PT (new sight 💭…)

Had another PT session! This is my familiar routine! Biked 8 minutes, parallel bars, stretching! And I like the routine! 🤗

For my memory, I’ll try to outline what I did! 😂 Note: Might miss some details 🙏🏾🤦🏼‍♀️

1. Bike. My goal is a 1 minute mile! Close today! 0.96 miles in 8 minutes!

2. Parallel bar work. Did weight shifts on a foam pad side-to-side, focusing on each side. Then I did alternating toe-heel leg work outs. Not sure how many of each I did… 😂 Next, staggered STS, alternating the foot in front. Note: The official names may be different!

3. Ball and chain 😉 7 lb. weight. The tie came undone 😂 2 laps with weight and 1 lap with no weight.

Helpful insight! 💡 My right leg naturally turns out, so I need to try to keep my leg straight…. It’s a compensation for my body when I have weakness.

4. Stretching. Been doing a lot of legs lately! Recently had a personal record (PR) where I did STS with a 3.5 minute hold. Yesterday, I also did STS with a 3 minute hold. 👏🏽

Stretching strap: Hamstring, T-band, Quad

🎊Disability pride month celebration 🎊

Just found out about this 7/1/21 😂🤦🏼‍♀️ Apparently it’s a thing #disabilitypride 😉 Late to the party but plan to represent 😂

HAPPY DIsABILITY PRIDE MONTH! 👏🏽🙌🏽

In commemoration, I want to share some things I’ve been cooking up 👩‍🍳

Note: I’m heavily influenced by Youtube, but I can’t edit 😂🤦🏼‍♀️ My old channel should still be up 🤗

1. There are some series I plan to launch!

Life with decreased mobility

Educate Myself

Series Review

Note 📝 These series are meant to show an alternative POV (point of view) It’s not meant to point fingers IN ANY WAY. So please, BE KINd!

Bookish content will proceed as normal!

2. I’d like to do a medical-related post monthly! Already did migraines, anxiety, annual eye 👁 exam, and the vaccine 💉 . Just a hint 😉 I plan to talk about decubitus ulcers (bed sores) next!

If anything, this post is meant to show WHAT DIRECTION I’d like for my content to go!

To further commemorate, see the 3 new pages!

Luca Watching Blog

Omitted ‘Smutty times 😋’and ‘POV’

Watched this with my partner, his 2 siblings, and one of his sibling’s girlfriends! 😄 Honestly didn’t know much about the movie beforehand but I liked the movie 🍿 and the experience!

Released date: June 18, 2022

Duration: 1 hour 41 minutes

Watched: June 18,2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Content warnings: Abandonment, Being hunted 😱

The set-up: Luca, and his friend Alberto are sea monsters who become human-looking. They want to own a Vespa 😍 So they need to win the Portorosso Race 🏃‍♂️

3-word Summary: Sea monsters race!

Representation: Italian

Thoughts 💭:

  • Fascination with the human world reminded me of The Little Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ 
  • The darkness in children’s media

Characters:

Luca – sea monster protagonist

Alberto – sea monster, Luca’s friend

Juliette — Underdog teammate

Ercole – Portorosso race previous winner

2 sidekicks – Portorosso race previous winner, on Ercole’s race team

Daniella – Luca’s mom

Lorenzo – Luca’s dad

Uncle Lugo of The Deep

Portorosso Cup – Main aspect of plot

Vespa – Luca and Alberto’s dream 💭😍

Raya And The Last Dragon Watching Blog

Released date March 5,2021

Duration: 1 hr 53 min

Watched with my partner and his sister 🤗 Helps to watch with him there 😉 In case I have questions 😋

I really wanted to test out my new and improved book review template, so I made it work 😂 Changed/omitted some fields: changed trigger warnings to content warnings, changed read to watched, omitted POV, and omitted movie/show rec (since it is a movie already) 😂 Just moved fields around! See my review! 🙏🏾

General consensus was WE liked the movie 🍿 The animation was gorgeous and the Southeast Asian influence turned it into a fun guessing game of “Which country?” 😂

Took some notes 📝 : DO NOT read if you haven’t seen the movie! You’ve been warned 😂

The set-up: Raya wants to bring back her Ba (Dad)…But they need the fragmented dragon gem..

World 🌍 building:

  • 5 kingdoms of Kumandra
  1. Heart
  2. Fang – Cat 🐈 
  3. Tail
  4. Talon
  5. Spine
  • 5 dragon gem pieces taken by each thief 
    • Combined ALL dragon’s magic
  • 4 dragon siblings + Sisu
  •  Power for each sibling
    • Glow
    • Become human (appearance)
    • Fog
    • Rain
    • Turn people into statues
    • Water lover
    • Flight 
  • Druun – Turns all livings things to statue

Characters:

  • Raya 
  • Namaari 
  • Tong
  • Boun 
  • Sisu 

Watched: June 15, 2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Content warnings: Race, Lost family

Prevalent Tropes: Found family ♥️

How it’s used…

Each member in their family is from a different part of Kumandra!

3-word Summary: Raya finds Sisu

Representation: Southeast Asian

Thoughts 💭:

  • The darkness in movies meant for kids
  • A journey propels a story (Plot based)
  • Trust (stuff goes down without it…)

Wolf Gone Wild Reading Blog

I’m participating in the Love in The Night Readathon and I needed a book with a witch 🧙‍♀️ for the Bingo board… I saw this book raved on YouTube, so why not?! 😂

According to Amazon, Mateo is a werewolf, unable to shift for some reason 🤷🏽‍♀️ Evie is forced to help Mateo when, overcome with anger, Mateo gets in a fight with another customer…

Check-ins/Updates:

Only 3 chapters in… BUT my reading notes 📝 look great 👍🏽😂 This world 🌎 is complex! I love it! It’s like figuring out a puzzle 🧩👏🏽

Like that the chapters aren’t too long (about an hour)… Otherwise my attention WILL wander 😂

Chapter 6

I like the dynamic of the Savoie sisters! I forsee great fun 😂 Aspects in the Evie-Mateo dynamic were unforeseen but welcome 👏🏽😂 I feel like these chapters helped get us oriented to this complex New Orleans!

Chapter 17

Actually checked-in at Chapter 19 🤦‍♀️ Just lost track of time… The story is great and the world 🌎 is complex, enough to keep me engaged 👏🏽 I ❤️ Mateo and Evie! I love their friendship base and them being touch-drunk off each other 😂 Glad Evie finally met Alpha, he is scary yet she was turned on 😂 Also love the Savoie Sisters 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️!

Chapter 27

Savoie sisters will get 4 books! Had feeling, cemented now… I ship Ruben and Jules, curious about Nico & Violet… What happened?! 🤷🏽‍♀️

Being this far in the book, I thought the story would feel like it was coming to a close. But rather, I feel I still had questions…🤷🏽‍♀️ Just don’t know if that’s good or bad…

I’m just waiting for the Witch Coven Guild 🤗 I just feel ir’ll spice up the story…I forsee a love triangle ❤️🔺

For hex breaking to be such a central part of Wolf Gone Wild, the hex breaking happened fast… Glad it wasn’t drawn out but it didn’t feel as significant as I expected…

Mateo & Evie’s first date ❤️ Star Wars movie night 😍 Mark of a good relationship, seemingly normal activities are so much more 😍 Just love that!

End of book 📖

👏🏽 I enjoyed it 🤗 The hex story line was a lot more downplayed than I thought it’d be… Didn’t think of who the he er is 🤔 I was suprised

Appreciated how the story highlighted frienship 🤗 Mateo & Evies considered their relationship as one of best friends 👏🏽

Likes how the book ended! Was getting tired of weddings and births… Not that those are ilogical life goals, but not meant fot everyone! It’s just an option 😉

Read via audiobook for awhile but not long enough to make an assessment… 🤔 Going evook to audiobook… I liked how the ebook bolded Alpha’s thiughts and dialogue ✅ I have no qualms anout the narrators…

I think the audiobook-ebook combination is good for me! At night, when I’m in bed I can listen 🎧 Thats what I did with Wolf Gone Wild and I liked it! 🙌🏽

Noticed I prefer a single viewpoint, dual can get confusing… I get lost… 😂 Like with Wolf Gone Wild, its dual perspective (Mateo & Evie) 🤔

Because of the different amount of chapters between the ebook and audiobook, finished the book on audio…

Life Update 6/27/21

Mood: Content, steady

Currently Reading: Reel by Kennedy Ryan

Walk it out: At PT, this week my PT said my walking got better 🙌🏽

Events I’m excited for:

Last night, had a bbq with family 💜

Niece’s graduation 👩‍🎓 lunch 👏🏽

Funny story 😂: Invited myself over 😂

Something good:

An old friend visited this week! Got to see old friends 😍👏🏽

Did 2 STS with a 2 minute hold! 👏🏽

Wolf Gone Wild Book Review

My content warnings:

  • Hospital scenes/hospitalization
  • Cheating 

My biases:

  • Can’t stand overt, blatant, and obvious rudeness

Read: May-June 2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Content warnings: 🤷🏽‍♀️

Prevalent Tropes:

  • Friends to lovers? (Lovers to friends 😋)

3-word Summary: Hex draws them (together)! 😂

Representation: New Orleans

The set-up: Mateo is a werewolf who can’t shift 😨 Evie is a hex breaking witch trying to help Mateo but falls in love in the process…

POV: Dual – Mateo AND Evie

Thoughts 💭:

  • The beautiful interactions of siblings 😂
  • Knowing your worth 🤔 

Movie/show rec: 🤷🏽‍♀️

PT (with an even older PT)

PT today with my even older PT! I just plan to tell her I liked the intensity with my old PT who I’ve been working with 🤗

Started off returning to the 🚲 Did 1 mi in 1 hr! 🙌🏽 Goal met! 😂

Then I hit the parallel bars! Marching on foam x 10, staggered STS.

Lastly 2 laps of ball’n’chain! Feel it getting easier!

Ended the session with stretches (which I love doing!) My PT noticed I was more flexible!

Assessing my ‘ walk it out’ condition

Saw a PM&R doctor who specialized in back pain 🤦‍♀️

A PM&R means physical medicine & rehabilitation. My nurse practitioner (NP) friend recommended I see one 🤗 Defined on Google as ‘PM&R physicians are medical doctorswho have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and may be subspecialty certified in Brain Injury Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury …’ Also known as a physiatrist. She figured it’d be good to establish care, and I thought “Why not?! 🤷🏽‍♀️”

It was good to see someone! I’d determined to bring this up to my neurologist 🤗

He also told us what to look out for! Spasticity! Meaning increased muscle tone 🤔 I believe in preventive care, so this information is gold for me 😉

Wolf Gone Wild Reading Blog

I’m participating in the Love In The Night Readathon and I needed a book with a witch 🧙‍♀️ for the Bingo board… I saw this book raved on YouTube, so why not?! 😂

According to Amazon, Mateo is a werewolf, unable to shift for some reason 🤷🏽‍♀️ Evie is forced to help Mateo when, overcome with anger, Mateo gets in a fight with another customer…

Check-ins/Updates:

Only 3 chapters in… BUT my reading notes 📝 look great 👍🏽😂 This world 🌎 is complex! I love it! It’s like figuring out a puzzle 🧩👏🏽

Like that the chapters aren’t too long (about an hour)… Otherwise my attention WILL wander 😂

Chapter 6

I likethe dynamic of the Savoie sisters! I forsee great fun 😂 Aspects in the Evie-Mateo dynamic were unforeseen but welcome 👏🏽😂 I feel like these chapters helped get us oriented to this complex New Orleans!

Chapter 17

Actually checked-in at Chapter 19 🤦‍♀️ Just lost track of time… The story is great and the world 🌎 is complex, enough to keep me engaged 👏🏽 I ❤️ Mateo and Evie! I love their friendship base and them being touch-drunk off each other 😂 Glad Evie finally met Alpha, he is scary yet she was turned on 😂 Also love the Savoie Sisters 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️!

Chapter 27

Savoie sisters will get 4 books! Had feeling, cemented now… I ship Ruben and Jules, curious about Nico & Violet… What happened?! 🤷🏽‍♀️

Being this far in the book, I thought the story would feel like it was coming to a clise. But rather, I feel I still had questions…🤷🏽‍♀️ Just don’t know if that’s good or bad…

I’m just waiting for the Witch Coven Guild 🤗 I just feel ir’ll spice up the story…I forsee a love triangle ❤️🔺

For hex breaking to be such a central part of Wolf Gone Wild, the hex breaking happened fast… Glad it wasn’t drawn out but it didn’t feel as significant as I expected…

Noticed I prefer a single viewpoint, dual can get confusing… I get lost… 😂 Like with Wolf Gone Wild, its dual perspective (Mateo & Evie) 🤔 

Mateo & Evie’s first date ❤️ Star Wars movie night 😍 Mark of a good relationship, seemingly normal activities are so much more 😍 Just love that!

End of book 📖

👏🏽 I enjoyed it 🤗 The hex story line was a lot more downplayed than I thought it’d be… Didn’t think of who the he er is 🤔 I was suprised

Appreciated how the story highlighted frienship 🤗 Mateo & Evies considered their relationship as one of best friends 👏🏽

Likes how the book ended! Was getting tired of weddings and births… Not that those are ilogical life goals, but not meant fot everyone! It’s just an option 😉

Read via audiobook for awhile but not long enough to make an assessment… 🤔 Going evook to audiobook… I liked how the ebook bolded Alpha’s thiughts and dialogue ✅ I have no qualms anout the narrators…

I think the audiobook-ebook combination is good for me! At night, when I’m in bed I can listen 🎧 Thats what I did with Wolf Gone Wild and I liked it! 🙌🏽

Because of the different amount of chapters between the ebook and audiobook, finished the book on audio…

Think I can foresee how this will play out!