Friday, July 26, 2013

What do you want?

I've been reviewing my list of topics that I would like to blog about and I have been writing quit a bit, while doing this though I have been curious what you as a reader are interested in reading from me. 


Friday, July 19, 2013

In Heat

It was totally fun to name this entry "In Heat", I am absolutely chuckling over it. Hehehehehe, sigh, where's my maturity? Okay, moving on now. 

I've already established in several blog entries that high temperatures are not my friend - thank you multiple sclerosis! However, I am determined to try to change my perspective of heat. Especially at this moment while I am feeling a bit trapped indoors this summer. So, when is heat good for people like me? 

  1. I don't know about you, but internal heat from exercise is tolerable for me. I'm a bit addicted to it. 
  2. Sometimes, I turn the air conditioning up really high so that I get very cold, just so that when I go outside during the summer I am happy to be in the heat while I move from car to building or inside my home to water the garden.
  3. I very much like my husband. Yeah for "intimate heat"! It's true! I'm just sayin'...
  4. I love running in cold or cooler temperatures (25-55), because the heat generated from running balances out the cold to make me feel perfectly content.
  5. Heat as applied to certain food keeps my stomach happy.
  6. Hot chocolate, herbal tea, cider! Yum!
Okay, now I feel a bit better and I have enjoyed a good laugh. How about you? What do you like about the heat? Please keep it clean use #3 as a cleanliness guide. Even if you don't have a condition where hot temperatures is a problem. Share!

Friday, July 12, 2013

A note on personal training

I have just got to say this. If you are considering hiring a personal fitness trainer, please ask them these questions before you pay for a training package:

  1. Is your certification current?
  2. What is your speciality focus?
  3. What excites you about being a personal trainer?
  4. What sort of things are you doing to continue your education about the human body?
  5. Have you ever taken a nutrition, kinesiology and/or physiology course, beyond the independent study you've done to get your personal training certificate?
  6. What plan do you have in mind to help me reach my fitness goals? 
  7. What is the rationale behind the movements and program design that you will have me do?

Go in prepared to track what you do so that you walk away with real knowledge in order to assist with you maintaining the weight lost and muscle tone gained. 

If you are trying to bulk up, then inquire what you need to do in order to maintain the muscle increase, so that you keep what you've worked so hard to achieve.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Poetry Corner: Cricket Chanting

I love camping. I dislike the noise that crickets make. The following is a work of mine written in the middle of a very long night, while camping just outside of Carlsbad, NV. I recalled this experience over the last few days while I was with family enjoying a cabin in a remote Park City, UT location.  There were A LOT of kids, however this experience was much quieter than camping with the crickets.

Cricket Chanting

crying craziness 
echoing                        echoing                        echoing            echoing                                        
 echoing                        echoing                        echoing            echoing 
through the dark
MiMiCkInG sssssoundsssss
cf crystal crashing on glass
and Over
my ears

By Diana M. Bateman