I am still completely cheat free for the Paleo Challenge. I think my injury has made it easier to follow the diet. My husband and I went out to eat once this weekend, and I was able to order a grass-fed burger, no bun, and a side salad. Also, I traveled for work this past Wednesday and Thursday, but stopped at the grocery store and loaded up on healthy Paleo eats. I also am not allowed to drink alcohol while on the prescription steroids for my foot, so no wine or beer. Boo! I was really looking forward to that one glass of red wine per night treat allowed per the challenge rules.
I decided to make a list of the top 5 worst things and 5 best things about having a stress fracture. Here they are.
|My lovely crutches!|
The 5 Worst Things about Having a Stress Fracture:
- Trying to “limp run” to answer my phone when I left it upstairs
- Having a black shoe I have to wear with every outfit. I have a really cute brown sweater I wanted to wear this weekend!
- Admiring all the happy people running – Honestly, it seems everyone smiles when they are running – Did I not notice this before or is my mind playing tricks on me and they are really not smiling?
- Being called “Peg Leg” by Coworkers
- My husband threatening to take my picture on the seated grocery scooter – I decided I would use my crutches instead.
The 5 Best Things about Having a Stress Fracture
- Not feeling lazy for sitting around all day reading endless Paleo blogs.
- Seated Dishwashing – You should try it!
- All the magazines I can read while on the Stationary bike
- My husband’s willingness to wait on me and help with the household chores
- The fact that this injury is temporary and as long as I follow the doctor’s orders and stay off my foot, I will get better and be back to running and Crossfitting in no time!
~ Savannah FitNut aka Morgan McNeal