Wednesday, October 17, 2012

4040

Right now this is picture number 4040 on my phone, which reminded me that I have a blog. Oops.

I had a very nice experience last night being interviewed by a local news anchor for an October / breast cancer awareness piece.

I felt like I was able to get across my experience with early detection and the treatment options it offered me. The interview was also about my fondness for Dancing With the Stars and other coping mechanisms I used.

Fun... I'm not sure I want to see myself on a wide screen in high def, but we can roll with that.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

October again (rerun)

This is a post I wrote a year ago, but it's still very much true:

http://goingon40.blogspot.com/2011/10/october-again.html

It explains why I don't wear a pink ribbon every day in October.

In other cancer-licious news, I have been offered a chance to participate in a pilot exercise class aimed at veterans of breast cancer.  It will be free for me, as it is a brand new class that they are creating, and want people to give feedback. I'm excited because I need to really get back to a healthy fitness routine. Once upon a time I was a little bit fitter, and even belonged to a gym and did the weights, treadmills, spinning, all of that good stuff.  LETS JUST SAY, it was over ten years ago and I want that ME back.

I have a treadmill and a universal sort of workout bench, so I am hoping the trainer leading the class will help me formulate a plan. That's what I need, a man with a plan (or a strong female coach with a plan.... not picky here! )

Here's the description...

a 6-week bone building, muscle strengthening, body toning, and metabolic boosting strength session.  This 6-week session is designed for beginners looking to take advantage of the research-based benefits of resistance training.  These benefits include reversing the changes (loss of lean muscle mass, decreased strength, and increases in fat mass) seen in people diagnosed with breast cancer as well as those going through hormonal changes and chemotherapy.   


Wish me luck!!