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Went to my chiropractor and masseuse this morning. The masseuse worked on my back, definitely found some spots an even had enough time to work on my legs! And she found my IT band and oh the pain. She said there were knots all up my leg (which weren’t toooooo painful but at the knee was TERRIBLE! At the hip didn’t feel too well either but no where near as bad as the knee. Better to work it out now than wait for it to get worse. And she told the chiropractor today was the first time she felt like she could apply more pressure, since I hurt my back.

I’ll take any good news!

Hit up the apartment gym tonight. 30 minutes on the elliptical and some stationary weights. It’s better than nothing.

I did take pictures, but they were on the elliptical and blurry is an understatement of all the photos I took.

Now to prep some food for tomorrow so I can start my week off right :)

The quote rolling around in my head this morning was “when you fail to prepare/plan, you prepare/plan to fail” because it is SO true. And hit home this morning when I didn’t have time to prepare my breakfast, when I know we are having hibachi for lunch.

I think next week’s goal should be to prepare my lunch and breakfast the night before.

Weigh in Wednesday

-1.2

I wasn’t super amazing with my food choice this week, so I will gladly take it.

Sep 9

I had forgotten how sore you get from running. My friend that ran with me, pushed me to not slow down so much when walking and I think that has made the difference because, my goodness, I am sore. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve been this sore and especially so quickly after the workout.

Tomorrow should be interesting….

Sep 9
2.68 miles done. :)

2.68 miles done. :)

Sep 9

This week’s schedule

Because if I write it down, there’s accountability.

Monday: dance workout video.
Checkity check :)
Tuesday: running group
Wednesday: pedicure
Thursday: walk
Friday: swim
Saturday: running group

Sep 3
Apparently I decided I wanted to look like a chipmunk this morning. You’re welcome. 

I’m still burnt from my sunburn 1.5 weeks ago, still emitting heat from those areas. Until yesterday, I didn’t really feel like I could workout because it hurt with every step I took. A friend looked at my burns and healing and told me it looked like 2nd degree burns. So there’s that. 

All that to say, I’m back to weight watchers. Today is my weigh in day and I’m down 6.2 pounds…granted I’m sure a lot of that was water weight from the burn but I’ll take it either way!

I don’t know about you but this short week is messing with me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving the extra day off but Tuesday as my Monday is throwing me off.

Apparently I decided I wanted to look like a chipmunk this morning. You’re welcome.

I’m still burnt from my sunburn 1.5 weeks ago, still emitting heat from those areas. Until yesterday, I didn’t really feel like I could workout because it hurt with every step I took. A friend looked at my burns and healing and told me it looked like 2nd degree burns. So there’s that.

All that to say, I’m back to weight watchers. Today is my weigh in day and I’m down 6.2 pounds…granted I’m sure a lot of that was water weight from the burn but I’ll take it either way!

I don’t know about you but this short week is messing with me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving the extra day off but Tuesday as my Monday is throwing me off.

This weekend was the birthday celebration for my very good friend, Meredith.  We have known each other/been friends since high school and has been instrumental in me making new friends and including me in so much and making me feel so welcome being back in the city.

Friday night, a bunch of us met up at a wine shop we frequent quite a bit, that has super yummy and delicious food, for a celebratory birthday dinner. What Meredith didn’t know is that we were surprising her and going tubing the next day.  After a great dinner and fun night, I had to head out to take care of some things…get things ready for the next day, gas up the car, lunch prep, etc.  

Saturday morning, we all met at Meredith’s house in the morning and surprised her and she was so excited!  We caravanned to Asheville to go tubing.  We took the shorter route and it was supposed to be around a 2 hour trip down the river.  WELL.  4 hours later, we finally got to our destination and out of the water.  The water was low and we had a headwind, so that created some issues and slowdowns.  I put on sunscreen before I left…we all put on sunscreen.  And I. got. BURNT.

I was in SO much pain.  I got aloe and a spray with lidocaine.  I looked like a lobster, every movement hurt…but on the up side, I never flipped over, so at least my back side was burnt.  I spent all of Sunday basically incapacitated on the couch…other than having to run out to the store to get vinegar as people had told me that works in removing the sting/burn and the redness.  Maybe you have to do that in the first 24 hours?  It didn’t do much for me.  It’s weird…I can see my body holding onto water and feel where it’s hard because of the water retention.  Great story, huh?  I went to work today and everyone commented on how red I am and how I’m walking so slowly because I’m in so much pain and on and on and on.  Apparently, I was the hot topic of conversation today.

So, needless to say, I’m not running anytime soon.  Just walking to my car and having the sun shine down on me, made me feel like my skin was going to burst into flames.  I was thinking about hitting the pool, but the thought of putting on a swimsuit over these burns makes me want to lay in a ball on the ground, rocking back and forth.  Dramatic?  Sure.  Oh well.  Maybe I’ll be able to go to the  apartment gym and walk (slowly) on the treadmill….although that requires pants…and pants don’t go so well with burnt legs.  Oh well.  I’ll figure it out.  

We celebrated a good friend’s birthday tonight and it was SO fun. I have to say, not much ranks higher than making a dessert and having people fight over who gets to take the leftovers home.

We went to dinner at this wine shop that we frequent (and they pretty much know me by name at this point) and it was PACKED tonight. We had so many random guys coming up to our table and trying to hit on us…heck, one even tried to hit on me. Although, I have to give the guys props. You’re coming up to a table full of girls and trying to make a move and/or start a conversation. Not the easiest thing to do!

It was a great night but I’m pooped! And I have to be up bright and early tomorrow because we are surprising the birthday girl with a tubing trip in Asheville.

My only goal right now is make it to Labor Day weekend. It’s a marathon. Not a sprint.