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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

This was the first week of doing something new each week equaling 52 new things in 2013 - at least! It would seem I'm going to end up with more, but i don't consider that a bad thing! if you would like to join my Spark Buds and me on this adventurous challenge, please join us at our team www.sparkpeople.com/mysp

My new thing ended up being starting this brand new team. i had never done this before on Spark! I had such a wonderful time thinking of forums and topics. Another thing that was a wonderful enjoyment was coming up with some ideas for our team mates to use as "new things" to try. Some were for food or exercise and others were for motivation along the way while yet others were for wellness or personal satisfaction. All were good stuff. There have been additions, too. What was a personal satisfaction for me was to leave Spark for the night with being the only member, then awaking to a total of 6, then ending the week with a total of 10 members. Perhaps others of you have started teams with many more members, but i am so please with how many have joined us thus far. I feel the team is already a success!! The topper was LADYIRISH317 agreed to help with the team and has made her own forum for games and fun stuff! She is so good doing those things and she honored me by taking on this new duty. it ensures lots of fun for members joining the team and a terrific addition.

Well, that was how my first week challenge went! emoticon
Now i'm onto the second week. So far I am looking at two new things to try. i'm sure one will be for this week and the other possibly for another week or even this week!!
#1 Trying a new food - Bob brought home a small bag of animal crackers. These are about 1/2 the size of normal cracker. I have been having such difficult time finding things to eat without having my mouth burn or chewing them enough to swallow properly, I love finding new foods - especially if i find i can eat them. i doubt i could manage the regular size, but these are so thin, i just might be able to do so!!
#2 Trying a new type of exercise for fun. I have been checking on different web sites to try to find something i haven't tried but seems I can do without having a problem with my breathing (dry mouth) or further injuring my knee. I think I may have found one!! Whether or not I start would depend on how quickly I could have access. If I have to order a dvd, it might not happen until next week. The thing I found? Belly dancing for exercise!! Now how exciting is that?!?!?


I am so stoked about all of these new things in my life!! I can hardly wait to blog on how the new thing(s) of the week went to keep myself accountable and to share. Right now i can't imagine this will ever become a problem, but anything can happen. If I ever have a problem, i may have to come on here, eat my words, and ask for suggestions/help from all of you!! emoticon

The first question that comes to my mind is, do any of you belly dance? How was it to learn? Did you do it on your own or find a class to learn? Was it difficult? Had you taken dance classes before? Did you enjoy it? Are you still dancing for exercise? Guess that was more than one question, wasn't it? emoticon

Enjoy your week and always try to do your best, help others to feel good about themselves and smile!!

Peace Love Hope


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    Good luck to you with your new adventures!!! HUGS
    1895 days ago
    Sounds like a fun thing to do.
    1895 days ago
    Enjoying this and with Week Two in progress, already have over a half dozen new things tackled! WooHoo!
    1895 days ago
    It is a lot of fun, haven't done that in in over 30 years. I did not get too proficient, but took the lessons, lots of giggles. I would not even think to try today, due to my breathing. I always loved to dance as a teenager and into my fifties. Breathing has put a stop to 95% of the dancing. When the youngest was living with me about 3 years, we got in a few steps.

    1895 days ago
    1896 days ago
  • KENMAC116
    I love reading your blogs.
    1896 days ago
    Belly-dance, no... but I've been thinking about getting a (large size, which I hear is more doable for a back like mine!) hula-hoop. The more I read about hooping, the more I think it would be a really easy, fun, but energetic, fitness exercise.
    1896 days ago
    Sounds like a fun team to be on, have a great time with the belly dancing!
    1896 days ago
    You have a great idea. Good for you. Finding 52 new things to try sounds like fun. Hope you enjoy the belly dancing.
    1896 days ago
    Sounds like a fun new team! Enjoy trying things out this year!
    1896 days ago
    I am very excited about the team and think it's a great idea. I'm laying while I spark with a notebook and pen, listing options for the upcoming weeks. Not sure how you got the idea but I'm so glad you shared it. It helped me to break up my New Year's resolutions.

    1896 days ago
    Ihope you enjoy the belly dancing!
    1896 days ago
    Check out the private team for team leaders. There's a place to ask to feature your team - you'll get thousands of new people automatically being added to the team when they join SP, but only about 2-3 percent will participate. So you'll get a lot more members which will get your team higher up in the team lists, but you won't get a lot of people going crazy on the forums.

    When you have to come up with 52 new things to try, after awhile you may run out of things. If you start a list, then when you're running low on ideas you may remember a few you've forgotten. Also, when trying something knew, it is possible that it could go wrong, that it causes problems, or that you'll find you won't like it. That's half the journey, but it could lead you to something else you could like. So even if you're not sure about trying something, it may well be worth it.
    1896 days ago
    Never would've thought of bellydancing! (Sometimes my belly DOES dance, but not on purpose! emoticon Will be anxious to see how it goes for you!
    1896 days ago
    Sounds like you had a real great idea.
    DH surgery is next week so i am not going to be doing very much. There is no-one here but DH and I so I know i will be very busy doing his chores as well as my own, There will be Snow to move so i must stay healthy.
    HAVE a fabulous time.
    Taker care and enjoy your team . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1896 days ago
    Never have tried belly dancing. I have heard it is supposed to be very good exercise. Good luck!
    1896 days ago
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