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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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My First Functional Movement Screen

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Mayhem Monday: Meal Prep, Treadmills and Recovery, Oh My!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! I know I did. This past week, we dealt with some seriously cranky, teething, sick baby, our first nursing strike (thankfully, only lasting a couple of days and loooooooooooong, nights) and getting used to the better half having school one night a week and homework/reading to… Continue Reading