As a 2nd year PT student who’s spent 8 months in SNFs and treated total knees, you’d think my grandparents would have listened to me when I said my grandpa would probably need a short stay in a sub acute rehab/SNF after the surgery. He’s post-op day 2 and only now is my grandma realizing what a challenge it will be to take care of him at home -_-;;;
There is truth to stereotypes, but this does not mean that somebody should feel pressured to follow one because it’s what society says they should do. A christian gay does not have to become agnostic. A femme does not have to become butch just to be seen as a lesbian (an issue known as Femme Invisibility). A masculine straight girl should not have to prove that she is straight by becoming feminine!
Stereotypes are not a tool for you to find out somebody’s sexuality or gender identity.
My sisters’ wedding is on June 7th and I’m determined to be in the best shape of my life for it. My little sister and I are both maids of honor. She’s lost a ton of weight over the past few years and is now pretty jacked and I don’t want to be self conscious standing next to her in the same dress (which is another thing I hate anyway).
I’ve worked out usually a few times a week since September, but I kind of sabotage myself by gorging on bread and other carbs. So starting today, I’m going to be more proactive about what I eat and start really having a plan when I go to the gym.
Today, I did 30 mins of intervals on the Cybex, 30 mins of intervals on the treadmill and 30 mins of strength (kettlebells, planks, Nautilus). When I was on the treadmill, I did alternating 2 mins at 3 mph and 2 mins at 6 mph and just by being conscious of my breathing, I was able to work through a cramp in the beginning and not stop the entire time. I’m pretty proud of myself. I can do this, I just have to keep focused and not let the stress of school overwhelm me.