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Don’t be too Aggressive

Squats, Deadlifts, and Lunges -Focused on Legs for Summer

 

“Don’t be too aggressive”. That’s what my physical therapist said to me at my last appointment. Two epidurals, an investment in a home cervical traction device, countless physical therapy appointments and five months later my herniated discs are still not healed. But the good news is they still have great potential to heal without going under the knife, though it is a a slow process, it’s moving forward. read more

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Day of 100s

Discovering What I Am Truly Capable of

I like to push myself, I like to discover what I am truly capable of, I like see improvement and reflecting on my progress. In order to do this, I am always looking for different workouts and change them up so I’m not bored or stagnant. I do not go to the gym, I don’t believe I need to, I can do so much with my own body weight and I’m lucky enough that my husband has outfitted our frog with all sorts of bands, balls, euro board (the list goes on and on). The only thing that holds me back is me. My brain pushes me forward, but sometimes my body will not cooperate and by that I mean injury. I injured my neck and am struggling to recover which is really affecting my workouts. I have been focusing on lower body for about 8 weeks and have been enjoying my center of interest. The doc cleared me this week to start testing my upper body with caution to stop if my symptoms occur and/or increase. read more

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Running is Emotional

Own Your Runs both Good and Bad

I was chit chatting in my office with one of the awesome ladies on my team, Tori Jarema, about running and workouts in general and was inspired to write this blog.

We launched a wellness program where I work, Zero Point, earlier this year so it’s pretty common to have and/or hear conversations “around the water cooler” about exercise and overall fitness; a subject I particularly enjoy. The program is all about challenging yourself to accomplish goals that you may or may not have accomplished in the past. It’s to better yourself in ways that will benefit your life style all with the support and banter of your peers. read more

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Chasing Fitness while Circumventing Ailments

Sucks getting old and/or tired, but we all avoid the pitfalls of exercise.

If it’s not one thing then it ends up being another health issue that frequently attempts to squelch my efforts at maintaining and gaining physical fitness.  I am determined not to let my laundry list of ailments, past and present, bring me down. read more

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Managing Neck Pain

A Plan to Get Back on Track

In mid-January I woke up one morning with neck pain as if I had slept poorly, I didn’t think much of it and went about my day.  10 days later, the pain was still there and now radiating down my arm and would land in my thumb and pointer finger as if my arm was falling asleep and headed towards numbness. I spent 10 weeks with the chiropractor, orthopedic doctor, pain management doc and physical therapist determining what the heck was wrong with me and how to fix it. read more

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Don’t be too Aggressive

Squats, Deadlifts, and Lunges -Focused on Legs for Summer

 

“Don’t be too aggressive”. That’s what my physical therapist said to me at my last appointment. Two epidurals, an investment in a home cervical traction device, countless physical therapy appointments and five months later my herniated discs are still not healed. But the good news is they still have great potential to heal without going under the knife, though it is a a slow process, it’s moving forward. read more

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Devastated

I’m devastated and that’s an understatement. I am sad, angry at myself and emotionally debilitated because I have lost the material symbol of unconditional love and commitment to and from my husband; I lost my engagement ring, wedding band, and 10-year anniversary band.   All three are gone, just like that. read more

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Day of 100s

Discovering What I Am Truly Capable of

I like to push myself, I like to discover what I am truly capable of, I like see improvement and reflecting on my progress. In order to do this, I am always looking for different workouts and change them up so I’m not bored or stagnant. I do not go to the gym, I don’t believe I need to, I can do so much with my own body weight and I’m lucky enough that my husband has outfitted our frog with all sorts of bands, balls, euro board (the list goes on and on). The only thing that holds me back is me. My brain pushes me forward, but sometimes my body will not cooperate and by that I mean injury. I injured my neck and am struggling to recover which is really affecting my workouts. I have been focusing on lower body for about 8 weeks and have been enjoying my center of interest. The doc cleared me this week to start testing my upper body with caution to stop if my symptoms occur and/or increase. read more

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Stone and Metal-How precious are they really?

Every year my wife and I participate in a golf charity event for Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD). It’s a wonderful event for a truly wonderful cause that our very good friends, the owners of CP Shuckers  coordinate ever year. They do an awesome job and are some of the most caring and giving folks I’ve ever known. Good people and good Americans! read more

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