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PinkAmaryllis 2 years ago

oldfatguyMorning Stretch

I have been doing my morning stretch, done when I get out of bed, since 2007. I think that counts. (OK, I would like to add some other things, but I think I will wait til 2014 to do that.) Anyway, I have decided that I want to add “draw a web comic” to my list of 43 Things, and I have to mark something done. (Maybe I will come back to this, keeping a “food gournal,” etc.) 9 months ago

oldfatguy 22 months ago

PinkAmaryllisTai Chi

This was way more fun than expected. I plan to be back at the class next week. 10 months ago

PinkAmaryllisI am trying Tai Chi

There is a class really close by so I will check it out on
Tuesday night. 10 months ago

PinkAmaryllisGardening is winning out....

With Spring coming soon I find myself in the garden more and more. Gotta be a good thing. 11 months ago

PinkAmaryllisSwimming has been dumped...or more optimistically postponed...

My excuses…it is hard to go out in the freezing night to go swimming even if the pool is heated. And I wasn’t enjoying the teaching at all.

But I will go back again in Spring and Summer….just no more classes. 11 months ago

oldfatguyBeing happy with what you have

Still have not moved beyond the morning stretch, but I am starting to think maybe I should just be happy with that. Actually, I have started expanding the stretching routine by ONE additional stretch, some days, so maybe that is enough. 11 months ago

PinkAmaryllisYay no swimming tonight

But I went and had a swim anyway. Definitely improving but not at the pace my irritating new tutor sets. Anyone who starts a critique with ‘I’m not picking on you BUT….’ should not be teaching adults. 13 months ago

PinkAmaryllisStarted the term well

I have been promoted to the next level up. Not sure how many levels there are in the adult swim classes…think I may have got to the last level….not that I know anything yet. Still pleased to have pretty much kept up last week…and managed a couple of practice swims this week. 14 months ago


Well I finished the 10 week course and only missed 2 sessions. I can see real improvement. Unfortunately I have hurt my back and swimming hurts….but I am going to try again this week. 15 months ago

PinkAmaryllisTai Chi on hold

Waiting for the neighbourhood class to start up again. 15 months ago

PinkAmaryllisTai Chi?

I am going to try this out on Tuesday night. 15 months ago

PinkAmaryllisReturn to the deep

I came, I swam, I spent longer time in the spa and saunda than in the pool….but it was a start. 15 months ago

PinkAmaryllisCaught a cold so no swimming

Must get back into it asap 16 months ago

PinkAmaryllisGetting better at swimming

I am only making it once a week but my lessons are going well. My stroke is getting better and I must be getting abit fitter?! 17 months ago

PinkAmaryllisPet ownership

They have to be fed, exercise and cleaned up after. 17 months ago

PinkAmaryllisFirst swimming lesson

Not as challenging as feared/hoped.

Need to work on breathing technique 17 months ago

PinkAmaryllisNot sure if its classes as regular

But almost a month has gone by and I have made it to the pool most weeks – and sometimes more than once 18 months ago

PinkAmaryllisOh and I also -

signed up for swimming lessons from Feb and paid half the course cost. 18 months ago

PinkAmaryllisMade it to the pool again....

clump of hair (not mine) at the bottom of the pool find of gross. But I trust in copious amounts of chlorine. Slowly building stamina 18 months ago

PinkAmaryllisThird time in the pool

Better. I went with some family and it made the time go faster to have someone to talk to between lengths…and I stayed in longer too. 18 months ago

PinkAmaryllisSecond time swimming

It was

a) not as bad as the first time

b) not as embarrassing….I saw no one I knew phew

c) I managed to stay in a little bit longer and relax

d) good for me 19 months ago

PinkAmaryllisFirst day swimming

It was

a) hard

b) embarrassing

c) good for me 19 months ago

PinkAmaryllisThinking about - learning tap

I think I will sign up for lessons in the new year. I love watching Fred Astaire on Youtube. (No comparision of course!) 20 months ago

PinkAmaryllisUseful and healthy

Finally something to write about. I like mowing the lawns – sometimes with a push mower, sometimes with a motor mower. 20 months ago

oldfatguyNot sure what it is, but I need something!

I do have a small stretching routine, and I do some very small bit of cycling. But, I am looking for something in addition to the stretching that is slightly more vigorous and might include some hand/eye or body co-ordination. Not sure what, just yet.

But, I like that this goal (“thing”?) is general enough and flexible enough to accomodate some searching for the right exercise. 22 months ago

PinkAmaryllisA question

I really don't like exercise...but when I was a kid it wasn't too bad. Any ideas on how to fool myself into exercising even though I don't want to? 22 months ago

PinkAmaryllisNot going so well

The walking plan didn’t start….and at the heart of it, I just don’t want to do anything.

Which is terrible!

I have to do something otherwise its so not good for me.

Hope to report back with better news soon 22 months ago

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