WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community November 28. 2015 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my yesterday's blog. I think all of you are in agreement that during my time off, I should do something fun and take some 'me' time. I won't be totally off work. The Y is the only gym that reduces their class schedule drastically. The other gyms and locations where I work will run their regular schedules through Wednesday of each of those weeks. It is only on Th-F-Sa-Su that I will have NO CLASSES. So I will probably still be rushed... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:27:30 EST November 27, 2015 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my yesterday's blog. I wrote a blog for tonight, but I deleted it since it was all venting about the many hours I am OFF during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, and the NO WORK=NO PAY thing. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:35:29 EST November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving Day) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your "HAPPY THANKSGIVING" wishes. I did have a good day, and I hope all of you had a good day, too. <BR> <BR> I had NO CLASSES so I was FREE for the entire day! It began with watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I usually have it turned on each year, but THIS year I actually sat down and watched it from start to finish. I had a special interest this year because our high school marching band was in the parade. This was quite an honor for ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:14:41 EST November 25, 2015 (Wednesday) HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:03:08 EST November 24, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for your responses yesterday. Tomorrow is a little bit lighter for me at work. My evening class is canceled since the YMCA is closing at 5:00 PM. Thursday everything is closed so I will miss my 3 classes and my 4 hours working the Fitness Floor. Friday, I have only 2 classes at the Y, so I will be missing 2 classes and 4 hours on the Fitness Floor, and I am missing 1 class on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. The holidays nearly break me because NO WORK = NO PAY. I wil... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:39:26 EST November 23, 2015 (Monday) Thank you all for responding on my blog of yesterday. Today was just a regular day with nothing that I can think of at this time being out of the ordinary. Taught all of the classes; did a few errands, and that was about it. <BR> <BR> I am signing off for now. Have a GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:36:17 EST November 22, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses on my last few 'hurried' blogs. I hope you all had a GREAT WEEKEND! No races, so I had a lot of free time. I accomplished a few things (got the bills paid for the 1st of the month, cleaned up the litter boxes, did all of the laundry), but there was more that I wanted to do. However, on Saturday afternoon, I gave myself permission to just 'chill.' I continued to 'chill' today. <em>30</em> I am OK with that. I know I can't get c... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:15:39 EST November 21, 2015 (Saturday) Just now getting online, and it took me FOREVER to get on the SparkPeople site. Finally, it started working for me. I don't know if it is just me or if the site had a problem. Anyway, now I am rushing to get everything logged in for today. I hope you all had a GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 21 Nov 2015 21:40:35 EST November 20, 2015 (Friday) The races are over so I should have more time tomorrow to catch up on things around here. It has been so busy this week that I haven't had much time to do anything. I hope tomorrow is much better. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 21 Nov 2015 02:41:44 EST November 17, 2015 (Tuesday) Thank you all for your responses on my last blog. It was a LONG and COLD night at the race track, but I believe that was the last race until April. I did hear 'talk' of rescheduling one of the races that had previously been canceled due to rain. I guess that would be this weekend. However, it has rained for the past three days, so it will probably be too wet to race on Saturday. Keeping that in mind, I don't think there will be a race this weekend. <BR> <BR> A lot has gone on for me las... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:23:47 EST November 14, 2015 (Saturday) Last day for races, and I have to be there real early, so I am going to be away all day and half of the night. I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL SATURDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 14 Nov 2015 09:13:17 EST November 12, 2015 (Thursday) Have a GREAT FRIDAY and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 13 Nov 2015 02:24:35 EST November 11, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your responses about my Mom and my son's birthdays. I have been 'meeting myself going and coming' this week, so I am just now getting on Spark People. I have so much to do that I am not going to write much tonight. I hope to be able to write more tomorrow evening, but I don't know. Training going on, and still more to come. Trying to fit that in with my regular work hours has been very hard and also time consuming. PLUS, to do anything extra ... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:44:56 EST November 8, 2015 (Sunday) Today would be my Mom's 109th birthday. She passed away in May of 1984. I still think of her daily and miss her. <BR> <BR> I am late getting here tonight, so I will write more tomorrow evening if I can get to the computer in time. My youngest son's birthday is Tuesday, and although I shopped a little today, I did not find what I wanted to get for him. I will have to go back tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> I hope your week is GREAT! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 9 Nov 2015 02:06:15 EST November 6, 2015 (Friday) No races this weekend! Actually, I wasn't going anyway. There wasn't supposed to be races this weekend, but due to a rain out, a couple of weeks ago they scheduled races for tomorrow night. I had already made plans, so I had to call the owner and tell her that I wouldn't be there. I called the female owner because she is one of the nicest ladies whom I know. Her husband is not quite like her. <em>30</em> She was OK with getting someone else to do my job. Now I don't have to feel b... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 02:04:05 EST November 5, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you so much for reading and responding on my blogs. I read and appreciate each response. <BR> <BR> Two cardio classes and one Silver Sneakers class today, and a shift on the Fitness Floor was how I spent my day. They are repaving the parking lot at the Y so everyone had to park a distance away. At first the Y was closing while this was done, but they decided to remain open. The walk didn't bother me, but I don't know if all of my Silver Sneakers partici... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 21:09:44 EST November 3, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> We had a couple of hours of SUN today! Very surprising because the day began dark, dull, and foggy. It was so nice seeing the SUN for a while. <BR> <BR> Other than that, nothing out of the ordinary occurred. I taught three classes and worked 4 hours in the Wellness Center, but that is my normal routine on Tues. and Thurs. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is a busy day because in addition to my work, I have to get my son's auto tags renewed. His birthday is Nov. 16, and I ... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 00:30:13 EST November 2, 2015 (Monday) Early check in. Thank you all for your responses on my yesterday's blog. Tonight, I will be late getting home, so I wanted to go ahead and write now while I have a minute. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a great day! It was OK here but dull and dreary. No sun at all but it wasn't too cold, so that was good. <BR> <BR> I gotta get going because I have one more class, and then a meeting after the class, so I will be later getting home. Have a GREAT EVENING. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 2 Nov 2015 18:29:07 EST November 1, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for yesterday's comments. There were no races, so I was free for the night. I watched the Grizzlies play the Nets, and I also watched the last innings of the World Series. Also the Memphis Tigers played Tulane in football, so I was keeping up with that on the radio. The Tigers and the Grizzlies both won, so I was happy about that. <BR> <BR> Today is was back to my regular routine of teaching 2 classes at the YMCA. Tomorrow there will be more of the same. ... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 19:43:16 EST October 31, 2015 (Saturday-HALLOWEEN) HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL! <BR> <BR> Chilly and raining here. NOT a very good night for 'trick or treating.' A lot of Halloween parties going on though. I hope your day was great and that you are enjoying your evening. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 31 Oct 2015 20:07:23 EST October 30, 2015 (Friday) Almost Halloween! Nothing much going on around here. No races are scheduled, so I don't have to go over there. Besides, according to our weather forecast on AOL, there is a 80-90% chance of rain tomorrow. My son, (the football coach) and graduate of the University of Memphis was planning to attend the university's football game tomorrow night, but I doubt he will go if it is raining. Rain can change a lot of plans, but we will have to wait and see. It won't affect me since I am staying ... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 02:01:58 EST October 29, 2015 (Thursday) Have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY! THANK YOU for you comments on my blogs. You are ALL the GREATEST! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 30 Oct 2015 01:37:31 EST October 28, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Not much going on for me to blog about. Same thing everyday. Get up, go to work, come home, go back to work, come home again, do a little work around the house, son comes home, visit with him a short time, he goes to bed, and I get online. <BR> <BR> Both of my sons have November birthdays, so I did order each of them heavy weight hooded jackets today. I hope they are as nice as they appear to be in the ad. I had been planning to order them a couple of weeks ago, bu... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:37:54 EST October 27, 2015 (Tuesday) Almost asleep at the computer, so I am just going to wish you all a GREAT WEDNESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 28 Oct 2015 02:32:38 EST October 24, 2015 (Saturday) No Races Tonight! It began raining yesterday, and I got the call around noon that the races were already canceled. Rain was predicted for today also, and since this was a BIG race with people coming from out of town, they went ahead and canceled yesterday. It did rain more today, so the track would have been way too wet. <BR> <BR> I have accomplished some things today that I have been not doing due to no time to do them. I got a ton of cardboard, plastic, and newspapers to the recyclin... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 20:25:33 EST October 22, 2015 (Thursday) Thank you for your responses on my yesterday's blog. I want to especially think MJ for sending me the "Errands Fairy." <em>334</em> Have a GREAT FRIDAY and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! Rushing in because cut off is in 10 minutes. I fell asleep in the recliner, and my son just awakened me a few minutes ago. Now I am trying to get everything logged in. Good night! <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 23 Oct 2015 02:51:25 EST October 21, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses to my last blog. We've had very nice weather the past few days. There is a really good chance of rain for the weekend, so that may rain out the races. They were going to resurface the parking lot at the YMCA this weekend, but it has been rescheduled due to the 60 - 80% chance of rain. At first, the Y would be closing at 11:00 AM on Saturday and all day on Sunday while this work was being done. Now it will be open as usual. So, at f... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 02:41:54 EST October 19, 205 (Monday) A usual and busy Monday. My son, (the teacher) was back in school today after being out all of last week for fall break. Usually, he loves teaching, but this year he has too many classes with too many children (35) in his classes. He does that all day long, and then he coaches football for a few hours after school is out for the day. His subject is Algebra, and that is a hard subject to teach for that many hours each day to over-filled classes. <BR> <BR> My day was the same as usual. ... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 02:44:03 EST October 18, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Another sunny day. Nice days and COLD nights. It was cold last night at the races, but fortunately, it was all over around 11:00 PM. It still takes over an hour to pick up and get home, but with the races ending at 11:00 it gets me home much earlier than the sometimes 2:00 AM arrival time. <BR> <BR> Nothing out of the ordinary going on today. Two classes at the Y, and a few errands. I am about to leave and do the errands now. I hope your weekend was GREAT, and... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 19:12:36 EST October 17, 2015 (Saturday) Early blog for Saturday to wish you ALL a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 17 Oct 2015 04:01:00 EST October 16, 2015 (Friday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for your comments. LESLIE, congratulations to the Blue Jays for their win! <BR> <BR> Warm days and COLD nights. In the 30's tomorrow night for the races. I do not like cold weather, AT ALL! So about this time, I start my 'wishes' for Spring to hurry and arrive. <BR> <BR> I am rushing to beat the 'cut off' so I am out of here. No rain in sight, so the races are on for tomorrow evening. There will be people there, but not so many because it is going to be ve... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 02:51:18 EST Octobr 14, 2015 Beautiful Sunny day, and I hope we have more of the same tomorrow. How was your day? Take care! Have a GREAT THURSDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 15 Oct 2015 02:53:45 EST October 13, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> You are all so kind and thoughtful to post such nice responses. I will be going to another football game this Friday night, and that will probably be my last game to attend. Some are further away than I want to travel, with my day beginning so early on Saturday morning. <BR> <BR> The last races are on November 13 and November 14. That is a Friday AND Saturday night. I really do not want to go there on a Friday night again because of my day beginning early on ... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:50:52 EST Octobe 11, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for responding to my Saturday's blog. It wasn't very bad at the races last night. I was layered on top; with jeans on the bottom, and with the heater, I really didn't get cold. Over the layers, I had on a hooded sweatshirt. I had my heavy coat, but I never had to put it on other than when I was going to the parking lot. With my supply bag, purse, and the heater, the only way I could get out with the coat was to wear it! <em>41</em> So that is what I did... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:56:17 EST October 10, 2015 (Saturday) RACE DAY! AND, it is cloudy, dreary, and COLD! So not a fan of this type of weather, especially being OUTSIDE in it! I sat at the football game last night while it rained during most of the game. I guess it did not rain enough to rain out the races. So, I am soon out of here, and unless it rains this afternoon or evening, the races are ON! <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT SATURDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 10 Oct 2015 13:20:18 EST October 9, 2015 (Friday) Just a quick check in because it is almost 'cut off' time. I haven't been online much this week, so I have found myself rushing in to get as much done on here as possible. I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEKEND1 <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 10 Oct 2015 02:44:04 EST October 8, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses on my last blog. You are all so kind and thoughtful, and I appreciate all of your encouragement. <BR> <BR> My son talked with the teacher, and she said that Lola is doing just fine. My friend got home on Tuesday evening, and all NINE of her cats are doing fine, too. Mine are also fine, so hopefully this weekend, I won't have to worry about cats. Actually, I will have 'cats' on my mind since all of mine are going to the vet next we... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 02:11:54 EST October 6, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for your responses on my last blog. Lola went to her new home today. We miss her, but I think she will be happier in a home where she can get a lot of attention. She was really liking it here and beginning to feel at home, but it wouldn't be right for her to grow up secluded in a bedroom. I had started shutting all doors that go off the hall, and leaving her access to the hall as well as my bedroom. Anyway, we packed her off this morning with her bed, carri... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 01:05:22 EST October 4, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for your responses on my short blog of yesterday. Although there was 0% chance of rain on Saturday, it was dreary, damp, cloudy, and cold all day. After everyone was set up, ready to go, and the first HEAT race was getting ready to begin, it started raining. I was not happy about that because I know how rain can delay the races for an hour or so which makes it so late before the races are over. After it rained for about 30 minutes, the races were canceled. ... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 02:53:14 EST October 3, 205 (Saturday) RACE DAY! Cloudy and cold, and no rain in sight. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 3 Oct 2015 09:14:00 EST October 7, 2015 (Friday) Another late night for me, and tomorrow is another early morning. As soon as I get this written, I am going to bed. It was a chilly, dreary, and damp day. No rain, just dampness in the air. I am not one who LOVES this weather, although many people do. I will tolerate it and winter until spring comes along again. <BR> <BR> I did the first day of feeding my friend's cats. Fortunately, I saw NO GOATS. She hasn't seen them either. She is guessing whomever they belonged to fixed a bette... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 02:52:25 EST September 30, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Late again tonight, but I think I can make it before the 'cut off.' Things have really been busy around here. Several unexpected events 'popping up.' That is always annoying, time consuming, and usually expensive. My truck is being worked on again. Fortunately, I have that young man, David, to work on my truck now. He doesn't charge me an 'arm and a leg' for his labor, but the parts are still expensive. <BR> <BR> David and his wife did get over last Saturda... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 02:58:43 EST September 27, 2015 (Sunday) Busy. busy, week and weekend. Just a few minutes before the day 'cuts off' so I am rushing in to say "Hi" "Thank You" and HAVE A GREAT WEEK! I hope to have more time tomorrow night to write more. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:45:11 EST September 24, 2015 (Thursday) Late getting in here, and I am half asleep. I still have a lot of things to do before I can sign off, so I am saying "HAPPY FRIDAY!" and then I am out of here. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 25 Sep 2015 02:09:19 EST September 22, 2015 (Tuesday) Thank you for your responses on my blog of yesterday. <BR> <BR> The Health Fair demo went great. From the number in attendance during the demo, it looks like the Health Fair was a HUGE success! There were quite a few organizations there, including our YMCA. Our Y was checking Blood Pressures, checking BMI (Body Mass Index), and our Massage Therapist was doing Chair Massages. Then there was 8 of us in my Zumba group. I loved it! <BR> <BR> Other than that, nothing much went on today. I ... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 20:55:41 EST September 21, 2015 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have really been rushed the past few days, so I've had to hurry in here to write something even though I've not really had much of anything worthy of writing. <BR> <BR> The YMCA is having a Health Fair at a large business tomorrow. I guess there will be other organizations there, too. Anyway, several of my Zumba ladies and I are doing a 30 minute demo at the Health Fair. It is amazing how much work goes into doing something like that. Not really WORK work, ... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 01:52:27 EST August 20, 1015 (Sunday) Not much going on, and I am rushing. Wishing you all a GREAT WEEK! <BR> <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 21 Sep 2015 01:13:23 EST September 19, 2015 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> No time to write much, but I do want to wish everyone a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 19 Sep 2015 12:43:34 EST September 14, 2015 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for responding to my blog of yesterday. Today is still a little cool, but a very beautiful and sunny day. It must be the GREAT weather that brought so many to the YMCA to be in my Silver Sneakers class. There was 44 in attendance. I think that must be a record. Usually there are between 30-35 there. That is one of my favorite classes to teach. <BR> <BR> This was the third class in less than a week that Shelby has been there. I hope she is getting it ba... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:41:31 EST September 13, 2015 (Sunday) Thank you all for your responses to my blog of Saturday. The race job was OK. It was LOOOOOOOONG because there were a lot of crashes (none too serious). Crashes cause the action to stop until the vehicles and drivers involved can be removed from the track. I never see any of this; I just know it gets quiet for a while for that to all take place. Anyway, it was later than usual when I got home. It didn't get COLD until later in the evening, but I wasn't bothered too much because I stayed... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 19:47:44 EST