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Dumbbells, Kettlebells, Bells & Whistles

"They" say "we" should get regular exercise. Whether it's jogging, walking or doing sports, it doesn't matter. What's important is that the blood gets flowing.

So I bought into that idea and started exercising for real some time last year. Me being me, things might be going a bit too far. Or it may just be in my head.


It started with walking. I couldn't have jogged back then if my life depended on it. (I still can't jog for more than a few minutes at a time.)

Then I did yoga. Now, this killed two birds in one stone. I burned calories (at least that's what Apple Health says) and had less trouble sleeping (when I did the routines at night).

Now, I am starting circuit training or something like that. All I know is that dumbbells can kill you after about 20 minutes. But as they say, no pain, no gain. Feel the burn. Blah, blah, blah. Maybe this will make things more interesting.

Yes, that's real. Check it out here.

Anyhow, here I gripe, and yet I know I won't stop. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if I start going back to the pool (although I can't swim for sh#t) - which is a great excuse to get some new "gear". Or start playing football (not the kind with all the padding). I might even find myself buying lacrosse equipment just to pick up a new sport (although, where I would play that here, I have no clue). And, in case you're wondering what the heck lacrosse is all about, this one piece of gear should be enough to make you want to try it. (It did get my attention.)

For now, though, I am sticking with those things with "bells" at the end, and hear my breath whistling as I try to stay on my feet and not fall flat on my face.

I'll end with my goal in mind...well, I can't really show you since I'm not there yet, but it's definitely not this. (Though being a big green superhero wouldn't be unwelcome an idea.)


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