Athaclena

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About Athaclena

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  1. Severine: No, But Seriously This Time

    Excellent news on finding a yoga studio to check out. There's another +1 for me. It's something I really need\want to get back to. And it is 100% dependent on the right teacher and sounds like you've done a good job of finding what you need! Massage is also important and I hope ;your new therapist is everything you need. I sometimes have to get on hubby to make appointments. Also, another reason to get to Chattanooga, there are several excellent acupuncturists there that I've found through friends. The first 4 consecutive headache free days hubby has had in decades was on our Alaska cruise where hubby had daily sessions - I've been trying to find one here and have had the TOUGHEST time. Just another reason to move......
  2. Diadhuit's time to regenerate

    I'm behind on my email and just saw this mention. I have learned to listen, smile and nod or just say "I guess we'll have to wait and see" and walk away. It really is hard. I know. I do still sometimes let this stuff get to me, but I shake it off (eventually). There is still one guy that I work with that TOTALLY presses my buttons. The best "revenge" I can tell you is to not let it get to you - and shine at what you do. Don't let everyone else take the credit, make sure when it's your work that "makes the project", they KNOW it was your work. And though it sucks, be prepared to find another job when you get locked into a position and can't move. It took me 16 years to get to a position I actually wanted and allowed me to utilize more of my skillset. That was probably 1/2 because I'm a woman and 1/2 because I'm a damn good developer and damn good developers are hard to find so I was "more important" to management churning out code than anything else it was perceived I could do. Take jobs\projects that allow you to stretch and find new skills and most important, make new contacts. Don't be afraid to fail - that's the hardest for women - I know. But it's how we learn. People laugh when I tell people that I fail, I just fail faster and learn from it. They think I'm kidding - but I totally do! Just remember to get up again - ok? Hang in there and we're here if you need us!
  3. Athaclena Moves in 2018

    Friday roundup: 1) Probiotic - CHECK 2) Macros - fewer carbs - CHECK - although there were some carbs, I limited it to a fraction of what I would normally eat. 3) Sleep - got all the sleep 4) I need to move my body - No formal workout, but did lots of stretching as I was SORE from yesterday 5) And finally - moving the heck out of Atlanta - Kept the kitchen clean - it counts I'm still sore today, but a bit less. I took 2 Aleve and some Formula 303 before bed last night which I think helped (if only because I was able to sleep pretty well). No formal workout planned today, but I'm going to GET a workout LOL. There will be stair climbing and box carrying as I take stuff to goodwill that has been ejected from the Kitchen on my way to get Groceries. Also going to try to clean ALL the floors today. I do still need to pack, but I got all the laundry done yesterday..... I probably won't check in for a few days, so don't worry too much about me I've had a most excellent challenge week and I want\need to keep that momentum going!
  4. Athaclena Moves in 2018

    Thursday roundup: 1) Probiotic - CHECK 2) Macros - fewer carbs - CHECK - although there were some carbs, I limited it to a fraction of what I would normally eat. 3) Sleep - got all the sleep 4) I need to move my body - WORKED OUT!!!! 5) And finally - moving the heck out of Atlanta - Kept the kitchen clean - it counts Work has been a bear this morning, but wanted to at least get this in before my next meeting. I'm hoping to get another workout in today. Laundry has started in earnest to give me a head start into the weekend since I travel Sunday. HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!!
  5. Quick and Easy?

    I somehow missed this post. Ratatouille is one of my go to's too! And yes, you got the American names correctly - but I just use 2 cans of diced tomatoes rather than finding tomatoes that are good for cooking. Most tomatoes here are "slicing" tomatoes, about the only ones that cook up well fresh are romanos.
  6. Chicken, Sausage & Lentil Soup. Ranger Approved

    Swap out a couple of ingredients (lentils for rice and kielbasa for bratwurst) and this is really close to one of my go to family recipes so I can totally vouch for the flavor profile I MAY have to try this with lentil rather than rice, can't do the bratwurst though. Probably couldn't get my hubby to eat it with lentils, but I'll just roast him another chicken or go ahead and get brats too and make him the brats
  7. Athaclena Moves in 2018

    I wish! The last time I went Ice Skating was ABOUT 16 years ago. I skated for about 15 minutes at Rockefeller Center in NYC and crossed it off my bucket list LOL. My ankles were VERY angry at me I spent a lot of time on roller skates as a kid, but ice skating just wasn't available in my area. Depending on weather, my snow boots (yes, I have snow boots, they're worn about once per year LOL) have been located and staged along with my scarf and gloves LOL.
  8. Athaclena Moves in 2018

    Wednesday roundup: 1) Probiotic - CHECK 2) Macros - fewer carbs - CHECK - although there were some carbs, I limited it to a fraction of what I would normally eat. 3) Sleep - got all the sleep 4) I need to move my body - Decided to give my hips a 1 day rest - it was needed 5) And finally - moving the heck out of Atlanta - Kept the kitchen clean - it counts Hubby made it home, but the roads were pretty icy in spots. Glad he's home safe! I worked out at lunch today - WOO HOO! That's 3 workouts this week (my goal) - but I'm gonna keep going! I don't think I'll be able to keep up the Daily Burn schedule which is literally 1 rest day per week for the first few weeks then NO rest days - but I'll do them in order and just take rest days when I need. Also, I am now traveling the next 3 weeks. Told ya this staying home thing, while nice, wouldn't last long I leave Sunday for KC (get home Friday), have a quick trip to Houston the next week, then Feb I'm heading to Ottawa for a week. I plan to pack ALL THE WARM CLOTHES LOL.
  9. Athaclena Moves in 2018

    Tuesday roundup: 1) Probiotic - CHECK 2) Macros - fewer carbs - CHECK - although there was some pasta, I limited it to a fraction of what I would normally eat. 3) Sleep - got all the sleep 4) I need to move my body - I WORKED OUT!!!! 5) And finally - moving the heck out of Atlanta - Kept the kitchen clean - it counts I'm probably NOT going to workout. I need to give a few muscles a break, I'm SLAMMED at work today and hubby is flying home and I'm still trying to figure out how to get him from the airport all the way to our house. Getting him within about 5 miles isn't the issue. We live on a relatively major road but NOT major enough to get cleared. Then there's our 'hood. It's still below 20 out, but the sun is melting what it can get to on the roads, it's the areas w\o sun I'm worried about. His plane lands about the time I'm finished with my gazillion meetings today, so hopefully I'll have it figured out by then. Uber\Lyft can probably get him close - I'll just have to put the Jeep in 4WD Low and go slow I guess LOL. At least the Jeep has Mud\Snow tires
  10. Juice Bar (Guild Chat)

    Reminds me of home..... (I'm originally from right outside of Charleston, SC and there's TONS of Spanish Moss in the Oak trees just like that)
  11. Athaclena Moves in 2018

    Workout Day 2 - DONE! Today's workout (minor core work) was MUCH better than yesterday. I don't QUITE fell like a slug any more LOL. But WOO HOO!!!!
  12. Athaclena Moves in 2018

    Monday roundup: 1) Probiotic - CHECK 2) Macros - fewer carbs - CHECK - although there was some pasta, I limited it to a fraction of what I would normally eat. 3) Sleep - got all the sleep 4) I need to move my body - I WORKED OUT!!!! 5) And finally - moving the heck out of Atlanta - Kept the kitchen clean - it counts In spite of, frankly, struggling through what is a simple, easy workout, I'm not sore. Now, I DID take 1 Aleve and some Formula 303 before bed, but I feel great this morning. While I'd PLANNED to only do 3 workouts a week, that is a minimum. I'm going to TRY to actually do the Daily Burn Total Beginner regimen (and yes, as a former cheerleader, regular attender of dance, aerobics and yoga classes and someone who would run a 5k or 10k kind of on a whim, that really hurts). But I have to start SOMEWHERE. I'll get to where I want to be (yoga regularly and the ability to say - YES I'd love to do that 5k or 5 mile hike with you) - it's just going to take time. And at 45, I'm reminded that there's only so much left. Also, that I need to get back in shape if I want to ENJOY the rest of my time....
  13. Athaclena Moves in 2018

    Then I just have to level up the workout Feeling good this morning so I'm totally planning on another one. I'm back to the "Total Beginner" plan on Daily Burn. I was able to DO the first workout, but I felt WAY more than I should have. It's tough to admit I've gotten THIS out of shape, but the only way to fix that is to MOVE AND WORKOUT!!! My muscles are very accustomed to walking, but not much else. Time to change it up!
  14. Severine: No, But Seriously This Time

    FRICKIN' AWESOME!!! WOOHOO!!!!
  15. Athaclena Moves in 2018

    I would say at a minimum give it a couple of week. My improvement was pretty slow, BUT there was a time where I woke up with heartburn or acid reflux almost every night. Now, it's rare and ONLY when I've eaten like COMPLETE crap including acidic foods. I HAVE also made some diet changes, but I'm SURE the probiotics have helped as well. I have been home for 5 weeks in a row, but even the previous couple of weeks on the road (including a "dietary" tour of Kansas City) I never had to resort to antacids. I was actually surprised about that - and I only have that kind of week on the road when I REMEMBER to take my probiotics with me