I took care of myself last night
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7 comments
You know those times where you put yourself in an impossible situation? Well, last night I refused to let myself be drawn into one of those situations. The old me would have been sucked right into a set of circumstances that would have be detr... Read more
Mixed Feelings Today
Sunday, October 11, 2009 4 comments
My mother died 24 years ago today. I have very mixed feelings where she was concerned and am currently trying to make sense of it. She was very smart and educated for a women of her generation but I don't think the members of her family treate... Read more
I made good choices last night
Thursday, October 08, 2009 4 comments
I'm pleased with the choices that I made at last night's team dinner. I ate lots of salad and I chopped up some beets instead of using salad dressing. I did eat some pulled pork (with BBQ sauce of course) and a piece of garlic bread. Yummy! ... Read more
Turning Team Dinners into a Great Support System!
Wednesday, October 07, 2009 3 comments
I'm really looking forward to tonight's Polk County Group team dinner. It not only gives us a time to meet and greet local Spark members, but it allows our families and friends to get in on the action. I firmly believe that the wider your emot... Read more
Today I really worked out
Tuesday, October 06, 2009 5 comments
Today our water aerobics class really targeted our arms, shoulders and upper back. By the time the class was over, I was already tired and a bit sore. I hope we didn't overdo it ! I'll just have to continuously do some very light stretches to... Read more
Our Seventh Polk County Group Walk Today!
Monday, October 05, 2009 5 comments
Today we walked together for the seventh time in our Polk County Group. Sadly, there were only three of us walking today but we had a great time! Our time was a bit slower today due to the high level of humidity. We let moderation be our guid... Read more
A Successful Week!
Saturday, October 03, 2009 5 comments
This week was a very successful week for me! I did five "kick butt" workouts and I remembered to rest when I got home after each one. I'm caught up on all of my laundry and grocery shopping. I've been trying to eat healthy home cooked meals a... Read more
Back to using weights again
Monday, September 28, 2009 3 comments
After taking a week off from using weights, due to some bruised muscles, I was back in the water with my weights today. It felt great to really work my muscles. I only hope that I won't be overly sore tomorrow! I did a nice 25 minute warm up ... Read more
Using Household Chores to Workout
Sunday, September 27, 2009 6 comments
It's cloudy and humid today in Florida with a strong possibility of rain. Should I walk outside today? What happens if we get a thunderstorm? These are the questions I asked myself as I debated over how I was going to workout this morning. T... Read more
Polk County (Florida) Group's Sixth Team Walk
Saturday, September 26, 2009 3 comments
Today our local team held it's sixth team walk! Nine people walked with our group today. We did two miles in about 40-45 minutes. Not a bad pace considering the heat and humidity! (It was 85 degrees and very humid) I love the way that the ... Read more
I'm Feeling A Bit Better!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 4 comments
I'm happy to report that I was able to do my water aerobics class yesterday. I skipped the weights and kept the jumping up and down to a minimum and today I'm still sore but feeling much better. I had a medical massage on Monday and I plan to ... Read more
Monday, September 21, 2009 3 comments
I did my follow up with the doctor this afternoon. The ER doctor made me promise to see her today so I called Friday after I got home from the hospital and made an appointment. I wasn't as stiff this morning as I was yesterday. Yesterday I fe... Read more
I'm Making Progress!
Thursday, September 17, 2009 4 comments
Today I completed my third day of water aerobics this week and I have to say that I'm making progress! I'm finding some of the moves much easier and I'm not as tired when I'm finished. I can feel the increase in my stamina and can see increase... Read more
I've Achieved My Exercise Goals This Week!
Friday, September 11, 2009 5 comments
I'm feeling proud of myself today. I set a private goal of going to water exercise four times this week and I met that goal! I also did quite a bit of walking - the team walk yesterday and walking for the purpose of exercise inside an air cond... Read more
A Fifteen Minute Mile
Thursday, September 10, 2009 9 comments
This morning our Polk County Group team met for our fifth team walk. Once again we all walked a mile in fifteen minutes. We were so busy talking and having a good time that before we knew it, we were all the way around the lake. I would have ... Read more
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