November 13, 2012 by Katie
Hey everyone! I hope your weeks all started off well! So, I called it yesterday – a few short minutes after publishing my post I decided that Monday needed to be a rest day. My whole body was just asking for a day off. Although I was super tempted in the evening to hit the gym, I knew I needed to stick to studying. So I did what any normal girl would do: I had a dance party. It took about 10 minutes, 1/9 the time it would have taken me to walk to the gym, workout, and walk back. And it was way fun.
I’ve always liked Blink 182 (thanks to my older brother), but I’ve developed a sudden and passionate love for some of their upbeat songs, so as soon as one came on, I turned it up and went crazy. I hope whoever lives below me can’t hear me jumping around…
Also, I had my first real physical therapy appointment yesterday! I’ve never been to a PT, so I wasn’t sure what was going to happen, but it went about how I expected. She assessed me by having me walk, and then stretching and feeling my hip and leg muscles. Haha I kind of enjoyed it, it was kind of like a massage, but stretching instead of massaging. Except the part where she punched my hip.
Yep, you read correctly. Don’t worry, she warned me ahead of time. She said my femur wasn’t fully in my hip joint, so she literally whacked it a couple times to start moving it back into the right place. It hurt, but I laughed??? I guess that’s how I deal with pain?
Anyway, I’m going back 2 more times this week and then once next week before I head home for Thanksgiving, with even more appointments scheduled after that. Thank goodness for insurance.
She said I can try running, but suggested I foam roll beforehand, run/walk, take it easy and stop immediately whenever I feel pain. Hey, I’ll take it! So we’ll see how that goes… I’m just glad this is my super busy week (other than finals), so I have plenty of time to make it into these appointments.
Well, enough about me! Today I wanted to share with you guys a few new blogs that I’ve discovered recently. You may have been reading these for ages… but I’ve found that there seem to be certain blog circles, where groups of bloggers all read the same blogs. When I went to the Healthy Living Summit I discovered SO MANY blogs I’d never heard of, and some girls thought it was odd I’d never heard of them! Prime example: Katie at Healthy Diva Eats. Do I live under a rock? I guess so.
One blog is called Modern Girl Nutrition: A Teen’s Guide to Eating Green.
I discovered Sunnie’s blog because I’ve seen her comment on mine, so I checked her out. She’s only FIFTEEN!!!! I’m so impressed with her, there’s no way I’d have been able to keep up a blog like that at 15, or eat so healthy! I’m pretty sure my freshman year of High School involved eating as little as I could all day (to fit in…. obviously) and then having oreos after school. Winning.
Back to Sunnie. She says (on her About Me page) after once eating “Nutella straight from the jar and downing Twizzler after Twizzler” she is now “dedicated to preserving the health of our country by sharing delicious, healthy recipes and great information.” She’s got a ton of informational posts, product reviews, and a bunch of healthy recipes. Definitely go check her out for some clean eats and healthy living!
Next up is Michelle at Peachy Palate: Eating My Way to a Healthy Life.
What first drew me in were her gorgeous photos, and then once I started following I saw that she posts a new recipe every day! Or at least has so far, which is impressive in itself. Everything looks so delicious and seems pretty easy to make. I can’t wait to try out one of her recipes! Currently returning to school to study nutritional therapy, Michelle has plenty of posts on nutrition and hundreds of recipes, all healthy and colorful. If you need a new recipe, this is the blog to go to!
Last but not least is Nutrition Nut on the Run: An Active Foodie’s Pursuit of a Healthy Life, One Run at a Time.
I discovered this blog only yesterday, when I saw a tweet about her 3rd year of blogging! Clearly I’m behind the times here…
Hillary is a California girl and a recent college graduate. After having a serious health scare, Hilary has found that eating wholesome, natural food is what helps her stay healthy. She writes about recipes, running, workouts and her life. Sounds like my kind of blog! I can’t wait to see more!
What are some of your favorite blogs?
Have you ever been to physical therapy?