I hadn't realized how important my alternate day strength training and my 6/7 days cardio training has become an addiction. I knew that I was addicted to yoga! Monday at yoga I pulled a muscle, skipped strength training. Did some mild cardio ... Read more
I love reading other members blogs. They are filled with such enthusiasm and "gratitude attitudes" that I am encouraged, entertained and enthused. (If that's a word.) I have a friend who can't believe that I can relate to people I have never s... Read more
65 at 65 training and crocuses
Spring is really here! Today on a bike training run after watching mud, decaying vegetation, naked trees, even though it was in the mid 60's and sunny, I was stunned to see the ground under a small grove of trees carpeted with crocus. Their lo... Read more
Why I love yoga
On Monday, I didn't listen to my body very well and pulled a muscle in my leg doing saddle pose in yin yoga. I was scheduled to do strength training right after yoga, but my trainer and I agreed it would not be a good idea. I used heat which ... Read more
Portion Control for Kids
I have an idea that I can't quite figure out how to put into effect. I am concerned about childhood obesity. I realize there are a lot of causes, but i think kids (as much as adults) need to learn about what healthy portions really look like..... Read more
Thanks for all the responses to my blog about walking. I got lots of good information. I think it is going to be important for me to alternate walking and biking as a way to build stamina for my 65 mile ride. I like the idea of jogging, howev... Read more
Is Walking all it's cracked up to be?
After reading so many people talk about Leslie Sanson's Walk at Home DVD's, I bought 3 that were on special at Amazon. I just finished my first 13 min. mile workout. Did my heart rate elevate? Yes. Did I feel my muscles had been worked when ... Read more
Support from Spark
I recently posted a concern about having a plastic surgery procedure on the team "At Goal and Maintaining. " I have been so touched by all the comments and concerns of my fellow teammates. The posts were thoughtful, sharing personal or friends... Read more
What is old?
Today I went to a seminar to learn about Medicare. I have to be enrolled by the end of this month. I looked around the room and thought, "Who are these people? Aren't most of them on Medicare already?"
Over the past 5 years, I have gotte... Read more
Bikes and Birthdays
The sun is supplicating me to join it outside. Unfortunately the snow is still on the ground which means the bike trails will be snow-covered, icy, wet, muddy - generally impassable. There comes a point when the bike on the trainer inside just... Read more
A Metaphor (or Metaphors be with you.)
I 've been thinking about how Spark is not about dieting, but about moving to a new lifestyle... which led me to thinking moving. We moved 13 times in our first 11 years of marriage and now have lived in the same house for 34 years. I thought ... Read more
Relationship with others and food
This morning in my yoga class, the instructor read the following:
Feeling More and More
We bump up against the fact of change and impermanence as soon as we acknowledge our feelings or needs for others. Basically, we all tend to go in one of... Read more
DVD vs. classes/personal trainer
Every time I looked outside and saw more snow falling, I was always tempted to exercise or do yoga with one of my DVD's or finding something on line. However, I always chose to get in the car unless the streets were just too dangerous.
I... Read more
What do maintenance and losing have in common?
I originally thought the answer the above question was absolutely nothing. But as I have been reading The Spark has started me thinking why maintenance is such an issue for so many people. Evidently only about 6% of people maintain their weigh... Read more
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Manic Monday: in a good way
I can't believe how much I managed to get accomplished today, none of which shows around my house. The bed needs clean sheets, the bathroom needs to be cleaned, the carpets swept. However, I had a great yin yoga practice this morning, and a wo... Read more