It's my Sparkaversary
9 months since I started Sparking. Since I began I have:
lost fat and gained muscles
improved my sleep patterns
Improved my mood
Found exercise I enjoy
Become more flexible both physically and mentally
With a back injury. I hurt myself carrying a load of books down to the Salvation Army, slipped and twisted my back and now I am getting spasms in my back, like a very very very bad stitch. Ooh it hurts, every now and then my muscles just cramp ... Read more
Another fine day in paradise
Another fine day, garden awaits, but first, Zumba!
DH returned from visiting MiL who is now being assessed in hospital, quite a relief as she had been so unwell. Our big worry was a brain tumor but her CT scan has come back clear, so that is ... Read more
Its a gorgeous day here for our round the bays fun run. I did it once and , well, I didn't have much fun. I must be missing something. Meanwhile the roads to anywhere I want to go are closed , so I,m staying close to home and gardening this fine... Read more
The joy of ex...
...ercise, not a typo. I'm just in that kind of geeky mood.
Back from a swim and DH and I stopped for a cuppa on the way home and spent the time waiting for our drinks making muscles at each other. Somehow we seem to have finally manged to get... Read more
Knee pain banished
Back in the day I remember one of my colleagues who had a pool telling me, if anyone says as you get older you get stiff,don'tt believe them. She believed using her pool kept her limber. I woke up this morning after spending the whole night as... Read more
DH & I gave up dinner with some very good friends to stick with our swim date tonight. Warm pool for me, grown ups pool for him. This time we spent 1 3/4 hours, it was awesome! I started off tired and grumpy, but just got on with it, jogging in... Read more
Still feeling a little weary, after a busy couple of days. Looking forward to getting back to work for a bit of a break. Zumba today and I am feeling a little challenged since I stepped up the exercise program. Six days a week seems lke quite a ... Read more
Walk in the country
Yesterday we visited friends who are building a new home in the country. It was fun to get out for a drive. The paddocks are full of seeding grass which looks lovely but made me wheeze when we walked to the swimming hole. The neighbour's dogs ac... Read more
I've been looking at flip turns on YouTube. Here in NZ we used to get basic swimming lessons at school. I've never been taught beyond that and I don't think my swimming style is so great. But it seems like a lot of trouble to go to stroke school... Read more
Nek minnit, I was fit!
It can be a hard slog staying with the exercise program, so I think it is worthwhile capturing just how great it can be too. I have recently noticed such a big improvement in my fitness, not that I find my workout easy, but suddenly I am wanting... Read more
Saturday not slacker day
Gorgeous day today. Went to the 8am Zumba toning class I have just started, phew! Some hardcore folk stay for the fitness class that follows, which inspired me to take my togs along and fit in an aqua jogging session. So pleasantly cooling afte... Read more
Today is my last summer holiday day. The weather is warm and there was a little sprinkling of rain just before, so I have been busy in the garden. In fact I was walking up the steps after Zumba and stopped to do a little weeding. Nek minit (see ... Read more
It's all in the spin
The last two days I have won 20 & 25 log in points and I've really enjoyed a short break from my SP 'work', which is reading articles, blog posts etc to get to the bonus spin. I've been doing that pretty consistently, actually every day for mont... Read more
Return of the gym bunny
Today is the first day of summer and it has been warm and sunny with a mild breeze. I am enjoying the garden at the moment, before it all dries up. It's a big week and I'll be glad when tomorrow is over. We are kind of winding down at work for o... Read more
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