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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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One Day Until Surgery

Good afternoon!

One more day until my arthroscopic hip surgery. The time has gone by too fast and I am definitely very nervous for tomorrow. I am scared about the surgery itself and I am worried about the recovery process.

I have been a bit stressed, overly sensitive, and emotional lately. I’m pretty sure that I’m driving Danny a little bit crazy already.

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I talked to the nurse at the surgery center yesterday to go over all the pre-surgery instructions. It’s all basic information – no eating or drinking after midnight tonight, no contacts, metal, or jewelry in the operating room, wear comfortable clothes, and make sure I have someone to drive me home after surgery.

I have to be at the surgery center at 10:00 am tomorrow and my surgery is at 11:30 am. The surgery last two hours and fifteen minutes and recovery is two hours and thirty minutes. That means we’ll be leaving Chicago right during rush hour to come home. I am a bit nervous about sitting in the car so long but hopefully I’ll be okay.

The hospital will give me crutches to take home and I have physical therapy scheduled for Friday afternoon. Today my continuous passive motion (CPM) machine is being delivered so I have to use after surgery. I will also have a hip brace and an ice machine. Fun times ahead, my friends. Fun times.

Today’s Workout

  • Women on Weights – 60 minutes

Today’s workout at the gym was my last workout for quite a while. It’s sad.

One of my super sweet gym friends, Jessica, brought me card and a Whole Foods gift card for sushi!!

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Wasn’t that so sweet?! I told her that I owe her a best friend necklace :)

Breakfast

Breakfast before the gym this morning was Ezekiel toast with peanut butter, egg whites, and cherries. I am trying to stick to eating healthy.

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Look what I found at my local grocery store:

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Chobani watermelon Greek yogurt!! It was the last one on the shelf and of course, I had to buy it. I haven’t tried it yet, but I plan on eating it this afternoon! Sounds like it’ll be good although watermelon yogurt sounds kind of different…

Today will be spent getting things ready for tomorrow – making sure I have everything I need, getting final plans set for the kids, cleaning up a little bit, maybe subscribing to Netflix. Does anyone have Netflix? Is it worth it? We would still keep our regular cable channels since Danny needs the sports channels so I just wondered if it was worth it to add on along with our regular cable.

Have a wonderful day and I will check in when I’m feeling better! Also, thanks to everyone for your kind words and support. I really appreciate it.

 

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Run, Eat, Play

Good afternoon!

How is everyone doing? I have been busy lately. Jaden started swimming lessons four mornings a week. I am also trying to get a lot of stuff done before my surgery next week – I needed a blood test and a CT scan, I have to call and schedule physical therapy, I’m trying to get the house clean and find someone to watch the kids during my surgery (my in-laws are taking them to the zoo!). It always seems like there’s so much to do and not enough time to do it!

How about a little catch up of things here on Run Eat Play today?!

Run (as is exercise):

Tuesday morning, I took the Women on Weights class. It was a challenging workout and I woke up so sore yesterday! We focused on chest and back exercises including: lat pulldowns, seated cable rows, back extensions, incline chest presses, decline chest presses, chest presses on the bench, and push-ups.

I was so sore the following morning and my leg was bothering me a lot, so I decided to skip the gym. I practiced BodyPump at home instead.

I went to the gym today after Jaden’s swim lessons and focused on an upper body workout – shoulders, biceps, and triceps.

Eat:

I haven’t been eating the best lately. I am kind of in a funk and feel like I am not really focused on eating how I should be lately. However, I do have a plan in place to help me get back on track once I have surgery. Food is just so darn good.

I have been loving watermelon. A lot.

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I have decided that every trip to the grocery store should include a watermelon.

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Last night for dinner, I made a chicken veggie stir fry and brown rice.

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I bought a package of stir fry veggies from the produce section and then I added some orange pepper, pineapple, low sodium soy sauce, orange juice, and garlic.

I found a new salad at my grocery store!

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I love salad but I get bored of the eating the same salads all the time. This was a Kale chopped salad with Brussels sprouts and it was really good. It has a lemon garlic dressing that was amazing!

I went back to the store to buy another package but sadly all the Brussels sprouts started to turn brown in every bag. :(

My easy quick go-to breakfast is always plain Greek yogurt with one truvia packet and fresh berries.

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It’s so easy to make, has lots of protein, and you can top it with whatever fruit or granola you have at home.

After months of searching, I finally finally finally found cold brewed peach green tea!!

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I got a sample of this tea in the mail once and searched every store I went to for it without any luck. Then, I found it at our local grocery store!! Yay! I love it because you don’t need to boil water. You simply add the tea bag and use cold water – so easy and delicious!!

Play

Last night, we took the kids to see Earth to Echo.

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We got there a little early so the boys played some video games.

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Did anyone else love Pac-Man as a kid?!

The movie was cute and Jaden just loved it! He immediately wanted to leave the theater and buy the DVD of the movie. I explained that it didn’t quite work that way.

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July!! I can’t believe it’s July already. Doesn’t it seem like this year is just flying by?! We have plans to go to my grandparent’s house for a cookout and to watch fireworks. I love that the fourth falls on a Friday this year!

Have a great day and a wonderful Fourth of July!!

  • Do you have plans for tomorrow? Do you watch fireworks?
  • What’s the last movie you saw?
  • Favorite video game as a kid?

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Baseball and Books

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Yesterday morning, I taught my second to last BodyPump before my surgery. I still get nervous about teaching but I am really going to miss it!! I hope that I am able to resume teaching my Friday BodyPump as soon as I recover.

After teaching BodyPump, we came home, showered, and went to Jaden’s baseball picnic.

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Jaden was very happy to get a trophy.

I made baseball cupcakes for the picnic.

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They didn’t come out perfect but they were cute!! I am a decent baker but not so good at the decorating part :)

Another mom made little hamburger cookies which were adorable and delicious!!

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Books

I love reading and have been on quite the reading kick lately. Here are some of the books that I have read recently, in case your looking for something to read :)

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  • All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner I have read a lot of Jennifer Weiner books and have liked them all. This book was a quick and easy read. It’s about a women named Allison who turns to prescription drugs when the stresses of life become too much for her to handle. It’s serious yet funny at the same time.

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  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King I am a huge Stephen King fan. (His book, Under the Dome, starts it’s second season on tv tonight!!). Mr. Mercedes is his latest book and it’s not supernatural like some of his other books. This book is about a retired cop who is trying to track down a killer before he commits another crime. There are some very weird parts in this book but I guess that’s what makes Stephen King Stephen King.

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  • Looking for Alaska by John Green After I read The Fault in Our Stars, I decided to read another John Green book. This book is about a boy names Miles who goes away to boarding school and falls in love with a girl named Alaska. The book is split into two parts – Before and After.

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  • The Collector by Nora Roberts Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors and I really like her “In Death” series written as J.D. Robb. The Collector is about Lila, a professional house sitter, who witnesses a crime and the aftermath that follows.

I also recently re-read The Maze Runner series (the movie is coming out soon!) and I am currently re-reading The Fault in Our Stars. I am one of those people that likes reading and re-reading books.

  • What is the last book that you read?
  • What’s your favorite book?

 

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Bud’s Run 2014

My last 5k before my surgery is complete!

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We have run the Bud’s Run 5k for the past few years. It’s a local race celebrating Bud, a running coach, who passed away from sarcoma, a rare type of cancer. We ran into Jaden’s first grade teacher and she said that Bud was actually her cross country coach when she was in high school.

The race is very close to our house - about 5 minutes away. It was at a different location this year and we arrived at about 7:30 am for the 8:00 am start time.

Danny and Jaden:

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My dad and stepmom came with to keep an eye on the kids while we ran.

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My sister-in-law also ran the race. My brother planned on running it, but his back was bothering him. He had back surgery about a year and a half ago and his back still bothers him from time to time.

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The race started at exactly 8:00 am. It’s a smaller race which is good because the course was very narrow. Had there been anymore people, I think it would have been a problem. We had to run a two loop course around a lake.

Making sure our bibs are okay:

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Danny decided to run the whole 5k with me because he was worried that I’d be in pain. I managed to run the first 1.5 miles okay. The last half of the race killed me. I had to walk/run the last 1.5 miles. My leg and groin hurt. I also made the mistake of taking two pain pills before the race and I felt nauseas the whole race.

I made it a year without any prescription pain medicine but when the pain recently started to get worse, I finally had to ask the doctor for a prescription. I usually one take one when my leg is really bothering me, so taking two probably wasn’t the best idea (the directions do say I can take two at a time!).

I managed to finish the race in about 35:50. The official times haven’t been posted but I was right around there. I knew going into the race that it would be difficult and I’d have to walk. And it was a lot hotter that I expected. I am just glad that I finished and that my wonderful husband ran with me.

One of my favorite parts about this race is that Culver’s is there giving away free Italian ice :)

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Jaden ran the 1k which started at 9:00am.

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I don’t think he realized how far it actually was because he started out sprinting. He wanted to run all by himself and would walk for awhile and then go into a full out sprint. He even skipped a couple of times. He was very excited to cross the finish line all by himself.

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There was also a “Budding” run for kids under five which my niece ran.

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The kids had to run to a basket, grab, a ball, and run to put the ball in the matching bucket. It was cute and a little crazy.

All the kids got a little star medal and sunglasses.

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Overall, it was a good race and I’m glad that I ran it. My leg is sore now but nothing more than it usually is. Wait until tomorrow…

After the race, we met my mom for brunch to celebrate her and Danny’s birthdays.

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I plan on having a relaxing evening before teaching BodyPump in the morning!

A big thank you to everyone’s continued support with all my surgery/hip/running issues!

Have a wonderful day!!

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A Workout With my Son

Good afternoon!

Something amazing happened today – I got my son, Jacob, to workout with me AND take a picture with me…willingly. That kind of stuff just doesn’t happen with a thirteen year-old.

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Usually, when we get to the gym, Jacob heads right to the treadmill and walks for an hour while I do my workout. Danny, Jacob, and I went to the gym last night and Danny got Jacob to try out some strength exercises.

This morning, when Jacob and I went to the gym, he said he’d do weights with me. We did back, abs, and walked on the track.

Here’s what we did:

  • lat pulldown x15
  • seated row x15
  • deadrows x15
  • deadlifts x10 (these bother my glute so I only did 10)
  • plank to row (aka renegade row) x 12 each side
  • reverse lateral raises x12
  • partner sit-ups with medicine ball x20
  • Russian twists with medicine ball x 15 each side

We did each set of two exercises as a superset, resting one minute in between, and doing each superset three times each.

Jacob had a hard time with the rows and deadlifts so he did some biceps curls instead. He was very serious about it :)

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After the gym, we had a few errands to run. Our first mission was to find coffee! I have a Keurig Vue coffeemaker and recently all the stores that I used to buy Vue cups at stop carrying them. I managed to find one box at Wal-Mart but that box is almost gone so we had to find more.

Sometimes I order boxes off the Keurig website because they usually have really good deals but I only had a few Vue cups left so even if I ordered, they wouldn’t have gotten to my house before I ran out.

And I need coffee.

Luckily, Bed, Bath, & Beyond carries lots of Vue cups and I bought one of my favorite flavors – hazelnut.

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I’m just going to order a bunch of boxes online soon. I love my Vue but the k-cups are so much easier to find.

Jacob managed to find bacon duct tape and decided that he needed it in his life.

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After Bed, Bath, & Beyond, we made our usual Thursday stop at Whole Foods to get sushi. I also got this Amy’s pizza for dinner tomorrow.

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These pizza are a little pricey but they’re so good. My local grocery store used to carry them but they stopped. It seems as soon as I like something, my grocery store stops carrying it.

Tomorrow is Friday!! I am staying home from the gym and I’m just going to practice BodyPump at home. We are doing a 5k on Saturday and I don’t want to do too much tomorrow.

My hip/glute/quad is getting progressively worse, so even if I have to walk some of the 5k, I’m fine with it. Just cross your fingers that it doesn’t rain!

Have a great day!

  • If you have kids, do they workout or do activities?
  • Favorite body part to workout?

 

 

 

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Weigh-In Wednesday

Hello!

Let’s get right to it…weigh-in Wednesday. Maybe you noticed that I changed it from Weight Loss Wednesday to Weigh-In Wednesday. I haven’t been doing as well with my eating as I should and that means I am gained a couple of pounds this week.

I didn’t eat very healthy on vacation at Wisconsin Dells and I have been stress eating since then. However, I am trying to get it together and have been eating a lot better since Monday. Hopefully, next Wednesday will be a weight-loss Wednesday :) I’m trying not to let the weight gain bother be and instead I’m trying to use it to motivate me.

Yesterday’s Workout

  • Women on Weights – 60 minutes

We focused on legs in Women on Weights class yesterday. Great. I just did what I was able to do without causing myself too much pain.

I planned to go to the gym at 8:45 am this morning but it is currently 8:40 am and both the kids are still sleeping so I decided to workout tonight when Danny gets home from work instead. I normally would wake the kids up but Jaden hasn’t been feeling super good these past few days so I let him sleep.

Post-workout, I had a Next Step protein shake in the fresh berry flavor.

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It was good but I prefer the chocolate flavor. I also noticed that these taste a lot better with really cold water or ice.

Lunch

For lunch yesterday, I made an egg scramble.

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I cooked sweet potato, green pepper, red pepper, and onion on the stove. When the veggies were cooked, I poured in the egg whites, let them cook, and then added a little bit of feta cheese.

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This meal is really easy to make and you can use whatever veggies you have at home.

I also had a bowl of cherries and strawberries because I love fruit in the summer. I love fruit all year round but it’s especially good in the summer.

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Snack

I sure have been talking a lot about food today. I have one more food item to share with you – the Go Picnic ready-to-eat breakfast.

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I saw these at Target the other day and picked one up to try. It’s great for an on-the-go snack or breakfast.

Today, the kids and I have some errands to run. I had a CT scan on Saturday for my upcoming surgery and I have to go back to the hospital today to pick up the disc. Then we have a couple of other errands to run!

Have a great day!!

  • What are you eating today?
  • What do you prefer: am workouts or pm workouts?

 

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Friday Favorites

Good afternoon!

I have been questioning my decision to get hip surgery (mostly because I’m scared of surgery) but I wake up with pain, I spend the day in pain, and I go to bed in pain. Granted, it’s not debilitating pain but it is a constant annoyance all the time that obviously needs to be fixed.

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I plan to workout right up until surgery and will be run/walking a 5k with my 5k prep group tomorrow, as well as running the 5k the following weekend. Yes, it will be hard and yes, it will hurt but at this point I can’t make anything much worse and soon I’ll be on the road to a full recovery.

Recovery is another thing that scares me because how do you go from working out every single day to not working out at all and being on crutches?! It’ll be hard but I’m trying to keep the finish line in sight. (The finish line being a totally recovered Heather). I may not be able to run for a long time but I have no doubt in my mind that I’ll eventually get back to where I want to be. It’ll just be a journey to get there. :)

I would also like to point out that running did not cause my injury. My bones do not fit together correctly and this is simply how they developed. It’s not caused from running. Yes, running it what caused the tears and the pain but how would I know that? How would I know that my bones don’t fit together correctly? I wouldn’t.

I hear people say all the time that exercises causes so many problems – knee pain, bone spurs, injuries, pulled muscles. But you know what? Not exercising and not working out will cause you more damage in the long run. Never in my mind is there a legitimate argument against exercise.

If an exercise is causing you pain or you’re getting injured you could be doing too much too fast or doing it incorrectly. Or if an exercise bothers you, find another exercise that doesn’t! Walk, swim, lift weights, etc. I don’t ever regret any injury that I’ve gotten from exercising. Sometimes I push myself too hard but that’s on me, not exercise.

Well, I must say, I wasn’t expecting to type any of that until it just came out. Obviously, I’m going through some inner turmoil. :)

Let’s move on…

I haven’t done Friday Favorites in awhile, so let’s do that.

Friday Favorites

  • Sushi

I am still one my once-a-week sushi from Whole Foods kick.

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I love it…then someone pointed out that I wouldn’t be able to get sushi once I have my surgery since I won’t be able to drive for close to a month (Thanks, Jess). That thought never even crossed my mind and I spent a good three days debating whether I should pass on the surgery so I wouldn’t have to give up my sushi habit (kidding).

So, here’s what I propose…if anyone wants to bring me Sushi from Whole Foods (California roll with brown rice), we will be best friends for ever and ever and ever and have slumber parties and braid each others hair and buy best friend necklaces because I will love you forever and ever. Deal?

  •  My family and friends

When I found out that I was getting surgery, I posted it on Facebook the next day. I was overwhelmed by everyone’s responses of well wishes and offers for help.

My family is very close and I know they will do whatever they can to help if I need it and I really appreciate it. I am extremely lucky to have a wonderful Mom, Dad, husband, brother, stepmom, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, stepbrother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and grandparents. (Hopefully that cover everyone!) And they’ve already offered to help out how they can.

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I also am so appreciative to my friends and gym friends who have been soooo supportive. They can feel my pain about not being able to workout. :) They have offered to help drive me to therapy, bring me food, or anything else I need.

Even though I shouldn’t be, I was surprised by everyone’s kindness. I have worked out at the gym with these same girls for years (and some only months) and although we might not see each other outside of the gym, I am lucky enough to consider them friends.

Once again, I wasn’t expecting to discuss all this…I am sappy and emotional today.

  • Greek yogurt

Since I am not really a big meat eater, I rely on Greek yogurt for protein. One cup of plain Greek yogurt has 18 grams of protein! I usually mix it with Truvia and fresh fruit, but sometimes that gets boring so I checked out the good ol’ internet for some different ideas.

I came across a few different recipes for a cookie dough Greek yogurt creation and decided to try it out. I’m glad I did because it was awesome.

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I mixed together one cup plain Greek yogurt, one Truvia packet, one tablespoon regular peanut butter, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, and one tbsp. of chocolate chips.

It was like eating dessert. Go make some and try it.

  • Target

Also known as “the store that makes me spend way too much money on things I didn’t even know I needed”.

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These things include snickerdoodle Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches and Earth’s Best popcorn chicken. The nutrition facts on the Earth’s Best box are for ages 2-4. I don’t care. I like those little chicken nuggets.

I also bought a cute pajama set.

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I am not normally a pajama set kind of person. I usually wear five year old Old Navy shorts and whatever t-shirt I can find. I have been eyeing that cute pajama set at Target forever but could never justify buying it (even though it was less that $20). Then I decided that having surgery justifies a new pajama set. And that’s the story of why I bought new pajamas.

I bought it in a size medium in case anyone cares about that kind of thing. I usually like my pajamas on the bigger side but these already looked big so I went with a medium. I have a long torso because I’m tall and I hate when shirts are wider than longer. Tall girl problems.

That’s what I am loving on this wonderful Friday afternoon! What are you Friday Favorites?

 

 

 

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Not a Weigh-In but Some Running

Today, I’ve decided not to do weight loss Wednesday. I didn’t weight myself at all because I’ve had a bad week. Although I know I shouldn’t let the number on the scale affect me, I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me.

I ate a lot at the Dells over the weekend and that kind of continued into this week. I tend to be an emotional eater and after learning that I would be getting surgery soon I might have had a few Whole Food cookies, Chipotle, and ice cream these past few days.

I am back on track today and will be good for weigh loss Wednesday next week. Hopefully it’ll be weight loss and not weight gain Wednesday :)

Yesterday

Last night the kids had their final soccer and baseball games of the season.

Jacob and his soccer trophy:

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After their games, we took them out for ice cream. Danny and I shared a sundae but I don’t think there’s anything healthy about Oberweis ice cream.

Today’s Workout:

  • Practiced BodyPump – 25 minutes
  • Indoor track – 30 minutes (ran one mile then walked)
  • Plank and stretching – 15 minutes

I still have two weeks left of teaching BodyPump so I practiced at home this morning before the kids and I headed to the gym. I am running my last 5k before my surgery in a couple of weeks, so I thought I’d try running a little bit to see how I felt.

I wore my new Zensah calf sleeves that Danny gave me for my birthday because my calves still tighten up a lot not matter how far I’m running.

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All these problems with running!! Could all my problems be solved if I stopped running?! :)

I ran one mile and then walked. I didn’t have much more pain than usual although the pain has moved into my groin. It was hard and I figured that one mile was my limit. I’ll try to slowly build up to three miles, hopefully before the 5k. I took Advil and iced my hip when I got home but honestly, it doesn’t help all that much.

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning was one of my usual breakfasts – Greek yogurt with fresh berries. I also had a couple of egg whites on the side – trying to get that protein in!

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In other food news, Jacob has discovered that he likes Nutella! Who doesn’t like Nutella?!

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Jacob has a slight peanut allergy, so he has always been wary of anything even resembling peanut butter. He asked to try Nutella which surprised me, but I let him try it. He loved it and didn’t have any kind of reaction to it. I didn’t try Nutella myself until a year or two ago and I don’t know why I waited so long! That stuff is delicious!

Have a great afternoon!!

  • If you’re a runner, what’s your biggest running issue?
  • Are you allergic to anything?
  • Do you like Nutella?

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Going to The Dells!

Good Morning!

This morning, we are off to Wisconsin Dells (oh no, the dreaded bathing suit!!). Unfortunately, I woke up sick this morning. Darn. Of all days to get sick, it has to be the day we leave for vacation?!

I went to the store this morning to pick up some Cold Eeze and green juice.

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I know the bottled juices aren’t always the best choice, but this one has lots of veggies (and kale!) and has 190 calories for the whole bottle. The sugar is a little high, but right now I don’t feel like eating anything so green juice it is! I haven’t tried it yet, so we’ll see how it is!

This is our third year going to the Dells with my brother, sister-in-law, and niece. This year, my dad, stepmom, and stepbrother are joining up! We rent a three bedroom condo so we can all stay together. It also has a full kitchen which is nice because we can bring our own food. :)

Last year:

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Yesterday

Yesterday, I went to Whole Foods for some sushi (of course) and I finally got the peanut butter cup cookie. Last time I went to get one, they were gone and I was so sad!! Yes, I was sad about a cookie. I have been dying to eat that darn cookie. Obviously, I have issues.

Well, I finally got the cookie and it was delicious! So good. Good thing I only got one, because I could have eaten ten of them.

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I also got a Two Moms in the Raw blueberry bar to eat in the car on the way to the Dells.

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It’s raw, organic, gluten-free, non-gmo, kosher, raw, and handmade. The women at the checkout told me that she loves them and eats them all the time. We’ll see how it is!

Yesterday afternoon, I subbed for another instructor at the gym. I taught her 45 minute strength training class, and I think it went really good. I added lots of triceps dips and plank jacks <—- awesome exercises! I am so used to teaching BodyPump which is totally choreographed. No matter where you go in the world, everyone teaches the same BodyPump routine, so it was nice to come up with my own thing.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Danny’s birthday! Happy early birthday to my wonderful husband. I couldn’t ask for a better person to spend my life with :)

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Well, we’re off the Dells. Have an awesome weekend!!

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