In today's aerials class, we focused on trapeze positions. At first, I found it rather difficult to trust my balance and position and let go with my hands. It was truly a moment of pride for me when I was able to accomplish the "Gazelle" posit... Read more
After the flying trapeze class, I had to find other aerials to try. I'm in the middle of a "taster" series of aerials classes at the Circus School of Arizona. Today's class was aerial silks! This exercise requires strong upper body and core. ... Read more
On my recent vacation to visit my daughter in Washington, DC, I took a flying trapeze class. My daughter videoed each of my "flights." This is one of the videos she took.
Exploring new choices for exercise can be great fun. The thrill of... Read more
Exactly two weeks ago, I set a goal to track food and exercise daily on SparkPeople. My friend, LINDAK25 had inspired me with her two blogs about a 14-day challenge. It made complete sense to set a short-term goal for 14 days. In fact, I was ... Read more
My friend, LINDAK25, has inspired me to try 14-day streaks. She said, "Hey, you can do anything for two weeks, right?" See her blog, "Challenged to a 14 Day Streak" here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.a... Read more
The SparkArizona Team Challenge to "Eat Your Veggies" is encouraging me to try new vegetables. Since I completely LOVE vegetables, this is a bit of a challenge. I have eaten seaweed salad before, in restaurants, though I have never made my own... Read more
In SparkArizona, I am participating in the Eat Your Veggies Challenge, which includes trying a new veggie and blogging weekly about how you're getting your five veggies in each day.
Today, I discovered that there is indeed a veggie I had no... Read more
I've been largely absent from SparkPeople for the last week. Why? Because I've spent every spare moment scavenging for GISHWHES, aka Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen!
As a member of Team Average Joes Love(s) ... Read more
On May 31, I posted this blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5374099 , in which I made my own 1,500 minute trophy because the largest SP trophy offered was 1,000 minutes.
Today, I re... Read more
I've been hiking twice a week at North Mountain, in the Phoenix Mountain Preserves. A fellow SparkFriend and a local non-SP pal and I meet up at the trail head by 5 a.m. We do a few warm up exercises, then head up the mountain!
In Phoenix... Read more
Yesterday, a group of Sparkers met up at Paradise Valley Mall for an early morning, indoor *air-conditioned* mall walk. Some of us walked two miles, some three, and I hit four (because I went one extra time around with a late arrival. :D)
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For the first year on SparkPeople, I "officially" weighed in once a week, on Sundays. Often I would weigh on other days as well. Sometimes, my weight on Friday or Monday would be 2-3 pounds lower than on Sunday, yet Sunday's weight was the "of... Read more
Several months ago, I set a goal of accomplishing 1,200 minutes of exercise each month. That equates to 20 hours, an average of 5 hours exercise per week. It seems a lot for a woman who works full time, yet still doable.
In May, when I va... Read more
On Tuesday, I ran for a mile! Without slowing to a walk. It is a wonderful milestone for a 55 year old gal who once said she would never, never-ever, run.
Then, just to prove it wasn't a fluke, I ran for a mile, without slowing to a walk, ... Read more
With temperatures starting in the low to mid 80s, many Phoenicians give up outdoor exercise beginning sometime in June and do not resume until October. Me, I can handle the early morning runs until the temps get into the low 90s, then I resort ... Read more