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Swimmers' fatigue
Thursday, April 12, 2012      7 comments

If you are a swimmer, you'll know what I mean when I say I'm not referring to that pleasant post swim lassitude. No, I'm referring to what happens to your togs when they decide to give up the ghost. And what I want to know is, one, do they HAVE ... Read more
As young as you feel?
Sunday, April 08, 2012      7 comments

I'm on week 2 of the Know your numbers plan. This is a quick questionnaire to check the age of your heart. Not saying what my heart age is, except that, they say you are as young as you feel, but this plan says I am older than I feel. So I have... Read more
Shaking my tail feathers
Monday, April 02, 2012      5 comments

I finally rejoined my Tuesday Zumba class and boy am I glad I did! They have moved on to some new routines,so I have quite a bit of catching up to do. But the main thing is, the SWEAT! When I swim I have no real idea about the level of exertion,... Read more
New feathers and a new month
Monday, April 02, 2012      5 comments

The new month has given me some impetus to plan to tackle some projects. Last month I refreshed my wardrobe and now I have plenty of clothes that fit. I feel rather special as I pull out the new items and introduce myself to the world in them, a... Read more
I love night swimming
Thursday, March 29, 2012      3 comments

Thursday as I have said before is ladies session at the warm pool. DH swims in the big pool and we take two hours. I love to swim in the warm pool, the warmth mean s I can just keep on going, and I don't stop. Here is my routine: I jog (45 minut... Read more
Back to better I hope
Monday, March 19, 2012      2 comments

Swam Sunday, Zumba yesterday, Aqua aerobics today, fingers crossed I'll be back to normal by next week. I'm starting back cautiously as I don't want the interuption to my exercise to go on any longer than it needs to.... Read more
Fluffing around with portion sizes
Thursday, March 15, 2012      8 comments

I've been reading the SP stuff about portion sizes but I can't really picture volume in my head. I meant to get some things from the $2 store, a deck of cards, a ping pong ball, that kind of thing to put on the table at mealtime to help me reall... Read more
Laid up
Monday, March 12, 2012      5 comments

I finally took my pulled muscle to the doctor after I had a relapse with it. Now have a prescription for anti inflammatories which have started doing their work. The pain has worn me out so I am resting up a little this morning and think I will... Read more
It's my Sparkaversary
Saturday, March 03, 2012      4 comments

9 months since I started Sparking. Since I began I have: lost fat and gained muscles improved my sleep patterns Improved my mood Found exercise I enjoy Become more flexible both physically and mentally Gained resilience ... Read more
Sore today
Friday, March 02, 2012      2 comments

With a back injury. I hurt myself carrying a load of books down to the Salvation Army, slipped and twisted my back and now I am getting spasms in my back, like a very very very bad stitch. Ooh it hurts, every now and then my muscles just cramp ... Read more
Another fine day in paradise
Sunday, February 26, 2012      4 comments

Another fine day, garden awaits, but first, Zumba! DH returned from visiting MiL who is now being assessed in hospital, quite a relief as she had been so unwell. Our big worry was a brain tumor but her CT scan has come back clear, so that is ... Read more
Fun runs
Saturday, February 25, 2012      4 comments

Its a gorgeous day here for our round the bays fun run. I did it once and , well, I didn't have much fun. I must be missing something. Meanwhile the roads to anywhere I want to go are closed , so I,m staying close to home and gardening this fine... Read more
The joy of ex...
Friday, February 24, 2012      5 comments

...ercise, not a typo. I'm just in that kind of geeky mood. Back from a swim and DH and I stopped for a cuppa on the way home and spent the time waiting for our drinks making muscles at each other. Somehow we seem to have finally manged to get... Read more
Knee pain banished
Friday, February 10, 2012      6 comments

Back in the day I remember one of my colleagues who had a pool telling me, if anyone says as you get older you get stiff,don'tt believe them. She believed using her pool kept her limber. I woke up this morning after spending the whole night as... Read more
Back flips
Thursday, February 09, 2012      8 comments

DH & I gave up dinner with some very good friends to stick with our swim date tonight. Warm pool for me, grown ups pool for him. This time we spent 1 3/4 hours, it was awesome! I started off tired and grumpy, but just got on with it, jogging in... Read more

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