Fri – Stage 4 of the New Rules of Lifting for Women (full-body strength training).
Sat through Sun – Rest.
On Friday, I promised that I would quit bitching and go to the gym, despite the snow accumulation. Then, immediately after lifting, I pulled my lower back. I could lie and say that I have no idea how it happened, but I think it was snatches. This had happened once before, but I figured it was because I (literally) jumped out of bed. I am getting old and it is not pleasing
Anyway, I iced it like crazy and ate ibuprofen like crazy and it feels mostly better today. I’m trying to be really smart and resting until it’s fully recovered, even though I want to be stupid and go back to the gym. That makes me a grownup, I think.
1) I promptly did what any sane person would do after having a stressful day – baked cookies! Specifically, these delicious SkinnyTaste oatmeal raisin ones that never, ever fail. Back pain be damned, this girl gets cookies.
2) My prince charming made breakfast on Saturday morning (and Sunday morning) and it was delish, as always. He makes eggs that are perfectly runny without being gross. Served with sautéed broccoli and panfried veggie sausages.
3) And because we now do breakfast in two courses, it was followed up with pancakes and coffee.
If the pancake looks a little weird, that’s because it is a little weird. We found it in a paleo cookbook (paleo - have you heard of it? Just kidding) and were intrigued by the simplicity of its ingredient list: pumpkin, eggs, spices. I told my DH about the two-ingredient pancake that’s been raging the HLB scene lately, so trying the recipe was a no-brainer.
At the risk of sounding ridiculous, it tasted…eggy, to me. We decided that if you said, “Hey, eat this awesome eggy dish!” then we would be like, “om nom nom!” But if you said, “Hey, eat this awesome pancake!” then we would be like, “Hm…”
I guess I can’t say that we read a paleo cookbook and tried some recipes without at least a little explanation. Chris has been very interested in it lately; he loves the simplicity of the foundational rules, the fact that it’s largely based on whole, natural foods, and its abhorrence for processed grains.
I remain a little unconvinced (the rampant saturated fat consumption makes me a little edgy) and the huge quantities of meat really freak me out. It has, though, been interesting to learn about it.
Paleo – what do you think?
Have you ever hurt your back before? I hope not