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A silver lining to my knee injury....

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wow, so it's been awhile since I last posted a blog entry, but that's ok because I've been going through a lot and learning a lot about myself. The reason why I was inspired to write this blog today is because I am considering a career option that I wanted to share with you all. Let me start by saying that I have been doing Pilates for ten years now (minus the year I wasn't allowed to do anything because of my injury) and I've loved it since the first time I tried it and I'm always trying to get everybody I know to try it too. What I didn't realize until it was taken away from me for a year is that it isn't just something that I like to do, it's a true passion of mine. After almost a year and a half of dealing with this knee injury, I have finally discovered a blessing that came from it. It has allowed me to realize that I'm am really, really passionate about Pilates (and yoga too, but Pilates will always first for me). Over the past week or so, this new found passion has become so obvious that I am seriously considering (and researching like a madwoman lol) becoming a Pilates instructor. This is a huge deal for me because this career path has never crossed my mind until very recently and music has always been my main passion. I'm not ever going to give up on music and hey, maybe I'll have two careers once I figure out what exactly I want to do in the music world, but for now, I'm just really ecstatic that I've found a new passion that I can make a career into. I no longer even think of Pilates as exercise. It's so much fun and I get so excited every day because I know that I get to do Pilates or yoga :) I really can't explain how happy I am lately and how in love I am with Pilates. Obviously, I won't be able to become an instructor until I get my knee surgery and I'm back to my normal in that area, but at least now I know that Pilates is a serious part of my life and it's not going anywhere anytime soon lol :)

  
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SHOOPETTE 7/28/2013 6:26AM

    that's really awesome, I'm sure you'll be a great instructor when you become one!

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SOXYINMO 7/27/2013 9:29AM

    Oh man, I'm so sorry it took me so long to comment on this blog. GOOD FOR YOU! Yes, it does shine a spotlight on how much you love something when you can't do it!

And don't give up the music. I love music. Music is my absolute passion. Notes and musical notations have attached themselves to my blood platelets, and no matter what is going on in life, music is always there. I have no talent for music, which has been the biggest heartache of my life, but it is still part of my soul.

I have just been reading about Joseph Pilates and what an inspiration he is! So yes, yes, yes! Put that goal in front of you and work on it as you can, and I am wishing all good things for your surgery so that you will be teaching soon!

Congratulations on finding something you love!

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The day after Christmas and I'm ready to get back on track....

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Well, I am certainly ready to get back on track today that's for sure!!! The past two days I haven't been watching what I've been eating because I like to count holidays as "free days" to basically eat whatever I want. I had a great Christmas Eve and Christmas day with my family and we all enjoyed the great food made by my mom, my sister, and myself, but now it is time for me to get back on track with healthy eating. For those of you who are still eating holiday foods, I am in no way judging you, this is strictly my personal needs I'm talking about here. I went to bed with a bad stomach ache last night :/ and I've felt overly sluggish the past two days and I'm sure it's from the Christmas cookies lol. Anyway, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I wish everyone the best of luck whenever they decide to get back on track (or continue to be if you never gave yourself a "free day")!!! Alrighty, well I guess this blog will just be very short lol. Stay strong peoples!! emoticon

  
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RDGISME 12/26/2012 6:45PM

    emoticon on allowing yourself a couple of days off your plan! Good for you starting a positive and promising new year! Sorry you went to bed with a belly ache~I actually did the same...Here's to a successful beginingto 2013!!

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Too much loss in such a short amount of time....

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Let me start this blog by saying that I was raised with lots of animals in the house and each and every one of them were treated as family members, not as "just a pet". My family and I have always loved all animals with all our hearts. With that said, most of the cats we have right now have been in my life since I was 7, 8, & 9 years old and two of our cats came into my life when I was 13 (I am 21 now btw), so obviously, they have pretty much always been around. Back in July, one of our cats passed away quite suddenly and very violently (he had a blood clot in his lung and it was the most horrible situation I've ever seen in my whole life emoticon I wouldn't wish that on anybody!!). That cat (his name was Shakespeare) was absolute best friends with another one of our cats (Frankie) and for as long as I can remember they have done everything together. Yesterday, Frankie passed away and it has just destroyed my dad (he was his baby) and left the rest of us so depressed that we're having a difficult time even thinking about Christmas at the moment emoticon I know some people don't think that losing a pet is a big deal because they think that animals are "just animals" or "just pets", so if you think that way, please do not comment on my blog....I am going through enough right now and I don't want to deal with people like that leaving negative comments. I'm trying to get back on track today since yesterday was a total disaster, but I'm just struggling because of the intense loss I'm feeling right now. It was bad enough to think about Christmas without Shakespeare (I haven't had one without him since I was 8!), but now we have to deal with Christmas with him and Frankie (who I haven't been without since I was 9)....I'm just so sad right now and I miss them both so very much emoticon

  
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SARAKHAACK 12/13/2012 6:58PM

    Thank you both for your kind words and understanding.

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JUNEAU2010 12/13/2012 2:11PM

    I lost my Bug (cat) 4 years ago just before Thanksgiving after having him as long as you have been alive. I still miss him! My BF's cat is now very old and her days are quite numbered. I anticipate a very blue Christmas for both of us, especially him.

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SUSANELAINE1956 12/13/2012 2:05PM

    Awww, so sorry. We lost our golden retriever in March 2011 and I still get sad about it, but I also enjoy thinking about him and what a great companion he was. I have rarely cried harder than the day he passed, so I know how difficult it is. Best wishes to you and I hope you feel better soon.

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Getting back into an exercise routine....

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tonight I exercised for 29 minutes....that may not seem like a lot to a lot of people (I mean, it certainly isn't as much as I did on a normal day before I got hurt), but it's a great start for me since I haven't done much since I hurt my knee. I was motivated to start exercising again by my fellow Co-Leader of the Recovering From Injury team, BLKBRBI, so thank you very much for giving me the little push I needed. emoticon I did a few of the seated workouts that SparkPeople has to offer and while I had to adjust them somewhat due to my injury I still got a good workout. I've been pretty nervous about starting any sort of workout routine again for a few reasons, 1) I haven't talked to my Doctor in a while, so I'm not sure what's ok for my knee and what's not ok, 2) I knew that whenever I started working out again it wouldn't be the intensity I was used to before, and last, but not least 3) I've been so freaking scared to see how much strength I've lost in the 8 1/2 months since I got hurt :( Well, even though I'm not doing anything close to the workouts I had gotten used to, at least I've finally forced myself to get back into a routine....no matter how much the intensity level differs from where I was back in March. So, I guess the moral of this story is that you can't compare yourself to your past self (no matter how recent that past self was) because you just have to do your best in this very moment even if it seems like way less of an accomplishment that you were used to achieving. You have to live in the moment....don't get trapped in the past like I have been so many times in my life. Stay strong peoples!! emoticon

  
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SARAKHAACK 11/20/2012 3:26PM

    Thanks to you both emoticon

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Miserable and not sure why....

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Obviously, I haven't been on SparkPeople in at least a week and a half or more until today. I hadn't been feeling like myself for a few days and by last Thursday night everything got sooo much worse really fast. I've had horrible stomach pains and nausea and due to those things, I have barely been eating or drinking anything for the past 4 days. My mom was messing around on her computer on Friday night and decided to look up my symptoms. Well, remember a few months back when I had bursitis in my knee? Apparently, that can become infected and cause some of the same symptoms I've been having, so we went to the ER the next morning. The ER Doctor literally said to me "we don't have an MRI here, so what do you want me to do?"....uh wow....I couldn't believe that. Anyway, he did some labs and they came back stating that I did not have any sort of infection, but I did have very high levels of inflamation (which isn't shocking considering I've had this injury for about 8 months now and my knee has been swollen that entire time), so he sent me home with some sort of steroid (which I have taken before for asthma issues), vicodin, and an anti-nausea medication. I haven't been able to get the vicodin or the steroids yet because we can't afford them, but I was able to at least get the anti-nausea medicine which does help a good deal. I actually ate a decent size dinner last night and I ate breakfast this morning for the first time in 4 days....I'm still have issues though :/ I mean, I have no appetite whatsoever, I'm very weak, I'm super dizzy, and I just feel blah in general :/ I'm hoping to be able to see my regular Doctor sometime soon and maybe she can figure out what's wrong with me....

  
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PENNYSAVER2 11/6/2012 9:29PM

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BLUE42DOWN 11/6/2012 7:29PM

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Hang in there. Hope you get in soon with your doctor who can really take the time to find the cause of your symptoms.

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YOBOELI 11/6/2012 6:43PM

    Hope you feel better and things work out better for you


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SARAKHAACK 11/6/2012 6:34PM

    Thank you :)

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CRYSTALLINE2202 11/6/2012 6:32PM

    Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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