My Hips Don’t Lie

I got a bad shock regarding my parents’ financial situation which affects me as I have been a big part of their financial management since Dad’s stroke in 2008. The situation is not my fault, and Dad isn’t completely inept (Mom is), but it is essentially up to me to figure it out and make things right to where they have money to live on and pay the bills. Yeah, stressful!

But I said a prayer and made a plan and I know that, although it’s going to take a lot of time, I’ll have everything worked out this week.  That’s all I want to say, since it isn’t my place to share the problems they’re facing right now, just because I’m the one handling it.

To help ease the strain and take my mind off the situation, I broke out the Goddess Workout DVD that I checked out from the library on the recommendation of Faith of An Edible Mosaic. I was going through her older posts, the ones I’d missed before I found her blog and subscribed, and found her review of this DVD. So I gave it a shot tonight and can I just say, I don’t think I’ve ever been more inept at anything physical in my life?! I really wish I would have recorded my first experience with belly dancing so you guys could see how bad I am.  The hip shimmy thing?  I’m pretty sure I look like a mental patient having an epileptic seizure when I do that.

Yeah, my hips don’t lie.  I suck at belly dancing.  But it was actually pretty fun and I plan to keep trying.  I might even record myself so you guys can laugh at me.  Well, with me, really, b/c I’m definitely laughing at myself too. :)

I also finally dared to try the Advanced Tae Bo workout last night and yeah.  That pretty much killed me.  Billy Blanks is EVIL!  He’s so mean to me.  You should see the poor women on the video–at the end they’re doing floor exercises and even those are SO hard that sweat is just pouring off their faces and chests.  I do not exaggerate.  It’s crazy.  I’d record that for you too, but half the video would be of me crying on the floor. ;)

So I’m having some fun switching up my exercise.  I’d gotten way too comfortable doing the basic Tae Bo workout and it was time to push myself a little harder.  I also need to change up my weight routine b/c I haven’t changed that in a few months either.

In other health news, I’m still trying to get a handle on my candida overgrowth (the source of my chronic yeast infections) and have been taking a scrip for it, but I’ve only been seeing my diabetes doctor and this is not his area so I got a referral to a family doctor and hopefully they will either be able to help me or refer me to a specialist.  I’m taking flucanozole and have gone through FOUR pills in a week (usually only a single pill is necessary) and still the YI’s come back every day.  CRAZINESS!  I’m also taking probiotics (I have been for over a month) and it seems just insane to me that I have THAT MUCH CANDIDA that taking pills that kill it combined with pills providing more good bacteria isn’t enough to bring the good and bad bacteria back into balance.  So crazy. Can’t wait to handle that.

In better news, during my doctor visit last week I looked at the form he filled out for the lab, because once he circled “uncontrolled” and that shocked me so bad I not only got in control (mostly), but always check to see where he thinks I stand based on my blood sugars.

YES!  At least I’m in control of something.

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.
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12 Responses to My Hips Don’t Lie

  1. hahaha, I tried the belly dance a couple times too, what a disaster! I guess I am a lot more spaz-y then I realize!

    for the yeast thing, did you know diabetics are more prone to it? And there are a LOT of foods on the “stay away from” list?

    heres a quick rundown: http://altmedicine.about.com/od/popularhealthdiets/a/candida_foods1.htm

    • Veronica says:

      Yeah, I knew that. I also was on the candida diet for months but it didn’t help me. It’s very restrictive and hard to follow so unless it’s absolutely necessary for me to do it again to beat this, I’m not going to.

  2. I would have loved to seen that belly dancing video! I’ve done some exercise videos that make me completely inept so I GET it! It sounds fun though!

    Hope things with mom and dad work out, so glad you are able to help them! :-)

  3. Dennis Miller says:

    I was wondering what got you interested in Belly Dancing b/c you have never mentioned it before. Now I see.

    I heard something once that went something like this.
    There are two types of horses (really three but I don’t want to type that much).

    The first horse learns as fast as you teach it.

    The second you have to drive and constantly keep at it to learn anything.

    I really don’t remember much about the rest of the teaching but for some reason the second horse is better than the first.

    Any way if something comes easy to you it might not be as fun to learn it.

  4. Suzie says:

    I hope everything works out for you and your parents. I’ve always wanted to try the belly dancing videos too. I’m sure I would look a fool and laugh at myself also…ha! You should videotape yourself, I’d love to see that! :P My son used to laugh at me trying to follow these MTV dance videos, they go so fast and I was always behind or doing the wrong thing…lol! Glad to see the diabetes in under control :)

    • Veronica says:

      Now that’s what I want to see! and you never did share that video of you laughing at youtube vids. See, I have an excellent memory. :)

  5. Faith says:

    I’m glad you tried the belly dancing, Veronica! Switching up the workout routine is always fun. :)

  6. Karen says:

    I tried belly dancing at the spa last summer. Once was enough. And worse, I did it with my SIL who takes it at home and her hips were moving!

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