Lately I’ve been getting a bunch of requests to share more about what I eat each day and what sort or workouts I do.
So, I thought I would use the blog to update you on that a little more frequently.
But remember, you can always find out what I’m up to by checking out my facebook page.
So here is what I ate and did for activity yesterday.
- 3 dates
- 15 almonds
- plain greek yogurt
- 2 slices millet and flax bread
- cashew butter
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- 4 grape tomatoes from my Dad’s garden
- kamut pasta with a home grown tomato from my Dad’s garden
- nutritional yeast (yes, you heard me)
The weird thing was I had so much energy that I actually couldn’t sleep! At 11:30 I was still pretty wide awake and becoming increasingly aware of my hunger since it had been so long since my last meal. So I had a snack.
- 2 slices millet and flax bread with grass fed butter
And then I slept like a baby.
My workouts have been a little reeled in lately. Been having a ton of issues.
I still have shin splints from 6 years ago when I got them when I ran a 15 K and then started training for a half marathon.
And yes, I’ve been to every doctor and therapist possible.
So there’s that – just walking through a store or standing at the counter while making lunch can make them act up. Lovely.
Then I switched to a full time sit in front of the computer job and got sciatica and really tight hip flexers from sitting all day. Nice.
Then just to add insult to injury (literally) I started getting plantar facitis in my right foot. So now I will be walking and get a random knife jab into the bottom of my foot. Super.
And to top it all off, my ribs in my upper back are now randomly popping out. Fantastic.
Since no doctor can help me (since there is no drug to cure me) I resort to self diagnosing from research on the internet, and I think I am finally on to something.
In fact, there is a good chance you have this issue as well, since you probably sit just as much as I do.
But it comes down to the fact that, because of complex facial (connective tissue) systems in our body, your head is literally connected to your toes. And sometimes when there is an issue in one place of your body, it creates problems in other places.
I’ll tell you more about that in another post.
So, my workouts have been looking like this:
- Psoas stretching and mobilization exercises
- Adductor stretching
- Bridges (holding 1 minute each)
- 1 leg bridges
- Bridge kick outs
- Exercises for hip external rotation
- Side planks
- Bird dog
So, lots of stretching, mobilization exercises, glute activation exercises, and core work.
Throw in some walking and yoga and that’s what I have been doing. At least until I have this all figured out, and I think I’m on to something.
Your Friend & Coach,
Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS