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FIFIFRIZZLE
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Fluffing around with portion sizes
Thursday, March 15, 2012      8 comments

I've been reading the SP stuff about portion sizes but I can't really picture volume in my head. I meant to get some things from the $2 store, a deck of cards, a ping pong ball, that kind of thing to put on the table at mealtime to help me reall... Read more
Laid up
Monday, March 12, 2012      5 comments

I finally took my pulled muscle to the doctor after I had a relapse with it. Now have a prescription for anti inflammatories which have started doing their work. The pain has worn me out so I am resting up a little this morning and think I will... Read more
It's my Sparkaversary
Saturday, March 03, 2012      4 comments

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 Gained resilience ... Read more
Sore today
Friday, March 02, 2012      2 comments

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
Sunday, February 26, 2012      4 comments

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
Fun runs
Saturday, February 25, 2012      4 comments

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...
Friday, February 24, 2012      5 comments

...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
Friday, February 10, 2012      6 comments

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
Back flips
Thursday, February 09, 2012      8 comments

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
Tired
Monday, January 30, 2012      2 comments

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
Saturday, January 28, 2012      8 comments

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
Flip turns?
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      3 comments

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!
Monday, January 16, 2012      3 comments

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
Friday, January 13, 2012      4 comments

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
Stonkered
Monday, January 09, 2012      3 comments

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

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