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Fitness Friday // And the Unexpected Thursday

To anyone who follows me on Instagram, I apologize for any scare if and when you saw this:

To anyone who doesn’t follow me on Instagram, it’s @ktyou and you should.  Instagram is fun!  And I promise not all of my pictures show an IV sticking out of my arm.

But back to yesterday, I can’t explain what actually happened.  I woke up with a headache and decided to skip my morning workout and instead get an extra hour of sleep to work it out.  By the time I got out of the shower, I realized I had a stiff neck and by the time I left for work, I had not only a headache but a severe pain in my upper spine and right in the middle of my chest.  It’s hard to explain but it was absolutely awful and even just lifting my arms made the pain even worse.

I very carefully drove into work, knowing I wouldn’t make it a full day but hoped to at least get my important tasks of the day done but by the time I got there I knew I needed to just go right home.  I sent myself some information about an important call I was supposed to have yesterday and left.  My doctor’s didn’t open until 9 so I went straight home and hoped a few hours of pain meds, heat and ice combinations would help and I’d feel better.  I made an attempt to get out of bed and was sent into hysterical crying by the pain and when the receptionist at my doctor’s office told me I couldn’t come in yesterday, I knew I needed to get to the ER.  All of my friends were at work and the ones with a bit more flexible schedules were stuck in long meetings, so I very carefully drove myself to the ER.

I was in the same room and had the same nurse I had when I went in last month for my asthma (he remembered me too), but that actually brought me some comfort.  Being there alone was a bit scary especially with all my pain and being told they needed to check for aneurisms or other potentially life-threatening causes of my pain. Say WHAT?!  Good news it wasn’t either, bad news is I left not knowing what was causing the pain and the pain meds they gave me were wearing off very quickly and I had to wait for a friend to come pick me up since I wasn’t allowed to drive home.  I’m off to the doctor as soon as I hit publish for another opportunity for answers.  Yesterday was a crazy day.

The reason for this long story is really just to explain my extra rest days yesterday and today.  Trust me, it’s not by choice but rather by necessity.  I spent my whole day yesterday worried that it could be something that would lead me to not be able to workout for an extended period of time or even ever again.  (Yes, sometimes I get a bit dramatic but this is my form of therapy and stress relief so I think it makes sense.)

We had some awesome FitMixer bootcamp workouts this week and I got in some awesome yoga sessions too.  I didn’t make my 3 for the week but I think I have a pretty good reason why not.

How was your week?

P.S. I’m working on making the code for the Fitness Friday button available but I’ve hit a bit of a wall and have to figure out how to show the text without it being read as code.  If you know, please share your wonderful knowledge with me! 

Photo a Day June

Did you know yesterday was National Running Day? Did you go for a run to celebrate?

You better believe I did! I made it short and sweet because yesterday’s FitMixer bootcamp workout was a toughie, I felt a little low on fuel and I knew I still had a 10 min walk home from the gym. There was to be no fainting – listen to your body!

A few months ago I jumped on board with the “Photo a Day” on Instagram. Then I completely lost motivation and couldn’t get past a few days without skipping several. I decided to try it again this month. Really just because I enjoy taking photos and it helps build habit and improved photography skills (even if it’s just on my iPhone).

Here’s my photos from this past week.

I know it’s not Monday and I’ve shared numerous posts about my love for Bon Iver, but as I was sitting on my couch yesterday afternoon doing some writing, I had Bon Iver playing through my AppleTV when I suddenly realized there was a music video playing. The beauty of the video matched the song perfectly and I couldn’t tear my eyes away; it was just too beautiful. So I’m sharing. Deal with it.

And finally, I’m throwing a question out there to all of my amazing blogger / tech savvy friends : If I want to make a text box with the html code for the Fitness Friday button, how do I keep from it reading the html code so it shows as text? (Please excuse me if this is a dumb question but I can’t seem to figure it out!)

Foodie for a Day // Lemon Blueberry Protein Pancake

I promised you a recipe over the weekend.  But more than any recipe, I promised you this recipe.

I got the inspiration for this recipe from a Cherry Pancake recipe I found online.  My initial plan was to make cherry berry pancakes using the Cheribundi juice I have left from BLEND.  Well as I thought more about it and started calculating calories, I got a whole new inspiration of where I wanted and could take this recipe.

And because I prefer 1 large pancake over many silver-dollar sized cakes, that’s exactly what I did.  And at 163 calories, 35g carbs, 0g fat and 13g protein, this is something I can get behind.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 TBSP whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 7 drops lemon liquid stevia
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

  1. Mix Greek yogurt, egg white and stevia in a small bowl
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together until evenly mixed
  4. Stir in blueberries
  5. Spray non-stick skillet with cooking spray and pour batter into pan.  Spread evenly into 1 pancake.  (Note: the batter will probably spread and that’s fine.)  Cook until bubbles appear on the top side of the pancake, flip and cook until done.
  6. Top with more blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup (if you’d like)

**You can easily adjust this recipe to make a second pancake if 1 isn’t enough while staying within a desired calorie level**

Part of this complete breakfast.

Do More Yoga, And Do More NOW!

Imagine this going on around you:

But imagine this is all you hear:

There’s only one thing that can make that happen.  Yoga.

If you haven’t noticed through the past few Fitness Fridays, yoga hasn’t really been present in my workouts.  Quite honestly, that’s not okay.  And I’ve felt the effects.  Mentally, physically, emotionally. Something’s got to change.  There’s got to be more yoga.

Thankfully, just as I was really feeling the effects, Courtney decided to start a June yoga challenge.  And since there’s no better time than the present, I’m hopping on board.

Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

My goal?  Get back to yoga at least 3 times a week. Doesn’t matter how long, it just has to happen.  I started on Sunday – 20 minutes completed.  And it was glorious.  Absolutely glorious.

In fact, I’m off to do more yoga as soon as I hit publish and finish my breakfast!

Do you enjoy yoga? Would you like to join the challenge?