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I've evolved into a professional sloth, so lazy and conserving of energy that I always stand on the right on Metro escalators. I know I have to work out. I know I have to get fit and healthy. I just don't like it.

Though I do enjoy dancing, swimming, ice-skating, walking, frisbee, and tennis. I just have to trick myself into exercising. I thought about joining a walking/running club in our neighborhood but that didn't stick.

Tennis is my last hope. I received an email from a neighborhood listserv about forming teams at the beginner level for the local adult league. I signed up. Practices are at a community center a couple of blocks from our house (where MoBob used to play soccer). Plus I already have a couple of tennis skirts I've never worn. So I went to the first practice last night - lots of drills, but fun and satisfying - and I didn't feel like I was working out. Surprisingly, no one was really starting from zero. It seemed like most people knew the basics. I've taken tennis lessons as a child, in college, and when we were in Burkina Faso. I'm really thrilled to take it up again. I need the motivation and the threat of public humiliation to get myself going.
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On April 17th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC), 13oct commented:
I loath exercising too. The only problem for me is that when I start putting on weight, my back starts killing me. After two pregnancies, and two c-sections, it just can't take any excess weight. *sighs* So, when my back starts paining, I HAVE to work out.

What I do is I get on my stepper and turn on an interesting program on the TV. Since I usually don't watch TV, it distracts me enough to make the experience passable at least. All the best for the tennis lessons. It sounds interesting.
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On April 21st, 2009 10:33 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
When I was in Nairobi I used to just ride an exercise bike and watch MTV. Wish I could do that now!
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On April 17th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC), cookie_chef commented:
I think that's wonderful! Good for you.
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On April 21st, 2009 10:33 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Cheers!
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On April 17th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC), mortuus commented:
As long as you don't stand on the left on Metro. I'm afraid I've become a DC-ite and get very annoyed when people stand on the left. Have they no human decency?!

But happy tennis-ing!
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On April 21st, 2009 10:33 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I just want to wear the tennis outfit.
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