I have Posterior Tibial Tendonitis in my left leg. The tendon is responsible for some of my knee and ankle pain according to the Physical therapist and the doc told me recovery would be long. Recovery and PT have been decidedly unpleasant but PT is working. Slowly.
Due to the injury, my fitness game is limited. I am not allowed to lift heavy or spend too much time on my feet. Yoga, Pilates, and some walking in 30-minute increments make up the majority of my training schedule. Yay. The pain increases the fatigue, but it’s not anything new. Fibro/CFS life, right?
Of course, my weight is having a negative effect on recovery. Nutrition is the main focus for hitting my goals. I’m currently following 2B Mindset and figuring out how to customize my plan. The program is helping me change my relationship with food and to get in more water and veggies daily. It’s also helping me pinpoint exactly how much corn I can have before I have a reaction. I’m not allergic, but am sensitive to it. I’m losing inches and have fewer digestive issues all around.
I’m counting down to the big 5-0 and kicked off 2019 with the Shrimp & Grits 5K (one of the Charleston Marathon events). There was a new course (all flat, baby), a new location for the finish and after party, and were veggie grits available. There was also coffee which was awesome because it was COLD!
Meal prep is not just a one-day marathon anymore. I break it into a two-day thing and find it a better fit overall. As always, there are batches of greens and beans every week.
Batch cooking this way makes it easy to throw together meals on the fly that I did not necessarily plan for. I felt like Asian food one night, so I made Edamame Cauliflower Fried Rice with the baked tofu I batch cooked, a cup each of frozen edamame and mixed veggies, and two cups of cauliflower rice.
And now you’re up to date. If you have any questions for me about my nutrition, PT, food prep game, or anything, feel free to ask.