Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Food Prep and Finger Sprains

If you follow me on Instagram, I probably don't need to to tell you how much fun I had this past weekend celebrating my Bridal Shower with all my friends and family. My poor right index finger may have another take on it though... I'm a big dummy and managed to sprain it :( I haven't injured myself in a long time (knock on wood) and I was definitely really nervous it was going to have me out of the gym for a while, and that's the last thing I want since we're so close to the Olympia. I gave myself two days off and today it is feeling better but not 100%. I worked out shoulders and triceps today and was just really aware of my finger and if anything hurt at all, I stopped.



It was actually a great workout and I threw in 14 minutes of intervals on the stairs just for fun- ha!PS can we talk about how un-even my shoulders are? Not cool!

 I've been trying to keep my nutrition as on point as possible without counting calories (because let's be honest I barely have time to breathe right now let alone count calories) and I think I've been doing a pretty good job. I would love to see some more muscles pop in my arms before the O, but we'll see!

Speaking of food, prepping and I have just not been getting along lately. I tend to go through phases, I am either super adamant about it or I pretty much do nothing at all. For me, I can still make it work without prepping too much and spending hours in the kitchen. Last night I chopped up a bunch of yams, seasoned them with salt, pepper, and rosemary and then drizzled some olive oil on top. I popped these in the oven at 400 for about 25 minutes and I'll be able to use them all week long-- usually in my morning scrambles or with some protein at lunch. 

And that's about as far as my prepping is going to go this week. I know I've been slacking on this lately, but I promise to do a WIAW post tomorrow so you can see what my food is looking like and how I make it work without doing a full food prep!

Do you do a full food prep or just wing it?

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  1. I'm a super busy mom of two little ones and husband that has an opposite working schedule than me. Food prepping as much as possible is the only way I survive. ;)
    I've been following you for a while and never commented. You look great! I admire your dedication.
    Have fun at the wedding and Olympia. :)

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    1. I bet! With that many responsibilities I bet it is a must! Thank you! :)

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  2. I did my usual muffins and hard boiled eggs this weekend, but it stopped there. It was a bad call, as leftovers haven't worked out for lunches yet! Luckily, egg whites are always a good fall-back, especially now that breakfast is my new obsession (overnight oats!). I think that some clean chili is going to have to be made for football this Sunday for lunches next week!

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    1. I did chili last week for sunday and it lasted throughout the week... I think that needs to happen again! :)

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  3. I try to food prep, but sometimes I over-prep and then I have too much food and it goes bad :(. For those who also might have some unevenness in their muscles similar to your shoulders, what is your plan to mitigate that? Thanks!

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    1. Ugh, annoying huh?! I just try to mentally focus on not letting one work harder than the other and just really focus on that lagging side.

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  4. Oh no!! Hope your finger heals quickly! Do you happen to know anyone looking for a hotel roomie for Olympia weekend? ??

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    1. Hmm no I don't, sorry! :( make sure you come say hi though!!

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  5. I think your arm muscles are popping pretty nicely already!
    I broke a rib wake-boarding and I have been so frustrated about having to wait a few weeks in order to lift as heavy as I was before my injury. I'm shocked at how quickly muscle can atrophy. But I'll be better off waiting and taking it easy if I want my rib to heal. Strangely though, I've lost weight and my husband even noticed it (usually he's kinda clueless...:)) I've lost volume for sure, but I'm trying not to stress about it. My hunger has diminished as well since I haven't been burning as many calories, and if I look at the bright side, it's been a great experience to see the process my body is going through and to understand why we require more calories to upkeep muscle mass, or less calories when we're not burning as much. How fascinating!

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