I started the day with some resistance training at home. I used weights and a resistance band and did some of these toe taps (video link) here and there in between to keep my heart rate up.
I hopped on the elliptical for an easy hour afterwards.
I got to see snow today. From afar, but it was snow and I can’t remember the last time I saw it.
I got a fabulous delivery this afternoon of the brand new CHUNKY Arctic Zero flavors.
I had heard a rumor that they were coming out with some really great new products and oh man they did. Check out these flavors.
Everything is better with chunks anyway right? I controlled myself and didn’t get into them right away, but did try to get a good picture for you.
Since it didn’t really show the fun cookie dough chunks I decided I was going to have to get into it later after dinner. Just so I can show you of course. Ha ha.
We took advantage of the only night this week we didn’t have anything scheduled to get in a family soccer game. I tried to capture a cool pic of the men behind me like the good photographers do.
All it really is is a close up of my wrinkles and a scar where I had minor surgery as a kid above my eye. Lovely. That’s what over working and under sleeping will do to you. Consider this your warning. Sometimes department store sample skin care products can only take you so far. Ha.
These guys are getting better at their skills though (and at aiming right for the shins).
Mom, STUFT Grandma as we now like to call her, makes the best pork chops and stuffing ever. I remember it as a kid and how good it was. I also remember her bringing it over as one of the first of many meals she made us when we had just gotten home with the boys from the hospital.
The other day on our long car ride I made her tell me exactly how she makes them because she still impresses everyone with them.
Here are the notes I took while she told me her secret recipe.
Tonight after the big game I tried to impress all my men with it.
It was good, but not as great as Mom does it. She must have a secret. My chops got just a little dried out, but maybe it’s just my oven since pretty much everything I put in there gets overcooked or dried out. Or maybe I used convention when I should have just used regular. Oh well, let’s just say it’s the oven’s fault.
The men were still impressed though so it was definitely a win.
Oh and a huge thank you to Julie who told me that they do indeed make divided plates for adults from this post.
Obviously while the oven was on I decided to throw a couple purple sweet potatoes in for some roasting that I can have with my breakfast the rest of the week.
After dinner I couldn’t wait to dig into the new cookie dough chip flavor of the chunky Arctic Zero.
Um yeah. It did NOT disappoint. It was so good and those cookie dough chunks in there made it just that much better. this could be a bit of a problem.
I had a good conversation with a friend today that brought me to tears. I told her that my prayers have shifted gears a bit from asking for healing and the ability to run again to just being at peace with whatever the future might hold with this hip business. Gosh darn it I want to run and I’m pretty sure I was meant to defy the odds and keep doing it for years to come even if it’s slow. But…….. if that’s not the plan and if I need to take a different route for awhile I just need the strength to accept that someone else has a much bigger plan for me.
That being said, I’m making a promise to myself that for the next 32 days until Easter I’m making healing top priority. I’d rather sleep more and write less, rest more and stress less, focus more on clean eating and healing rather than consuming enough coffee to get me through the day, and a few other things.
Yep, That’s my promise. I won’t go down without a fight and I’ve done a little too much of the “talking” rather than the “walking” and just hoping to get better on my own. Healing takes time, commitment, focus and sacrifice just like true training does. I’m giving it all I’ve got and if it’s meant to be it’s meant to be.
I just found this little note right now while I was actually looking for a check. Still looking for that darn check I need to cash, but this note that came with one of my Erin Condren orders has some darn good timing.
Embrace your journey. Whatever it may be.
My orthopedic surgeon appointment is tomorrow and I have a surprise little adventure planned for the boys afterwards.
Have a good one!