Terre Pruitt's Blog

In the realm of health, wellness, fitness, and the like, or whatever inspires me.

  • I teach Nia, yoga and stretch! SIX group classes a week!

    Nia: Tues and Thurs at 9 am

    Yoga: Tues at 10:30 am and Thurs at 6:00 pm

    Stretch: Thurs at 10:15 am

    Please see my website for details! I sub for the City of San Jose and the YMCA so check my website for dates and times!

    I am also available for private Nia / yoga / Personal Training!

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Beautiful Beautiful

Posted by terrepruitt on January 18, 2019

Ahhh, I think there might be a lot of cat photos making their way to my Friday Photos. Here is Teagan. A super close up!

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People Want To Know About Soaking Oats

Posted by terrepruitt on January 16, 2019

No matter what I post my most read posts are always the ones in the oat series. Sometimes the blood pressure one, Blood Pressure Monitors – It’s All In the Wrist, beats them out, but usually my WordPress stats say that You Should Soak Your Oats or No Need To Soak Your Oats have the most views. This is so puzzling to me that I actually did a search to see if “soaking oats” was something slang, a sexual term, or a sexual act or maneuver. I don’t understand how it is – pretty much consistently – the most read post. It is amazing to me. I guess people really want to know if they should soak their oats or not. I don’t actually need to know the answer to the oat soaking question because I don’t eat oats. I know a lot of people eat oatmeal for breakfast because it is supposed to be healthy. But I just don’t like it.

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And it is even more amazing because now, as I look at the post, I decided to see if the links still work, and while they do — they go somewhere — not all of them even link up to the information that I had found. Some link up to the pages, but the pages have been changed. So the same information isn’t even still there. I am wondering if people even click the links (which now have been changed or deleted – as of this pose – because they are no longer even connecting to the information disclosed).

It seems that a few of the pagse have turned from online information to links to pages where you can buy the books that have the information. Hmm. Yeah, the changes in the internet. So now, I have updated it, I wonder if it will get less views. Now I have to go through the other ones to see what links are no longer linking to the information. I don’t have time right now . . . but I will get to it eventually.

Funny, I started this post with an entirely different intent and now I am having to re-do some posts.

Let me ask a question that somewhat rounds us back to the start: What is your most read post?

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Blue Art

Posted by terrepruitt on January 11, 2019

Oooooooo!  What do you think of this?  A great piece of art, yes?  I love blue so I am totally attracted to it.  Blue, plus it seems like POSITIVE!  Like it is moving out.  Moving out into the world.  A positive force.

What do you think?  A piece of art moving us further into our Friday Photo of 2019.  Art is really in the eye of the beholder, yes?

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Your Smile, Your Light

Posted by terrepruitt on January 9, 2019

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCDA while back a friend of mine brought a few books into class that she was getting rid of. She said that her son goes to libraries and second-hand book stores and sometimes buys a book for her that he thinks she might like. One book he bought her was a book about yoga. And it was so hilarious that she found – tucked into its pages – a handout that I gave out in one of my yoga classes. We got a kick out of that. Kind of a small world. We spent a couple of minutes wondering what happen to the original owner of the book. Had they given up on yoga? Or had they mastered all the poses in the little book and moved on? It was funny. She had a little stack of books she was giving away and I took one. I was thinking it might have quotes or it might give me ideas of things to post about. Well, I just decided to pick it up today and I am going to quote a page from it.

“Share Your Smile
It radiates light. If reflects your inner warmth. It engenders confidence. It eases tension. It opens doors. It is contagious.”

And on the same page there is a quote from J. M. Barrie (1860-1937)

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”

I like both what Patrick Lindsay wrote (Make the Most of You) and the quote by J. M. Barrie. I decided to share it. I was struggling with what to post and this just made me smile so I thought I would post it and perhaps make you smile.

I am still on the Happy New Year kick. It is still new enough!  Happy New Year!

 

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Unique Candle Burning Bright

Posted by terrepruitt on January 4, 2019

I don’t even remember how I found these cool candles, but I bought one for my husband for Christmas and loved them so much I bought more.  This is an insight into the fact that I have not even begun to take down Christmas decorations.  Been sick and using all my energy for work!  This is a glowing Friday Photo.

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How is your New Year going?  How long do you leave your Christmas Decorations up?

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Introducing The New

Posted by terrepruitt on January 2, 2019

So I was out today visiting the studio I am going to teach at on Thursdays. I was out much longer than I had planned. Then I came home and worked on my site the rest of the day. I have been having to go through all the pages to take out all the old class information. I would repeat a lot of the information on many of the pages to help people be clear on the various classes that I was teaching. So now I am having to change all of that because after five years the program under which I taught for the City of San Jose has changed. I will be teaching Nia on Tuesdays and Nia on Thursday. The classes will be at different locations. The fees will be different. As I said in my last Wednesday post Out With The Old, In With The New.

The new place I will be teaching on Thursdays is right down the street from the other place, so that should be very convenient for the Nia and stretch students. I was able to keep the schedule the same . . . with the old program under the city we had Nia at 9:00 am and stretch class at 10:15. We are doing that at the new place. We will start January 10, 2019.

I am excited. As I said, I spent time visiting the studio and one of the owners, today, then spent the rest of the day updating my site. I need to give it a rest and come back and look at it with fresh eyes to edit it. And retry all the links. You are more than welcome to help me edit it . . . if you see something that is incorrect, please let me know!

Anyway . . . I have been re-doing my site instead of writing a blog post. So I thought I would share what is going on. And use another avenue of social media to let people know about the changes and the new location of the Thursday Nia class and stretch Class.

YAY!

Check out the information on my website!

Thursday Nia
Thursday Stretch

I hope to you see you in one some day!

Happy New Year!

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Here’s To 2019

Posted by terrepruitt on December 31, 2018

So it is New Year’s Eve. We are about to enter into 2019. Wow! TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN! I am seeing a lot of different things on Facebook and the rest of the internet. Many people make resolutions. Many people pick words to motivate their new year or for them to live by. Some people pick phrases. There are so many things that so many people do. Along with the various things people do that I am seeing I am also seeing the various attitudes towards the exiting year. Some people are saying it was the worst year ever while some people are saying it was great. So many different things have transpired and we all have had different experiences. Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Do you pick a word or a phrase to live by or guide your year? I don’t do any of that. I am just going gratefully into the New Year and hope to live it gracefully and gratefully. There are changes coming up, but there are every year, right? We just face ’em and do our best.

I would like to give you a virtual hug because you may be happy this year is ending and need it or you may be just fine, but most everyone enjoys a hug. I would also like to wish you a

Happy, Healthy, and

WONDERFUL 2019!

 

I know this is a video of our Christmas tree, and it is New Year’s Eve, but I thought it was sparkly and festive!


 
 

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Blown Glass Ornament

Posted by terrepruitt on December 28, 2018

Here is a newly acquired ornament.  I think I bought it for my mom and dad.  It is a blown glass nativity scene.  It is sweet.

The last ornament picture for the last Friday Photo in December.

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Merry Christmas 2018

Posted by terrepruitt on December 24, 2018

I am not a fan of blow up decorations. They just lie there all flat when the fan isn’t on. They make a lot of noise. I am just not a fan. But I loved this one. I thought it was pretty ingenious that the reindeer can eat without any mechanics, it is just air. We are busy with Christmas things so I thought I would just pop this up really quick and wish you all a Merry Christmas.

 

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Crazy-Shaped 2018 Christmas Tree

Posted by terrepruitt on December 21, 2018

This year we bought our tree close to home. We went to a parking lot where they had set up a tree lot. We bought a tree there before and it was fine. So we thought we would try it again. I walked around and was trying to decide between three trees. Looked and looked – got it down to two trees. Looked some more and made a decision. Well, the funny thing about our tree that seemed like it needed a little grooming – it needed a lot of grooming. I think it might have just been cut open before we got there because A LOT of the branches were still “up”. I mean it is normal for branches to “fall”, but this one was a doozy. It has branches that stick out about a foot from the other ones. It is funny. But we like it.

Here is our 2018 Christmas Tree for my Friday Photo today.

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