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Exercise Is Fun Again!

Friday, June 01, 2012

When I was much younger, I did interval step aerobics and aerobics dance/exercise classes. The one thing that I detested was sweating and having my clothes feel like they were wringing wet throughout my exercise session. I often ended up by taking several showers per day. The exercise made me feel more energetic and I was slim and toned. I led a very active life and had a healthy diet.

Now that I'm a little bit older, my joints protest under the pace I used to keep. I knew that I needed to discover some way of exercising without damaging my body as it started the aging process. I have discovered the beauty of water exercise! In the water, I can once again feel the freedom of movement that I used to feel on land. As a bonus, since I'm already wet, I'm not bothered by sweat pouring off my body or clothing that is soaked in perspiration. I really like that! I'm finding that I am staying in the pool for longer and longer periods of time. The exercise feels so good that I want to work out. I'm also making friends with other people who choose to exercise in water, so we have something in common from the start. Not only do I get a great workout, I have a chance to have exercise buddies and social contact. It is a win/win situation. Exercise is fun again!

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L*I*T*A* 6/1/2012 11:21PM

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SLENDERELLA61 6/1/2012 7:12PM

    Great blog, Cyndi!! Bet your exercise buddies were so glad to see you back in the pool. That's great that you are meeting people with similar interests and having fun while getting your exercise. Take care. Hope to see you soon.( I plan to be at the Y 9:20-11:20 Tuesday and Thursdays and longer on Saturdays.) -Marsha

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MZZCHIEF 6/1/2012 3:34PM

    hey Mermaid!
Glad you've found something to keep you tight and toned that you enjoy!
Great workaround!

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Glad To Be Back To My Routine!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

We had a safe but very tiring trip and I'm glad to be back. I do very well when I have a routine and getting back to mine feels good. The burial was short and sweet without the same stress and pain that much of hubby's family experienced in February when his father passed away. We visited my mother's grave and my DD and I made butterflies to place on her grave. That was nice and gave me some still needed closure. I was surprised at that since she passed away so very long ago.

I enjoyed some special mother daughter times with DD which I will treasure forever. That was wonderful! We also visited my dear aunt twice; once on the way to New York and once on the way back. We all enjoyed just getting to spend time with her. She has been like a mother to me for many years. We are blessed to have her in our lives.

My DD and I planned our next trip to be together so that parting wasn't so painful. She will come down to visit us at the end of June. We will celebrate our birthdays together. I'm looking forward to her visit.

Hubby and I are exhausted by the pace that we kept during our trip. We both agree that we would have enjoyed some relaxation time but the schedule was so tight that we didn't really get the rest that we had hoped. Maybe we'll just take a long weekend together sometime this summer. We'll see.

I missed everyone here at SP and I'm glad to be back!

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DONNABRIGHT 6/1/2012 4:03PM

    We missed yo, too. Glad you are back and safe and sound.

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L*I*T*A* 5/31/2012 10:53PM

    glad to hear you had a safe trip...
nice that you were able to visit family....
you will soon be back to your routine...
blessings and hugs...lita

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SLENDERELLA61 5/31/2012 7:33PM

    Glad you are back. Hope you get rested and have an opportunity for some real relaxation. The special time you spent with your daughter and aunt is priceless. Take care. Hope to see you soon.

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All Packed And Ready To Go!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We finished packing tonight for our trip. We are sharing one suitcase which we will check and each of us will carry on a small bag. My new replacement cell phone arrived just in time for our trip. The other one kept dropping calls and at times wouldn't even ring. So far, fingers crossed, this one seems better.

I have set the alarm for 7a.m. and my outfit is chosen and ready to wear for tomorrow. We will pack up the dogs and take them to hubby's brother and proceed on to the airport. Since I will not have access to a computer, I will be taking a Spark break until next week.

I will miss all of you while we are gone.

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AQUAGIRL08 5/31/2012 6:40PM

    Thank you everyone! Our trip was very tiring and we're glad to be back!

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SLENDERELLA61 5/23/2012 3:02PM

    I'll miss you, Cyndi. Hope the trip meets everyone's needs without being too stressful. Take care and I look forward to seeing you when you get back. -Marsha

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TBRANCH2 5/23/2012 12:18PM

    Enjoy the vacation and be safe!!

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L*I*T*A* 5/23/2012 12:06PM

    have a safe and enjoyable trip...
blessings and hugs....lita

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DONNABRIGHT 5/23/2012 11:30AM

    I hope your trip was wonderful!

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MZZCHIEF 5/23/2012 10:35AM

    Have a fabulous, safe, fun trip, you!
Photos when you return?

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I Finished My

Monday, May 21, 2012

Yesterday, I decided to buckle down and make a list of any remaining things that we had to before our New York trip. I clipped coupons last night and made a list of stores/places that I needed to visit. I'm happy to report that I finished every single item on the list today! The only things left to do are to pack, give my sister a house key and take the dogs to my BIL's house. He has graciously offered to take care of our K-9 babies while we are traveling. Being organized is so helpful and reduces the chances of forgetting something. I'm sure that we'll still miss something but hopefully not anything major!

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DONNABRIGHT 5/22/2012 9:44AM

    Sounds like you are ready for a great time.

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L*I*T*A* 5/22/2012 9:42AM

    sounds like you have all bases covered and then some!!!
way to go.....
have a safe trip....
blessings and hugs.....lita


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SLENDERELLA61 5/21/2012 10:34PM

    You are just doing great! I admire how organized you are. Sounds like you had a really productive day. Good for you!! -Marsha

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Getting Ready

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hubby and I are getting ready for our trip. We both have mixed emotions about it. We dread the burial but I, at least, am looking forward to seeing my DD and my sweet aunt. I made our motel reservations last night. We already made our flight reservations about 6 weeks ago. We will also visit my mother's grave while we're up there.

I have my goals all in place, have reading material and puzzles to keep me entertained. I will bring some snacks too to help me stay on my plan. I need to get some snacks for hubby because he has to watch his blood sugar.

Tomorrow and Tuesday, I will squeeze in as much exercise as possible. I will look for exercise opportunities during our trip when ever possible. I'm trying to look at this as a big adventure instead of a necessary family trip. Perhaps that will lighten the mood a bit.

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DONNABRIGHT 5/22/2012 9:40AM

    Try and find some time to just enjoy!

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SLENDERELLA61 5/22/2012 7:21AM

    My thoughts are with you, Cyndi. Definitely, it is great how you have prepared. The healthy snacks and determination to find ways to exercise will pay off. Hope your visits with DD and other family will be a breath of fresh air during this tough trip. Take care. -Marsha

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L*I*T*A* 5/20/2012 10:25PM

    you are so well prepared.....
i am sure you will do just fine...
have a safe trip..........
blessings and hugs..........lita

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 5/20/2012 8:49PM

    You two will come through this with flying colors. I am sorry for the necessary part, but it will work out I am sure.

Hang Tough

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