mE Project| Mobility, Health & Me

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.

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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.

Lemon Water

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.

Smoothies

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.

Sunday smoothie

  • 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.

Organization

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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35 Comments

  • Reply nudepinkorblack

    I love lemon water! You could try fruit infused water aswell to mix it up sometimes! Water can get boring lol x

    November 20, 2017 at 5:21 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      I’ll try that. I just saw a water bottle with an infuser inside of it the other day.

      November 20, 2017 at 6:19 PM
      • Reply nudepinkorblack

        They’re amazing! I use mine all the time with cucumber or strawberries in!

        November 20, 2017 at 6:20 PM
        • Reply PAE Reviews

          I do have a question though. If you use fresh fruit, can you eat them after or does the water take away the taste?

          November 20, 2017 at 6:26 PM
  • Reply caitlincx

    Ahh I bloody love smoothies! Can’t beat them 👌🏽

    November 20, 2017 at 7:55 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      They’re the best aren’t they 😊

      November 20, 2017 at 8:53 PM
  • Reply simplyshaiz

    I can relate to not having breakfast in the morning I think the smoothie is a great idea I really need to get into the habit of drinking lemon water.

    November 20, 2017 at 11:12 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      So far I’ve been able to drink at least two bottles a day but I would like to do better. I’ve heard about water reminder apps. I’m thinking about trying one out to see if it helps me out.

      November 21, 2017 at 12:40 AM
  • Reply Our Little Mountain Tribe

    All great ideas! Look into some Oolong tea! Its my favorites and has so many health benefits…SO MANY! one of which includes actually raising your metabolism 😊

    November 21, 2017 at 2:46 AM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      Ooh I will! I just found some tea today that I want to try out. I will add oolong tea to my shopping list

      November 21, 2017 at 2:53 AM
  • Reply hebahpervaiz

    These smoothies sound so good! I’ve always wanted to make and drink healthy smoothies but I’m afraid of not liking the taste..

    November 20, 2017 at 11:18 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      I think that’s what’s great about smoothies though, you can make them to your taste. I like using berries mainly. But you can even add peanut butter or spinach for protein.

      November 21, 2017 at 12:43 AM
  • Reply kaylaloves

    I am so bad at having breakfast! I had a smoothie this morning and I got so much done today. It really does make a difference to my day

    November 21, 2017 at 7:58 AM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      They help a lot, don’t they? And they don’t take much time to whip up at all.

      November 21, 2017 at 1:42 PM
  • Reply bostonbookreader

    Sounds like you have been making many changes for the positive! Great job! I love lemon water it is one of the best things you could incorporate in your life.

    November 21, 2017 at 12:42 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      I’m really glad that I went with lemon water. Other than being sick at the moment lol I have been feeling better lately.

      November 21, 2017 at 1:44 PM
      • Reply bostonbookreader

        Lol it really helps everything I feel like

        November 21, 2017 at 2:07 PM
        • Reply PAE Reviews

          It does! I feel like I have more energy compared to before.

          November 21, 2017 at 2:48 PM
  • Reply Leslie Nichole

    I pinned this post to give the smoothie a try. I am terrible and I never eat breakfast either. I really don’t like drinking water either but lemons are a great way to go. It’s great you are doing PT on your off days too, I wish you the best of luck with the healing.

    November 21, 2017 at 5:28 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      Thank you so much, Leslie, I really appreciate it. Let me know what you think about the smoothie

      November 21, 2017 at 8:08 PM
  • Reply Alexandra

    I love the lemon water idea!!! Personally, I agree with you about how water can taste so plain but the minute I add lemon to it, I can drink a whole litre (lol not in one go, but definitely throughout the day) I love it !

    November 21, 2017 at 7:15 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      I know I’ve developed a really bad habit because now I can’t drink it plain. It tastes like nothing which is probably the point 😂 but I can’t handle it.

      November 21, 2017 at 8:10 PM
  • Reply Emily Isobelle Jane

    the morning smoothie looks amazing! I love lemon water too <3

    November 21, 2017 at 8:17 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      It was really good. I liked the flavor of this one a lot. I just need to tweak the recipe and make it more filling

      November 21, 2017 at 9:22 PM
  • Reply kindcultureuk

    Fruit infused water does wonders for me, and smoothies are great but can be a bit heavy at times.

    Hope you’re feeling better 💕

    November 21, 2017 at 9:11 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      Thank you, 😊 I went to the doctor yesterday and got some medicine so hopefully, I’ll be on the mend soon.

      November 21, 2017 at 9:24 PM
  • Reply BDD and Me

    I love that you are so goal oriented! Keep it up 🙂

    November 22, 2017 at 5:17 AM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      Thank you so much!

      November 22, 2017 at 5:32 AM
  • Reply glowsteady

    That smoothie sounds delicious! And I love lemon water. I’m sure it’s all in my head but I feel super healthy when I’m drinking it x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    November 22, 2017 at 9:08 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      Me too! Lol yesterday I wasn’t able to put lemon in my water and it just wasn’t the same

      November 22, 2017 at 10:21 PM
  • Reply Sian

    Smoothies are such a good idea for Breakfast. I have a cereal bar just because it’s simple and quick. I should look into getting into Smoothies 😀

    November 22, 2017 at 9:29 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      They’re a great option. I think I get a little faster. Each time I make one lol

      November 22, 2017 at 10:23 PM
  • Reply Judanna

    I really hope your ankle heals soon! I’ve heard so much about lemon water – definitely want to start drinking it! I do need to get more organised with my blog as well!!

    November 24, 2017 at 8:32 PM
    • Reply PAE Reviews

      Thank you for your kind words I really appreciate it ❤️. I have to say drinking lemon water has been working really well for me so far. I’ve been able to drink more water that way

      November 24, 2017 at 9:37 PM
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