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Fitness Friday

pounds to lose  9.2

average daily steps  7922

as of August 31st, I have walked 2,762,900 steps. I am halfway to my goal and have a third of the year left to try to get to 5 million.

I was a bit worried about the Zumba class last night. I am not a very coordinated or rhythmic person and I worried that I wouldn’t be able to follow the instructions. Overall, I did pretty good. There were a few rough spots but mostly I was able to keep up. There was a lot of sweating and a lot of water drinking going on. She gave us several breaks and encouraged everyone to drink up.  This will be an eight week session and hopefully I’ll improve as the time goes on.

Have you tried Zumba? What did you think about it? I love to hear your experiences with it.

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Fitness Friday

Another week with no movement on the scale. It is frustrating. I wish I could see something change!  My pants do feel a bit looser but I can’t fit into the smaller size yet.

Still feeling anxious about Monday’s class. I can’t wait for it to get here so I can know what I’m really in for.

Can’t really think of anything else to write. Need to get out in the sunshine and try to do something. I’ll be back next week with my report on my class.

Glass Classes Have Started

I have completed 2 of my 4 classes. I took the sampler pack so that I could try out all 4 of the studio processes.

My first class was in the stained glass studio.  I made a small suncatcher with some precut pieces of glass. I wasn’t too thrilled with the choices we had to use but it didn’t turn out too bad. It was interesting but I’m not sure it is something I want to continue to do.

Then, last night I went to the flame studio to make a flamecicle. I was really looking forward to this one.  I found it a bit difficult to do- trying to keep both hands moving the glass was a challenge. I’m not too sure how they turned out – the color won’t show up until they come out of the kiln. I had hoped to make them longer but it would get too thin and then break off. For a first attempt though it was a fun experience.  Melissa, our instructor was very encouraging and helpful.

 Next up is the hot studio where we will be making blown glass ornaments. By the end of the month I will be able to cross this goal off my list!

Glass Update

I have finally made a decision. I’m registered to take a 4 class sampler at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. I will get to try each of the various methods (hot, cold, flame and warm). Each class lasts 2 hours and will give me a chance to see which method I might like  to do more of. Plus, each class will produce an object of some sort –  a blown glass ornament for my Christmas tree,  a flamecicle to hang,  a fused glass ornament and a small stained glass panel or sun catcher. I am looking forward to these opportunities – and to checking off one of my 6 by 60 goals. The first class is November 23rd. Come back then for an update and perhaps a picture if I can figure out how to do that or get someone to do it for me.

Pumpkin, Ornament, Flamecicle ???

I received a course schedule from the local Glass Center. This may be the year that I try a few things there. They offer a variety of classes in each medium. I need to think about my schedule and pin down some dates. It would be nice to complete at least one goal before this year is up.

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