I’ve made great progress with physical therapy and I’ve only been doing it for a couple of weeks. I have less knee pain in general, I’m able to crouch down to the floor, I can sit cross-legged without much discomfort, I can kneel on the floor and sit back on my feet without much tightness in my knees, and I can tell my legs are getting stronger from observing my ability level with the PT exercises. It feels great to be more flexible and stronger!
I’ve been taught new exercises and…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on February 28, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments
I went to my first physical therapy appointment last week. It was a long wait in the waiting room, but when I got to see the physical therapist, she spent 45 minutes with me. She tested my strength, balance, and flexibility. I did pretty well, except for some weakness in one of the exercises. She evaluated me and wrote everything down in my chart. We discussed my past injuries, my fitness level, my recent setback (knee pain from overexerting myself), and my goals. I told her I want to…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on February 19, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments
All the intense working out I did during the last two months – pushing myself to my limits – caused my knees to have problems. I didn’t notice it until recently. During the last few days, my knees, which is at the top of where I had fractures, have been stiff and painful to bend. I lost flexibility in my knees, and discomfort was increasing to pain. This shouldn’t be happening! I thought. I’ve lost weight, so there is less pressure on my past injuries, and I’m working out regularly,…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on January 15, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments
The Beginner's Guide to Bodybuilding by Cameron Hall and James Surtees has two main parts: nutrition and exercise. In the nutrition section, the authors explain macronutrients, fluids, nutritional myths, and they share all different healthy recipes. In the exercise section, the authors…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on January 5, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I truly feel great. Working out is becoming an addiction. It’s at least a part of my daily life. I never thought I would be one of those people that enjoyed working out, getting sweaty, getting my heart rate up, and having muscle strain, but I do. And you know what it’s from? Working out every day! On October 31st, I began working out regularly again. I started with 7 minute workouts and using 5 lb dumbbells, most days of the week. On November 14th, I began working out at least 6 days in a…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on December 23, 2012 at 7:16pm — No Comments
I usually struggle with my workouts, but lately I’ve been staying on track by working out everyday, increasing the length and intensity of my workouts, and improving physically. I’ve worked out the last six days in a row for at least 15 minutes a day. And I’m now up to 30 pushups!
Today my workout was especially good. I worked out for 33 minutes (almost 10 minutes longer than what I’ve been averaging) – a huge improvement from my first 7 minute workout on October 31st…Continue
Added by Christine Rice on November 19, 2012 at 8:48pm — No Comments
In 2008 I had the pleasure of reviewing JEMMA7729 , by Phoebe Wray. Now, four years later, the author has finally come out with the much-awaited sequel, J2.
J2 begins with immediate action at the trial upon which Jemma, who was captured and arrested at the end of Book 1 after rebelling against the oppressive…Continue
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Brian discusses HOW THE FANTASY GENRE READERS HAVE CHANGED AND CREATING STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS.
Find out what he has to say on my official blog: http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2012/08/guest-post-brian-d-anderson-and-strong.html
Added by Mark Miller on August 27, 2012 at 8:32am — No Comments
Generally, passive voice is weak writing, and something to avoid in good prose. However, this rule of thumb is not always true in fiction. Sometimes a character uses passive voice to denote a lower social position, or a villain might speak in such a manner to obfuscate their true motives.
The technical definition of passive voice means: "A verb is in the passive voice when the subject of the sentence is acted on by the verb…Continue
Added by Stephen Paul West on August 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The man was so charming. Remember the warning your mother or grandmother gave you about the way of charming men? Well it’s all about Power and Control.
Except we expect him stand out and be flashy and easily identifiable. The reason these suave sophisticated predators do so well in society is because of their skill. They are in fact some of the most respected members of the community. Underneath that you’ll find a trail of women and sometimes men they’ve used to make their way to the…Continue
Added by Lorhainne Eckhart on June 1, 2012 at 1:07am — No Comments
My third guest featuring indie writers from the IWU group is no one else but David Cleinman. Aside from being a successful businessman, husband and father, David is a wonderful author, with three books to his name and still counting.
CMS: Dave, you seem the kind of guy who…Continue
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