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Body Flow, eh?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Well, I went back to the gym this evening to try the Body Flow class - a combination of Tai Chi, yoga and pilates. And I made it through about 40 minutes out of 60. There are just too many moves I can't do; however, though I left the class early, I put in some more valuable minutes on the stair master before I left the gym. Added to my regular workout this morning, that gives me 90 min of fitness today! Woo Hoo!

Will be doing 2 tours tomorrow ... checking out facilities for my mom.

  
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THEPASTISPAST 1/28/2012 5:04PM

  Try Bodyflow again! It takes several classes to get the hang of it. But you are guaranteed to get stronger each class!
And don't feel pressured to keep up with others...it's your workout so go at your own pace :-)

I did Bodyflow a bit at our gym that recently closed...but our new gym has teachers who have moreexperience. I'm surprised how much iv been loving it~

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TENACIOUSTRISH 1/28/2012 7:35AM

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SUE_2U 1/27/2012 6:35AM

    Still sounds like you got a good workout in and stretched things out before getting on that stairmaster. Good for you! emoticon

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CHIMANGA 1/26/2012 10:27PM

    I guess it didn't Flow-t your boat? :o) Ha. Lame joke, sorry. IT sounds like Body-Balance which is what we call it here in NZ. Its a great class if you need a stretch. Try it again some time it is awesome once you get into it. But sounds like with the Stair master there is no holding you back! Go you! :o)

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Today

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lunch with one of my sisters and my dad, then off to the hospital to see mom and to have the family conference meeting.

Results? We now have to look into a respite room for mom and tomorrow I'll be trying to set up tours of 2 homes in the area. AND there is a very, very short waiting list at the nursing home closest to my parents' home.

So, after I dropped my dad and sister off tonight (they were going out for supper), I went to this nursing home. And ... it's nice! Homey, small, warm, large pond which attracts waterbirds in the warmer seasons and the residents can sit out on the deck in summer (they put a big awning up). There is a resident cat there too (that's something we haven't seen at the other homes). So, I'll be phoning this place tomorrow too, to see if they will give us a tour on Friday.

Lots going on, but we are slowly but surely moving in the right direction I think.
Thank you to all who have sent positive thoughts and prayers out for mom and for us as we deal with all this. Please continue to do so if you're able... my mom has an infection in her heel which is very painful. They have started her on antibiotics today so sure hope this intense pain dissipates soon - extra prayers never, ever go amiss!
Blessings to all!

  
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TRACYZABELLE 1/26/2012 8:44AM

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FREETHEGODDESS 1/26/2012 12:55AM

    Saying a prayer for your mother and your family for strength during a difficult time.
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SUE_2U 1/25/2012 9:49PM

    Oh that sounds lovely! A resident cat and a pond. I know that some people do really enjoy the social activities in a home, because they had gotten so lonely after their kids grew up and moved away. I hope this works out well for all of you. emoticon

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Points to Ponder

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Before you talk, listen.
Before you react, think.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
~Donnita~

  
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RICCILYNN 1/25/2012 12:11PM

    love it!

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VIAFREE 1/25/2012 7:43AM

    Powerful thoughts.
TY

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FREETHEGODDESS 1/25/2012 1:03AM

    Sounds good. Now I just have to do it. lol
Thanks for sharing.

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Who ME?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Today, after doing my usual 45 min cardio workout, I went to the gym with my daughter. While she did her routine, I spent time with a staff member learning about the gym, costs, and some of the machines. I have a free 7 day pass and hope to attend at least one "Body Flow" class (mixture of tai chi, yoga and pilates) to see if I can do any of the moves. After that I went on the stair master, 2 hip abductors, and several other machines. Right now, though I'd love to go to the Body Flow class tonight, I think I've had enough for one day! I want to be able to walk tomorrow!

Tomorrow we meet with the hospital staff re my Mom's future... we have added 3 more LTC homes to our list ... we shall see what their waiting lists are like...

Blessings of peace!
Azurelite

  
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THEPASTISPAST 1/28/2012 5:00PM

  Bodyflow is awesome!
Like any group fitness class, I go at my own pace and don't feel like I have to do exactly what others are doing.
I like how it is low impact, too. A bit better than Zumba and sh'bam, which i love, but probably arent the best for my newly discovered arthritis in my foot :-)

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FITFABJENN 1/24/2012 5:16PM

    Enjoy the "Body Flow" class and that free pass!

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What a great way to start the week!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Down .10 lb despite all the emotional eating of late! I'll take it!!!
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First on today's list is my cardio workout... can't wait to see the next Castle episode! Going to quit the LS moves early to do some work with the resistance bands this time.
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Going to be aware of portions so they don't get out of hand. And going to make healthy food choices today too.
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All of these things will point me in the right direction!
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SUE_2U 1/24/2012 4:58PM

    Sounds like a wonderful start of the day! I taped Castle last night and watched it this morning! Love me some Nathan Fillion! It's such a great show!

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ELLFIN3 1/23/2012 12:09PM

    emoticon Sounds like a great day to ME!! It is the Lunar New Year-beginning of the Year of the Dragon! Have a fabulous Monday!!! emoticon emoticon

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VIAFREE 1/23/2012 9:30AM

    I'm with ya, lets go! emoticon

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