I wanted to give you an update on my new program, so today's post will be a Photo Blog. I'll write more soon. The topic has been transformation, so I will continue with that theme. Meanwhile, here's my week in review:
|I started my new program on July 9 and I want to take weekly update pictures. This is my first update photo. Due to my traveling last week, I took this a day late, but you get the idea.|
|My family had shrimp scampi for dinner on Sunday night, but I dropped the oil and butter and made my own healthier creation. (Below.)|
|I got in some good workouts. The core workout really pushes the limits.|
|I only got in one bike ride this week, which ended in a flat tire. I blew out the tire, which needs to be replaced. I decided to have some work done on my bike too. When I get it back, I'll tell you what I did and how I like it. Big changes.|
|You've heard of protein pancakes, right? Well I tried Protein French Toast this week. I got this recipe from Monica at Run Eat Repeat and it was amazing! |
|I took yesterday off. Pretty much from everything. Mitch, Jenna and I went to Hammonasset Beach on the shore in Connecticut. I did follow my meal plan, but I can't tell you how nice it was to just relax.|
Matthew 11:28-30 ESV
|There's something about feeling the sand between your toes.|
|Even though he's 21, he's really only about 5 inside. He dug this ginormous hole...actually, he dug three holes and tried to connect them, but they collapsed. He ended up making one humongous hole instead.|
|When it was time to go, Jenna buried him.|
The sea does something to bring me down a few notches. I really needed the rest yesterday and it was a great remedy for my soul.
Okay, drum roll, please!!!! Progress update...
|Before on left, now on right. Getting leaner, but not skinny and I like it.|
I'm definitely feeling it! And I'll be honest with you, having a new program to focus on has really helped me to keep my mind off my troubles. While life is happening around me and my heart is heavy (indeed), I couldn't physically feel better. My shoulder needs to mend. My physical therapist is concerned that I am overdoing it, which is keeping me from recovery. "Tracey, you need to think about the long term health of your shoulder. Do you want X, Y and Z to happen? Or do you want to recover?" So I have come to the conclusion that means a major step back, but I will not quit. I am more determined than ever.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
Revelations 21:4 ESV
Off to take the puppy for a walk. Happy Sunday, everyone! I'll write ,more soon. Lots to talk about.