Training #88 – Just like fire

Monday morning, training with J. Review day, the last of our latest lower body series. As usual, I love review day. As is also typical for Mondays of late, feeling it in the glutes today. I learned a lot of little things today, stuff it seems like I should know but had either never thought…

Health news

So I had an appointment with my endocrinologist today. Guess what? I'm a glowing picture of health. Everything right down the line is normal to great, all without any medication. While I am concerned about my A1c, doc says it's normal to fluctuate, but we will continue to monitor it. The rest of my readings…

Smoothie life

My recent dietary life of smoothies for 2 meals per day has been a bit of an experiment as well as an eating adventure. One thing that has become a constant, though, is my smoothie cup. The smoothie cup is a large stainless still travel cup with a lid and a straw. The lid is…

Sunday afternoon

So fun new fact about me: exercising in the afternoon equals disaster for me. I'm not quite sure why, unless its biorhythms or something. Or my extreme creature-of-habit nature make deviation of this sort impossible. Honestly, conditions could not have been more optimal. The gym was mostly empty - downstairs there were a few teenagers working…

Self-care

Listen to your body, they said. But what if body says "I need donuts!" What if body says "I've done 3 tricep dips today, let's stop now and go get donuts!" I have learned to ignore body and all it's whining. Mostly is baseline sensible. Mostly. But in my newsfeed and email recently the whole "self-care"…

Extreme?

G and K's wedding is a few days away. Yesterday was all about The Gown, consuming a good chunk of my afternoon and filling my soul with some anxiety and nervousness. The Gown is looking good. The Gown will be completed and retrieved on Wednesday. No matter what, the wedding will be fine, beautiful. Getting…

This is post number 1000!

My very first post on this blog was published on December 19, 2013. In not quite 3 years I have managed to write and publish 1000 posts. Friend J always says to me that I don't happy dance, I happy prance. So this is most definitely a happy prance post! I thought I would be…

Training #55 – Don’t stop me now

Monday morning and training with J. We are in the process of going through Dr. Spencer's training plan for me, which is very different than what J and I have been doing. Still good, just different. J also adds in these active rests between exercise each exercise and keeps this in the ballpark of the…

More lows and highs

I was reading blogs this morning and thinking about conversations and experiences I have had this week. New experiences with my blood sugar drops have been occurring all week. I am certainly not getting upset or anxious about it, but it makes me aware there is something new happening that should be addressed. Frankly, I…