…of the rest of your life! What an inspirational message, right? We can’t dwell on the past but we have the power to look towards the future! I just love that quote and wrote it on our bathroom mirror and thought I should share 🙂
Yesterday was a great day! It was gorgeous out, so after church we grabbed some Subway before heading home (I was in the mood for meatballs, so that’s what I got!)
Nate went and helped a friend of a friend move, and I decided to take the dogs on a walk at the dog park by our house. I was planning on helping move, but apparently it was all really heavy stuff and I figured I’d be in the way more than anything. Besides, the dogs needed a good wearing out! We did the full 5-mile loop, and stopped at the back so that they could swim. Once we got home I bathed them (which is a FULL hamstring workout!), bathed myself, and got to talk to my parents for a bit. Dinner was simple and used up a lot of the leftover ingredients we had around the house. We started with a simple salad (it’s just romaine, but needed to be eaten):
With oven-roasted “home fries” and maple-dijon salmon:
The home fries were easy: cube up some potatoes, toss with 1/2 Tbsp oil, and coat with whatever spice mixture you like (I used the last of a thing of Mrs. Dash seasoning). Roast at 400 for 20-25 minutes, stirring once, until the potatoes are done and crispy. The salmon is just a mixture of 1 Tbsp dijon, 1.5 Tbsp maple syrup (the real kind), 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, and a little salt and pepper. Coat the salmon in it and then cook in a pan over medium heat for about 2 minutes on each side. Turn off the heat, cover with a lid and let sit for about 10 minutes and you’ve got perfectly moist salmon!
Dessert was my own version of apple crisp:
It’s 2 apples (don’t remember which kind) tossed in 1/2 Tbsp of sugar and a bunch of cinnamon, and the secret ingredient: about 1/4 tsp of cracked black pepper! I covered the apples with a mixture of ground pecans, flour, brown sugar, and 1 Tbsp of butter. I put it all in a bread pan (which is PERFECT when cooking for 2), covered with foil, and baked at 350 for 20 minutes. Then I turned on the broiler, removed the foil, and broiled until the top was crispy and golden brown. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve! I had a horrible headache, so we just rested the rest of the day/night and went to bed early.
This morning I got up and did a little yoga, then decided on another Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Monster for breakfast. Before:
Seriously such a good combination! Plus it was all I really had food-wise 🙂 I’m going to the grocery store tonight and can’t wait to try some other combinations for our meals! I also got these guys in the mail this weekend, so I’ll be pulling inspiration from them as well.
This morning was my first day of therapy on my knee. I’m going to my friend LeeAnn, who’s a chiropractor but has a lot of experience in physical therapy as well. We talked for a little bit about what the doctor told me on Thursday, and she started working on figuring out where the issue might be. Well, I think that we discovered that it LIKELY has a lot to do with my soleus being waaaaaaaaay too tight. When I was a trainer I learned that a lot of knee and hip issues stem from an inflexibly hamstring, so I’ve been stretching those like crazy and haven’t done anything with my calf muscles. She used a roller on it and did some massage, and I thought I was going to cry. HOWEVER, I’m so encouraged that we’ve found where a lot of the pain is coming from, and I’m hoping that with the proper treatment from LeeAnn I’ll be back to jogging occasionally this summer. At the very least I’m feeling much more encouraged than I did last week!
What’s your favorite thing to get when you’re grocery shopping? Why? I LOVE getting produce! When I get a great deal on something that is perfectly in season it makes my heart skip a beat 🙂 But I also love getting something new to try for snacks and/or lunches!
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