Close your eyes and picture the best you can be. Now open them and go do it! You know you can!
On any plan, meal prep is key for success. I usually prepare all my meals on Sunday when I do all my other household chores. Oven going, crock pot fired up, and veggie cutting galore!
One of the easiest ways to do breakfast is using a muffin tin. Yeah I own one still! All you need are egg whites, veggies and muffin liners, is you want to. To better explain it, check out Eat Yourself Skinny Egg Muffins. Make more than enough for breakfast so you can eat for dinner when you’re in a pinch. Enjoy!
Next 30-day challenge starts tomorrow! The hardest part of the challenge is the mental aspect. Your mind (that little voice in your head) is an evil genius at making you think the food is crappy, the exercises suck, and you were happier before dieting. This isn’t a diet. It’s a lifestyle. I did great on the last challenge and then went to shit. My mind started going back to old routines. Skipping gym workouts. Eating crap. Getting sick.
This time, I’m going to do things differently. Instead of being so strict that I couldn’t sustain it after it ended, I going to do what will fit into my life. A cheat meal or slipup isn’t the end of the world. Nip it in the butt and move on. Don’t beat myself up over little things. I know I’m able to make this challenge something more than just 30 days.
I have to take better care of my body. Tell my mind to shut up! I deserve it.
I’ve got my fingers crossed! Hope these help me get back to running…seriously!
So those fantastic crutches had to go back. Loved them, but my forearms were too short for them and it was pinching me at the elbows. Serious bummer! Which means I’m on the crummy crutches and it sucks. From the bruises on my arms to the pain my poor left leg is going through.
But I’m getting ahead of things. I did see the orthopaedic doctor a week and half ago. He said it’s a Femoral Neck Stress Fracture and that I need to be on the crutches for a month. Since I don’t have a limp and can stand well enough, he’s allowing me to put my right foot down and use the crutches to assist in taking the weight off of it. Way better than taking all the weight off of it. I thought I was going to die! I’ve included this video to explain stress fractures. It’s a little long, but holds a lot of information.
Now the MRI didn’t state which type of break I had. It did say it was near the end of the bone though. Some days are good and others suck. Today is one of the worst in a long time. There’s a cold front coming through. Oh crap! I’m officially old now. My bones are aching! Ppptttssss!
Oh a good note. Darlena over at runfindyourhappypace had a contest last month for a $15 gift card to “Gone for a Run”. Well the first person to win was MIA so my name was the next one picked! I told her it couldn’t have come at a better time. So I finally got the code to use the gift card and well I went a little crazy…. Thanks Darlena!
I lost a good friend last week. Her name was Sally Ann Kribs. She had been in my office for a long time. Long before I got there. Sally was born in 1935 so she had lots of stories to tell. Stories about her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. Lots of photos of them too. Different jobs she’d had. Places she lived. However, the bond we formed was with shopping. We both loved QVC. We’d talk about the Today’s Special Value. And what David was cooking “In the Kitchen”. Oh let’s not forget our favorite host, Lisa Robertson, and PM Style. She loved watching her.
What hurts the most is how she was talking about retiring. To work so many jobs and to save so long (in between spluges for Dennis Basso coats or Tignanello handbags), and then not get to enjoy the freedom of retirement. Now don’t get me wrong, Sally was a very happy person. She loved her work. She enjoyed helping people. She was sometimes a little cranky about it, but I know she liked coming into work with us. I just wish she could have had more time with her family.
It’s going to be hard to go back to work tomorrow. Strange and quiet. I’m going to miss seeing her everyday. She had a great smile and a beautiful laugh. Hugs and prayers go out to all of her friends and family.