Thursday, December 23, 2010
Time to stop recycling the same 10 lbs. A local Personal Trainer offered a series of weekly workouts that would end up costing $6 each - can't beat that, right? It was a teaser - need 10 people for a group and scheduled on nights I have conflicts (Wed is tai chi class and Tues I just volunteered for the Youth Basketball league at church).
ANYWAY... we did a phone consult to get some basic info and here are some of the questions he asked me (with my answers in parentheses):
-Are you ready to commit to 10 (or 11 or 12) weeks of sessions? (Yes)
-Which fitness level are you: poor, average, high or extreme (neither poor nor extreme)
-How much water do you drink? (I'm a star, more than 10 cups a day thanks to SP)
-What is your usual daily food/menu? (Starting with breakfast, I could give him measured amounts and oatmeal is my go to breakfast with fruit, cinnamon and skim milk)
-Do you take supplements?
-Do you use protein powders for protein drinks? (I'd rather EAT my calories! I need texture.)
-What are your problem areas? (Thankfully, since being on SP and seeing the progress, I wouldn't say I perceive any PROBLEMS, just a work in progress. But I want to continue to work on reducing my waist line and get into a "normal sized" bra. My body perception is really positive otherwise, especially since I'm getting so much more attention lately.)
-Do you have any back problems? (I DO have chronic back trouble that started after the month backpacking in Wyoming carrying half my weight in a back pack and flares up periodically.)
There were more questions, but as you can see, he is very thorough and we will see who "wins" once we start training - I can be really stubborn. Mule stubborn!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Today was a good day! Got a lot done (more still to do) and earned over 130 Spark Points.
Will get 25 tomorrow for the every 30 day anniversary and maybe the wheel will even be kind.
Just like waiting for Santa, maybe I'd better go to sleep now so tomorrow will come "sooner."
What I am noticing is that "break through point" Chris describes. When we consistently do small steps forward, things start to snowball into success after success. Keep making those small steps, be persistent, and you will reach the top! Just like the poster on my Spark Page says - PERSISTENCE!
Have a wonderful Spark-ling day with NO LIMITS! (Martha Munizzi)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
How appropriate that the moon, another symbol of the feminine and associated with menses, tides, and "honeymoons" underwent a COMPLETE ECLIPSE on the shortest day of the year, the start of winter, while the UCONN WOMEN went 89-0 (and counting!!!) to eclipse the men's record from the early 1970s!
Congratulations to the University of Connecticut women and to all those who play the game, cheer the players on, and all the little girls who aspire to be athletes.
But FYI - I have tickets to the UNC - UCONN game in January and I will NOT be rooting for UCONN (LOL). Go Heels!
Friday, December 17, 2010
At the Homecoming I won silent auction tickets to the Bobcats - Raptors game this past Tuesday. At the time, I did not realize it was to be the night they finally got MJ to schedule time for his induction into the (State of) North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The museum exhibit is in Raleigh, NC. The team is in Charlotte. Here are a few pictures - naturally, my memory card ran out when Coach Dean Smith and MJ came out on the blue carpet at half time (sorry!)
Michael from my seat acrosss the court
MJ reviewing his speech
Assorted photos from the first half
My daughter and I had a wonderful time together, loved the historical event, and cheered loudly! Since the Bobcats won, we got free tickets to next Tuesday's game (upper level, not the wonderful "Backstage Experience" seats we had this time). Ed Davis played well for Toronto, too! Go Heels!
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