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Archive for July, 2021

Fire In The Clouds

Posted by terrepruitt on July 30, 2021

Wow.  I am going way back for Friday Photos.  Last week’s was from 2017 and so it today’s.  At least this one doesn’t make me hungry.  😉

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Core & Light Weights

Posted by terrepruitt on July 28, 2021

Recently I asked my students what they would consider their goals in our classes. Currently I teach gentle yoga, Nia, and stretch via Zoom. The majority of the response was they wanted to work on strengthening their core and working with light weights. So . . . that is what we are going to do.   While we work on core strength and stability in yoga and Nia we don’t use weights.  About the same time I asked my students this I had a conversation with a friend who reminded me of the term Sarcopenia which can be defined as “a type of muscle loss that occurs with aging and/or immobility.”

Muscles need to move in order to stay mobile and they need to be challenged in order to stay strong. There is ultimate truth in the saying, “Move it or lose it.”

There are basically three types of increased strength changes that can happen to muscle it can get stronger, in can gain more endurance, or it can get bigger. These changes are not exclusive of the other, but generally there is a focus on one because they are done in different ways.

We are going to do a quick class (30 minutes) primarily working the core isometrically and work on endurance in the arms and shoulders. This is going to be a five week series, while some people will be dropping in I am going to design the class in a progression. I still may make some tweaks but basically we will be using light weights and moving pretty fast.

We had a little demo class a couple of weeks ago and we decided we liked it so we are moving forward. For now it is only scheduled for the month of August but we will see how it goes. I have been wanting to do this for as long as I can remember so I am excited to actually be doing it.

I am also very excited to help people. I have experienced that being able to move with comfort, ease, and having a little bit of strength makes life so much more enjoyable. Have you ever had a sore back or an injury to a hand, arm, foot, or leg? You may have experienced some challenges during that time. Being able to move and have the strength to do so is so important to one’s quality of life so I am excited because I think of this as me helping people have better lives. YAY!

More information about the upcoming class can be found on my site http://www.HelpYouWell.com, you can click here to go to the specific page.

Do you have weights in your fitness routine?

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Extra Step Saves Time Later

Posted by terrepruitt on July 26, 2021

I thought I would bring this up again.  We just completed this step yesterday and it is kind of a pain in the butt, but once it is done I have a big sense of accomplishment AND . . . we have just succeeded in making dinner prep easier.  Now if I can just remember to take the meat out of the freezer in time for it to defrost I would be set.

Click on over and check it out.  Shopping Step to help Dinner Prep

Any of you take this step?  Any of you have the challenge of remembering to take it out in time to defrost for dinner?

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Past Yumminess

Posted by terrepruitt on July 23, 2021

Seems like people fall into one of two camps, those that like pictures of food and those that don’t. I found this picture and my mouth started to water. This is a burger and potatoes we had for dinner a few years back. But it looks so delicious I wanted to post it as a Friday Photo.

Which camp do you fall into?

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Sparkles For Hair

Posted by terrepruitt on July 21, 2021

Oh you may be familiar with my love of sparkle. I was given a gift certificate to a place called Kitsch, a website that has fancy hair products. I found some sparkly barrettes or snap clips. They have crystals on them and they are so sparkly I love them.  I am impressed with the quality.  The crystals are attached very well and are good quality. I am so grateful for the generous gift.

Sometime later I went online in search of other sparkly hair bobbles and I discovered the sparkly barrettes! Yay!  I was able to purchase two more. They are the regular sized snap clips/barrettes so they don’t necessarily hold a lot of hair so it is nice to have two more, plus – MORE SPARKLE.

Well, this is just me sharing my love of sparkles. Anyone else have a love of sparkles?

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AirPod Jackets

Posted by terrepruitt on July 19, 2021

For those of you that workout and are afraid of losing your AirPods . . . did you know they have AirPod holders? Well, little anti-slip jackets that go around the individual pods so it stays in your ear better. The jacket makes it bigger (several sizes come in the pack) plus it is that rubber that tends to stick.

I thought I would share in case you want to run/walk/move around without having your AirPods fall out.

The first picture is a picture of the AirPod Pros with and without the jacket and the Airpods underneath with and without the jacket (bright green). Then there is a picture of the pros with the box for the jackets.

I know some people that have gotten these.  What do you think?  Do you know anyone that might want some?

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Evening Sky

Posted by terrepruitt on July 16, 2021

Using the photos that had me starting this Friday Photo thing in the first place. I have a lot of photos that I like. This is of the sky one day in November (2017).


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Super Fun Summer Drink

Posted by terrepruitt on July 14, 2021

So my husband discovered a “new” drink. It was a video posted by Peloton Instructor Cody Rigsby and it is so cute because many of us may know it as a wine spritzer. It is so perfect for hot weather.


Cody Rigsby’s Fun And Flouncy Or (for some of us) Wine Spritzer With Frozen Fruit

Frozen Fruit Blend (DO NOT DEFROST)
Rosé (chilled)
Clear soda (7-Up, Sprite, etc. – chilled)
You may want a spoon to scoop up the fruit as it defrosts.

Use a fun glass that has a wide enough bottom to fit a spoon. Pour in some frozen fruit, pour in some Rosé, top off with some soda. Stir and enjoy.


Here (hopefully it will work for you) is Cody’s video where he says frozen berries and a diet lemon lime soda.

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My husband found this frozen fruit blend and it is DIVINE! It has the tiniest blue berries, pomegranate fruit, and dark sweet cherries. The cherries are the best. I think the drink is best using whatever frozen fruit combo YOU enjoy!


FUN summer drink!




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Cats At Play

Posted by terrepruitt on July 12, 2021

Since my job is that of a movement instructor I don’t get up and get ready with showering and make-up. When I first started teaching I tried that because I didn’t like to face people without make-up but it just ended up smudged all over my face and so I had to give that up. It made it quick to get ready in the morning. I could basically get up twenty minutes before I had to leave.  But I feel that I have an additional job that requires I wake up at least an hour before I need to start getting ready (even though I (currently) teach from home via Zoom, there is still some getting ready that is required). The hour before I need to start getting ready is used for playing with our cats. For those of you that know cats, you know that the entire time playing with cats isn’t necessarily spent actually PLAYING, but I try.

I have learned that sometimes it is not about the action or the toy. I believe that sometimes they just like to do the waiting game together. You know the one where someone just swings the flyer back and forth (or up and down) and they just sit there watching and waiting? They seem content to just let me play with the toy. And while I sometimes get bored and frustrated I really do believe that is part of the play for them and they enjoy it. We are together.

Recently it occurred to me that I am dang fortunate that waiving a toy around or using one to poke under the Ripple Rug is entertainment to them. I remember thinking one morning how funny it was that something so simple brings them so much joy. Then my “oh, how funny” turned into “Thank God!” What if they required something more complicated? What if I had to come up with challenging things above and beyond a change of toy or an occasional “adventure” here or there? Egads I would be in trouble.

I do feel that indoor cats can become bored and that is why I get up every day with the sole purpose of playing with them, and I do think they need a change of pace every once in a while, but I grateful for the most part that they find so much joy in the simple things.

What is your cat’s favorite toy?

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Our Orange Yard Rose

Posted by terrepruitt on July 9, 2021

I had prepared this photo to post last week.  I was going to start our July strong, but I only got as far as prepping the photo.  So here it is now.  And I will try to get back in the game.  I really do love sharing a Friday Photo, and have a lot of old photos to share.

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