Cardiac ablation: Paying someone to burn my heart from the inside out

After months of waiting, I finally had my cardiac ablation. I won't keep you in suspense: It went well, and I'm okay. It was, however, an interesting experience, so read on for my reactions and reflections. I was told to report to the hospital at 6:30 AM. Rather than getting the entire family ready super … Continue reading Cardiac ablation: Paying someone to burn my heart from the inside out

I am a Pilates convert

I have recently discovered that I love Pilates. I had been looking for a way to get back into exercising. I used to love Bikram Yoga, but the process of going, doing a 90 minute class, showering, and coming home meant I needed a two-and-a-half hour block of time to do it. My evenings and … Continue reading I am a Pilates convert

I’m perfectly healthy except for this pesky heart condition

I've always been perfectly healthy, in spite of myself. After blood work, each test result falls right into the desired range. Although my weight has fluctuated it has typically stayed within the "normal" BMI range. I've never had broken a bone, had a serious illness, or needed surgery. I still have all of my wisdom … Continue reading I’m perfectly healthy except for this pesky heart condition

10,000 steps to becoming a better mom

I got a fitness tracker a few weeks ago. I chose the Jawbone UP24, but it has similar functionality to other fitness trackers including Fitbit and Nike Fuel Band. Primarily it tracks steps and monitors sleep. What I didn't anticipate was that my fitness tracker would make me a better mother. I was particularly interested in … Continue reading 10,000 steps to becoming a better mom

An Oscars drinking game but with exercise

Hammervision posted a 2014 Academy Awards Drinking Game. It was fun to read, but I don't plan to play along. I'm a bit too old to have a Hollywood awards show dictate my alcohol consumption particularly on a Sunday night. Couldn't there be a healthier way than an Oscars drinking game to make the Academy … Continue reading An Oscars drinking game but with exercise