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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?


46 comments »

  1. I can totally relate to your PT experience. My first visit (of many, over various injuries) to the PT was for SI joint pain. He soon assessed that my joint had slipped a notch due to a sudden moment of trauma during a rowing race. He then proceeded to manipulate the joint back into place with (controlled) force. Ohmygoodness, total moment of pain and then instant relief!! I needed to stick with him for a bit for some strengthening, but found it insane that within such a short amount of time, he figure out what was wrong and fixed it.
    It’s funny you should mention favourite blogs today — I have a few of my favourites cited in my post today. All incredibly inspirational ladies I can’t imagine never having met. :)
    Kudos on sticking to your rest day! Not always easy.

  2. just what i need, katie, more blogs to fill up my reader. thanks for the new ones! i absolutely love reading blogs, its like the best part of my day (sad? no i think not) and i love discovering new to me blogs even more!

  3. Thanks for the new blog suggestions..always looking for different ones to read.

    I go to physical therapy right now for my knee three times a week and it is a killer sometimes! Yesterday she pulled the bottom part of my leg sideways while pushing down on my knee…tears were seriously forming in my eyes. I think they get joy out of hurting me sometimes.

  4. Thank you so, so, so much for all the nice words Katie! You are so sweet to include me- your blog is amazing, too and I feel so honored!:) Glad your hip is a bit better!

  5. I love having random dance parties! I like to do it in the morning while I get ready for a burst of energy!

  6. It’s amazing to me that there’s so many blogs I’ve never heard of. I can’t keep up!

  7. I’m so glad that your PT appointment went well! Sounds scary – punching your hip! AHH!! I freaked out the first time my chiropractor cracked my neck. Talk about trusting your body in someone else’s hands!

  8. I love discovering new blogs. I’m sure everyone has been on to it for awhile but I love Heather’s Better With Veggies. She’s so inspiring, and post some really awesome recipes!

  9. Lia says:

    Yay! Thanks for connecting us to some new resources and bloggers. I love getting to see some new spots and wonderful writers. I don’t read a ton of blogs; I stick to a few regulars and hop around to others every now and then when I have more free time than usual. There was a time when my google reader had a lot going on and it stressed me out more than anything else, so I keep my blog list to a minimum these days.

    I went to PT for toe surgery, I know exciting right. It hurt, but was fun at the same time, doing funny exercises for the toes!

  10. gosh that PT sounds intense but glad you are getting some nice work done on that hip of yours! I love learning about new blogs

  11. I’m glad pt is working out for you AND she said you could run a little bit. Woohoo!

  12. FUN! I’ve never seen most of these blogs! (I too live under a rock, but I only have so much time to read blogs…)

    YAY for having the hip in the right place now! :) I laugh when in pain too. Guess we can be weird together?

  13. I’ve only been to a PT once when I messed up my foot earlier this year, and that was just for an injury assessment. I thought it was so cool, though–all the things they do to help get your body back functioning. I definitely had a moment of, “Wow, I should’ve gone into physical therapy,” while I was there…riggggghhhht up until my PT started talking ligaments and tendons and all of that. I cannot handle thinking about muscle tears without getting lightheaded, so physical therapy is probably not the best field for me haha.

    Thanks for the introduction to the new blogs! I tend to read the same blogs over and over again, which isn’t a bad thing, but it’s nice to find new ones, too.

  14. Thanks for the blog shares – there are some amazing young bloggers and writers out there that totally blow my mind! Sunnie is one of them!!

    I have never been to PT. For some reason that makes me feel like something is really wrong and they will tell me I can’t _____ (fill in the blank) and I don’t like being told what to do. Which pretty much means said body part will probably fall off from gangrene. Whatevs.

    • Katie says:

      Lol well if it makes you feel better the ones I’ve seen all want to help me get back to running ASAP, not stop running!

  15. I basically spent all of 2011 and the first half of 2012 in PT for my left leg. Finding one that really helps is key! I hope yours gets you back running pain free ASAP.

  16. I’ve been to a physical therapist twice after surgery on my knees (separate injuries). When I tore my ACL I had to go to PT for 3 months and I loved it there. I became great friends with everyone and looked forward to going and recovering!

    • Katie says:

      Ah that sounds fun! I’m going at such weird times that I might not see the same people (other than my PT) but I hope so!

  17. Oh wow thanks for the mention!!!! Honoured to be included; I found your blog through Chelsey! Thanks for all the compliments!!! Your so kind!

  18. Kailey says:

    Love nutrition nut :)
    She lives in my dream state!

  19. Awww, THANKS so much for the shoutout! I love discovering new blogs, too. I will look forward to digging through yours as well. Thanks again!!

  20. Christina says:

    Thats awesome that you can run/walk. Im glad that physical therapy is going well for you :). I have random dance parties when I am really stressed out or need a study break :).

  21. thanks for the new blogs! its always nice reading new stuff, and wow 15! i wish i ate healthy when i was younger i was on a pizza fruitsnacks and brownie diet then lol

  22. Haha I totally have random solo dance parties too! Especially to the Spice Girls. ;)

    I’m glad your PT appointment went well! That’s so funny about her whacking your hip. I had something similar at my PT appointment – my hips are rotated, so she would physically try to push them back into place during our sessions. It’s weird that doing that can actually change the placement of our bones!

    And thanks for the blog recs! I love Michelle’s, but I’ll definitely have to check out the other two!

  23. first off the very FIRST cd i went out and spent my own money on was a Blink 182! they are awesome, and i’m excited because it sounds they are going to be reuniting for a double type thing with Angels and Airwaves. :) soo yay for a dance party.

    i’m also glad u were able to check in with the PT and i’ll cross my fingers hoping u get all healed up!!

    thanks for the new blogs to troll also. :)

  24. […] busy, I had a test yesterday, a presentation tomorrow, an exciting blogger event tonight, and 3 physical therapy […]

  25. Love this post! I read so many blogs and they are really ALL my favorite it’s so hard to choose! I love Carrots n Cake, PBFingers, Fitnessista and Blonde Bostonian to name a few!

  26. Cate says:

    Glad the PT is working out! I have been seeing a chiropractor recently to help with my back/calf/arm pain. It is all pretty interesting. She has given me some strength and stretches to do for now, so we’ll see how it goes.

  27. I love finding new blogs! But I follow SO many haha it’s really hard to keep up with them all sometimes.

    *** I would love it if you’d participate in my new blog link-up series Shopping List Friday! (See my blog for more details).

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