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Misty R.

CASTRO VALLEY, California
I've been a Stanford Employee since June 1996. Worked at the same position for over 10 then changed jobs to work in the Hospital 26 months ago. I am married to a great man with 4 kids, ages range from 15 to 24. And a Grandson who turned 4 in December. We have a beautiful cat, Sassy, who's 2 years old. I'm an avid photographer and would LOVE to do that for a living.
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Countdown to...progress? by Misty R. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have but two more days until my quarterly Dr's appt.  They had me get blood work done...12 hours of fasting.  Wow, I was so hungry by the time I had gotten home.  I have n ... Read on »
New Year, New Promises. Same story from 6 months ago...until now by Misty R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I decided to change the pace and meet the same old challenges with many of my own.   Of course, exercise and work-related challenges stem from opposite sides of my personal ... Read on »
4 month hiatus (aka Summer Blues) by Misty R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Life's challenges have taken a toll on my family and my personal health.  Between the barrage of work-related projects with rapid-fire deadlines and a family illness, my oth ... Read on »
Pilates nearing the End by Misty R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I have enjoying my Pilates class immensely! I've learned so much and hope I can continue attending classes in Castro Valley. The owner of the Holistic Fitness Studio is a gr ... Read on »
Week in Disneyland by Misty R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Last week was an off week for me. My husband and I travelled to Disneyland for some much needed R&R with my family. I brought my Stepping Out with Stanford Pedometer and w ... Read on »
Week 5 of Pilates...and no Week 6 by Misty R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I really am enjoying Pilates. I'm amazed that the exercises can help to relax you and make you sweat as well. My problem is still being able to sit up and my legs cramp a ... Read on »
Week 4 of Pilates by Misty R. 3 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise What a session! Our Instructor really worked us last night! I'm able to roll on my back without any discomfort and am handling the more intense exercises she's having us d ... Read on »
Week 3 of Pilates by Misty R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise No THANKS to traffic on Sand Hill Rd, this would have been Week 4 but didn't make it to class last week...so here I am...posting a week later. Pilates was fantastic...I'm ... Read on »
Walk, Jog or Both... by Misty R. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Baby steps...been there, done that. I actually jogged this weekend...and not just a short city block at a time with 4 blocks of additional walking to 'recover' from it. Th ... Read on »
Week 2 of Pilates by Misty R. 3 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I'm not a Natural at Pilates. I can't sit up from lying on the floor...and I can't roll back and forth. My abs are needing a lot of work and am continually reminding mysel ... Read on »
Week 1 in Pilates by Misty R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pilates 1st session...learn Pilates breathing and I need a better mat. Mine is paper thin compared to what others had. I'm more sore from the slim mat and tight leg muscles from o ... Read on »
1 Week to Pilates by Misty R. 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I attended the SHALA Interpretation Workshop this afternoon for my lunch hour. Now I'm antsy because I really needed to be walking for that hour. Plus, the annual Spring Fev ... Read on »
Pilates - Good or Bad move by Misty R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I'm thrilled that I have signed up for a Pilates class. I've never tried Pilates; however, what I do know of it is something that I could benefit from. Like, strengthening ... Read on »
Shinburns by Misty R. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Walking 2 days after my first walk/jog, my shins are yelling! I won't let that keep me from continuing to get outside and walk. Stretching is the key... Read on »
Last Seen in June... by Misty R. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I've slacked off and my waistline is paying for it. I was walking and had taken Circuit Training class 2 days a week. Now I need to make up for lost time and get back to whe ... Read on »
Monday eve...1st Baby Step by Misty R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Walking Ok, so the 1st night I did a Kick start. I walked and jogged a little over 1.75 miles. The hope was to get a good steady walking pace and then jog every other block. Ok, ... Read on »
Walk, Jog or both by Misty R. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise It's better to start off slowly when re-entering the Exercise Regimen of choice. I for one know the importance of that and am making a personal pact...baby steps...but just ... Read on »