Hi Friends Happy Thursday! It’s so weird how now that I’m working at the gym I just don’t CRAVE the weekend like I did before. I love what I’m doing so the days kind of flow by in an even keel flow, even though I’m more busy and working more than I did before I’m so much happier. Anyway, let’s do the blog thing and go back to yesterday which started with about 2 hours of physical therapy. My current Physical Therapy routine looks something like this:
- Check my hip alignment and realign if necessary
- ASTYM & Stretching
- Circuit 1 (3 Sets): Frog Stretch + 5 weighted kettlebell goblet squats + 10 cable chops (each side)
- Circuit 2 (2 Sets): Quad Stretch + BOSU ball mountain climbers + Kettlebell Deadlifts
- 2 Sets of 10: Dying Bugs–> half foam roller (working on this one)
- 3 “Laps” Each Side Racked Kettlebell Walks
- 3 “Laps” on each side Farmers Walks
- 2 Sets of 10: one leg bridges (the other leg holds a tennis ball)
Goals are to calm down my pissed off piriformis and create core stability to support proper hip alignment. So far so good! I’m making more progress than I was before prolotherapy, I also started adhering more to the plan, not only just by stopping running (again) but all activity that angers it. Surprise surprise I started feeling a lot better quicker when I started adhering to my restrictions. To get out of the “danger” zone I need two solid weeks of hip alignment and stability. I’m doing my best to make that happen!
I usually eat before PT but I didn’t this time so I was ready for breakfast when I got home a couple of hours later.
I didn’t have a lot of time so I made a quick Protein Shake (chocolate whey protein, espresso dynamic greens, unsweetened almond milk) which I thought about blending but ended up just using a shaker bottle and a piece of Paleo Cinnamon Almond Bread. I ate breakfast while I finished up yesterday’s blog post. The morning always goes by so quick from appointments to meetings there is never a dull moment, before I turn around it’s times for lunch. Around 1pm I had lunch and a studied during my break.
I had a similar lunch to yesterday (the adult lunchable) with organic grassfed bison meat, avocado, and carrots. The bison was delicious wrapped around pieces of avocado. I also had coconut peanut butter spread mixed in with a 100 calorie vanilla greek yogurt. I think I’ve mentioned I’ve been LOVING the yogurt mixed with nut butter right?
I studied for about an hour and then the evening literally FLEW by. Lunch did a really good job of keeping me full, I didn’t get attacked by hunger a couple hours later like I usually do. I did get a little hungry but I only needed a half of protein bar to get me through.
I got home around 7:30 PM and got to making a shrimp and broccoli omelet that turned out amazing. Haven’t had that one in forever, it was delicious!
For dessert I had a small glass of unsweetened almond milk, big old spoonful of sun butter and a small piece of dark chocolate, then I needed to fast for my resting metabolism retest today.
Something happened with the first one so I have to retest in the morning. Then I’m working on becoming a metabolic technician so I’ll be administering two tests one resting and one active metabolic test on an employee as part of my certification. I plan to be sharing my updated results with all of you so look for that coming up!