Thursday, October 24, 2013

Goals for today...

I am really wanting to get back to strength training, I miss it so much!!! Obviously with my back injury I cannot do too much at this time, but I can at least try my best to do all I can....something, that will take me closer to my fitness goals. So for today, my goal is to do 10 military pushups, and least 15 mins of Yoga and 15 mins of upper body with bands and my 5 lbs DBs. I know it does not seem like much  but to me, this is a big deal.

I will report back later today with my results!! :) Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

On track....

This true actually :) Hope to start back soon!!

Doing VERY well. On track with my goals and my back is feeling better!! I went to the chiropractor again tonight and in addition to the therapy, I had acupuncture. I am sore but I know it will be worth it.

Icing my back now!! I CANNOT wait to get back to my workouts!!!!! :)

Have an awesome day!

M1 - GGMS and chia seed and flax pancakes!
M2 - same as M1 they were so good!!
MDS - Banana and PB - classic :)
M3 - Raw Meal protein shake with berries and banana

Monday, October 21, 2013

Daily Results 10/21 -

Today was my first day back tracking my goals. I did well. Just trying to take it one day at a time right now. I am SO VERY happy to say my back is getting better with each passing day. Thank the Lord! I just need to be smart and do everything I can do to help it get back to 100%. We have a trip coming up in 12 days and I really want to be fully over this injury before hand. We are going back to Paris, one of my favorite cities and I want to be well so I can fully enjoy this special time for us ;) 

Nutritional Goals - 

1. AM Adrenal drink - Singing Canary from THM and GGMS - DONE! 
2. LIMIT coffee - I did well though I had more than one cup :( Trust me, that is really good for me. 
3. Shrinker tea during the day - from THM - DONE! 
4. Juice and blend for lunch and dinner - NO :( will do better tomorrow. 
5. Continue my clean eats with a focus on lean proteins and greens - DONE! 
6. Log meals daily but do not count calories. Just focus on eating clean, healthy foods - DONE! 

M1 - SC and GGMS from THM.... wow, that is a mouthful :) along with grilled chicken and avocado and a small greek yogurt with chia seeds. 
M2 - Shrinker tea and more GGMS and chicken with apple. A pumpkin, hemp seed muffin I made...super good! 
M3 - A bit of spelt pasta and more grilled chicken with a very small about of rice
M4 - More GGMS and more of the pumpkin, hemp muffins I made. Very good made with canned pumpkin, hazelnut milk, almond flour, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, honey and coconut oil. VERY good!! 

Fitness Goals for the week -

1. If my back allows aim for a 30 mins walk - I walked a great deal today but not a straight 30 mins, a bit less. 
2. Yoga for Back Care - Did not do. I went to my Chiro today and he did a few treatments on my back. 
3. Upper body band work - YES!! DONE!! It was very light, but I did it. I used a band and 5 lb DB's and did a massive amount reps. It burned and was light enough to where it did not hurt my back. Slow and steady right now :) 
4. Foam rolling for PT - Wanted to wait to see what the doctor said. He said I can try but to be careful with my back. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Goals for this week.

I am still struggling with this pulled muscle in my back but I am very happy to say that I was able to walk for a little bit this weekend and I truly feel I will be back to 100% very soon. Even though I am having to take it easy, I feel I can still strive to make my goals for this week. No matter how small, it is about setting a goal and doing all I can to reach it.  As far as my sickness, I am SO much better. After nearly a month of being sick, my coughing is so much better and I have much more energy. I went to the doctor and the main concern now is my voice. I have laryngitis and so I was told not to talk and to rest. ME....not talking?? I think this may be my hardest challenge yet :) He told me to try and stay warm, rest and hopefully it should improve. I am drinking all kinds of teas and warm drinks to help as well. I am also taking the time to let my body heal.  I truly feel that my body is trying to tell me to slow down and so we are doing all we can to help my immune system and my Adrenals get stronger.

Nutritional Goals for the week  -

1. AM Adrenal drink - Singing Canary from THM and GGMS
2. LIMIT coffee - This is going to be a hard one for me, but I am going to try and keep it to ONE cup only. Wish me luck ; ) I hope my Adrenals will thank me for this sacrifice I am making!!
3. Shrinker tea during the day - from THM
4. Juice and blend for lunch and dinner
5. Continue my clean eats with a focus on lean proteins and greens.
6. Log meals daily but do not count calories. Just focus on eating clean, healthy foods.

Fitness Goals for the week -

1. If my back allows aim for a 30 mins walk with the back brace daily this week! This will be a huge goal for me!!
2. Yoga for Back Care - Rodney Yee dvd
3. Upper body band work - light and easy while my back is healing.
4. Foam rolling for PT

These may seem small, but to me, it will be a huge accomplishment if I can reach all my goals this week. I can sit and do nothing while I am hurt and sulk, feeling sorry I am not out running, or I can just buckle down, do what I can to get myself back 100%. I must realize that I am not the same girl I was last year and that is ok. I am recovering from an injury and trying my best to get my overall health under control. If I know there are things I can do to help my Adrenals and immune system be stronger, than I need to do all I can. I cannot focus on the past but I have to look forward and realize that this hard time IS going to make me stronger. I will be better all around as a result.

Moving forward, one goal at a time....

September 2013, Norway

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

First post since July!! Goodness...

I think this may be the first time since I started this blog in 2007 that I let so much time pass between blogs. I have so many things to share, I do not really know where to start. I guess I have a lot of blogging to do to catch up with you all :)

The short summary.....

In July we went to the Greek Islands for 2 weeks. It was a very, very special time for us as a family. After we came home, my Mother-in-law came to Norway to see us!! She was here for 3 weeks and it was truly amazing!! We took her around this region of Norway and then we all flew over to London. It was a dream come true for her and we all had a blast! After my Mother-in-law left, my husband then had to go to the US for a business trip. While he was gone, I got sick and then my little girl followed. So now, we are both held up in the house sick and counting down the days til my husband is back home! It has been a very hard time with him gone but I am SO VERY thankful for my dear friends here in Norway who have helped me out getting me food and calling, texting to check in on us. I feel so blessed to have such special people in my life.

I am VERY excited to finally be back to a normal routine. My goals for this fall look very different than before but I am excited about a new phase of my journey. It is one based on balance, something I have longed to have for sometime now.  After I get over this crazy bug, I will be back posting but for now, my focus is getting through this and keeping us healthy.

I hope everyone is doing well. For all of you who wrote me to check up on me, thank you so much!!

Keep pressing on :)