Friday, September 29, 2006

Karate with a headache

Thursday, Sept. 28th
Exercise 4/6: Karate
Time: 1:30

Looking at getting another notch on my yellow belt. There is a test in a couple of weeks. :-)

I spent the morning at the city hospital with my daughter (long story...but good news. Check out my famiy blog:-) Anyhow, I didn't have anything to eat or drink between 6 am and 1pm and by the time I got to Karate last night, even though I HAD eaten and re-hydrated, it wasn't enough. WOW. My headache got worse over the course of the evening to the point where I thought I would vomit! I rarely get headaches anymore (maybe its Japan?...or my diet in Japan?) and have only bought one or two small packages of Tylonal since we came here last year. But this was definitely in the catagory of migraine-type pain.
I thought that doing Karate would HELP the headache go away, but it only served to make it worse this time. I am thinking it is due to the above. Oh well, a couple of tylonal and a nap put me in good stead. And I did complete the work out. :-)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Exercise 3/6: Tae-Bo
Time: 45 min

Learning the new moves. :-)
Cleaned the bottom of my runners beforehand , so I could work out in my living room. Hope I didn't bother the people downstairs too much ;-). At least it is low-impact compared to aerobics.

Monday, September 25, 2006

2 for 1

Sunday, Sept 24th.
Exercise 1/6: Karate
Time: 1:30

Monday, Sept 25th.
Exercise 2/6: Tae-Bo from my new DVD's!!!!!!
Time: 45min

Yep, my problem of being "housebound" by darkness and children is solved! It would seem that Colin had ordered the exercise DVD's that I wanted a long time ago. They arrived a couple of days ago! Thanks Mom, for shipping them over. :-)
I tried the first video out today. It was just the intro video in order to learn the proper techniques. But it was fun! And ALOT of it matches with Karate (I guess the instructer on the DVD, Billy Blanks, being a 7-time world martial arts Champion would have something to do with it...:-/) Anyhow, I am amused.