It’s Friday and that’s fabulous

My current prescription of Prednisone is a 7 day course.  I’m not sure why my doctor felt this would help my migraines because it hasn’t at all but on the upside I now have insomnia so I’m getting a lot of my work finished this week.

Prednisone

MacGyver and I rented a few movies from that Redbox thing at Wal-Mart last night.  Obviously a subscription to Sling, Netflix and Hulu as well as hundreds of cable channels isn’t enough TV for us, we needed more.

MacGyver wanted to see The Revenant which was inspired by the story of Hugh Glass.  I’m pretty sure they exaggerated a huge portion of the move but MacGyver liked it so that’s all that matters.  I picked out an entirely different type of movie.

dirty grandpa

Dirty Grandpa!

It was mindless entertainment and I ain’t even sorry about it because that movie is hilarious, and bonus, Zac Efron.  Did I mention Zac Efron?

Watch this video of mean tweets and laugh your butt off, do it!

That’s it for me. Have a wonderful weekend!

What have you got planned?

Nailing negative splits, lumo lift, and more.

In case I haven’t mentioned it, I’ve been nailing my negative splits like a boss.  Of course, I’ve always been pretty good at negative splits.

negative splits

The only thing is, those are walking splits, but hey I’ll take a win wherever I can.

Since its Thursday let’s talk about some of things that I’ve been reading and reviewing this week starting with my Lumo Lift.  In case I haven’t mentioned it or maybe I did and I just forgot because it took me forever to try them but anyway, MacGyver got me both the Lumo Lift and the Lumo Run for my birthday.

lumo lift and lumo run

I haven’t used the Lumo Run enough to tell you what I think about it yet, but I love the Lumo Lift.  LOVE.  In a nutshell this little sensor resides on your clothing and helps you maintain good posture.  Since I have so many back issues, this thing is invaluable and it works really well.  Almost too well.  It’s like my Mother is standing over my shoulder saying ‘sit up straight young lady!

The only downside is the buzzer can get annoying but you can turn it off or remove it if you’re in the mood to slouch on the couch and pull off a Netflix marathon, not that I would encourage that sort of behavior but hey, to each his own right? 😉  Of course the point is to learn to have better posture….and seriously, I love it and if you have a tendency to slouch or have back issues due to a desk job, I highly recommend it. I’d go so far as to say it’s an invaluable tool for me.  (And for the record MacGyver did buy this for me as a birthday present and this post is in no way sponsored, besides I’m not that big of a deal.)

You can read more about it here.  Now, sit up straight!

I watched this video not because I hate running but because it leaves with me with severe migraines currently and I have to find alternate means of getting a good cardio workout.  If nothing else it’s a good HIIT workout and I don’t know why but the fitness models in the video look odd to me, almost like too stiff cheerleaders who really want to break out and do some hip hop but can’t…. you be the judge.

hiit workoutYou can see the video by clicking on the image.

I still read every article I can about running because obviously I want to run again as soon as possible so I best be prepared.  And I also might be obsessed.  A little.

The next article from GrindTV reminded me that there are things I can do every day to help me improve my running even though I’m not currently running.  Plus, if you aren’t in the habit of doing these things already you really should be.

GrindTVCheck out the article by clicking on the image.

And if you’re over 40 and you started running later in life, consider yourself very lucky.  According to this article, your running career may be longer than runners who started in their 20’s!

Do you remember last week how I told you about the girl who ran a half marathon while pumping her breasts?  Well, this woman actually does some pretty hard core yoga WHILE breast feeding.

Breast feeding Yogi

Click on the image to read the full article but I warn you, the graphic you’ll see is a bit more that what I’ve posted here.

And now for my favorite thing.  And it really is my favorite video that I’ve seen in a long, long time.  I personally nominate this guy for dad of the year.  And he would win too, hands down.

best dad everClick on the image above to follow the link and remember, you are no better than anyone else and no is better than you, you are blessed!

Have a great Thursday.

Do you have good posture? 

Do you like reading about running even when you can’t run?

WTF Wednesday, we save lives…if you got 600 benjamins!

Shame on you Mylan!  Shame on you!

the cost of epipenTwo years ago I had a different insurance plan and when my doctor prescribed an EpiPen for my severe shellfish and bee allergies, my insurance plan refused to pay.  My out of pocket cost was just under $600 and that is one of the biggest reasons that I changed insurance agencies.

In 2007, the cost of an EpiPen was just under $100 which means that Mylan has managed to hike the price by over 500%, that’s unconscionable.

epipen CEO ScumBut if you think Mylan is an exception, they aren’t, they keep good company.   Four of the Country’s top 10 drugs increased by more than 100 percent since 2011 and six increased by more than 50%.  These are drugs used to treat arthritis, high cholesterol, asthma and other common health issues.

In August, CVS announced that it plans to terminate access to more than 30 drugs including some that are used in the treatment of cancer and diabetes.  Despite those cuts, CVS continues to break records with their rising operating profits.

Just after CVS announced plans to discontinue over 30 medications, Express Scripts announced plans to terminate over 80 of the medications that they offer.  They have also provided instructions to patients who are currently using those medications recommending that patients ask their doctors to consider “writing a new prescription for one of the following preferred alternatives.”  All the while, Express Scripts continues to bring in record quarterly profits.

Since when did we let the drug manufacturers, the insurance agencies, and the pharmacy determine what’s best for our health?

why EpiPen is expensive

When I changed insurance companies, I had my doctor write me a new prescription for an EpiPen because you need to replace them yearly.  Fortunately my cost for the medication was only $10 and I am really lucky that I got it when I did because I just found out last week that my insurance company no longer pays for the EpiPen.

If there ever was a reason to try and stay healthy, this is it!

WTF?  Do you think it’s possible to reform the healthcare industry?