Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Headache Be Gone!

Last week I was suffering from a triple headache - menstrual, sinus, and tension.  Rotating doses of acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and zolmitriptan would mute the pain for a little bit, leaving the pressure.  Then it'd all start over again.  I went to work but nowhere else.  I posted in social media and worked on some other things but couldn't bring myself to write a blog post.  So there's quite a bit to cover today.


APRIL 7 I did Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution Workout 11.

APRIL 8 I did Pilates Fix.

APRIL 9 I wrapped up Body Revolution with Workout 12.  Just the little bit I did of this program made me tired of Jillian so I won't be doing her workouts for a while.

APRIL 11 I started the 21 Day Fix again, just the workouts.  I woke up with a headache but pushed through Total Body Cardio as much as I could.

APRIL 12 the headaches continued but I did my best with Upper Fix.

APRIL 13 I decided to take another rest day to see if it would help with the headaches.

THURSDAY the rest seemed to have worked a little bit as the pain was reduced so I went ahead and did Lower Fix.

FRIDAY I did Pilates Fix again..  I think this will be my Friday workout of choice.

SATURDAY I did Dirty 30 in the morning and started cleaning out my garden in the afternoon.  It took about an hour to rake it all and weed the east side.

SUNDAY it took about 1.5 hours to weed the west side of the garden.

MONDAY I did Cardio Fix.

YESTERDAY I did Upper Fix.

TODAY I needed a Yoga Fix.

Upcoming Activities

Tomorrow night's when I complete the CPR certification at the YMCA.

On June 20, I'm participating in The Longest Day, an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's disease, such as my Grandma Flemmings. From sunrise to sunset, my team (can join from anywhere) will walk to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.  You too can help by either joining my Walking 4 Wellness team or making a donation.

On October 8, I'm walking The Great Pumpkin Run (looks to be my only race this year).  Austin won't be trick-or-treating anymore but I still want to dress up in a costume.  I want to use this race as my opportunity to wear a costume but have no idea what I want to wear.  Any suggestions are welcome!  Should you be in the area and want to join me at this 5K race you can save $5 with this code LAWRTW5K.

Coaching Services

This is one thing I was able to work on last week - starting to develop my 1:1 Wellness Coaching services.  Since I already have the Brand New Me community on Facebook I went ahead and kept the same name for the coaching programs.  I hope to have everything finalized in the next month or so but here's what I came up with so far.

Not too many details will be listed as the guts will depend upon the individual client's goals.  The Facebook community will continue to be a part of my services as the free group support system.  I wish I could afford done for you programs to use as my foundation such as what Rachel Feldman or Kathleen LeGrys offers. I can't wait to help more people find their healthy paths!

Linking up with

#MotivateMe Monday with Fitness Cheerleader, Running Rachel, & Run Mommy Run
Sunday Fitness & Food Linkup with Marathons & Motivation & IlkasBlog


  1. The halloween event sounds so fun! I love any excuse to dress up in costume - which is probably why I trick-or-treated until I was in college. ;) I have two favorite race costumes - one was an 80's aerobics instructor which was a leotard, tights, leg warmers, etc, and that was mainly because it was one of the first dates with my hubby and he dressed up too. My other favorite was when I was pregnant two years ago, and I dressed up as Lori from the walking dead holding a sign that said "where's carl". It was a hit at the race I did.

    1. I too love dressing up in a costume! Normally I have an idea what I want to be by now but I'm just blank this year.

  2. Usually I find after working out, my headaches go away so I just push through

    1. These headaches just weren't cooperating last week.

  3. My friend's mother in law just lost her battle to Alzheimer's, so I would love to check this out. Thanks for the info.
    Great week of workouts!! I love October races!! :)

    1. I only get to see Grandma for a few hours at the holidays since I don't live in the same state but she seems to be getting smaller every year.

  4. The Longest Day event sounds like a great event for a great cause! How many people are going to be on your team? I hope you get a bunch so that you all won't have to be on your feet for too long, and I also hope that you hit your fundraising goal. Good luck!

    1. Since it's 16 hours I'd like to have 15 others join me so we have one person covering each hour.

  5. Good luck on your walking event! Sounds like a great cause, glad to hear the headache didnt slow you down!

  6. I hope you're are feeling better soon. Working out with such an immense headache is tough. You still pushed though! Awesome! Thanks for participating in The Longest Day. Great cause!

  7. Tough times with headaches, I've been there! Not fun, so I hope you are feeling better now. Good luck with your coaching program!