Hello everyone, we’re back at the start of another week and the second week to the mE Project. I’m so happy that the feedback has been so wonderful. So many of you have volunteered to do interviews with me, and if I haven’t sent you an email yet, they will be going out during the week. I have been fighting a cold for a few days and it’s been taxing my energy.
Interestingly enough, today’s post is kind of related to that. I had this post planned last week, so I’ll do another on how I battle it out with germs. Today I’ll be sharing what’s become my new routine and lifestyle changes that I’m trying to make.
Why Make Changes?
About two weeks ago, I had an appointment to see the specialist about my ankle. He let me know unfortunately that it’s not healing the way he would like. So I’m still in the boot and I can only be on it for 20 minutes at a time. At first, I was kind of pouty about it, because it has been a month now but then I started thinking about what I could do.
I’m currently at my heaviest in weight. And it’s not even the weight that bothers me, it’s the fact that I’m so restricted in how much I can move. I’m a bit stubborn so in the beginning, I was trying to find ways to get around my 20-minute limit. Gradually, I found other things in my life that I could change as well.
Exercise & Physical Therapy
I’m currently doing physical therapy three times a week for my ankle and my hip. On the days that I don’t go and even sometimes in the evening, I’ll try to incorporate some of the exercises into my day. All of the exercises help with mobility and muscle strengthening without putting any strain on my ankle or hip. And they can be done while sitting down, so that’s a definite plus.
I wrote in a previous post, that my goal was to stop drinking so much Sprite and Ginger Ale. I’ve done pretty well with that, the problem is, I replaced it with Gatorade. And there’s nothing wrong with Gatorade, it’s great for headaches but I got so used to it that water taste so plain to me it’s hard to drink it. My mother suggested that I add a splash of lemon juice and I’ve been doing this ever since. Drinking lemon water has great health benefits as well.
I’m really bad about eating breakfast in the morning. Usually, I’ll have a cup of coffee and it’s only hours later that I’ll finally eat something. I know that’s not the healthiest way to go about it so I starting about what I could have for breakfast that wouldn’t take long to fix and still be healthy. After some thinking, I settled on smoothies. I’m still playing around with my recipes, but I’m trying to make sure that I get the necessary nutrients while keeping it tasty.
- three spoonfuls of Greek yogurt
- two cups of diced peaches
- one cup of frozen blueberries
- one cup of frozen mango
- Splash of orange juice
As you can see, I don’t follow a direct recipe. Sometimes I just go by taste or what we have available that day. I have to say though, this one may be my favorite. It was really good. I always make too much so if my mom is home she will drink the other or I’ll put it in the freezer for later.
This is probably one of the biggest changes that I’ve made where I saw results immediately. I’m really bad at keeping track of dates sometimes and clutter stresses me out. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long but I finally have a blogging notebook and a calendar so I can keep track of everything. Other than notebooks and planners, I’ve been using Hootsuite and Tailwind to schedule my Instagram and Pinterest posts. It just makes the part of me that’s type A personality so happy.
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