No Resolutions, Just New Goals

Whenever I think of a resolution, I often think of the documents passed by a board or governing body.  I’m sure this is thanks to my years of Public Service work.

Those resolutions were documents that would be tucked away once passed. Maybe they’d be referred to a time or two throughout the year (or when they were up for renewal), but they were not on the forefront of the group’s activities.

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Workout Recovery: Compression Therapy 

My husband and I have histories of joint pain. We also enjoy working out as one of our dating activities, but we have to be very intentional about our recovery methods. This is where compression therapy comes in.

 
What is Compression Therapy?

I was thrilled to see an article recently on one of my favorite fitness apps, MyFitnessPal explaining compression therapy and its benefits. Usually, when I mention compression therapy, I get confused looks or raised eyebrows from folks. I get it though, I was unfamiliar with it until I learned of it during my last round of physical therapy.

As the article states, compression as recovery is nothing new. Many athletes already rely on compression socks and shorts after a workout, and research identifies a link between compression garments and reduced muscle soreness after sprinting and plyometrics. You can read more about the method in the full article found here.

My Newest Workout Recovery Tool: The Wuju Fitness Knee Brace

This #WujuFitnessKneeBrace won’t make you young again or cure any joint issues, but it will help to lessen your joint pain and support your knee muscles and ligaments and aid you in bending your knee.

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It’s basically a knee brace used to compress the knee for sports or to solve aches and pains. It comes in 3 sizes, the color is silver/grey with a design in the knee cap. I like this more than other braces I’ve used it the past because it fits around my thigh without rolling down or bunching.  

I’ve used it for the past two weeks and will be purchasing more for continued use. The fabric is lightweight, but sturdy and it could be worn during my workouts, though I prefer to save it for my compression therapy which I complete after my workouts and at various times throughout the day if I experience any muscle discomfort.

If you workout frequently, I encourage you to try compression therapy if you haven’t already.  This is only one of many braces/compression sleeves to choose from, but it worked well for me!

Let’s Toast to New Fitness Goals: Detox Tea Review

​My next birthday is quickly approaching. I’ve decided to start a two-month birthday countdown. 

This also means it’s time for increased workouts and weight training! In fact, I’ve started off with this week with another series of morning detox tea. 

I received these cups to review and I love that these #cutea cups are ready  to go in my Keurig. I’m not really a big fan of most commercial “detoxes.” I side with the school of thought that our body is already equipped to naturally detox itself. 

However, I do believe that we benefit from intentional, positive changes in our diets and those periods when we pay closer attention to the items we consume and how often we consume them. I also perfer drinking tea and I find this beverage beneficial for increasing my water intake. 

CUTEA’s unique formula is a 100% natural way to rid yourself of toxins, boost energy and burn tough body fat. 

☕The specially blended detox brew can be enjoyed hot, first thing in the morning or sipped chilled as an after-workout, morning refresher.

☕Added bonus: Each cup in the 10 count box gets up to 3 uses per cup for a total 30 uses from the set! 

☕Ingredients: Organic Green Tea, Organic Tulsi, Organic Spearmint, Organic Rose Hops, Organic Lemon Myrtle, Organic Linden Blossoms, & Organic Ginger Roots.

I’ve already come a long way and I’m so grateful for God’s faithfulness and strength. 

It will involve a good bit of hard work, but I’m excited to see what God has in store for the journey ahead. 

November will be here before we know it.

Let’s get fit together! 💪🏋🏃

Say Hello To My Little Friend….

I’ve shared a bit about my history with chronic pain in a few of my past blog posts, but I first learned of the benefits of using a TENS Unit after I was injured in a car accident in 2010. 

TENS units have proved to be a great help to me. For those that are less familiar, TENS is short for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. 

This Easy@home EHE010 Pulse Massager TENS Unit delivers electric impulses to nerves, muscles and cells on different part of the body. 

The impulses, used in proper strength and frequencies, make continuous and gentle stimulation to trigger the body producing natural response to block, relieve pain and to stimulate the regeneration of tissues.

Natural and Drug Free Way for Pain Relief

Pain Relief without Medicine! TENS stimulates your body to produce higher levels of its own natural painkillers, better known as “Endorphins”. 

Easy to Use

Large Blue Backlit LCD screen shows you at a glance exactly what is happening, including the type of massages, intensity and the time left on the cycle. 

Portable and Long Battery Life

About the size of a remote control, this unit packs enough power to thoroughly massage your body, but can travel with you anywhere you like. Take it to the gym, on a trip, or even to the office – it fits in your briefcase or purse.

So, “Say hello to my little friend.”😄Maybe you’ll be like my husband and decide you want one of your own. 😉 

He recently gave in to my suggestions and used one of my units when he hurt his back while doing yard work and he’s been a fan ever since! 

Heading Back to the Gym

I’ve been ripping and running for the past three weeks and I am looking forward to getting back to my normal routine and going to my neighborhood gym.

There are 3 things you need when going to the gym: a pair of shoes, a comfortable outfit and a great gym bag.  I normally have a bag on hand for my gym sessions, but my husband does not– which means he resorts to asking me if he can put his keys, phone and wallet in my gym bag.  Not a major issue, but I wouldn’t be a “good wife” if I didn’t seek to remedy this issue…. by getting him a gym bag of his own. 😉

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This bag features padded carrying handles, a mesh pocket for water bottle, and built-in cellphone holder.

The top of the bag has a zippered flap that opens wide for easy packing and also features zippered end saddlebags that expose the roomy center storage compartment.  He officially has more storage space than I do in most of my bags…. maybe he can be responsible for being the keeper of the gym gear for a little while 😀

 

Here’s the clip from my YouTube Channel of him looking over the bag.