Do you ever find yourself in a position where every time you move ahead a few steps, you are constantly being knocked back? This is me this week. I am on my 2nd cycle of Dr. Ian's SHRED diet so I have been "Shredding" now for 8 weeks. I have lost a lot of weight and inches and more importantly, I have gained confidence I forgot I had. Over last weekend, my husband and I decided we were going to work on getting in shape for our very first 5K. I was so motivated and excited that I just wanted to run, run and run some more. Apparently though, my body didn't share my heart's enthusiasm because I woke up yesterday morning in a lot of pain in my left hip. I believe I am suffering from the ever so lovely Hip Bursitis. This is a common condition among runners (and those of us who *think* we are runners!) so now I am unable to do any cardio workouts until my leg is healed. I am so bummed out. Sitting around the house yesterday while I would normally be exercising was awful. And today looks like a repeat of yesterday. If I am predicting right, tomorrow will probably be another of the same. Darn it! I guess I should probably take the rest of the week off and hope for complete healing by the beginning of next week. I don't want to injure myself any worse so as much as it kills me, I think I am going to have to sit this one out and allow my body to just heal on its own before I attempt to get back into the swing of things. I might even repeat Week 2 of the SHRED cycle since I can't give it 100% this week. I am still following the food portion of the diet but not being able to do any cardio exercise is definitely going to affect my weigh-in. Unfortunately, I am going to have to really slow myself down. Apparently you can't go from walking a couple of miles a few times a week to 7 miles in one day. Who knew?! HAHA!
On another note, I found a super new yummy smoothie recipe that I have been LOVING. It's higher in protein than most smoothies and since I am really nursing my muscles right now, the more protein the better. Try it out and let me know what you think! This recipe makes 2 servings and each serving is 194 calories! Drink one and then toss the other one in the fridge or freezer for later or give it to someone else in the house. My daughter loves this smoothie!
Oh, and if you are a Shredder or want to learn more, you can join our Shredder group on Facebook! (It's ok if you aren't from Ohio, we will let anyone join!) We are a small group that just supports each other and shares tips and tricks! I would love to see some of you there!!
Peanut Butter Banana Flip
1 cup soy milk (or milk of choice)
2 Tablespoons of natural peanut butter
1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
6 ice cubes
Just blend together until smooth and enjoy!!!
Oh. So. Yummy.