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No excuses
Friday, May 17, 2013      11 comments

Today I was really looking forward to going to a Zumba class. It was cancelled by my Fitness Club due to a Canadian long weekend that hasn't even started yet. It is very annoying when the Fitness Club extends these weekends and offers a lot less... Read more
Assertiveness Pt. 2
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      9 comments

About 4 days ago I wrote a blog about being disrespected and spoken rudely to by an employee while volunteering at a charity event. Avoiding a direct confrontation, I emailed her supervisor about how I was treated. He apologized and said he woul... Read more
Exercise your franchise
Monday, May 13, 2013      6 comments

Tomorrow, I am working 12 to 14 hours as a clerk for the B.C. Provincial Election. I can't tell you the number of people who have boasted to me that they are not going to bother voting. They say all politicians are crooked, disappointing etc. et... Read more
Saturday, May 11, 2013      5 comments

I recently volunteered for a Gala to benefit a Children's charity that I strongly believed in. When other Sparkers asked me how the evening went I told them it was great. I didn't want to relive the evening because it was so upsetting. Now, I wa... Read more
Volunteer Shift
Thursday, May 09, 2013      7 comments

Tonight, I am volunteering at a fancy gala that is a fundraiser for the B.C. Centre for Ability. This organization provides physical, occupational. speech therapy and vocational guidance plus more for physically and mentally disabled children. T... Read more
What a difference a week or two can make.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      12 comments

I beginning to think when facing doing exercising or eating healthy we need to be aware that our moods affect what we think might be happening. The other week, I wrote about having to go to a spin class with twenty somethings. I felt isolat... Read more
Measure for Measure
Monday, April 29, 2013      6 comments

Below you will find the perfect example of precisely why my hubby has never had a weight problem and I have always had one. I was telling him that G.H. Cretors caramel corn had a whopping 120 calories per 3/4 cup of popcorn. I mentioned I ... Read more
Just one Bite?
Monday, April 29, 2013      7 comments

When I was a small child and thin, my mother used to feed me constantly. I used to be served 12 ounce steaks. In about Grade 2, I started gaining weight. Ironically, although lamenting to me that I was fat, she would vascillate between dieting ... Read more
Putting It Out There
Sunday, April 28, 2013      4 comments

As co-leader of the Peppy Party, I posted a May challenge - to change Maybes into To Dos and ultimately into Got er dones! So, now I must fess up. Yes, I have yet to change some of my maybes into to dos because have dug myself into a big rut of ... Read more
New Trainer
Friday, April 26, 2013      11 comments

I still miss my old trainer, but my new trainer Alex, has a similar programme for getting us fit. She also said that when she used to sub in our classes she basically kept things the same to maintain stuff. But now, that she is in charge of the ... Read more
Disposable Society
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      7 comments

I may be ready for the dinosaur pit but am I the only one that doesn't like the feeling that a fair portion of today's society thinks everyone is replaceable, and disposable? Whatever we buy first of all breaks and is no longer fixable. Yes, b... Read more
Without My Trainer
Sunday, April 21, 2013      11 comments

For the past two years I have been taking group personal training at my fitness club. While stretching me to my full potential, the trainer, Sarah, has been encouraging and also cognizant of all my ailments so I didn't injure myself. Today... Read more
Benefits of Exercise as You Age
Friday, April 19, 2013      7 comments

Having done a weight training class and zumba yesterday, as well as a spin class this morning at the unearthly time of 6:15 am, I was delighted to read this article. Thought I would pass it on to everyone who exercises and those looking for a re... Read more
Tiptoeing through the Tulips
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      8 comments

In the midst of sadness, it was wonderful spending time playing in La Conner's tulip fields with my mom who is 95 years young! ... Read more
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      9 comments

I just finished a spin class at my club that has a lot of young membership. I usually go in the daytime when older people come in. At night, it mostly young. Not only was I the oldest in this very tough spin class but there was not anybody ... Read more

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