Good morning and TGIF! It is officially one week post surgery. I can certainly tell I had major surgery, but I am glad I did it and I am biting at the bits to be able to walk for exercise again. However these days, I go to work for 3-4 hours and then come home and go to bed. The leg feels MUCH better laying down and elevated (without moving it).
Big event today – the end of my Dietbet. I lost 9.6 pounds during the past four weeks which is over the 4% I needed to lose. WOOHOO!!! All weigh-in pictures have been submitted, I am just waiting to hear they were accepted.
Since it has been a while since I have done Five for Friday, let’s do that today!
Five Great Blog Posts
Exercise Obstacles by Julie – Common exercise obstacles that we all have and ways to overcome them. I know TIME is always a big one for people. Plan your workouts like you would a meeting with your boss – and don’t miss them!
Smart Snackin’ by Caitlin – Looking for some new health snack ideas? Caitlin shares ten of her favorite. I love the kabob idea and I must try her hummus recipe.
Move It Monday: Full Body Tabatas by Tina – Looking for a high intensity, high energy workout? Tina has created one just for you.
Are Gentle Workouts Worth It? by Lisa – I definitely loved this post because I think gentle workouts are definitely worth it. And that’s where I will have to start back.
Why I Exercise Intuitively by Carla – I know we have talked about Intuitive Eating, in this post Carla talks about why she exercises intuitively.
Five Great Tweets
It takes me 3 weeks to see results! 1 to adjust/be sore, 1 to push through, and 1 to form habit/ routine. #Healthywaymag
— Ashley (@coffeeckecardio) April 23, 2013
Allow yourself to be okay with being a beginner. No one starts off being an expert.
— Kim Garst ツ (@kimgarst) April 22, 2013
One thing I've learned about the way we eat is: it changes constantly. What "worked" last week may feel different now. LISTEN to your body.
— Katelyn Block (@ChefKatelyn) April 21, 2013
Every minute and-a-half, a woman dies of heart disease. Protect your heart. This disease is largely preventable: http://t.co/HdqwbCcx2C
— The Heart Truth (@TheHeartTruth) April 21, 2013
This weekend I am getting a much needed hair cut and color. I was supposed to have it done earlier in the week, but just wasn’t up to it. I will also be relaxing and resting as much as possible because I intend to go back to work full-time next week.
Hope you have enjoyed my flower pictures. These were all taken in my yard last night with my Samsung Galaxy Camera. I have been neglecting it lately and thought I would find the beauty in our yard.
What’s on your weekend agenda? Share something good.
Enjoy your Friday!