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Tai chi experience

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Yesterday i went to the local Senior Citizens club and practised Tai Chi. What a relaxing way to exercise - but it does work the muscles. Then went for a walk in the evening for about an hour, so again had a wonderful day.
I will go again next Wednesday before school starts but then I will be at work so won't be able to go.

My friend and I decided to go to the local park in the early morning (it gets too hot as soon as the sun comes up) and try to practice Tai Chi ourselves as it is not always possible to go to these classes with my work schedule.

Our local council has provided these classes in their"get active - stay fit" program and they are all free to encourage everyone to get off their butts.

They also have free yoga twice a week in the evening with deep meditation and we will try and work all this in somehow as I am determined that 2010 is going to be a healthy and active one.

I am actually going back to work next Thursday (pupil free day) and then once I have my schedule I will plan my activities accordingly. I am going to buy a new skipping rope too - as I found it works well to get the heart rate up. All these things planned so let's hope i try to work a plan. Then the eating is another story...

I am confident that I am on the right track. Bring it on 2010!
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ANEPANALIPTI 1/14/2010 10:46AM

    Love your attitude! :D :D

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/14/2010 9:59AM

    I've always been curious about trying that. Good for you! Have a wonderful day.

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    I love tai chi!! You are doing fun things!!!

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Just got home and showered. I am not sore at all and had so much fun canoeing.
The weather was perfect with a light breeze and i did really well. Except when my knee locked as I was trying to get out the second time, so turned canoe over and landed in the water. We were all laughing so much though. then went in to the shark-proof lagoon for a swim and the water was warm but cool at the same time.
We are all ladies from the High School canteen where I volunteer and we always have fun when we go out. Our convener i s with the Girl guides and she had the canoes for us so a wonderful fun filled day was had by all.
And yes, I kept putting on lots of sunscreen every time I got out of the boat.
Next Thursday is first day back at school for teaching staff for pupil free days before school re-opens on January 27th.
I send lots of sunshine to everyone in the cold climes. We have humidity here but South west Australia is on red alert as temperatures of 43 drgrees celsius is vey dangerous and everyone has to be ready to evacuate. We are sweltering and Europe and America are in a freeze. What an amazing world we live in.
I am now going to have a nannie nap as I feel tired but in a good healthy way.

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/12/2010 3:01PM

    lol sounds like fuN!! Yes, i heard about the temperatures!!! O_O

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AUGUSTAGLOOP 1/12/2010 8:59AM

    Sounds wonderful - we're in a deep freeze here in the Northern US! We're excited that it's going to get up to 30F this week (about 0C)!

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    Your canoe day sounded wonderful. I love to canoe.

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SUPERDUPER26 1/11/2010 2:23AM

    Warm and sunny, that sounds nice!
I opted out of a run today because it was too cold to wear just one pair of thick socks.... -30*F (I think thats about -25*C?). In a few more months it'll warm back up and I can go canoeing again, but until then I'm envious of yoru watery good time!

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MUSIC66 1/11/2010 12:25AM

    that great you had fun caneoing you shouldtry Zumba it a work out but really fun.

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Aha moment

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Woke up 5 30 am and looked outside. A beautiful day and already hot and humid. All of a sudden I thought how lucky I am and decided to enjoy the day, do my best and focus on the good things around me-like having my son home from overseas and not to be such a nag.
Enjoy life and with this frame of mind, I am sure I will be fine.

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/12/2010 3:02PM

    GREAT way of looking at it!

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    Have a wonderful week, Anna. I am glad your son is home.

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WORKINGOUT12 1/10/2010 8:09PM

    This morning it was 15 degrees here near Austin, TX.

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CAF132 1/10/2010 6:07PM

  Hot and humid??? Woke up to 6 degrees with high of a whopping 21 degrees. Very sunny though and inspirational!

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DBELLE39 1/10/2010 5:42PM

    Hot & Humid???? Send some our way, the high today was 37!

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Enjoy life

Friday, January 08, 2010

Firstly I want to say sorry to anyone I did not reply to. I did not have a very good internet connection, but now that my boy is back we can share the cost of the unlimited. I think Australia has the highest cost for internet connection.
It is great to have my son back and now must get stuck into the healthy eating as he needs to lose weight too.
The summer vacation is flying and in 2 weeks I will be back at work. darn but I do need to have an organized structure as I don't function too well.
One of my friends treated me to a lovely mini holiday at the Hilton Hotel and I had such a ball. She is truly a great friend and we have known each other since 1968 so we have fun when we get together.
She is so inspiring too as she has finally gotten her health to a good place and considering she has 3 pins in her back and a double mastectomy, she is living her life each day to the fullest.
She is in remission and thinks that life is so precious and is truly an amazing human being so I have said to myself to not give too much emphasis to trivial things and learn to appreciate all I have, do the best I can, live simply and be the best person I can be.
So spread the love and joy to one and all as life is too shortto squander.
Peace and a happy 2010

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KLEONIKI 1/9/2010 3:35AM

    Happy New Year to you too GOANNA2 ,
I hope this Year to be the moment you reach your goals, and acquist inner calm and happiness through wisdom and health.
It is so important to have friends,so much more important to have good friends, with whom to tune together in perfect harmony.This is creative and soothing.Good luck!

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TIME4AFITME 1/8/2010 7:38PM

    Sounds like a great friend and a nice time away. Missed you around here. Send some summer this way I have had enough of all this snow.

Thank you for all your support as always. You are such a great friend. I am also glad that the holidays are over to get back on track. Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy 2010.


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    I am glad to see that you have better internet again and that you go to enjoy yourself with your friend.

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FREEBIRD1018 1/8/2010 12:29PM

    Sounds like you have a very special friend. I'm glad you can share and enjoy her outlook.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Just a short entry to say I am sorry if I have not kept in touch with everybody but I have been studying and have just got my results. 4 honours 1 credit and I am halfway through my Certificate course here at TAFE. Still, the hard work paid off and am proud of my efforts when I think that I finished school in 1960 and I feel that I am not just an old fuddy duddy after all these years.

My son is going back to College next year and i told him my aim is to graduate with him.
Nothing is impossible and now that I have started, nothing will stop me.
So to all of you out there, remember life is too short and if you have a dream, just follow it as anything is possible.

I love the new confidence and am looking forward to a wonderful old age.
So Merry Christmas and happy New Year to one and all.
Take care and God bless all my spark friends who have been my inspiration. Thanks

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ANEPANALIPTI 12/15/2009 5:10PM

    Merry Christmas to you darling! You're not going anywhere, I'm glad things are going well for you *hugs*!!!!!!!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/14/2009 10:12PM

    Congratulations, Anna!! I am so proud of you!!!

Merry Christmas to you too!!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 12/14/2009 8:14AM

    emoticonWhen I look at your name I always chuckle because I so often find myself thinking "Go, Anna!" !!! As the young'uns say, my friend: you rock! It's no easy accomplishment to go back to school, but to do so AND get honors?!? Well, that's fantastic to say it mildly!!

Hope you have a mavelous holiday; you've sure earned it!

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SERENEMOM71 12/14/2009 3:55AM

  C0ngrats on all your hard work at school. As I am new to this group, what are you majoring in? You should really be proud of yourself. I am really glad that you have been able to realize your dreams!

I have thought of going back to school but have been on disability and unable to work for so long, the thought and even the "mechanics" seem impossible. I am on so many medications for so many medical problems - including pain medications - that many days I am unable to drive or even move very well. I am doing my best with alternative methods of healing - yoga, trying acupuncture, meditation, plus doing various water exercises, etc. but so far nothing has really clicked for me.

So I just keep putting one foot in front of the other! and praying the solution of healing my body imaging myself whole and healthy knowing that someday I will be healed in God's timing - not mine. I just would like it now!! LOL

Peace, Joy, Love, Serenity

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