WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community September 1, 2014 (Monday) I hope you all had a great day. It was a nice day here. My sister, Kay, had the family at her house for a pool party and cookout. It was fun. I haven't been to her house but a couple of times this summer. I used to go there a lot and relax by her pool, but we are both so busy now that neither of us gets very much time to relax. <BR> <BR> Monday is behind us, and now we only have a four day work week. I sort of like starting the work week on a Tuesday because Tuesday is one of my 'lig... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:58:55 EST August 31, 2014 (Sunday) Have a GREAT LABOR DAY, ALL! <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:38:37 EST August 29, 2014 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for your comments on my blog of yesterday. THAT GUY did not show up tonight either, and the schedule of his workouts that was posted in the entry to our YMCA had been taken down. I guess he is finished with all of that. I never really knew all of the details. I was just told that he was doing a workout every other day or so one of the YMCAs in the area. There are 8 or so YMCAs, and the list showed the day and time that he would be at each location. My 5:30... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:13:40 EST August 28, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for responding to my last blog. <BR> <BR> MRS_TOAD, I sort of chuckled when I read your response. The statement you made was "You always have such a positive attitude when plans change." Well...maybe in some cases, BUT when the news guy was a NO SHOW for my 12:15 Zumba class, I was pretty agitated. The reason for my agitation was mainly because I had accepted that he would be there on Friday evening, and I have been announcing for TWO WEEKS to ALL of my partici... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:35:19 EST August 26, 2014 (Tuesday) Thank you all for your nice comments on my yesterday's blog. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, you and your husband put much love and care in Reekie's final resting place. He knows how much he was loved. <BR> <BR> Oh, it really is OK about the news guy not coming to my class on Friday evening. I would rather have him at my Zumba class on Wednesday. This will be more fun because well...Zumba is more fun than the class that I teach on Friday evenings. PLUS the Zumba class is a large group, and the Frid... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:36:39 EST August 25, 2014 (Monday) Thank you all for commenting on my blog of yesterday. <BR> <BR> We've not really had much HOT weather, just for the past few days. Actually, this has been a mild summer for us. I guess that is why this sudden 'heat wave' is so surprising. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am saddened and sorry about Reekie's passing. I hope you and your husband finished with his casket and that he is buried in a 'special' place in your yard. I am keeping you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:48:50 EST August 24, 2014 (Sunday) Thank you all for your responses on my blog of yesterday. <BR> <BR> DOLLYHOLLY, it is wonderful to see you commenting here. I am glad you are recovering from your surgery and on your way to grad school. That is some kind of AWESOME accomplishment. <BR> <BR> Another HOT day...100 degrees with a heat index of 115. That's what I've been told but I've not heard an official word on that. I am inside and cool, so I am not affected by the heat, but for those who are working, even on a Sunday... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:44:27 EST August 23, 2014 (Saturday) Thank you ALL so much for your comments on my yesterday's blog. The Silver Sneakers program, and other programs that are designed for seniors and/or those with limited mobility are making a difference in a lot of people's lives. I teach Silver Sneakers at the YMCA. There are a lot of gyms that seem to be more interested in only the newest, latest, and highest level forms of exercise. Those exercises and classes are GREAT for some, but one isn't going to find too many 'seniors' doing thos... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:53:57 EST August 22, 2014 (Friday) Thank you ALL so much for those supportive and encouraging comments about Shelby's progress. I have really seen a change in her during the past few weeks. It seems her usual attitude was, "I CAN'T Do THAT!" Now it seems like her attitude is starting to change to, "Just Look at what I CAN DO!" <BR> <BR> Actually, I see that attitude change in many of my participants. It is really noticeable in those who attend Silver Sneakers though because some start the classes after a serious health ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:01:10 EST August 20, 2014 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> The fitness class for the teachers went well. I had a great time, and they had fun, too. They want the class to run, so I will be teaching there on Tues and Thurs afternoons. <BR> <BR> A few weeks ago, my sister, Shelby, started attending the Silver Sneakers classes that I teach at our YMCA. When she first started the classes, she had to use a walker. After a couple of weeks, she graduated to a cane. Today, she walked several feet on her own without a walker... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:48:29 EST August 19, 2014 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my blogs. You are all very much appreciated. Nice day with cooler temperatures, although I thought I saw that it would be very hot as the week went by. I guess enough of the week hasn't 'gone by' yet. <BR> <BR> I have enjoyed having a week or so of FREE time on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings, but I am pretty sure all of that will soon change. I am doing a Demo class this afternoon at a school for the teachers. Th... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:57:25 EST August 14, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I am doing OK, no complaints. No rain this week, and the weather has been a little less humid. Seems like the races will go on this weekend as scheduled. Actually, tonight and next Thursday night, they are having special races. I was asked to work, BUT I knew that I couldn't do my long Friday's work if I worked at the race track tonight. I had to turn down the offer. I get up at 5:30 AM, and I have a full day and evening of classes on Fri... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:42:13 EST August 11, 2014 (Monday) I have just enough time before the cut off to wish everyone a TERRIFIC TUESDAY! I am going to get my hair done tomorrow, and I have a late afternoon sub position for another instructor, so tomorrow will be busy. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:58:39 EST August 7, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for your comments on my previous blog about the ELVIS impersonator. He is doing a show Saturday night in this area, and IF it rains, I can go. Several of my family members and friends will be going. I don't know how many of those from my class will be attending, but I've heard them talking about going. Of course, if it doesn't rain, I won't get to go. It is out of my hands, but rain IS predicted for today, tomorrow AND Saturday. So, if we get all of that,... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:02:01 EST August 5, 2014 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am sorry to have kept you in suspense for an extra day, but I was so exhausted last night that I didn't get around to blogging. <BR> <BR> So here is what went on in my Silver Sneakers class (designed for older adults and those with disabilities) yesterday. I had told the classes all of last week that we would have a "SPECIAL GUEST" on Monday. I did not say a word to anyone other than my boss at the Y about our guest. He agreed that it would be OK, so all I had... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 19:32:08 EST August 3, 2014 (Sunday) Thank you all for your comments. It was a good night at the race track. It was warm, but not too hot. I have a fan nearby, so that helps a lot. There was a large crowd there, and it all went well. We were done before midnight, so I wasn't so late getting home, although it usually takes me about an hour to clear up and get out of there, and another hour to get home. Since I had slept late, I didn't feel so 'groggy' on the trip home. <BR> <BR> Busy week, especially tomorrow. Remember,... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:53:07 EST August 2, 2014 (Saturday) Just stopping in for a few minutes to get a few things logged in before leaving for the race track. Great day, sunny and HOT! <BR> <BR> THANK YOU for your HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes for Shelby and Ray! You are so kind and thoughtful. <BR> <BR> Gotta run, still a lot to do on here and also around the house before leaving in about an hour. <BR> <BR> HUGS, and have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> Pam Sat, 2 Aug 2014 13:15:20 EST August 1, 2014 (Friday) Already August? How CAN that be? Where has this year gone? I can't believe that I have been having so much fun that this year should have flown by THIS fast! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my sister, Shelby's birthday. Her husband, Ray's birthday is near the end of August, so today a lady in one of my classes (who loves them both) and I took Shelby and Ray to lunch. It was fun, and the servers there sang "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to them both. <BR> <BR> Nothing much going on around here. No rain, so ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 00:02:16 EST July 28, 2014 (Monday) Since I didn't get but a couple of emails from Spark People for several hours, I KNEW something was up with that since I usually get close to a gazillion emails. I went to my Email Preference Page, and the boxes had been UNCHECKED, and the box "SEND NO MORE EMAILS" had been checked. Isn't that weird? I knew to check there because that has happened before several times. Something about the Internet Provider refusing emails, and once that happens, no more are sent. Weird, but 'fixable' if ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:48:49 EST July 27, 2014 (Sunday) Nothing special going on today. Last night was so long and busy at the race track that I am taking it easy today. I did have two classes at the YMCA, but other than that, I haven't accomplished anything YET. I still have time to do all that I intend to do tonight. <BR> <BR> This week is not filled with so many 'off the wall' things for me. I do have one BIG thing happening next Monday. It is a fun thing though, and after I get it all planned out, I will tell you about it. Right now i... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:47:00 EST July 26, 2014 (Saturday) Races are ON for today. I don't think we've had any rain all week. This was a very trying week for me, so I've not had much time to be around. Lots of things that were on my list of "To Do's" have been done now. That makes me happy, but it was certainly a lot of work, thought, and time involved. Of course, I didn't accomplish enough to give up my "Queen of Procrastination" crown, so I hope no one gets her/his hopes up of taking that title away from me. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Gotta r... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:28:49 EST July 19, 2014 (Saturday) Hello, it's ME! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Normally, I would not be here at this time of day on a Saturday, BUT again the races were rained out, so here I am! Actually, this is the THIRD time this particular race event has been rained out. I mentioned it several weeks ago, 'The Hooker Hood Classic" which is in memory of Hooker Hood who raced at the track for years. It is rescheduled for next Saturday night. Hopefully, it will not get rained out again. <BR> <BR> More vehicle 'woes a... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:40:24 EST July 17, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Not much going on around here today or tonight. It started to rain earlier, but it didn't last very long. There is a 70% chance of rain for tomorrow. That will probably rain out the races for Saturday IF it actually happens. I will have to wait and see. I have a ton of things to keep me busy if the races are canceled, so I won't be bored. Actually, I am never bored because I ALWAYS have a gazillion things that need to be done around the house. I just don't wa... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:47:25 EST July 16, 2014 (Wednesday) Thank you all for you comments. I got the truck back today, and it did not cost an 'arm AND a leg,' just an 'arm OR a leg,' but not BOTH. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Other than that, today was an uneventful day other than dealing with all of the normal events that I deal with every day. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is Thursday, my favorite day, and fortunately, it is not filled to the rim with miscellaneous running around and things that I have let pile up on me. Of course it is still a full day,... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:38:32 EST July 15, 2014 (Tuesday) I took my truck to the shop today for them to fix whatever it takes to stop it from leaking oil. Long story short...They are keeping it overnight. Fortunately, my sister, Kay, has an old Saturn that I borrowed because I have work tonight and tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Oh, I am 'ON' to this business which is a national chain. But what do ya do, other than use another company. Well, this place is positioned right next door to the gym where I work on Tues and Thurs mornings, so I can leave it th... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:07:09 EST July 14, 2014 (Sunday) Last night was a LOOOOOONG night. It was a BIG race, so there were a LOT of people there, and I was busy, busy, busy. That's OK though because during the times when I am NOT so busy, since I can't see anything from my location, it can get boring. <BR> <BR> It was very HOT there, too. I did have a fan in there with me, so it wasn't so bad, but it was really hot on the spectators and drivers. They love it though, so I don't guess the heat bothers them too much. They keep coming back for m... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:23:47 EST July 12, 2014 (Saturday) Busy day, and the races this afternoon/evening. Since this is a BIG race, I need to be there early, so I am just stopping by to say "HI" and "HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!" <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:06:10 EST July 9, 2014 (Wednesday) Nothing much going on around here. It did not rain today, but it stormed last night. A lot of people were without power, but fortunately, I was NOT one of them (this time). <BR> <BR> The Elvis impersonator will be returning for a show on Saturday night. This time, in addition to Elvis, he will do Johnny Cash, and Roy Orbison. Shelby is going but her husband said he would take her. I will go if it rains out the races. My oldest son and his girlfriend are going. I think the 'word' has... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:47:12 EST July 5, 2014 (Saturday) No rain in sight, and none for the past few days, so it looks like we have an "All Clear" for the races tonight. <BR> <BR> I haven't been 'talking' too much this week because I have had all of those additional classes that have kept me 'meeting myself going and coming.' <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a nice day yesterday. The weather was very nice here, and it is nice again today. Just now I saw that it is 78 degrees. That is way cooler than normal. However, MOST people are happy with... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 13:20:49 EST June 29, 2014 (Sunday) More rain and thunderstorms last night and today until around noon. What a LOT of rain we've been having, but we also had a LOT of rain at this time last year. Max and Kobe were both on 'Storm Alert' this morning. They are scared of thunder and heavy rain, so Max spent a lot of his morning in my son's sock/underwear cabinet, and Kobe stayed tucked away inside the cabinet along with the kitchen things that I never use. The rain was gone a couple of hours before I got home this afternoon, a... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:11:59 EST June 28, 2014 (Saturday) It rained out the races. There was no rain during the night, but it came a downpour early this morning and it went on and on and on. Guess Hooker Hood will have to be remembered on another Saturday. I got a text around 8:00 AM that everything was canceled. It has rained off and on most of the day. It really depends on where one happens to be at a certain time. I guess that is why they are called 'Scattered Thunderstorms.' <BR> <BR> MORTICIA...How exciting that the driver won the race... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:57:50 EST June 27, 2014 (Friday) No rain in any of the locations where I worked today, and no rain at my house. There was, however, dark clouds throughout the day. They didn't stick around very long each time they appeared, and then it would be bright and sunny again. So, for now, nothing to stop the races from running tomorrow. It is a "Special" race this weekend in Memory of a long time racer in that area, Hooker Hood. He passed away a year or so ago after racing for many years. I've know of him since I was a small c... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:53:23 EST June 26, 2014 (Thursday) Thank you all for your comments on my blog of yesterday. Today was DAY ONE of my 'marathon' days of teaching classes. It is behind me now, and it went very well. I don't mind the classes at all. It is the driving from one location to another that makes me tired. Tomorrow is the same pretty much as today. Actually, it goes on through next Thursday, with only one class on July 4. <BR> <BR> Don't know about the rain. It looked like rain over and over today, and I guess it WAS raining i... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:11:19 EST June 25, 2014 (Wednesday) THANK YOU ALL so much for commenting on my blogs. I appreciate that you each take the time to read all of my "Blah, Blah, Blah." <em>334</em> I have just checked the weather for the rest of the week, and it looks like we will be getting rain, on Thurs, Fri, AND Saturday. Maybe not though. I will have to wait and see. We are still having those days that are bright, sunny, and clear one minute, and dark, cloudy and raining the next minute. One should definitely take all of that into... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:30:16 EST June 24, 2014 (Tuesday) Nice day with only a couple of rain showers. Nothing of interest going on other than I had my classes, and I have one more this evening. I am getting popular with the other instructors at the gyms where I teach. Several are planning vacations starting the end of this week and running through next week. They need substitutes for their classes. I am currently booked to sub nine extra classes beginning on Thursday and running through next week. One class is new, and it is a Country/Hip Hop... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:34:18 EST June 22, 204 (Sunday) No rain fell on Saturday so we did get to the race track. We got everything set up and ready to go. People were in the stands waiting for the action to begin when suddenly, it started raining. The spectators came down from the bleachers, and it was announced that we would 'wait and see' about the rain. We did wait for about 45 minutes and then the rain stopped. It was really not too much of a heavy rain, mostly a steady drizzle with loud thunder. <BR> <BR> Then everything went on as s... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:54:04 EST June 21, 2014 (Saturday) Around my house, it is still Friday because I haven't been to sleep yet. Rain was predicted for today and also for tonight, but as of right now, not a drop of rain has fallen. So, unless it comes a storm in the next few hours, we will get to have the races. <BR> <BR> I am always so rushed on race day, that I am doing as much of my logging in as I can before I go to bed. Nothing of interest going on around here, but I did want to wish everyone a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 21 Jun 2014 03:54:56 EST June 20, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> I can't seem to get back into the habit of blogging again. For awhile I was checking in every night, but now it seems that I am too busy or too tired, or too SOMETHING to get in here to write. It is true that nothing is going on that is very interesting to write about. <BR> <BR> Just seeing in my last blog that I mentioned taking Shelby to see the Elvis impersonator. He was FANTASTIC, and the show was excellent. He even gave out scarves like Elvis, and Shelby and I... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:36:01 EST June 14, 2014 (Saturday) No races today due to rain. This is getting to be the norm since we've been having so much rain. <BR> <BR> Since I am not going to be working at the race track, my sister, Shelby, has two tickets to see someone she knows, who is an Elvis impersonator, performing tonight. Ray can't take her because he is doing something at the church, so she asked if I would take her. I think this will be GREAT for her to get out, so of course I will take her. I probably will have a good time, too. <B... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:23:36 EST June 12, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> We are still having heavy rain and thunderstorms. It was cloudy most of the day, and later this afternoon, it began storming. I could hear Max trying to get the cabinet door open so that he could climb inside and wait out the storm. He was having a little trouble, so I opened it for him and told him to climb inside. I propped the door open an inch or two so that he could get out. I really don't think he would have any trouble getting out since he would only hav... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:34:00 EST June 8, 2014 (Sunday) Hard to believe that I have gone this many days without blogging. I could say, "I've been BUSY" but I really don't think I've been any busier than what is normal for me. Maybe I just haven't had much to talk about that I felt was worth sharing. <BR> <BR> Nothing new or exciting going on in my life. Just the 'same old, same old.' These afternoon thunderstorms have been occurring almost daily for a week or two with more predicted for all of next week. <BR> <BR> We were rained out again ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 18:58:03 EST May 28, 2014 (Wednesday) It has been several day since I have checked in here. It has always been just about the last thing that I do before signing out for the night. There has been so much other stuff that I needed to do that I haven't been getting around to writing here before the deadline or before I would find myself dozing off at the computer. <BR> <BR> I've just read my last blog, and NO, it did not rain out the races, and everything was going on schedule until around 8:30 PM. It was then that very heavy... Thu, 29 May 2014 02:42:10 EST May 22, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Another nice day. I have checked the weather for this weekend, and it looks like it may rain again on Saturday. You know what rain on Saturday means. No races! Can't plan on it though, so I will have to wait and see. Like last weekend, I have a lot that I would like to get done this weekend, but I hope it doesn't rain us out, since it rained us out last weekend. Can't change the weather though, so I can only wait and see. <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you... Fri, 23 May 2014 02:40:09 EST May 21, 2014 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Such beautiful weather today. I really wish I could have been outside, other than just walking to and from the truck. <BR> <BR> Is anyone doing anything special for the long weekend? I will go to my sister, Kay's house on Monday. She has a pool, so her place is usually where we gather during the summer months. <BR> <BR> Take care, ALL, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 22 May 2014 02:05:00 EST May 20, 2014 (Tuesday) Here we go again with classes begin canceled for the summer. I don't think this year will be quite like last year though when I had 11 hours of work taken off my week. I don't see that happening, but I already know of at least 4 hours that will be canceled for the summer break. That won't be so bad. <BR> <BR> My son, the teacher, gets out of school on Friday. I hope he can find things to keep him busy this summer. He coaches football at the high school where he teaches, so that will tak... Wed, 21 May 2014 01:17:05 EST May 18, 2014 (Sunday) I have been falling asleep before getting back online in the evenings. I usually save checking in here until about the last thing before I 'close shop' for the night. However, I have been sitting in the recliner, falling asleep, and 'closing shop' early. <BR> <BR> Nothing much going on. It has been a little cooler here, and we had rain yesterday morning, so the races were canceled for Saturday afternoon and evening. I really didn't mind much because I really wanted a day at home. <BR> ... Mon, 19 May 2014 01:11:02 EST May 15, 2014 (Thursday) Thursday, my 'light' day, but it is never 'light' although that is the day that I have the fewest classes. It is also the day that I tend to fill up with errands and appointments, so I am actually more tired from errands and appointments than I am from teaching a lot of classes. My next few Thursdays are 'booked' with appointments because I have procrastinated about getting things done. (I still wear the "QUEEN OF PROCRASTINATION" crown). <em>285</em> That "BEST" stands for "BEST AT P... Thu, 15 May 2014 23:01:40 EST May 13, 2014 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am stopping by early today because I know the site does maintenance later this evening, and I may not be able to get back here later tonight before that happens. <BR> <BR> It was rainy earlier, but it has cleared up now. It is still a little cloudy, but I think the rain is gone for now. It is warm, so I don't mind the rain too much. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, your chinchillas sound so cute. I do not know anyone else who raises chinchillas. How many do you have?... Tue, 13 May 2014 15:04:09 EST May 12, 2014 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank to all of you who continue to read my blogs. I don't really have anything to talk about. Now that Cricket is gone, I don't have much cat news. All of my other cats are not doing anything to 'make the news.' Cricket was the one who was always with me following me around and wanting fresh food every 30 minutes. The others were extremely well fed because he didn't eat the food, he just wanted it served to him. They would eat some of the food, and since Cric... Tue, 13 May 2014 00:33:28 EST May 11, 2014 (Sunday - Mother's Day) HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL WHO ARE MOMS TO CHILDREN OR PETS! <BR> <BR> Another beautiful day. I hope your day was beautiful, too! <BR> <BR> Have a WONDERFUL WEEK! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sun, 11 May 2014 17:44:54 EST