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working out what is working out

A gal whose been in my agility classes posted this link on FB and I thought I'd share, yep, so ladies? here


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Jan. 19th, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
I have a daughter, and I might have gone about it all the wrong ways... but she just doesn't care.

About the dress, or the activity or the acceptance or the strength. I hope she finds strength her own way. I have seen her be very strong in situations where someone her age would NOT be. So I think something in there is working.

I love nature, the outdoors. It inspires me. The thought of wearing a dress horrifies me! and were I in a workout class that was pushing that stuff (read; bullshit) I'd walk out. It wouldn't motivate me at all. That's why, probably the PT stuff works for me better. I KNOW what I'm aiming for, health, mobility, LESS PAIN so that helps keep me on track. I"ve not been in a workout class for years, but this sounds so 1987... it kinda made me laugh.
Jan. 19th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
it is funny sort of---if it weren't still so deep in the culture
Jan. 19th, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what I was thinking. It was pretty easy for me to raise her without the pink clothes (she was ok with pink until about age 5, then NO!) the dollies (always creeped her out), the slumber parties with millions of little girls (she only had one such party, two girls)... It was easy to just go with her flow because she never made a fuss, just made it clear what she preferred and what was a no-go.

But, as she's aged and matured, I see so much in her that has NOTHING to do with me. Independence in some things, much dependence in others. But what she's got in spades that has NOTHING to do with me is this overall attitude that NO ONE is going to decide for her what she likes and doesn't. She's so not about "society" and what it's rules might be. Half the time I'm pretty sure she has no idea what those rules even are. It's sort of wondrous to behold.
Jan. 19th, 2014 06:08 pm (UTC)
I also love the outdoors. i wish there were more poison-ivy-less trails in CT... I guess winter is a good time to find them because the PI isn't in leaf... I had done some searches once. I wish dogs were allowed on the appalachian trail... ha, i just looked, they are allowed on the part near us in CT!!! my big brother and his son used to hike it all the time... also maybe in the spring, there is a ski mountain/state park nearby maybe they'd let us hike

these will be eventual goals---the hiking
Jan. 19th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
Jan. 19th, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
wait, how will i do these with a puppy??????
Jan. 19th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
sounds good to me, not that I have a daughter to think about, but I think finding fitness as how it benefits your life instead of as a chore was paramount for me making my change to an active lifestyle.
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