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Starting Gin Miller's "Novice" again with no arms

Thursday, May 17, 2012      3 comments

I gave up doing a 126-day personal challenge to complete Gin Miller's Everybody Steps DVD when I went into the hospital the last time. I could kind of feel stuff breaking loose in there when I was flailing my arms around before the hospital, w... Read more

126 days of step is CANCELLED

Thursday, April 19, 2012      7 comments

I just spent 5 days in the hospital and now have to have my husband drive me to a "wound care specialist" 3 times a week (because I have to take pain pills beforehand). So there is NO WAY I could finish my 126 days of Gin Miller step challenge.... Read more

Day 8 of 126 - I got my step delivered today, made in the USA!

Thursday, April 12, 2012      2 comments

Not as dizzy or shaky as yesterday and the day before. Not as freezing cold as well. Not taking as many naps throughout the day. Gin Miller Everybody Steps warmup (segment 1).... Read more

Day 7 of 126

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      2 comments

Weird! I'm shaking like a leaf and I'm FREEZING cold (that NEVER happens). So I only did the bare minimum warmup segment 1 today. And my legs just can't keep the pace like they could a few days ago.... Read more

Day 6 of 126, only did the warm up

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      1 comments

All I ate today was an Egg McMuffin and a small bag of mixed nuts. And a large bottle of water. Plus I drove my husband's car to Houston. I am a wreck. I'm going upstairs to turn on the fan and take a nap. I will restrain myself as far as... Read more

Day 5 of 126

Monday, April 09, 2012      3 comments

OK, did the warmup and cool down/stretch segments. Even though we supposedly stretched in the cool down, I still like to add the Spark Basic stretches plus a few more of my own. I feel better stretched out and less tight the next day if I do t... Read more

Day 4 of 126, added cool down

Sunday, April 08, 2012      0 comments

OK, today I added segment 6, cool down / slow stretch, in addition to segment 1, the warmup segment. Hah, hah, hah! There is a part in the cooldown where you STAND ON ONE LEG WITH YOUR OTHER LEG LIFTED ! ! ! Alrighty then, Grasshopper!... Read more

Day 3 of 126

Saturday, April 07, 2012      0 comments

Day 3 of the 2-week Gin Miller warmup segment for "Novices." The grapevine is getting somewhat easier although I can't do the arms with them, just the legs. Plus I'm able to do the arms on many of the other moves without too much flailing or... Read more

Day 2 of 126

Friday, April 06, 2012      3 comments

This is day 2 of 126 of Gin Miller's 18-week "exercise prescription." Yay! She's starting slowly enough that I have "happiness" in my heart that I will be able to do the whole thing. Hope. It's exciting to me personally. The first challeng... Read more

Gin Miller has a category below Beginner. It's Novice!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2012      2 comments

I am SO out of shape that it surprises me a lot lately. Sore, slow recovery, no endurance at all for even simple things. I WAS blaming it on these estrogen-blocking pills, but I have been off them for about three weeks now. (Well, maybe they... Read more

Feeling better after radiation . . . . .

Sunday, March 11, 2012      11 comments

Who knew that radiating a small area of your body could take so much energy out of you??? But I'm starting to feel A LOT BETTER. It's so good to have SOME energy back. Also to have better mental acuity for a change. It's been eleven days... Read more

...takes so much energy away from the healing process

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      4 comments

So when I told my radiation therapists about the surgeon's receptionist saying that positive people do SO MUCH BETTER, one of them said: "PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH ENERGY STRESS TAKES AWAY FROM THE HEALING PROCESS." (She thinks it's th... Read more

The positive people did SO MUCH BETTER.......

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      1 comments

This radiation has been whipping up on me. I come home and just want to cry. Then I wonder why I voluntarily go there every weekday and allow my body to be assaulted like this. The "daily-ness" of it has sidetracked me from thinking about t... Read more

Plan B

Friday, January 20, 2012      4 comments

OK, no amount of supplements in the world would take away the soreness I had yesterday. It felt like I'd been riding a horse and was so stove up I could hardly walk. My friend who is a masseuse called it a groin injury. I always thought that ... Read more

I didn't have to reinvent the wheel on workout supplements.....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      2 comments

My husband and his sister rode in the MS 150 for 16 years. The MS 150 is a two day 180 mile bicycle ride starting in Houston and ending in Austin that raises funds for the MS Society. The first several years they only took vitamins and ate pow... Read more

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