I Am Not Sore From My Saturday Workout!
I'm surprised to say that when I woke up this morning, I wasn't particularly sore from my workout yesterday. I hope this means that I'm getting stronger and that I don't get delayed soreness tomorrow!... Read more
My New Water Class Was Great!
I loved my new water class that I took this morning! As expected, some members of my Tuesday/Thursday class were there, so I felt totally at ease. At first I thought that the class was going to be much easier than my other classes. We did lot... Read more
Trying A New Saturday Water Class
Tomorrow I will start a new Saturday deep water aerobics class. I have been doing deep water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays after completing my regular water aerobics class. I'm finding that I like the challenge of the deep water a little b... Read more
Catching Up On the January Jumpstart Challenge
It has taken some effort, but I've finally caught up on doing the videos for the January Jumpstart Challenge! Considering the fact that I had already finished 140 minutes of working out today, doing several videos presented a real challenge. I... Read more
Are You Doing the January Jumpstart Challenge?
If the answer is yes to that question, you are in for some fun calorie burning! If, like me, you are confused about all of the different videos and steps for the challenge, one team member put it all together for us. A big thank you to FITVALG... Read more
I Used Water Weights Today
I was able to use water weights today in our water aerobics class. So far, I'm not terribly sore. I was very careful as per my physical therapist's instructions. The water was very cold too so after class I sat in the hot tub for about a half ... Read more
Happy New Year !!!
To all of my Spark friends, I hope you have a safe and happy New Year's Eve. Let's hope that 2012 will bring us many good things and lots of success in all that we strive to achieve!... Read more
Phase I Of Physical Therapy Completed Today
Today I completed the last week of intensive physical therapy to restore the use of my hands, arms, shoulders, neck and balance. Therapy has been slow, painful and time consuming. I am now ready to be more independent. I will continue to do ... Read more
Good Viewing - "Sugar:The Bitter Truth" by Dr. Robert Lustig, MD
I just finished reading a Spark People blog entitled "Nutrients vs Putrients" by Michelene Cleary. She makes some very valid points and has a great link to a lecture by endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig, M.D. called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth". ... Read more
Look At The Way I Eat Now!
As we were saying our grace before eating our Christmas dinner, I glanced around and thanked God for all of the gifts we had before us. There are many people who are without anything this holiday season. I am blessed. Then it struck me. "Loo... Read more
My Left Arm Is Finally Getting Stronger
Today I completed week 8 of physical therapy. This week has been especially challenging because my therapist is trying to help me correct a problem in order to avoid more surgery. On Wednesday, he worked on the swollen nerves in both my arms a... Read more
After One Whole Year, I Did Water Aerobics Class
After not being able to do water aerobics class for a little over a year, I was able to participate this morning. I did the 45 minute aerobics class followed by the 45 minute "Healthy Back" class. The "Healthy Back" class incorporates many of ... Read more
Cleaning Out and Donating
Today I am cleaning out drawers and closets and looking for items to donate to Good Will. I've already done this twice so far in the last month so this makes time number three. I'm surprised at how liberating this can actually be! I love seei... Read more
Update From Neurosurgeon/Physical Therapy
Thursday, this week, I had my 13 week post-op check up with my neurosurgeon. I took a progress report to him from my physical therapist for my first 7 weeks of physical therapy. I've made some fairly great progress so far but have at least 3 m... Read more
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My Vacation From Spark People
I have been getting quite a few questions about where I've been. I'm taking a vacation from Spark People for a while due to poor health. Lots and lots of pain due to infection and physical therapy. I needed to step back, rest, reduce stress ... Read more