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Sports Injury Rehabilitation


I've been a member of  Orangetheory for three years now and always stretch after class. On my off days I lift weights, stationary bike, zumba, yoga  and walking. Somehow I managed to get injured last October, don't know how exactly.  I got high hamstring tendonitis which is a dull aching pain high up on my hamstring, so literally a pain in the butt. So I stopped running and yoga and thought it would go away on its own but it didn't. So I went to physical therapy but wasn't consistent with doing the exercises at home so it didn't go away. My pain was manageable, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the worst it was only a 2, but it was always there. 

My Best Quarantine Purchases

Here are some recent purchases of mine that turned out to be products that works out really well that I wanted to share with you.

The only thing I like about winter is that I can wear gloves to open doors, but I don't want to wear latex gloves now. While the CDC says coronavirus doesn't easily spread via contaminated surfaces but it's still not completely impossible if you touch your face afterwards. So I bought this germ key to push elevator buttons, open some doors (depending on the width of the door handle), and push buttons on cash registers. I love, love this!

Dry June: Alcohol-Free for 30 Days


For about the past five years I have been doing a Dry January, which is a month without alcohol. Dry January is super popular in Great Britain and Dry July is a thing in Australia. This year I didn't do it in January because I went to Mexico so I did it in June instead. It was fairly easy,  I like to do this once a year as it gives me that "oil change" I need to reboot. Now I'm back to only drinking on the weekends. The reason I did it was to reboot my health goals on June 1 to help jump start my weight loss. I've been exercising consistently throughout quarantine, but have been eating a lot too. And when I drink, I get hungrier. 

Healthy Snack Bars


I wanted to share some of my favorite, clean, snack bars. I don't eat bars everyday, but it's nice to keep them around in case I need a quick snack and they're great for traveling with. All are available at Whole Foods or you can order directly from their website. 

Meal Kits Delivered


When the quarantine started I decided to sign up for two mail order meal kits. My grocery store was often empty of produce and had security problems due to people wearing masks.  I thought it would be safer for me to avoid other people at the grocery store by having my groceries delivered. I signed up for Purple Carrot which is a vegan meal kit and Marley Spoon which is Martha Stewart's brand. I used Purple Carrot five years ago and wrote a review here. While I enjoyed it I didn't stick with it because I found it expensive verses buying the same ingredients from the grocery store. But during quarantine, I found the boxes a huge help. I had so much food I couldn't order take out. I also highly recommend them if you're in a rut for what to cook. I swear some of the recipes are things I would never have done on my own but were very innovative and tasty. Getting two boxes a week, delivered on different days,  is enough food for the whole week. My credit card categories these boxes as groceries so I got 3x points on these purchases.