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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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Physical Therapy, The Gym, and Food!

Good afternoon!

Congrats to the winners of the Ortholite Insoles giveaway: Michele, Emily, and Mindy! I have already sent the winners an email!

Physical Therapy

Monday evening was my first therapy appointment since coming back from California. Since my adductor pain has calmed down a lot, I am able to do a lot more in physical therapy. We’re focusing on a lot more glute and leg exercises which is a nice change.

I’ve been using a leg press type machine to do leg presses, single leg presses, and glute kickbacks.

The Gym

I have also been getting back into going to the gym on a regular basis.

Today, I worked on chest and triceps. I did chest presses, chest flyes, medicine ball chest presses with throw, triceps extensions, single arm triceps extensions, cable extensions, etc.

I usually finish up my workout with a couple of my physical therapy exercises like clamshells and hip bridges. And I always foam roll my IT band and glutes.

After my workout today, I had a 1st Phorm protein shake in chocolate peanut butter cup.

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Food

I usually eat grilled veggie flatbread pizzas for lunch. I found a new Flatout pizza crust to try – Artisan pizza crust in rosemary and olive oil.

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I add pizza sauce, grilled red pepper, green pepper, onions, and mozzarella cheese. It’s fast & easy to make and one of my favorite meals.

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Whenever I go to Target I always look at the Evol frozen food products. They always look good but I have never bought any until I saw they had street tacos!

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Mexican food is my all time favorite food so I thought these would be good to try out for a quick meal to throw in the microwave.

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I made them today for lunch and they were pretty good. A tiny bit spicy but still good.

I ‘d probably buy them again for a quick meal if I’m in a hurry but I love making my veggie flatbread pizzas more. :)

I have another physical therapy appointment tonight. It seems like I’ll be going twice a week for the rest of my life. My next post-surgery doctor appointment is October 6th so we’ll see what the doctor says!

Have a great afternoon!

  • Have you ever been in physical therapy?
  • Favorite fast lunch/dinner?
  • Did you workout today?

 

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OrthoLite Fusion Insoles Review and Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received the OrthoLite Fusion insoles to try out at no cost to me. All opinions are my own.

Since my hip surgery, I haven’t been able to run but I can still walk distances that I find comfortable and without pain. Hopefully, once my adductor pain goes away and I strengthen my legs, I’ll be back to running. I am aiming for next Spring :)

Danny, of course, is still able to run and always has been a great natural runner. He’s able to get up and just run distances that I (and most people) would have to train for. So, when OrthoLite sent me a pair of their performance insoles, they were nice enough to send Danny a pair to try out too.

His and hers insoles:

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I have been using mine while walking. I am back to wearing my Fitbit so I am trying to get my steps in for the day. I usually don’t reach 10,000 steps but I am working my way back up to it. I usually average between 5,000 and 8,000 steps.

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I have mentioned the OrthoLite Performance Insoles on my blog before and I’ve always had a great experience with them.

The insoles are made for all athletic and outdoor shoes or boots. You simply pop out the insoles that are currently in your shoes and then put in the OrthoLite insoles in place of them. They can also me trimmed to fit your shoe.

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OrthoLite insoles are different from the basic insoles that come in your shoes. OrthoLite insoles offer comfort, cushioning, and breathability. To me personally, I find them a lot more comfortable than the insoles that come with shoes.

They use innovative technology to keep your foot cooler, drier, and healthier. An environmentally-friendly anti-microbial is added to all OrthoLite insoles to help fight against fungus, odor, and bacteria. They are made with an unique open cell structure that allows air to travel through and around the insole to provide maximum ventilation, which helps keep the foot dry and cool.

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OrthoLite has a 100% support, comfort, and performance guarantee and for every insole purchased, OrthoLite donates $1 to Level Field Fund, a grant-giving program that strives to bridge gaps in funding uniquely talented athletes.

Overall, Danny and I both loved the insoles. They felt very comfortable and keep our shoes odor-free! They make running a breeze…for Danny. :)

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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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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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A Tiny Setback

Good afternoon and Happy Labor Day Weekend! Who has a three-day weekend?!

Well, I had a tiny set back in my physical therapy. I’m not sure exactly why but the therapist thinks it might have been the squats. Sigh. I was really really, I mean really excited for those squats.

I did them at physical therapy and then I did them the next day on my own. By the time my physical therapy appointment rolled around on Wednesday my quad hurt and burned more than it ever has. I usually do a 10 minute warm-up on the stationary bike when I get to physical therapy but that day I could barely make 5 minutes.

Instead, I took it easy and we did a lot of massage and stretching. My physical therapist told me to hold back on the squats, stationary bike, and walking for a day or two. She suggested going in the swimming pool. Sigh again.

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When my gym first opened, I took the pool running class. It was okay, just not really my thing. I used to love swimming when I was a kid but not so much now. I probably haven’t gotten in a pool to swim in 20 years…until last night.

I hate sitting around doing nothing more than I hate the pool, so Danny and I went to the lap pool last night.

I can’t believe how hard swimming is. I was out of breath after one lap.

Even though my leg still ached, the pool was so much less stressful on my quad. It took me a while to get used to the water. I tried putting my face in the water while swimming and I had a panic attack the first ten times. I felt so trapped and like I couldn’t breath. Okay, obviously I couldn’t breath because I was underwater but I don’t even remember the last time I was underwater. It’s weird.

I ended up swimming two laps at a time. Then I would stop and do front kicks, side kicks, and back kicks in the water. I swam 16 laps (some of them I used the kickboard) – I’m counting a lap as one time across the pool, doing the kicks in between. At the end I did a few sets of bicycles while hanging onto the wall.

I wasn’t in the pool that long, about 35 minutes, but it was tough. The pool was a nice change and I’ll do it if I have too but it’s not my favorite.

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning was the same as yesterday – a Kodiak power cakes waffle and egg whites.

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I used some of Jaden’s dairy-free chocolate chips in it and it was so good. The mini chocolate chips make it so much better. I think chocolate makes everything better.

I did go to the gym today. I tried to take it easy by doing 15 minutes on the stationary bike followed by a short upper body workout. I made sure to foam roll my quad and glute at the end.

My leg is a little sore but not too bad.

After the gym, I stopped by Target. Since it’s a holiday weekend, and we have a family get together planned, I wanted to get Jaden some dairy-free treats so he wouldn’t feel left out.

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Luckily, the Ghirardelli brownies are dairy-free. They contain cocoa butter, but after a little research I found out that cocoa butter isn’t actually a dairy product. I also got him some mango sorbet and So Delicious fudge pops.

Another common misconception is that eggs are dairy. They’re not. And Jaden, thank goodness, isn’t allergic to eggs. I am learning so much. :)

I also picked up some Earth’s Best chicken nuggets…for myself. Even though these are geared towards kids, I love them. And Jaden won’t eat chicken nuggets. I think he’s the only kid I know that won’t eat chicken nuggets.

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Have a happy and safe weekend!

  • Do you have any plans this weekend?
  • Do you like to swim?

 

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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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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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