Gorgeous day today! Woke up to no power, though. That was weird. Light out, but had no idea what time it was. Turns out it was 6:15. John calls that TFE (too freakin early). I just decided to get up. My leg decided I was done sleeping at that point. I made myself a protein shake, played with Pixie for a while, and then headed to the gym.
15 minutes on the stationary bike at 10 mph. My knee was was aching doing this, but that is normal and not different than pain I feel in it most times. Interesting how I have learned to quantify my pain LOL. Actually, that is pretty important when listening to your body and knowing the difference between it whining and really hurting.
Then I did some weights:
- Railing body weight squats: 3 sets of 8, very slow
- Lateral Raise: 3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs
- Seated row: 3 sets of 10 at 40#
- Incline pushups (can’t do regular ones yet)
- Crunches on a bench: 3 sets of 15 (surprised I could do these)
- Triceps push down: 3 sets of 10 at 40#
Then I did 5 more minutes on the bike. Just like physical therapy. Going slow. I have been faithfully foam rolling and stretching each night as well. I am working very hard at not overdoing anything at all. Moving is actually one of the best things I can do to recover.
Then it was bagel time! John biked to Cool Beans and I drove. Even though I am injured, I still felt lazy not biking when John did.
I could drink all of these airpots.
I had a sunflower seed bagel with plain cream cheese. Yum!
John was all happy because they have maple cream cheese again, and that was the only kind he really liked here.
One thing I love about Cool Beans is that they strive to be green:
Then it was to home and work. Yesterday was really busy, today is really slow. You just never know what the work load will be any given day.
Lunchtime was scrambled egg and egg whites with feta cheese. Covered in the hot stuff.
I am craving salty stuff right now.
Then I had a chocolate bar because I knew I wouldn’t be getting my afternoon latte.
After a little more work, it slowed down again, so I headed back to the rental house to get more work done. I spent time outside and it was so wonderful and warm, although it started to rain on me! All the little fixups are done pretty much. Just need a last vacuum and mop of the floors. I’m just really slow right now. My mom came and helped out today – (thanks Mom!) I got home at dinner time and was just beat, though. John was cooking a stirfry, but I just wasn’t feeling it, since I had that last night. Ever have nights like that? Couldn’t get enthused about anything, so I ended up just having some yogurt, honey, strawberries, and All Bran flakes (sent from FoodBuzz).
Is that a cat hair in the bowl?? I think I see that now, which means I probably ate it, because I didn’t see then….
Then I had a small bowl of Bran Buds and some cashews.
Have a serious snack thing going on tonight!
Gratuitous Pixie shot of the day:
Nighttime confessional: John is walking down the street to bring me back a small vanilla malt from the ice cream place while I work. First trip there since it opened a month ago!