Itchy Thursday

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Itchy Thursday
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Thu, 11-07-2013 - 7:18am

Countdown to the ingestion of anti-histamines...  the itching started last night.  It's one of those itches that starts to make poking a knitting needle into your ear sound like a really good idea.  I'm going to do some cardio this morning and then spending lunchtime at my allergist's for the scratch testing.  After that, I'm getting my hair done and tomorrow - a massage.  I've been rather stressed this week.  

One of my jobs ended - it was the one writing silly questions (some of which I posted on FB).  They said they had enough questions but would be calling on me again.  In other work news, I got an email last night from a former client who wants to come back.  She was very fun to train and she comes to me so I said yes.  Part of me wanted to say no but I didn't.  I hope I don't regret it.  And if I do, I'll fix it.  So little in life is really actually permanent.  

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 7:54am

Good luck on new old client!  Sometimes a break makes a big difference. 

I'm in the throes of puppydom.  I think we should do puppy shares. I want a puppy but would be happy to have one part time so I can have my normal life, like sleeping through the night, back.  Double the pleasure. Come to think of it, I thought this of babies in the throes of newborn days, too.  The problem is I don't sleep regularly as it is and now when I might be sleeping, I can't.  

I'm teaching step this morning. Workouts have been pretty sparse this week but I did get some good moving in and have been climbing my basement stairwell. I guess that's the advantage of parkour, right? You can do it anywhere. Only I can't.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 8:18am

Good luck on scratch test. Yuck. I hate being itchy. And, with new clients, sometimes a good change of pace is what's in order. Jean, having a puppy is like having a baby... A lot of work. I think the new physical therapy, injections into my muscles, and chiropractor are lessening my pain. On the downside, the PA thinks that, perhaps, my plank work during yoga might be making my shoulders worse. He wants me to cut down on yoga. It's temporary, but I'm not sure I'm willing to give it up yet. I took my first Viennese Waltz class last night and it was a lot of fun. Work today, yoga tonight, packing to leave to see my mom tomorrow. Busy busy busy.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 9:57am

Planks do recruit shoulders big time.  If you continue to do them, make sure your shoulders aren't hunched up by your ears and try to keep as much of the work in the core as possible.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 10:39am

lol Gym, I can feel your pain..er itch. I had to go a week with no anti-inflammatory drugs before I had my elbow tested and it was at the height of my elbow pain/numbness/burning. I counted the hours until I could pop some advil. 

Thanks to Gym and Fresh and I had a great run yesterday! I have been dealing with feet issues that were quickly remedied with moleskin and vaseline. 

AND...for the first time in my life, I found yoga pants, long ones not capris, that fit me perfectly in length, width and style. I bought two pairs! They are so comfy that I wish I could wear them to work. lol

If I get to the gym today it will be weight lifting for me. I have to work this evening and have family in so not sure I can squeeze in gym time. 

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 10:41am

I have never had a dog so I am very curious as to why you have to get up with a puppy all night. That would drive me crazy. I really need my sleep these days. My kids know I don't babysit overnight unless it is an emergency because I just can't cope without sleep. 

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 10:43am

Ugg, I struggle with plank because of my elbow. The Insanity rounds that have a lot of planks in them kill me. 

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 11:29am

Win on the pants!  Every time that happens to me, I wash them and they are no longer the length I want.  Tongue Out

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 11:45am

Polyester and Spandex!! I have learned to never trust the length of anything that is made with cotton. One washing and it has to go to my daughters. lol 

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 7:42pm

Good advice on the plank. I'd also add to make an effort to engage the lats so the shoulders don't take the brunt of the weight. Also if you're doing it on your forearms, have them parallel to each other . When the hands are close, as most people do, it internally rotates the shoulder and puts it at risk for impingement. With those small changes, I never feel it in the shoulders.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 7:44pm

Puppies have small bladders.  They can go, on average, as many hours between peeing as they are in months, eg our puppy is 2 1/2 montsh so can go 2 1/2 hours w/out going.  Ours is better. But, we've also had false alarms where we go outside and nothing happens.  With my puppy we had when I was a child, we put her in a safe little area, newspaper on one side and just let her do that.






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