WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 September 12, 2015 (Saturday) Race Day, and I have so much to do between now and time to leave that I wanted to get as much done here early. It has turned chilly, and I think I might need to take my heater to the races. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 09:26:16 EST September 10, 2015 (Thursday) Got to get in and out of here. I hope everyone had a GREAT DAY and that you are looking forward to a GREAT WEEKEND! No rain today, but 50% chance of rain tomorrow. We'll see. I could use a few extra hours OFF on Saturday, but I will have wait and see. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 10 Sep 2015 23:03:48 EST September 9, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Sounds like it is unanimous; holidays cause confusion! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> We had rain most of the day and into the evening. I think more rain is predicted for tomorrow and Friday. I wonder if that will affect the races? Yes, it will if it rains on those days like it did today. <BR> <BR> The GOOD NEWS is Shelby made it to Silver Sneakers today! She only came one time in August, but she plans to be faithful in September. I am hoping that by being faith... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 23:56:02 EST September 8, 2015 (Tuesday) Thank you all for your responses on my blog of yesterday. I am confused tonight because I have a different schedule on Mon/Wed/Fri than what I have on Tu/Th. I did OK getting all of my Tuesday's 'stuff' together and getting to my Tu. locations. However, it doesn't seem 'right' that tomorrow is Wednesday. I guess this is what they call 'delayed confusion.' I will get it all written down, and then I will know where I am going tomorrow! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a gre... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 00:19:16 EST September 7, 2015 (Monday - Labor Day) Monday that feels like Sunday. I will be confused all day tomorrow! <em>24</em> Of course that isn't such a big deal, since I am 'confused' most days. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I taught the class, and now I am getting in here early before I leave for Kay's house. Thank you all for responding to my yesterday's blog. <BR> <BR> Take care All, and Have a GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 7 Sep 2015 13:18:40 EST September 6, 2015 (Sunday) All of you are so kind and thoughtful. Thank you for keeping the injured teen whom I mentioned, in your prayers. I got a report today, and he is OK. Fortunately, nothing was broken, and he was instructed to use the RICE treatment for a few days. They are out of school tomorrow for Labor Day, so that will give him another day to rest and recuperate. Kids that age bounce back a lot quicker than the rest of us. I would be 'down' for weeks if I was on the bottom a 'stack' of football player... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 19:09:58 EST September 5, 2015 (Saturday) Thank you all for you nice comments on my last night's blog. After being on here, my son called from the hospital where he was there with the family of one of his players who was injured. The injury occurred a few minutes before the game ended, so no one other than the coaches were aware of exactly what was injured on the young man. He was helped to the sidelines by two coaches, so at that time he was unable to walk unassisted. My son said he and the player was transported to the hospital... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:16:09 EST September 4, 2015 (Friday) My son's team did not win the game, BUT they played very well, and they are showing improvement. The score was 42/32 so they did OK. Their Quarterback is really athletic and talented. I feel confident that we will be seeing him play in college. They also have a very good receiver who will also do well in Division I football. One of my son's AAU basketball players was recently drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder. That is AWESOME, and I am so happy for this young man. <BR> <BR> Busy d... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 02:34:42 EST September 3, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for so faithfully commenting on my blogs. LESLIE, I am sorry that your computer is 'acting out.' I hope it is soon back on 'good behavior' again. Computer issues are so annoying, time consuming, and awful. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow evening is when my son's football team (the Cardinals) will play the team in our neighborhood (the Cougars). My son played football all through middle school and high school for the Cougars. Now he is the Head Coach for the Cardinals, an... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 21:05:42 EST September 2, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, Thanks to all who responded on my blog of yesterday. <BR> <BR> I do believe that it is 'meant to be' that I attend the work event. I will tell you more about it as the day get closer. <BR> <BR> I should make this short (again) because it is soon cut-off time for today on Spark People, and I still have quite a bit of things to do before signing off. <BR> <BR> I hope your Thursday is GREAT! Take care, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Sep 2015 02:34:47 EST September 1, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Sorry for the very short blogs that I have posted recently. Not a lot going on around here, so not much to talk about. Nice weather with no rain, and no rain predicted for the next several days. That means the races will run as scheduled. <BR> <BR> I have a work event scheduled for November 7, that I feel that I MUST attend. That is a Saturday evening from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM. I knew that attending this event would mean I would be unable to work the race t... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:08:59 EST August 31, 2015 (Monday) Thank you for responding to my yesterday's blog. I only have about a minute to be here, so I am wishing you all a TERRIFIC TUESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 1 Sep 2015 02:58:00 EST August 30, 2015 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you've had a great weekend! The races last night were OK. I got home around 1:00 AM, and I was mostly alert on the drive home. I was kept busy enough not to get bored, but not so busy as to be 'frazzled.' It was not a BIG race, so it was OK. BIG races are causes for feeling 'frazzled.' <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I am a little 'frazzled' now because I need to get finished on Spark People and get to bed. I hope you all have a GREAT WEEK, and I hope to hav... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:29:34 EST August 29, 2015 (Saturday) I have one Zumba class this morning, and then I am back at the house to get out of here again to go to the race track. I probably won't have time to get online, so I want to Thank You for your comments on yesterday's blog and wish you all a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS to ALL, <BR> Pam Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:27:09 EST August 28, 2015 (Friday) Thank you all for responding to my last blog. It was very short, and this one will be short too because I am 'rushing' as usual to get it all logged in. <BR> <BR> My son's team won their game tonight. I did not go because it was too far away. I do plan to go to next Friday's game. It is right up here in our neighborhood, and they will compete against the school where my son graduated. That school is 2-0, and my son's team is 1-1. I think he would really like to win this game, but of co... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:32:27 EST August 27, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my last night's blog. Today was busy with three classes and the 4 hour job on the Fitness Floor. It looks like the races will be "ON" for Saturday, so I have to start preparing for that as early as Thursday night since Friday and Saturday are FULL days of work for me. <BR> <BR> So, I will wish you all a GREAT FRIDAY and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:24:38 EST August 26, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> As far as I know, my son's car is doing fine. He is staying with a friend who lives near the school tonight so he doesn't have to make the long drive home. He got here a little earlier than usual last night, so we both got an additional hour or two of sleep. He was so tired that he was asleep on the couch about a minute after he got settled there. It wasn't long before I was asleep, too. <BR> <BR> WILLOW - I am sorry about the loss of Rocky. Is he the pretty... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:19:54 EST August 25, 2015 (Tuesday) My son did get the rental car returned last night. The rental place was closed so he left the car keys in the drop box. No one called from the rental place today, so I am guessing that he cleaned the car good, (he's messy), and gave it a good vacuuming, and left the keys where he was supposed to leave the keys, and did not put any dents in the car. I was determined that we were NOT going to extend the rental, LESLIE, because it had already been extended from the two day rental to an entire... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:04:38 EST August 24, 2015 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog of yesterday. Nothing new going on here. I am hoping that my son got his car back today because the rental car is due by 8:30 AM tomorrow. He assured me that he would take care of getting his car today, but I can't always depend on him to follow through with his plans. If he did not get his car today, the rental is going back one way or another. That means I will have to take him to work which is an hour away in M... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:48:01 EST August 23, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful messages. I have already checked the 7 day weather forecast, and I see that NO RAIN is predicted for any day this week other than a 20% chance tomorrow. So, as of right now, the races will go on next weekend. It may sound weird, but I sort of have to plan my whole week around 'racing' or 'not racing.' A large chance of rain, and I know that I can leave off certain things during the week and plan on doing them on Friday ... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:47:31 EST August 22, 2015 (Saturday) No races today/tonight due to heavy rain. I am OK with that because I am exhausted. I am going to get an hour or two nap shortly. <BR> <BR> My son's team did not win, but they showed improvement over last year, so it was a good game. They will win some games. This was a very good team that they played last night, so our team wasn't expected to win. Still, there is that little 'thing' in the back of our kids, coaches, and parents' minds that says, "YOU CAN DO IT!" and they CAN! I won'... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 13:58:41 EST August 21, 2015 (Friday) The football game is tonight. My oldest son and I are going so I wanted to go ahead and check in now. I hope you've all had a great day and that your weekend is great, too. No rain here, and it is a really good night for football with the temperature dropping into the 70's. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:04:28 EST August 20, 2015 (Thursday) Rushing in here tonight. Thank you all again for commenting on my blog(s). <BR> <BR> No rain today, (Thank you for the sunshine, MRS_TOAD), and it was only in the 80's so MOST people were thrilled with the today's weather. I prefer warmer temperatures than in the 80's, but I can manage OK. I just know this a sign that summer, (my favorite season), is coming to an end. It is in the 60's tonight, so I guess that means I will have to take a jacket to the football game tomorrow night. At... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:13:14 EST August 19, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thanks for more supportive comments about my son's vehicle issues. His car is still in the shop, but I think they are having to order a new rim for the one that was cracked. I hope this is all 'fixed' by Saturday, but I do not know if that is going to happen or not. <BR> <BR> Heavy, heavy rain off and on all day. It is kind of early for it to have rained out the races, but I believe more rain is predicted for the rest of the week. I hope it isn't raining for... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:05:06 EST August 18, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for you supportive comments regarding my son's tires, rims, and lug nuts. To make a long story short, his car is in the shop, and he is in a rental car. It is just one thing after another with him and his tires. Anyway, that is all of the information that I feel like sharing at this time. Hopefully, in a day or two, he will be back in his car with rims that fit and all lug nuts in place. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am sorry about PORKIE an... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:56:05 EST August 17, 2015 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for responding to my blog. You are the GREATEST! <BR> <BR> WOW, MORTICIA! Squeaker and Porkie had surgery?!!!!!! What kind of surgery? I hope they are doing OK. I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR> LESLIE, the story about my son's tires is complicated and long. I do not understand all of the details. Something about rims and lug nuts (?). One of the rims that came on the car had a crack due to he hit a pothole earlier this y... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:20:35 EST August 16, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> HAPPY SUNDAY! It was NOT a real late night last night. I got home around 12:30 rather than the usual 2:00 AM or later. It wasn't even very hot, so I guess it was considered a GREAT NIGHT! Not too many crashes, which kept things running much smoother than some of the other nights. <BR> <BR> I was still up very late because I have about two hours of Spark Work to do on Saturday evenings after I get the Team Digests for the two teams that I co-lead. I do that be... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 12:18:37 EST August 15, 2015 (Saturday) Rushing Around Today. Race Day! I hope to get home before midnight, but I doubt that I will since I never get home before midnight unless it rains us out after we get there. Have a GREAT WEEKEND, and I will check back in tomorrow. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 15 Aug 2015 09:06:35 EST August 14, 2015 (Friday) Another three hours on the Fitness Floor tonight, but no orientations. There wasn't much going on tonight in my area, so I was able to get all of my work done easily. I have someone working my shift next Friday night because I want to go to my son's first football game of the season. He is the Head Coach this year, so he is pretty excited about that. Of course that means I am pretty excited for him. He's been an assistant coach since he first began teaching school, but this will be his ... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:48:32 EST August 13, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments. Today was busy because when I was working the Fitness Floor at the YMCA, I had two appointments for orientations. An orientation is showing a member (usually someone new) how to use all of the equipment in the Weight Room. These are scheduled to last an hour, and usually most of them last the entire hour, and sometimes a little longer. I am only there for 3 and half hours, so a little over two of those hours w... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:42:03 EST August 12, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I do appreciate that each of you take the time to read what I write. You are such great friends. I am rushing tonight, but I do want to wish you all a TERRIFIC THURSDAY. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:53:02 EST August 11, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for your comments on Monday's blog. Don't get me wrong. This place is a LONG way from being 'spotless,' but it is much better. I used to be a great housekeeper, BUT that was when I only worked 6 or so hours a week teaching classes. So I had all of that other time to keep the house clean. Back then I'd never heard of Spark People or Facebook, and I had no inside pets. So now I have other things that I want to do when I am at the house other than clean. <B... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:13:57 EST August 10, 2015 (Monday) Yesterday, I finally gave up on the 'Housework Fairy' <em>188</em> giving me a visit. I guessed that maybe she was tied up helping those 'hoarders' get their houses in order. Since mine had not yet reached that level, I gave up on her. <BR> <BR> It all started like this....My son, who no longer lives here, still gets an occasional piece of mail at my address. That happened on Saturday, so yesterday I took the mail back to his room. I noticed his ceiling fan was covered with dust. I... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 01:41:31 EST August 9, 2015 (Sunday) I only have enough time to say, "HAVE A GREAT WEEK!" before it turns into tomorrow. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:47:54 EST August 8, 2015 (Saturday) No races today! I got the word early this morning, so I had time to plan my day around not being gone for 10 - 12 hours. The list is long (of course), and I know I won't get to mark everything off the list, but I did get the aluminum cans to the recycle place. I also got the other things that I recycle to their recycling location. That cleared up a lot of space in the garage since it has been over two months since I've delivered recycling stuff. Oh, and the litter boxes have been cleaned... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 18:51:38 EST August 7, 2015 (Friday) Thank you all for commenting on my yesterday's blog. Not a lot going on today or tonight other than teaching 5 classes and working the Fitness Floor for 3 hours. That pretty much took up all of my day and my evening. There was a 2 hour break between the classes and the Fitness Floor shift, so I rushed home, rushed around the house and rushed out the door again. Always RUSHING! I am supposed to be working on that. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I do not know yet about the races. Since it on... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 01:37:34 EST August 6, 2015 (Thursday) Thank you all for commenting on my yesterday's blog. MORTICIA, I hope you and your pet are both soon feeling better. More and more heavy rain this morning, but then it cleared up and the sun was shining most of the afternoon. Unless it rains more tomorrow, I am guessing the races will go on this weekend. <BR> <BR> I really don't have any more news tonight, and I should get offline now. Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 6 Aug 2015 23:12:38 EST August 5, 2015 (Wednesday) Thank you for your comments and prayers for Aunt Juanita. My sister, Kay, took Aunt Juanita out this morning for a few hours, and they had lunch with a few of her Line Dance Class participants. Kay and another lady took over the class during Aunt Juanita's absence. I guess they will continue to keep it running, but we really don't expect Aunt Juanita to get back to leading the class. <BR> <BR> Thank you also for encouraging me to 'stop and smell the roses.' I really should slow down a li... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 18:21:20 EST August 4, 2015 (Tuesday) Rushing in again tonight, but hey, I am always rushing. I guess I am a 'Rusher.' I only know one speed, and that is 'Rushing.' That is probably not a very good way to be, so I am going to work on it. What is that they say, "Stop and Smell the Roses?" Yeah, that's it. That is what I need to do. <BR> <BR> I appreciate your comments on my last blog. Aunt Juanita will be either 93 or 94 on her birthday in November. She has always done so well, kept up her dancing and her driving, BUT las... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 23:30:30 EST