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Our Local Gym – Zona Fitness

Paul and I joined the Zona Fitness gym in Riberas a couple of months ago and have really enjoyed going together at least three times a week. We mostly use the treadmills and bikes but sometimes the weights, too. As gym newbies we like being able to watch people work on the machines so that we get an idea of what they do before we give them a try. There are staff here who are happy to help on an...

My Ovarian Cancer Free 5 Year Anniversary

Five years ago I visited the doctor because of a bit of pelvic pain and bloating.  The physical exam and ultrasound quickly accelerated to an MRI, lab tests, and a referral to a gynecological oncologist.  A few days later I was scheduled for surgery and the wonderful community we are a part of rallied round by donating all the blood I needed for surgery.  I  had surgery at Hospital Cemeq, and a large 15 cm tumor was removed.  A week...

Hello Again!

Well that was quite a gap between posts! Somehow after TEN YEARS blogging (my first blog post here was October 21, 2006!) all the little odd things that happen each day are no longer odd and blog worthy to me. I need to find my blogging mojo again, and I truly intend to try.What have I been up to? – I had dengue. Well, that was awful. Seriously painful bone pain and overwhelming sleepiness for several days, then an intensely...

Growing, Harvesting, and Drying Moringa

I love to eat healthy and I love growing healthy food so our small backyard has one side just for my little garden. In the picture above under the angled blue sheet is my worm bin. It’s a challenge to keep it in the shade in the summertime but this little nook under the water heater only gets a small amount of morning sun. Next is my super happy fig tree. I had a fresh fig every other day for...

The Flexibility Project

I have been into exercise my whole life – if not taking classes then I was riding my bike, walking or jogging, doing kickboxing or calisthenics at home, or working out on my Nordic Track, treadmill, or with weights. Every day I have to do something physically demanding or I don’t sleep well and feel crabby. Lately both Paul and I have come to notice that we need to improve our flexibility. I’ve known for ages that one of the...