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Walking Faster
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      5 comments

June 30, 2020 My standard long walk workout is 4 miles. Many years ago I could walk it in anywhere from 58 minutes (at my best) to 60 minutes. Then I had to stop my daily walk because of a bad hip. I had hip replacement surgery 3 years ago a... Read more
June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020      2 comments

Still trying to stay active in spite of quarantine and restricted movement. I was an Orange Theory junkie, and have missed those classes desperately. So when I ran into one of the Coaches a couple of weeks ago, I jumped at the chance of training... Read more
Update to Keep It Moving
Tuesday, April 21, 2020      4 comments

In the week since I last posted I kept it moving 5 out of 7 days and averaged 41 minutes of exercise. It wasn't always easy, but it was always worth it! Keep it moving, Spark Community. ... Read more
Keep It Moving
Monday, April 13, 2020      2 comments

As this horrible virus continues to grip our country, city, neighborhood, it becomes (for me, at least) harder and harder to keep my mind positive and my body moving. It's easy to fall into a malaise and stop doing all the things you know you s... Read more
Signs I'm Getting Fitter
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      4 comments

Yesterday I did my 2 mile walk, but added several segments of jogging. The longest was a 5 block stretch, which in the city equals a quarter mile. That is the longest I have jogged on the street (pavement vs. treadmill) in a long time. Enduran... Read more
new goal
Monday, March 23, 2020      0 comments

In these crazy times, just keeping my wits is a goal! However, I am recommitting to doing at least 10 minutes of exercise (really going for a minimum of 30 minutes) every day because I know it helps my stress level, but also because it will k... Read more
No Excuses for Skipping a Workout
Saturday, February 29, 2020      3 comments

I just read the program page about excuse proofing workouts. I followed the suggestion of making a list about why regular physical activity is important to me. The list came easily -- in fact I will continue to add to it daily or weekly, to ke... Read more
new goal
Friday, January 31, 2020      2 comments

Going to try to make one new recipe a week if an effort to add a healthy but tasty meal to my food choices.... Read more
An affair to remember
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      5 comments

I have found Orange Theory Fitness, and I think I'm love! I love the way every workout is different; I love the cardio; I love the coaches and I just love the feeling I have when I've completed a class. My endurance and strength have increase... Read more
The Weight Game
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      1 comments

Still on my quest to get below 135 lbs (and under the obese in the body fat category), I am once again trying to remain faithful to tracking my food. Why this is so hard, I do not know. Hopefully after a week of diligence it will become more ro... Read more
changing my exercise routine
Thursday, October 18, 2012      6 comments

I have consistently done a 4 mile walk first thing in the morning. Reading the Spark Coach program plan today I am reminded that changing your exercise routine is necessary to keep it effective. I am setting a goal to change duration and intensi... Read more