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My Dad's birthday...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

January 23rd my dad's Birthday. emoticon He would have been 75yo today. May he rest in peace emoticon and have a wonderful day in heaven.

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NANT406 1/25/2011 4:24AM

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Sorry to hear about your dad. I lost my mom ten years ago on Jan. 14--she was only 55. Valentine's Day will be seven years since I lost my brother--he was only 23. He was more like a son to me. My heart goes out to you. I am here for you if you need to talk, I'm just an email away. Take care and know you're in my prayers.



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SYLVIAVS 1/24/2011 9:40AM

    Sorry to hear about your father. Yesterday was my sister's 43rd birthday and my dad ended up in hospital. He is 70. He has been battling colon cancer and we are waiting for news hoping it's not a relapse. I'm sure your father was a very special man and you loved him very much. He will live on through your memories of him. Thank you for the star!!!

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HEALTHYME47 1/23/2011 7:42PM

    I'm sure you miss him very much. My parents are both 75 and I do feel very fortunate to have them. My mother is battling cancer but she is a very strong positive person and I believe she will beat it.

{{{HUGS to ANNE}}} emoticon

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PSCHEP 1/23/2011 5:28PM

    Sounds like a tough day for those of you left behind. Hoping memories of your dad are helping to make you smile.

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I signed up for a 8 week class

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I signed up for a 8 week class...Belly Dancing.

My first class was last night. I thought about taking this class since September. I was too late the first 8 weeks and lost the nerve the second 8 weeks. The instructor e-mailed that class was starting up for the next 8 session on January 14th. I never e-mailed back. Then my birthday rolled around this past Tuesday and I went to my usual Zumba class. I love Zumba class. I took a chance this past summer taking this dance class and I just simple cannot see it boring me ever. There are times when the instructor will do to many (in my opinion) of the less fast pace routines and I feel I don't burn as much calories. It does not matter I leave there feeling terrific! Sure sometimes less calories burned but still just so alive! I always loved to dance.

When I was younger I joined a dance studio at 6yo until 15yo. I went to school dances starting at 10 never miss one including both my proms 8th grade and Senior in HS. I audition for school plays to be part of the dance team. I audition for dance class to replace the normal gym class in HS. And yes, I made all the audition so I pretty good at it too. I started clubbing since I was 15, the clubs would allow you in even under 18yo but you had to be 18 to get a wrist band alerting the bartender that you could order alcohol beverages. Fine with me I was there to dance anyhow! Yeah, back in the days when you only had to be 18, then 19 now 21 to drink alcohol. MY college's day well, I went dancing Wednesday, Friday & Saturday almost every week. I was even ask at several clubs by the manager if I wanted to be a dance motivator (like a party motivator at Weddings). I always said no, I did not want something I love to feel like work.

So, I took the chance last night and took a belly dancing class. I really enjoyed it. According to SP I burned over 300 calories! Pretty cool for something I enjoy immensely. I was just slightly hesitant to continue for the next 7 weeks. Then I read a fellow sparkers blog. It was about being honest with yourself on what you are good at doing. And more than once I read articles about the best exercises are the ones you look forward too. Well, that was all the push I needed. I will be back next Friday at 6pm with my check book!

Hey, I took chances on Zumba, Spinning, and my kickboxing and I never looked back. I love these classes. Here I thought only Yoga would give me a warm feeling of home away from home when I am at the gym. And now look I found 3 more loves...who knows may "Belly dancing" will be number 5?


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HEALTHYME47 1/20/2011 1:12PM

    Somehow I missed this blog entry before. Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun and a totally different way to get exercise. Keeping things fun is the key to sticking with it. For someone with your dance background this sounds like the perfect addition to your life.

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NANT406 1/18/2011 5:22AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I'm sure you'll be great @ it. You are a true motivator to me. I've always wanted to try Zumba but I live in a rural area and the closest class is in a city about an hour away from where I live. You've inspired me to get back into Curves.

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JUSTBIRDY 1/17/2011 9:53PM

    Great! You'll burn up more fitness minutes without even knowing it. emoticon

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READNKNIT 1/17/2011 11:19AM

    Good for you! It sounds like fun!

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HEIDE69 1/17/2011 8:17AM

    Good for you!!! I wish I could try some of these classes but no one offers them around here! Could you come and teach me to dance??? I would love to but I need some more self confidence first!

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BEAR2009 1/17/2011 8:04AM

    It's great you've found so many activities that you enjoy! As they say, the exercise(s) you stick with, are the ones that you enjoy, and don't even feel are exercises! Let us know how the belly dancing goes - I've been curious about it, but have never tried it.

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KAILYNSTAR 1/16/2011 5:16PM

    You are very lucky to have all those options available to you. I am happy that you are gong for it and enjoying it as well!

You are such a hard worker and yet, you have fun.

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CBAILEYC 1/16/2011 10:03AM

    This sounds fabulous! Good for you, to have so many different choices and opportunities to mix up your fitness routines.
Enjoy this class to the fullest honey!
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SHEILA1505 1/16/2011 5:40AM

    You are so lucky that you gym has so many alternatives - I would love to do Zumba (did it as a guest at a friend's gym - it was enormous fun!) and if there was Belly Dancing I would give it a go too

You have lots of fun, Anne :D

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ROZELL99 1/15/2011 6:42PM

  Good luck. Have a great time

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My birthday...1/11/11

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

First I would like to thank all my spark buddies for visiting my sparkpage today. I am grateful for all the good wishes.

Today, was a good day for me, first I started with my normal routine getting my children feed and ready for school. Next, off to the gym for 60 minute Zumba class and 15 minutes on the elliptical. I spent the afternoon with my dear friend (been best buds since HS)who recently move back to NY from GA after 14years. My daughter and her mom & aunt were there as well. A delicious lunch followed my a surprise B-day cake. My husband took me and our children, Logan and Sylvia out to dinner in one of our favorite Italian restaurants, unfortunately baby girl had a real bad ear ache. She was a trooper did not want mommy's b-day ruin so she tried her best to hold out until after dinner. Well, it did not happen barely done with our salads, when I ask my husband to explain to the waiter and get the food to go. My son was so immerse in his reading that he did not even know what happen. So, cute he said "What do you mean we are leaving? I did not even have my dinner yet!" My husband, Michael and I just stared at him...Are you kidding you have not notice your sister crying about 3 minutes after we sat down and progressively got worst and louder?....Logan responds Oh. We got home broke out the paper plates and ate our dinner. We gave Sylvia some ibuprofen and she is fine now. All in all everything turned out fine.

Schools are close tomorrow and hubby staying home as well. I think I will get up later then usual and have some family time. I just hope baby girl ear ache does not get worst at least not until Thursday when the roads will be cleared.

Its my birthday! Its my birthday! Its my birthday! Its my birthday! emoticon

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BEAR2009 1/17/2011 8:06AM

    Hope your daughter is doing better, sorry it had to happen on your birthday
Isn't it great when you get to a point in your life that when it is time for ways to celebrate your birthday you try to find something active to do, as well as spending it with the people you love most in the world.
Glad you had a great day, now let's make it a great year!

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RJFERRARO315 1/12/2011 11:45PM

    I'm so glad it turned out okay. We've had the experience of having to rush out before complete chaos broke out.

I hope Sylvia is feeling better!

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SHEILA1505 1/12/2011 2:44PM

    Ear ache is so painful - can't get away from it - just like tooth ache. I think they are perhaps the worst pains to handle.

Big hugs
Glad that you enjoyed your birthday with GF etc

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KAILYNSTAR 1/12/2011 1:47PM

    Poor baby girl :(

At least you will have some family time since everyone will be home for the day. This year must be a record of all the snow that you are getting there.

Glad to know that you are in a routine for the working out.

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HEALTHYME47 1/12/2011 9:17AM

    It sounds like some nice family time even though dinner was cut short. Do you think your daughter has an ear infection?

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HEIDE69 1/12/2011 8:02AM

    Sorry to hear about Sylvia's ear ache-hopefully it doesn't turn to anything worse! Glad to hear your bday supper was continued at home! Birthday hugs!

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JOANGELI 1/12/2011 12:16AM

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Anne, Happy Birthday to you...(a little late???)

Hope you have an awesome day tomorrow.



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I jinx myself

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I spoke of having a bug a few blogs ago. I was talking about the urge to workout all the time and a lot. Well, now I am sick. I have the "runs" and been vormiting all evening long. emoticon emoticon

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BANKER-CHUCK 1/10/2011 11:08PM

    Hope you are better by now since I saw this blog a little late.

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KAILYNSTAR 1/5/2011 3:34PM

    You poor girl! Take a break and get better.

We know that you will continue your routine once you're well enough.

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MAMAKITTY10 1/5/2011 9:09AM

  I'm praying for a quick recovery.

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MIYASEDAI 1/5/2011 1:24AM

    *hugs* Sorry to hear that hun. Take some good soup and get some rest!

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HEALTHYME47 1/4/2011 10:05PM

    Boo! Get some rest and drink lots of fluids! The good news is, now that you are fit, your immune system is stronger and you will get well faster. Take care my friend.

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HEIDE69 1/4/2011 9:30PM

    Sorry to hear your not feeling well!!! Get better soon!

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JUSTBIRDY 1/4/2011 9:28PM

    I guess it's time to rest up. emoticon

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Another day without my car.

Monday, January 03, 2011

My dear husband car is still in the repair shop. Luckily my friend was able to take my daughter and me to her gymnastic class. She was kind enough to not only take us but wait around an hour until it was over and drive us back home.

Once again I missed going to the gym. But I did not miss out on my workout. I did step aerobics for an hour and an hour of yoga. Plus the exercise of the day "Bent over rows with bands" I am not suppose to do strength training today but it is part of my teams challenge. I sure hope his car is back today. I miss the gym. I feel more structured there.

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RAEANNE84 1/4/2011 2:09PM

    I know what it is like not to have a car. Just a month ago I was having problems with my car but luckily my father is retired and was able to help us out a little. He loves it too because being retired makes him feel unneeded no matter what we tell him.

I am proud of you that you are not letting the lack of transportation ruin your schedule. Keep up the good work.

Can you remember back when you are about 15 or 16 and did not have a car yet. If you wanted to go somewhere you walked. I could not imagine that now. I just think about how much activity my children get by being out with their friends and am slightly jealous. One thing I will never give up though. I love walking with my kids to the ice cream place. That is my favorite thing to do. Even if I don't get anything I love to walk with them and the dog. It really reminds me of when I was younger.

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SHEILA1505 1/4/2011 1:05PM

    You really are managing well to cope without your car! Like you, hope you get to use yours a.s.a.p.

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KAILYNSTAR 1/4/2011 12:57PM

    A person doesn't realize how much they are dependent on something until it is gone.

You have a nice friend to be willing enough to help you out for that duration.

You are such a determined person to keep up your workouts even without a gym.

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HEALTHYME47 1/4/2011 11:32AM

    Good for you for sticking to your plan and not letting the lack of a car get in the way of your goals!

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MAMAKITTY10 1/4/2011 10:36AM

  Hope you get your car back soon.

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MIYASEDAI 1/3/2011 8:19PM

    Crossing my fingers that you get the car back soon!

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READNKNIT 1/3/2011 3:52PM

    Wow. What on earth is wrong with his car?? It has been days and days already! I sure hope it's under the "3 years 36,000 miles" coverage! That was so nice of your friend to do that for you!

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