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The Perfect Exercise
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The Perfect Exercise
I found it! I found it! The perfect exercise!
I talked with my aunt a few weeks ago, and her doctor recommended she ride an exercise bike and run on a treadmill. Well, I'm not a doctor, and I didn't study the human body for years, but I've been around for years noticing human nature. If an exercise is too hard, too boring, or too challenging, we just won't stick with it. We need an exercise plan that we love, that makes us feel good, makes us look forward to exercising again, and doesn't make us embarrass ourselves. I told my aunt, that's crazy, you don't need to be riding an exercise bike or running on a treadmill.
But I was a little too late. My aunt, in her 80s and on oxygen, had already permanently injured her hip. Maybe if my aunt had been in the Marines most of her adult life, this program would have been great. Well, I'm not in my 80s, not on oxygen, and never walked across a physical training field, but I told my aunt about my perfect exercise program. Now, I'm happy to say she is in the same type of program that I am - and we are both happy.
Here is my perfect exercise: Water aerobics. I couldn't believe how well it worked for me. We don't go over four feet deep so even the non-swimmers in the class feel safe. Those of us with apple shapes or thunder thighs look slimmer with the splashing and movement of the water. We don't get winded, so we can chat the entire hour. We don't sweat because we are in a pool. The aquatic center I attend has a canvas roof over heads, but they lower the canvas sides in the summer so we don't get sunburned. Our teacher always has music playing so we can follow the beat and stay in step, most of the time. (My brother tells me I need to keep one side of my brain busy so the other side of my brain doesn't know I am working.) Water aerobics is a non-weight-bearing exercise, so it is safer for women of a more ample size.
As you know, there really isn't any one perfect exercise. Yes, water aerobics does have one small drawback. After swimming and showering, we have to get dressed. Putting on clothing over damp skin can be the "real" workout. (Ssshhhh, sometimes I even come home without putting my bra back on! We sure don't ever want to overdo any exercise program.)
I've stuck with this exercise program longer than any other program I've been on. I feel invigorated when I get home and ready to tackle the house or the yard. The women I exercise with have had a variety of health struggles, many with arthritis, but they keep on exercising, smiling, and encouraging each other.
I wonder if we will do the hokey pokey today....
- Dee VanNote
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National Digital Scrapbooking Day!
Digital Scrapbooking Day is here! And at Scrap Girls, we love Digital Scrapbooking Day! We're like a kid in a candy store – or in our case, a LOT of kids in a candy store! Join in the fun by dropping by our chats, participating in our games, and sharing in the festivities. We love having a good time together - and Digital Scrapbooking Day gives us a reason to party together!
Win a Prize!!
We've never had a contest like this around Scrap Girls so you don't want to miss it! On Digital Scrapbook Day, the Scrap Girls team will host eight (8) chats in the Forum. Each chat will have a layout challenge to inspire you to get scrapping!
Members who post their completed layouts in the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbook Day Gallery for all 8 of our Digital Scrapbooking Day chat challenges will be entered into a random drawing for a $20.00 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate! The challenges for each chat will also be posted in the Digital Scrapbook Day Forum.
To enter the drawing, send an email with your 8 layout links to [email protected]. Emails must be received by 11:59 PM MST on Sunday November 6, 2011 to qualify for the drawing.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
7:00 AM MDT – Double The Fun Chat
Join Cheri (Cheri T) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 7am MT for the Double the Fun chat. Are you intimidated by the thought of making a 2-page layout? Don't know where to start on lining things up? Not sure how to make an effective design across two pages? Wonder how you get it ready to print once it's completed? Come chat with us and we'll discuss all sorts of tips and tricks!
8:30 AM MDT - Saturday Color Challenge Chat
Join Theresa (teecee) and Carla (CRS) in the chat room at 8:30am MT for a special color challenge chat. We'll be using a color palette from a collection created by one of our very talented designers to help you create a layout. Hope to see you there!
10:00 AM MDT - Only in Digital Chat
Today is Digital Scrapbook Day! So for this challenge, we'll be using techniques that are only possible (or just way easier and less messy) with digital scrapbooking. Join Debbie (B&K Mom) and Theresa (tiza126) for a fun chat and challenge!
12:00Noon MDT - Lift and Twist Challenge Chat
Join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) for a ScrapLift Challenge Chat with a twist, literally! We will challenge you to choose a layout to scraplift in our gallery, but there is a catch and you'll have to join us to find out more!
2:00 PM MDT - Holiday Cards Chat
We're going to help you get started on your holiday cards early this year! Join Andrea (LaughingSun) and April (April Showers) in the chat room where we'll give you some pointers on using a special 4x6 card template that's been created just for this chat!
4:00 PM MDT - Surprise Challenge Chat
Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) in the chat room at 4pm MT for a fun chat, some games, and a surprise challenge!
5:30 PM MDT - Journaling Challenge Chat
Come join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) for a Journaling Chat. If you are struggling to get your stories on your layouts, this is the chat for you! We'll have a challenge that is sure to get you journaling!
7:00 PM MDT - Progressive Speed Scrap Chat
Join Theresa (tiza126) and Carla (CRS) for a new twist on the Speed Scrap. We'll be brainstorming 6 tasks spread out over an hour. Yes, YOU get to pick the tasks this time!! Don't miss out on the fun!
* Schedule is subject to change... stay tuned to the Forum for the latest happenings!
Member of the Month: November 2011
Congratulations Jennifer (Jenna)! The Scrap Girls Team has chosen Jennifer as the Member of the Month for November!
Jennifer joined Scrap Girls in June 2006. She is active in the Games Forum, Swap Crop and leaves replies on Status Messages. She's a hoot in the chat room and an overall fun person! Thank you so much for making Scrap Girls the fun and friendly purple place that it is!
Jennifer will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique and has the honor of wearing the Member of the Month badge!
When you have a few minutes, Jennifer, please tell us a little about yourself and share a link to your favorite layout! Thank you for making Scrap Girls a wonderful, friendly place! Congratulations!!
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October's Monthly Layout Contest Winners
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Grungy Glitter, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Loose Glitter 6401 Super Biggie, Beautiful Black Paper, Brush Set: Dotty Swirls Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glow 8501 Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stamps and Stuff are also available.
Congratulations to the winners of the October layout contest, Anja (Tinkelbel) and jode2771. The winning layouts each fit the theme "Color." Tinkelbel and jode2771 each receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique for their efforts. Congratulations!
Congratulations to this month's winners. Please email [email protected] to receive your gift!
Want to see past winners of the Monthly Layout Contest? Visit the Monthly Layout Winners Gallery on our Message Board!
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Monday, November 7th - 7:00PM MST
What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax. If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you. So join us, Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT!
Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, November 8th - 7:00AM MST
Join Conda (SodScrap) in the chat room for a Life Moments Chat. These chats are meant to get you started on layouts about your self. Earlier in the day a layout idea will be posted for you to get a jump start.
New Member Chat
Tuesday, November 8th - 7:00PM MST
Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.
East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 9th - 10:00AM MST
Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MT for the East Coast High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week. On November 9th, we'll do a font challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple fonts - at least 3 different fonts! Mix it up! Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope to see you in the chat room!
NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, November 10th - 2:00PM MST
What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you. So join Pat (PBarnes) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!
November Message Board Game: Thankfulness Game!
It's time to give thanks for all the large and small blessings in our life! Each day during November, with the exception of Sundays, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of an item for which we are thankful in the official game thread. To participate in the game, you will search the Scrap Girls Boutique and Gallery for layouts including that item, and then post a link to either the product or gallery page in the game thread.
Each member who links to a Boutique product layout will be entered into a drawing for one of three $3 Gift Certificates. Each member who links to a gallery layout (and leaves love on the layout) will be entered in a drawing for one of five $5 Gift Certificates!
For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
November Monthly Layout Contest: This November, let's be a tourist in your own town! Show us around and tell us what makes the area you live in so special! Why do you live there? You can scrap about your town, city, county, or state. Share those layouts in the November Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on November 30th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Card to the Scrap Girls Boutique!
Club Concepts Layout Contest: Post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls Club or the ScrapSimple Club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery or the ScrapSimple Club Members' Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!
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