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Does Your Mother Exercise?

It is Mother's Day and here at FitSugar we want to know if fitness for you is a family past time with a matrilineal leaning. My mom is into walking and swimming, and she's even a Jazzercise regular. She inspires me, just as I hope to inspire my girls.

So I was wondering . . .


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vitisva vitisva 8 years
She owns a Curves for women
keiraz keiraz 9 years
she exercises more than me :-"(
cereal_please cereal_please 9 years
My mom NEVER exercises and she's obese. Go figure. I'm not gonna lie.. I resent her for it. She eats terribly too. I'm doing everything I can to avoid becoming her in that sense.
merryberry merryberry 9 years
I wish I had my mother's drive! She puts me to shame--she gets up at 5 every morning to walk the dog and then goes to the gym for an hour. Most nights after work she also goes for a hike.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
She also works at a daycare and runs after kids all day!
rpenner rpenner 9 years
My mom doesn't hit the gym or anything like that. But she walks miles pretty much every day.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
Growing up my mom was active in sports: running marathon, martial arts (she really kicked ass in this), bicycling, badminton, etc. She was very in-shape and proud of it. Now she does walking and some qui-gong with my dad. I suppose during my college years, she wasn't as active anymore, but just doing some light exercise. My dad was very much a health nut as well, even surpassing my mom. :sigh: I'll be honest, now that I think about it, I should try to be more like her when she was my age :p
piraterie piraterie 9 years
My mother doesn't exercise; I try to get her to do so, but nothing works. At least she tries to eat right, which is great, but I think she convinces herself that doing that makes up for not exercising. Every once in a while she'll do something (climbing over sand dunes the most recent example) and have trouble with it and realize that she's really out of shape, and she'll half-heartedly exercise for a couple days before going back to her normal routine of doing nothing. She doesn't like being around people, so joining a gym or going to yoga or something is not up her alley, but she won't do anything on her own or just with me either. I really wish I could make her realize how important it is!
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 9 years
My mom exercises almost every day. She wakes up at 5:30 each morning! I don't get as much exercise as I should, so it makes me feel like I should be working out too so I can stay healthy and look young when I get to be her age. She's 51 and looks great.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
My mom is a mail carrier so she walks for a living. But other then that she doesn't exercise at all. My dad is different though, he's a drummer (and believe me THAT is exercise) and he does Yoga and bikes a lot.
porkypocky porkypocky 9 years
my mom is naturally thin, eats well but she hates to exercise. i'm sure she did when she was younger but eh...seeing her struggle with asthma now makes me want to work harder now so i won't be like that when i'm her age, since i have it too.
kia kia 9 years
I wish my mother took better care of herself.
megnmac megnmac 9 years
My mom walks a few miles every morning, and has walked a 1/2 marathon a few times. My grandma turns 80 this year and got into fitness around 55 (she had 9 kids, not a lot of working out through those years). She swims laps every summer, and runs 6 miles in an hour. They are both inspiring to remember that I need to keep it up now, and if I lapse that starting up now is easier than later.
ahaynes ahaynes 9 years
My mom used to be a fitness instructor but now due to her back injury she doesn't do it that much. She like yoga though, so we have something in common. :)
sepiaraven sepiaraven 9 years
My mum does aerobics, runs or walks several miles almost every day. My dad is in a running club and runs miles and miles a week. Both put me to shame really!
emalove emalove 9 years
Yes, she does...she's naturally pretty small, but she eats super-healthy and walks a couple of miles every evening with my father.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
I hear ya, JudyRie.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Occasionally only to lose weight though.
lilprincess lilprincess 9 years
JudyRie, my mom is the same way. She REFUSES to exercise or eat right. She just doesn't care. She's overweight and so unhealthy. She smokes a pack a day and eats chocolate nonstop (with Type 2 Diabetes.) It makes me so upset because I worry about her constantly. I just don't know how to get her to care- I've tried everything I can think of. But, because of her, I will never ever smoke or not work out.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
my mom exercises maybe 3 times a week by walking but that is it. Nothin really strenuous. But I have to say she does watch what she eats and eats pretty healthy.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
janyango - that's really wonderful! If I still lived in the same state as my Mom I'd love to have her workout with me, and I'd encourage her to do so. Truly very happy for you and your Mom, what a beautiful bond you're building!!
janyango janyango 9 years
my mom and i work out three days a week together since we live in the same area; one hour weights and one hour cardio. we encourage each other through our sets (i have a stronger lower body while she has a stronger upper body) and will wake each other up when the other doesn't feel like working out. today, for mother's day, i was going to let my mom sleep in (since she usually asks every sunday), but she came and woke me up, insisting we work out! our relationship has definitely grown stronger.
steviasweet steviasweet 9 years
My mum ran a 10k race before I ever did! She strength trains too, which I am happy about, as it is so good for her bones. No osteoporosis for her!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Sadly, my mom never exercises. She just turned 50 and she's always had a weight problem. She has a problem with binge-eating, so sometimes I'll see her eat like half a carton of ice cream at once or three pieces of cake. She used to do "Sweatin' to the Oldies" back when I was a kid, but she really HATES to get sweaty or do anything physical at all. I think that's why I'm so into fitness myself...I definitely didn't want to end up like her.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
My mom is in amazing shape. She's super tiny and weighs maybe 100lbs.
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