Month: October 2016

My #Just5Minutes Parting Gift

While walking on the treadmill last night, I felt the top of my hand get tighter and tighter. I also felt a hot stinging-like pain. I finally stopped walking (I wasn’t walking super fast either), tried to open and close my hand, but it hurt a lot more than I was expecting. I hadn’t actually looked at my hand until that moment, and I suddenly realized why it hurt more than usual – I had a small vein rupture, sometimes referred to as a hematoma. It was more swollen than other small ruptures I’ve had before. I iced it, and the pain slowly subsided, but I can’t say it looked much better afterward.   For the record, my “just 5 minutes” was way more than just 5 minutes, despite my annoying issue. My at home workout today: – 30 mins on indoor spinning bike – 30 mins walk on treadmill (3.0-3.3mph) – 25 mins PIYO Buns workout – 30 mins PT/Strength exercises Pics of my hand that will take forever to heal now: Reference for …

#Just5Minutes – 20 mins cycling at home and the other side of needing meds to help you focus 

Sometimes you just aren’t feeling like it. Other times there’s so much going on that you have to choose sleep or to exercise. Most of this week, I opted to get sleep because how much it affects my brain cognition, my ability to drive and to get through a day of non-stop appointments, meetings, conference calls, and life. It was also my birthday this week, and I usually love to book my favorite classes back to back, just because I can, but that didn’t happen this week. It didn’t happen on my birthday either. I have been feeling very run down this week, and more than frustrated because of how I felt. I didn’t understand it. It didn’t make sense to me. I was getting sleep but felt like a train wreck when I woke up. Part of me couldn’t believe or accept that the way I was feeling was because I crammed hard for the C.H.E.S. exam last Saturday. It had been several days since I sat for the exam and it didn’t make …

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Autonomic testing before my business meeting at 3pm

Days like today are why I’m grateful that the life I live and the work I do overlap. Gratitude.  Link to the autonaumic nervous system test (Ansar Testing) that I had done – What is autonomic dysregulation? You can also visit to learn more. 

#Just5Minutes – Sculpt Barre Class

Sculpt Barre Class has become my new favorite class – or, one of them. I’m a big believer in cross training and also in finding ways to strength train with minimal impact on your joints.  Sculpt Studio offer classes that are a twist on Pilates – called The Lagree Method. The Lagree Method uses a machine called the Megaformer.  Sculpt Studio now offers a Barre class, in addition to its other Pilates/Lagree Method-inspired classes. 

#Just5Minutes when I Really, Really, Really, Really, Really did not want to work out – even for a hot second.

I’ve been in studying hell for the C.H.E.S Certification Exam, or I should say – Procrastination Hell. The exam is in the morning and I needed to move. I’ve gotten little sleep the last few days — no joke, probably three hours total, and tonight will be maybe an hour if I can actually fall asleep. I feel horrid. Pain is off the charts for several reasons, but yoga and movement usually make me feel better.  So, that’s what I did – 15 mins on the spin bike and then some yoga-ish stretching/strength to help ease pain.  Still .. I got it done, even if it was only 15ninues – something is better than notthubg