Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. Sorry I didn’t post at all but I just decided to take a break and just relax. My brother had a block party on Saturday so I was there for most of the day. Then yesterday I decided to just lay low and watch the Olympics. I am so inspired by all of these amazing athletes and the timing is perfect as I finally got to start training again today! Tonight was my first training session in a month and while I definitely need to get back into the flow of it, I feel so good knowing I’m doing something good for myself again. In case you missed it, I decided to take a month off from my training sessions so I could try and let my jacked up neck and shoulder heal a little. I have only been doing non impact cardio and while I’m glad I didn’t stop altogether, I felt a bit lazy. Today was pretty good though. I owned all of the ab exercises but when we got into upper body I definitely felt it in my shoulder. It’ll be a slow process but I’ll get there.
I’m still not doing impact workouts because I really don’t want to risk herniating my disk. In fact, one of our friends at the block party just had surgery on his neck for disk herniation and I just don’t want to ever have to do that. I’ve been questioning whether or not I should do Tough Mudder because I’m so afraid of falling the wrong way and I haven’t been able to run because of the impact. I still have some time to decide but I am just so weary of injuring myself even more. I’ve had to give up boxing for a while (I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it again, especially with the same skill and stamina as before. It is pretty devastating because I really love it) and it would suck to let this go as well but my health and safety come first I guess. My Dr. had also advised me not to do it…
OK, enough with the boohoo talk Let’s get into some yummy eats!
My mom’s boss was nice enough to send me this beautiful zucchini that she grew in her garden. Looks good right? Nice normal zucchini.
OK or the biggest zucchini I’ve ever seen in my life! I decided to put a regular sized banana next to it so you could see the scale of it. This zucchini is literally the length of my arm from wrist to shoulder! I can’t wait to use it!!
OK so on to today’s meals For breakfast I enjoyed a yummy cherry chocolate smoothie. It still amuses me that it is a different color every time I make it.
For a morning snack I had unpictured clementines. So yummy!
For lunch I had some rice and beans and veggies from the deli next door. I didn’t get a photo of it but I had this one so imagine a smaller portion of this (like half of it or a little less) for $3.00. Yum!
After the gym I wanted something fresh for dinner so I made this hummus sandwich with lots of fresh veggies. I used a gluten free tortilla as my bread then crammed it full of spinach, tomato, cucumber, carrot and sun dried tomato. There is a thin layer of hummus on the tortilla and I ate the rest of the carrot that I peeled on the side. It was really yummy but very messy. It basically fell apart as I ate it but it was fine. I’m so full!
I’ve been craving sweets lately so I made myself a big bowl of watermelon and cherries to enjoy later as I’m watching the Olympics. Good stuff on tonight: swimming, diving, gymnastics… definitely going to be good! I’m still stuffed from dinner but this will be a nice treat a little later on.
OK that’s all for today! I hope you all had a great Monday and that Tuesday treats you well. This will be a good week as I am going to be getting out early all week so I’m hoping to get to the gym an extra evening or two this week
Have a great night!