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Addicted to Aerials?

Sunday, December 14, 2014      7 comments

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

I Can Fly! (video blog)

Friday, November 21, 2014      13 comments

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

14 IS a Magic Number! (14-day results)

Saturday, April 19, 2014      10 comments

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

Is 14 a Magic Number?

Saturday, April 05, 2014      9 comments

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
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Veggie Challenge Blog #2: Seaweed Salad

Sunday, January 19, 2014      9 comments

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

Challenge Blog: Creamy Maitake Mushroom Soup (vegan)

Thursday, January 02, 2014      5 comments

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

An Abnosome Week with GISHWHES!

Monday, August 19, 2013      10 comments

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

SparkPeople DID IT!!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013      18 comments

On May 31, I posted this blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Pre-Dawn Fitness Hikes

Saturday, July 27, 2013      15 comments

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

Fooducate: My New Favorite Smartphone App

Sunday, July 21, 2013      13 comments

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) ... Read more

Weight Graphing

Saturday, July 20, 2013      8 comments

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

When You Blow Thru a Goal, Change it!

Sunday, June 30, 2013      14 comments

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

I Ran for a Full Mile!

Friday, June 21, 2013      22 comments

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

Handling the Phoenix Heat

Sunday, June 16, 2013      11 comments

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

Mall Walk Disaster

Sunday, June 09, 2013      11 comments

Note to self: It is rather important to find out information before making plans. Second note to self: When you plan an event, make sure the venue is open. It is becoming very hot here in Phoenix, Arizona. Daytime highs are over 100... Read more


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