Water for me, thanks!
Tonight I had a date with my husband to the movies...two things were different since I have been "Sparked". For one, we were one time, we even got to see the previews! Secondly, we had water as our beverage, free water. So our date cost a tot... Read more
Slept it off...
Got a little overwhelmed and stressed yesterday....a little too much going on. Then in the evening my back went out...not what I need before clowning. So, took two naproxen and went to bed. I haven't been getting as much sleep as I need so I ... Read more
It's going to be a very Sparky Christmas!
Clowning around tomorrow for a party I know I should have said "No" to...57 kids, 45 minutes, pre Santa...yikes! I used to do the chicken dance, the hokey pokey, active games and as my weight increased my activity while working decreased...fat ... Read more
Swim, bike, run, DRINK WATER!
Today instead of heading straight to the pool I hit the gym area of the health club, the place where all the hard core exercisers congregate. I started on the elliptical machine, which is easier on my joints. I stayed on for a half hour, then ... Read more
Today actually was pretty productive. I cleared out lots of things from my garage that I no longer need in an effort to make room for a car. America's Disabled came to pick it all up. I worked out and swam my mile, a bit slower today! I gues... Read more
It's a wonderful life!
Had a great day with my husband today. I was concerned that his being off work was going to mess up my schedule, but he fit right it! He got to sleep in, then we went to a restaurant for lunch. An Italian buffet. I hesitated, knowing it was ... Read more
Polar plunge, here I come!
Switched up swimming yesterday and swam at night again. When I swim in the morning not only do I have to fight to keep a lane but I am famished all day! I took it easy last night and still had energy to finish strong. My heart rate was lower ... Read more
Swimming to Bangkok...
Just got back from the pool...love it at night, empty, or almost. One mile in 65 minutes, didn't push it. 5 miles total so far...yes! Blood pressure is down. Had fun swimming with my hubby. Crossed over 1500 fitness minutes! Yes!
Go J... Read more
Be careful what you wish for. I wanted to entertain, and yesterday I got my wish! My husband's family came over for a second Thanksgiving dinner. It actually turned out quite nice, although I really wasn't enthused about cooking a huge meal ... Read more
Swam one mile in one hour...totally pushed myself harder than I have ever have for that long. I only had one hour until the pool closed, and since I have a swimming streak going I had to get that mile in the time I had...it is so powerful to ha... Read more
We were driving home last night and we spotted a kitten. Not just any kitten, a straight out of the Aristocrats kitten. Well, she needed a bath desperately, she has mats in her long fur, was soiled, dirty...it was 30 degrees out and going to s... Read more
Swam a mile this morning again. It took foreverrrrr....and was really hard. I realized afterward that I didn't eat breakfast. And I had to share a lane. I hate sharing a lane. And I had problems counting my laps. I hate counting. But now ... Read more
Progress, not Perfection, or oh, my aching back!
Yesterday I didn't make it to the pool...cleaned up outside and sorted my twisting balloons for Special Kids Day. The event grows bigger every year. This year we had 400 special need children and their siblings...I twisted for 4 plus hours, mu... Read more
Baby it's cold outside!
Really, really don't want to do it. It's in the low 30's and a cloudy day in Chicago. I used to run/walk in this weather but I have reverted back into being a cold weather wimp. I have decided that this season I would like to entertain my fri... Read more
Happiness is an afternoon in the pool!
Stayed home this morning and took care of business, cleaned, laundry, found my elf costume...then headed to the pool. I actually counted my laps today and finished a mile in 65 minutes! I was totally excited! I don't think I have ever actuall... Read more