Does it feel like Friday to anyone else? I had one of those really disoriented days where I woke up and had absolutely no idea what day it was.
Here is a shot of the breakfast I have been eating a lot of lately. The banana custard oats.
Nice and filling in the tummy on these cold mornings 😀
|Plank||3 holds at 45 seconds (increased)
|Prone Cobra||3 sets of 45 second holds|
|Lateral raise with external rotation||3 sets of 10 with 5# DBs|
|Overhead Squat||3 sets of 10 with 20# bar (increased)|
|Single Leg/Single arm Romanian deadlift||3 sets of 10 with 15# DB|
|Single arm cable lat pulldown||3 sets of 10 at 20#|
|Bulgarian Split Squat (video)||3 sets of 10 with body weight|
|High Cable Row||3 sets of 10 at 50# (increased)
You know, I don’t want to jinx anything, but I was noticing the last day or so that my back feels normal again for the first time since early December! I had the bad injury and then the smaller flares that happened in January. Then the day we got back from our vacation going to the car, I lifted my suitcase and tweaked it again. I was about ready to cry. Anyway, it has been months since it has felt this good and I think it probably has to do with my new lifting and stretching routines I have been doing. All the little things that have been happening like jogging up the stairs instead of taking them one at a time, not grunting when sitting down or standing up, not feeling pain rolling over in bed. It’s awesome! Whatever the reason is for feeling good, I will take it. When things feel good, it makes you realize how chronic pain sucks.
Life’s been pretty much the usual lately, which is not a bad thing. I have been mostly 90/10, maybe 85/15, so it’s all good right now. Finally finished up the last of the chili I made the other day. This was on top of a baked potato. The veggies are a shredded cabbage mix sauteed in coconut oil. Just for something different. I was going to crumble some corn tortilla chips on this, but then I ate them while cooking. 😳
Staying in and bundled up tonight with more ridiculous below zero temps. Thank goodness for flannel 😀