Great sport, shame about the sportsmanship
It has been inspiring watching the Rugby World Cup and I hope the celebrations continue for a little while.
So many bad things are happening here, with the devastating Christchurch earthquake, the economic downturn, and recently the grounding ... Read more
It's the weakend
Riffing on my weigh day theme, I am rethinking my weekend. I realize that I have structure in my week but somehow I am still thinking of my weekend as time out, time to relax, give myself a break, and party a little.
And it's when I tend to i... Read more
As you can see by my plan I am putting weightloss third in line after sleep and activity. And this seems to be paying off for me.
Buuut.... has anybody else noticed that when you overdo the eating two days in a row, it can stymie your weigh... Read more
Friday night in the middle ages
I had a version of this blog ready to go and lost it, gosh darn it! Anyway...
I woke very early this morning, even before the birds, after a wonderful sleep last night.
DH is away and when I got home from work I did chores and then, in... Read more
Last night I went for a swim after work, this is an exercise date I have made with DH that we have broken several times. This is two weeks in a row we have kept it and this blog is to remind me what a good thing it is and worth both our whiles t... Read more
Quarterly report to Frizzle HQ
I've been sparking four months now so here is another progress report. These can be a bit tedious but useful to measure the success of my strategies for improved health and fitness.
First, I had a hospital checkup yesterday and I can drop a... Read more
Zumba does Fifi!
Woke this morning feeling a little bit stiff after MY FIRST ZUMBA CLASS! I nearly didn't go, I thought it might be too challenging, I thought I might reinjure my knee, I KNEW I would look like a total fool. But thanks to the encouragement from S... Read more
It might not happen overnight ... But it WILL happen!
Some of us might recognise the title of this blog, it was an advertisement for a shampoo, I think. It seems an appropriate slogan for delayed gratification.
I completed the sleep challenge a few weeks ago and it was a mixed bag. I didn't lik... Read more
My theory of abundance
Another Sparkie's post inspired these philosphical musings rather early in the morning. This is a great site, I am exploring it still. It is genius to provide it and make it free, I would never have used it if I had had to pay because then I wo... Read more
A funny thing happened last night. We went out for dinner, a reasonably rare event, and it was nice to get dressed up and go somewhere special. At dinner we went through the menu, including dessert. The food was delicious, the company was pleasa... Read more
I was looking at my spark page and I realized, I have reached a goal. I am enjoying moving again. My body feels looser and happier and I am more mobile and free in some of my movements. Not all, for example it's still a bit uncomfortable to get ... Read more
Swim, a spa and a massage, can't beat that
We are having wellness week at work with fitness classes and health checks and the like. I treated myself to a 10 min massage for $5. Good deal, huh? Every minute of that massage there was a knot in my back! Felt so much better afterwards. Then ... Read more
Enjoying my swimming
It's cool today with some rain, everywhere the tui are singing & fossicking in the trees. Here is a picture of a tui on a flax flower stem:
And if you'd like to hear what... Read more
Spring clean in progress
Hopefully my spring clean will be done before spring is over. Anyway, the bedroom although still a little cluttered, is sparkling. My kitchen table is a joy to behold. Some parts of the living room are orderly. The garden has a charming disorde... Read more
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Three month Sparkaversary
I can't believe it has gone by so fast. In the last three months I have oriented myself on Spark and there have been quite a few changes in my life. I am doing something good for me every day. I feel happy, energetic, and more focused. I thnk I ... Read more