Wilting on Wednesday...

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wilting on Wednesday...
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 8:25am

At least, that's how the muscles in my shoulder feel at the moment. I had to look in the mirror to see if I had bruises on my shoulder because I'm so sore from the massage yesterday. I have an absolute time of work to do today in preparation for working with my manager and running a dinner program tomorrow night. I am also contemplating yoga this evening, and I have to get my hair done. Did I tell you ladies about catalase? It's breaks down hydrogen peroxide in your body so that your hair does not turn grey. Apparently, when you get older you lack this protein, catalase.  It also seems to promote hair growth, as I am shaving much more frequently now. It has not completely gotten rid of the gray, but I have also not taking it every day. I keep on forgetting all the pills I need to take...vitamins, flax, etc.

It's a beautifully, calm, sunny morning here. What are you all up to?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 10:51am

After I had my good deep tissue massage, my shoulder was sore for days and I was so annoyed because I thought the guy had messed it up. But, a week later, I realized I hadn't had pain in the shoulder.  The parkour instructor who is also an exercise science person, worked on my shoulder briefly and said he could spend a good hour just on that.  I'm so messed up.

I haven't heard of catalase. Has it helped?  I'm always skeptical of stuff like that.  Hydrogen peroxide can turn our hair white, like if we were going to color it, it helps strip away color. But, the reason our hair grows out white is that it doesn't have as much melanin.  Maybe it has to do w/ hydrogen peroxide. I don't know but I wonder if we need that in our bodies for something.  

I had some early morning clients and am going to parkour this afternoon. I'm also training the dancers today. I've been asked to take on the Nutcracker party at the studio.  I'd rather not do it but no one else has stepped up to it. It's a huge event to manage.  This is probably sour grapes but I think parents of the dancers who are serious and have the big parts should be the ones to step in and help out.  I think they spend so much time and money at the studio that they do less with when it's the whole studio. Whine, whine, whine.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 11:30am

I have never heard of catalase either. Where do you get it and how much do you take? I am probably at least 50% grey now. I have had grey hair since my very early twenties. 

Jean, don't take on the party if you don't want to do it. Someone will eventually step up and I completely agree that the parents of the dancers with the big parts should do it.

Jogging today for me then Insanity. My sister wants to do a couple of miles before Insanity. I think she is insane but I am crazy enough to have agreed with her to try it.  

Steak for dinner!

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 11:56am

Jogging before insanity!  That's hardcore.  

Too late. My friend and I decided to take on the party.  You know, so I can whine because that's my favorite activity.;-)

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 12:37pm

Interesting about catalase.  I would guess I'm about 60% gray and I'm not even 40 yet.  

Jean, boundaries, woman!  Cool  You'll have to keep us entertained with dancer mombie stories.  

Karla, that does sound hard core.  

Probably no workout for me today.  I'm going to work a bit this morning and then maybe power wash the BM stuff that I haven't gotten to yet.  I got another article published on LiveStrong yesterday but I'm going to stop posting them on FB because it's starting to feel obnoxious.  FSN, the relocation piece I did is going to go up in November so I'll send it to you when it's up.  Laughing

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 12:54pm

I started colorin my hair before it was gray.  I was surprised at how gray it is these days.  Black dye is supposed to be really bad for you but I won't go gray.  Or, at least not yet.

Keep an eye out for #dancemomsaid.  The thing is, to be fair, the moms who help out are the ones who aren't like that. They're the ones ready to roll up their sleeves and do work. It's the ones who hover over their girls, the ones in make up/hair who are really into it. They have dance mom aprons, filled w/ supplies. I can't knock them because they do what I couldn't. I raid my race bibs just so I can have some safety pins.

FWIW, I enjoy reading the articles. Maybe you could set up a page for "fans of GR" on FB that we can follow.

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 9:09pm

I've never heard of the catalase either. I guess you would have to wait for all of the existing grey hairs to fall out so it probably takes a while to see the difference? What about texture? I've noticed that a lot of my grey hairs are thicker and coarser than the not-grey strands.

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 11:39pm
I dye my hair different colors...well, the hairdresser does...so I can be a blond, brunette, or red head...not all at once though...Jean, I think of you when I watch DanceMoms....my mother was too. Into her own life to ever let my life be hers....good thing...my arm is still hurting but I seem to have it under control with Motrin and Tylenol. It was 80 degrees here today, so rather than lift, I walked with my trainer aline the river. I could have cancelled, but I debated about it too late into the day to feel like I was being fair ..i would never cancel at the last minute unless it wasa true emergency,..so the walkways a good compromise...I figure it was better than sitting in the couch eating Bon bons. I will lift for legs tomorrow, which I think ican do 'handless' if I need to....
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-03-2013 - 7:52am

My gray hair has more volume and is slightly wavy so I actually like the body better now. It's the color that bugs me!  LOL, I told my kids I was just going to take a Sharpie marker to the roots because they were such a hassle.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-03-2013 - 8:06am

".Jean, I think of you when I watch DanceMoms"

LOL, that's exactly what I'm like!  I don't get them at all, honestly. I can't figure out if it's acting (who would do that to their child for fame) or they're like that (that thought might be even scarier) but either way, I feel bad for their kids.  I don't know if I told you all this but last year, some producers were looking to film a serious dance competition show, kind of the anti-dance mom, to show the dedication/hard work girls put into competitions. They filmed our studio for it.  I have no idea what ever came of it but I'm assuming it's one of hundreds of ideas that end up on the cutting room floor.  Dance competition season is generally ski season so my husband has been good to step up to the plate and bring her to them.

"my mother was too. Into her own life to ever let my life be hers....good thing" 

As my son goes off to college and my daughter to her room, I wonder what moms go through who don't have their own lives.  I'm so thankful I discovered parkour and silks, although if it weren't that, it would be something else on my infinite list of things I need to learn.  They've been my sanity--I love the people there, I love the activities, it pushes me beyond my boundaries, or what I thought were my boundaries.  Yesterday, I ran/climbed to the top of an about 6-7' vault. It was tall enough that I had to pop off of one foot, onto the other reach up and grabi the top w/ my hands, and pull myself over the top.  Then, I did a bunch of rail stuff, hanging like a monkey and swinging, until my hands ripped.  My hands are way too soft! But, it was all so awesome to bel able to do!