Fitness

The Warmth on My Neck….

women working it out!

Hellooooo Luv-lies
It’s Friday!!! I hope that you have had numerous successes this week…. including being a ‘big loser’ {of poundage… of course!}.

Finally, a day with weather that is just to bee-yoo-tiful for indoor cardio.
I’ll definitely make it to my usual end of the week Zumba class, but for now… I’m lacing up my gym shoes, readjusting my ActiveLink and taking a much needed, hard earned walk!
See you Luv-lies when I get back 🙂
What outside activity are you looking forward to doing today?

Do tell…..

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Friendships

Catching Up with Old Friends……

Hello Luv-lies !

And Happy Mother’s Day to you all!

Betty Boop's Mother's Day Wishes

I spent this Mother’s Day like so many of you Luv-lies… reminiscing about the past and sharing today & tomorrow’s thoughts with that very special person in my life….my Mom. After arriving in town {I went back home to the town where all of my fondest childhood memories began}, grabbing a small {yes….nutritious meal. Even Mother’s Day is not a reason to slack :-P} my Mother & I made our way home to get comfortable and catch up {I mean reallllly catch up} on all the news and adventures of not just ours lives, but, that of family, friends. We talked all evening and way into the night.

Despite my late night/early morning talkfest, I awoke early Saturday morning refreshed. Not so much from having ample sleep, but from the delight of being able to talk endlessly with this extraordinarily special woman in my life – My Mom. As always when I go home to spend time with my Mother, my activity schedule is, for the most part, unplanned – with one exception….. I always, always, always start my day with some activity of the cardio type!

I miss these guys!!!

I miss these guys!!!

I decided to go back to the place where, as an adult, my enthusiasm for fitness began…. I surprised my instructor and former fitness-mates {YES! Most of these ladies were still there and looking mah-vah-lous!}.  t has been years since I’ve stepped into a Jazzercise class! After a brief interruption in the class – where loads of hugs, kisses, and “how the heck have you beens” were exchanged, I eased nicely into the routines as if I’d never left.

The time after the class was spent catching up on the adventures of our children, grandchildren, families and the who/what/when of our individual lives.

Getting my cardio in for the day was definitely a secondary gain. Reuniting with woman who have been the thread in the fabric of my life was TRULY AMAZING!!

Hey my Luv-lies, what have you done for yourself that has felt utterly amazing?
….. do share

 

* {pic via:: special thanx}

 

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Fitness

Just Call Me a Flying Karamazov

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Hello Luv-lies,

As you well know, the road to a healthy, successful weight loss (and maintenance) is not one void of roadblocks, detours, red lights & right of ways.

For me, one of the many challenges HAS NOT been meeting the activity piece of the program. I have Jazzercised, competed in Spinning class fundraisers, participated in a multitude of aquatic workouts and presently have found great pleasure in Pole Fitness. So, when invited by a friend to try-out an Aerial Fitness class, I thought “why not. This sounds fun and fascinating!

So dressed in my usual yoga-style attire, I awoke early  Saturday morning to meet her for my first seventy-minute aerial workout. I dare not have my usual breakfast and coffee prior to this challenge (WARNING-UNABASHED VERBAL VISUAL::goodness forbid that my breakfast make a spontaneous and impromptu appearance on the floor of the studio. (I would have been horrified!). Our drive to the studio consisted of a nonstop prep (and pep) talk about what I could expect once reached our destination…. that the class would take us through standing and seated poses, inversions and balancing postures – all using an aerial hammock suspended from the ceiling (by two hooks!). More eager than ever, we finally reached our destination. And the fun began!
Fast forward two hours later…. back in the car (and now on our way to lunch…yes! I survived and was famished and ready to eat) with great enthusiasm, I shared with my friend – who was excited to hear about my new experience. Initially I didn’t really ‘know’ what to expect, but I was elated with the lightness that came with soaring through the air in an almost defying gravity manner! I had not anticipated, but now welcomed, the ‘clearness’ of mind that the resulted from the many inversions and poses. So refreshing and liberating!
The workouts help with flexiblity and agililty and builds core and upper body strength. The are many mind and body benefits that result from this type of workout and for those reasons I will be soaring through the air again

 

…..like a flying Karamazov.

The Karamozov Brothers

Besides….It’s a great way to blow off steam and release stress! 🙂

 

What new work-out have your activity list?

 

Do Tell….

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