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Thursday, 5 May 2016

The one were I quote Jane Fonda

Hello everybody!

Whether you need workout advice (get sweaty or else!), diet tips (all wheat bran, all the time!), or real talk about being your best self (fu** the patriarchy!), Jane has a quote for you, and all the stages of your life.

Plus, her absolute positivism 
will make you at least want to get up and do something
even if it's not the "Advanced Buttocks" workout.

In the 1980s, Jane Fonda was indisputably the aerobics queen.
The Hollywood star released her first exercise video in 1982 and promptly sold 17 million copies - she has been widely credited for launching the fitness craze that spread across America and Britain in the Eighties.. then slowly took on the world.

On Working Out:
'Go for the burn! Sweat!”
'When you think you can't do any more repetitions, do two more!”
'Exercise teaches you the pleasure of discipline!”
'No distractions. Center yourself. This is your time!”
'The harder you work out, the more you should stretch!”
'Namby-pamby little routines that don't speed up your heartbeat and make you sweat aren't worth your while!”
'The absolute minimum for effective exercise is three times a week on alternate days for at least half an hour!”
'A big mirror to exercise in front of is essential!”
'Whatever kind of workout you settle on, it should include the Big Three of exercise for health and fitness—aerobics, resistance exercises, and stretching!”
'Your goal should be to take your body and make it as healthy, strong, flexible and well-proportioned as you can!”
'An exercise outfit helps because it sets this time apart from the rest of your day and makes it matter more!”

On Weight Loss:
'Find the balance between the calories you take in and the ones you burn up!”
'Pay more attention to losing inches than losing pounds!”
'The secret of losing weight is patience!”
'There are no shortcuts and no sweatless quickies!”
'You must decrease the amount of food you eat and increase the amount of exercise you get. That is all there is to it!”

On Diet:
'Food is more than a matter of taste—it is the fuel for our bodies!”
'Eat only when you are hungry—not because it is one o'clock or seven o'clock or whatever!”
'When food becomes the enemy, every time we lose the fight we not only gain weight, but lose our self-esteem as well!”
'Declare a truce and accept food as a life-giving friend!”
'The woman who respects the needs of her body will junk the junk food!”
'I always carry yeast flakes and bran with me when I travel!”
'You cannot expect your children to be happy eating esoteric beige-colored foods when their friends get soda pop, Snickers, and Twinkies!”
'Drink water between meals instead of with them so that the digestive juices will not be diluted!”

'Seven Guidelines For a Healthy Diet
1. Substitute low-fat foods for high-fat foods
2. Cut down on meat—eat low on the food chain
3. Avoid salty and sugary foods
4. Cut down on sugar
5. Emphasize whole grains
6. Beware of alcohol
7. Emphasize the Healthy Five:
Raw unsalted nuts and sesame seeds
Sprouted seeds such as soybeans
Fresh raw wheat bran and wheat germ
Yogurt and kefir
Fresh fruits and vegetables'

I left this one for the end:
'The most incredible beauty and the most satisfying way of life come from affirming your own uniqueness!

Honesty, ladies (and gents!) could you resist moving alongside those perky ladies who encourage you to join in "leg-warmer brigade"?


  1. Hmm. Not sure I'd want to do aerobics ever again - unless the choice was that or running!

    That said, I'd rather do aerobics than eat yeast flakes or bran.

    1. Oh, Mim.
      You've made me laugh.
      That is exactly my point, when it comes to aerobics. Both that, and running simply have no place in my life. Running is not possible due to a childhood knee injury that made running impossible. Aerobics ask for a good coordination of movements - and I lack in it completely.
      On the other side, I eat bran.
      It's a stomach thing.
      nothing nice about it - just something you spoon-in and be done with it. :)


  2. She even had a pregnancy workout which I did religiously, with the exception of one exercise that was too "stretchy" for a preggers woman.

    1. See, I didn't know that, Tammy.
      Thanks for the info.
      There's a lot of items, fashions, trends.. from Us that we haven't seen over here.


  3. I think I had a few of her workouts back in the day. I know I had at least her basic workout video. At age 56 I wouldn't even attempt those videos now. My hips and knees would need replacing afterwards.