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No Video This Week: Fey Has To Travel For Work

Hello and welcome everyone to a quick update on the status of my videos this week. I have to do some last minute traveling for work, so I won’t be able to post a Cooking with Fey or a Fey Fitness video this week.

Many apologies!

But I look forward to chatting with you all again once I return.

Have a great day!

Cheers,

Fey

P.S. Be sure to check out my Instagram account @fey_fitness for a sneak peak into my daily life, or my YouTube channel at Fey Fitness for fun cooking and fitness videos! My Patreon page is now live, so please go show some love there as well. I’d like to make some upgrades to my videos to enhance your viewing pleasure, and any support would be greatly appreciated!

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Excerpt from my book: What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Hello everyone and welcome to a post from my new series about the book I am writing! This excerpt is from the section I’m currently working on about describing what Atrial Fibrillation is in terms of a medical condition. To learn more, read on.

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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or skipped heart beats that can lead to a whole host of terrifying health concerns such as: blood clots, stroke or even heart failure. In the United States alone there are at least 2.7 million people living with this health condition.

Medically speaking, during an atrial fibrillation episode, the upper chambers of the heart beat at an irregular rhythm instead of beating in a normal rhythmic patten to move blood into the lower chambers of the heart. Think of it as electrical misfires.

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How do you know if you have AFib? Some people, myself included, describe the experience as skipped heart beats or a sudden racing heart rate that leaves them gasping for air or feeling like they were having a heart attack. That’s what happened during my first AFib episode. My heart rate reached 190 beats per minute (an average heart rate is around 60-90 beats a minute), then it started randomly skipping beats. The tension in my chest was so unbearable it became difficult to breathe and I honestly thought it was a heart attack.

Happy reading!

Cheers,

Fey

P.S. Be sure to check out my Instagram account @fey_fitness for a sneak peak into my daily life, or my YouTube channel at Fey Fitness for fun cooking and fitness videos! My Patreon page is now live, so please go show some love there as well. I’d like to make some upgrades to my videos to enhance your viewing pleasure, and any support would be greatly appreciated!

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I’m Writing A Book!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the start of a new series for my blog. I’ve decided to write a book about my heart condition from a medical and personal trainer standpoint, as there doesn’t seem to be much literature out there that is easy to find and digest.

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This idea was born when I took a trip to my local bookstore to do some research on my heart condition (you can never have enough information when you suffer from a medical condition), and was dismayed at how little information the heart health section contained. There were several books that covered AFib, the condition I live with, but they were tiny sections within larger texts on general heart conditions or general heart health issues.

Upon seeing this I was inspired to write a simple guide to understanding and living with this health concern. Since I’m not a doctor, I can only reference the works of others in terms of medical treatments and common symptoms. However, as a personal trainer, I can create dietary and exercise plans for this health condition that I found most books to me lacking.

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Please let me know what you think about this process and if you would be interested in seeing snippets of the book on this blog. When the book is complete I’ll be selling copies on Amazon for less than $2 so everyone can benefit from this information.

Until then, happy reading!

Cheers,

Fey

 

P.S. Be sure to check out my Instagram account @fey_fitness for a sneak peak into my daily life!

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Fitness Gear Target Haul!

Being home sick does have it’s advantages, like being able to go to to Target in the middle of the day to pick up some fitness goodies.

I needed a new yoga ball because the air stopper on my current one was stolen my gremlins, and now I can’t seem to find it anywhere. My hubby was very kind and looked online for a replacement, but the stoppers cost as much as a whole new ball! So, now I have a second yoga ball at home.

I also picked up some furniture sliders for ab workouts. These puppies are super cheap and make for a great core and stability workout for anyone wanting to get their stomach and lower back stronger, and swimsuit ready for summer. If you’d like specific exercises designed using these sliders, let me know in the comments down below and I’ll outline them for you.

And, on a splurge, I picked up a snack organizer for my long gym days. Two days a week I always hit the kickboxing studio after my workout at the gym, and it’s been a real pain organizing the tupperware containers with the necessary foods to keep me fueled during those grueling days- so hopefully this fixes that problem.

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That’s all for now. Talk to you all soon!

Cheers,

Fey

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Video Update: No Episode Today

Hello and welcome everyone to Fey Fitness. Today would normally be a continuation of our women’s self defense series, but I am super sick. Boo! I apologize for any inconvenience, and will record the next video in the series as soon as I am able.

Until then, thank you for your patience and I look forward to interacting with you soon.

Cheers,

Fey

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I did it. I passed my personal trainer exam!

Hello everyone. I just got the good news, and I’m so excited I thought I would share this joy with all of you.

I actually did it. I passed my ISSA personal trainer exam and am now officially a certified trainer!

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A big thank you goes out to The Purple Almond for helping to give me the push I needed several months ago when I was still on the fence about going into this program. As you may know, I have a heart defect, so I was worried that no one would want me as a trainer because of this disability. But Tamara was so kind in her insight- that it ended up being the support I needed to go forward with that dream.

And now that dream is a reality!

Thank you to everyone who stood by me during this process, and I promise to continue to help you all lead happier, healthier lives!

Cheers,

Fey

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Natsu has been enjoying all this spring rain.

Rain means mom doesn’t want to go out of the house as much. So Natsu has been enjoying more snuggle time this spring since I tend to spend all of my free time with her when I’m in the house. However, she does get cranky when I stop petting her to take pictures.

Cheers,

Fey

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