Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cast Free, well sort of

I can't believe I forgot to write about this. I didn't forgot, just every time I sat down nothing came out. And then I got sick, yes all of last week was spent miserable.

On Monday March 30th, I was released from then walking boot officially from the doctor. I had taken the boot of the week before, but it was official. I would only have to wear the lace up brace for the month of April. After that only when I workout for the rest of the year.

But let's back up to Monday morning, well actually Sunday night. I started feeling like crap. I went to bed hoping it was nothing. My youngest had been sick all weekend and I was afraid I got what she had.

Monday, I called the doctor to take her in as she had barley had anything to eat in 3 days and my throat was on fire. The doctor confirmed we both had something viral, she was in the middle and I was just starting. We drove home, I dropped the youngest off and drove to the orthopedic doctor where I received the happy news I was boot free. Sadly, I felt like crap. I spent most of Tuesday in bed and started to swing up on Wednesday. But my oldest kid was now sick with the stomach bug.

Thursday, I turned another year older and felt almost better. It sucked though as I spent my birthday in a long meeting at work and then eating pizza and cake. Okay, that wasn't that bad.


Friday, we decided it would be best to cancel any Easter plans. We really didn't want to share our colds/flu like symptoms with anyone else. It was sad to miss out on the fun but it was what was best for our family!

Monday, I sping rode my bike for the first time this year!  It was only twenty minutes, but my ankle felt great.

Tuesday, I attended my first Hot Yoga class of 2015!  Oh how I have missed you. I was hesitant on many poses, would my ankle hold, would it hurt. The truth is I probably held back a little to much. But it was my first time in a class in two years! I so needed this and I can't wait to go back.

All caught up and now it is time to get to bed.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What I ate Wednesday

In the effort to log it all and post it all. Here is my food for Wednesday.  I went in to the office and ordered Pho from our CafĂ©. I have no idea how many calories it had, I do know I only ate 1/4 of the noodles, all the protein and veggies.  I hope I didn't underestimate.



 
This is how I feel most days
 
Followed closely by this! 

I know I shall never have a smoking hot body, but I can continue to push forward to better health.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What Apps do you like?

If you have followed me long you will know I used to be an avid BodyBug user. That is how I lost my weight after my first kiddo.  I loved it, but I hated wearing it on my arm.

This time around I am using a combo of My Fitness Pal and my Fit Bit. If you use either friend me:


And I plan to start posting more of my crazy shenanigans on Instagram, I broke my phone for a while and wasn't  able to post.  The husband was able to replace the screen and now I am golden!  It was sad when I had to revert back to my old phone and lose some of my apps.

I also just signed up for Daily Burn on Hulu Plus. Okay, that is a lie I signed up like two weeks ago, but today I did my first workout.  I signed up under the True Beginner since I am pretty much starting over.  My first workout was called Stability and Mobility and overall felt like a nice stretch. I think it will be good to get me back into it as my ankle continues to heal. 

Yes, I did workout with my boot on and yes, it was very awkward. The boot comes off on Friday!



Monday, March 23, 2015

Wekend Update

Friday, I set some goals for this week:
Drink 100oz of water a day 
Walk 20 minutes a day 
3 days do an weight arm routine M/W/TH


I am ready to tackle these goals. This is my last 5 days in my boot, I have already started drinking 100oz of water a day. Makes lots of trips to the bathroom and I have an arm routine picked out to start later today.

This weekend we had some fun. My daughter had a horse riding lesson, it was a Christmas present that she finally got to cash in. Seriously, how cute is she on the horse. She had a blast brushing and riding him. As soon as she was done, she asked when she could do it again.

 
 
When we came home we decided to do some Jamicures! Have you ever used them. Jamberry is these stickers that are supposed to last up to two weeks. They go on super easy and make my short nails look cute. I will admit I have a hard time with them not being all the same, we will see how long these last before I change them out.
 

I also wanted to share with you my friends blog, she has been a long time supporter of my weight loss and is having an AMAZING journey of her own. To make it better both of our oldest kiddos have the same name.  So if you are looking for another blog to add to your reading list check out Bunny Bee Online.  It's a mishmash of weight loss, Raising Bee's and cooking.  Plus, she has already posted a couple of video blogs which are awesome! Check her out.

Hope this week treats you all well!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Fundraising: Seattle Brain Cancer Walk

Ever year I raise funds for the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk. This year the walk is moved to May, which is Brain Cancer Awareness Month.

We walk in honor of my husbands Uncle Joe, he lost the fight with brain cancer a few years ago. Joe was one of the nicest people and I know if it was anyone else he would be their biggest cheerleader and supporter.

I have two ways to support our team this year.

1. Purchase from my Perfectly Posh website www.poshbyjen.com and all proceeds for the month of March are being donated. This is my sales, I am donating 100% to the walk.

2. Go directly to the 2015 Seattle Brain Cancer Website and donate on my page: http://community.swedish.org/2015-sbcw-personal-page?tab=0&frsid=28393

Last year, I had just sprained my ankle and walked. This year I am happy to report I should be boot free when the walk arrives in May.


Please donate or share with anyone you think would be interested in helping out.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Week 7 - Not much change

No photo this week of my foot. I honestly don't think it looks much different. The countdown is on though. One more week in the boot. It is really hard to put it on every day, but when I walk around without it I get scared. I know my ankle is strong, but I still hear that voice in the back of my head.

The voice of the doctor saying "you need to lose weight", the voice that is always there.  I stepped on the scale this morning to a 2lb loss. It feels like nothing, but I am doing my best to celebrate the small goals. I put the scale away so I won't step on it again until next Friday. I am trying to take the pressure off that scale and just focus on eating.

For the past few weeks I have used the excuse that I have a boot to not workout. Then this morning while standing with my daughter at the bus stop, I saw someone out for a walk with their boot. Not just a easy stroll, but a power walk with their dog. I need to stop making excuse and start doing something. Tonight I am setting some goals or checkpoints for next week:

Drink 100oz of water a day 
Walk 20 minutes a day 
3 days do an weight arm routine M/W/TH

These are doable! There is no reason I can't do this, well the reason is I am lazy. I need to get back into the habit.   I need to remind myself of this.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

St. Patty's Day Run

I am sad, for the first time since 2008 I am not running or walking the Seattle St. Patty's Day Run! I know for many it is not that big of thing. But, it was my first ever running event.

  • 2008 - the start of my running life. I am not even sure why we signed up. I am pretty sure my husband suggested it.  My oldest was  8 months old and we pushed her in a Graco stroller.
  • 2009 - the course was changed and we had upgraded our stroller to a BOB and still did it as a family.
  • 2010 - I wanted to improve my time and the husband ran the first part with me and split on the second half.
  • 2011 - I was proud to see improvements for the past year on the course.  
  • 2012 - I set my current PR. I pushed hard was loving the improvements I was seeing in my running
  • 2013 - I completed this while pregnant. Not my fastest time, but it got the job done.
  • 2014 - Post pregnancy, I ran with some friends. I was recovering from IT Band issues so we ran walked it.
  • 2015 - I knew when I got my surgery that I would be at risk of missing it. I am still in walking boot today and there is just now way I could complete the course. Or my that my doctor would approve either.
I can sit here sad, or I can look for a race that I can do. I am think post boot, and re ramp of time that July or August might be the time for my first running event again.  I am hoping that my come back will be a real come back this time. 

Happy Racing if you are running this weekend!!