Happy Sunday! How was your weekend? Always goes by a little too fast right? This weekend Paul’s friend and the Deacon that said the homily at our wedding was ordained a Priest! I had never been to an ordination before so I just soaked it all instead of taking a lot of pictures. On Saturday night we went to his reception where we enjoyed yummy italian food! I also made this delicious juice inspired by the farmbox I got the other day, in case you’re looking for some juicing inspiration.
Shopping was done Saturday afternoon at Trader Joe’s… I felt like it had been way too long since I had stocked up on all our favorites.
One thing you’ll notice is that this week I got a more frozen veggies than I would normally. Since we are going to visit Paul’s parents up in San Jose, CA this weekend I didn’t want to risk anything going bad, plus I wanted some options when we got back without having to go to the grocery store.
Two Week Meal Plan
– Greek Yogurt & Fruit
(I’ve also been loving my chocolate coffee smoothies!)
– Salads w/ Tuna or Deli Meat
– DIY Frozen Breakfast Burritos (always work in a pinch for breakfast or lunch!)
Traveling sometimes means missing a grocery shopping week, that’s when I take the time to be extra careful in my planning to make sure that we have enough to get us through more than one week!
- Sunday (6/29) – Brussel Sprouts and Spinach Quiche and Roasted Potatoes
- Monday (6/30)- Shrimp Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Boats w/ pinto beans
- Tuesday (7/1) – Mahi or Salmon Burgers and Salad
- Wednesday (7/2) – out
- Thursday (7/3)- Deli Turkey Wraps/Salad
- Friday (7/4) – travel
- Saturday (7/5) – travel
- Sunday (7/6) – travel
- Monday (7/7) – Mahi or Salmon Burgers and Green Beans
- Tuesday (7/8)- Tuna Melts/Quesadillas and Broccoli
- Wednesday (7/9)- Omelet for me, TJ’s Pot Pie for Mr. Hungry
- Thursday(7/10)- Shrimp Stir Fry (Frozen Shrimp plus Frozen Stir Fry Veggies)
- Friday (7/11)- wing it
- Saturday (7/12)- wing it
So I thought this would be a good time to update everyone on my injury that I’ve been complaining about since JANUARY! (If your interested I tagged most of my post that I talked about as Injury Recovery). To sum it up, I’m doing a hundred thousand times better, I’ve been able to do most of the workouts from the Summer Shape Up 2014 plan with little modification. There are a few days where I’ll get a flare up in the SI joint or in the piriformis but the PT helps keep that in check so for the most part I’m trucking along well. Lately my physical therapist has really been coaching me on my running. Apparently I’m a quad runner which has a mid or toe-strike. I’ve really had to focus on keeping my runs tamed down so I can focus on form (hard when you’re itching to get back out there). I have to focus on letting my hips sway more and strike the ground heel to toe. At first this caused an extreme amount of discomfort in the front of the ankle and the glutes, apparently I was lacking proper running form strength but I’m slowly building it up!
I still struggle with fear of doing exercises that caused flare ups before (like the elliptical) and I’m much more cautious on my form when performing strength training moves. If I feel like I break form at all I loose the weights or drop them down a notch, I no longer care how much I can lift at all. I’m a tad bit frustrated because I feel like I’m exactly where I was one year ago, when I was participating in Summer Shape Up 2013. However, I know that isn’t entirely true. I’m still faster than I was then and my upper body is much stronger from all the upper body strength I did while I was injured. I used to not be able to do push ups very well, now I can bust them out no problem. It always helps to focus on the positives!
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Questions of the day:
How do you stay healthy when you travel?
Have you ever been injured?