So, my full-time work schedule has changed a little bit. Instead of working Monday through Thursday from 7 AM to 5:30, I’m now working Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5:30 and a half day on Friday. It’s still 40 hours, but I get to start later, which is soooo exciting.
I took advantage of the extra hour with a little bit more sleep and a nice walk with the doggies:
I drank a coffee while we walked about 0.3-mile. It was so nice outside. 🙂
Maggie and James loved the walk! They wouldn’t stay still for a picture! Haha.
I came home and did a quickie workout:
10 15 Minute Strength Routine
My formerly 10-minute routines are going to get a little bit longer now that I have to do my Physical Therapy stretches and strength moves everyday (which I promise to share at the end of PT). They are very time-consuming, but I’m not paying all this $$ for nothing — I’m going to do ALL my homework!
- 40 push-ups
- 100 bicycle crunches
- Physical Therapy stretches
- Physical Therapy strength moves
My knees feel GREAT this morning. I have not woken up the day after a run without knee pain in like…. a year and a half! I think the athletic tape is AMAZING and will definitely be buying some from my PT on Friday!
Oatmeal Green Monster
I decided to make a Green Monster this morning because I’m really lacking in the veggie department. To make my GM more sustainable, I added 1/2 cup of oats:
It was basically Green Monster PERFECTION!
My Green Monster contained:
- 1 cup unsweet almond breeze
- 1 banana
- 2 cups kale
- 1 tablespoon flax
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
More Operation Beautiful Notes!
Operation Beautiful is a SUCCESS! So many of you have left some AMAZING anonymous positive body image notes for others to find! To read all the Operation Beautiful notes and learn how you can participate, click here.
Lauren from Team Giles posted this note:
From my lovely Heather at HangryPants:
Alyssa at Love, Laugh, Lyss sent in not one but TWO Operation Beautiful notes. The first was placed in an elevator:
And the second was placed in the BEST SPOT EVER! Love it, Alyssa!
A reader named Kim sent me this story about her Operation Beautiful note, "I left a Beautiful note in the Publix [supermarket] restroom tonight! I later overheard a little girl asking her mom about it… maybe these could open up a few mother-daughter dialogues?"
Leah at Simply Fabulous posted these Operation Beautiful notes on her scale. She hasn’t weighed herself since! 🙂
To read all the Operation Beautiful notes and learn how you can participate, click here.
Have a BEAUTIFUL day! (I’m grinning from ear-to-ear).
I love all the great notes Operation Beautiful is generating!! You've really started a movement 🙂
I'm glad the athletic tape helped and you're feeling good – hopefully this is a sign of good things to come!!