HOUNDLOVER1   16,518
15,000-19,999 SparkPoints
HOUNDLOVER1's Recent Blog Entries

First ice skating show

Saturday, March 31, 2012

This is the adult beginner's group doing their first "performance". I'm the one with the blue umbrella that collapsed half way through. We had lots of fun and that's what exercise needs to be all about.
My goal for next year is to get some better skates, get some private lessons and hopefully I will do my first little solo performance at the same show.
Figure skating is a great sport for people who love to move to music and have decent balance. Not too much strength or speed required to start with. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/2/2012 12:55PM

    loved it, you did really well, way to go,

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIDMIS 4/1/2012 11:04PM

    Loved it. Thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LBEEKMA 4/1/2012 9:34PM

    So cool! I used to roller skate and love the way skating makes me feel. This inspired me. It's never to late to learn how to do a spin!

Report Inappropriate Comment

    emoticonYou looked great and like were having fun.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EJOY-EVELYN 4/1/2012 2:21PM

    Such beautiful lines. You look great out there on the ice.


Report Inappropriate Comment

    You're looking great!
Reminded me that I haven't ice skated in years.
Would you believe that I have an ice skating rink within walking distance?
I really should check out their public sessions...

Report Inappropriate Comment
WOUBBIE 4/1/2012 10:49AM

    That looks like so much fun! That's what exercise SHOULD be like!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUNNYWBL 4/1/2012 12:38AM

    Wow, you all did so well! emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HJFOGARTY 4/1/2012 12:05AM

    way to go - it really was a nice show! thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANNEV2012 4/1/2012 12:04AM

    I watched my son figure skate for years, and always wanted to try it, but I have an inner ear issue, and lousy balance, so ice skating can never be for me. Nice job.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Stop using age as an excuse

Friday, March 30, 2012

I'm talking to myself here and to everyone who is willing to listen. We can do so much more than we think we can do and even have fun doing it.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DIDMIS 4/1/2012 11:00PM

    Amazing. Thank you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
YJNANA 4/1/2012 11:37AM

    Wow, she is amazing

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDAKAY228 3/31/2012 11:50AM

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I love stories about older people and what amazing things they can do. I work with elderly and disabled that need in home services paid for by Medicaid and I do case management. I've worked in other jobs with the older population too, with eveything from homebound to active to senior olympics. I've seen so many amazing people and also seen so many who gave up too soon. Some really can't help their health conditions but my mother was one who was "old" in her 50's because she thought herself old. I'm 57 and may not be able to do what this 86 year old woman can do but am definitely not going to lie down and give up either. These stories are just so inpiring!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/31/2012 11:31AM

  Now, this gives me hope that I can get stronger yet and keep on getting better and better thanks for this.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CONRADBURK 3/31/2012 8:18AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GLC2009 3/31/2012 3:49AM

    cool emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUNNYWBL 3/31/2012 2:13AM

    Amazing! Thank you!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

I'm physically tired without running or going to the gym

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I was active all day moving things around at the barn, fixing fence, playing with the horses, walking dogs, cleaning and even cooking. One of the biggest inspirations I am getting from Mark Sisson's book about the primal diet is not about diet at all but about the concept of play. Whether it is making work play or playing with animals or playing with people, playfulness is underestimated for most adults. Play allows us to get exercise phyically but relax mentally and emotionally. Not all exercise routines qualify as relaxing. Exercising outside also helped me get some Vitamin D, another important requirement for health.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ONUTHIN125 3/30/2012 6:10PM

    emoticon emoticon Spark On! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CLEUTHAUS 3/28/2012 12:48PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACEMCDOG 3/28/2012 12:25PM

    I came to a similar conclusion a couple weeks ago...


And with the idea of playfulness in mind, I've decided to try Zumba because it just looks like such fun. I play with the dogs every day. It makes us both so happy.

I've got Sisson's book on my list of 'To Read'. And now, I'm going outside to play in the garden even though it IS raining. Muddy can be fun, right?

Report Inappropriate Comment
MZLADY77 3/28/2012 11:06AM

    emoticonI read his book. Very good.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/28/2012 9:56AM

  Yes, this is so true and right and the best way to live life to the fullest and to enjoy who we are as humans being made so wonderfully and strong and fun filled living means we are enjoying life and who we are.

Great blog.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EXOTEC 3/28/2012 1:34AM

    You're doing it exactly right! Good for you!

I'll bet you got a better and more complete (ie balanced) workout doing your chores than you'd ever get in a gym. And mindless running or repetitions on machines tend to turn your brain to jello. You got an all-around workout, which is what this primal / paleo / andcestral thing is all about.

We've all forgotten how to play. We need that.
Great post.
Keep going!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUNNYWBL 3/28/2012 12:28AM

    You truly GET it! Good for you!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
EGALITAIRE 3/27/2012 11:44PM

    Physical labour can be very relaxing and even invigorating. Some of my best ideas come when I am doing something manual.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAMPATINK67 3/27/2012 10:12PM

    Indeed - I love the feel of earth under bare feet... Just recharges my batteries!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MYLADY4 3/27/2012 9:58PM

    Working outdoors, kicks a treadmill workout anyday. I LOVE doing outdoor work.

Also trying to read his book and I think he had alot of great ideas.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Food - An amazing, hope-inspiring testimony about the powerful benefits

Monday, March 26, 2012

This is a 17 minute video that could be life-changing for many. Dr. Terry Wahl is a great speaker in addition to having a passionate message for health.


Please feel free to copy or link wherever it may be of benefit.

I hope to have some discussion about this.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/27/2012 10:03AM

  This is the most wonderful news for me and I thank you for making this avaiable for me because I am taking this into my heart and will do what this lady says.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EXOTEC 3/26/2012 2:57PM

    Thank you! Very nice support for the diet. I'm so happy to see professionals and practitioners coming forward to challenge our old nutritional myths.

Thanks for the link.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHIRLANGEL 3/26/2012 12:05PM

    Thank you for sharing this video. It's a great reminder that what we eat effects our health and that I need to add more veggies and berries to me and DH's meals. It makes me want to head out to the farmer's market and load up. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WOUBBIE 3/26/2012 8:59AM

    I'd watched this video a couple of times - such a brilliant approach to intractable illness! It's a pity that more of our "medicine" is not so results-based. But, then, there's not a lot of money to be made in convincing people to change their diets, particularly away from packaged, refined food and towards natural and fresh food. On the other hand, there's BILLIONS to be made in the pharmaceutical market!

Her son's pretty awesome too - Zach Wahls.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CONRADBURK 3/26/2012 8:35AM

    Very interesting video! Thanks for sharing!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

documentary - Farmageddon

Sunday, March 25, 2012

This looked like a documentary worth watching. I hope to see it soon.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SUNNYWBL 5/2/2012 1:27AM

    One part of the film had a date stamp of 2008! I would like to see the whole thing in context before forming my opinion. I am in the process of becoming a vegetarian because of the horrible treatment of animals in the factory animal farms. They are certainly inhumane!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HICKOK-HALEY 3/25/2012 6:23PM

    I knew it has been getting bad, but not that bad. The Farmers are criminals? Come on, but yet the Govt. won't crack down on countries like China who are polluting our foods, etc., and demand proper techniques so our food isn't poisoned. I won't even buy fish outside of the U.S anymore, but it is hard. Unless I catch it myself. I hope the U.S. can find a solution. Thanks Bridget!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACEMCDOG 3/25/2012 2:24PM

    I will watch it. And I have been trying to buy all my meat, eggs and dairy from small local farms. Can't do that in the winter with veggies but come spring and summer I will be buying local, too. AgraBiz is a great evil in our culture. I feel there is a grass roots movement toward improved health and nutrition, fueled by information and community via the Internet, that may actually bring about some positive change. I try to stay hopeful but it isn't easy.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HOUNDLOVER1 3/25/2012 2:11PM

    This may not be that much fun to see, but it's better to know what is going on. We need to do what we can to support farmers that are committed to producing healthy foods.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARTHASPARKS 3/25/2012 11:52AM

    I want to see this, too but it's not being shown around here. I'll have to wait for the DVD.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUPERMOUSE35 3/25/2012 2:35AM

    Yikes. Very scary.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EXOTEC 3/25/2012 1:57AM

    Very scary. They say the DVD will be available April of this year. No public showings anywhere near me; perhaps I'll have to get the DVD.

Thanks for the post.

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 Last Page