I'm back! Thursday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
I'm back! Thursday
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Thu, 01-09-2014 - 7:08am

Whew, I feel like I'm not here much at all these days w/ all the ski trips/classes. FSN, sorry to hear about your foot. Can you wear a hard boot to work out? I've trained a dancer who did that. GR, ugh, I wouldn't mind doing all those shots if it made me feel better but I'd hate to have to go somewhere every day to have them done. Are they helping?  Karla, good luck w/ your guests.  We've been having problems w/ that in this area, too. I'm so thankful we remembered to turn ours off to the outside at least. SJ, there is something about the cold that turns my mind off, too. I can't keep track of my things these days.  Then, I turn around and there it is!

I was at a Children's Specialist certification that past couple of days.  It was crazy cold and we weren't even really skiing. It was a lot of standing around and having each person show drills for different scenarios.  Brrrrr.  I passed!  So, this was a great eye opening thing for me, something I want to work on this year.  At the end, the clinician came up to me and told me that a few people performed a step above the others (she put her hand above her head) and she wanted to let me know I was one of them and that I did an awesome job. So, the next day, all I remember is that she told me I did well and was thinking she told that to everyone.  When I was talking to my son, he told me exactly what she had said. The question is why I didn't remember that!  Had she told me something negative, you know I'd have made it much worst in my head!  She'd asked me a lot of questions during my presentation and I assumed that meant I wasn't covering my bases.  The thing is I'm such a cheerleader for everyone else!  I need to start patting myself on the back.

I was supposed to teach this morning but there was a mess up at my other workplace and they put me on the schedule at the same time. I found a last minute sub but feel bad that I haven't been there in three weeks now.  I don't think I've told you all that I signed up, w/ my daughter, for an intro package at a yoga/pilates studio. My daughter wanted to try it and I thought I'd support her. Plus, I want to see what non-gym yoga is like. I went to a class last night and still don't get yoga. I know it can be crazy hard but I've never been to a class that has been.  I didn't feel much stretch, strength or anything, just movement from one pose to another.  But,the instructor did try to get us to do this combination where you cross one foot over the other quad, reach down to the ground and then balance on your hands, some crow combination.  Really?  Did he notice that no one could do the crow?  Even he fell out of it.  I really need to turn off the group fitness/ personal training mind when I do classes.  






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 01-11-2014 - 12:47am
Jean, the US Figure Skating championship is in Boston this year, and I am attending....The 'top' skaters will be on television over the weekend but I doubt they will show the opening ceremony...it wasn't the spectacle that the Olympics will be.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 01-10-2014 - 3:07pm

LOL, manhood truck. I was talking to someone who called a Corvette a large phallic symbol for guys who, um, need viagra.






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 01-10-2014 - 3:05pm

Did the Olympics start?  I'm always out of it and I wanted to try to catch it this time. I'm bummed--skaters AND aerialists???  My two favorite things. Well, two of my favorite things.

I wonder if it's a woman thing to look more at the negative.  I don't know if I told you all this but I started teaching skiing w/a friend. She was always in the children's learning center. I was there once and never again. When we talked about it, she had decided that she was in the CLC because they wanted her away from regular customers who could complain. I thought i was so bad there that they asked not to have me back. She laughed and said we both needed to grow a pair.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 01-09-2014 - 11:59pm
Checking back after Figure skating...Jean, I thought of you during the opening ceremonies...there were four people doing silks...above the ice filled with skaters and a platform of dancers...they were spectacular..the silks were maroon at one point and royal purple at another, and the dancers (aerialists?) we're gold...not sure if it was costume, body paint, or both, but it was mesmerizing....the skating was good and th people I was sitting with were Freindly... Gymrat, I am letting my hair grow but I am not sure how long that will last...I like the feeling of short hair...Karla, fingers crossed for your daughter...FSN, I hope your foot is ready for dancing soon...
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 01-09-2014 - 6:38pm

Welcome back and congratulations!  Your sensitivity to helping others and being the best instructor you can be is paying off.  :)Dodd you have any time to do some fun skiing, or was it too cold?  I think it's so nice that you are taking time to do things with your children. Those times get more precious as they get older...you get to waTch them, before your very eyes, become adults.  Re:yoga and Pilates, it's very much like Zumba -- it's only as good as the instructors are.  My gym has PHENOMENAL yoga instructors that also teach at a yoga studio, but there are Al's a couple instructors that I will not go to because its not a workout for me.  I can do the "standard crow," but am trying to condition my strength for side crow.  It's mostly balance, but some strength.  I was totally scared the first time I did a headstand, and now, I would like to get to a balanced handstand, but that will take a LOT of practice.

i think my foot is ok, sans the swelling.  Is just a bad time, though, because I have two private salsa classes scheduled, along with two public salsa classes scheduled for Miami in two weeks.  :O. 

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 01-09-2014 - 4:31pm

Jean, welcome back and I totally hear you.  I am so much more likely to remember negative comments... probably because I spend so much time thinking about them.  Really, if I'm going to dwell, I should at least dwell on the negative AND the positive.  

Still no car so I had to drive "the manhood truck" (I really call it something else but am guessing it might get caught in the profanity filter - you ladies can probably figure it out) for all my errands today.  That thing is such a beast.  I got electrolysis on my eyebrows and tattoo, allergy shot and my hair done.  We went a bit shorter this time so I'm looking forward to when I comb my hair myself after the next shower and realize how much isn't actually there anymore.  I was going to workout before going to all my errands but I slept in too late to do that.  I have some writing projects due but I think I'm going to blow off the rest of the day and do them tomorrow.  

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 01-09-2014 - 12:35pm

Jean, so glad you are back. Congrats on get the certification and being what sounds like the best student in the class. None of us had any doubts you wouldn't be. :-)

How fun you are doing yoga/pilates with your daughter. I got my youngest to go to the gym with me yesterday. She did a mile on the eliptical then sat and listened to her iPod and waited for me to get done. At least it was a start. 

I don't have time to work out today but it is probably a good thing. I jogged on the treadmill yesterday after my workout and so far I am feeling great. I have a tendency to push myself when I feel good so the best way for me to rest is to stay out of there.

My daughter is auditioning for another play tonight so I am already a nervous wreck for her. I hope she gets something even if there are no lines involved. 

Karla
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 01-09-2014 - 12:27pm
Jean, welcome back! I am so with you on amplifying criticism and not hearing praise...I have such high standards for myself that I seldom feel I have done 'my best' and I really have difficulty internalizing praise. My dad always sends me these beautiful cards where the sentiment makes me cry...but it is hard. For me to believe he means it,..and yet why wouldn't he? And I take the least negative thing and let it affect me so much....it. Willbe interesting to hear. Others weigh in on this...I am 'not working' today but have let. Myself get sucked in to a bunch of crappyness...so have been on the phone. I swear people wait until. I am not thre to make waves....but maybe when I am there, I don't notice as much....anyway, iwill check back later but. I think my working out is off the table today....