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Rest Day Pays Off

Monday, June 04, 2012

I am so glad that I took a rest day yesterday! My body was very tired - more so than I could feel. When I woke up this morning I felt fine. I went and worked out but not vigorously. By the time I got home, I had delayed onset muscle soreness from Saturday's workout. I felt stiff even though I used no weights today and didn't jump around at all. I took a nice long nap and felt much better. Tomorrow I will work out with weights again knowing that I have rested. I should be back up to speed. Listening to your body and rest accordingly pays off!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 6/5/2012 2:50PM

    So smart! You are absolutely right!! Was good to see you in that beautiful purple suit this morn at the Y. Take care, Marsha

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L*I*T*A* 6/4/2012 11:48PM

    you are right on............... emoticon

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Taking A Rest Day

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Today I'm taking a day off from heavy exercise. I must admit that I feel a bit restless. With the hot weather, I could really enjoy a dip in the pool. However, knowing myself as I do, a quick dip could possibly turn into a vigorous exercise routine. Sigh, so I will stay out of the water today because I know I need the rest. Perhaps I will take a walk later in the day when it starts to cool off or I could run the vacuum and then shampoo the carpet. We'll see!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 6/4/2012 6:04PM

    I, too, am having one of those days.

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AQUAGIRL08 6/4/2012 1:28PM

    I decided against vacuuming or shampooing the carpet. I walked the dogs - 2 short 5 minute walks - but once I relaxed I really wasn't up to doing anything else. I managed to listen to my body!

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L*I*T*A* 6/3/2012 1:40PM

    enjoy your day....whatever you choose to do!!
blessings and hugs...........lita

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SLENDERELLA61 6/3/2012 1:25PM

    Does a day of rest include vacuuming or walking? Do you really need rest or light exercise? I bet you know as you listen to your body well. Do what is best. You've suffered from over-doing before. Take care, Marsha

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Today I'm Thankful For....

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Today I'm thankful for,
1.) Seeing my friend Slenderella at the Y
2.) Being able to have such a nice place to do water aerobics
3.) My hubby and daughter
4.) My K-9 babies
5.) Having an abundance of healthy food to eat, water to drink, a roof over my head and many modern conveniences
6.) Having my faith to guide me
7.) Freedom
8.) Medical care

  
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/2/2012 8:24PM

    Bravo!

Great attitude!

-M

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L*I*T*A* 6/2/2012 7:57PM

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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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DONNABRIGHT 6/1/2012 4:01PM

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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!

: )
Mzzchief

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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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