LASKIE2's SparkPeople Blog LASKIE2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I Love my Arthritis' Students I teach two Aqua Arthritis classes per week in a therapy (warm water) pool on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at a beautiful Health and Fitness center in Michigan. I have been teaching, or educating students of the benefit of water walking, how performing this activity can help improve balance and range of motion. My class format is typically a Continuous Training Class meaning participants walk 70 to 75 percent throughout the workout. <BR> <BR> Often, I have students whom were recommended b... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:07:58 EST I Had a Wonderful STRESS FREE Morning! I really had a marvelous morning! I taught 3 Great Fitness Classes with full enrollment! My students had positive attitudes and it was just a GREAT morning! <em>356</em> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:25:23 EST Aquatic Fitness Instructors Hello, I'm looking for Water Aerobics Instructors to perhaps share class formats and music playlist for Low/High Impact and Deep Water classes. If you are interest in sharing this type of informaton, please email me! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <em>356</em> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 12:35:30 EST Have you notice that there's no Mosquito around due to the Heat Wave? Where are they? The weather has been extremely Hot, Humid and Dry. I live in Michigan and I haven't been bitten by one yet. There're lots of big deer flies but no mosquitoes. I guess they can't survive in this heat, and neither can we. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 20:35:12 EST My DH is Copying Again! Well, I guess its a good thing, but my DH has loset 5 pounds in just two weeks! He noticed that I've lost weight & now he's on the band wagon, and been watching what he eats and now losing weight. He has given up bread, soda and Lay's Potatoe Chips. I weight more than he does & I mentioned this fact to him bcuz I was planning to catch up & past his weight on the scale. <BR> <BR> But, I guess our house can now be a really healthy household Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:39:26 EST It's A Sunny Day In Southeast Michigan! It's finally warming up in SE Mchigan & I am Loving it! I walked for for an hour at the Metro Park and boy is it beautiful outdoors. I almost forgot how green MI is in the water summer. This summer class I think I'm going to try kayaking just to do something different. Thu, 7 Jun 2012 17:50:21 EST I'm Taking The 25 Pounds Challenge Okay, I said that I'm in it to witn it so I taking the 25 pounds weight loss challenge tou by August Tue, 15 May 2012 06:35:47 EST My Doctor said This past Friday before my class started one of my students told me that since she has been attending my Water Aerobic classes she has drop 6 pounds and her Doctor lowered her Blood Pressure Medication. So she said to me that her Doctor said "Thank You"! for being such a good Instructor and encouraging her to keep up the good work. <BR> <BR> I was so proud of her for her weekly dedcation to my classes. I said my congrats, and told her since I've given up salt and became serious about my wei... Sat, 12 May 2012 19:27:40 EST Mowed the Lawn I ordered an Omron Pocket Pedometer and I can't wait for it to arrive so that I can start tracking my daily steps. It took me 11/2 to mow the lawn, plus refilll lawn mower Wed, 9 May 2012 16:29:06 EST OMG! I'm Counting Chips This is crazy, but its working for me. I've started counting out servings of crackers, chips and measuring cereal & milk. I hope I keep this up! I'm learning exact how & what a serving size look like for one person. <BR> <BR> P.S. I'm also noting this in my food journal <em>4</em> Fri, 4 May 2012 13:34:36 EST Giving Up Sodium! I'm no longer including Morton Lite Salt or Lay's Potatoes Chip in my daily food choices. <BR> <BR> Instead of using MortonLite Salt, I using a Heart-Healthy Spice Mix: <BR> 2 tbsp dried sumac powder <BR> 1 tbsp each of crushed seaweed, green tea leafs, cumin seed seeds, grape seeds, dried crushed lemon balm leaves, and dried sorrel <BR> <BR> Insead of Lay's chip <BR> All natural "Pop Chips" 23 chips per serving - 120 Calories <BR> Thu, 3 May 2012 13:58:36 EST 2nd Day Outdoors Activities Well, I got outdoors this morning & walked 2.5 miles. If felt so good being outdoors listening to the birds singing - a perfect morning. <BR> <BR> Later in the day I rode my bike for around trip of 3 miles. Baby steps, baby steps! Tue, 1 May 2012 20:38:50 EST 1st Real Day Jouraling Well, this is my 1st day @ jouraling my food intake....oh, oh and being honest about what I've eaten. Yesterday I cleaned out ny kitchen cabinets. And threw out the salt. I brought herbs to use instead of salt. <BR> <BR> I walked outdoors for an hour jist to get some fresh air and Wow that did the nody good. Part 1. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:57:03 EST Ash Wednesday Marks the begining of the 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting. I giving up being "Frustrated" at attempting to record my daily food intake in my Spark journal and praying for patience with this process. <em>43</em> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 07:47:18 EST This time around As a previous "sparker" and a yo-yo dieter, this time around I'm devoting time & effort to learn & maneuver the "Tool bar" tab, I log in every day to read articles, recipes and play trivia. This time around I think I got It! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:24:36 EST