Featured Bloggers for WQW #2 Socializing
Your friendships mean so much. Thank you all for joining in.
Featured Bloggers in the Comment Section
I don’t usually feature bloggers who comment back and forth because there are so many conversations that I love, but these extensive comments caught my attention so I’ve included a link to their latest blogs.
- Hammad’s Weekend Skies answered all the questions in the comments. Great reading.
- Travels and Trifles – Tina shared a wonderfully introspective comment.
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#WQW # 3- Topic: Fitness
Definition: 1. the condition of being physically fit and healthy. 2. the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task. 3. an organism’s ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment. Bing
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Fitness Quotes for This Week
Do you ever wonder which way to turn when you think about how to get fit?
My quotes from this week are completely from bloggers rather than Google Searches. Sometimes it is easy to forget that our best friends are experts. So, today I turned to Terri Webster Schrandt who is in the process of writing a book about fitness, No Excuses Fitness, and Cindy Georgakas, who is a fitness trainer. (I hope I have that correct.) Both of these women have outstanding talents in many things, but today I called on them to share their suggestions for getting fit.
“Your challenge is to find three hours a week for physical activity. Out of 168 hours in a week, three hours should be do-able.”Terri Webster Schrandt
If you repeat Cindy’s video 6 times, you have one week of easy to do activities. I like to walk, so when the weather cooperates, it is easy to get in an hour of walking right in my neighborhood. I’ve also been doing pushups against the wall and when I sit, I’m on my exercise ball instead of a chair. I like getting exercise when I don’t have to think about the exercise part – like going on a photo shoot with Vince.
“If you walk your dog through the same neighborhood day after day, it can get dull. Perhaps you can walk with a friend or walk in a different neighborhood.”Terri Webster Schrandt
Our Neighborhood Last Year
“Remember Obstacles are part of life so cut yourself some slack and get back up and Begin Again.”Cindy Georgakas
Sitting on an exercise ball and doing pushups against the wall, however, is not enough to help me stay fit. I’ve also been parking farther out in the parking lots when I shop. That means pushing the cart a lot farther, too, LOL.
“Our bodies constantly give us signals to move. When we listen to them and heed the call, giving them what they need, they take good care of us.Cindy Georgakas
Shopping was good therapy for me when recovering from Deep Vein Thrombosis because it’s indoors and it’s flat. On my first time out after I got out of the hospital, I walked 45 minutes, I was done in. Now I just do what I need to do. I can count on at least 2,000-3,000 steps out of the 7,000 I’d like to get per day when I go shopping. I also wear compression socks all day. These socks work to exercise your veins if you sit a long time – like I do when I’m blogging.
“Thirty minutes per day is the minimum time for optimum cardiovascular fitness. And yes, you can break up the 30 minutes into smaller increments during the day. Ten minutes is the minimum to feel the benefits of cardio.”Terri Webster Schrandt
“Now that I am in my 60s, I also recognize the value of strength training. Even just 20-30 minutes, two days a week of light weights can help strengthen your bones and muscles.”Terri Webster Schrandt
We have a gym membership, and for some reason, I have a hard time going by myself. So, I let it go to waste. If there is anyone reading this that lives near me and wants to be my exercise partner, please call me. In the meantime, I need to replace my light weights that I sold in CA. That way I can do the training that I already know.
My husband wants me to hire a trainer, which is very expensive not to mention exhausting. There are also trainers who will write you a personal program and monitor your progress through Zoom. That might be an option for me. If you have to self-isolate during this Omicron pandemic, that might be an option for you, too.
I love this 16-second video of Vince doing one of his training exercises. Not bad for a 70-year-old man!
My favorite exercises when I exercised with Melissa, whose voice you hear in the background were the ropes and beating up Bob, a partial mannequin on springs.
A found poem uses someone else’s words and mixes them together in a poem. It’s a fun mental exercise using the muscle we don’t talk about in this post. In this paragraph, Cindy talks about how our bodies let us know it’s time to move.
“The wind softly blows and we feel the gentle breeze on our skin kissing our face, grateful for the experience. As the wind kicks up and it gets colder we feel the change and get up and either go inside or put a coat on. All day long we have messages that our body is trying to send us. Our shoulders may start gripping which creates tension in our jaw and muscles. Referral patterns develop as other muscles chime in to get in the action and pretty soon we can become as tight as a string on an instrument, that pops when too much pressure is put on it.”Cindy Georgakas
Get Fit Listening to Our Bodies
Gentle breeze kissing our face Grateful for kissing wind Softly, softly, kissing wind Muscles, feel the gentle wind Messages from our body "Colder wind, colder Changing wind, changing Muscles send us messages "Go inside, put on a coat." Shoulders, shoulders Gripping tight, griping too tight Other muscles chime in Gripping tight, griping too tight Chime in, chime in "TENSION, TENSION TIGHT, TIGHT, TIGHT" Jaws gripping Chime in, chime in POP, POP, POP, POP All day long A string instrument - muscles Too much pressure Action, action POP, POP, POP, POP Feel, feel softly... The gentle wind blows. Found Poem ©Marsha Ingrao 2022
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