I’ve been M.I.A

I’ve been M.I.A.

I know, I know, I apologize.

A LOT has been going on this past week.  I’ve got some pictures to show for it down below.

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FIRST - I was asked to take on more responsibility at work last week, which required tons and tons of training all of this week.

I am happy to have more responsibility and this is a great opportunity for me.  To be honest, I’d much rather be super-de-duper busy at work than twiddling my thumbs – so bring on the work!

This doesn’t stop me from keeping up with this blog – NO WAY! 

This blog, along with my love for health and fitness, is my outlet.  It sets me free, and I love sharing posts with all of you. 

On top of it all, I am still studying for my NASM Certification (personal training certification).  This will take me a bit longer because of everything else that I have going on, but I learn more each time I sit down and study and am already feeling more like a personal trainer. Ah! I love the feeling of helping others.

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SECOND - It was my “birthday week!”  Yes, I said birthday week.  I know, I think it’s cheesy to have a “birthday week” also.  However, I keep seeing more and more people who celebrate their birthday for a week and it made me want the same :-) I didn’t really ask for it, but I may have mentioned it quite a few times to my boyfriend – and he delivered ;-) ;-)

i love my boyfriend

Ok – enough cheesy-ness. I’m not trying to turn this blog into an all about me forum.  But, I’m sure you can relate with my jealousy – probably more-so once your birthday comes around and you find yourself wishing for a “birthday week!” 

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THIRD – I injured my bicep/shoulder exactly 12 days ago today, and have been focusing a lot on injury recovery.  I did not see a doctor, but diagnosed myself with a minor bicep tendon tear in the tendon that connects my left bicep to my left shoulder.  Boy was it painful!

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I didn’t injure myself during a workout.  The pain began about 5 or 6 hours after my workout.  However, I could not even put clothing on or off my body without screaming in pain.  Not fun.  Needless to say, I spent a lot of time icing and stretching this week.

I dedicate my injury to overuse and lifting too heavy.  So, be careful when you start to feel really confident about lifting more weight.  It’s really easy to injure yourself.  Confidence is good, but over-confidence can be a bad thing :-)

I also spent the week doing cardio exercises and just took a break from lifting all together to ensure enough healing time.

I am just now beginning to add lifting back into my routine – light weights, high repetitions, and keeping an eye on how my bicep/shoulder feels because I do not want to re-injure myself.

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Here are some photos of my past week (my “birthday week”) to fill you in on what I’ve been up to. Enjoy!

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me complaining about my injury

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my new SIGG bottle that I absolutely love!

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new vanity for the guest bedroom!

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at-home WOD’s

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clean eats

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not so clean eats ;-)

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coffee bean centerpiece

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food prep – chicken!

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surprise from my boyfriend <3

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more clean eats

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this has been my go-to breakfast lately, along with a side of 1/2 cup rolled oats

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a little inspiration on my coffee holder

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another gift from my boyfriend <3

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more clean eats!

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my best friend, the ice pack, for the week

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my poor puppy slipped on ice and has a boo boo

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another gift from my boyfriend <3

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birthday card from my nana that I got a kick out of!

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my favorite – spaghetti squash

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my first journal entry in my new journal

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birthday treat from the girls in my office!

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here’s that spaghetti squash all cooked up and ready to be eaten!

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oh boy – more birthday treats

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had to eat clean in between all these desserts

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birthday flowers and balloon!

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another at-home WOD!

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mini sweet peppers!

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apples!

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spaghetti squash (again!)

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fooooooooood

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ah! FONDUE!!!!! enough said.

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birthday plant

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birthday pepper

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sauteed birthday pepper

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ice carving in manayunk! – the titanic!

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scallops, brussels sprouts…..and cheese.

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I finished my week with my favorite clean dessert!!!!!

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1 Comment

  1. February 12, 2013    

    Happy Birthday week!! I hope the shoulder comes around quickly. Nice pictures.

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