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JEANINNEWCASTLE
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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 ... 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
Lessons I want to teach my kids
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      1 comments

Donít be a quitter. Even when it is hard, continue to fight. Eat breakfast. If you can avoid problems, do so. Move everyday. Sweat everyday. Balance is good. Have healthy relationships. Stop eating when you are fu... Read more
Make a muscle
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      3 comments

This has been a twenty year journey to try and find the root of my problems. I keep finding little tendrils of roots that I work on and improve one aspect of my life. But one underlying problem has been elusive Ė the problem of my aching, burn... Read more
It figures. . .
Monday, June 11, 2012      4 comments

I decided to go to the grocery store for "just a couple of things including peanut butter". I came home with $185.00 worth of groceries in 7 bags and . . . no peanut butter.... Read more
My current life's hurdles
Sunday, June 10, 2012      1 comments

I've had one full week of palpitations (off and on) and trouble with my chest muscles. I have wonky health and I'm fairly sure that it is a combination of my electrolytes being out of whack (we're working on trying to get this under control) and... Read more
Thankfulness With a Dollop of Determination
Saturday, June 09, 2012      3 comments

I'm struggling, so that means it's time for another thankfulness thread to put things in perspective. 1. I'm thankful that I have friends who cheer me on at the Y. 2. I'm thankful that I have my water and electrolytes to keep me hydr... Read more

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