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Thursday, January 7, 2010

So I found out that I have Raynaud's and I am a little anemic. There is still a possibility that I have something a little more, but I will not know that for another month. Did I mention that the weight gain was from serious stress? And stress is the main cause of Raynaud's disease. I have to find out what my stressors are and eliminate them one by one. I don't know what it is about me, but I get super stressed out about the smallest things. Even if I am going to say one sentence in front of a crowd I'll lose sleep because of it. I feel like a crazy person. Do you guys have any advice? I think I am going to give yoga a try even though I have always HATED it because I am the type of person who needs to be vigorously moving if I am going to "work out". We'll see how that goes.
I have to admit that I have been a little bit of a lazy bum the past few days- no gym, but I do feel better than I did a few days ago. Also, the other day I vacuumed my house and cleaned for two hours and I really felt like i had gone to the gym and lifted! I was so surprised how many calories you can burn while cleaning vigorously. Give it a try!
Well, no weigh in until Monday, but I am off to go better my spiritual, mental, and physical well being by first getting rid of some of this stress!!

Happy Thursday =)

2 comments:

  1. While I don't practice this, I wish I did. I would also suggest meditation and breathing exercises. Yoga is great too, but you certainly can practice meditation anywhere anytime.

    Good luck!

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  2. Thanks for the advice about keeping almonds in my gym bag - I wll do that next week. I don't really want eat any more so late at night, so hopefully that takes the edge off the hunger so I can sleep.

    The instructor at the class was very good at making sure we didn't "cheat" to make things easier - like if we were doing jumping jacks and our arms came out of the water at all, she called us out. It was great!

    Good luck de-stessing - you should try yoga - I've heard with a good instructor it's more work than it looks!

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