Staying healthy at home!

Well life has really been “different” these last few weeks. I’m still off work due to my nanny family having Covid. My coach is finally back after 2 weeks off for Covid. I’m missing my nanny kids like crazy. I’m super stressed with all the work we need to do to get ready for our first baton twirling competition. But on a positive note I’ve had lots of me time. I’ve basically just been at home. The house is super clean and I’m running out of things to organize! I’ve done a lot of home work outs because it’s been so cold and snowy but i have made it to the gym a few times! We continue to cook our healthy meals at home and i do enjoy making a hot lunch! All in all life is good despite everything going on! The most important part is all my loved ones are home resting with Covid and no one has needed medical attention!

Shoveling is great cardio
Adding weights to my workouts has been really great!
Protein pancakes and eggs is a favorite breakfast around here!
Strawberries and sugar free syrup
Another yummy breakfast! Low calorie muffin, a slice of toast and fruit & yogurt!
Low carb wrap, fat free salsa, chick pea and veggie salad for lunch!
After a crazy week we decided to get subs for dinner! I added some veggies and skipped the chips!
Hot lunch at home!
Pork, brown rice and asparagus
Sweet potato and pork!
Found some ritz crisps that are dangerously good but i made sure i portioned them out!
Snack buffet when i can’t decide!
High protein breakfasts are needed some days!

Open Heart Surgery & Covid

Well week three of 2022 has been eventful. My youngest bonus daughter had to undergo open heart surgery. She was born with a hole in her heart and at 8 months old had her first surgery. We knew eventually she would need another surgery to have a valve replaced and that time was now. She just turned 11 but she is tall and entered the womanly phase of her life, so it was time to help her heart get stronger! It was a long day at the Cleveland Clinic but the surgery couldn’t have gone better. Her mom stayed overnight with her and my husband went down during the days. On her 5th day in the hospital, they sent her home. She was up and walking, pain was minimal and she didn’t require any tubes or oxygen. What a rockstar! She truly is a Congenital Heart Warrior!

My oldest bonus daughter keeping me sane
Trying to keep my husband distracted
My husband sent me this from up in her hospital room prior to surgery!
Minutes before she went back for surgery
A visit from Trotter, the clinic dog!
Music therapy with her favorite instrument
Finding out she gets to come home
Freedom!

I unexpectedly had the entire week off from work because everyone had Covid. I was super sad being away from all my favorite people, but so thankful i wasn’t exposed since my daughter was having a major surgery. Somehow the universe aligned for me. My work besties are all starting to slowly feel better and I’m so grateful no one ended up in the hospital.

But wait there’s more…..my coach for my baton corp also has Covid. She has been down for 2 weeks and we are trying to prep for our first competition of the season. It has been nuts but her healthy and all the girls staying healthy is our number one priority. She, too, is finally starting to feel better and i hope i get to see her beautiful face this week. Our competition is in 6 days and we have a lot to do!

Needless to say this week has been insane. I’m hoping life starts to return to somewhat normal this week! With that being said, praying my mom’s cataract surgery goes well this week!!!!