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Keeping Music at Hand

By January 9, 2013

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armband MP3 holderI know many have started exercising as part of their New Year Resolutions.  I started back in November after a wake up call that got my attention and caused me to start making a lot of life changes. My gym teacher would never believe it's ME doing an hour of moderate to hard exercise every morning.
I use music to set my pace... and I KNOW I couldn't keep going if I didn't have music in my ears.  I had some close calls on the tread mill recently when I accidentally tugged the wires while swinging my arms which sent everything flying. Now I use my arm band holder and run the ear bud wires under the shoulder of my clothing so everything is secure. When I am outside wearing a coat, I prefer my necklace style holder so I can easily change the music to match my mood.
I hope everyone finds a way to follow through with their resolutions to exercise... as some one who is following though, no one said it's easy but it is SO worth it!


January 11, 2013 at 7:24 am
(1) Sunnie2Day says:

Great patterns and so timely-lot of MP3 players under the tree or stuffed into stockings this Christmas!

My husband and I (in our mid-fifties and a lot out of shape) have both made some resolutions-regaining fitness over 2013 being top of the list. As part of our plan we bought MP3 players and I’ve been looking for patterns just like these to carry those players-yours fit the bill nicely, thank-you.

Great tip about feeding the earplug wires up through your clothing; I read that to my husband and he used your tip on his morning walk. He said it works perfectly and to tell you he really appreciates the tip:)

About the players, as you know these wonderful gadgets come with several bits-USB cord, ear plugs with long wires, instruction book (which I keep with the player for those ‘How do I get back to the main menu again?!’ moments. I am in the process of making pocketed bags for storing it all, now I’ll add a pocket for the two carriers you’ve given us patterns for so everything MP3 can be stored together.

January 11, 2013 at 8:08 am
(2) sewing says:

Good for you! Stay on track Sunnie2day! We are in the same age frame. ANYONE CAN DO IT! My music keeps me going! When we quit smoking we used our “smoking money” to buy gym equipment but my exercise ended up being dusting the gym. In November I had a stroke and decided it was time for some changes… It’s now 7 weeks since I was cleared to start exercising… I started thinking if I walked a mile on the tread mill I was doing great… This morning.. I did 2 miles on the treadmill at a 1.5 mile rate faster than my original speed.. then 3 miles on the double exercise bike (I attached a hand bike to the top of the exercise bike to work my upper back like they have at physical therapy), then floor work, then weights, then the elliptical… an hour later I felt pretty darn good about myself! My husband is now paying attention.. my diet and exercise seems to be contagious LOL

January 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm
(3) Susan says:

I like many of the ideas I find here, but Hate, Hate, Hate that the directions are not all on one “page” it causes me to ignore some good ideas, I’m sure. I’d like to be able to print directions out to sew from, but this format makes it a pain. I don’t know that this is the right place to address this, but I could not find a “Contact us” to do so.
I hope someone here will be able to get this to the right place, or am I alone in this feeling?
Am I missing something that would let me print directions from this site more easily?
Thanks, Susan

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