Moving Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Sorry for the break between posts. I had an unfortunate moving incident on Sunday afternoon involving a 7 foot wooden bookcase that strained my right knee, and I’ve been giving it a rest the past two days. I can finally straighten my leg fully again now and, with luck, I will be able to get back to HIIT runs and killer squat sets soon. No doubt Chris is praying for that day because I am an unabashed whiner when I am sick or injured. Both states are pretty rare for me, so I am uber grumpy when I *am* stricken.

Most of my (many, many) books have been shelved at the new house. I still need to grab some odds and ends from the apartment and clean up, but the move is almost complete. My futon and mattress are still at the apartment, along with some paper lanterns, hangers, light cords, a lamp, bed linens, and a small book case full of assorted office supplies. There are also big piles of magazines, clothes, and unwanted books that I need to cart over to the Salvation Army.

It’s odd having to share a pantry and fridge again after these past few years of solo kitchen ownership. I’m in charge of most of the meals, which ensures that just about everything we eat is healthy, but I have to admit that I’m not quite used to calculating how much to cook and buy for two people versus one. I cook enough in one session to last me for an entire week, but with another mouth chowing down on the meals, I wind up having to cook again mid-week.


I think it is time to hit Costco for some bulk frozen meat and staples at this rate.

We had a Bake-A-Thon potluck at work on Monday that was quite good, but absolutely not approved for any bodybuilding diet in the world. I brought in baked spicy chicken fingers from the Stella’s Kitchen cookbook, fat free pineapple right side up cake from a Weight Watcher’s recipe, and some full fat, sticky, gooey Betty Crocker turtle brownies. The other employees rose up to the occasion with enough cookies to feed a platoon, fudge, homemade ice cream, chips, cheesy sausage balls, and a sweet potato casserole.

Obviously I set aside Monday as a free day. 😉

Nutrition: Training Day Menu
(SGX nutrition details omitted by request of trainer)

1: 3×1 veggie omelette with salsa, 1 slice banana protein bread
2: Curry chicken with sweet potato and carrots, 1 orange
3: 1/2 c. fat free ricotta cheese with 1.5 T. sugar free blackberry preserves
4: Free meal
5: 1 scoop whey/1 scoop dextrose PWO shake
6: 2 veggie burger patties, 4 oz. sweet potato chips, 1 c. veggies

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil or natural peanut butter

Water: 16 cups minimum

8:00 PM Shoulders/Tris/Chest (40 minutes)
9:00 PM Stationary bike (45 minutes)

The Awful Truth:
1. Leg still hurt yesterday. 🙁

Brownie Points:
1. Baked banana bread with Myopro banana creme flavored whey.
2. Drop off library book.
3. Pay rent and phone bills.
4. Cook other half of thawed chicken tonight.

Short-term Goals:
1. Update HandBase workout module.
2. Work on paper doll book.
3. Work on holiday cards.
4. Get gym ID card.
5. Finish shelving/organizing books.

2 thoughts on “Moving Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

  1. Hope your leg heals soon! :prop:

    when you take your tablespoon of flax oil, do you just scoop a spoonful and swallow it? or do you mix it with anything? or do you have pills?

  2. The marathon was great, and I’ve already recovered. Very exciting to be able to run down the Vegas strip, and the cold crisp air was great…even if it was freezing at the start. As I told my running buddy at mile 20, “everything you really need to learn about life, you are learning right now.” No matter how many of these I do, I get the thrill of achievement through adversity. Isn’t that one of life’s greatest joys. Now it’s time to move through Power90, and get ready for P90X. Should take me to the next level…like Maggie here :claplow:


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