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  • Listen up, I have something important to say.

    5/29/2016 9:45:05 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    I would like to tell you about the reasons behind May Mania. It began with grief, frustration and anger. But you need some backgrou... Read more

  • May Mania Day 29

    5/29/2016 5:59:53 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Only three days left in May Mania. Here's what happened on Day 28: Steps: 11,482 Flights of stairs climbed: 18 Strength training: Upper... Read more

  • May Mania Day 28

    5/28/2016 6:30:12 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Day 27: In the hospital! Earlier in May I wrote about going to the hospital to climb stairs on a rainy day. Yesterday I was not so lucky. ... Read more

  • May Mania Day 27

    5/27/2016 6:11:44 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Day 26 totals: Steps: 12,928 Flights of stairs climbed: 16 Yesterday was the 100th day in a row of 10,000 or more steps a day, and si... Read more

  • May Mania Day 26

    5/26/2016 12:12:45 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Last night I was laying in bed and suddenly got up and went into the kitchen. I went to the freezer where there was a gallon of chocolate ice cr... Read more

  • May Mania Day 25

    5/25/2016 12:57:26 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Day 24: Well it rained in the SW corner of NH on Tuesday so it was sorta quiet on the mania front. Steps: 11,134 Flights of stairs climbed... Read more

  • May Mania Day 24

    5/24/2016 6:37:45 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Day 23 recap: Sasha and I went for a long walk. Read more

  • May Mania Day 23

    5/23/2016 9:35:13 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    First, the totals from Day 22: Steps: 16,103 Flights of stairs: 33 Strength Training (upper body) Today: Who knows what lies ahead?... Read more

  • May Mania Day 22

    5/22/2016 5:23:59 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    First a report on Day 21: Steps: 17,830 Flights of stairs climbed: 20 Only 9 days left in May Mania, on to day 22...... Read more

  • May Mania Day 21

    5/21/2016 4:09:16 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Day 20 Summary: Steps: 15,630 Flights of stairs climbed: 18 Day 21: This morning we went to the Currier Museum in Manchester, NH. Th... Read more

  • May Mania Day 20

    5/20/2016 10:26:24 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Recap of Day 19: Steps: 11,926 Flights of stairs climbed: 15 Strength training: some upper body that I didn't have time for the previous... Read more

  • May Moderation?!? (May Mania Day 19)

    5/19/2016 5:03:53 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    In yesterday's blog, I talked about how I once had a streak of 100 days where I walked 20,000+ steps a day (including one day over 75,000 steps!)... Read more

  • May Mania Day 18

    5/18/2016 9:54:46 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Day 17 summary: Steps: 11,198 Flights of stairs climbed: 16 Day 18 goals. Okay, it's time to take it up a notch. This morning I was... Read more

  • May Mania Day 17

    5/17/2016 3:18:35 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Recap of Day 16: Meetings, meetings, meetings. Neuroscience group, followed by Sasha's one-year check-up (3 shots, poor thing), followed by... Read more

  • May Mania Day 16

    5/16/2016 12:11:59 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Over 45 people showed up to Sasha's first birthday party! There were acres of cake and mountains of ice cream as well as lots of other decadent ... Read more

  • May Mania Day 15

    5/15/2016 6:57:32 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    I've reached the halfway point for May Mania. When I get to the end, I'll post a blog explaining what it was all about. First, a report on d... Read more

  • May Mania Day 14

    5/14/2016 3:04:10 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    About Day 13: it was ... interesting I knew it would be a tough day going in. My department held their end-of-the-semester retreat and that... Read more

  • May Mania Day 13

    5/13/2016 6:45:24 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Day 12 wasn't that many steps but a lot of them were stairs: Steps: 11,585 Flights of stairs climbed: 29 Strength training: Lower body a... Read more

  • May Mania Day 12

    5/12/2016 12:31:05 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    First, a report on Day 11: Steps: 15,778 Flights of stairs climbed: 40 Strength training: Upper body Other: Tai Chi class Day 12:... Read more

  • May Mania Day 11

    5/11/2016 12:10:42 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Even the May Maniac needs a rest day now and then, so on Day 10, I took it a little easier: Steps: 12,009 Flights of stairs climbed: 15 ... Read more

  • May Mania Day 10

    5/10/2016 1:52:21 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    As usual, I start with a report on the previous day. Day 9: Steps: 36,508 Floors of stairs climbed: 45 Strength training: Upper bod... Read more

  • May Mania Day 9

    5/9/2016 7:19:45 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    As usual, I first look at the previous day's results: Day 8: Strength training: rest day Steps: 38,239 Floors of stairs climbed: 44... Read more

  • May Mania Day 8

    5/8/2016 12:04:03 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Well, today is Sunday (one minute past midnight) and Sunday is my first official May Mania weigh-in. But that will have to wait until I get up i... Read more

  • May Mania Day 7

    5/7/2016 12:08:31 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    First, a report on Day 6: Friday was a mixture of sun and rain. Unfortunately, I spent most of the sunny period in a hardware store as I fou... Read more

  • May Mania Day 6

    5/6/2016 12:11:46 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Report on Day 5: Strength training: Upper body, 3 sets of each exercise, reps until failure Steps: 20,840 Floors of stairs climbed: 26 ... Read more

  • Stronger

    5/5/2016 10:12:01 PM, by CLAIRE3000

    Well, it's been about a month or so since I've come back to Spark People, ramped up the gym routine (4 days a week of at least an hour of cardio ... Read more

  • May Mania Day 5

    5/5/2016 12:13:50 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    A report on Day 4: Yet another day of rain dampened the clothes, but not the spirits, of the May Maniac. Steps: 13,540 Floors climbed... Read more

  • May Mania Day 4

    5/4/2016 7:00:27 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    First a report on Day 3: Tuesday was the first day of May here it didn't rain. Took Sasha for a long walk in the stroller and finished the d... Read more

  • May Mania Day 3

    5/3/2016 6:37:44 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    I begin with a report on Day 2. It was another rainy day. I spent some of the day in the hospital. No, there's nothing wrong with me - I di... Read more

  • What is May Mania?

    5/2/2016 10:11:29 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Fitness is a permanent change in the way we live our lives, not something we do for a time and then stop like a "diet" (as in "I want a bikini bo... Read more

  • May Mania Day 2

    5/2/2016 12:20:33 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Results from day 1: Core workout, plus 12,592 steps and 32 floors climbed. Coming up on day two I'll be doing upper body ST. I'll have to w... Read more

  • May Mania Day 1

    5/1/2016 2:26:02 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Rainy day here, but that couldn't dampen my spirits for May Mania. Did core work today: farmer's walks, planks, mountain climbers, ab wheel, crun... Read more

  • Get Ready for May Mania

    4/30/2016 9:42:29 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    Classes ended on Friday. Now there's a week of exams and a frenzy of grading and then it's summer. I'll have more time to play with Sasha and fo... Read more

  • Oh well

    4/28/2016 10:37:22 AM, by CLAIRE3000

    If you are too hungover to move- go do some Zumba 💃🏻... Read more

  • The Power of Tracking (Pictures of the baby)

    4/27/2016 8:24:21 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

    I want to tell you about my recent experiences with food tracking. During my wife's pregnancy, I put on quite a bit of "sympathetic" weight gain... Read more

  • Motivation

    4/25/2016 11:50:40 AM, by CLAIRE3000

    Got up just a little too late to make it to Zumba. Go and be late or stay and be lazy? Well, then I got on my scale and woohoo! Another pound gon... Read more

  • Life happens

    4/13/2016 4:29:01 PM, by CLAIRE3000

    Cupcakes for breakfast. Why? Short story, I'm a mom of two under 5. You don't want the long story. I did go to the gym after dropping them at day... Read more

  • Sasha goes for a hike (photos)

    4/10/2016 3:19:18 PM, by TAICHIDANCER

    We took Sasha for a hike around Goose Pond. We s... Read more

  • Sasha's first swimming lesson

    4/4/2016 12:45:58 AM, by TAICHIDANCER

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  • #33: Year 2016 so far

    3/17/2016 11:57:13 AM, by TRIPTOTOP

    It will soon be Spring, the last stretch before the finish line with the race award being my PhD degree. The program has taken five years and it ... Read more

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