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Yes!

Thursday, June 28, 2012      3 comments

Today I say Yes to: The sunshine (in moderation) emoticon Green smoothies Read more

The Latest Layer of the Onion

Wednesday, June 27, 2012      2 comments

No, not "The Onion". I'm talking about the onion that is my multi-faceted chronic health problems. Two days ago I had a very good day physically even though it was mixed with some heart rate issues. Yesterday I had another good day and I'm prett... Read more

Zumba Gold

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      4 comments

I fulfilled one of my mini Zumba goals today. I participated in a Zumba Gold class for active older adults that was being taught by an instructor friend of mine. It was a fun lighter workout. I recognized a number of songs that we use as warm... Read more

Mini Zumba Goals

Monday, June 25, 2012      1 comments

On my blog entry on possibly becoming a Zumba instructor, someone suggested listing the baby steps toward even seeing if this would be a good option for me. I've actually done some baby steps toward this already! 1. On Saturday I talked t... Read more

Digging Down Deep

Sunday, June 24, 2012      2 comments

My ten year old daughter overextended herself this weekend. Volunteering 7 hours at the Y, going to a baby shower, trying to fill baking orders for 2 large zucchini breads, 1 small zucchini bread, 6 dozen chocolate chips cookies (3 doz. with nu... Read more

Am I Crazy for Even Considering This?

Saturday, June 23, 2012      3 comments

I love Zumba. I go 4 times a week. I work out hard - sweat is pouring off of me by the time the hour is up! I've helped to lead songs on occasion - that doesn't mean that I'm anything special - the instructors often ask students to come up and h... Read more

The Power of Routines

Friday, June 22, 2012      4 comments

I've just had a couple of down days. It was so nice to know that I had this safety net of routines to get me through. I have an early morning routine: take my thyroid pill, log into Sparkspeople for encouragement, take my fasting blood su... Read more

Trust the Process

Thursday, June 21, 2012      4 comments

I'm reusing this title. Obviously this has come up before in my life. Things are a bit tough right now. So I'm hanging on, trusting the process, putting one foot in front of the other. I will come out the other side - perhaps a bit batte... Read more

Team Work

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      1 comments

I had Zumba last night. Our instructor often asks different ones of us to come up and help her lead a song. She does this as extra motivation for people and also to give herself a bit of a break at times. She asked me and my friend Li Mei to ... Read more

Last night at kickboxing/boot camp. . .

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      0 comments

a young woman came up to me in the hall and asked me if it was a good class. "Great!" I enthused, "It really kicks my butt, but I really like it!" She looked my flabby middle-aged body up and down and said, "So you think I should try it?... Read more

Monday: The Hunker Down and Get it Done Day

Monday, June 18, 2012      2 comments

Monday is one of those days that can get overwhelming within one minute of waking up. This is what I'm going to hunker down and do today: Clean kitchen e... <a href=Read more

The Cascade Effect of Blowing It

Sunday, June 17, 2012      3 comments

Last night we celebrated my husband's birthday. We went to Z Tejas, a Southwestern grill. I knew that I would splurge some but I tried to mitigate the effects of my splurges. It didn't work. That and I splurged in too many ways at one meal. ... Read more

What is normal?

Saturday, June 16, 2012      0 comments

I'm working really hard to get my health to a normal healthy level. But sometimes I wonder if I know what that is. I've had chronic problems for over 20 years so it's not like I'm going back to what I remember from a few months ago, you know? ... Read more

I'd Like to Zumba my Way Through Life

Friday, June 15, 2012      0 comments

I adore my Zumba classes. They are fun and encouraging. I forget my aches and pains in the midst of endorphin releasing movement (though there are a couple of songs that make my muscles ache). We laugh and clap and yell out parts of songs. A... Read more

Being Positive?

Thursday, June 14, 2012      3 comments

People like positive inspirational blog posts. People like positive upbeat people in their life. People like those who see the glass as half full. At least, that has been my experience both for myself and what it seems like for those around me... Read more


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