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I'm Happy But Exhausted

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'm happy but exhausted today. My daughter and I started our day by going to 1.5 water aerobics classes. Then, we decided to sit in the therapy pool for a few minutes. Ahhhh! It sure felt good!

After we showered and dressed, we decided to drive to Orlando to go shopping at a premium outlet mall. It was a long drive but since we were chatting, the time went by quickly. We found bargains galore and lost all track of time. The only time we stopped was to eat a healthy lunch. The next thing we knew, it was 5:00p.m. We had been shopping for well over 4 hours! Both of us were so tired the we could barely walk back to the car.

The drive back to our house took forever since it was rush hour. We decided to make the most of it by popping a CD into the CD player. We sang at the top of our lungs for most of the trip home. We stopped at the grocery store to pick up some bag lettuce, Vitamin Water Zero, a sugar free surprise or two for hubby, a newspaper and a few other items. Our next stop was the pharmacy to pick up a prescription - which the doctor never called and ordered. :( At long last we arrived home. Thank goodness for leftovers because I was too tired to cook anything!

It was a great day filled with laughter and wonderful memories. I'm glad that we went, even though it took us about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there. We got lots of exercise too. I'm sure we will both sleep well tonight.

  
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L*I*T*A* 6/28/2012 9:20AM

    what an awesome day full of great memories...
blessings and hugs...........lita

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DONNABRIGHT 6/28/2012 7:41AM

    What a fun day for you and your daughter - great memories.

Yesterday I took the teens shopping for about 2 hours, bowling for about 2 hours and finally to a movie after supper - keeping up is keeping me active!

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SLENDERELLA61 6/27/2012 9:52PM

    So glad you and your daughter are really enjoying each other! Thanks for a joy-filled blog!!

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Working Out Between The Raindrops!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's another rainy day here in Florida. Workouts had to be scheduled either indoors or during those brief lulls when the dark, rain clouds temporarily moved out of our area. I managed to squeeze in around 80 minutes of water exercise at the indoor Y pool. Later, despite some random drops, my daughter and I took the dogs for a walk. One good thing about the rainy weather was that the temperatures have dropped and there is a nice breeze. The breeze kept the atmosphere quite nice for brief bouts of outdoor activity! You could say that we spent our day working out between the raindrops!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 6/27/2012 6:48PM

    Good way to spend the day! I'm sure the dogs enjoyed it, too. I greatly admire your commitment and consistency in regard to exercise. You are a good role model for your daughter, too!

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Thanks For Making My Birthday Special

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thank you everyone for helping to make my birthday so special. I had a great time celebrating. My daughter got in right on time and the celebrating began in earnest. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Tomorrow will be her birthday and our celebrations will continue. What a great week!

  
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TBRANCH2 6/25/2012 6:59PM

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SLENDERELLA61 6/24/2012 8:44PM

    So glad you are enjoying your daughter's visit. Take care.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 6/24/2012 1:59PM

    so glad you had a good one!!
Your page makes me smile..
Happy Birthday to your daughter!!

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DONNABRIGHT 6/24/2012 1:52PM

    I'm glad you had a great day. I don't know how I missed it but Happy Belated Birthday!

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L*I*T*A* 6/24/2012 12:01PM

    so glad to hear your daughter arrived.....
enjoy the celebrations...
blessings and hugs...lita

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DEANNAF2011 6/24/2012 11:56AM

  Happy belated.

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Continued Exercise Modification

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I did 120 minutes in the water today using my exercise modification plan. My instructor asked about my back and seemed surprised when I told her that I had spent 3 days with hot packs and PT exercises. She asked me to please be careful and I noticed that she periodically watched me throughout the exercise class. My plan for today was to skip the bouncing exercises altogether and stop for periodic stretching - specifically on my thigh muscles/hip flexors. It worked and again I felt no pain. I also forced myself to take a short nap when I got home. I did this for the express purpose of allowing my muscles to relax and rest. I felt relaxed and refreshed when I woke up.

  
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 6/23/2012 7:53PM

    woo hoo thats GREAT!!! and i LOVE your background...

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SLENDERELLA61 6/23/2012 2:08PM

    Good going, Cyndi! Glad you told the instructor about your experience. She may be more careful, especially with you, in the future. Sounds like you have done an absolutely awesome job of rehabing this injury. You have learned so much and have incredible good sense!!

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DONNABRIGHT 6/22/2012 9:27AM

    Can't complain about 120 minutes of exercise and no pain!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/21/2012 8:47AM

    Cheers to 120 minutes of exercise and being relaxed and refreshed!

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Cautiously Beginning Water Exercise Again

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today I very cautiously went to water exercise. I skipped anything that required bending or twisting at the waist. I did modified crunches at a very slow pace and when I tired, I discontinued doing them altogether. I avoided any movements that mimicked the movements that originally caused me pain. The workout felt great - especially after 3 days of hot packs and PT stretches. I will continue to proceed with caution. I had no pain today.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 6/20/2012 1:30PM

    Awesome!

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SLENDERELLA61 6/19/2012 8:56PM

    Very Smart! Glad you are able to exercise again and glad you are taking it easy. Continue to be careful. Take care, Marsha

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