Faith Fitness and Laughter

Slow Down!

on August 12, 2013

Happy Monday to you! 

 

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Saturday went by super fast!  I worked and then headed to the grocery store to get a few things and made it home around 1:30.  I had borrowed my bosses push mower several months back so I had to load it up into my car and take it back to him later in the day.  The mower is pretty heavy and I didn’t have anyone to help me lift it so I did it all by myself.  Ugh.  I think that I might have stressed my lower back because it’s felt a bit tense ever since. 

On my way home from dropping it off I stopped by my brothers house to see the kiddos and to chat for a bit.  Then, it was back home for some quiet time.

I watched a movie and then went onto bed.

 

Sunday morning I slept in until 7:15 and that was glorious!  After church this morning I stopped by the store……again…… to pick up the ingredients to make Turkey quinoa burgers.  Want to see what I did yesterday afternoon??

 

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Just a little food prep going on…

  • Quinoa turkey burgers
  • extra quinoa
  • steamed broccoli
  • fresh peaches

 

Turkey burgers:

  • 1 pound of turkey meat (93/7)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa
  • bread crumbs
  • ground Cheyenne pepper

 

 

I did managed to get some yoga in Saturday morning.  I actually didn’t feel like a goober or a klutz doing it!

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Creeper in the kitchen!

 

I will admit that I am starting to feel a bit run down.  When I got up this morning, my entire body just hurt.  My left wrist is also swollen, but I am not sure how that happened.  My natural instinct is to just push through the pain and workout, but I’m not going to.  I think it’s crazy how I used to torture my body.  I’ll be honest, there are days that I forget that I am 38 and can’t do the things that I used to without some kind of pain.  But, I am also in the best shape of my life and can do things that I would have never dreamed of doing.  That said, I do think that it’s important to slow down a bit. 

My goal yesterday was to give my lower back a break and what did I do?  I mowed the entire yard, cleaned the carpet in one of the bedrooms, and did some other cleaning. 

I get off at 4:00 today and I think that I am going to do a long yoga session when I get home.  I have some different sessions and one in particular is for stress and just nice deep stretching.  Nothing strenuous. 

 

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Question:  Is it hard for you to slow down and take a break?

 

 

I hope you have a great day!!

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9 responses to “Slow Down!

  1. I can relate to not wanting to slow down and taking a break. My legs have been sore for awhile now and I am realizing that I need to take a few days off to recover. It’s hard when you are so used to working out and being active- you know? Happy Monday!

  2. chasingchels says:

    I think your plan for today sounds perfect love! Yoga is my go to when my body hurts. I like to find a gentle stretch out video or podcast and go through it to hopefully alleviate the pain and soreness a bit before resting for the remainder of the day/night. I hope it helps! Have a great rest of the day, love 🙂

  3. yummy dinner! 🙂 yoga is a great way to step back and destress!

  4. I love turkey burgers. I usually only cook with ground turkey. I try to do quite a bit of food prep on Sunday just because my work week can get super chaotic. If I need a break my body usually tells me that I need it. At first it might bother me, but then I am usually fine with the extra rest.

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