Monday, November 2, 2009

Step On a Crack


Morning everyone =)

Before I start, I would love any back pain remedies! I am in serious need of some help.

I have a lot to catch up on, so lets get to it...first with Eats

On Saturday after Trick or Treating we went to a Dominican Restaurant which was new to me but apparently my mom and sis go there often because the waitress asked my sister if she wanted her "regular". I started off with one on my fave Dominican drinks "Morir SoƱando" which means Die Dreaming. This drink consists of Milk, Orange Juice, Ice, Sugar, and Vanilla extract...pure bliss. I had a small salad and 1/2 a roll with butter. For the main course, I took my sister's advice and had the Steak with Fries. This steak was so delish.

After the restaurant, we went to my aunt and uncle's house and while I was there, I had another yummy Dominican drink...Malta with condensed Milk =) this is similar to an iced latte but much sweeter.

On Sunday I had 3 Mini Frittatas, 2 Pumpkin Pancakes, and Fruit with Fondue at the Brunch (read previous post). I was so full that din din was a Green Monster with Spinach. 1/2 a Banana, 1 Scoop of LMM, 1 tbsp of JIF Natural PB, Splenda, and Water. I also snacked on PB and Tollhouse Milk Chocolate Chips later in the evening

This morning I had 1 mini Frittata, 1 Pumpkin Pancake with PB, 1/2 a Banana, and Syrup and my usual coffee.

I just had more Tollhouse Chips with PB...thank God the chocolate chips are done now..."bye bye temptation, it was nice to see you but you gotta go!"

Workouts:
On Saturday I did the Circuit at the gym twice and burned 405 Calories and 230 Calories.

On Sunday I played with my Wii Fit and did Boxing, Jogging, and Hula Hooping and burned 348 Calories.

This morning I was going to skip my morning workout but then I read this comment on previous post "Your niece looks adorable... and you look so good in that picture. All of your exercising and careful eating is DEFINITELY paying off. " and I knew I had to do something! Thanks Joanne!!!!!!!

I started to do Boost Your Metabolism and after 25 minutes, I got the sharpest pain on the right side of my back. I had to stop immediately and ended the workout with 35 minutes of Namaste Yoga. This pain started last week after I worked out with my Kettlebell 2 days in a row. It stopped but then on Saturday it came back and I popped pills to make it go away and boom it came back in full force this morning (almost brought me to tears). I want to do more Yoga later today to help with the pain but my friend said I shouldn't but I don't really agree with that. What do you think?

Namaste...

-- Namaste
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13 comments :

  1. Whenever I come to your blog I feel like I'm traveling around the world through your food! I eat such typical, normal food...sometimes never ever knowing the food you eat exhisted. Brunch photos look SO good! Thanks for the worldly food travel!

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  2. As for the back pain, I would try the yoga and be careful with it. Ice, ice, ice as well!

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  3. Sharp pain? Could it be your kidneys? I'm such a bad person for "diagnosing" anything other than nutrition related problems. Could it have been just a typical cramp, since you did something new? Doesn't sound like fun. Perhaps you exercised too soon after eating?

    I LOVE the Jif Natural pb. I get the extra crunchy kind!

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  4. I think you need to get this checked out...it's been coming and going for a week, improved slightly then exercise made it come back to an extent that brought you to tears? The first time it happened = ice ice and ice. I think now would be a good time to get it checked...aches/pains can be part of exercising, but sharp pains, especially in your back = not so much.

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  5. get some tiger balm and rub it into the area that hurts.
    Soak in a hot tub of epsom salt.
    ice your back for 20 mins on and 20 mins off.
    sleep!

    gentle stretching.

    Dont do all of the following at once.

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  6. Your food looks delicious!

    I would take it easy for a few days.

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  7. i've had back pain from a bad mattress... try flipping it and see if that helps?

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  8. Hun, please go see a doctor if it doesn't go away!

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  9. Back pains are terrible .. my remedy also involves painkillers, plus liberal amounts of Deep Heat or Bengay smothered over the affected area, which is then wrapped up in a cloth bandage. Also, I use one of those heating pads - temporary bliss. Back pains usually just take a lot of time to go away.
    Btw, loving BOTH drinks u had at the restaurant!

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  10. I think it depends on the severity of your pain. If it is just an ache, then yoga might help. But if it is a sharp pain and doesn't go away, you need to see a doc and definitely refrain from exercise because you could do more damage.

    Yay, Jif Natural!! :)

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  11. Sarah, I thought of you when I brought the Natural PB...it is pretty good and I really don't notice a difference between regular Jif and this one...so that's a good thing

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  12. Oh no! i am sorry to hear about your back!!
    I would do yoga.. but only do as much as YOU feel comfortable.. Just take it easy! :)

    That juice sounds so strange!

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