Rainbow Falls~Mammoth Mountains
January 2015~ A gecko statue at the Living Desert in Palm Desert
Newspaper photo for our new yoga studio
LESLIESENIOR is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I am 64 years old, a mom of three amazing grown boys, a grandmother of a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old boy, a wife of 44 years, a passionate & retired special education teacher of 36 years, and a devoted sister, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, niece, and friend. In July of 2010, I completed the San Francisco 1/2 Marathon with some dear friends. I completed the HM in Palm Springs in Feb. 2012. I wasn't speedy, but I bettered my time from my HM in San Francisco. My goal is to remain ...
I am 64 years old, a mom of three amazing grown boys, a grandmother of a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old boy, a wife of 44 years, a passionate & retired special education teacher of 36 years, and a devoted sister, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, niece, and friend. In July of 2010, I completed the San Francisco 1/2 Marathon with some dear friends. I completed the HM in Palm Springs in Feb. 2012. I wasn't speedy, but I bettered my time from my HM in San Francisco. My goal is to remain healthy, maintain my healthy weight, and continue a happy, spontaneous, nutritious, and active lifestyle.
I live in Southern California in an old but growing community located in a valley below the San Bernardino mountains on the edge of the lower desert, west of Palm Springs. My husband and I have lived and raised our boys in our current home (previously his grandparents retirement home) for 40 years.
Now that I understand the Spark program more completely I can set better goals:
*I will exercise at least 5 days a week.
*I will drink 8 glasses of water each day.
*I will walk/jog 4-5 times per week.
I will practice yoga at the studio 3-5 times per week.
*I will track my walk/jog miles and exercise minutes daily.
*I will track my food and nutrients periodically to stay on track.
*I will read inspirational meditations and pray each morning.....no excuses....positive outlook.
*I will stay active, productive, and engaged in life every day.
*I will show GRATITUDE in my thoughts and actions.
I am diving full speed into the Spark program and determined not to get discouraged or deterred from my goals.
I have had many personal hurdles to overcome in my life. I have successfully overcome them with the help of God, a supportive husband, three wonderful sons, several very important biological family members, and amazing friends. I continue to live a blessed life one moment at a time. I expect to have many more hurdles in the future and feel prepared to meet the challenges.
I had two heart attacks in 1989 & 1991. I am in remission from an autoimmune disease called Sweet's Syndrome. I had a complete hip replacement in 2006. I had cataracts in both eyes, lenses replaced in 2008. I was diagnosed with chronic kidney stones in 2013.
My jogging/walking began in 2010. I started practicing yoga regularly in 2014. I have just been diagnosed with another autoimmune disease, ulcerative colitis in 2016. I'll beat this one too. Anything is possible at any age!!!
A crucial aspect of my spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health is that I am a successfully recovering alcoholic of 14 years. I hope to share my experience, strength, and hope for a better life with others.
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Thanks so much for your encouragement! Have a great day
5 days ago
Wishing you a wonderful weekend ((BIG HUGS))
6 days ago
Thanks for adding me to your list of friends, I appreciate all the support. My hope is to be able to give some in return, as well.
9 days ago
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the encouragement. Much appreciated!
16 days ago
Thank you for your kind thoughts.
It was down in the South Island and although severe, it happened during the night which meant there were less people out and about. It is a main tourist attraction. A beautiful piece of coast with magnificent mountains on the other side of the road.
Thankfully I do not think any tourists were injured.
22 days ago