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After a weekend away where dirty dishes and newspapers on the floor weren't my responsibility, Monday loomed large for this retiree. However, the dishes are still in the sink, the newspapers rearranged on the floor and I went to a wonderful yin... Read more
Family and family time
I have just returned from a wonderful family weekend in St. Louis. My daughter and I drove down together and back having wonderful in-depth conversation both ways. We even resolved some old misunderstandings and felt we had deepened an already... Read more
Showers, food and hours between eating!
The adventure of the St. Louis trip has been wild. Friday when I got to Iowa City to pick up my daughter for lunch (at 2:00 PM), she couldn't join me, but her housemate was going to do weight training at the gym and offered to work with me. He... Read more
For the first time in my life, (since I started by gaining with the freshman 15 and two babies and 2 broken legs and emotional issues) I know I will not be overweight again. I have learned several important concepts about weight, eating, exerci... Read more
Busy Day and lots of calories used!
Today began with my usual Tuesday 6:30 AM Wake-Up Yoga class that i love teaching. It's fun to do sun salutations as the the sun is rising. Then I had an appointment to get new orthotic inserts for my shoes. They made me feel like I was walki... Read more
Energy and women
We live near a large Catholic high school and school just let out a few minutes ago. Since the parking lot is too small, many of the students park on our street, so it's fun to watch all the various types of kids go by. Even in a uniform of ma... Read more
Eating and my dogs
Okay, you must admit that the title intrigued you. I have just discovered a very dangerous habit I am developing and need to stop before it becomes mindless - the sort of habit you don't even realize you have.
First I need to introduce you to... Read more
I hadn't realized how important my alternate day strength training and my 6/7 days cardio training has become an addiction. I knew that I was addicted to yoga! Monday at yoga I pulled a muscle, skipped strength training. Did some mild cardio ... Read more
I love reading other members blogs. They are filled with such enthusiasm and "gratitude attitudes" that I am encouraged, entertained and enthused. (If that's a word.) I have a friend who can't believe that I can relate to people I have never s... Read more
65 at 65 training and crocuses
Spring is really here! Today on a bike training run after watching mud, decaying vegetation, naked trees, even though it was in the mid 60's and sunny, I was stunned to see the ground under a small grove of trees carpeted with crocus. Their lo... Read more
Why I love yoga
On Monday, I didn't listen to my body very well and pulled a muscle in my leg doing saddle pose in yin yoga. I was scheduled to do strength training right after yoga, but my trainer and I agreed it would not be a good idea. I used heat which ... Read more
Portion Control for Kids
I have an idea that I can't quite figure out how to put into effect. I am concerned about childhood obesity. I realize there are a lot of causes, but i think kids (as much as adults) need to learn about what healthy portions really look like..... Read more
Thanks for all the responses to my blog about walking. I got lots of good information. I think it is going to be important for me to alternate walking and biking as a way to build stamina for my 65 mile ride. I like the idea of jogging, howev... Read more
Is Walking all it's cracked up to be?
After reading so many people talk about Leslie Sanson's Walk at Home DVD's, I bought 3 that were on special at Amazon. I just finished my first 13 min. mile workout. Did my heart rate elevate? Yes. Did I feel my muscles had been worked when ... Read more
Support from Spark
I recently posted a concern about having a plastic surgery procedure on the team "At Goal and Maintaining. " I have been so touched by all the comments and concerns of my fellow teammates. The posts were thoughtful, sharing personal or friends... Read more