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We are finally taking a trip to see the grandkids.WooHoo!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

This has been a really wet, wild and weird week. How is that for alliteration.
The grass is so tall, it was only cut on Sunday.
The plants I got in the ground are looking really good. I had hoped to transplant some more seedlings and thin out some Hosta but they are out of hand for transplanting now.

We will leave early in the morning and I will have no time for the yard till next Thursday at the earliest. We are going to Plattsburgh NY way up close to the Canadian Border.
We have to come back for my tooth extraction on Wednesday and after my tooth is pulled I have to drive 60 miles to Portland for DH to have a hip injection.

I have no idea how I will be able to do my ST but my resistance bands go everywhere with me. Our son has a tread mill that helps so I can do some cardio. I just remembered I can take my Leslie Sansonne disc along with me, I love that disc, a Spark friend gave it to me I NEVER would have bought it myself.

I have printed some of Coach Nicole’s videos and put them in a binder, I do find it easier to follow along but this will give my brain a workout for sure.
I was doing one of her Butt Blasting videos, I like it. There was no good position for my hands with my carpal Tunnel issues, 50 years of sewing I guess it is a repetitive motion injury.

I had to make a major adjustment. I do some of the video with my Fit ball supporting most of my chest, my hands only have to balance me on the ball and then I can do those kick backs.

After all of this time I can finally do the grapevine to perfection with Leslie Sansonne, then I started to do the kick boxing video for the Spring challenge.
Coach Nicole has us punching our arms in unison. Now instead of tangling my feet I tangle my arms instead.
I push when I should be pulling and I hook when I should be jabbing.
I have a good compromise. I simply pretend I have an opponent and lash out as I feel fit to enable me to keep up. I know I am expending lots of energy. I never have been any good at dancing but when I do the other exercises I try really hard to stay in good form.

At first I found I was unable to balance too well. I used to be able to do my tree postures, then the vertigo thing happened but I kept going with my exercises.
The seated Bands are quite easy to do now. At first they too were a mighty challenge, now I love doing them.
Slowly but surely I find I can do it, and once I can do it I can really go for correct form.

When one is 68 years young there has to be a little latitude allowed don’t you agree?

My vertigo whilst I am on my feet is feeling much better, I no longer bounce of the walls.

I have what they call BENIGN-PAROXYSMAL-POSITIONAL -VERTIGO. (BPPV) is the quick way to say it.
This is the kind of Vertigo that makes the room go zooming by. Its like being on a merry- go- round but you stay still while everything else goes flying by, round and round, it even goes on when you close your eyes.
I have NEVER been able to go on a merry go round, perhaps that is why I find the sensation so objectionable.

I will be trying to keep up with my friends. Keeping up with family is first priority then food and exercise then Sparking is bringing up the rear.
Just for the next few days.

I will miss you more than you me, I will catch up. HUGS Pat in Maine.

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    I am finally getting around to catching up with what you are doing and can't believe all the plans you have had. You certainly are busy.
    2131 days ago
    Have a graet time with your family.
    2143 days ago
    Enjoy your time with your family! I will be waiting to hear about it when you get back!
    2143 days ago
  • RD03875
    Have a wonderful trip and hug those grandkids as much as you can!
    2143 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Oh, I'm so happy Pat that you are able to go visit!! That is wonderful. I hope you have a really good time...what a lovely Mother's Day gift!!

    You're cracking me up with the way you are talking about twisting yourself, lol!! I think you do a marvelous job!! Keep up the great work.
    Oh, and as far as not being able to be on your hands, have you tried going down on your elbows? That helps me if my hands start to get sore.

    I will miss you, but I hope you have the most wonderful time!!
    2143 days ago
    Have a fun and safe trip! Look forward to reading about your adventures!
    2143 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome!!! Have a safe Wonderful Trip. Enjoy the time you have with your son, his wife and the grandkids. Also have a very Happy Mothers Day too. God Bless Everyone and Have a Wonderful Week.
    2143 days ago
    Wow!! You really have a great plan going on there!! I am so impressed with your determination. That vertigo thing can be very trying. My Momma has it occasionally and it just knocks her for a loop.
    I hope you have a fabulous trip. Enjoy every minute of it!
    2143 days ago
    Have a great trip!!! I know that you have just been wanting to see your son and his family for a long time. It sounds like you will be getting those exercises in. I used to do the cardio dance videos and Leslie Sansone walking videos on the Exercise Network on my cable channels. they took those off and I tried to do a cardio walking video with their trainer but she was so fast I could barely keep up. I was just glad no one was here to see my huffing and puffing and contorting myself like crazy!! I will have to try some of Coach Nicole's videos. Keep working it!!! I have an endo appointment this AM for a root canal!! Luckily I have a great endo!!! You and DH have the best trip ever!!! Have a Happy Mother's Day!!! emoticon

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    2143 days ago
    I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU, I COULD SCREAM!!!!! YAY!!!! Have a great time with those kids!
    2143 days ago
    Have a great time with your family!
    2143 days ago
    great news grandkids are special enjoy
    2143 days ago
    emoticon You will be missed but you sure have your priorities straight!!! Enjoy your visit with your family. We'll miss you, but know you'll be back.

    Have a safe journey, my friend!
    2143 days ago
    I hope you ahve a nice visit with the family.

    As long as you don't take any oral meds you should be fine after they pull the tooth
    2143 days ago
    have a most wonderful trip my dear friend and i will look for updatesd when you get back for sure lol
    the lady mary
    2143 days ago
    Pat, how exciting! Yay for seeing the kids! Have a wonderful time, I know they will be so excited to see you.
    2143 days ago
  • TERRI289
    Oh Pat, you are part of my heart and Steve's too!! I am so happy that you are going to see the grandkids!! That's wonderful!!!

    Keep in touch when you can but take care of you, first and foremost!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon to you and Fred!!!
    2143 days ago
    Whee. Have fun with the grandkids, and the kids for that matter. I never dreamed I would have as much fun doing anything as I have had being a grandmother. I'm so glad you get an opportunity to visit for awhile. Hope you and DH both keep getting better physically, and I'm glad the vertigo is benigh, no matter how annoying it might be.
    2143 days ago
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