• 2020,  Body,  Health,  Musings,  Period

    Musings: Tampons, Thanks Pandemic

    It’s about DAMN time!! I’ve been so heated about this topic for a long time. Women DESERVE to use pre-tax, health funds to buy stuff for their periods. I deserve it. All women deserve it! Thanks to COVID-19, we can now use our HSA accounts to buy tampons (or pads if you’re a psycho)! Also, you can retroactively reimburse yourself for any purchases made since January 1, 2020. I am way too excited for this! Bless the saint who snuck this into the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act! You may think you are prepared for thinking about health insurance when you enter the workforce. But then they…

  • 2019,  Fitness,  Mental Health,  Midtown Strength & Conditioning,  Musings

    Musings: OOO Every Thursday

    Something needed to change… …and it was on me. I feel a little fraudulent. I tend to share a lot of self-love, growth, and healing posts on social media and even here on the blog. But YET AGAIN, I find myself not listening to my own body. 10 amazing days in Hawaii, followed by a non-stop schedule when I touched down at home. All (kinda) came to a halt when my body decided to remind my mind to STOP. Slow down and stop going so fast. Be by yourself, be still. It isn’t until my body starts to shut down, do I slow down. I know this, yet I don’t practice…

  • 2019,  Health,  Musings

    Musings: Adults DO Get HFM Disease

    Don’t let the dumb Internet tell you otherwise. With a quick Interwebs search of Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD), you’d think it is RARE that adults get this. LIES! All freakin’ lies. I’m here to tell you about the ugly side of it all! I honestly wish the Internet would update their verbiage and say that plenty of adults get it, but more tend to carry the disease without symptoms. There are so many more people in this world suffering from much worse things than HFMD. I get that. BUT, this shit is the worst. I don’t wish this on anyone. It is the most uncomfortable thing I’ve experienced in…

  • 2018,  Health,  Musings,  Wellness

    Musings: My (Natural) Deodorant is Giving ME Anxiety

    I don’t follow most of the fads… I think sometimes people think I don’t follow them on principle of not trying to be a cool kid. But really, if I’m not into it, I’m just not into it. And so no need in faking like for vampires (they truly scare me), books that hype up S&M or some wizard child. I’m not here to judge your liking of it all, it’s just not my thing. But I do follow some of the fads. I guess I wouldn’t call them fads, per se. After repeatedly hearing that too much soy is not good for women, guess who switched to rice milk?…

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    Musings: Mileless February

    20 miles a month was all I said… …and for two months I’ve come nowhere near that goal I set. I did post a little about my 2017 goals, but I don’t think I covered this one in my post. Even though I made this goal with a hurt knee, I still imagined it would be figured out by now. Well, obviously I don’t have a clue as to what is going on. I finished my Physical Therapy, but decided to scrap my Doctor appointment. I’m tired of spending $35 per visit to get told nothing in particular. PT was not helping that much, but I also gave up about…

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    Musings: (Heavenly) Halotherapy Session

    I’m not above trying most things when I’m sick… I finally bit the bullet and bought Zinc! After multiple times of being sick and researching if I should take it or not, I caved. To no avail, this time around I decided to try anything and everything under the sun. I’m going on day seven of a Sinus Infection that seems to want to hang around!  My co-worker mentioned a new place in town that she thought offered salt baths. She heard they were good for being sick and respiratory issues. I actually thought she was referring to the new Asha Urban Baths, but she looked it up and shared the…

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    Musings: A Lump on My Neck

    Out of nowhere… Literally, this thing just decided to show up. In the midst of my knee chaos, my neck decides to add something to the mix. I’ve never had a swollen lymph node. I don’t think I’ve ever had strep throat, I think. So when I went to bed on Thursday with a weird little cough, I didn’t think much of it. Our heater dries out our house, so I’m always coughing or have a dry throat when I wake up. But then Friday I had some signs that something might be wrong, but I didn’t connect it until after the fact. Then halfway through the work day I…

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    Musings: Physical Therapy Newbie

    Remember how I pretty much bullied my way to a MRI? Well, that didn’t really help. Ever since then, it’s been a mess — part in thanks to my PCP and the people who work there. Get it together people! Before I go on. I’m no one special, nor is my story here. Plenty of people go through physical therapy for various reasons. I’m not any different than those people. I just blog. HAHA. So, knowing that, know that this may be a pretty mundane post about pretty much nothing! Anywho, the MRI indicated that there might be some enchondroma beneath the patella and something going on near the femur.…

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    Let a Snacker, Snack!

    Gimme all the food! I’ve been feeling really gross lately, so instead of wallowing in self pity, I thought I’d focus on being more positive and focus on the good. I want to sit here and write how disgusting and gross I feel. But no one wants to read a post full of self depreciating, whiny nonsense.  I wish I loved my body the way it is, as much as I know I’m supposed to love my body.  Sometimes our hormones and our brains don’t match what we know is right. I think that’s with everything in life. So, to stay positive and to help me make better choices, I…

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    I Hate the FitBit!

    Yup, I said it out loud. If you own one, you may want to stop reading. Via Pinterest I can’t stand (re: potentially slightly jealous) that a company can sell an extremely overpriced piece of plastic and the world can think they are getting healthier. Before you rip my head off. Yes, getting active is good for EVERYONE, I have absolutely no issue with that fact, I hope you would know that I encourage it, wholeheartedly. If your little plastic bracelet that sets up challenges and tracks your movement gets you going, then I’m grateful it’s getting you active. But I still hate it. Seeing so many people with that expensive hunk of junk…