Good Monday morning friends! Are you enjoying this long weekend? I have. It was welcomed. I am still in recovery mode over here but I can tell a huge difference.
I actually had a follow up appointment on Wednesday. I left quite upset and then once I thought through that, it has turned into determination. My doctor explained all he did in there. There was more meniscus tearing than he anticipated, the inside of my knee is quite flared looking and angry and the cartilage at my tibial plateau is basically gone, I believe. He had to do some scraping and cleaning there. He told me the only thing I need to be doing is walking or bike riding and I should never plan to do any squats or stairs. Hearing the word NEVER come from a doctors mouth is quite devastating. I am going to do a Country Heat challenge, however, I will modify it to include no jumping on that knee or squats if there are any in the moves. I am excited to see exactly how much I can do instead of just quitting because I heard NEVER.
To talk about my weekend, I am linking up with my friend Katie, as is becoming the norm!
Today began the Beachbody Health Bet and I am so excited! We started the morning with Country Heat. I had to do a lot of modifying but I did the entire portion of Country Swing. Whenever it was a move that I felt would not be good for my knee, I would either step touch or graprevine. I was definitely sweating by the end. I did ice my knee afterwards and it is still aching. It is letting me know I am using it!
I have been having so much fun doing yoga with my nephew. He LOVES it. The first night, I was done so he found a YouTube video on his own and did it.
On Saturday, Kevin and I went on a day date to St Augustine. We found a fantastic restaurant. It was called Back 40 Cafe. If ever you are in the area, GO! The Jerk Chicken Nachos are out of this world! My entree was the Island Bowl and Kevin got the Wet Burrito. My Island Bowl was fantastic but Kevin said his burrito was just OK. He said it lacked taste. I think it was because we had the nachos first. There was nowhere to go from there because they were so good!
Kevin also found his dream guitar and put it on layaway.
I bought a purse. And a wallet. And a cosmetic case. The sale was insane! I got all of this for about 70% off!
While we were gone on our day date, it was incredibly nasty. Every where we went, we had to drive 30-40 miles per hour because the rain was so bad. I entertained myself by taking pictures so I wouldn’t drive Kevin crazy by having a heart attack every few seconds.
Today, we are at my moms. My brother is grilling ribs. I brought some wild caught salmon to throw on the grill. YUM!
I have to go back to the office tomorrow. I’m not crying. Yes I am.
Did you have a good Labor Day? What did you grill?