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Yoga: a great stretch to wake up!

Monday, May 09, 2011

I was about to head out for a walk when I flipped through the tv channels and found a yoga program just beginning. So I rolled out my mat, kicked off my shoes and joined the beginners. I tried a few of the more advanced poses, but discovered I've gotten really tight since I've been away from an organized class of any sort. It was fun to twist and stretch and breathe with the others. It was such a good beginning to my week. I may tune in again when I'm home at that hour. But, I still feel the need to get out and walk or go to the exercise room and do some weights, bike and elliptical. So, we'll see how the weather cooperates. Meanwhile, I'm thrilled to have an hour of exercise done before I 'started' my day. Have a great day everyone! emoticon

  
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ROSEBUD115 5/23/2011 8:34AM

  Thanks for sharing.Keep up the good work.

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MYABUNDANTLIFE 5/10/2011 5:38PM

    I have a yoga video I have never really tried...may get my mat out and start it up....I LOVE the idea of stretching and relaxing...could use it about now too. Thanks for the tip!
Chrissy

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BIZZYBRITT 5/10/2011 10:36AM

    That is so great! emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 5/9/2011 6:12PM

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DAVEYSHADOW 5/9/2011 4:25PM

    emoticon I love my weekly class of yoga/pilates/tai chi. Hope you find the channel again and get that great workout. I love the feeling of everything having been put back in place and relaxation.

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CMPEARL 5/9/2011 3:25PM

    emoticon I emoticon yoga!!!

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MRILEY123 5/9/2011 2:52PM

    I've never tried yoga, but it sounds like it's really good for you. I like starting the day with Coach Nicole spark exercise videos.

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MINDA31807 5/9/2011 1:43PM

    emoticon way to start the day. I can rarely do yoga without one or both of my boys crawling on/around/through me during it. I really should do more of it though.

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MADKAPKID 5/9/2011 1:30PM

    I do stretching...and found Chair yoga that I can do. Oood to help with being more flexible..and super for breathing and putting some calmness into life. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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MELLIL 5/9/2011 1:25PM

    I do a LOT of stretching too. It's really good - especially for us grandma's -- we want to be flexible to move quick with those grand babes! emoticon

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BISCO_ 5/9/2011 1:21PM

    I do quite a bit of stretching too, thought I'm not sure it's considered yoga...LOL. I have a beginners Yoga Video, but can't get my Video machine to cooperate.

Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!! emoticon

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TUBLADY 5/9/2011 11:30AM

    I start every day with 15 minutes of yoga. I end every night with 15 to 30 minutes of yoga.
Even though I do all kinds of cardio and strength workout, I love the flexibility and calmness that yoga gives me.
Tisha

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5K walk was such fun!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

I walked the 5K Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday. Since I live near the race site I walked 3/4 miles to get there 1 1/2 hour before race time to meet a friend and explore the exhibits and visit the breast cancer survivor area. It was all great fun, but then we had to walk back to the start life a couple blocks away. So, I'd already done about 1 1/2 miles before starting. I wondered if I could then finish the event because my ms doesn't always cooperate. The weather was perfect the crowd electric, the music inspirational and the cheerleading awesome. I made it the whole way and then walked a bit more to visit with others and to fill some time while the crowd thinned. There were 20,000 registered participants plus lots of kids, dogs, and walkers and runners participating who hadn't registered. I was so thrilled to look out on the crowd in front of and behind me. At he finish I got to march with other survivors in my years of survival group (11-15). From my vantage point as we stood for pictures I could see so many cheering faces all around. It was such a great celebration. From there I went to my daughter's house and sorted through some of our stuff still stored in her basement (actually we still own the home and are letting her family live there for a few years while her husband does a critical care fellowship nearby - he's a neurologist and we are really hoping they will stay in the area when he finishes). Anyway, by the time I did all my walking and packing and everything else I had completed nearly 18,000 steps. What an awesome day. That is so much better than I've been able to do in the past 15 years except for the few times I did more and ended up in the hospital. So, I believe I'm in a good place to start to see some success with that scale once again. We'll see. Meanwhile, I will remember this successful day and remember that I can do it again! Hooray!

  
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MYABUNDANTLIFE 5/10/2011 6:13PM

    AWESOME!!! I am so impressed! I will have to get off my but and get moving! You are a true inspiration!
Chrissy

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WHIMSY54 5/9/2011 9:07AM

    Fantastic job and what a wonderful attitude you have!

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DAVEYSHADOW 5/9/2011 3:52AM

    emoticon emoticon on completing the 5k!

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DC_LOVE0912 5/8/2011 8:49PM

    CONGRATS on your accomplishments :)

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KARRYB73 5/8/2011 8:12PM

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Glad you had fun!

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MRILEY123 5/8/2011 8:01PM

    Wow! That is fantastic! Congratulations on survival status and all the day's accomplishments. (And you really helped our team, too!)

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Sometimes I let stress get the best of me!

Friday, May 06, 2011

We came home to a phone message from my mother-in-law saying she got a letter delivered to her house that was intended for us. Curious, my dh called her right away and was astounded. I had requested an online banking code so I could pay extra on our mortgage each month. I can't do that from our regular bank site as there is no way to note what the extra amount is for. Since my dh had an account with the new company back in college, it sent the access code to his mom's house, an address he hasn't had for 38 years! It's not even in our state. Now, I get to try and straighten all this out. It reminded me of an incident I had with this bank when I started college. They advertised heavily to open a checking account in my home town and it would be forwarded to the location of my college. Well, my first several checks bounced. The account never got directed properly. Right there and then I decided never to do business with that bank again. I was not thrilled to see that bank was the one selected for us by the title company when we recently downsized to a condo, but only when we discovered this latest blunder did I remember why I didn't want to work with them. I shouldn't let this stress me, but it does. It seems so many people take so little care to properly do the jobs they were hired to do! Very sad. But, it's getting late and I must at least try to get some sleep tonight. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MEADSBAY 5/6/2011 11:04AM

    Wow- speaks volumes about the lack of organization and attention to detail at that bank over a nearly 40 year history!!!
Got time to write a letter to management?
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MELLIL 5/6/2011 8:01AM

    Ugh! I hope you get that mess straightened out quickly. emoticon

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DAVEYSHADOW 5/6/2011 4:01AM

    banks can be such a stress. take a deep breath ignore the hassle and get on with your life! emoticon

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What a Beautiful Day!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I look in the mirror and groan. My dh looks at me, gives me a hug and tells me I'm beautiful -- sometimes with words, sometimes with actions, sometimes both. I can look at a gloomy day and see a beautiful flower, a darling toddler, a couple at a nearby church coming out after their wedding ceremony and think that this is a beautiful day. I can listen to my grandbaby laugh, I can watch her 'run', I can play peek-a-boo with her and I know this is a beautiful day. And, I can see the sunshine, feel the warmth on my face and the newly green grass beneath my feet, and I can hear the brook gurgle through the park a few steps from my condo and I know it is a beautiful day. Yes, beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. We can find that beauty even on our darkest days if we open our senses to more than that which is dragging us down. Have a beautiful day! emoticon emoticon

  
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PENNI68 5/5/2011 11:18AM

    Nice blog!! Thanks for sharing!!

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KARRYB73 5/5/2011 10:12AM

    Very true!!
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AVANLON3 5/5/2011 1:46AM

    This is so true and uplifting. Have wonderful week. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 5/4/2011 9:38PM

    Thank you, my friend.
I will try to remember this more consistently.

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MELLIL 5/4/2011 2:32PM

    TRUE words! Great attitude! It IS a beautiful day!!! emoticon

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Weekend Challenges

Monday, May 02, 2011

I went to a state convention for a women't group as a delegate and ate many wrong foods - also many right ones. I got no sleep. I sat way too much. However, I did get in a good workout one day and a decent walk another. So, it wasn't a total loss. However, even though I tried to be a little careful at the meals, I still managed to gain some weight. Am hoping it's mostly water and will come off over the next day or two. I went in thinking I'd not eat any of the desserts served with our lunches and dinners. OOPS! I ate almost everything, leaving only a few bites of each on my plates. Oh well, today is another day. Today I will be better. I won't let one weekend turn my goals to dust. Not this time! emoticon

  
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MEADSBAY 5/2/2011 4:59PM

    Every day begins anew.
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