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Friday, August 22, 2014

Got up, got my workout on, and now I'm ready to attack my day. :)

Busy weekend ahead - fundraiser tonight, housework tomorrow, and social engagements on Sunday, but I'm hopeful that I'll get some down time, too. Looking forward to my yoga workout tomorrow, because boy oh boy are my muscles achy and in need of some nice stretching.

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FANNYMANSON 8/26/2014 3:33PM

    I am really loving yoga too! I still struggle with some of the poses, but I enjoy trying!!
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PLMITCH 8/22/2014 10:14PM

    And not to mention the peace that comes from a yoga practice!


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The only problem with working out first thing...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 that three hours later, while I'm sitting at my desk, I feel like I am ready to fall asleep.

Why is that??

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    I want to know, too! For me, it hits after lunch.

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    I usually eat RIGHT after my workout - I grab a protein shake that is formulated specifically for post-workout nutrition after a really intense workout.

I sleep 7-8 hours a night. In fact, last night, I fell asleep around 9:30pm and woke up at 5am - exactly 7.5 hours. I usually wake up feeling rested and refreshed.

I don't think I'm training too hard - I am getting through my workouts just fine. In fact, sometimes, I have trouble actually getting my heart rate up when I'm doing certain things.

Maybe time to see a doc. :(

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CODEMAULER 8/21/2014 2:08PM

    Usually my morning workout powers my day, too. Maybe you need to look at what / when you're eating after your workout?

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JENSTRESS 8/21/2014 11:40AM

    Are you getting enough sleep? Because I find my early workout gives me energy!!!

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JUNA89 8/21/2014 10:18AM

    Me too! Working requires a lot of energy and the fact that you do it early in the morning means you will feel it throughout the day. Caffeine and protein smoothie should boost you up! emoticon

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Blood Donation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

So! I went to the PA Ren Faire last weekend with friends to donate blood...

...and they TURNED ME AWAY. My iron wasn't high enough! It was on the very lowest end of what is considered "normal range" for women, but still not high enough to be safe for blood donation.

Damn!! But at least now I know I need to tweak my diet a little bit and get that iron. It's important.

Oh, and here's a picture. It isn't the greatest because I'm covering up my frankly amazing corset with that fan, but still... here it is. :)


Also, I've now started my next round of P90X! Woo hoo!!!

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CODEMAULER 8/20/2014 11:01AM

    I've been deferred a few times as well. My husband takes that very personally, since he's the cook in the house (he gets that way about calcium, too).

Glad to see that you're enjoying P90X!

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MAGIK0731 8/20/2014 10:02AM

    You look beautiful!!! I have always wanted to check out the PA Ren Faire. I will have to check out how long it runs.

Good luck on getting that iron up. When I donated a few yrs back I was told I was right at the cut-off and was able to donate.

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Gonna finish strong

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

So - bad female issues kept me from working out like I wanted to last week. Last week was not good.

But - I'm back on track now, and I'm going to finish the last three weeks of P90X strong!

I think when I'm done P90X, I'm going to do another round of it... and add running to the mix. I'm feeling the call of the road again, and now that I'm a little wiser about pushing myself too far too fast, I think I'll be able to do it. Baby steps is key when learning how to be a runner! (Found that out the hard way. Ugh.)

Renaissance Faire this weekend!! I'm excited about that... and the Bloodmobile is going to be there, so I've scheduled an appointment to donate my practically useless blood - the reward for which is a free pass to the Faire. :) And yes, my blood IS useless - I'm type AB+, which means I am the universal RECIPIENT. Lucky me - I can receive blood from any blood type if the need should arise! (Let's hope it doesn't.) BUT - the only folks who can actually receive my blood in a donation situation are other AB+ people... other universal recipients who can take whatever is available. Nobody else can receive my blood! And it's considered a "rarer" type - though not in the sense of rare-and-needed. Just rare and useless. :)

For more on that, clicky linky:

But... maybe they can use it for research or something. Plus - free trip to the Faire. :)

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CODEMAULER 8/12/2014 10:10PM

    I think any donation is a useful donation, even if it's that you serve as a good role model!

Enjoy the Faire!

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PLMITCH 8/12/2014 10:08PM

    Thanks for being a just never know....

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FANNYMANSON 8/12/2014 12:51PM

    Somebody will be thankful to have your blood, I can promise you that! Have a blast at the Ren Faire! PLEASE POST PIX IF YOU ARE GOING IN A COSTUME!!

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Female Stuff

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

As the title suggests, I'm having "female issues" today...

...I'm overdue to start my cycle, so I am bloated, dizzy, crampy, headache, and yuck.

Even so, I got up and worked out this morning so... yay, me?

Saving up some calories today because I'm going to one of my very favorite Italian restaurants this evening - delicious, homemade Italian food at a family-owned-and-operated hole-in-the-wall downtown. I'm beyond excited. I may even have a glass of wine. :)

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CODEMAULER 8/6/2014 10:42AM

    I think that you have the perfect plan to tackle the 'issues.' Enjoy your night out!

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