I'm a semi-professional musician with a decidedly non-musical day job (typical here in Austin). I've found this site immeasurably helpful over the past year, and I look forward to using it for many more!
My main goal right now is to continue to exercise regularly, and of increasing intensity, despite the challenges of a busy schedule and Grade IV Osteoarthritis in my knees.
I'm currently looking for partners for walking, the gym, swimming, etc. A lot of times I like to go alone, but when you're meeting someone at 6:45AM it's a lot easier to get up than when you aren't, know what I mean? Heehee.
I'm a member of an all female gym here in Austin called Premier Lady Fitness & Spa. They've been fantastic so far, and the number of classes they have in spinning, cardio, strength training and swimming its pretty astonishing. I'd love to have a partner to meet up occasionally with at either location. I work right across the street from the North location and live near the South location, so I'm flexible either way.
My knees are improving due to weight loss and more active management, but I DO have Grade IV Osteo arthritis, which basically means I have no more cartilege left in either knee. Ouch!
That said, I do a LOT of swimming and walking, but running or kick-boxing or anything that might pivot the knee in general is out of the question for me. However I do vary it and I like to challenge myself and I'm not afraid of working really hard to slim down and tone up.
I love meeting new people and I'm a pretty funny and outgoing person, so if you're looking for an enjoyable time walking (either sex) or exercising at the gym (female only), please look me up!
I've made a list of the types of exercise I love to do here in town...and I'm open to more suggestions, too, so hit me up! I'm available in the mornings before the usual workday, evenings, and weekends. Please see below:
Deep Eddy Pool - swim laps, tread water
Barton Springs (usually before work) - swim laps, tread water
Gym - Elliptical Trainer, 30-45 minutes
Gym - Aqua Cardio, Aqua Intervals, Aqua Box
Gym - Swim pool laps
Gym - Body Sculpt, Pilates, Beginners Yoga
Town Lake - either the 3 mile or 4 mile stretch, walking at a moderate pace. I love going pretty much ANY time, even when it's hot.
Town Lake - Kayaking! I've only gone once but I would love to do it more...great upper body workout, and fun as all get-out.
Hiking - Bastrop State Park, Green Belt, etc. etc.
If any of this interests you and you won't leave me eating your dust, drop me a line!
I'd like to get down to an athletic, height-weight proportionate size. For me that would mean a loss of 85 pounds. I've got some limiting health issues such as severe osteoarthritis and plantar fasciitis, so what I can do isn't as much as I'd like to do. I LOVE to be active and to really work hard at working out, so to not be is very frustrating. I'll get there eventually, I know!
I'm swimming a couple of times a week and I'm working constantly on developing a delicious, sensible eatng plan that's right for me. When I am in full health swing, I walk on Town Lake or use the elliptical trainer if I can, and sometimes do strength training at home with a ball and weights.