Super human steroid stupid strength

Happy Monday friends.  We’re down in Nokomis because I’m seeing the neurologist today.  I’ve finished my run of steroids and I have to see him before starting the Topamax.  I’m hoping he still gives it to me because at first the office said he was and then they said he wasn’t and then they said, ‘after you finish the dose of steroids and then come into the office’.  I am so sick of listening to doctors.  I might be better off doing the opposite of what they say….

Doctors suck

Despite the fact that I had terrible insomnia steroids definitely gave me a lot of energy.  I tackled a ton of projects.

First, I was finally able to finish something I’ve been wanting to finish since I bought it weeks ago.  MacGyver and I had gone to an estate sale and I found an old cabinet in the garage.  It was in really bad shape but it had good bones so I offered them 5 bucks and they took it.  When I brought it home it looked like this:

cabinet

MacGyver wanted to rip the front door off and all of the sides and just refinish the top but I was having none of that because let me tell you something people, I have dreams and I had a vision.

And my vision is now a kitchen island for the Nokomis house and it looks like this:

island

This is the front, I painted it with chalk paint in ‘celery’ and then I refinished the hardware with a bronze hammered paint.

side of island

This is one side. I wanted a rack to hang a dish towel so I bought a cheap little stainless steel one and painted it with a bronze hammered paint.

butcher block island

And I have to give him credit because MacGyver did one hell of a job on the butcher block top.

The inside was tricky because I wanted to store bowls and plates and such and just painting it white wasn’t giving me the look I wanted.  Luckily I had this stick on shelf paper I bought at the dollar tree a year ago.

inside of the island

Voila! The inside is complete.

The other project I really wanted to tackle was some lawn work and that required purchasing a shit ton of retaining wall blocks and them placing them.  I was able to lift and place those suckers like a boss.  Clearly I overestimated the thickness of my skin because this is what my legs look like currently:

Legs

Nice big bruises.

What?  You don’t think that looks too bad?  How bout this?

my legs

OUCH!

I also finished a crap load of work projects and dove into several more that I’ve been meaning to start, but the best part about a week of steroids is that I not only maintained my workouts, I killed em.

I  walked 35 miles last week, five miles every day.  I didn’t overdo it and even though I still get the migraines, I got my walks in and that felt pretty good.  I also got in the most amount of steps I’ve gotten in a while at 138,900+ and lastly, I did a weight routine five out of seven days last week.  Go Steroids Me.

steps

Fitbit this!

All kidding aside, I’m really hoping the new prescription helps with the migraines because I have every bit of faith that without headaches I will be able to do all of that and more.   Of course, ultimately, I’d really like to know what is wrong with me and then get that fixed but hey, baby steps, am I right?

Tell me about your week.

Did you get all your workouts in?

What did you do this weekend?

WTF Wednesday..Workouts!

So I went for a run this morning but I only made it to 3 miles.

jogging

Apparently, I’m in worst shape than I thought!

Since being sick I have slowly been getting back into the swing of things. I ran 3 miles on Monday, 4 on Tuesday and so I figured 5 would be a good amount for today and then I planned on taking a day off tomorrow. Unfortunately, I didn’t take into account the 2 factors that would ultimately prevent me from getting those 5 miles in today.

stupid
Factor number 1, my butt is sore. My girl Kristin turned me on to the Strong Curves plan and while I am forever grateful that my butt is moving closer to my actual address, it is not without some pain. If I would have known that lifting your butt was so hard, I probably wouldn’t have let it fall down in the first place!

exercise search
Factor number 2, my legs are sore and that is due to the barre workouts. I’ve been doing a few of these a week and they are killer. I’ve tried quite a few different videos on youtube but Shauna Kathleen is the baddest of them all. And by baddest, I mean the best.

funky squat

Girl, you ain’t got nothin’ on Shauna Kathleen!

Anyway, I like what these workouts are doing for my body but I’m still getting used to the soreness and trying to run through it. The good news is that anyone who runs behind me now will get a much better view, so there’s that, and you’re welcome.

fresh as a daisy

Just a daisy with some jacked up lips….

What workouts do you do to keep your butt from traveling South?