>exact....whereabouts are you?

I go to the one in Renton, but I have a co-worker/friend
who I think goes to the one in Issaquah.

>Sorry to hear about your medical troubles, but it's
>GREAT that you've found Curves and that it's working
>to keep you going.

Eh, don't be sorry! It could be worse, really. I have a
treatment I go in for every couple of months and because of
the way it's administered I need to go to an oncology lab.
It's not chemo, but it's done similarly and they have the
facilities and know-how. It's kinda funny, I get
perspective when I see a lot of people coming in for chemo
treatments, but they somehow think I have it bad because I
have to be there for 2 and 1/2 hours and they're typically
in a chair for a half an hour. Most of them know they'll
be cured when the chemo is all done and feel bad for me
that there isn't an end, but I guess it's really all in how
you look at it. I've learned how to deal with it and
occasionally let myself wallow if things get not-fun. Then
it's off to the races again...

>What's kept me honest is getting to know the workers
>at my club and eventually becoming one on a part-time
>basis and thus getting to know a lot of the members
>who keep me in check ;) Seeing the same people each
>time you go workout makes ME feel almost obligated to
>show up and workout....that and they all seem to
>notice when I've been losing and getting that kind of
>attention and support is great motivation for me.

Wow, what great advice! I don't know if I'd be able to find
the time to work as staff, but I'll bet getting to know
the girls who like to go the same time as I do would be a
good move. There's a much smaller group in the mornings,
so it would be much more noticeable if I was there or not,

>All those things and I know it's only 30 minutes...so
>unless I'm REALLY late at work and don't get out until
>after 7pm (rare) I Can fit it in at least 3 times a
>week....there are only a few people I know that can't
>fit in 90 minutes a week to get in a great workout!

I do like the 30 minute thing. When I was going regularly
back in the spring, I was even trying to do once a week at
45 minutes (2 1/2 or 3 times around the circuit) and 30
minutes the other times I got in, but I'll take it slower
than that for a while until I get back in the swing. Best
not to burn out just when I've got a good motivation bug
going. I can remember a couple of times of being short on
time, before I had to take leave, but just making myself go
for 20 minutes. In fact, I'd forgotten about that until
now. It happened a couple of times where it was so close
to closing time and I just got my butt in there for some
kind of moving around. I remember how great I felt after
that I'd accomplished something and hadn't copped out.
The location is super easy for me because it's spitting
distance from my Park&Ride. If I get in in time in the
Monday-Wednesday-Friday mornings (when they open at
6:30am), I can do a couple of circuits and still make a
decent bus time.

>Hope that helps and oh, I have a friend who works out
>in Northgate. She's very athletic but still
>overweight and I never really suggested it to her
>because she plays sports and has trained with regular
>gym equipment, but she likes it, when she goes (her
>job is really quite horrid, mentally draining that
>is)....and my mother in law is a member too and she
>LOVES it (took a while for me to get her to join down
>in Oregon, but once she joined, I knew she would be
>hooked!). It's a really addictive workout, in my
>opinion....I NEEDED To go for the first few months and
>so I started going more often, and after seeing the
>same results as 3 times a week, cut back, but I missed
>going on those other days....but 3 times a week works
>much better for me all around.

I've just about got my boyfriend's sister talked into
joining in Michigan. The rest of my girlfriends have setups
that they like and that's good by me.

>Ok, I've gone on long enough :)
>Have a GREAT workout!

Thanks for such a great note! Let me know if you ever feel
like hooking up at your club on a Saturday am. I work in
Bellevue (monday through friday) and commuting to the
"eastside" is well within my range.


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