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Shoulder Workout and Pumpkin Farm

Good morning! Happy Sunday!

On Friday morning, I went to the gym and did a shoulder workout. I am always looking for new shoulder exercises to do and I found a great shoulder workout on the FitnessRX website.

I did the “Ultimate Shredder” workout which consisting on the following exercises done in a giant set:

  • Dumbbell Side Lateral Raises
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Presses
  • Alternating Dumbbell Shoulder Raises
  • Dumbbell Seated Rear Delt Raises

I did each exercises for 20 reps back to back with no rest in between. I repeated it five times with two minutes rest in between sets. By the time I was done, my shoulders were dead. Dead. That was a tough workout.

I finished up my workout with a little bit of my physical therapy exercises and some core work. I am very happy because my physical therapist gave me the okay to do sit-ups on the stability ball, side planks, and regular planks. I had to start with doing the regular planks on my knees because my adductor muscle would kick in when it shouldn’t but now I can do a plank on my toes for 30 seconds.

I am just very happy to be progressing and getting back to where I used to be pre-surgery. Darn hip bone being all misshapen.

Saturday

On Saturday, we went to a local pumpkin farm with my mom.

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It was beautiful out yesterday, and the pumpkin farm was crowded. I am the kind of person that can’t handle large crowds for very long. Luckily, the pumpkin farm in large and spread out so it wasn’t too bad.

The kids went on some rides.

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Jaden’s favorite part was riding the camel.

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In totally unrelated news, my brother in law was on the news the other day!

He is a firefighter and the local news station does a feature on Firehouse Chefs. Local firefighters come into the station and get to cook their recipe on tv! I thought it was very cool!!

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Have a great Sunday!

  • Favorite shoulder exercise?
  • Do you go to the pumpkin farm?
  • Have you ever been on tv?

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Doctors and Drinks

Good afternoon! How was your weekend?!

This morning, I had my three month check-up with my hip surgeon. The doctor said that I’m right on track where I should be. He said that the adductor pain I was having was totally normal and after about 12 weeks post surgery the recovery goes a lot faster.

I still have to do at least six more weeks of physical therapy and I can slowly start progressing to exercises like squats and core work. He said I will eventually be back to 100% and do all the things I used to do, like running, but it will just take awhile to get to that point.

I have another appointment in six weeks and he said that at that appointment he will let me know if I can start running or not. He said that I am not able to run until I build up more strength in my right leg but he’s hopeful that in another 6-8 weeks, I can start a walk to run program. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

I didn’t realize what a big surgery and recovery process this was going to be! I’m just glad that eventually I will be totally healed and normal, and the physical therapist said my running should even improve since my hip problem is fixed!

Yesterday I felt really good. Normally I can only walk about 10 minutes or so before my hip starts to tighten but yesterday we took the kids to a nearby forest preserve and we walked for almost 50 minutes.

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We did take one bathroom break and about a five break to take some pictures but I was amazed at how good I felt walking.

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I haven’t walked that much without breaks since before my surgery! I was a little tired by the time we got back to the car but overall I felt great! I feel like I am finally making some progress!

Backing up to the weekend a bit…

On Saturday morning Jacob had a soccer game. After his game, we came home and I started making chili because my family was coming over for a bonfire and a Halloween drink night (I told you my family is crazy about Halloween).

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My dad’s Halloween drink was amazing and I was scared to drink it because the darn thing was boiling!

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Luckily it was only dry ice that gave it that effect and we were able to drink it. Leave it to my dad to make the craziest drink!

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It was a fun night of chili, s’mores, and Halloween drinks!

I haven’t been to the gym in a few days because we’ve been so busy and I had a doctor appointment this morning but I plan on getting back to the gym tomorrow morning!

Have a great afternoon!

  • What did you do this weekend?

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It’s October!

Happy October 1st!

It’s the first day of October and the Halloween season has begun! My family is big into Halloween and we have a Halloween event planned for every weekend in October. It all ends with a big Halloween party where we keep our costumes a secret until the party.

Last year, Danny was Superman/Clark Kent and I was Wonder Women.

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I am still thinking of a good idea for this year’s costume!

Yesterday

Yesterday was my first day back to the gym since before we went to Alabama. My adductor muscle is still bothering me a little so the physical therapist said I should do strength training every other day and rest or swim on the days in between.

Yesterday when I went to the gym, I worked on back and biceps. I also walked backwards on the walking track. I am having a hard time walking for more than a few minutes without pain in my hip and glute. So on Monday, the physical therapist had me walk backwards on the treadmill to work my hip extensors.

I have a hard time being coordinated enough just to walk regular so I was nervous about walking backwards on a treadmill but I went at a slow pace and managed not to go flying off the back of the treadmill. I was nervous about walking backwards by myself on the treadmill at the gym, so I did it on the walking track instead.

Have you ever tried walking backwards for an extended amount of time? It’s harder than it looks!

I wore my heart rate monitor to the gym yesterday for the first time in a long time and I was happy to see I burned so many calories strength training and walking.

From Instagram:

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Yesterday afternoon, Jacob got braces!

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I can’t believe how grown-up he looks with braces. I still think of him as my little baby and its hard for me to comprehend the fact that he’s a teenager now. How do they grow up so fast?!

He did really well getting the braces and was excited to show all the kids in the neighborhood when he got home. Now he just better take care of those things because braces are expensive!

I didn’t get braces on until I was 16 years old and I wore them until I was 19 years old.

Today

Since I worked out at the gym yesterday, I stuck to swimming today. I haven’t swam since before California and I can’t say I was overjoyed to get back in the pool. Swimming is okay but I don’t think I’ll ever love it.

Today I swam 40 laps (with and without the kickboard), did three sets of squats, and three sets of walking lunges.

Now, I have so much water stuck in my ears and it’s driving me crazy.

Breakfast

Along with my breakfast this morning, I had a Dannon Pumpkin Pie Greek yogurt.

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My dad texted me a picture of this yogurt the other day and I had to run out to the store to find it!

This yogurt is amazing! I also had one with my dinner last night. I’ve had the Chobani pumpkin yogurt also but the Dannon is a lot better. I like them both but the Dannon is sweeter and tastes more like pumpkin pie!

This afternoon I have physical therapy and then I have my next follow-up doctor appointment on Monday. I’ll be almost three months post surgery. I can’t believe that my surgery was three months ago!

Have a great afternoon and enjoy the start of October!!!

  • What are you looking forward to the most in October?
  • Do you dress up for Halloween?
  • Did you ever wear braces?

 

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Home From Alabama!

We are home from Alabama!

What a crazy trip! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be out of the car!! A 12 hour trip twice in three days is too long.

We planned to drive to Alabama but Danny’s brothers, sister-in-law, and nephew planned to fly on Friday morning. Unfortunately, there was a deliberate fire in the control tower of the airport which grounded all flights out of O’Hare and Midway airports in Chicago.

After scrambling around, they were able to rent a 10 person van and drive halfway through the night, stop at a hotel to sleep a few hours, and then continue the rest of their trip on Saturday morning.

Danny, the kids, and I left Illinois about 5:50 am on Friday morning and we arrived in Alabama about 6:30 pm that night.

I was really amazed with the wind farms in Indiana.

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When we arrived in Alabama, we were really tired so we checked into the hotel, ate dinner, and went to bed.

The wedding was Saturday afternoon and the bride’s family rented a shuttle bus to take the wedding guests from the hotel to the wedding venue.

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The wedding was at J&D Farms in Alabama and it was gorgeous.

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Everything was outside and the weather was perfect.

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The happy bride and groom:

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I loved the wedding favors. Since the groom is from Alabama and the bride is from Illinois they came up with wedding favors from both states. Garrett’s popcorn from Illinois and local honey from Alabama.

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The wedding reception was a lot of fun and everyone had a good time eating, visiting, and dancing.

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We got back to the hotel late and got a little sleep before heading back home about 9 am on Sunday morning. Danny ended up driving the whole 12 hour trip back home. I don’t know how he did it. I was exhausted. I did offer to drive and drove about 30 minutes but I could hardly keep my eyes open!

We arrived home about 9 pm last night and got the kids right in bed. Everyone was exhausted!

We had a great time this weekend but the driving so much in one weekend sure is hard! I’m glad to be home!

  • What did you do this weekend?

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California!

I’m back from California!!

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My sister-in-law and I left for California last Tuesday afternoon. Danny and my niece drove me to my sister-in-law, Crystal’s, house so he could drop us off and my niece could say goodbye to her mom.

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From there, Crystal’s cousin drove us to the airport.

We arrived in San Francisco in the evening and my uncle picked us up at the airport. My aunt and uncle live about an hour and a half from San Francisco way up a mountain. I’m always amazed at all the hills and mountains especially living in Illinois where everything is flat.

Since they live in an isolated location up a mountain they get all kinds of animals. I  saw horses, cows, deer, turkey, and a coyote.

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They also have seen bobcats, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, and even a peacock!! I guess the week before we arrived was tarantula mating season. I can’t not even begin to tell you how happy I am about missing that!!

The temperature was starting to drop the week we arrived but we were able to swim one day. They have an amazing brand-new pool.

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My aunt and Crystal did swim one other day but the water was too cold for me!

On our first full day, we went to Gayle’s, a delicious bakery/restaurant. My aunt had ordered an amazing princess cake.

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It was delicious!

On our last full day, we drove through San Francisco and over the Golden Gate bridge into the town on Sausalito.

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I’ve been to California a few times before but this was my first time going over the Golden Gate bridge.

We shopped in Sausalito and ate lunch on the ocean.

Crystal and my Aunt Pam:

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We were able to see Alcatraz way out in the middle of the ocean.

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I had a wonderful time and was glad that I was able to relax. I think it helped my leg and hip a lot to take it easy because the pain in my adductor is gone.

Although I had a great time with my aunt, uncle, and sister-in-law, I was happy to get back home to Danny and the kids! They were so happy to see me! It was nice to be able to FaceTime with them while I was in California but seeing them in person was the best!

A big thank you to my aunt and uncle for having us!

  • When was the last time you went on vacation? Where did you go?
  • If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would it be?

 

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Dry Needling and Vacation!

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My heart goes out to all those affected by the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. Even thirteen years later, I am sure the pain is still fresh for some. United we stand. Never forget.

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Good morning!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I had a small set back in physical therapy. Basically, my adductor muscle (inner thigh) has been in a lot of pain that won’t go away. It is overactive and compensating for my weak hip and glute muscles.

It has been making it very difficult to do the exercises at physical therapy because my adductor muscle constantly takes over when it shouldn’t. I am pretty much at a stand still with my hip and glute strengthening exercises because my adductor muscle is all like, I’m king of this castle! I am going to take over every muscle in your body! Bwahhhhaaaa.

My adductor muscle is being a jerk.

Despite all my physical therapist’s best efforts, we haven’t had any luck with my adductor muscle pain. So, yesterday she suggested we try something a little different: dry needling. Yes, it is as bad as it sounds. It’s similar to acupuncture.

From the Athletico website:

Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and release underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.  Dry needling (DN) is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.

Do I hate needles? Yes. Am I terrified of needles? No.

At this point, I was so sick of the pain, I was willing to try anything to make it go away. Including jamming needles straight into my muscle.

I think my pain tolerance level falls somewhere in the middle of the pain tolerance spectrum. I’m not a huge baby but I don’t like pain either. I’ve had two babies, three amniocentesis needles stuck in my belly, my tonsils out, my nose pierced, hip surgery, plantar fasciitis, hip bursitis, detached rib cartilage, cortisone shots, and more. I’m no stranger when it comes to pain.

Dry needling hurts. It was not fun. It was one of the weirdest sensations I have ever experienced in my life. I am not one of those people that outwardly screams or yells when I’m in pain. But when they stuck that needle into my muscle a sound came out of me that I couldn’t stop. And my muscles spasmed on their own which was weird.

I wouldn’t exactly call it unbearable pain but it was not fun. At all. The whole process lasted about 5 minutes or so. I didn’t look at all so I’m not really sure what the needles looked like. I’m sure they were small, but I wasn’t about to make myself faint by looking.

I was sore afterwards which is normal. My groin muscle was really sore for the rest of the night and I spent the afternoon on the couch.

This morning I felt better but still sore. The physical therapist said it was okay to swim but to stay out of the gym until my appointment on Friday afternoon. She said that if there is still pain, I might need one more dry needling session. I pray that I don’t.

I really hope this works because I am anxious to get on with my physical therapy and get better!

With all that bad news about my recovery, I do have a some good news – I’m going on vacation! I won’t have access to a gym while I’m gone and that’s actually a good thing because it will give my leg a lot of time to rest. I will have access to a pool which is good because the physical therapist says that swimming is the best thing I can do at this point.

To tell you the truth, I actually invited myself on my sister-in-in law’s vacation. She is going out to California to visit our aunt and uncle and once I heard she was going, I invited myself along (Sorry, Crystal!). It was really a last-minute and spontaneous decision which isn’t like me at all.

Danny usually goes to Canada every year or every other year. We usually take a small family vacation in the summer, but I haven’t had time to relax alone since I went to California with my mom about seven years ago.

Me and my mom seven years ago when we went to California:

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Oh my gosh. Can we talk about how nice my hair used to be! What happened?! I was also nervous about leaving the kids that time too. You can see a list taped on the door for Danny of everything Jacob needed in his backpack for school and what to wear!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and kids to death, but everyone needs a break sometimes. Time to relax and recharge. And in my case, recover. The hardest part will be being away from my kids for so long. I can’t even think about it because it makes me sad. Jacob went to Canada with Danny last year but Jaden has never been away from me for so long. I think it will be hard on him too, but once I’m gone, I’m sure they’ll have funny with Danny. And they’ll be in school all day.

We’re leaving Tuesday afternoon and coming home Saturday night. It’s not an incredibly long time but I’ll still miss Danny and the kids. The hardest part is being so far away. What if something were to happen? Of course, I have total faith in Danny with the kids but you never know what can happen.

I am really looking forward to the trip and can’t wait to go!!

Like I mentioned, I went swimming this morning. I was tired and sore, so I used a kickboard for a lot of my laps and did squats and lunges.

I am used to swimming now although I don’t think I’ll ever love it. The worst part is that it’s making my skin crazy! I normally have very sensitive skin and the chemicals in the pool are drying out my skin like crazy.

I have two huge rough dry patches of skin on my cheeks where the skin is peeling and flaking off. It’s gross and make-up just makes it look worse. I googled ways to deal with dry skin from swimming and most websites said to use moisturizer, Vaseline, or sunscreen prior to and after swimming and to shower right away.

I use moisturizer daily anyway so today I just applied in to my face before I got in the pool.

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I also used overnight conditioner in my hair before I got in the pool.

I don’t like showering at the gym and I only live 5 minutes away, so I just take a shower as soon as I get home. I think the moisturizer helped a little bit today. My cheeks were still dry but not nearly as dry as usual.

Tomorrow, I will be resting from the gym because I have a tons of errands to do. I am going to my cousin’s baby shower this weekend and I’m bringing cookies. I still have to buy a gift and cookie ingredients. I also have to get a few little things I need for California. It’ll be a busy weekend!

I have one more fall food find that I wanted to share with you:

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Dannon caramel apple pie Greek yogurt. These are amazing!!

Have a great day!

Biggest loser starts tonight! Anyone watching??

  • Have you ever done needling/acupuncture?
  • Are you watching the Biggest Loser tonight?
  • Any dry skin tips?

 

 

 

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Zevia Zero Calorie Soda Review and Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received this product free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

As a Moms Meet Ambassador, I was recently given the opportunity to try out Zevia Zero Calorie Soda.

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As a rule, I try not to let my kids drink too much soda on a regular basis. If were at someone’s house or a restaurant, I’ll usually let them have one. To me, it’s more something that should be a special treat, rather than just something you grab when you’re thirsty.

My kids were very excited to try out the Zevia soda. To them, it was just like drinking regular soda. To me, it was giving them something a little better than a sugar-filled Coke.

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The nice thing about Zevia is that it’s sweetened naturally with high purity, US grown Stevia and monk fruit. Zevia soda does not contain calories, sugar, or artificial sweeteners. It’s perfect for kids and adults!

All Zevia soda is kosher, gluten-free, and vegan!

Six-packs of Zevia range from $3.99-$5.99 and comes in tons of flavors. My kids were so excited to try the Mountain Zevia flavor, and they loved it!

Other flavors include: Grape, Ginger Root Beer, Strawberry, Cherry Cola, and lots more.

I liked that this soda is sugar-free and doesn’t use artificial sweeteners without sacrificing flavor. I also liked that the ingredients were very simple.

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You can check out more great things from Zevia on their website, Facebook, Twitter, instagram, or Pinterest.

Zevia was kind enough to give me a few extra coupons for free 6 or 4 packs of Zevia. You can enter below to win one coupon good for a free pack. There will be four separate winners. US residents only please.

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Baby Showers, Swimming, and The Bears

Good afternoon!

AMRAP Nutrition Bar Winners

The three winners of the AMRAP bars are Sarah, Kelsey, and Melissa. I sent all the winners an email. Congrats!

The Weekend

Our weekend was busy but low-key at the same time.

On Saturday morning, Jacob had a soccer game. On Saturday afternoon, I went to a baby shower for my best friend’s sister.

The mama-to-be:

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Me, Jenny, and Crystal (another mama-to-be):

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I made a cute diaper cake for the shower.

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My grandma made an amazing elephant cake for the shower. How cute did it turn out?! It was delicious red velvet cake on the inside.

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Sunday

In addition to my quad pain, I have been having some pretty bad adductor pain. My quad will get sore when I am doing too much, but the adductor pain is pretty much a constant annoying pain all the time.

My physical therapist told me that I should stay out of the gym for the whole weekend, except for swimming. She said at this point swimming is the best thing I can do. She said to do squats and lunges in the pool rather than kicks because the kicks are using my adductor muscles too much for the time being.

On Sunday morning, Danny and I swam for about 45 minutes. I did a total of 35 laps which is my most so far. I count swimming to one side of the pool as one lap. I usually do some laps without the kickboard and then use the kickboard once my leg and hip starts to get too tired.

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I told myself that if I burned at least 300 calories while swimming, I would get a Dunkin Donuts pumpkin spice crème brulee iced coffee.

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It was amazing.

Sunday afternoon was the first Chicago Bears game of the season! My family came over to watch the game.

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My adorable niece.

Today

Danny was able to find the Chobani pumpkin spice yogurt at Wal-Mart near his work and I had it for breakfast this morning.

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It was so good! It reminds me of pumpkin pie and it would be delicious with graham crackers crumbled on top. Yum! I’m loving all the pumpkin food.

I also found pumpkin bread and cookies.

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This morning, I went to the gym. My adductor is feeling a little better but my quad is sore after working out. It’s never ending and super annoying.

I worked on back and biceps today. I did some of the following exercises:

  • wide grip lat pull down
  • seated cable row
  • back extension machine
  • quadruped opposite arm/leg raise
  • seated biceps curls
  • cable biceps curls
  • plate twists
  • concentration curls

It was a fast workout because I had to pick up my niece. I think I will spend the rest of the day resting my leg!

Have a great afternoon!

  • What did you do this weekend?
  • Are you a football fan? Favorite team?
  • Favorite pumpkin item?

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Labor Day Weekend

Good afternoon! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Our weekend was jam-packed with workouts, cookouts, and family fun.

On Friday night, Danny and I went back to the pool to swim again. I am getting a lot more used to the water although I’m still not a huge fan of putting my face in the water. I have been swimming laps with and without the kickboard and doing a lot of kicks under water.

My leg and quad are still really sore so the pool in a nice low-impact workout. But trust me, it still gets my heart rate up. I’ll swim a lap as fast as I can and by the time I reach the side, I am so out of breath! Swimming is hard work!

On Saturday morning, we went to the gym to do a back and biceps superset workout.

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After the workout, Danny helped me foam roll my leg. It is incredibly awkward but he is able to put a lot more pressure on my leg then I could by doing it myself.

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Saturday afternoon, Jacob had a practice soccer game and I brought with a new Luna bar flavor – lemon vanilla!

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It was so good! If you can find this bar, I definitely recommend trying it!

Jaden and I also had fun taking some selfies :)

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Sunday afternoon, we went to my grandparent’s house to cookout and celebrate my grandma’s birthday. My grandpa made her the most delicious Snickers cake.

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The weather was beautiful (except for those darn bees) and we had fun playing bocce ball and bags.

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Sunday morning, we met my family at a nearby restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast, Danny and I headed to the gym and spent about 45 minutes swimming.

For dinner, we went to my brother and sister-in-law’s for a make your own nacho night!

It was a busy weekend filled with fun and family! The weather was perfect and it was a great way to end the summer.

Now that September has arrived I am ready for all things fall!!

  • Who else is ready for fall?!
  • What did you do this weekend?

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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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