Thursday, February 28, 2013
I'm a native Floridian, so I can say this and get away with it. Florida is so weird. In February we have had winter, spring, AND summer.
Oranges on the tree
Camelias and Pointsettias are blooming
Birds work hard to keep warm
in trees just starting to bud out.
Spring azaleas and summer periwinkles are blooming.
And SOME are ready for the bubble to come off the pool.
And as quickly as going to bed and waking up to the sunrise, we slide into summer.
Makes me think of how all of us are in different stages.
Baby sparkers figuring out the water thing, and tracking, and teams, and deciding what they want from sparkdom and starting their journey.
And others of us going cross country with a few getting lost along the way, but most keeping on moving toward that elusive goal weight through the long hot summer, eating salads, stir fries, fighting sugar beasties, going to boot camps, taking on challenges, supporting each other.
And those others who certainly have a spring in their step, but are bundling up for the long winter of maintenance.
All at the same time,
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The community pool is well into jack hammer Renovations.
Yesterday the Y pool deflated its bubble because of a tornado warning.
I called today, and it was back in business.
When I arrived early, a teenager was leaving the bubble. I asked her how the water was. She said it was nice but it would be better when the bubble came off. I thought it was lovely. Perfect temperature. So I got in 40 minutes of my own brand of workout I do for my legs, then 45 minutes of Aqua Silver class, and ended with 15 minutes of laps since that part of the pool had cleared out.
Right now my shoulders feel like my arms are going to fall off, but my legs feel fantastic and that was the goal.
Aqua Zumba followed by Water Exercise tomorrow night. Zumba in the water is a real trip!! Sends me into gales of laughter. Since I'm dripping wet, you can't see I'm laughing so hard that tears are streaming down my face. The tears actually compete with the sweat. I know, you can't see the sweat either.
Don't know how my legs will survive over the weekend when both pools are closed. You're probably yelling for me to go to the beach. Hey the Gulf is 69 degrees today. I need it quite a bit warmer for my toes to even consider wading at the beach. Both pools are heated to 84 degrees.
The Y will be available again on Monday, but no more bubble keeping the air warm. Not sure if they will continue to heat the water then.
Bubbles are wonderful inventions, too!!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
If you are reading this, you've probably missed the opportunity to see Feb. 26 episode of the Dr. Oz show. He had the author of "Salt, Sugar, and Fat: Could You Be Addicted?"
I feel vindicated.
I wish I knew the solution, but it's nice to know that the problem is real, and the manufacturers are working to keep it going.
Know what he says is the biggest culprit with sugar, salt and fat all wrapped up in one wonderful thing that takes us to our bliss point?
All I can think to do is to STAY AWAY from processed food. And then to be sure when I cook that I don't make my own salt-sugar-fat combo that sets me off.
Monday, February 25, 2013
It has been expected but it is now official.
The community pool is closing. For construction to ramps, rails, fence and new floor surface around the total outside of the pool.
They say 1 week. What do you think?
I got my workout in this afternoon, and returned this evening just to enjoy the water and quiet, because I had it to myself.
I have alternative plans for fitness, but I don't think my legs will be happy without the swimming. So I guess I'll need to spend the gas to go to the gym.
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