How to Avoid Making A Fool of Yourself in the Gym: Part Two

Never mind “Me Too”. I’ll kick your ass! 

Just a few more gems of wisdom to prevent you from being the fool in the gym! Since my last related post I’ve really been doing well at fitting in with all the gym rats. Four to five days/week I’m there doing my thing and it’s definitely improved my body’s contours and fitness level.

It’s so uncomfortable staring at myself in the mirror in front of the whole gym population so I took some selfies at home. I haven’t gotten the hang of posing yet!

Despite the overall positive outcome here’s what to watch out for:

How to avoid making a fool of yourself in the gym.1. While you are handling this Plate (that’s what they call this 45lb. circle of iron) be careful not to get distracted by beautiful creatures working on the machines around you lest you might drop this thing on your foot as I did. This will result in massive bruises on your foot or feet and will keep you from your workout progress!

How to avoid making a fool of yourself at the gym.
Beautiful Creature



2. Don’t be deceived! Just because your trainer has heretofore only had you working on stationary exercises does not mean he won’t surprise you with a requirement to jump around for some aerobic conditioning. Make sure then that you are wearing form fitting undergarments so that you don’t hurt yourself and attract all kinds of attention.

How to Avoid making a fool of yourself at the gym.
Form-fitting garments required!

3. If you’re still relatively young and in decent shape you may not need additional supplements to support you body while you build muscle. For my age I am in decent shape but I still noticed that my muscles and joints were not recovering as quickly as they have in the past. To combat this I asked around and did some research and have put myself on a regimen that has quickened my recovery time. So in addition to my previously recommended supplements here I have added:

Workout supplements for joint and muscle support.

Myo Malate

Clinical application according to Manufacturer:

  • Supports Optimal Energy Production
  • Boosts Key Enzymes for ATP Synthesis
  • Support’s the Body’s Detoxification of Aluminum

Clinical application in my words:  Makes my muscles less achy.

Collagen Powder

Clinical application according to Manufacturer:

  • Protects and Promotes Connective Tissue Biosynthesis
  • Supports the Body’s Processes of Cartilage, Tendon, Ligament and Fascia Self-Repair
  • Supports Joint Lubrication, Joint Cushioning, and Normal Connective Tissue Inflammatory Response
  • Supports Normal Rejuvenation of Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

Clinical application in my words: Makes my joints less tender and weak.

BCAAsBranch Chain Amino Acids

Clinical application according to Manufacturer:

  • BCAAs exert an anticatabolic effect by reducing the breakdown of protein, thereby protecting muscle tissue.
  • Glutamine is a preferred source of fuel for the intestinal cells and is in high demand by skeletal muscles following physical exertion.
  • Vitamin B6 enhances amino acid metabolism.

Clinical application in my words: Gives me more energy to push through a tough workout and meet the challenges I set out for myself instead of collapsing and petering out mid-way through.

How to avoid making a fool of yourself in the gym.

4. I usually wipe the machines down after I use them and always do that if I’m sweaty so that it won’t be gross for the next user but I rarely wiped the machines before I use them. All that changed this past April when I got the dreaded Flu Virus! I can’t say for sure that I contracted it at the gym but I am taking no chances from now on since I ended up in the hospital. I am wholly recommending to wipe any equipment down before you touch it! And get the flu shot! I just got mine today. Didn’t hurt at all and I’m a baby about these things.

5. Well, I don’t Spin (bad knees!) but if you do, don’t fall off your bike! Jeesh. This looks painful!  Anyway, make sure you use the equipment properly. If you don’t know how something works just ask a trainer or a knowledgeable fellow workout-ee. Also make sure your shoes are tied!






Go get it people!

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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Achoo! Natural Prevention For Change Of Season Colds

Natural Cold Prevention and Remedies from Reiki of Greater Boston

Most things I’ve read from the Medical community regarding the ‘truth’ about Change of Season Colds, deny their existence. Yet still so many clients present with this issue that I know there is something to it.Change of Season Colds: PRevention and Cures from Reiki of Greater Boston

Upon further investigation it seems that one explanation for these change of season induced colds is that 2 forms of viruses thrive best in a dry climates. Dry climates tend to exist (at least in the Northeastern US) in  Fall/Winter/Spring when we have the heat on in the house.

Another explanation is that we tend to spend more time indoors during the fall & winter time, putting us in greater contact with people which increases our exposure to viruses.

And finally, and to me most plausible: Fall/Winter (again in New England) bring about sadness and depression from lack of light and sun and abundance of holidays, stress, etc. The low mood state encourages disruption to the immune system which then makes us more susceptible to illness including cold viruses.

There. That should satisfy the skeptics enough.


Change of Season Colds: PRevention and Cures from Reiki of Greater BostonLive a happy, balanced, lifestyle! Easier said than done I know but here are some simple suggestions specific to cold prevention:

  1. Stay Happy!  Find something that brings you joy and do it often!
  2. Stay Balanced! Work and Play at equal levels, Have a Reiki Healing Treatment 1x/month, Engage in Yoga 1x/week. These latter 2 will keep you balanced.
  3. Wash Your Hands Often.
  4. Cover sneezes with crook of elbow or handkerchief.
  5. Keep your hands away from nose, mouth, ears, eyes.
  6. Eat lots of Fruits and Veggies.
  7. Don’t smoke or breathe in second hand smoke.
  8. Try Wellness Herbal Resistance Liquid from Source Naturals.a combination of herbs to support your immune system.
  9. Ply yourself with Vitamins & Supplements:  Astragalus, Vitamin C, Vitamin D,  Omega-3 as well as a Multi-Vitamin.
  10. Reduce sugar in your diet since it weakens your immune system.
  11. Use a Humidifier if your living quarters are dry.


If you follow all the Prevention suggestions and still manage to catch a cold, immediately begin the following!

Natural Cold Prevention and Remedies from Reiki of Greater Boston

  1. Drink Fluids and drink more fluids. No alcohol though. Water and juices are best.
  2. Take herbs and vitamins different and/or increased from the prevention stage.
  • Echinacea
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc -necessary to produce white blood cells which fight infections.

3. Sip Some Ginger Tea– You can make your own but there are lots of great organic Ginger Teas on the market. Ginger reduces inflammation, clears congestion and supports the immune system.

Change of Season Colds: PRevention and Cures from Reiki of Greater Boston4. Clear Your Nasal Passages with a Neti pot – This is a bit disgusting but it is effective! Directions will come with your Neti pot purchase but be sure to use distilled water, not tap. The salt used in this precess kills bacteria and the warm water flushes out the nasal passages. Use 2x/day.

5. Use Essential Oils: Eucalyptus Oil, Tee Tree, Peppermint – Drop a few drops in the shower  or tub and breathe deeply.

6. Steam it out! Steam clears a stuffy nose quickly! You can do this with or without essential oils. Pour boiling water in a large bowl, put your face close to the water bowl and cover your head with a towel and breathe deeply for 10 minutes at least 2 times/day.

7. Take honey which has antioxidants, antiviral and antibacterial properties. It’ll boost the immune system and sooth sore throats and coughs.

8. Carry Crystals:  Green stones in general are good for clearing and ridding the body and spirit of unwanted pests and toxins.. Some favorites are: Moss Agate, Green Calcite and Fluorite.chinagreenfluorite4a

9. Eat Healthy and Light – The less energy your body uses to digest food, the more it has to dedicate to the immune system.

10. Try Chicken Soup! Change of Season Colds: PRevention and Cures from Reiki of Greater Boston There is just something about it that moves you along on the road to health.




11. Engage in Light Stretching/Yoga. Here are 3 poses particularly good for clearing colds:



The Standing Forward Bend improves blood flow to the head, clears the sinuses, invigorates the nervous system and relieves tension in the body.




The deep breathing done in Fish Pose provides relief from respiratory ailments. It also relieves the tension in the neck and shoulders which will lighten the body up.





Legs up the Wall pose is highly effective in countering respiratory ailments. It also helps overcome headaches and backaches, calms the mind and helps keep us mentally strong while suffering from cold.


12. Have a Reiki Healing Treatment. Reiki will relax and rebalance your body, mind and spirit so that you are better able to move into healing mode. Mention this blog post to get $10.00 off of your next Reiki Treatment with me.

13. Sore Throat Gargle – One tsp. salt to 1 cup water. The salt draws out excess water in your throat’s tissues reducing inflammation and clearing mucous and irritants from the back of your throat. The salt also flushes out bacteria and viruses.

So cheers to your health and happiness! Make sure to get the ok from your Doctor before taking Vitamins and Supplements.

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Waltham, MA  02451