Gentler Moves and Grooves

Yesterday was a very blue Tuesday!

Not because it was a sad day, but because the color blue popped up a lot.


Breakfast was the last of my Fage Greek yogurt (the BEST – thanks, Madre!) with blueberries, purple corn flakes (blue enough), cinnamon, and almond butter.

On the other end of the day, I met up with my friend from study abroad, Cristen! She and I (along with Megan) experienced so much of the great green Ireland and Edinburgh, Scotland together. And she loves peanut butter + banana as much as I do!

We discovered on our abroad adventures that we live pretty close to each other, so we finally met up for some ice cream at The Blue Pig.


Isn’t it adorable!? I got the roasted banana with salted caramel + fluffernutter (basically vanilla with large chunks of peanut butter), and both were very tasty. It wasn’t the creamiest ice cream, but the flavor was on point.


Cristen was the best part of the night! I love catching up with this one.


I actually had second dessert when I got home because I still needed something to fill the tank. Mini muffins with a glass o’ milk to the rescue!


My aunt made these, and they are BOMB. Perfect amount of sweetness and great texture.

I ate these while geeking out with Ben over the solar eclipse that’s coming across the United States this August 21st. We found this videoย in our research, which is equal parts hilarious and incredible.

Other foods of the day included salads and half a bagel with Kerrygold butter. Memories of Ireland…


nothing like toast with quality buttah

Madre even had the idea to make egg-in-a-hole with a bagel, so I made it for her as a midnight snack. It looked scrumptious!


Her dreams came true and she loved it.

Besides eating, I moved and grooved a bit yesterday. I mentioned in my last post that I likely have a minor labral tear, but there are still many movements that feel good/are not painful. I definitely want to keep some good range of motion in that hip joint, so I’m exercising but being verrrrry conservative and immediately stopping anything that doesn’t feel nice. Like walking. Walking doesn’t feel nice, so I’m not doing that as much (Boston will be hard when I get back there!).

The goal is to not need surgery ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s what I did:

(Superset = three sets back to back. Also, my hair has a mind of its own.)

This workoutย was all about pain-free movement, not about speed or reps. It was still fun though!

Back to Boston today!

So tell me:

Did you eat anything/go anywhere blue yesterday?

Will you be in the path of the total solar eclipse on August 21st!?ย We will not be, unfortunately, but if you will be, PLEASE FILM IT. The chance of a lifetime. I love space things (โ† obviously not an expert though).

Your opinions on buttered toast.

Have you ever needed to modify workouts due to injuries?




12 thoughts on “Gentler Moves and Grooves

  1. Well I ate blueberry yogurt yesterday, that counts! Fluffernutter ice cream sounds right up my ally.

    It stinks to have to modify workouts, but it’s best to take it easy for a few days than suffer with the injury for months (or hurt yourself worse!). I used to be the worst about being stubborn and working through my injuries despite knowing I shouldn’t. That was years ago and those injuries STILL make themselves known if I over do it because I never gave them time to heal.

  2. I hope your injury heals quickly! And that food looks so yummy! I’m a new reader and I’m so excited find a fellow Catholic college student passionate about health! I just started a blog myself and blogs like yours really inspire me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi, Mary Grace!! Wow I just visited your blog and I’m ALSO so excited to find a fellow Catholic college student who loves dance and fitness as much as I do! โ™ฅ๏ธŽ So glad we crossed paths in the blog world ๐Ÿ™‚
      And thank you for your kind words!

  3. Always buttered toast; Kerrygold butter is the best. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I hope that your tear heals up soon; I’m glad that you’re so good at being gentle with your body now.

    Also, that ice cream sounds amazing. Fluffernutter sounds like my kind of icecream.

  4. Had an ice cream cake from the Blue Pig before it was some sort of coffee flavor with chocolate mocha icing…delicious.
    Not a big butter fan…but I do like (a little) on garlic bread or cinnamon raisin toast…my brother loves Kerry gold and will eat it plain lol

  5. Ugh, just found out about the eclipse from you and I don’t think it’s visible over here in Dallas either. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
    That sounds like a good goal. ๐Ÿ˜ Glad to hear you are being gentler with yourself.

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