I’m working on my bucket list (aka things I want to do in my life). I have oodles of scattered mental notes of things I want to do. Well, it’s time to get all of those mental notes in one place and on paper.
I’m done with P90X. I never actually completed all 90 workouts in 90 days but I figure I got all 90 workouts done somewhere in the span of a year. 😉 I actually restarted the program a couple of times but kept getting stuck around the 7th-8th week. It was hard to make the commitment to continue working out when I was bored with the workouts. I also kept getting sidetracked with other things.
I decided to give Insanity a try since it’s a shorter workout program (63 days). I do like how the workouts are shorter than P90X but my biggest complaint is that it doesn’t seem to focus on the core/upper body as much as I would like. There’s a lot of cardio so we’ll see if that improves my endurance any. I definitely sweat a lot during this workout! Sweat gets everywhere….in my eyes…in my mouth….on the floor!
I could see myself doing a sort of P90X and Insanity hybrid workout program at some point. They both have pros and cons. Just need to figure out how to combine the pros from both workouts to make an excellent workout program.
Between the time I got my CI last year (March ’09) and around August ’09…there was NO way you could get me to even think about going bilateral. One CI was enough for me. I was extremely overstimulated and overwhelmed.
However, I have to confess that for about a year I’ve been toying around with the idea of going bilateral. This is something I have to research first. Frankly, I’m not sure if I really want to go through the whole surgery thing again. The risks, even though they’re low, are real. If it wasn’t for the whole surgery thing, I would have seriously considered going bilateral earlier this year.
I spent the first part of this summer volunteering at a local school. I’m not going to go into much detail here for obvious reasons. However, it was fascinating interacting with such a diverse group of junior high school deaf/hoh teenagers. The group ranged from a hoh teenager who could “get by” without hearing aids to a culturally Deaf teenager who came from a Deaf family. There were teenagers who wore CIs and preferred to sign, teenagers who wore CIs and preferred to speak, teenagers who preferred not to wear CIs/HAs, etc.
I didn’t even know you could finish video games. In my 6 year old brain I thought they were never ending games. I didn’t realize it until my older cousins would complete them for me whenever they spent the weekend. I always had fun checking out the new levels that were unlocked. To this day, I have never completed a video game.
Hope everyone had a fabulous (and safe) 4th of July weekend! I know I did.
We were all pretty exhausted Sunday morning and it took a while for us to get moving. Dennis and I walked around Minneapolis for a couple of hours after grabbing lunch. My parents were able to squeeze in a Twins baseball game. Everyone else did their own thing before meeting up for dinner later on. Dennis and I ended up seeing this awesome rope-like course at the Mall of America which we just HAD to do!