Health & Fitness

Breast Cancer Journey – Chemotherapy

by Angela on October 28, 2020

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2008. For Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am continuing to share parts of my online journal that kept my friends and family updated throughout my treatment. For my final post, I am sharing all things chemotherapy. I started chemo just a couple months after my double mastectomy. […]

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2008. For Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am continuing to share parts of my online journal that kept my friends and family updated throughout my treatment. On this day 12 years ago, on October 21, 2008, I underwent surgery that would save my life. I was ready, […]

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2008. For Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am continuing to share parts of my online journal that kept my friends and family updated throughout my treatment. Today I am piecing together a look at the many appointments and tests that happen before a treatment plan is ever […]

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Breast Cancer Journey: Diagnosis

by Angela on October 7, 2020

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2008. For Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am sharing excerpts from an online journal I used to keep my friends and family updated throughout my treatment. Today I share with you the beginning of my journey: Sep 20, 2008 – I have breast cancer. Every day it […]

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A Mile a Day for 30-ish Days: What I Learned

by Angela on September 20, 2020

I decided to do a mile-a-day for 30 days after following an influencer, Magen Reaves, who was posting about her own commitment to walk a mile a day for 30 days. I watched on her stories as more and more started tagging her about joining the movement, literal movement, and thought why not? By this […]

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half-marathon training Day 3-7

by Deena on August 6, 2016

Day 3: The training plan called for 30 minutes of cross-training.  My legs were still sore from the barre class and impromptu hike I did on Day 2 so I decided to work my upper body instead of doing any serious cardio.  I used the Beachbody Upper Fix DVD I had on hand.  (Mostly because left […]

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Half-Marathon Training – Day 2

by Deena on August 3, 2016

30 minutes of Strength Training and Stretch was the workout plan for today. I decided to change things up a little by taking a Barre class at one of our local exercise studios.   Barre is a low impact workout combining ballet, weights and Pilates.  The goal is lengthen muscles and increase flexibility.  The class started with […]

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Here I go again…

by Deena on August 2, 2016

I truly have a love/hate relationship with running. I love the idea of running.  A cool breeze blowing my hair back as I place one foot in front of the other.  The freedom of taking a narrow path to well anywhere… The sense of accomplishment after finishing a hard run. The reality is much different. The reality […]

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Beachbody 21 Day Fix – week 2 & 3 review

by Deena on January 5, 2015

Surprise. surprise – I finished the 21 Day Fix workout plan.  And… well I don’t plan on stopping this workout anytime soon.  I absolutely love this workout.  I love the variety.  I love that it can be as quick as 30 minutes a day.  I love that I’m drenched in sweat when the workout is […]

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Beachbody 21 Day Fix – Week 1 review

by Deena on November 26, 2014

So I’ve finished week 1 of Beachbody’s 21 day fix and I must say I really love this program.  I love the variety of the exercise program and the simple eating plan.   I’ve been doing the program with my Beachbody coach (who also happens to be a friend) Elaine and a group of 7 […]

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