Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lattés can be life-threatening. Just sayin'.

So, I realized the other day that drinking a latté immediately before spinning class is perhaps not such a good idea. I hadn't given it much thought until I was warming up on my stationary bike, and my heart rate was already spiking. Then it dawned on me - there is fresh caffeine pulsing through my veins. My heart may blow up in my chest.

Luckily, it didn't but I had a strange, fluttery sensation when we got to the juicy cardio segments and felt somewhat lightheaded and winded. Then I thought I had read somewhere that caffeine before exercise helps to burn calories or something but it's dehydrating. What to believe?

I concluded that, yes, my heart was working overtime but the workout probably burned off the fatty bits of the latté, so, mission accomplished. I would not, however, recommend this practice. I was on the edge, people, dangling precariously between life and... well, life, albeit in a compromised state.

I went to a wedding last weekend and wore my Fergalicious black pumps. Now I have blisters on both sides of both ankles. I wore these very same shoes to my office Christmas party last December and seriously cut the rug with them all night long, sans injury.

However, it would seem that wearing these same shoes in the summer is a different story. The heat, swollen feet, sticky skin. Ouch. I had to dance barefoot. It was strangely liberating.

Leftover birthday cake is an excellent breakfast. Sure, I could go for a nutritious meal or I could eat something fun and packed with sugar. Life is short. Eat cake.

The irony of being a yoga teacher is that you have less time to do yoga which means you're probably less grounded and less relaxed than your students. Basically, you're a basket case putting on a brave face 'cause you haven't had time to get your Sun Salutations on. Does that make me a hypocrite? Should I tell my students I eat birthday cake for breakfast?

If it were up to me, I'd only wash my bed sheets maybe once every three... four... six months. This deeply disturbs my boyfriend.

I went to the dentist recently for a routine cleaning and found out I needed a night guard. Not of the human variety. Apparently, I clench my jaw in my sleep and it's wearing my teeth down so this oral apparatus gives them something soft and protective to clamp down on instead of other teeth. The hygienist asked me if I was an anxious person. Is there any other kind? I mean, really.


Tamara said...

My friend wears a tooth guard and I was surprised to find out how many people grind their teeth during their sleep. It can do some serious dental damage when you don't wear the guard at night.

Julio Rotter said...

I guess you had caffeine overload. Well, it would be best to limit your caffeine intake to avoid the rush. And in regards to your dental visit, how are your teeth now? Did you get a night guard? I think your dentist might be right on having an extra protection, especially if you have a habit of clenching your teeth at night. Night guards are ideal protection for your teeth since they are soft and malleable. Also, night guards can reduce stress on your jaw points and prevent tooth chipping due to extreme jaw clenching.

Melisa Guyette said...

Clenching the teeth is one of the most common sleeping disorders. My son also has this condition and his dentist also advised him to wear a night guard when he sleeps. Well, at first he wasn’t comfortable wearing it, but after a few nights, he got used to it. He also wears a mouthpiece every time he plays football.

SethOswald said...

I haven’t worn tooth guard before, but my sister does. She suffered from chipped tooth and often grinds her teeth when asleep. She’s fine now; our cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills gave her an immediate dental treatment. With regular dentists, it demands six to eight appointments, but with Dr. Frey, the procedure was done with just one.


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