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Update and Ouch!

It has been a busy time for me lately.  Right now I'm taking a break from studying to post some updates. (My first exam is tomorrow - It's been 12 years since I've taken a college exam - Yikes!).

I started my Intro to Nutrition Class a couple weeks ago and I love the class so far (I've been reading and studying while on the treadmill or recumbent bike at the gym).  I find it however makes for Monday to be a long day as my class is almost three hours on Monday nights and it starts at 7pm.  To help recharge my batteries for class I've been able to squeeze in a 15minute nap at some point during the day and I have a cup of coffee in the afternoon.  For an energy boost on my way to class I usually drink a protein and fruit smoothie.  To make the smoothie I mix the following in my blender: 1/2 banana, 2/3c fat free Greek yogurt, 1/2c berries (or other fruit), 1/2c unsweetened plain almond milk, PB2, splash of vanilla and a few drops of organic liquid stevia and some ice cubes. It fills a 24oz bottle that fits perfectly in my cars cup holder.  With my portable smoothie I'm able to stay satisfied through class and not be starving when I get home.

When it comes to training for the sprint triathlon I am doing running and cycling but no swimming.  I pulled a shoulder muscle early last week.  The question is how :-)  Was it during the laps of swimming or the kettle bell class?  Or was it during one of my workout sessions of push ups or yoga?   None of the above.  Of all things it was from picking up my 3 year old son.  Go figure!  For those who say parenting isn't hard physical work guess again!  Ouch!  My shoulder is feeling better today with some ibuprofen and some exercises and I'm hoping for a quick recovery so I can get back to my workout routine.  I was able to lift my arm over my head today without being in pain.  YAY!  I can't wait to get back in the pool however I don't want to do too much too soon and set myself back further. Patience is key.

For weight loss I've been back on track to losing the last 10lbs.  I am going to do it this time (geez if I had a nickle for everytime I said that I would be a millionaire by now :-) and will be posting my progress every week (how's that for accountability?). I want to become a WW lifetime member sooner than later!

We'll break time is over and it's time to hit the books!

Cheers and keep moving no matter what!

  

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Genius


Mini blizzards are great when you want something sweet on occasion but don't want to kill yourself with tons of calories (there are still more calories in a mini blizzard compared to a cup of carrot sticks however).  This PB cup Mini Blizzard was perfect size and hit the spot.

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