Fukumoto Friday: Week 16

So last week, I eluded to the fact that I was super excited to have my Function Movement rescreen done this week. I wasn’t entirely sure that I would be able to pass the trunk stability test but I knew that I’d made good progress and had been working hard.

So how did I do???


Good question…one that I can’t answer, unfortunately. See, I was all set to do my rescreen and then enjoy some amazing Joga after but after dropping my oldest off at preschool and fully set on taking advantage of some free time while my parents watched the other two kids, my van when kaput. Completely and utterly…kaput. Dang. And while the van is a story for another day, the bottom line is that I had to cancel both my rescreen and my Joga class. I was very disappointed on both fronts because I have been looking forward to both all week. But, amidst the disappointment, there are reasons to be thankful. For one, I was able to get the van home safely and was not stranded in -30C wind chills. My hubby was able to leave work to pick up my son from school in a car we get to borrow from my inlaws when they’re out of town so he was also taken care of (and super excited/surprised that his Papa was waiting for him after school). I also realized that my body is crabby this week. Old knee injury is starting to holler because I suspect that I’ve increased my running a bit too quickly over the past 3 weeks in anticipation of running some races this Spring. I’ve also not been getting enough quality sleep. A teething baby and two boys who are ready for the day to start at 6:30am will do that to you. In short…I needed the rest. In spite of the disappointment of the week, it’s ultimately what I needed so I’m thankful for that.

We’ve also started a nutrition challenge at the gym for the month. I’ve opted for the sugar reduction challenge (the other option is a sugar elimination). Granted, I don’t eat a ton of sugar and have reduced some of the worst culprits gradually over the years (Pepsi, ice cream-except when pregnant…you don’t mess with a pregnant lady and ice cream) but I know there are still lots of improvements to be made. Case in point, these guys:

My weakness...
My weakness…

I don’t think I can adequately express my love of these chocolate chips. More like adoration. Or obsession. I’m not one to go and buy a chocolate bar but throw a bag of chocolate chips my way and I will devour them. They are my version of Frank’s red hot…I put those bad boys on ev-er-y-thing. Oatmeal in the morning? Yep! Smoothies? Yep! Apple and nut butter? Yep! Straight from bag to mouth? Double Yep!

Sigh…my name is Steph and I am a chocolate chip-aholic.

So the next two weeks are all about eliminating the chocolate chips completely. So far this week, it’s been ok but I miss them! I was told I wouldn’t but it’s all lies! Lies I tell you! But that’s ok…saving them for baking and occasional treats will save us money on our grocery bill.

I’m also looking at reducing the amount of natural sugars I use. Namely, no maple syrup in my coffee and none on waffle Sunday (when you load up your waffles with banana, homemade apple butter and hemp hearts, the maple syrup is a bit of overkill…or so I’ve been told).

Wish me luck. And pray for my family…I’ve been a bit cranky this week.

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

26 Responses to Fukumoto Friday: Week 16

  1. I hear ya on the difficulty of cutting out refined sugar. After coming back from a holiday (a.k.a sugar overload x 2) it’s hard to get back into the swing of things. Even exercising is harder. My workout DVD and equipment are collecting enough dust they look like science experiments! LOL Here’s hoping the van behaves and that the kids do too! Have a great week!

  2. I really need to cut down my sugar too. It’s bad. I definitely have a sugar addiction…cookies and stuff, but also fruits, yogurt, etc. It’s all I ever crave for snacks! I know I should do a sugar detox but am also afraid of how hard it will be :(

    • I’m in the same boat. Once I start, I can’t stop. The first few days were a bit rough. Not because I was having any withdrawal because I wasn’t but the cravings are not fun. Especially after dinner.

    • I’m already finding that I’m feeling a bit better. Thankfully, I’ve gotten rid of a lot of the really junky sugar already but I still have a ways to go.

  3. Ugh, I’m so sorry about the van! Growing up, I don’t remember my mom ever going out of the way to keep candy in the house, so I would ALWAYS sneak handfuls of chocolate chips, haha!

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