Prickly Experience

Right First Time

How I Got Results With Workouts

My personal trainer’s name was Wanda, and boy was she a tough cookie. During the first five weeks of training with her, we went together like candy bars and broccoli. They just don’t go together. I’ll be honest; at first, I hated her. She was constantly making me promises that this repetition, right here, would be the last repetition; however, we’d do several more repetitions after the first promised one. Nonetheless, after two months of training, I started noticing my more chiseled physique.

The soft marshmallow look that I had been sporting for years prior had all but vanished, and I had to thank Wanda for all the progress.

What I learned is that in the beginning, you should hate your personal trainer Salisbury if they’re doing it right. They are not there to be your buddy. You hired them so that you could get visible results. If you allow your trainer to push you, then the results that you will get will be far more spectacular.


A Couple Of Reasons to Visit Edinburgh

Besides being voted one of the top ten cities in the world by Expedia there are some other great reasons to visit.

New Years. Many travelers are unaware of the wonderful New Years street party better known as Hogmanay. There is a torchlight procession, live bands and fireworks. Perfect reason to book a room in one of the Premier Inn hotels in Edinburgh.

Prince street was built toward the end of the 18th Century. Some of the street though was redeveloped to modernize it. Yet what remains still showcases some amazing Georgian architecture. While your are admiring the scenery do not forget to do a little shopping. Prince Street is a great place to spend your money.

The Edinburgh Zoo is the place to see some exotic animals. The zoo spans over 82 acres of parkland which is inhabited by over 1000 animals, many rare. The zoo is also open year round.


Home Away From Home

Last month I was to head out on a business trip for a position I was applying for overseas. Searching for Premier Inn hotels in London on one of those discount online websites, I found an incredible price so I booked away and got ready for the trip. I had never been to London before, so this was going to be an amazing experience no matter what happened. Boy was I in for a ride. The flight went well, I got my luggage and headed for a legendary black cab. The cabbie was nice enough, he closed the door and away we go. Quite quickly I might add! His lead foot nearly had my head in the trunk, boy my stomach was definitely there. I stepped out at my hotel, happy to be on solid ground. Thanked my guide and started toward check-in. I can say that my first experience in London was almost just like home in New York! I’m so going to like it here.


A new place to play

The team has been waiting for the new volleyball court to be finished since the school promised us a good one last year. We have been practicing in the gym all winter and although that is probably where we will have to compete, it will be fun to have an actual sand filled volley ball court. The softer surface will help every one strengthen their legs. Longer jumps and more stamina will be a huge advantage. We might even make it to the championship for all of the local schools. I am just grateful that this sand will be softer than the gym floor for a change. The school should be getting the shipment if silica sand any day now. I know I can’t wait, the entire volleyball team hasn’t been able to talk about anything else. We are already setting up drills especially for this new sandy playing field.


Embarrassing Situation for Women

Incontinence is the inability to control ones bodily functions of urination. Incontinence is caused from problems from muscles and nerves that helps one to be able to control their bladder. It is more of a problem with women then men, due to pregnancy, menopause, and the structure of the females urinary tract. Most women will experience urine leakage when they cough or sneeze, or even while they are running. It is an embarrassing situation for women. One way to help prevent from getting embarrass is to wear male incontinence pads. This will help from getting ones clothes soiled from the urine. There is medication that is available that can help control incontinence. It can also be controlled by Kegel exercises that help strengthen the muscles that hold the urine in.

Also, by going to the bathroom at regular intervals, called timed voiding, can help from having any leakage or accidents.


Why Did You Say That?

As usual, I didn’t say what my husband thinks he heard. He has a hearing problem and he as well as everyone around him would benefit from his investigating digital hearing aids, if only he would. He would rather not. He admits he can’t hear as well as he used to, but he also points out he has an odd sensitivity to sound. He is constantly adjusting the volume on the TV to keep it in a very limited range. When the background music or action is too loud, he turns the sound low. A few minutes later, I am straining to hear the dialogue and turning up the sound while he’s asking me what was just said. His hearing loss comes from a loud environment, and when he was there I understood his resistance. He’s in an office now. I wish he would check it out.


Stopover in Stuttgart

After a whirlwind three days in London, Alfredo, my significant other, and I decided on a one-night stopover in Stuttgart, Germany before heading back to the states. Stuttgart, one of Germany’s largest cities, is world-renown for its automotive industry, particularly Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.

Alfredo, a luxury car enthusiast for most of his life, was eager to visit Stuttgart’s famous Mercedes-Benz Museum. What an extraordinary museum with its striking architecture and spiral walk, floor after floor filled with fabulous automobiles, many of which are early vintage. Needless to say, Alfredo was totally enthralled.

While in Germany we stayed at one of the Premier Inn Glasgow hotels located near the museum. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the accommodations. The staff was exceptionally courteous, the amenities were absolutely charming and the dining couldn’t have been better. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to get back there one day.