Terre Pruitt's Blog

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

  • I teach Nia, yoga and stretch!

    Nia: Thurs at 9 am

    Yin Yoga: Mons at 11:30 am

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

    Stretch: Thurs at 10:30 am

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

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Posts Tagged ‘Terre’

Terre’s Cruising Rule

Posted by terrepruitt on May 16, 2009

Oh my, one of my favorite things to do is go on cruises.  I have talked to several people that are going on cruises in the near future and so it made me think that I could share my rule with you.  I have implemented a rule for myself on cruises.  NEVER take the elevator.  When we first board we take the elevator because there is usually a glass one and we like to see it.  But then that is it.  I never take the elevator again.  The last two cruises we went on our cabin was on the 9th deck.  When we went on excursions we disembarked from the 1st or maybe the 2nd deck.  But we always took the stairs.  I will tell you that this is not easy after walking around all day we usually came back with extra weight in the backpack from all the goodies we bought and the hubby would whimper as we passed the elevator  because sometimes the legs didn’t want to carry all that extra weight  up the nine decks, but we did. 

Honestly, I remember once I used my arms to drag me up the last set of stairs, but I did it.  There are way too many extra calories that are consumed on cruises.  That can barely be helped because, for me, even if I didn’t eat more, the food that is served is way different than what I eat at home. 

Anyway, I just thought I would share that simple tip with you in case you ever find yourself fortunate enough to be going on a cruise.  I would advise that you make the decision before you go to NEVER use the elevator.  Then tell everyone what your plan is.  Really commit to it.  All of these things will help you stick to it.  It really helps especially if your cabin is very far away from all of the activities. 

Oh yeah, and no cheating just because you get lost!  That is even better, you add to the calorie burning equation if you end up on the wrong deck at the wrong end of the ship.  Yay!  Think of it as a blessing in disguise and just get back on the stairs and go to the correct deck!

Safe Travels!

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Halanda Studio’s Gala for the Bay Area National Dance Week

Posted by terrepruitt on April 28, 2009

Here are a few pictures from the 2009 event.  I believe this is what is pictured:

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Belly Dance – Raqset Wadi al Shams (Saida)

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and Middle Eastern Belly Dance – Hala Dance Company (Hala)

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And don’t forget Halanda Studio Celebrates Bay Area National Dance Week by offering FREE attendance for new students.

Participating classes include:

Tuesday April 28:
Zumba Fitness: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Fusion Bellydance: 6:30pm-8pm
Hip Hop: 8pm-9pm
Bellydance Basics: 9pm-10pm
Wednesday April 29:
Nia Technique with Terre: 9am-10am
    Hala Dance Troupe Rehearsal: 6pm-8pm
Bellydance for Fun & Fitness: 8pm-10pm
Thursday April 30:
Yoga and Core: 6pm-7pm
Tribal Basics: 7pm-8pm
Tribal Fusion: 8pm-9pm
Friday May 1:
  Nia Technique with Terre: 9am-10am
(Halanda’s website does not state this, but let’s go with it!)
Near Eastern Dance: Bellydance & Beyond: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Saturday May 2:
    Zumba Fitness: 8:15am-9:15am
Thursday May 7:
    Dances of Persia and the Silk Road: 9pm-10pm

To attend for free, please sign in at the door and let the instructor know you are attending for National Dance Week. Please note that classes which are not specifically on this list are not able to offer free classes during this week.

This is an annual event so you can look forward to attending next year!

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Food Diaries

Posted by terrepruitt on April 4, 2009

I believe one of the most useful tools in the quest for health and wellness is the food diary. There are many ways you can keep track of what you eat (and drink). Remember that unless it is water, it counts for something. Sometimes we are not very conscious of what we are eating. Especially if we are busy or it is a habit, for example you cut the crust off of the sandwich for the kids and automatically eat it. That counts. Bites of things count. If you don’t eat the whole dish of ice cream but you have a few bites that counts.

So, you need to decide what your goal is, then you can decide how you want to keep track. You can simply write down everything you eat or you can keep track of what you eat AND how much. You can include calories, you can include amount of fat, you can include amount of protein. Your goal will assist you in deciding how much information you want to keep track of.

Now-a-days there are hundreds of options to keep track of what you ingest. There are online food diaries, or digital diaries, if you have an iPhone there are numerous applications that can help you. Food Diaries (of food logs) run from really easy to difficult. It depends on what you want to keep track of. I used to use one that I really liked because it was simply. But they changed it and made it difficult, so I am not going to even bother mentioning it here. There are plenty of free ones out there so you don’t need to pay a sign-up fee or a monthly fee. Once you decide what you want to keep track of I am sure you can find one that will do exactly that. You might want to keep in mind a few things, even if you don’t want to keep track of a certain thing now you might want to in the future so it might be nice if the one you use can keep track of multiple things (vitamins, minerals, etc.). It is really important to use one that allows you to customize your food. I found that most of the ones I looked at have a ton of Fast Food already programmed in, but I don’t eat fast food, so I had to input most of my food, then once I did that I could just click on the custom entry whenever I ate it.

Try it. Even if at first you just write down what you eat. It is a GREAT tool. Try it and you will see.

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