It’s definitely been kind of a crazy Monday. The weather’s been pretty crappy in Chicago (lots of freezing rain), and my knees are still in a lot of pain. As much as I want to just mope, I’m not going to let myself get depressed. I’m going to use this “no-treadmill” time to work on my arms, abs and to basically get back to reading. The only thing I’m kind of worried about is this. If I’m not doing cardio, will I end up gaining back the weight that I lost in the last few months?
I’m just going to really focus on eating well, and trying to be positive. I’ve been icing my knees, resting and keeping them relatively elevated. I’m going to try to be optimistic. There is no way I’m going to be injured for 6 months, like I was last time. I’m going to do everything in my power to take care of my knees, and force myself to stay off the treadmill. Wish me luck! I need it.
I had a delicious veggie and quinoa plate today.
Mixed in here is cooked quinoa, chopped yellow bell pepper, chopped zuchinni, chopped cherry tomatoes, green olives, cranberries and medium salsa. This little bowl was delicious, and actually kept me pretty full…for a couple hours. 🙂
These blueberries were on some serious gorilla juice-head steroids. They were the same size as the grapes. The pear was perfect too!! Definitely one of the best fruit treats I’ve had in a while.
One other thing. Thank you so much to Alyssa from Fashion Fitness Foodie! I ended up winning the giveaway she had on her blog for this amazingly gorgeous dress. I’ll definitely snap a few photos once I get it!
Jersey Shore was also hilarious tonight. I’m glad Sam finally apologized to Snooki, but I really wish her and Ronnie would just end this horrible relationship they have.
Now, it’s time to decompress, ice my knees some more and get some reading in. I’m still not very far in The Snow Queen yet.
How’s your Monday going? Any tips for not moping around while I get over this injury? Did you catch Jersey Shore tonight?