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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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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!

  • Do you use a specific brand of laundry detergent?
  • Did you workout today?
  • What did you have for breakfast?

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Three Weeks Later

Good afternoon friends.

It has been exactly three weeks since my hip surgery. I have been doing pretty good except for yesterday I woke up with a terrible cold. I honesty feel like I’ve been hit by a bus.

I had physical therapy on Monday night and I walked with my full weight on my leg without my crutches for the first time since surgery. It was kind of bittersweet.

A month ago, I ran a 5k and now I can barely walk the length of a room. I had to go really slow and the physical therapist had to keep his hand on my back. My right knee was shaking uncontrollably.

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The whole thing made me feel ridiculous and it made me laugh. But it was a frustrated laugh. It’s so frustrating that my leg muscles have gotten so weak over the past three weeks that I can’t even walk without looking like a baby deer taking its first steps. Part of me was happy for slowly making it across the room without crutches and part of me was sad that I even had to be in this position. I feel like it’s such a huge step back in my fitness ability.

I know that once I am fully recovered, I will be good as new, but I will have to work so much harder to get to where I was before surgery. The physical therapist said I was so shaky because I haven’t fully used the muscles in my leg and hip for an extended amount of time and it’s normal.

But it doesn’t feel normal to me. It feels like I want to run across that damn room, but I can’t. I have to walk like a little baby deer.

I have been running for years. Years. And now I will have to start from scratch. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for my health and that I will one day be able to run again. I know that there are people who are far worse off than me and can’t do many things in life. My heart goes out to those people and that makes me want to be the best that I can be.

At this point, I am happy to be making progress. I am down to only using one crutch  to get around and hopefully within the next few days, I’ll be crutchless.

I am still supposed to be sleeping in my hip brace. I do pretty good for the most part but let me tell you, sleeping in that hip brace sucks. It sucks. That’s the only way to put it. I make it most if the night with it on but lately I have been taking it off sometime around dawn and try to sleep staying really still.

Food

Since I haven’t been getting much exercise (I still haven’t made it to the gym since last Thursday), I am trying to watch what I eat. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. :)

I always start the day off with a healthy breakfast. One of my favorites is plain Greek yogurt with one Truvia packet and fresh berries. I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned that 5,721 times so I figure one more time can’t hurt.

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Danny has been doing most of the grocery shopping lately and the other night he brought home the new Chobani yogurt with steel cut oats. I was excited because I have been wanting to try this yogurt!

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It was delicious and I will be buying lots more!

I sent Danny this text once I discovered it in the fridge:

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I’ll be spending most of the day in bed today since I feel terrible and then I have physical therapy tonight.

Have a great afternoon!!

  • What did you have for breakfast?
  • What are you doing today?

 

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A Workout and A Wedding

Good morning! How was your weekend?

Thursday evening, I went to the gym while Danny stayed with Jaden for his swim lessons. It works out that the gym and swim lessons are in the same building.

I am getting a lot faster on the stationary bike now. I am able to actually keep it on the whole time and rode three miles in twenty minutes. Yay!

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I also did a quick upper body workout while Jaden finished swimming. Hopefully I’ll be able to start driving this week so I’ll be able to go to the gym in the mornings again!

We had a busy weekend so I wasn’t able to make it to the gym at all.

On Friday night, we got frozen yogurt at Menchies.

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I love having a frozen yogurt so close to us now but that also means we’re spending a lot of time there.

On Saturday, we went to Danny’s cousin’s wedding.

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Sometimes I actually wear real clothes and not workout clothes. It’s rare, but it does happen. :)

Dress shopping (and jeans shopping!) is hard for me because I have a smaller waist and upper half and wider hips and bottom half so things don’t always fit me well. If the top fits then the bottom is too tight or if the bottom fits then the top is too loose. It’s a problem really.

Luckily, I managed to find a Calvin Klein dress that I loved and was a really good price. And it looked great with my crutches.

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The wedding was so much fun. The ceremony was outside and of course I was dying from the heat but the reception was in an air conditioned tent.

Danny with his mom, brothers, and nephew.

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The food was typical wedding food but my salad was really fancy, wrapped in a cucumber.

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We had a great night and thanks to my dad and stepmom for watching the kids!!

On Sunday, we picked up the kids and then stopped at Friday’s for lunch. We don’t go to Friday’s often and I can’t even remember the last time we were there. Danny and I used to go to Friday’s all the time while we were dating.

I got miso chicken skewers which were delicious. I loved them, I just wished they’d add more veggies on the skewers.

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Sunday afternoon, I was pretty wore out from Saturday and ended up falling asleep watching TV in the middle of the afternoon. Hip surgery has me spending lots of time in bed. I can’t wait to be better!!

Tonight, I have physical therapy and we’ll see about the driving and everything!

Have a great day!

  • What did you do this weekend?
  • When was the last wedding you went to?
  • Favorite restaurant?

 

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I Went to the Gym!

Good morning! Happy Sunday!

Friday night was the first time I went to the gym in nine days! I can’t even describe how happy I was to go.

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It might seem like such a little thing but after not working out for nine days and being stuck at home almost all day everyday, I was looking forward to it all day.

We went to the gym when Danny got home from work since I am still not able to drive for a few more weeks. I started out with the stationary bike. I am allowed to do 20 minutes slowly on the bike. Danny needs to help me on and off the bike and rode next to me to make sure I was okay.

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I need to pedal so slow that the bike doesn’t even register that I’m on it.

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Whatever. At least it’s progress.

I am also able to do upper body exercises while sitting on the bench.

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I worked on biceps and triceps doing biceps curls, hammer curls, overhead triceps extensions, skull crushers, and triceps presses.

It was so nice to be able to workout again but I did get tired quickly.

Late Saturday morning, we went to the gym again. I did the stationary bike  for 20 minutes. Then, I did a shoulder and chest strength training workout. Once again I was really tired afterward, but it felt great to workout! I am feeling sore today.

Post workout, I had a Luna protein bar.

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The chocolate chip cookie dough bar was delicious!

After the gym on Saturday, we stopped at Target. Danny and I are going to his cousin’s wedding next Saturday night and I needed a pair of flat shoes that I could wear with my crutches.

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At least they’re sparkly.

And they have elastic which is nice because they actually stay on my foot while I walk with crutches. Since I had my labrum tears repaired, I can’t put my full weight on right foot for a few more weeks. So, when I walk with my crutches, I can only land on my toes, so the other shoes I tried on all fell off.

I am sure I’m going to look great in my dress, flats, and crutches. :) I am going to ask the doctor tomorrow if I can get away without wearing my hip brace for one night. I’m not really sure how I’d wear it with a dress.

Plus, it’s not like I’m going to be dancing the night away. I’m just going to be sitting there. All night. Sitting. And eating. Give me all your food.

Tomorrow morning is my first follow-up appointment with my doctor. I am excited to see how my progress is going, but I’m nervous to get my stitches out. I’ve only had stitches once in my life when I got two moles removed a couple of years ago and I don’t remember getting them removed.

Tonight, we’re making chicken kabobs on the grill! Yum!

Have a great Sunday!

  • Flats or heels?
  • Have you ever had stitches?
  • What are you having for dinner tonight?

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