If you’ve been following along, you know by now that I’ve been slowly getting back into some routine workouts. For years I was consistent with 3-4 workouts a week; I felt strong and healthy, and my body reflected my efforts. Then last winter, the inevitable injury took me out of play. I swear, it has nothing to do with getting older. Nothing at all 😉
During a somewhat technical lift, I caused a set of ribs along my spine to dislocate, and they just would’t stay put afterward. Because I ignored it at first (ahem), I caused additional soft tissue damage, and eventually had to abandon the gym and seek real help. Over the last year, I’ve gone through denial, depression, and all sorts of practitioners to help heal. My most recent physical therapist has helped me make great progress, and I’m baby-stepping my way back to lifting weights. So, that’s the story on why the gym and I are still in the “getting to know you again” phase.
Breakfast: The last of my bone broth with green onions, a big cup of raw carrots and two chicken thighs with spicy almond butter. Yes, grilled chicken thighs dipped in almond butter are pretty good.
Lunch: The Orange Creamsicle Smoothie from the 21-Day Sugar Detox guidebook. I added a scoop of Vital Proteins collagen peptides to bump up the protein. Applegate dogs with jalapeños and garlic dill sauerkraut.
Dinner: Heating up some leftover chili to top off spicy baked potato wedges. I’ve been back to a light lifting routine (still healing a long-standing back injury) so I thought adding in a little starch today would be good for my energy levels. Lightly steamed broccoli on the side (okay, I mix mine in with the chili potatoes, but my husband is a definite No Food Mixing guy, so his was separate).
Daily Steps: It’s just after 6pm as I type this, and I’ve passed my 8000 step goal (yay!). After finishing up dinner and kitchen clean-up, I probably won’t get too many more steps in, because Wednesdays have turned into a regular movie night around here. Basically, me + couch = the rest of the night.