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Today I managed to do two of my favorite classes back to back and not feel winded or tired.  Only two poses in the Hatha yoga class gave me a little hesitation but other than that I did great.   So much so that I stayed for the Pilates class that I haven’t done in months and sailed through it.  It seems once you learn the practice, the moves come right back to you especially the 100’s.  This is the “key” to developing a six-pack (even at my young age) and so this is my goal for this year.  I managed to do four push ups with my knees down and it felt really good.

I truly believe had it not been for my earlier workout sessions over the years I would have suffered a break or fracture when I fell the last month.   Tonight I feel awesome and so pleased with my accomplishment.  But above all, I am thankful “someone was watching over me.”

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Incredible Weather

The weather has been almost Fall like the past few days just like I remember it from up North.  But I have to remind myself that this is Florida  and that  last year at this time we already baking with the high temperatures.   It seemed to me that most of us love the cooler temperatures.  It just seems to keep you motivated, energetic and happier, too.

This weather is beautiful!  It is perfect!  Can we save it?  These were just a few of the comments voiced today.   Hopefully it will last awhile longer as my lungs are loving it.

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Mixed Emotions

This has been a hodge podge of feelings the past few days along with a mixture of sad and glad moments.  One of the glad times was getting back to my yoga classes which is always the best mood lifter (as it is so much a part of my day my life) and my soreness is gone, too!

My little ones at school are growing up so fast, it seems they are growing inches every week. And with June coming up soon I will be sad once again to hug each one of them as they leave first grade knowing how to read and be able to write sentences. In the interim I will continue to enjoy helping them learn more words and having them read one of their favorite books.  They are so proud of themselves when they tell me what the story is about and describe what is happening in the pictures.   I love them as much as I love my yoga.

Today I decided I not to continue my visits to the library as the group has dwindled and it is not the format I was looking for.  I might consider starting a group of my own with lunch included.  It is always nicer and more desirable when one can share their comments and critiques as I have done in the past.

My saddest moment was hearing the news of Dick Clark’s passing.   I loved his charm and personality and I recall the American Bandstand like it was yesterday.   When the show came on I would be ironing my husband’s shirts and I remember trying to learn how to do the twist with Chubby Checker.   I never did master the dance but it was fun trying.  He will surely be missed this New Years Eve as that has been my place to be all the years that he was at Times Square as I watched the ball come down at midnight.

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Yoga Butt

Someone told me years ago that practicing yoga would benefit not only my mind but my body and balance, too.   I put yoga to the test a few weeks ago when I did the unthinkable (walking up an incline with platform shoes on) and lost my balance.   If it were not for my quick thinking I might have broken a bone a hip an arm or fractured my pelvis.   Fortunately I did none of those and ended up with a very sore bottom.

Because of this,I did very little exercise and found my self lethargic and unmotivated.   Yesterday I decided  I would get dressed for the 10 a.m. Yoga class and hoped I would be able to do some of the poses without too much discomfort or pain.  It is amazing how our bodies do remember!  And with the help of a folded blanket and a cushion for my knees I was able to do all the poses except for the boat.   Anne (my instructor decided that was not a move for someone in my condition) perhaps when my butt healed internally.  As I relaxed into the last pose I could feel the energy  return to my body and my mind was calm and happy.

I think Yoga belongs in everyone’s life young and old as it is the WD-40 for our limbs-balance stamina and mental clarity.  Get your yoga moment today!

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Beautiful Weather

It has been just delightful the past few days with bright sunshine-low 80’s and the most beautiful blue sky with puffy white clouds.  Just feeling the cool breeze through my open windows and doors is refreshing as it lets out all the stale air that has accumulated.   Easter was very nice and I spent it with my son Joe who had the day off.  We went to the movies to see The Hunger Games.   This particular theater has an upstairs viewing area and seats with tables attached so you can order your food and drink.  I ordered the grilled chicken accompanied by sweet potato fries and an iced tea.  Joe went for the caesar salad-fish and chips and iced tea… he ordered his favorite snack – popcorn.

We both enjoyed the movie and the food and I am looking forward to the sequel.  I believe this will be a trilogy and if they are all as good as the Hunger Games we are in for a treat. When I returned home to my blinking answering machine I had wonderful messages from my family wishing me a Happy Easter and so I spent the evening returning calls.  I even had the awesome treat of seeing my son Darrin and family on Skype.  It is such a fabulous way to see your loved ones and I enjoy seeing my grandchildren.   They say babies remember your voice, and so I will see this first hand when I visit the next month. All in all it was a nice holiday weekend and the rest of my week seems like it will follow suit.

Tomorrow – I spend time with my little ones at school and Thursday is my writers group meeting……Till then enjoy your days and don’t forget to smile:)

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