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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Here's another picture of Tuesday's yoga class. I'm in teal (aqua?) toward the far wall. For the Polk County Team, the location is the Unity Chapel across the street from the small Publix on 540A not far from my home. Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm, and according to the sign at the front of the building, several mornings as well. They provide yoga mats, block, bolster, and blanket. The teacher is excellent and starts the class by talking individually with each student regarding the state of their body. She is a marathoner, too, and her caring nature is very evident.

Yes, I know the Y now offers a yoga class and I'm already paying for the Y. But I wanted to go with this group of people. The class takes up a love offering, but there is no fee as such. I probably will try the Y yoga when it fits my schedule as well.



Last evening the Weight Watchers Activity Adventures went cycling, and I thought I might go. But I ran yesterday morning and felt tired last night. Don't want to overdo it.

This evening my local SparkTeam is going out to eat. I'm going to eat very smart today so I can indulge a bit. I've got both kids today (5 yrs & 22 mo) and plan to get my strength training done here at home. As far as cardio goes, we'll probably take a stroller walk if it doesn't rain or dance or Walk Away the Pounds if it does. Going to be another good day!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 8/2/2012 9:04PM

    Thanks for the info about the class. It's good to know. I'll talk to you about it at a later date. I love the way you schedule your exercise workouts. Like you, I plan my exercise out for the week and make it a priority. You are doing such a great job with all of your marathon training!

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JOYINKY 8/2/2012 5:56PM

    I love how you are building your fitness into your day! The yoga is a good move; will compliment your other activities.

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MIRAGE727 8/2/2012 2:03PM

    Love the fact that you're always doing it! It's such an open secret that many forget! I'm digging the good vibrations of that Yoga class at Unity! Stay strong!
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NATPLUMMER 8/2/2012 1:37PM

    Good idea not to over do.
Sounds like a nice day planned.

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TBRANCH2 8/2/2012 1:16PM

    emoticon emoticonLooking forward to seeing you tonight!!!

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MSLZZY 8/2/2012 10:19AM

    Sure wish I had access to some of these classes. It
sounds like fun and relaxation. Guess I will stick
to my walks and gardening. May have to change
things up this fall.

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_LINDA 8/2/2012 9:52AM

    That class sounds like a real keeper -great teacher! Looks like a wonderful place to practise with those big windows! I so prefer natural lighting then an enclosed room with artificial lighting.
You make all your days good, way to work it, carefully covering all angles and possibilities!
Enjoy your dinner -would like to know what you choose :)

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DONNABRIGHT 8/2/2012 8:19AM

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NEW-CAZ 8/2/2012 7:57AM

    Sounds like a good plan to me, enjoy! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/2/2012 7:50AM

    emoticon plan for a good day! Enjoy.

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Unexpected Yoga

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Here's the picture that got my attention:



I had planned a gentle walk for my exercise Tuesday, but my Living, Losing, and Loving It group was going to yoga. Can't say we quite looked like that picture, but we did 75 minutes of yoga. There were 27 people in the class, including these 7 from the LL&LI Weight Watchers Activity Adventures. Also pictured, second from left on the bottom, is the teacher, Michelle.



I knew the child pose stretch is a yoga move, but was surprised to find out that bridges, an exercise I learned through SparkPeople, is also a yoga pose. Even though I'd never done a yoga class before it did not seem as foreign as I thought it would. I was warned I'd be sore today, but don't think I am.

Think I'll lace up my shoes and jump on my at-home treadmill this morning before the kids come. I suspect Gwen is probably still too sniffly to go to the Y nursery. I best get on it! Have a healthy, happy day, SparkFriends!!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 8/2/2012 5:02AM

    Good for you, Marsha! Where do you take your yoga class? I know that they teach it at the Y but the background of your picture doesn't look like anything there. I'm glad that you aren't sore!

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_LINDA 8/2/2012 1:24AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon 75 minutes is quite the introduction to yoga! No soreness -you are in GREAT shape!! You go girl!!!
To me a plank is just a fancy name they thought of for push up lol.

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SLIMLILA 8/1/2012 11:48PM

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JOYINKY 8/1/2012 10:53AM

    I love my yoga practice! Both how it makes me feel and the better balance strength I have. Notice too with your little ones how many of the poses come so naturally to them! Ah, to have that flexibility! Be well.

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NEW-CAZ 8/1/2012 7:37AM

    emoticon emoticon on your first go at Yoga. I adore it, it's made me very subtle and I use some stretches nightly to wind down b4 bedtime!

Love the pic!

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MSLZZY 8/1/2012 7:28AM

    Have a great day! HUGS!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/1/2012 7:27AM

    emoticon on your first yoga experience. I went to classes for about six weeks, back in I think it was 2006... and learned how relaxing it was, and the importance of the focus on the breath. I still use elements and poses in my strength and stretching.

Great photo of the group!

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Don't Wait

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Here's a profound thought that I wish I'd have embraced decades earlier:



You'll never catch me giving up again!! Every day, every minute counts. Don't wait to live!!

  
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VTORIA3 8/9/2012 6:18PM

    Oh, my gosh, I loved this one! Too bad, it has a large kernel of truth in it for me! Time to get smarter, not busier with fitness from too many lost moments!

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DONNABRIGHT 8/1/2012 4:56PM

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WATERMELLEN 7/31/2012 8:41PM

    Absolutely right: never giving up, never going to have to "start over"!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/31/2012 8:11PM

    LOVE it! So simple, so true. Not always so easy, but who promised that?

btw: I did my "magic mile" tonight... as part of a light workout. 9:02, with no walk breaks. I now have a baseline to train from.

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GOLFGMA 7/31/2012 7:53PM

    Wish I had started or should I say I wish I had never stopped. The yoyo diets did me in for several years , but, no longer. Yea!

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_BECKYT 7/31/2012 7:23PM

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_LINDA 7/31/2012 7:08PM

    emoticon emoticon Too true!! But you have got it now and are rocking it!!
Spark on!!

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SPARKLINGME176 7/31/2012 7:06PM

    REALLY fabulous!

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JULIA_211 7/31/2012 6:56PM

    After hundreds of starting overs, I get it now!

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MNNICE 7/31/2012 6:46PM

    That's right -- never look back, just keep moving forward!

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SUEMATROW 7/31/2012 5:58PM

    It is so true! Just keep on keepin' on! emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/31/2012 5:26PM

    Who knew it was as easy as that!!??

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LAURIE5658 7/31/2012 4:44PM

    Amen!!!!!!

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NEW-CAZ 7/31/2012 3:29PM

    I love this Marsha emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 7/31/2012 3:16PM

    I love it! You are so right too!

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SLIMLILA 7/31/2012 2:55PM

    This is even better, than the old saying, Why wait for spring? Do It now...
NO time like the present, is there? emoticon

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PMFISH 7/31/2012 2:18PM

    emoticonfor sharing! Words to live by.

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JACKIE542 7/31/2012 1:39PM

    I wish I had done this ealier also. I am never going back. emoticon

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Running and Wellness

Monday, July 30, 2012

Found this poster on my FaceBook "Living, Losing, and Loving It" group. I think it is worth sharing:



Gwen's got the sniffles, so I didn't take her to the Y nursery today. I'm going to get my training run in today after her dad picks her up. That reminds me. For those who've been following my blogs for a while, you may remember it seemed like I just kept a cold last summer. I missed a 5K due to illness and had to miss quite a few training runs. I had a terrible cough that hung on and on. Well, this summer my daughter had a lingering cough, my hubby has had colds, both Gwen and Natalie have gotten over colds, but (fingers crossed and knocking on wood) I have been healthy.

It may be that starting to run last year challenged my immunities and made me vulnerable and now that I'm conditioned it isn't a problem. Or it may just be that last year I was unlucky. Probably won't ever really know, but today I celebrate wellness!!

  
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CCHEF1 8/3/2012 8:56PM

    Absolutely let's all celebrate wellness!

When you think of it, it's the most important thing we've got.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/31/2012 3:37PM

    I'm so glad that you are healthy this year! Love the photo - thanks for sharing!

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_LINDA 7/31/2012 9:15AM

    Love the photo caption! You were very unlucky last year. But yes, you are more vulnerable to getting ill if you have run yourself down. I might add, eating the right things helps too -lots of vit C is thought to help shorten a cold if you do get one. The proper nourishment to keep your body running at top effeciency so your exercise can pay off for you. It all works together. I have no idea why I never get colds, but even when I had unhealthy habits, I still ate lots of fruits and veggies. Proper fuel and fitness hopefully increases your odds of not getting sick! So glad you have avoided it so far!
Thanks for the goodie! Probably wouldn't mind a dietition to let me know the best things to eat to maximize my energy for my condition :)

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MIRAGE727 7/31/2012 8:55AM

    Marsha, I celebrate your wellness too!
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SNOOKUMS19 7/31/2012 8:14AM

    This has been our tough summer for sickness. Muddling through it and getting to my dance classes whenever our sick household allows. This has been a good week. Run on!

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WATERMELLEN 7/30/2012 6:31PM

    I absolutely believe that when we're fit, we get fewer colds . . . at least that's been my experience!

Thanks for the photo shoot goodie to help me celebrate 3 years maintaining: you are one of the MAIN motivators helping me do just that!!

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CAT609 7/30/2012 6:15PM

    Love the poster!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/30/2012 5:45PM

    Fit doesn't guarantee wellness, but done balanced, it sure helps recovery. And maybe having worked through it last year, you're not as vulnerable this year!

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JOYINKY 7/30/2012 3:55PM

    Yes! Definitely celebrate wellness! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 7/30/2012 3:49PM

    Wellness is a wonderful thing to celebrate!

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NEW-CAZ 7/30/2012 3:33PM

    Glad you're okay Marsha, you might be right about your immunity problem
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NATPLUMMER 7/30/2012 3:22PM

    Yes, a mile is a mile no matter how fast or slow :-)
Yay for being healthy when all around you are sick.
Have a fab run later :-)

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Easy Fun Ride

Sunday, July 29, 2012

This morning I rode early before the group, and then met up with them for a total of 16 miles. Am truly lucky to have a Weight Watcher Activity Adventures group right here in town.



I'm the one in the visor. Yes, I should have my helmet on. Next week I won't forget.

Hope you are having a happy active day!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 7/31/2012 3:36PM

    So glad that you had a good ride! I love exercising with a group!

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MIRAGE727 7/29/2012 6:21PM

    Bad Girl! No helmet!
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Y'all have too much fun in Lakeland!
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_LINDA 7/29/2012 4:48PM

    Having a group to ride with is fun, never knew WW had organized fitness groups! Pretty good going 16 miles with a kid in the pack!
I just did 60 on the elliptical for my morning exercise. Might do more later. Kind of watching the Olympics :), but have to go to the club soon. They are over by 4 pm because of the time zone anyway.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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PMFISH 7/29/2012 1:53PM

    Wow! 16 miles, good for you! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 7/29/2012 11:27AM

    Looks like a fun time!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/29/2012 11:07AM

    emoticon Remember what I said about cross training! Keep biking! Your body will thank you later! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 7/29/2012 10:46AM

    Good for ...woo hoo!

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WATERMELLEN 7/29/2012 10:40AM

    Nice! And what a great motivator for you for them, and for them from you!

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