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Full Nest Syndrome: The Cure

The energy I lost in third grade, the same day I lost my last baby tooth. The muscle mass that got trampled in the Zoo of life is forming again. Wow - even my little toe is starting to look like Twiggy's.

Finally, after years of broken New Year's resolutions left me searching for answers and will power, enter: Curves, Columbia's newest fitness place. The 30-minutes-a-day exercise program. I used to think of an exercising place as a resort: the last resort. Now it's the first thing I want to do when I wake. I've discovered fitness is fun.

I appreciate the changes Curves is making in women's lives. Women who were sedentary are now sharing weight-loss tips, couch potatoes are carrying backpacks of exercise clothes, freinds are being made in the name of fitness.

I think Curves is one of the finest fitness programs to come to Adair County. I consider it my Christmas gift and Happy New Year promise all in one. I absolutely love it! The glow of the spirited faces around me and the sound of the peppy music gives it a feeling of a party atmosphere. There are games to play, costumes to wear, and prizes to win.

Think you can't do it? Don't have time? Here are some tips that actually worked for me:
  1. Just show up! It has been said that 90% of life is just showing up. Once you are there, you will be glad you came. Try to go at least three times a week.
  2. Look at it as a second job. You go to work, don't you? Well, go to Curves. It is your job to stay healthy and fit. No one can do it but you.
  3. Set small goals. Be realiistic. The extra inches didn't grow over night. Don't give up easily. Give it time.
  4. Reward yourself. When you reach a goal, reach for your favorite surprise.
At Curves, you will see much more than sweaty smiles. you'lll see teachers, nurses, librarians, college students, and elementary kids. It is safe for all. The exercise machines are geared for a more gentle work out. You will immediately learn to take your pulse and what it should be while exercising.
Some people have lost double chins. Others brag of dropping dress sizes. I've only gained. I've added a new love for life, loads of laughter, new friends, and, best of all, I've gained the real meaning of Curves' motto, "The power to amaze yourself!"

This story was posted on 2005-02-01 20:49:06
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Proud grandparents corner

2005-02-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy of the Turner Grandma. GRANDCHILDREN GIVE US A REASON TO LIVE and, as Full Nest Syndrome author Marilyn Loy Turner shares, even a reason to exercise. Lucas Turner, shown above, is the two-year-old motivator of his Grandma who taught him these exercise moves. Click 'read more' for details of her daily routine.
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