Training a leftie and a right handed lady at boxing today.

I have had the honor to teach basic boxing to around 18 ladies over the past year or so.  This is the first time I have had someone left handed.

I wrapped her hands and wrists with my spare wraps, and had an extra pair of gloves for her.  We went into the boxing room first, and I was able to get her warmed up, and then start to show her the stance, and the basic jab, jab, punch.  I am glad that I did before the next lady arrived.  I am 70, and she is older than me, and found it difficult to follow instructions.  I have the most patience I know, and had to spend a long time with her.

My lady from my last class remembered well, and between showing the new lady, I was able to teach her 2 more moves.  She really impresses me, and is very determined.  My lady I have been working with for 4 months didn’t manage to come.

The gym I go to would pay me if I worked with 5 at a time, but there is no way that seniors can do this in a group setting.  They need individual attention, and that is why I volunteer my time.  I love that I can give back to the community.

We took selfie photos, but unfortunately I can’t compress them, to allow me to put photos in my blog posts, so it’s an old boxing one.

Do you volunteer your time, and if so what do you do?

Check out Zumba Toning.

I do Zumba 4 times a week, but every six months when my girlfriend has a meeting, I go to the Friday Zumba Toning class.

If you are not aware of this one, it is Zumba dancing with light weights.  You do a couple of songs without the weights, then with them.  Most of the ladies have the pretty 2 lb. weights, but as I do lifting, and boxing, I went with 4 lb. weights.  They were certainly heavy enough for me, and I ended up with a great workout.

Followed that with some lifting, and then on the upside down Bosu to get a little more cardio in.  I hate treadmills.

How is your day going so far?


How am I able to watch live football on my phone via Spectrum, but would have to pay for it on the television?

My husband has been talking about the Chelsea game for a couple of days now, and was going to watch it on channel 150.  When he clicked on it, it says that you have to pay for it.  He went through all the channel and found another one up in the 1,000+ numbers, and again it wasn’t free.

I have the Spectrum app on my phone, and use the same name, and password for our account.  I went to channel 150, and it loaded, and I am watching it now.  How can that be?  I am certainly not going to ask Spectrum.  At least I can watch it on the phone, and am happy with that.

Anyone have the answer for me?

After testing, now the review of the Instant Pot LUX60V3 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer


First off I have to say what a bargain I got, when I bought mine. The Amazon price was $49.99. It is now $70.00 for exactly the same one. I also saw it in a Target store for $147.00. I am v#chicery pleased that I bought it when I did.



I thoroughly read the instructions, and also went through the recipe book that also came with it.

It suggests that you do a 2 minute steam cook to check it out, and that way learn more about it. I did this, and started to feel a little more confident in using it. It’s been 30+ years since I used a pressure cooker in England.

The first time I used it, I wanted to make my chicken curry. The chicken was already cooked, so found a recipe in the book for fish curry, but you could do chicken as well. I followed the instructions, and when it was ready, I had put a little too much liquid it, and it could have had another 3 minutes. We ate some, and then I put it on again for 3 minutes, and the rest of the curry was great.

I tried pork chops next, and had 6 frozen ones that I thawed out. Before doing this one, I checked the book, and it said 40 minutes, so texted my girlfriend as her husband uses theirs. She told me to put everything in the pot, and pressure cook for 25 minutes. So glad that I contacted her, because the food was perfectly cooked. I had meat, vegetables, potatoes, and gravy.

I haven’t ventured too far yet, but have been asked in comments how I am doing with it. I will most likely do a follow up in a couple of weeks time.

I purchased this myself.

Elite Deal Club discounted products.

I check this site a couple of times a week.  There are highly discounted products, that come up on the site at 10 a.m. eastern time, each day.  You can only purchase 1 item before 2 p.m., giving everyone a chance on a good product.  After 2 you can order 1 of as many as you wish.

Elite Deal Club cannot ask you to leave a review.  This is what they state on their website:

‘You Are Not Getting Products In Exchange For A Review!
Elite Deal Club is not a review site. You may leave reviews on products if you wish, but you are absolutely not required to! If you do choose to leave a review of your own free will, Amazon is no longer asking that you leave the disclosure, “I received this product at a discount in exchange for a review”.’

Elite states that, but the Federal Trade Commission requires you to leave one.  That is the reason why I write my blog reviews, and then share them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Likened, Google+, and Instagram.  If I do a video, that is on YouTube.

Here are 2 new products I received from Elite Deal Club.

FTC’s Endorsement information page:

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To share your blog posts, its easy with WordPress as you have the share buttons on the blog post page, and just click on them to share.  I don’t believe YouTube is one of them, but it is simple to download to YouTube, and embed it into your post.

Hope this gives you an insight, if you are thinking of reviewing quality products, at cheap prices.


Another great boxing workout today.

As you know by now we hit the gym 7 days a week, 3 of which I go in the boxing room which isn’t air conditioned.  I live in Florida.  The video shows what I do for the first 5 minutes.  It is to give this 70 year old lady extra stamina.

My trainer had asked for 100 around 3 weeks ago.  I did 60, and then went back for 60 more.  The next day I did the 100.  The following week 200 at the start of my session, and 200 at the end.

This past week I have been doing 300, and feel that by next week I will be up to 400.  I push myself all the time, and if I can do it anyone can.

What are your fitness plans for today?

Doctor’s offices, and Pharmacies love to give you the run around.

Following up on my article Panic attacks and anxiety can happen anytime in a person’s life.

The P.A. had told us that it might take a day or two for my husband’s medication to go through his insurance.  As I take the same pill just at night, I said to the P.A. that I am not saying this, but what strength, and how often will he need the pills.  He gave me the answer, knowing that my husband needed it immediately.

Wednesday was the appointment, by Friday morning, we still hadn’t got his prescription so I phone the pharmacy.  They told me the directions weren’t written up properly so were waiting on the doctor’s office.  I phoned them immediately, and they said that it would be taken care of.  Mid afternoon, I checked with the pharmacy, no, they were still waiting.  I called the doctor again, and so did the pharmacy.  At 4.45 and my doctor’s office closes at 5, and still nothing.  Again I phoned the doctor, and so did the pharmacy.  At 5.05 p.m. the doctor’s office phoned to say it had been sent through 3 times throughout the day.

At 6.30 I checked my emails, and there were 3 from Walgreens, saying 2 of Len’s meds were denied, and 1 accepted.  Yes, they had received all 3.  I had been stressed out all day because of stupidity.

The good thing is that they are working for him.  I am 4 short on mine now, but that’s another story.  I can’t take them back from his, as he will be short.


Panic attacks and anxiety can happen anytime in a person’s life.

I have had panic attacks and anxiety pretty much all of my life.  I remember in junior school, I was around 7 or 8, being in assembly with around 1,000 other children, and passing out.  I always had to sit on a chair at the end of my row.

I was on anxiety and depression medication in England during my first marriage.  I came off it, but it started up again once we came to America, and ran our restaurant.  My panic attacks were so bad that I could throw up, pass out, sweating, body shakes, and migraine headaches.  They could go on for days.

Over the years I have to learned the skills to deal with them, and my last one was 15 months ago.

Moving on, my husband is now getting them.  So today I have spent most of it at the doctor’s office with him, having several tests, and making an appointment for a councilor/therapist.  He has also started taking a second medication for it, and is very relaxed now.

He has another appointment with the doctor in 2 weeks times, and the therapist the week after.

If you need help, please seek it.  There isn’t a cure, but it can certainly be manageable.  I can tell you from personal experience.

Photo: Vasilkova Free stock images.

These arrived today.

Now that Amazon are doing most of their own deliveries, it is really hard to determine delivery time, when you are away for a couple of days.

On purpose I didn’t order towards the later part of last week, as Prime delivery can be 2 or 3 days, so decided to either wait, or do the standard delivery so they would come Thursday or Friday.

Well of course half came yesterday, and the rest today.  They leave the parcels on the mat at the front door, for anyone to see them.

Luckily I have a neighbor that uses Amazon a lot, and several of their parcels have come to my address.  I told them that I wasn’t expecting anything while I was away, but if a parcel came on Monday, would they put it in the back area of my integral garage.  This they kindly did for me.

I am pleased to say that all are there in 3 boxes, which could have easily been packaged in one, to save them postage, and all that cardboard.  The times are a changing.20180724_172303

Returning to St. Petersburg beach after many years.


My favorite place to stay is Treasure Island beach, but as the children are on school holidays and everywhere is full


, we changed our plans to stay over in St. Pete’s.

I have been walking the beach, which isn’t as wide as Treasure Island, but still has beautiful white sand.  I walked pass the Don CeSar Hotel, which we call the Pink Palace, and then later past the circular building that we went to when we first came here.  I remember that the top is a circle, and rotated while we ate, and had champagne.  It is still there, and is now the Grand Plaza Hotel Beachfront Resort.

It’s really nice checking out places that I remember from 25 or more years ago.