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Hitting the Gym. Every Day.

I may be on medical leave from O'Melveny right now, but I do have a job -- working out every single day. Sometimes outdoors. Sometimes indoors. Sometimes in water. Sometimes at two gyms. My current occupation consists of getting my body as strong and as fit as possible, developing a regular weekly training routine, and making sure my regimen works like clockwork before I get back on the clock at the firm. Each day is an opportunity to build on the last, to increase my stamina, to oxygenate my body, and to put cancer in my rear view mirror.

So far, the workout regimen is coming along nicely. I play full court basketball once a week, lift weights at Educogym about four days a week, and swim five to six days a week. It’s a great little schedule so far, but I’m still in the process of diversifying my workout portfolio. Soon, I will figure out which classes at LAAC I should add to the menagerie. The options are pretty much endless but I’ve narrowed the list to spinning, yoga, cardio kickboxing, and circuit training. Okay, I’ll try hip hop cardio as well. Only because it’s going to make for a funny story and you know I love to keep you entertained.

The main goal here is to find things that I really love, workouts that not only condition my body, but make me happy. You have to love what you’re doing to stick with it, and I intend to stick to my quest to be the lady Lance Armstrong. And you know what happens when I put my mind to something. ;)

Despite the craziness my body has been through over the last several months, it’s coming along like a champ. I’ve been getting stronger, playing harder, and swimming faster. I can absolutely notice a difference between my fitness level a month ago and how I feel now, which is heartening. That whole “pick it out/pour it in” surgery might have knocked me back a bit, and the whole chemo thing might stall me out for a day or two here and there, but I’m back on track and making strides every day. It’s strange to be proud of your own body, but I am. I’m a mind over matter kind of woman, but my matter is pretty darn good, too.

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