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Squats are Back in my Life

Big News: Yesterday at physical therapy I did 30 squats!

Okay, they were ball squats on the wall, but they were still squats. Doing thirty squats might not seem like big news, but it is to me. Before surgery, I was taking BodyPump at least two times a week, teaching it once a week, and practicing it for numerous hours at home. That’s a lot of squats.

I haven’t been able to do squats for 47 days…until yesterday. It felt good to be able to actually do an exercise that I’m used to doing and something a little more challenging.

Yesterday was my second post-op surgery appointment at the doctor. It has been almost seven weeks since my surgery. The doctor said that I am healing nicely and the range of motion in my hip is good. I am allowed to start doing lower body exercises with my physical therapist only.

I can continue walking and the stationary bike. In a week or two, I can add the elliptical. I can also do strength exercises in the pool and use a kickboard. The pool isn’t my favorite but maybe I’ll try it out.

Of course, I asked about running. The doctor said that my legs and hip have to be back to pretty much full strength before I can run. He said that hopefully in six weeks, I can start a walk/run program. I have another follow-up appointment in six weeks so we’ll see what he says then.

I am so used to running and doing races that sometimes it’s hard to watch everyone around me continue to do them while I can’t. I know I just have to get better and I’ll eventually get there, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard.

Today

This morning, I went to the gym and rode the stationary bike for 20 minutes then did a shoulder workout. Some of the shoulder exercises I did included:

  • shoulder press machine
  • plate raises with a twist
  • Arnold presses
  • upright rows
  • lateral/front shoulder raises

Post-workout, I had a Luna bar for a snack.

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Yesterday, I had a smoothie for an afternoon snack.

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We have been trying different dairy-free snack options for Jaden and he loves yogurt, so I bought some dairy-free yogurt to make smoothie for him. His smoothie looked so good that I decided to make one for myself using plain Fage Greek yogurt.

I love smoothies because they are so simple. Our smoothies had yogurt, frozen strawberries, frozen peaches, and almond milk.

Yesterday on Instagram, my wonderful internet friend, Summer, mentioned that Pumpkin Spice k-cups were back. But I have a Keurig Vue coffee maker which doesn’t take k-cups and I haven’t been able to find the Pumpkin Spice in a Vue cup…until today!

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Yay! I saw they had the Vue cups on the Keurig site so I ordered two boxes! I can’t wait for Fall weather so I can start drinking pumpkin coffee and eating all things pumpkin!!

Also today, I started wearing my Fitbit again.

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I took it off right before having my surgery because there was really no point in wearing it, but since I can be more active now, I decided to wear it again. I know that there’s no way I’ll hit 10,000 steps a day yet, but I’m interested to see how many step I will take.

Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you a fitbit or a similar device?
  • What pumpkin food or drink are you most excited about?

 

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Allergies

Good afternoon! How was your weekend?

Here’s a recap of our weekend.

Friday

On Friday, we went to the kids schools to meet their teachers.

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I actually wore real clothes and did my hair and make-up. :)

Everything went good and the kids got to see their classrooms, meet their teachers, and drop off their supplies.

Saturday

Saturday morning, Jaden had an allergy test appointment at the doctor. We were there for a little over two hours.

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Jaden has had pretty bad allergies for years and gets an allergy shot every three weeks. He is also on allergy medication but isn’t helping as much as his doctor thinks it should be so they did allergy testing (he also had this done a few years ago).

Jaden’s main concern was seeing if he was allergic to dogs because he has been dying to get a dog. He was a little sick when we went for the appointment with the start of an ear infection. Jaden gets an ear infection every six months like clockwork. He also has a constant stomach ache.

It turns out that he has an allergy to dairy and this is what could be causing the ear infections and the reason why his allergies aren’t improving. We are stopping dairy right now, but once he’s not sick, he has to do an official food challenge.

A food challenge consists of removing all foods that he’s allergic to completely for a week. After a week, we re-introduce foods three times a day, every three days and see if him symptoms return.

Jaden is also allergic to dogs, pineapple, lemon, watermelon, and lettuce. Yes, I said lettuce. I asked the doctor if people can really be allergic to lettuce and she said, “Well, Jaden is”.

I have a pretty good suspicion that removing the dairy will make him a lot better. We could never figure out why his allergies couldn’t get under control and Jaden lives on dairy – mac and cheese, yogurt, cheese quesadillas, ice cream, etc. I really think removing the dairy will help him.

Too bad dairy is in almost everything! He is very picky so I went grocery shopping hoping to find some non-dairy foods that he could actually eat. I picked up a bag and pretzels, thinking they would be perfect for his snack at school, and guess what?! They contain dairy!

Luckily, I was able to find pretzels that didn’t have dairy. I also found him some dairy-free pancake mix, chocolate chips, oatmeal, bread, yogurt, and butter. You really don’t realize how many things contain dairy until you read the ingredients.

I even managed to find dairy-free mac & cheese at Whole Foods. Jaden is very picky so I’m hoping he likes it!

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On Saturday afternoon, we went to my brother and sister-in-law’s house to visit and then we went to my nephew’s 2nd birthday party.

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He had a Mickey Mouse themed party and my grandma made the cutest (and most delicious!) Mickey Mouse character cupcakes.

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The kids had so much fun playing, going in the bounce house, going on a tractor ride, and eating treats.

Sunday

On Sunday morning Danny ran The Biggest Loser 10k at Six Flags Great America.

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We signed up for this race before I even knew I was having surgery. Needless to say, I was unable to run. I ended up staying home with the kids while Danny ran. My sister-in-law and her cousin also ran the race.

Sunday afternoon, I went grocery shopping and I finally bought a waffle maker!

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I have been wanting one for awhile but never got around to buying one. I heard about the Kodiak protein pancake/waffle mix on Instagram and then I heard that it was featured on Shark Tank so I bought some to try out.

I made waffles with it this morning and it was delicious with lots of protein! I also bought a can of pumpkin so I can’t wait to start making pumpkin protein waffles. Maybe I’ll even add some chocolate chips.

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Today

Today was the kids first day back to school!

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Jaden started his morning by eating a waffle with dairy-free chocolate chips and dairy-free butter. He ate the whole thing! Usually he isn’t a huge eater in the morning so I was surprise he finished it all.

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Then the kids went off to school! I miss them already!

Have a great day!!

  • Do you or your kids have any allergies?
  • Pancakes or waffles?

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

First up, the winner of the FitBook is Amy B. Congrats, Amy! I sent you an email!

How is everyone doing today? I haven’t been to the gym in a couple of days because Jaden has been feeling a little bit under the weather. Monday night, he had a “migrate” all day. That’s migraine in Jaden speak. That night he had a 102 degree fever but it only lasted the night.

He’s feeling a lot better now and Saturday he has a doctor appointment for allergy testing. He’s done allergy testing in the past but the doctor wants him to do it again since it’s been a few years. I feel bad for him because allergy testing does not look fun.

Danny and I plan on going to the gym tonight to work on shoulders. My leg is still been a little sore so I haven’t been on the walking track in a week but we’ll see how it feels tonight. Monday is my second post-op doctor appointment!

Breakfast

For breakfast this morning, I made chocolate peanut butter protein pancakes.

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I mixed together: 1/4 cup Quaker perfect portions oats, one egg white, 1/2 scoop chocolate peanut butter cup 1st Phorm protein powder, and 2 tbsp. of PB2.

I cooked the pancakes about 3-4 minutes each side and then topped them with Walden Farms syrup.

I am not usually too hungry in the mornings but I always make sure to eat something!

Lately, Danny and I have been eating a lot of the Yasso Greek Yogurt Mint Chocolate Chip bars, but I can only find them at Target. Today, at a local grocery store I found a new flavor – peanut butter cup!

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I bought a box to try out and we’ll see if they live up to the mint chocolate chip flavor. I have high expectations for anything that is peanut butter cup flavored!

Danny and I participated in the ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness and money for ALS. If you want to check out our video, it’s on Instagram. @RunEatPlay

Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you eat breakfast every day? What’s your favorite breakfast?
  • When’s the last time you were sick? I have had colds recently but I can’t remember the last time I had a fever!

 

 

 

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Target Finds

Good afternoon! Don’t forget – there’s still time to enter my fitbook giveaway!

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Speaking of giveaways, I recently won a giveaway on someone’s else blog and my prize came today:

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A whole box of Quest bars!! I was very excited about this – not only do I love Quest bars but those darn things are expensive and now I have a whole box!

I can’t wait to try out the different flavors.

This is the kids last week before school starts on Monday so we’ve just been trying to get things done – buying school supplies, backpacks, and clothes. Today, I had to stop by Jacob’s school and get his scheduled fixed.

Then, we stopped at Target. Oh Target, how I love you.

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I picked up a few good food finds at Target today. When I was there a few weeks ago, I saw the Jif Whips in Pumpkin Pie Spice.

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I decided to wait to buy it because as much I love pumpkin spice, I like to wait until Fall starts and really savor the pumpkin flavor. I’m not about starting the pumpkin spice craze while it’s still summer.

Anyway, I decided I would just buy the pumpkin peanut butter at Target today and wait until Fall to open it. Good thing I went to get it today because it was the very last one on the shelf. I had to climb up the shelf just to reach it.

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Yay!

I have been eating a lot of flatbread pizza lately, and I was excited to see these new Flatout flatbreads at Target:

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I love everything bagels, so I figured I’d use these everything flatouts for sandwiches. Yum!

Tonight, Jacob has soccer practice so Danny and I are going to the gym to work on back and biceps!

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For my family and friends:

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  • Do you like Quest bars? Favorite flavor?
  • Do you like pumpkin spice? Favorite? I love pumpkin spice donuts and pumpkin spice lattes.
  • Favorite Target find?

 

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fitbook Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received a fitbook at no cost to me to review on my blog. All opinions are my own.

Good morning and Happy Fit Friday!

Danny and I went to the gym last night and worked on shoulders. I brought my new FitBook that I have been using all week!

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Lately, I have been doing a really good job at eating healthy and recording my food. I used to do really good at recording my workouts too. I even have an exercise tab above where I recorded my workouts for a long time, but then I just stopped for some reason.

Since my surgery, I haven’t been able to do much cardio so I have really been focusing on the weight lifting. The FitBook is perfect to help me write down my workouts and stay on track.

The FitBook is a 12-week fitness and nutrition book designed to help you meet your health and fitness goals.

The first few pages of the book have sample pages to show you how to fill it out.

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It starts with a 12-week goal and has space for you to record your weight, body fat, goals, motivation, etc.

It has some more sample pages showing you how to fill out the weekly page goals and how to record your workouts and food each day.

I love the food log guide page. It tells you how many recommended servings of each food group and nutrients you need per day and each daily page has a nutrition tracker so you can check off how many servings you ate during the day.

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I have been using My Fitness Pal to record what I eat lately but sometimes it takes a while to enter into my phone. With the FitBook, I can just jot down what I ate really quick and use it as reference to enter it into my phone later.

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The book has a weekly page where you can record your plan for the week, your stats, and goals.

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Then it has a daily page where you can record your exact workout and food.

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I like writing down the workout I did and the weights so I can work on lifting more weight. Before, I would just lift the weight but never remember exactly how much I lifted.

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Finally, it has a weekly wrap-up page where you can reflect back on your week and record any good and not-so-good things that happened to try and change those for the following week.

I’ve only had the FitBook for a week, but it has really helped me stay on track and I love it! I have even lost a pound or two this week! :)

It’s the perfect size to throw in my gym bag and carry around the gym with me. It comes with a little pen but I prefer using a pencil.

The Get Fit Book website has tons of products to help you reach your fitness and nutrition goals. Besides the regular FitBook, they also have a FitBook for pregnant women and a FitBook for kids.

If you’re more into technology, they have a FitBook app available on Google Play and the iTunes App Store. They also offer apparel, water bottles, portion plates, and food scales.

The FitBook website also has free recipes, workouts, and tips on how to meet your goals.

Studies have shown that more people reach their goals when they write them down and keep track of them. I have always struggled with my weight and I didn’t start losing any weight until I actually started writing down what I ate (you can read more about my weight loss journey here.)

I am a firm believer that tools like the FitBook can help you achieve your goals. Of course, you need to put in the time and effort and do the work, but by writing it down, you can make it a reality!

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Decisions, Decisions

Good morning!

Yesterday morning I went to the gym to do some light cardio. I started on the walking track for the first time since having hip surgery 5 weeks ago. Nine laps equals a mile. I was able to make it two laps which took me five minutes.

I was a little disappointed at first because I was really expecting to be able to go farther than that, but it was causing me too much pain. Then I decided that two laps was just fine and I’ll just need to work on building up my laps. It gives me a goal to work towards. :)

Speaking of running, many of you know that I signed up for the Disney Half Marathon at Disney World in January 2015. Danny signed up for the full marathon.

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My life running goal has been to run a half marathon and every time I try to complete this goal, my body works against me. My first half marathon was supposed to be the Zooma Half Marathon over a year ago but that when all my pain started and I was unable to run.

Of course, I am not able to run the Disney half marathon in January because my hip won’t be recovered enough. Basically, I have two options regarding the race:

1) Do nothing. In that case, I am out $340 for the cost of the half marathon and the full marathon. That’s a lot of money.

2) Defer the race to January 2016 by paying a total of $90 for both the half marathon and marathon.

Option #2 would probably be the best option but  it’s a very long time away. Who knows what could happen between now and then. I wanted to run the Disney race as my first half marathon because I thought it would be a fun experience. But I feel like since it’s so far away, I’d rather just run a half marathon as soon as I’m ready rather than waiting 17 months.

And who knows where I’ll be in life then. Jacob will be in high school – what if I don’t have anyone to watch the kids? What if Danny is unable to get time off work? What if I get injured again and can’t run? What if, what if, what if?

If I paid the $90 and then wasn’t able to run, I’d be out $430 – that’s even more than $370!

What would you do in my situation?? Any advice??

Last Night’s Dinner

I wanted to share last night’s dinner because it was so good!

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I made Greek yogurt parmesan garlic chicken. It was delicious and the best part was that the recipe was easy and required only a few ingredients!

Greek Yogurt Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 container plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Pat chicken dry and coat with yogurt mixture.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 40-50 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and golden brown.

I loved that this recipe was easy to make and healthy! I loved it and so did Danny and Jacob. Jaden ate it…after he dumped half a bottle of ketchup on it.

Some other food I’ve been loving lately:

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I finally tried the Yasso Greek yogurt bars in mint chocolate chip. They are amazing. I must stock up on these! Another favorite lately has been the dark chocolate cocoa almonds. They are one of my new favorite snacks!

Have a great afternoon!

  • Any advice about my half marathon situation?
  • What foods have you been loving lately?

 

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Back and Biceps Workout

Good morning!

How are you all this morning! The weather has been a little cooler here yesterday and it makes me excited for fall!!

Workouts

Yesterday morning, I went to the gym with Jacob.

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Usually, he sticks to the treadmill but I got him to workout with me a little bit. :)

Last night, Danny and I went to the gym.

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It’s always nice to have a workout buddy. We worked on back and biceps. Here’s the workout I did:

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Lately, I have been recording all my workouts in my Fit Book. I absolutely love it! Check back in a couple of days for a review and a giveaway!

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The past few times I have worked out, my quad has really bothered me. This was the problem I was having before my surgery and now it’s back. The physical therapist has been doing soft tissue massage and yesterday I had Danny use the foam roller on it. I’m not supposed to lay on the foam roller yet so Danny just rolls my quad. It was extremely uncomfortable but it feels better afterwards!

Pre workout, I had a cookies and cream Quest bar. Chocolate chip cookie dough is my favorite flavor but cookies and cream is a close second!

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I baked mine at 350 degrees for 6 minutes and the broiled it for 2 minutes. It tastes like a dessert!

I’m off to the gym again this morning to do some light cardio. I still haven’t tried walking on the track yet. I was going to yesterday after my workout, but I was way too sore and knew it wouldn’t be a good idea. I am going to try walking this morning for about 5-10 minutes and then do the stationary bike.

Have a great day!!

  • Did you workout today?
  • Favorite pre or post workout snack?
  • Do you have a workout buddy?

 

 

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A Surprise Dinner

sGood afternoon! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Here’s a little recap of how my weekend went:

Friday

Friday morning I went to the gym. I started out on the stationary bike for 30 minutes. Then I moved onto back exercises. I did bent-over rows and reverse flyes. I think the standing back exercises put a little too much pressure on my hip because I left the gym in pain rather than just sore.

As a result, I took the rest of the weekend off from going to the gym and let my body rest. From now on, I’ll stick to lat pulldowns and seated rows. Those didn’t seem to bother my hip.

On Friday night, I took Danny out for a surprise dinner. He has been doing such a great job taking care of me after my surgery and I just wanted to let him know how much I appreciate everything he has been doing.

My mom came over Friday night to watch the kids and Danny and I went to WildFire, a steakhouse (yes, I’m one of those people that orders a salad at a steakhouse).

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I started out with a martini flight which is funny because I am not usually a martini fan. The stormy night martini was the best one hands down. The waitress described it as melted jolly rancher and she was right! If you ever go to Wildfire, order the stormy night martini.

I started with the crab and shrimp bisque. It was also delicious. I even got Danny to try a bite. I can’t even tell you how many loaves of their warm bread and butter we ate - it was a lot. A lot.

For dinner, I had the Wildorf salad which came with romaine, spinach, cranberries, pecans, celery, crouton, apples, and apple ranch dressing. The combination of all the flavors worked perfectly together. I really liked the apple ranch dressing.

Danny ordered the filet mignon. I decided to be brave and try a bite. Sorry to all you steak fans out there, but I hated it. I just cannot get over the texture of steak. This is gross but it feels like I am chewing animal flesh and that’s nasty. This is also why I have a hard time eating chicken. I am just not a meat person.

Of course, we had to end the night with dessert. We shared the skillet cookie with ice cream. It was very good but I thought the cookie was slightly overdone.

By the time we left, I could hardly walk to the car because I was so full!

When we got home, we watched Santa Paws with the kids (Jaden’s pick) and when they went to bed, we watched Divergent.

Saturday

Saturday was one of those lazy days where we didn’t really have anything planned. I ran some errands and Danny mowed the lawn and washed the cars. Since I ate so much Friday night, I tried to eat good on Saturday.

For dinner, we went to Chipotle. On their website, Chipotle has a nutrition calculator so you can figure out the calories, fats, protein, carbs, etc in any meal you want. I used this calculator before we left so I could still stick to a healthy amount of carbs, fats, and protein.

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I do think that the website largely underestimates the amount of food that Chipotle actually gives you. For example, their website has the brown rice as 4 ounces but our local Chipolte probably gives you three times that amount. So, when I ordered I made sure to ask for a very small amount of everything. One little scoop of brown rice instead of two huge ones.

I know that the measurements are exact but at least it’s a close estimate.

I had a small amount of brown rice, chicken, fajita vegetables, corn salsa, a small amount of cheese, a little guacamole, and lots of lettuce.

Saturday night, we watched The Conjuring. I hate scary movies. I blamed Danny for watching the movie but really it was me who suggested it. I actually made it through the whole movie…which meant I had to wake Danny up every time I had to go to the bathroom that night. You know, in case I had a demon clinging to me or something.

Sunday

Sunday was also a day when we didn’t have too much going on. Sometimes our weekends are so busy that it’s nice to have a weekend without tons of stuff going on.

The kids visited with their Grandma while Danny and I did some shopping. All at once it seems like Halloween is approaching. The stores are getting ready!

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I love the fall season and Halloween is a big holiday in my family :)

I also brought back zucchini pizza bites into my life. These are so good and a great healthy option if you’re craving pizza!

I sliced the zucchini and sprinkled on some Italian seasoning. Then I put them under the broiler for about 5 minutes. I took them out and topped them with pizza sauce and cheese. I put them back under the broiler for about 3-4 minutes. Trust me, these are delicious!

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Jaden wrapped up the weekend by playing in his frog tent.

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I bought that tent at Target on clearance years ago and I am actually surprised it’s still standing. My kids are a bit…rough on toys.

Have a great day!

  • What’s your favorite restaurant?
  • Do you like scary movies? What’s the last movie you watched?
  • Favorite vegetable?

 

 

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Four Weeks and One Day

Good afternoon!

Surgery Update

Are you super sick of me talking about my surgery and recovery yet?! Well, yesterday was exactly four weeks since I had surgery.

This was actually a big day because it meant I could finally ditch the crutches and hip brace. While it was such a relief to get rid of them, it doesn’t mean that I’m fully better. Walking still hurts and sleeping is still hard.

It’s nice not to have to sleep in the hip brace but my hip is still sore so I spend a lot of the night tossing and turning. I feel slight pain in my hip when I walk but the physical therapist says it’s normal and the muscles just have to be re-trained.

I have been spending a lot of my time strengthening my glute in physical therapy. I’m up to 30 minutes on the stationary bike with a resistance of 2. I was also given the okay to walk 5-10 minutes at a time on the track or treadmill although I haven’t yet because walking without crutches is still a little hard.

The best part is that I am finally able to drive! No more being stuck at home for weeks!

So, of course the first thing I did this morning was drive to the gym. :)

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I rode the stationary bike for 30 minutes, did some bicep exercises, and finished with some of the exercises from physical therapy.

Bicep exercises:

  • Hammer curls x12, 3 sets
  • Concentration curls on stability ball x12 each side, 3 sets
  • Bicep curls with resistance band x12, 3 sets
  • Alternating twisting dumbbell curls x12 each side, 3 sets

What I’ve Been Eating

I’ve been doing really good this week sticking to healthy eating. For breakfast, I made some protein pancakes.

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I used Quaker Perfect Portions oats, two egg whites, half a scoop of 1st Phorm chocolate peanut butter cup protein powder, and 1/2 tbsp. of peanut butter.

So good and lots of protein! I topped them with berries and Walden Farms syrup.

I’ve also gone back to eating flatbread pizzas! I’ll go through phases where I’ll eat flatbread pizza for a long time and then not eat it for months. It’s always a healthy choice when I’m craving pizza.

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I use a Flatout flatbread, pizza sauce, mini sweet peppers, red onions, and mozzarella cheese.

I have been also drinking a ton of water. I have turned a Voss water bottle into fruit infused water.

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I love that the bottle is glass so I can reuse it. I just cut up some lemon and limes and popped them in the bottle. Easy and refreshing!

I have plans to go to the gym tomorrow morning and do a few errands. Then it’s the weekend!!

Have a great afternoon!

  • What have you been up to lately?
  • Do you like driving? I actually dislike driving but I also hate being stuck at home! :)
  • Do you drink a lot of water?

 

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A Workout and Win High Performance Sports Detergent

Disclaimer: As a Fitfluential Ambassador, I was sent Win High Performance Sports Detergent at no cost to me to use and post my opinions on my blog. All opinions are my own.

Good Morning!

First up, the winner of the Thirty-One Lunch Box from Chiquita is Meredith! I’ve already contacted the winner by email!

On Monday night, Jaden has gymnastics and I have physical therapy an hour later. Since we had about 40 minutes to kill in between, Danny and I went to the gym for a quick workout.

Since I am unable to do Body Pump for awhile and I can’t do any cardio besides the stationary bike, I have been trying to focus on the weight lifting that I can do. I bought some pre-workout and protein powder for Danny and me to help give us that extra oomph for our workouts.

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I bought two sample packs of the Cellucor C4 in Icy Blue Razz and Pink Lemonade. I love that Cellucor offers sample packs with 5 servings so you can try out the product without committing to the full size in case you don’t like it.

I’ve only tried the Icy Blue Razz flavor and I really like it. I would definitely purchase the full size.

I also bought 1st Phorm protein powder in Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. I researched a lot of different protein powders before deciding to go with 1st Phorm.

I like the chocolate peanut butter cup flavor but I didn’t really get a peanut butter taste. It tasted more like chocolate to me. Danny said he could taste the peanut butter, but I also have a cold so maybe my smell and taste is a little off. Either way, I really liked this protein powder and it’s extra thick. It’s almost like drinking a shake!

Workout

At the gym last night, I focused on shoulder exercises. I didn’t have a enough time to ride the stationary bike so I just stuck to five shoulder exercises.

Here’s the exercises I did:

  • Seated shoulder press x15, 3 sets
  • Seated Arnold press x15, 3 sets
  • Side raises x 15, 3 sets
  • Alternating front raises x12 each side, 3 sets
  • Upright row x12, 3 sets

Win Detergent

Even though strength training doesn’t get my heart rate up too much, I still sweat like crazy. Luckily, as a Fitfluential ambassador, I was given the opportunity to try out Win High Performance Sports Detergent.

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As much as I workout, I still haven’t used a sports detergent, so I was excited about trying these detergents out.

First, I liked that Win makes a green detergent.

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When Jaden was a baby he had really bad eczema, so we’ve always tried to use green or free and clear detergents. Now that he’s older, it isn’t as much of a problem but I still prefer the green detergents.

The Win High Performance Sports Detergents eliminates embedded odors from technical and athletic apparel. It’s formulated to remove oils and residues that cause odor from synthetic fabrics.

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The detergent is biodegradable, septic safe, and color safe. The green detergent is also fragrance free and hypoallergenic.

Overall, I thought these detergent did a great job. The clothes looked and smelled clean and fresh. I also liked that you only need a small amount of detergent per load. It makes the bottle last a lot longer!

You can purchase Win through Amazon.

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning was Chobani Oats made with steel cut oats.

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I found two other flavors at my local grocery store – cranberry and apple cinnamon! Yum!

Have a great day!

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  • What did you have for breakfast?

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