Friday, May 22, 2015

Busy week though huh?

I just realised I haven't been by in a while. Sorry. Life has been busy and will continue to be busy all weekend. Our house is full of family and it's been a busy week. I've been good with my workouts all week and been working to tidy up the house for guests. This AM I did HiitMax #6 and #7 together and have started up a log book for myself of workouts to track my progress so I won't have to bore you all with all the technogubbin details of my workouts as much. I did all real pushups! I did switch lunges! I was so pleased. I still can't do ninja tuck jumps or divebomber pushups but I'm well on my way. Hee hee. It's neat to see progress here and there as I go along and get stronger :)

This weekend I've got family dinners, a wedding shower and stagette, my little nieces dance recital and getting our deck ready for the summer, along with visiting with the company staying at our house at the moment.

But (!!!!!) most awesome of all - my best pal Heather is in labour RIGHT NOW! Hee hee. Very soon there will be a new little boy to celebrate. She's a week early and it's all very exciting - she's been in since 4 AM so I'm hoping to hear about a new little guy in the next few hours.

Yes my friends life is good.

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sleep - that's where I'm a viking

Well I felt better yesterday and after a good supper I just relaxed and was asleep by 9. I slept all night until 6 when I woke up on my own. Other than a stuffed up head I feel pretty good, so I got up and did 2 rounds through of my lower body exercises and made myself some oatmeal with an egg and hung out with the cats for a bit. After a walk to work I think I can get through today. It's a long weekend so I have monday off which will be nice. JJ works on a TV gig all day tomorrow so I'll have time to relax and sleep if I feel poorly still. I'm hoping to sew up a boba fett BBQ apron for my cousin who is having a wedding shower next weekend (she doesn't really need anything so this seemed like somehting fun).
And nap.
Yes there will be much napping and neocitrin. I also borrowed my brother's copy of the Stand to read so I can curl up with that in the recliner and just enjoy reading. There is some yard work to be done, but I have to remember that my last real sickness was chemotherapy related and just because I don't feel THAT bad I still am sick and need lots of rest and care to get better. It's funny how it's all relative :)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

sniff sniff

Well it's official. I am rather sickly. Yesterday after work when I got home I was totally exhausted, stuffed up and sniffling. I had some soup and then napped for an hour or so...and after a lazy evening I went to bed early. This AM I slept in instead of working out (I figure if I can't really breathe it's not a good idea to work out). I felt OK enough to come into work and still walked to work, but I'm thinking it's gonna be a few lazy days to try and kick this head congestion and start to feel a bit more human. It just seems to have come down out of the blue...and I'm annoyed.  But, I suppose it's better now than later I. The last thing I want is to be coughing after abdominal surgery! I have a bunch of yardwork I need to do over the weekend so I'm hoping I feel a bit better by then. We shall see.
For now I just want to munch and nap the day away...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Feels Good

Ugh-I can't tell if my allergies are going nuts or if I have some sort of sinus thing going on. Oh well...I can still do my thing. I'm just sniffing a lot.

This AM I followed orders and did the HiitMax 1 and 2 and 3 workouts together in a row. Oh man. Tough. I had to do skipping for parts of the cardio instead of burpees and mountain climbers for some intervals, and most of my pushups were on my knees, but I made it through. 45 minutes of sweat. You're supposed to do 1-4 tomorrow but I really don't think I could do that, so I'm gonna do 2-4. I don't have more than 45 minutes in the morning for exercise...and I'm still walking the ~3 Km to work, as well as home after, so I don't want to be ridiculous about it. I'm sure that will be more than enough to do for a workout. I feel awesome.
It is spring time beast mode. I know I'll have to take a few weeks off at least after my surgery so I'm trying to get in all I can for now and hope that being in good shape will help me heal up well. I've been so happy that I haven't had any lymphedema issues and I seem to be able to workout just fine.

It feels good to feel good :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

movie popcorn is the best

How many avengers can you fit into a movie? A lot it would seem. I liked it - except for the ultron having lips part. Robots don't need lips...but I digress. Other than that, getting to see Thor, Black Widow and Captain America fight like in my imagination as a kid was awesome...and I've always liked Scarlet Witch so to see her do her thing was mighty cool too. Add in some movie popcorn and it was a good time. I admit I liked the second one a bit better, but I liked the character development in it this time.We so rarely go to the movies that popcorn was definitely needed. Nom. :)
This AM I was good - I got up and did the Day1 and Day2 of the Bodyrock HIITMax workout. They're supposed to get longer each day by adding them together over the 5 days. So yeah...tomorrow is Day 1 and Day 2 and Day 3. Yoiks. I made it through this morning...I had to switch out some of the cardio burpees with skipping but I made it through and pushed hard. I had sweat trickling down my face when I was done. It's been a long time since that happened. Mee hee. Cool beans.
A nice smoothie and I'm good to go for another day in the lab.
Have a good one y'all.

Monday, May 11, 2015

I'm back baby

Good morning peoples. How goes?
I had a great weekend. A lot of fun things and a bit of chores as well so I don't feel so guilty. And tonight we're finally going to see the new Avengers movie. Yes.
This morning I started into the Bodyrock HIITMax workout series. I did day 1 today and will keep going with it as long as I can until my surgery date. So far so good. I'm actually back to my old style of workouts. I cannot tell you just how happy that makes me. Yep. I'm back baby!
My surgery date is set - I'm booked in for my salpingectomy on June 4. Not the most convenient time (I had it booked off for a holiday visit to my dad) but I should feel OK enough to heal up and relax on the couch at the lake in the few days after and still get in some visiting with my Dad and my sister and her husband who should be there visiting that week. My OBGYN recommended not just tying my tubes but actually removing them all together since the tubes are the main area where any malignancy related to your ovaries can start. So, it'll be a slightly longer surgery but it should (I hope) go well. It's laparoscopic so I should heal up relatively quick and be able to be back at work in about 5 days. I have a few days booked off work and plan to just relax and visit my family. My brother might be up there as well and my sister in law (who normally makes us all wait on her up there...grrr) can wait on me for a change :P
For now, it's time for some Red River cereal I made up earlier (I love this stuff!) with some blueberries and I'm off to work.
Have a great day everyone!

Friday, May 8, 2015


Busy busy day but I made it through. Last night I was up late playing with lasers and so I slept in a bit, but I still was up in time to do an old school bodyrock bodyweight HIIT interval workout .
It was only 13 minutes. No excuses when you can do a quick but solid workout in 13 minutes. I had to change the switch lunges to backward lunges to make my knees happy but other than that I rocked it. Felt great after.Then a quick shower and walk to work with a fruit smoothie and a hectic day began of of much much to do.

But, I am now done and packing up to head home to some sort of deliciousness and some relaxing with my luv. This weekend I've got tickets to go watch my old belly dance troupe perform their actual community show with my bestie and later that night a friend's band is playing here in town...and another old friend is home for the summer too and we'll likely see him there. Sunday is family meal stuff and I hope some painting and's all good from here :)
I hope you all have a great weekend!