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Underwater Belly Dancing

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

So when I tell those closest to me that I am participating in underwater belly dancing, they are totally shocked...and so am I! It was not too long ago that I would never admit to such a thing...and I am not sure it is a good idea now.

The expression on people's faces is astronomical. But all of you fellow Spark friends...I can't see your faces so I can talk to you about it and not die of embarrassment. I Hope! This is the best website for unveiling new ideas and to admitting to some things...well.......not easy to admit to.

I imagine most of us have a picture that comes to mind when we think of a belly dancer.

Underwater belly dancing is practicing the movements without the usual bangles, bells, whistles, etc. If you stand with you knees just slightly bent and then pretend someone punched you in the belly real draw in and tighten everything...this is one of the moves. Also learning to paint the wall, put arms on a shelf behind you, bump and grind...good thing it is underwater...somethings you just don't want to see!
I laughed and had a great time. The poor lady teaching said I have much work to do. Seems I can't stand straight and move to the side from only the middle of my belly up. There are several other things I am not too good at either. It was quite a workout and all my core muscles are not happy.
So if you can picture me as a square..I am as wide as I am tall, and then picture me in the water shaking everything God gave me...and not mistake me for a sea lion having an epileptic can understand underwater belly dancing.
I give a flower to each of you I disturbed with the picture of a quivering sea lion.

I will try to give you a better description at a later date when I understand more. At least the music is really neat!

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TORKA1 6/4/2010 2:20PM

    LOL! I think it sounds fantastic! Great workout and lots of fun -- what could be a better combo that that? You go, girl!

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LINDAKAY228 6/4/2010 10:03AM

    Hey sounds like something interesting that I'd like to try! You make it sound so funny when you write it, but sounds like an awesome workout. I know that belly dancing is a great way to work core muscles and makes sense that in the water it would be great. I can't wait till you post more informaiton on in.

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YW84FRIDAY 6/3/2010 5:46PM

  OMG This blog is soooo funny! I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing.


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FISHINGLADY66 6/3/2010 3:39PM

    You are so funny. Good for you, What a great workout. I just love the way you tell your story with the doggies. It rally puts meaning into it. LOL. Thanks again for all the laughs. Your the emoticon

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GOHUSKERS2 6/3/2010 6:24AM

    You have a fabulous sense of humor! What the heck...just enjoy it! Somewhere on the web I found they also have Aqua Zumba. I would like that. I've never heard of what you're doing. I tried zumba a couple of times and can't make it past about 3-4 minutes. So belly dancing can't be far off. We sparks got to stick together. emoticon

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JUSTBIRDY 6/3/2010 2:19AM

    I love it! emoticon emoticon

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BEYOURBEST1 6/2/2010 10:49PM

    Cool! Enjoy the underwayer belly dancing!

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PAMAPPLE 6/2/2010 10:32PM

    You crack me up with your descriptions and pix. I've never heard of belly dancing in water, but it sounds as if it's a more fun version of water aerobics! emoticon emoticon

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CZARINA_TV 6/2/2010 10:30PM

    That sounds like fun! Dancing is really good at finding all those new little muscles to shake -- you thought you knew what your mother gave you and then the next day... Wham!

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SAMODER 6/2/2010 10:20PM

    It sounds like a lot of fun to me. I've considered buying a belly dancing DVD so I could do this in the safety of my home. Underwater sounds great, plus you get the extra resistance of the water. Keep it up. emoticon

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STRIVE4BALANCE1 6/2/2010 10:15PM

    you are tooo silly!!! WooHoo to you for breaking through a barrier. emoticon

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Super Busy Day at Pool!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Yesterday the swimming pool was packed!

As you can see, the pool is not too large but it has a nice shaded area to eat and a nice play ground. Hurley is a small town.
We had lots of different mixes of kids yesterday. We had clowns.... , we had true swimmers and water lovers.........

We had sunbathers as soon as the early morning clouds disappeared............

There were a few customers that came but didn't seem to enjoy water much....

The smaller patrons are catching on!. They ask to get into the pool............

The little gangstas are behaving..............

And....I am enjoying working with all of the kids right now!

As you can tell I am watching the divers and working on my tan!

At the end of a successful day, we all dream and enjoy the view. Tomorrow is another day! Make the most of each day given to you!

Have a FANTASTIC day everyone!

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CZARINA_TV 6/2/2010 11:37AM

    Working at a pool sounds like a great way to spend your summer...

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DEVORA4 6/2/2010 8:53AM

  I must sound boring as I have the same comment each time. Love your blog and pics, You are so so so right when you say make the most of your day. emoticon debby

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Strange Week.....

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I have so much to do in the next four days. I am desperately trying to get it all done.

Where does the time go when you are in a hurry? I have to get all of my clothes packed for the triathlon this next weekend. You have to be prepared for different kinds of weather. I think I have everything, think of something else and then.....

I am concentrating on diet right now simple because I am in the taper period and not exercising much. I really watch calories right now because I do not want to gain weight.

Plus, I am the type of person that can smell food and gain often I dream about special food.

I also get picky and I get a little cranky too.

I know however, that once I get to the pool where I work and all the little darlings arrive, I will be "part of the gang" and ready to have a lot of fun.

I'll have the kids eating out of my hands in no time at all! Pat and her peeps!
Have a most excellent Tuesday!

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MIPPY265 6/1/2010 10:10PM

    I love your blogs!!! You always take the time to put the cutest pics up. Good luck next weekend!! I have faith that you will have everything you need!!

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SAMODER 6/1/2010 9:29PM

    I too have lots to do - the last 4 days of school... Good luck getting everything together.


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FORALLTOSEE 6/1/2010 6:21PM

    Love the pics...

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TRIXEL 6/1/2010 1:03PM

    You seem like you have boundless energy. I have no doubt you'll get everything together and make it look easy. :) Have a wonderful Tuesday, Ms! :)

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CZARINA_TV 6/1/2010 10:22AM

    I love the lolcat pics!

Good luck with your triathlon!

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JERSEYDEBBIE23 6/1/2010 10:20AM

    Love the pics! So cute! Good luck next weekend emoticon

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JHADZHIA 6/1/2010 9:49AM

    You must do a lot of surfing to find all these cute photos! They are a little distracting from what you are actually trying to say in your blog. I agree with hoperising, make a list, do the most important first and work your way down. I know what you mean about food, it doesn't take much for me to gain, that is for sure. Aren't you supposed to be carbing up for an event like a triathlon? Need good energy for a sustained race like that.
As a dog lover, I would like to see more cute dog photos then cats, surprised at you with the doggy background you have!
Keep Sparking!

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DEVORA4 6/1/2010 8:55AM

  emoticonand so can I. Loved the pic especially gansta kitty emoticon

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HOPERISING 6/1/2010 8:46AM

    wait, what'd you say?? LOL I got so tied up looking at the funny pics, I had to go back and read the text again. My solution to busy times is to make a list! Good luck for next weekend!

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Tyrone to Lordsburg Bike Ride

Monday, May 31, 2010

A group of us went south on highway 90 towards Lordsburg this morning. The weather was ideal, not windy and not as hot as it has been. It was kind of overcast every now and then and the clouds were gorgeous.

The ride is mostly rolling hills with a couple of really steep hills by the Tyrone Mine.

On the way back to Silver, we stopped for a moment at the Dan Potts Ghost Bike Memorial. He was a local biker that got hit and killed by a woman driving and talking on a cell phone.

Then I drove up main street in Silver City to look at all the flags.

I had a really nice time. I am not as sore as I was and I certainly enjoyed the company.
Keep Sparking Sparkers!

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CZARINA_TV 6/1/2010 11:56PM

    I passed a ghost bike on my walk home today. It's so sad to pass one, but at least it reminds me to stay on the curb and look out for bikes.

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TIME2JUSTDOIT 6/1/2010 10:36AM

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SAMODER 5/31/2010 9:58PM

    Glad you had a good ride. You are inspiring me to get out my bike again.


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DEVORA4 5/31/2010 9:51PM

  How can there be any person who doesn't believe in God? Al he or she has to do is look at those incredible pictures. emoticon emoticondebby

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STRIVE4BALANCE1 5/31/2010 9:49PM

    Thank you for sharing your bikeride. That looks like an absolutley beautiful ride. I especially like the picture of your main street in town. I'm glad you made the most of the holiday!

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PAMAPPLE 5/31/2010 9:44PM

    Looks like a great little refreshing mini-vacation!

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JHADZHIA 5/31/2010 4:08PM

    Great photos! Looks hot like a desert to me! It must be fun going on a trip with buddies!
They have finally passed a bylaw here forbidding people talking on cell phones while behind the wheel. Its long overdue. I think those things are a menace!!!
Hope you have good holiday Monday!

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YW84FRIDAY 5/31/2010 4:06PM

  Nice pictures! The clouds are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have an awesome weekend.


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I Won My 5K Walk!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I competed in the Gila Wilderness Run/Walk Yesterday. The event features an 8 mile run, a 5K run and a 5K walk. There are no age groups. The first place male and female in each of the events wins a handpainted, handmade Indian bowl. I won the 5K walk.

The event circles the Ft. Bayard National Cementary and starts at the "old" Fort Bayard hospital. I say old because it is a Historical Monument and a new hospital is being built. Here are a few pictures of the back of the hospital.

The last picture shows the Start/Finish line for the race.
It was a very hot, pleasant race. I met a fellow Spark Person from my home town. She uses the same gym that I do, but until yesterday I have only communicated with her through the computer. She did an outstanding job in the 5K run. Yeah LindaKay!
I was in such a rush to get to work at the Hurley Pool, and since it was opening day...I did not get the promised pictures yet. Next week is another week.

Hope you have good weather, that you are active and use your creativity to accomplish, that you eat right and well and that you keep a song in your heart.
Enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend fellow "Sparkers."

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K8NJKSMOM 5/31/2010 1:59PM

    Congratulations on coming in first! That is just awesome!! And, so nice that you have such a lovely reminder of it. emoticon

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PAMAPPLE 5/31/2010 10:07AM

    Great accomplishment! Congratulations on being # 1! emoticon

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SPKM45 5/31/2010 9:42AM

    Congrata! Thats awesome that you won your 5K!! Im glad to hear that you get out and bike a lot as well with friends!

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YW84FRIDAY 5/31/2010 7:59AM

  Congratulations! emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 5/30/2010 4:03PM

    Awesome job and thanks for your comments to me! Maybe we'll run into each other at other events around here or one day at the gym. I love the award you won! It's beautiful!

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SAMODER 5/30/2010 2:21PM

    That is fantastic!!!! I;ve walked two 5 Ks but never ran them - nor was I competitive.


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You rock girl! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JHADZHIA 5/30/2010 1:53PM

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Well done! Nice prize too! I did a 9,000 step walk in the rain, cold and wind yesterday. But when that is all the weather you are getting, you put up with it. More today. May finally get a break Monday.

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TRIXEL 5/30/2010 1:49PM

    Wow, fantastic job! :) You won, AND you got a really cool bowl. :)

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LAURIES_PLACE 5/30/2010 1:25PM

  You are awesome! So many kudos to you. As I often ask people (because I am realizing the same things about me), what would you have thought two years ago if someone had told you that you would win a 5K? Great job!

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Im very excited for you!
Keep up the good work!

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DEVORA4 5/30/2010 1:18PM

  emoticon emoticonI am thrilled to hear you won the 5 K walk and better yet there were people of all ages. I am not surprised though. You have the right get up and go. You have REALLY inspired me, emoticon emoticon emoticondebby

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AGOLDIE 5/30/2010 1:00PM

    Congratulations!!! Such a beautiful prize on top of the great self-esteem booster of winning! I'm very proud of you!

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TORKA1 5/30/2010 12:58PM

    Congratulations! You've worked hard for this. Very sweet!

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GOHUSKERS2 5/30/2010 12:51PM

    That is really exciting. I bet you will be walking on clouds everytime you see your trophy. Happy for you! emoticon

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