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.
I am still thinking of a good idea for this year’s costume!
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.
Yesterday afternoon, Jacob got braces!
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.
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.
Along with my breakfast this morning, I had a Dannon Pumpkin Pie Greek yogurt.
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?