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Using Gardening For Exercise Today

Wednesday, May 12, 2010      4 comments

I decided to change things up a little today and use gardening as my exercise. I got out the hedge clippers and whacked away at the bushes in the front right side of the house. I love to trim bushes! Next I'm going to tackle the bushes on the... Read more

Have A Wonderful Mother's Day Everyone

Sunday, May 09, 2010      3 comments

To all of my Spark friends, team leaders, team mates who have been so wonderful to me, Happy Mother's Day to all of you! You've raised me up when I was blue and made me laugh with your jokes too! You've encouraged me when I would quit and... Read more

Sleep Mistake

Thursday, May 06, 2010      3 comments

Well, after all of my introspection yesterday, I made a mistake that cost me some sleep last night. I pushed through my fatigue because we had company. The result was that I was over tired and too keyed up to get to sleep. I know better than ... Read more

Dealing With Fatigue Not Due To Lack Of Sleep

Wednesday, May 05, 2010      3 comments

Now that I'm spending a whole week with the focus on sleep, I'm looking for other causes of my fatigue. Let me say first that I'm hypothyroid. Being hypothyroid makes me very sensitive to feeling fatigue and I have to pay close attention to th... Read more

Getting Enough Sleep Is Crucial

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      7 comments

Getting the sleep that your body needs every night is crucial to functioning properly. When I first started on Spark People, I decided to track my sleep everyday in order to look for patterns. I was in a period of my life when I was having dif... Read more

My First Visit To Bok Tower

Sunday, May 02, 2010      5 comments

This morning hubby and I went out for a healthy breakfast and then went for our first visit to Bok Towers. Bok Towers is located in Lake Wales, Florida. Bok Towers is supposed to be the highest point in the state of Florida. We enjoyed wonder... Read more

Using the Mileage Tracker on Spark People

Saturday, May 01, 2010      2 comments

Spark People has this really great feature called the mileage tracker. Since I just completed walking with our local team this morning, I decided to play around with it. All you have to do is enter the zip code or city name where you are doing... Read more

Information Can Be Power And Can Relieve Stress

Friday, April 30, 2010      3 comments

Waiting for something can be very stressful. Being in a "state" of not knowing and waiting for answers to questions can make you feel overwhelmed with stress. Think of how often we wait for information to trickle down to us. It happens all th... Read more

Reprogramming My Exercise

Thursday, April 29, 2010      3 comments

Today I walked 7,034 steps. Hooray! I took two walks for a total of sixty minutes (thirty minutes each) and I was busy running errands for much of my morning. I was pleased that I did this well with little or no pain. The water at the pool i... Read more

Using Cleaning and Gardening as Exercise

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      4 comments

Since the pool is out for me today (too cold) I decided to clean our house and do some gardening. I had forgotten what a great workout both can be.... Read more

Using Good Judgement

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      6 comments

I braved the cold water temperatures this morning (under 80 degrees) and did a vigorous water aerobics class. The pool has turned the water heater off until the fall. Getting into the water was a challenge and getting used to the temperature t... Read more

Yesterday Was Stressful But God Held The Stress While I Rested Last Night

Sunday, April 25, 2010      4 comments

For those of you who know me personally, you know how stressful my life has been for the last year - starting with my daughter's near fatal auto accident and followed by one event after another. Yesterday was no exception. At one point I just ... Read more

When All Else Fails, Just Walk!

Friday, April 23, 2010      4 comments

I have been unable to attend my water classes for the last two days due to a scheduling conflict. I was trying to figure out how to squeeze in some sort of workout when I thought, I can just do some walking. You don't have to do a fancy workou... Read more

Kick Butt Day #2!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      4 comments

I was a tiny bit stiff from my workout yesterday but it wasn't too bad! Even our instructor said she was sore from yesterday's workout so we decided to repeat the same workout. It turned out to be another kick butt workout and our legs felt li... Read more

Water Exercise Kicked Butt Today

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      5 comments

Today our water aerobics instructor decided to ramp it up a little and kick some butt. We did some heavy duty water jogging. In fact, when I got out of the water at the end of the class, my legs felt like lead weights! It has been a very long... Read more

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