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When You're Happy and Busy, Time Flies
For the past week, I've been exercising and having a blast making new friends at the gym. I tried Pilates for the first time and found some muscles that need more work. Our family has gotten together several times for meals and many laughs. T... Read more
Hot Water Aerobics
Today the water in the pool was bathtub warm. Most likely around 90 degrees. I'd heard of hot yoga but never hot water aerobics! Although technically we did "hot" water aerobics in the therapy pool yesterday. I think the management was worri... Read more
Adapting To The Cold Water Situation
This morning we ran into a snag at my water aerobics classes. The water heater turned itself off sometime during the night and the water was too cold for many of us. Our instructor taught the healthy back class in the heated therapy pool even ... Read more
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