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Taking the rest of the month off
I've been quite tired and not really enjoying work so much so I have decided to take the rest of the month off. It was a spur of the moment thing, because we have ANZAC day next week and I can take just a few leave days and get quite a good brea... Read more
All gardened out
There is always more to be done but for the first time for a year I think I can say the garden is in order. Hedge trimming guys are coming in the next week or so, and I have a little bit of easy trimming to do. But mostly, all I need to do is pu... Read more
If you are a swimmer, you'll know what I mean when I say I'm not referring to that pleasant post swim lassitude. No, I'm referring to what happens to your togs when they decide to give up the ghost. And what I want to know is, one, do they HAVE ... Read more
As young as you feel?
I'm on week 2 of the Know your numbers plan. This is a quick questionnaire to check the age of your heart. Not saying what my heart age is, except that, they say you are as young as you feel, but this plan says I am older than I feel. So I have... Read more
Shaking my tail feathers
I finally rejoined my Tuesday Zumba class and boy am I glad I did! They have moved on to some new routines,so I have quite a bit of catching up to do. But the main thing is, the SWEAT! When I swim I have no real idea about the level of exertion,... Read more
New feathers and a new month
The new month has given me some impetus to plan to tackle some projects. Last month I refreshed my wardrobe and now I have plenty of clothes that fit. I feel rather special as I pull out the new items and introduce myself to the world in them, a... Read more
I love night swimming
Thursday as I have said before is ladies session at the warm pool. DH swims in the big pool and we take two hours. I love to swim in the warm pool, the warmth mean s I can just keep on going, and I don't stop. Here is my routine: I jog (45 minut... Read more
Back to better I hope
Swam Sunday, Zumba yesterday, Aqua aerobics today, fingers crossed I'll be back to normal by next week. I'm starting back cautiously as I don't want the interuption to my exercise to go on any longer than it needs to.... Read more
Fluffing around with portion sizes
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
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
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
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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