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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dentist - Doctors - Vets

 
My Cooper

 Today was a very busy day for me, making it extremely hard to do everything I set out to.  Getting up early to accommodate my full day just isn't an option.  I use to regularly live on 6 hours sleep, I would literally look at my clock in the morning and calculate if I got at least 6 hours sleep.  I have tried to change that up a bit, since every expert talks about how important it is to get 8 hours.  So I try not to get up without 7 hours sleep, 8 when possible.  Being a DJ it is hard to get enough rest and I have become very comfortable staying up late at night.  Tell me that's not going to be a problem at Fitness Ridge where your expected to be up and at em' at 6AM.  (sigh)

With Fitness Ridge coming up quickly, and reading so much about the "foot damage" I realized I had to address my toe. (read blog toe vs vacuum) I went for an MRI today to see what kind of damage I have, and I am hoping for the best.  I won't know anything more until the doctor calls.  I have refused to let it keep me from getting in my daily cardio, so what I have an inflamed toe!  Hopefully, he will say time will heal it.  As I laid motionless in that MRI machine, I thought about the amount of people that must get MRI's that probably wouldn't need them if they only took care of their health.  I have a bad case of "white coat" syndrome  (as my daughter calls it).  When I was a child I went through horrific painful test for months straight and to this day, I just don't want to be in need of a doctor.  So getting on my healthy path, I can prevent a lot of that and hence not have to fear the "white coat".

Oh big news, I have bone loss in my gum line and it has caused my bottom teeth to shift.  I am forced to get lower braces on my front 6 teeth for the next 6-8 months.  I am pushing for it to get started now so that I can get a month of my braces wearing at FR.  I told my dentist, put them on asap so that by the time I leave in April they won't be hurting.  I told them I will be in enough pain in the month of April without having mouth pain too!!

My afternoon, which I like to save for my workout was instead used for my dog Cooper and cat Monet.  I was at the vet for about 2 hours between the exams and shots they received.  Needless to say I came home feeling completely out of sorts.  My routine was shot!  I ate my lunch, got my water and put on my sneakers.

I was feeling really sore in my joints because yesterday I pushed myself harder than ever doing 3 miles running, 1 mile walking at an 8 incline, followed by a 1/2 mile cool down walk.  It seemed to keep my joints aching throughout today.  I just didn't have my mojo today.  I ended up walking for a mile and walking on an 8 incline for a mile.  I kept thinking of The Biggest Loser being on tonight and that I would watch it while riding my stationary bike.  I rode my bike a 1/2 marathon and called it a night.  I didn't do as much as usual, but I believe my body was needing a break so I took it easier.

In conclusion, tomorrow calls for a lot of snow and the hubby was put in a hotel for 2 nights so he wouldn't miss the show.  So I expect to be exercising not only with my cardio, but with my shovel!!  Also, I put on a shirt today that I never wore because it was too small.  IT FITS NOW!!

2 comments:

Al Chez said...

Love the blog.

sorry about the shoveling and love the shirt.....

THE HUB.

KC said...

I'm with you on the sleep pattern. I go to bed between 12 and 1am. I think the first day I get there I will go to bed at 10pm and just lay there till the sun comes up then Monday night I will be dead tired and passout at 7pm during the class and someone will have to carry me back to my room.