I would have to say that yesterday was one of the best days ever. I finally had my appointment with a sports doctor. I went to see Dr. Edelist at High Performance Sports Medicine in Toronto and he is my new favourite human being. Wanna know why?!?! THIS:
Yep, injury-free. I was feeling back to normal over the last few days or so but didn’t want to take any risks. He ruled out a stress fracture by feeling up my shins and ankles and then sent me for an x-ray just to see if anything funky was going on. My bones look pretty awesome if I do say so myself. I got the go ahead to run again. He said I can go on a maximum of three runs ranging from 7-12km from now until the SeaWheeze half. YAY!!
But wait, IT GETS EVEN BETTER. Just when I thought my day was made, I come home to this:
That’s right. Two more boxes of chocolate chip cookie dough Quest Bars to add to the three boxes my mom brought me from Florida. My Instagram friend Dave works for GNC and always posts these really great Quest Bar deals and I did a really good job at whining and complaining one day about how these deals and these bars (in this flavour) are not available to Canadians. He probably got sick of my whining so he sent me these to shut me up. See, whining gets you somewhere sometimes. 😉
Now let’s talk filters. I took this picture (on the left) the other day and thought let’s see what happens if I add a filter…and BAM. Look what happened:
See, I am guilty of comparing myself to people all the time. I am working on NOT doing such a thing but sometimes it just happens. The thing that I/we need to understand is that a lot of the pictures we see are taken in favourable lighting at a certain time of day (usually morning when people look their leanest) and there are filters added to make muscles pop. People don’t look the way they appear in their photos all the time. They show you their best. I might look like I have baby abs in that picture but if you see me at night I sometimes look like I am carrying a child. That is not even an exaggeration. After 4-5 meals and drinking water all day, I fill up quite nicely. So I know it’s easier said than done, but try not to look at photos and wish you looked like this person or that person. They know how to work their iPhone. They know what angle makes them look the skinniest. They use the filter that makes them look most tan. Just be you and rock what you’ve got because I am pretty sure you are fabulous and gorgeous just the way you are.
Did you set any goals for the month? I haven’t even thought about that yet!
Have you ever had to have an x-ray or MRI? What for?