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Grand Re-Opening!
Saturday, May 08, 2021      9 comments

Last week our store had our grand re-opening after being closed for two weeks. The store is almost fully restocked except for our jewelry department. (The looters destroyed our jewelry case and took everything inside it). Had to apologize to gue... Read more
First Day back at work and the gym.
Friday, April 16, 2021      5 comments

Work was back on today. Our store is still closed of course, and boarded up. We went in to clean up the aftermath of what happened. The store will continue to be closed for now. I worked from 9am to 3pm today. The rest of the week I will be off... Read more
Looting again in Minneapolis ...this time my work and gym was hit.
Monday, April 12, 2021      12 comments

There was an incident yesterday involving the police and a black man in north Minneapolis, in Brooklyn Center, where I live.....yes, again. This time there were protesters attacking TJ Maxx where I work and the gym I go to which is loca... Read more
I'm taking baby steps...but I'm back!
Tuesday, December 08, 2020      15 comments

Did 15 minutes of Leslie Sansone DVD today. Going to plan for at least 10 minutes a day for the rest of December. 200 minutes for the rest of the month. I think that's reasonable since I haven't exercised in so long! It... Read more
My cat, Jasmine (18 years old) passed away and I'm going to take a break from Spark....
Monday, November 30, 2020      12 comments

Hi Everyone, My cat Jasmine, 18 years old passed away last night. She said her last meow and died in my arms. I was with her as she suffered fr... Read more
Gym closing again and I'm lowering my fitness goals to 20 minutes a day = 600 fitness min per month
Saturday, November 21, 2020      7 comments

With the Coronavirus death climbing the Governor of Minnesota is closing down high risk places again, which includes gyms. The online zumba classes which my zumba teachers at my gym taught online when the pandemic first started were free, ... Read more
60 days on my new job at TJ Maxx
Sunday, November 01, 2020      16 comments

Hi every body! Sorry I haven't blogged for a long time...but I've been busy! After I left my last part-time job at LA Fitness in pain... I landed an awesome, sweet part-time job very close to where I live! For those who don't know me... Read more
I keep going...!
Friday, August 07, 2020      8 comments

Back to square one, but I'm okay. I have started back meeting with my Vocational Counselor online over zoom again and applying for lots & lots of jobs. So I should be employed soon. I already have my first interview next Friday. I ho... Read more
I'm back!
Tuesday, August 04, 2020      9 comments

After a day of resting...I feel better! So I'm back exercising. Walked today and did some weights. Getting back on track! Thanks everyone for your support. -Risa... Read more
Still not feeling well.
Monday, August 03, 2020      14 comments

I'm still not feeling well. I went to Zumba class this morning, but now I feel sick. I will be taking a break from exercise and from SparkPeople for a while.... ... Read more
Left LA Fitness Yesterday (in pain!) and Going Forward...
Sunday, July 26, 2020      11 comments

Well, since my last blog and after discussion with my Vocational Counselor over Zoom, I gave my I gave my two weeks notice last week BUT... when I went in yesterday, which was a Saturday, a weekend day. On weekends I am only required to clean, ... Read more
Unhappy at work....
Sunday, July 19, 2020      16 comments

So I have a new should be a stellar job....working at the Front Desk at my gym LA Fitness...and the perk is free workouts at the gym... BUT being in the midst of a pandemic, there is so much cleaning to do....and I don't want to sound ... Read more
New Job! But my job itself is a I will take a break from exercise on the days I work...
Thursday, June 25, 2020      13 comments

I got a new job! I work at the front desk at LA Fitness, my gym! Yesterday was my first day and I’m bushed. Had to check in and check out people (track people leaving the gym in our computer since we are only open to accommodate 1/4 capaci... Read more
Wednesday, June 24, 2020      10 comments

It’s been roughly 3 months since the closings of gyms, shopping malls, libraries, physician’s clinics, hair salons, etc. Now we are in June and things are slowly reopening… My gym, physician’s clinic, shopping malls have reopened. Some c... Read more
Job Offer then Hiring Freeze
Friday, June 12, 2020      9 comments

I have been meeting with my vocational counselor weekly online for the last month and after applying for lots of jobs..nothing. All my applications have been denied, including the gas stations, grocery stores, the clothing stores, the pet sho... Read more

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