Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all the Veterans and their families out there that help keep us safe and free of fear. Without you America would not be the place it is, we are truly a blessed mission that so many brave people are willing to stand up and protect us. Who are the veterans in your life? Mine are my uncle Brian who danced with me at our wedding.
And my Grandpa, who made himself a career founded on the experience he gained as a mechanic in the Navy working on planes.
Somehow that is the only photo I can find of him! This pictures was taken in 2011 in Washington, right before I went to Grad School with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian. I almost didn’t put it up, but on second thought it’s a great reminder of how far I’ve come in my nutrition and fitness habits. I don’t think I’m too big in that picture or anything, I was still in a healthy range, but I definitely had not discovered the power of strength training yet #nodefinition Nothing to show you how far you’ve come like an old picture right?!?! Also, somebody get me some bronzer stat!
To my family and all the families out there with Veterans, you are very loved and appreciated!
My PT told me to focus on movement that builds a foundation of strength. In other words, if I’m not running try to find something that moves me through one motion, I thought of rowing and jump roping. This week I’m taking it easy since the prolotherapy truck hit me, lots of walking, stretching, rolling on the torture ball/foam roller, and some light weight lifting. I did this workout last week though and it was really sweaty and awesome!
*I’m not a personal trainer, all workouts up to this point are based on my own experience. Please consult a doctor before making any changes to your fitness routine. Also, honor your body, listen to its whispers and do what is right for you.