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Time for a change

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I have been exercising at the place that I used to have physical therapy for about 2 years now. I've changed my routines a bit over the years but I felt that I needed something different. My weight has stablized for way too long and I need to jump start it going down as well as get out of an exercise rut. I decided that since it offers free exercise classes, I'd join the group at the Senior Center for several of the classes that they offer. I guess that I just never considered myself a "senior" before. But I'm taking Zumba and Yoga 3 days a week and hitting the body sculpting class when I can on alternate days. I still go to the gym to work out a day or two a week in between so I can see all the good people I met along the way.
I like the new group of folks at the center and they are very encouraging and lively.
I also decided that I needed a new front door so I saved for a while and bought the door I've always wanted, worked for a few days and tore out the old one, enlarged the opening from 32 to 36 inches and with a little help from a retired contractor, installed the door and new storm door. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Now I have to work on replastering the walls that chipped when I enlarged the opening and the plaster that peeled when I removed the wallpaper on that wall.
Sounds like I'll be busy for the next few weeks.

  
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MOM2ACAT 9/10/2014 4:51PM

    I was happy when I saw your blog in the team feed today!
It's great to see you blogging again.

I'm glad you have found classes you like as well as other members to help support and encourage you.

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CETANISTAWI 9/10/2014 1:35AM

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Back on Track

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I have finally gotten back into my exercise routine after a bout with shingles. It was primarily around my waist and back and rubbing clothing wasn't comfortable. Now I'm working on the 5K program and back to strength training..
I've also been working on pysanky again this year to add to my collection of eggs for the Easter season. Here is a picture of some of the eggs my daughter and I made.



  
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MOM2ACAT 4/17/2014 3:50PM

    Those eggs are beautiful! Very detailed work.

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HEALTHY_IN_2014 4/16/2014 10:53PM

    Glad you are back in the exercising routine.
Those are beautiful eggs!! emoticon

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Needing a Dose of Spring!

Friday, February 28, 2014

I don't have a problem with winter, I really don't. I usually enjoy shoveling and I like to walk around the block when it is snowing and peaceful. I even like sitting on the back deck, all bundled up, to watch the flakes fall. But this winter has been different. It has been so bitter cold, making it very difficult to walk outside for more than a minute, and we have had so much snow and ice that shoveling has been a chore instead of pleasure. Now we are calling for 8 to 16 inches from Sunday through Monday. That's if we are lucky and the front doesn't shift. We were at -10 again this morning and more cold is due. I'm blaming Punxytawny Phil for this weather!
So...I'm ready for spring to come.

How about you? Do you feel the same way?

  
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MARTHA-ANN 4/2/2014 4:42AM

    I agree, our winter has been a bit different to yours in that we had bitter cold combined flooding instead of snow, it rained non-stop for months and has only just stopped a couple of weeks ago.
It's amazing how resilient nature is and spring moved in apace with all the lovely colours and flowers.
The weather doesn't quite match up though, we have the odd warmish sunny day but mostly it's foggy, cloudy, cold and windy but...at least it's not raining!
We put the clocks forward last week-end but the lighter evenings don't seem to have helped much.
I do hope your spring soon arrives! emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 3/1/2014 5:03PM

    I agree; even among the people I know that usually love winter are tired of it this year.

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_LINDA 3/1/2014 9:09AM

    WoW!! Snow wasn`t a problem here. It was the extreme cold! -42 with windchill -63 this morning. We have had 32 days of -30 or lower temperatures here always with the wind that never stops on the prairies.. Walking outside just hasn`t been safe and poor pooch misses her long walks too..
Lets hope there is an end in sight somewhere!

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NICOLES0305 2/28/2014 10:13PM

    YES! And I love the snow! But this winter has been brutal. I'm ready for spring!

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Found!

Monday, February 24, 2014

We have had a few warmer days here and the snow piles have been decreasing rapidly. Yesterday on the way to the gym, I decided to walk around to the places I was on the day I lost my Fitbit in the snow. Sure enough, about a foot from the ground, still half sunk, was what I had been looking for! Surprisingly, when I tapped it, the display came on and the battery was still full. I dried it in rice for the rest of the day and today, put almost 12000 step on it. Glad I had to wait before I could get another or I'd have an extra! Although I found a few possible replacements that do more than count steps and calories burned, I think I'll stick with this one for a while, and I'll be sure that it is secure before I do any strenuous work again!

  
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MOM2ACAT 2/26/2014 5:31PM

    I'm so glad you found it, and that it is working! It must be well made if you were able to get it to work after all that.

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MERRYMARY42 2/24/2014 10:49PM

    so glad you found it again, lucky you,

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