We made it steak night in South Florida. Since I had to go pick up a prescription at Target today, I perused the meat section. Thankfully, they had a full case of steaks at a great price. Naturally, I made the hubby’s day and bought two cases. We also had corn on the cob left from the farm box. Fortunately, the South Florida weather allows for using the grill 365 days of the year. I don’t think there’s any better scent at dinner time than a charcoal grill. Thus we had a delicious meal with grilled sweet corn, steaks, roasted potatoes and fresh cucumber salad.

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Of course I earned this delicious meal with a hard day’s work virtual schooling my boys, walking the dogs, working out and going to yoga. In fact, I even started an executive certificate program through FAU’s Business School. Needless to say it was a busy and productive day. I gave myself a generous reward tonight after dinner as I finished off the last remaining Cadbury eggs in the house. Thank God Easter is over because two months in quarantine with a healthy supply of Cadbury Eggs would quickly double my BMI.

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We’ve been under quarantine for almost a month now. For those of us with a March/April birthday or anniversary it is a hard time to celebrate. I mean I officially entered my fourth decade of life with no grand celebration, party or trip. Clearly once the pandemic is over I will be primed to celebrate in a grand fashion. Of course, I’ll also be up to celebrate all my friends birthdays and anniversaries. After this is over, we will all be ready to party and drink together.

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Meanwhile, I’m trying to stay healthy by eating sort of responsibly (less the Cadbury egg today) and working out regularly. This way when we can go out and party again, I’ll be able to fit into the clothes already in my closet. In fact, I started the 8:2 plan again. This helped me manage my weight once my thyroid died, which was a tall order. The 8:2 is a type of intermittent fasting in which you eat regularly for 5 days and then only 800 calories for two days. It is also referred to the 5:2 where you eat 500 calories on the fasting days. Since I’m active, I’m eating 800 calories on my fasting days.

Today’s BBG resistance workout was arms and abs. I realized that I really hate drop pushups and raised leg sit-ups with a twist. Sadly, I suck at both and they suck the life force out of me. They’re simply inhumane. Most importantly, the workout was really taxing. Consequently, my shoulders were quite sore afterwards. To be clear, they were tight when I woke up. I’m a side sleeper, which is doing neither of my shoulders any favors.

Fortunately, Christine’s yoga class was all about the shoulders. Her yoga classes are unlike any other I have taken before. I like to think of it as a cross between physical therapy and yoga. It’s extremely functional. In her classes, Christine uses these magical balls (get your mind out of the gutter) to really get into and massage your soft tissue. To be honest, it does hurt at times, but it’s an effective and not damaging pain. She combines the therapy ball massage with stretching and strength building exercises. The end result is muscles that are stronger more flexible and more mobile. It has been the perfect class for healing my body. You really should check her out (link is below.)

Here’s a list of our day’s activities:

*Reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and loving it!

*Watched Balthazar and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia 

*Completed BBG day 3 week 8 arms and abs

*Walked 1 mile with Athena and Anakin

*Attended Midweek Yoga Break with Christine from Movement Yoga

*Took Anakin, Maya and Athena on multiple walks

*Worked on Obedience Training with Anakin inside.

*Pulled my hair out (again) managing my teenagers virtual schooling.

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