Started my cert classes yesterday!
It’s an hour or so of yoga and then 2 hours of class each day this week and 2 8 hour days this weekend.
Then a weekend a month for 6 months. Pretty intense!
I’ve been feeling pretty good and I got the official ok from my dr to exercise and “let pain be my guide”. Funny that the sentence was also accompanied with a Percocet script. How am I supposed to feel the pain then to signal me to stop? (Don’t get me wrong, i am ecstatic for the meds, Just saying that the western medical system blows me away sometimes)
Anyway, 2 days in a row of yoga have me stretched out and relaxed. I’m sore but happy and I can’t help but think that there would be no better way to recover. Scar tissue will have no chance with this recovery plan.
I will end this week with 10-12 hours of yoga, and I’m confident that I can get back to Crossfit next week.
I’m thrilled because the yoga is going to loosen me up. The shock of stretching out stitches and sutures on a kipping pull-up will be avoided this time :)
After 4 abdominal surgeries (3 of which have been in the last year! WTF?!) I have to say that I am hopeful and happy and looking forward to what’s next.
My husband told me recently that I need to heal and “Christmas Abbot it up” I cracked up but know he is right; I’m going to get back to training like I did before diagnosis. I am going to focus on what my body CAN do, not what it can’t.
I don’t know what it was, probably a combination of events-shitty appt with serious A-hole dr, having my husband sit me down and telling me how worried he was and seeing how hard its all been on him too, and visiting my best friend and holding her week old baby, (you know, the miracle of life…)some how I turned a corner.
I have a friend who I’ve known for 20 years now. It makes me feel really old to say that, but she seriously is such a good person. I can tell her anything and she can relate.
She never minimizes or exaggerates what I’m saying/feeling and seems to always know what to say. I talked to her for a long time and it was the first time I had talked about what happened without crying. It honestly felt really good. She didn’t have the ‘I’m so sorry for you attitude’; it was really an encouraging talk and I don’t even think she was trying.
I ate terribly. Like awful. I really don’t eat foods with sodium which is i guess is weird. So I did the only thing I could think of and ate processed junk.
Snapshot (don’t judge)- 3 fudgecicles, corn chips & speghettios (organic at least) full sugar yogurt, 3, yes 3, cinnamon rolls and bowls of popcorn. And guess what? First day since my surgery I wasn’t dizzy & lightheaded.
I think that gave me a boost as well; a glimpse of feeling normal. (But my diet? WTF?! I actually had to focus on eating that badly)
Somewhere during those events (which are just life, really) I mentally Clicked a switch. It went from feeling sorry and sad for myself to moving on. I realized that I had broken life up into categories; life before I knew I was sick, and my life after. That’s not good- I was sick for a long time before I actually knew it and it effected me some, but definitely didn’t consume me like it does now. I needed to move on; think positively and get past it.
I spent the day with my son, stayed in a great mood with a good out look and noticed that my surgery site felt better as well. I’m going to try the power of positive thinking for awhile. I start my yoga cert next week and that coupled with prayer and recovery I feel like I’ve got this :). Finally.
I was told to eat more sodium in my diet because my blood pressure is so low.
Does that sound right? Anyone know?
I really don’t use salt hardly at all. Ill put a little bit in a recipe but were actually a low salt household. Often when my husband and I go out to nice dinners (or any) we think almost everything is over-salted…are we the weird ones?
Man! I wish this looked better in the pic because its one of my favorite, easiest Zone meals.
1lb ground meat, browned and drained
Add a little onion into the pan and cook with the meat.
Then, Add to the pan with the meat when cooked:
1 can tomato and green chili
1 can black olives
Spread that mix in a 8x8 pan. Layer with a little shredded cheese.
Then take 1 can of creamed corn and mix with 1/2 cup GF cornbread mix (or 1 box jiffy cornbread mix) stir until blended.
Spread corn mixture on the beef and bake at 350 for 45-50min.
Then when done, put more cheese on top and bake until melted. Yum!
My best friend had her first baby! Even though I’m still really recovering (still slowly as ever, but at least I did my math wrong. I’m exactly 2 weeks from surgery, not 3 like I had thought. Whew.)
So anyway, I wanted to bring them some meals for the first few weeks.
This is 1lb organic chicken (Dark is better)
1 6oz bag fresh organic spinach
1/2 diced onion
Generous sprinkle garlic
1 tbl butter
1/2 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 lb red potatoes diced (or these mini potatoes I found at TJ’s)
Lots of salt and pepper.
Layer in crockpot and cook on low for 4-5 hours. Or layer in a big ziplock bag and freeze until ready to cook. Then thaw and crockpot it.
This is my amazing banana bread (I think It is at least!) and it’s pretty clean other then the sugar. But it’s a great choice when you want something sweet and have bananas that are turning black!
1 2/3 c gluten free flour, I use namaste brand and its a flour mix so contained xaxthum gum
1 teas baking soda
1/4 teas ground cinnamon
1 c natural sugar
1/2 tea salt
Sift all the dry ingredients together then add:
1/4 c melted coconut oil
1/4 c natural applesauce
2 tbl Greek yogurt
1 teas vanilla
2/3 c chopped walnuts
Stir until well blended and bake at 350 in loaf pan for approx 45 min. Check for done-ness (I like mine a little undercooked, so the knife is mostly clean when putting it in the bread to test)
It makes 1 loaf bread and is delicious!!