Ahhhh, waking up at 10:00AM on a MONDAY… it’s been a while. Sadly, I woke up to find that my Monroe piercing is red and swollen. This hasn't happened since the day I got it pierced! I immediately brushed my teeth, cleaned it and put the longer stud in. Fingers crossed!
I have bunches to share but first the best greatest news EVER! Thursday, I went to the referral massage therapy session. Fun Fact: He turned out to be a holistic doctor, who also does acupuncture. Honestly, he was one of the most informative and knowledgeable doctors I’ve been to in years! Anyways – on to the good stuff. After he found the pull and assessed the “level” I was finally given an educated answer. His recommendation was heat, heat, heat to loosen the muscle when it contracts. Once I can walk throughout the day with no pain (which happened Saturday) I can try to walk a mile, then 2 miles, then 1 mile “light jog”…. to build up to a short run.
Things he emphasized most:
- STOP any activity if I feel ANY pain
- Heat & Stretch OFTEN (before and after activity especially)
- Soak in
WARMHOT WATER when possible (I’m addicted the HOT HOT HOT bath water, dish water, shower water – The man always tells me I’m burning my skin off.)
Yippee for doctors who were attentive in school!
Saturday night the boys were out so I called my mom to go to get something to eat. We ended up at Panera Bread – I had a gift card from the Race for the Cure to use.
There were a few shops in the plaza where I scored my favorite things.
FRESH BREAD – BOOKS – PEANUT BUTTER
Later that night I enjoyed a few yogurt covered pretzels with…wine (yea, again – hey its staycation)
Day 2 of Staycation:
I’ve had sometime to sulk on my choices and opinions toward my lifestyle and my approach to money, food, exercise, chores, school, relationships… My mind has been overly active as always but for once I’m going slow enough that I can stop to listen to what I’m asking myself. The point? I began my Sunday at a new Weigh Watcher meeting. I did this not because I need their program but because I promised myself that I was going to become a life time member NO MATTER WHAT. And yes, I can say I don’t need their program at this point I want it. You want to know how I know? I have not been to a meeting in 3 weeks and I lost 6.2lbs since July 6th! I’ve taken a different mental approach to my eats and I’m enjoy it tremendously. I have about 10-ish pounds left to lose. (I say -ish because I don’t want to commit to a number) This new leader is super fun and had some great ideas, ill try to share’em sometime this week.
Pollo Tropical Caribbean Soup for lunch that I grabbed for free while running errands. I had to return my Polar Heart Rate Monitor because it didn’t have GPS and they didn't have either of the ones I wanted, so I'm looking for a bargain on eBay.
Last night we went to the Sublime, Dirty Heads & Matisyahu concert. It was an outdoor venue and it rained for the first hour so I didn’t bring the camera. We headed home around 12:15AM and we were starving since we didn’t have dinner. I did have this snack on the way though. Ugh, the only thing open that late Taco Bell. I didn’t go over board with calories but its been a while since I’ve had fast food like that and I clearly have a food hang over today. Best Cure? I went with a green monster and a bagel thin.
I hope your Monday is moving along nicely.
Do you find that when you eat well and balanced then, eat something overly processed and fat injected you get a tummy ache?
Its funny – Taco Bell has never tasted worse than it did last night. Have your standards towards ingredients risen since being more nutrition/health conscious?
I’m in a baking kind of mood… UhhhOhhh