David Cassidy, Thankfulness, Hugs to Spark Friends, Misc.
RIP David Cassidy. He was part of sweet, simpler times. Another sad passing. Life is tough, and then we die. That used to be said as a joke, but it is a stark reality.
I have been so thankful for good health this year after last year's ... Read more
Glad I Never Pack My Summer Clothes Away
Weather has been wonky for awhile now; they are predicting record high temps this week. Really? I know it sounds wonderful to all of you buried in the white stuff, but I wanted a bit of respite from summer heat.
Wishing all a Happy Than... Read more
My Lazy Bone Self Almost Won
I was waiting for the place to open at 8 this morning, and sitting in my car all ready for a new Zumba class. Suddenly, I got the strongest urge to just leave and go home. Almost had myself convinced when my high self took command and told me ... Read more
Gentle Yoga, Pool Aerobics, Tai Chi, RIP Malcolm Young
I may become a fitness addict. (smiling) Honestly, I'm starting to enjoy these new classes so much. I returned to the pool today after a couple of weeks and decided that I am going to try to do pool moderation. Maybe once or twice a week. Tod... Read more
My Second Zumba Class (different instructor)
As with any type of class, so much depends upon the instructor. My first Zumba was lead by one of the toughest at this gym. He was like a back-up dancer for Madonna. No kidding.
Today was a very different vibe and paced more easily to ... Read more
But I Wanna! Will the Child or Adult in Me Win About the Pool Concerns?
Honestly, I have a decision to make regarding the pool aerobics class and sometimes I analyze and research a topic endlessly, which can become counter-productive.
I'm so disappointed about the possibility of chlorine being a trigger for me ... Read more
Another Reason I'm Sunk w/My Pool Aerobics
I had come to grips with how to deal with the chlorine in the pool since I found several websites indicating how it affects the skin. But what I didn't remember from a couple of years ago was another point.
My main sensitivity is my respir... Read more
Not Sure Whether to Continue Water Aerobics
I've enjoyed the new pool class for the past couple of months, but put it on hold after attending on Monday. After researching the long term effects of chlorine, I just don't know what to do. The list starts simply with itching, rashes, etc. ... Read more
Einstein's Secret to Happiness
“A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest."... Read more
4th Sugar Detox Day. Serious Sugar Blues.
Some background first:
I was off sugar for six months until early October, when I bought Halloween candy to save for the 31st. Sure that I was cured of sugar cravings, I didn't even want any for the first couple of weeks. Proud of myself ... Read more
Hooray Hooray! Nightmare Neighbors Are Gone Gone Gone!!!
Whew, it's been a long, stressful time, but some neighbors and I banned together to do constructive things in resolving an ongoing tyrannical takeover of the neighborhood by miscreants. Pressure on the homeowner forced an eviction and everyone ... Read more
Two Interesting "Facts" About Lack of Sleep
I heard a scientist talk about sleep deprivation on the radio yesterday. He mentioned two things that really made me sit up and take notice.
He said that even a couple of hours less sleep can have damaging effects on the body. For one thi... Read more
Time Change, Parting w/Fitbit, Misc.
Time change tomorrow and this is not my fave with shorter days. Early onset darkness makes my brain think that it's bedtime. I'm a sunshine person and love it when 7:30 p.m. still has daylight. Why not just keep the time the same; there's no ... Read more
What My Endless Shrimp Lunch Taught Me Last Week
Prior to that lunch last Friday, I had stressed over how I was going to eat at the Endless Shrimp promotion at Red Lobster. I finally decided to relax and enjoy myself. Since August, I have been dazzling myself with food tracking and eating wi... Read more
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My First Zumba Class. And I tried Yoga Again.
Okay, as luck would have it, my very first Zumba class was with a reputed most intense instructor in the entire gym. He was like a back-up dancer at a Madonna concert. No kidding.
Undeterred, I did the entire hour and smiled from start ... Read more