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Goodnight, moon

Hurrah! Not only did the exercise plan arrive, it contained a regimen for the Cybex machines, which I liked. So I can start out with a bike-ride, just I used to, except on a stationary bike.

I really do have to consider some gym clothing, though. I feel like an idiot around all the gym rats. This in addition to shoes. Beware of any enterprise that requires new clothes!

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Alexa's picture
Submitted by Alexa on

the machines, but hated "free weights."

Biking fun (can read). Treadmill, don't care for too much. Love "real walking" with my fur babies (and even Mr. Alexa). :-)

Alexa

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Submitted by ekster on

I thought of saying this before, when you wrote about walking a mile in boat shoes ... a pair of shoes, at least, you should get. It's not about the uniform, it's about protecting your arches/knees/spine from the stress of weight + activity. You want the enjoyment of your joints for a long time yet. (Plus, a pair of shoes only has so many miles in it, and a mile walked in athletic shoes ought to be cheaper on a prorated basis than a mile walked in boat shoes.)

Whether the same longer-term economic argument (w/r/t wear and tear or laundering costs) can be made in favor of the rest of the gym outfit is less clear. But once you've got the shoes, you're within $20 of a new pair of shorts and a 3-pak of white athletic socks. And a T-shirt you have. Not too bad a price to pay for not feeling like an idiot, and hopefully something you actually get your money's worth of enjoyment out of!