I just finished the first part of the ChaLEAN Extreme program. This program includes four different four week resistance training calendars. The one I just finished is called Burn Phase It did take me longer than four weeks because I had Mycoplasma when I was starting the third week, but I jumped back in after … Continue reading ChaLEAN Extreme-Push Phase
I thought everything was perfect as long as I took my anti convulsive medications, didn’t drink alcohol and slept eight hours every night. I forgot that I shouldn’t gain weight, at least not too much. Gaining weight affects my medication levels; if they are too low it could lead to a seizure. I have only … Continue reading More workouts and no more snacking
This week I didn’t feel any symptoms of Mycoplasma so I decided it would be a good idea to start exercising again. I knew that after not doing anything for one week and just a few recovery videos last week, it wasn’t going to be easy to start again, and I was right. But I’m … Continue reading Feeling better and even exercising again!
Last week I thought I had COVID. I didn’t feel well and had symptoms similar to those of COVID, but after the quick test at home was negative for a few days, I was sent to the lab to make sure what it was. The results came back positive for mycoplasma. I’m going to be … Continue reading I have walking pneumonia
They day finally came, I was able to get my hand on Lacosamide or generic Vimpat, here in Puerto Rico. First of all, I would like to acknowledge my mom’s genius mind for suggesting we try Sam’s Club pharmacy instead of Walgreens, where they kept telling us it wasn’t available in Puerto Rico yet. When … Continue reading I got Lacosamide in Puerto Rico!
I remember when I first learned about Roe Vs. Wade. I was in middle school and we were taught about the importance of this Supreme Court decision making it legal for women to make decisions about their own bodies and have safe abortions if they decided to have one. After I learned about it, I … Continue reading My body, my choice
I finally made it to week five of the PiYo/T25 Hybrid program. It took me a little longer to complete week four because I had trouble finishing it the first time I tried. I was just too tired so I took a break and rested for what was left of that week and tried again … Continue reading PiYo/T25 Hybrid- Week Five
As of yesterday, April 8, 2022, I am officially seven years seizure free! I didn’t have time to write a celebratory blog post like I do every year but that doesn’t mean I was not happy of telling everyone I could about it. I almost thought I didn’t make it earlier this week when because … Continue reading 7 years seizure free!
The FDA just approved the sale of lacosamide tablets, which is the generic name for the anti-seizure medication, Vimpat. This is the medication that finally controlled my seizures and the one that I had trouble getting because of its cost. I hope that now that the FDA approved the sale of lacosamide it will be … Continue reading Lacomaside (Generic Vimpat) was approved by the FDA
I got my EEG results today. I wanted the results to show that there was absolutely no seizure activity anymore so I could be taken off the anti seizure medication. I knew that wasn’t going to happen so I just hoped for something more realistic like it not getting worse. The EEG showed just that; … Continue reading EEG results- Still seizure free!
I was forced to take a day off of PiYo for an EEG today. This is the 24 hour test where 24 electrodes are placed on my head for 24 hours to track and record brain wave patterns. The abnormal patterns show problems,which in my case are seizures. I always dread having this done, but … Continue reading Tracking my brain wave patterns for 24 hours
The Asylum program didn’t work out either. I lost count of how many I have tried in the las few months. There were a few reasons why this one didn’t last either, among those being the job at Old Navy, Holiday distractions, a little confusion with the workout calendar and that I don’t have all … Continue reading New program: PiYo
I don’t know whyI was having so much trouble looking for an new exercise program to do after a finished Insanity. It’s been almost a month since a finished and today I started what should have been the most obvious choice, Insanity: The Asylum. This program includes drills used by professional athletes. That’s exactly why … Continue reading Starting Insanity: The Asylum
I just got the Covid19 booster dose and the flu shot. I always prefer to get vaccines or blood drawn from my left arm. I know it’s an irrational fear but there’s something about the needle and the metal plate I have in my right arm that just makes me nervous. I just don’t want … Continue reading Got the Covid19 booster dose and the flu shot
Recovery week it over! In the begging I was happy to have a break from the intense workout but by Thursday I wanted it to be over. It started to get boring because it’s the same video every day. By the fourth day of doing the same thing, I was sick of it, but I … Continue reading I need a break after Recovery Week