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"I Don't Enjoy Working Out"
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ETANA FINKLER
Jan 20, 2022
I am just reading this now, Jan 2022. I'm now 75 and play double tennis 3-6 times a week; I'm not that good, so I don't run all that much, but I'm still active. I also play advanced beginner pickleball twice a week. I walk but not enough. I no longer do any Zumba, after 8 years I found that it was the cause of my hip and thigh aches... BUT I am stiff and at 75 I feel that i am doing nothing to support my body in its love of tennis. I think I have to start both yoga and also some weight training because I'm having trouble standing up from a seat without momentum. Especially my lower body feels weak, stiff, achy. (But not on the tennis court somehow lol)... I went to my old computer files of Bill Phillips "Body for Life"... I've probably 5 times looked at Zuka Light, that i think Renee does, but she is so young and fit that she just intimidates me to begin. I went to my community's gym and there are all treadmills and bikes for boring indoor cardio, but only one universal machine from probably 1975, with only 2 lower body stations. Then I read Renee say "I do not love 3 sets of 10 anything," ME TOO. But remember they say that we lose bone density and muscle when we age? Well I've arrived at that point of weakness and I have to do something. I did look at the free Move with Nicole and thought that might be okay, but I don't remember loving pilates, and she looks so young and I think the poses will be too challenging. I DID sign up for a month of Iyengar Yoga which I will start tomorrow in Studio nearby, and look forward to that. But I feel that weightlifting is like taking medicine: i don't wanna. But I think I need to, in some moderation, add it to my week, to help my legs and to be able to get up with my muscles from a chair... My goal is still mobility at 95. I'm looking for something 3 days a week, 30 min each time. Especially for my lower legs. Maybe kettlebell, maybe bodyweight, maybe dumbbells. Definitely no HIIT. Do you think I should hire someone to guide me, perhaps meet with them once a month? I've never been too attracted to physical trainers, their young arrogance disinterest in me... But it seems I never really can self-design a program for myself, and find myself once again floundering. Thanks for a any feedback, suggestions, programs, Etana now happily retired in Delray Beach, Florida.
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ETANA FINKLER
Jan 08, 2022
I really really loved Maid. How the rich black lawyer with baby didn't have a clue about the extreme neediness of the maid, and it grew over time, but not in a smooth easy growth, more realistic growing in spite of itself, like in real life. I hated first episode of SATC And Just Like That, hated how old they are making the characters when they are only in their 50s, how incapable they are, BUT, it is getting better with each episode and the part about Miranda being an alcoholic. Also her attraction to a lesbian who is MUCH younger, not really a good match in any connection except for pot and physical attraction, and yet, it is here on the screen.. I love that, as a lesbian myself. As a Gender Critical (transwomen are transwomen, transwomen are not actual women person in the minority of the Woke left culture.. .. and I stop at trans rights when they take away women's rights)... I really like so far how honestly they are handling the issue of Charlotte's daughter Rose questioning her femininity, and the gender constricting pink flowery part of being a girl/woman. I don't know where they will go with this: I hope they keep her a tomboy, and not move into experimental puberty blocker medicine with her. I think Carrie is not really sad about Big's death, and will be in bed with some handsome guy soon, and I wonder how that will play out. But, in summary, each episode is better than the last. Showtime ($3.99/mo for 3 months) : Dexter: New Blood is FANTASTIC if you are a fan of the old Dexter. Yellow Jackets is fun, but I will be really angry if it ends in some confusing way like Prison Break did!
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ETANA FINKLER
Aug 21, 2021
@Hayley Shrill was outstanding
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ETANA FINKLER
May 29, 2021
Shrill on Hulu - I have to rave about Shrill, a comedy with character development and real content. So impressed with aidy bryant; starring and written by her. Firefly Lane - just finished this; always left feeling it was too light, but when I watched it I was always impressed. Glad there is a season 2 coming POSE - historical fiction of the transexual community of the 1980s 1990s, very well done, touching, caring, intimate. 3 seasons on FX or Netflix for season 1&2, Scott and Bailey - british female detective at its best Gentified - (watch the spelling): gentrification of a hispanic community; main star is an artist, added bonus. The Handmaid's Tale - season 3 continues with its amazing photography and intense story Promising Young Woman - 1 time movie, fantastic Anne with an E Offspring - (australian obstetrician, great cast, character development and stories, romance) Safe - (gated community; MUCH better than expected) Stateless - (white woman trapped in refugee camp in Australia; an inside look, dramatic and riveting) Shtisel - (3 seasons, inside the life of orthodox Jewish community in Israel; great intimate development of a young man's emotion, which is not usually shown in movies; goes way beyond just Orthodox Jews, really about human relationships) Tales of the City - San Francisco community; a remake, well done, modern The Half of It (Netflix) just a movie, not a series, about teenagers, extremely sophisticated and subtle and well written/directed. Everything's Gonna Be Okay- (gay comedy) Please Like Me- (gay comedy) Vida - Starz; Hispanic sisters deal with renovating dead mom's lesbian bar Shameless - (BOTH British AND American versions Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley Pretend It's a City - Fran Lebowitz funny ------ Has anyone yet seen these, recommend or not? I May Destroy You;? Crashing is a British comedy-drama miniseries Channel 4 , written and created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. of Fleabag fame, Flowers Netflix - darkly comic story of an eccentric family struggling to hold their lives together. Starring Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt.
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ETANA FINKLER
Jun 08, 2019
Which did I give a spoiler on?
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ETANA FINKLER
Jun 08, 2019
Hi everyone! Great thread. I have a lot to share. The Handmaid's Tale: But first, I just watched Season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale and it is WONDERFUL!! Still just as slow, still great arty photography, but the women rise up!! Good things happen!!! Offspring (Australian) many seasons, very fun, about a ditsy Australian obstetrician & her loves, but more her family is so well developed and fun. Insecure Chewing Gum (Netflix) light and fun She's Gotta Have It? Rita (Danish quirky schoolteacher; Danish school system) wonderful series!!! Denmark teacher who is great with her students, not as great in her emotional life, last season offers a plot twist that is truly remarkable Orange Is the New Black (how has no one mentioned this?) Grace & Frankie (how has no one mentioned this?) Top of the Lake (Elizabeth Moss of The Handmaids Tale & Mad Men fame) Sense 8 Call The Midwife; Ladies Detective Agency (great but ended too soon);  Magic City (about Florida) Marvel's Jessica Jones Marvel's Luke Cage Merlí: Season 1 unconventional philosophy teacher Older: United States Of Tara: slow start, but excellent Tracy Takes On Dead Like Me (Great! an oldie but so much fun) Dexter  (Great!) Mr. Robot Nip/Tuck Nurse Jackie Dinosaurs Season 1-4 for You & kids;  Mad Men (too old? still so good) Once Upon A Time,  Prison Break   (Great!) Sex And The City Six Feet Under;  Slings And Arrows: A Canadian Tv Series  The Good Wife The L Word Dead Like Me (Great!), Georgia Lass is aloof and emotionally distant from her family and shies away from her life. After dropping out of college, she takes a temp job through Happy Time Temporary Services. During her lunch break on her first day, she is hit and killed by a toilet seat falling from the deorbiting Mir space station. She is soon informed that, rather than moving on to the "great beyond", she will become a grim reaper in the External Influence Division, collecting souls of people who die in accidents (many of which have a Rube Goldberg-style complexity, and homicides. Each reaper has a secret quota of souls; and, once the quota is met, the reaper moves on to another realm and the last soul reaped then takes his or her job collecting souls.
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