The Medical Day Planner

Here at Norcal we all try to be as healthy as we can.  We come in and work our butts off each week to get stronger, move better and feel better.  We feed our bodies healthy food.  We stay hydrated.  We try to sleep at least 8 hours a night.  We take supplements as needed.  We try to be as stress free as possible.  I hope all these things are ringing a bell to you…if not, that’s another whole blog post.  The fact is, even if we are doing everything correctly, there are bound to be things that come up.  It could be that you develop a food allergy…or that you start having severe migraines…or that you are diagnosed with cancer/MS/epilepsy/etc.  Let’s hope that you are one of the lucky people in this world that get to live an extremely healthy life until it’s your time to go, but even so, chances are that you will have a friend or a spouse or a child that you may have to be a caregiver to.  Where am I going with all of this??  No, I am not trying to scare you or wish bad health upon you, I just want to introduce to you one of the most beneficial resources in the medical world that I have seen thus far.  It’s not a pill or a healing technique, it’s not new research or new equipment…it’s a book.

Our very own Tory Zellick, has just released her book “The Medical Day Planner”.  Tory was a caregiver for her mother during her fight with cancer.  During that time she developed a way to track her mom’s journey through illness with organization, precision and ease.  As a person that has spent much of her life in hospitals/doctors offices/medication trials/etc, I have extreme respect for what Tory has created .  It is something that I am excited to use to take some stress away from an already stressful situation.  It’s a way to help people be able to take attention away from files, calendars, and charts and instead focus on what really matter in life..being as healthy as you can be and making the most of each day with those you love.  I highly encourage you to buy her book if you are in the spot of a caregiver or need to track your own path through the medical maze.  You can buy it on Amazon.  Also, be sure to check out Tory’s website at

We are all so proud of you Tory and I personally am grateful for the work you’ve put in to make life easier for others.

Written by Jenny

Jenny LaBaw has been an athlete her entire life. As a 3-sport collegiate athlete, she competed in soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field. Post college she found her need for competition fulfilled through endurance running races anywhere from 5K’s to marathons. Her competitive drive led her to CrossFit in 2010 where she started training to compete at the elite level. In 2011, her first year competing in CrossFit, Jenny placed 2nd at the Northern California Regionals earning herself a spot to The 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games where she gained the title as the 6th Fittest Woman on Earth. In 2012 she improved her regional standings, taking 1st in Northern California and once again a spot to The Reebok CrossFit Games. Injury took her out of the 2013 season, but is working hard at returning to the Reebok CrossFit Games in 2014. Although, she enjoys competing, Jenny's true love is being outdoors mountain biking, hiking, waterskiing, snow skiing, camping and more with her boyfriend, Marcus and two yellow labs, Ziggy and Pogo. With her love for sport and exercise, Jenny chose a career as a personal trainer so she could share her passion of health and fitness with others. Attending Cornell College, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Fitness and Wellness. Prior to Norcal, she has trained in gyms, private training studios, and coached soccer. Her 10+ years of coaching experience has allowed her to work directly with a wide variety of people from children trying to discover their coordination to adults wanting to shed a few pounds to professional athletes looking to be the best in the world. No matter what walk of life you are coming to her from, her mission is to make you realize your potential and help get you there. She will prove to you that you can be stronger, more fit, and healthier than you think you can be. With her inspiration, motivation and dedication, she will challenge your body, encourage your mind, and help you to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Jenny will help you be your best!

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1 Comment

  1. Mona Dagy

    Very useful. I could have used this last year. Now I will be ready.


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