Paris…

I have my 2 week follow up with my Surgeon tomorrow! I can’t wait to see what he says. Since I kicked my toe last week, I have been having some pain in the joint area. Ok, ALOT OF FACKING PAIN. It may be crazy but, I think it feels like it is dislocated….hmmmm🤔 I’ve never had a dislocation but from what I’ve been reading, it sounds pretty on point, what I am feeling. The sutures are on the bottom left inside of my toe, and the other work that was done, is on the top right-side of my toe. Both feel fine, and are pretty much healed up, but I can’t put too much pressure on my toe and it WON’T BEND. When I try to bend it, FACK ME😰😫. It is still really red and swollen, also a weird sign. I keep it SUPER clean and dry like he said, so I really have no other facking clue. I am just hoping he takes some scans so we can be sure….this sucks….

Well yesterday, Ivan decided that he wants to start preparing to go on the “Paris” trip with Alexi. On the scooter. I for one don’t think she’ll make it, lol. So he decided yesterday that he wanted to go to Valencia to the Aquarium with her today and they’ll be back tomorrow. It was a long ride….lol. At the same time, Anthony sends an invite to go out all day. So, yeah….I’ve been here all by myself, all day😕. It sure is quiet and lonely…..I vacuumed the house, mopped, and laid out for a few hours too👙. Got some GREAT color!

I will keep you posted on the outcome tomorrow. Hopefully all goes well🙏🏼🤞🏼

Cheers,

Bandage off…

Bandage off! Today I had my 1 week follow-up appointment to remove the bandages from my foot today. OMG it feels SO much better. It started to feel like it was being squeezed and my facking toe was going to pop. The Dr. said that it was normal b/c of the type of bandaging they use to compress it. Well, as he was talking to me and showing me my toe (and the work performed) I actually was about to pass out. I got really nauseous, cold sweats, blurry vision, and I could hardly hear what he was saying to me (thank god Ivan was there to take notes!) He had me lay down for a few minutes and said it was a normal reaction. Look, I was an MA and I’ am normally REALLY okay with this stuff….I love to see procedures. Maybe b/c it was my foot? IDK…but it was weird.

I took Alexi to Mugendo on Tuesday. We took a taxi on the way there but walked back. I had to stop about 2 blocks away from the house b/c my toe was swelling, I could feel it, but we made it home. It felt so good to get out of the house and regain some independence. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but Ivan has had to do all of the shopping and cooking, etc.. So it was nice to get out of the house and ease back into my world.

Obviously, not too much going on otherwise. I am enjoying my hubby being on vacation and most of all, how he’s doing things everyday that requires him to do….not much…lol. His brain needs rest.

Have a good one!

Running with the Bulls…

Totally feeling GREAT yesterday and today. No more pain meds, just trying to get around🙃 Ivan went and bought me a cute pair of flat sandals (if anyone knows him, and how much he hates flats, hehehee😋) he bought them and put them on my feet like I was Cinderella👑👡! (my cup runneth over💕). His handsome, happy, pleasing face made my day😍 All four of us went for a walk. I made it pretty far, I was surprised! We were hanging out having drinks and tapas enjoying conversation while Alexi was playing at the park. We’ve opened a brand new door and I think we are getting excited⭐️

Today, Sunday was kind of a good day. We went grocery shopping and Ivan cooked👨🏽‍🍳 for me b/c he and Anthony will be gone for the next 2 days. They are going to the Bull run (god, I hope they don’t drink too much and try and run with the bulls🍻🐂🚩🏃🏼🏃🏼) As we were eating lunch we heard Alexi crying, like, I mean yelling, crying from her room, so I went hopping over as fast as I could and I FACKING slammed my facking toe into the door😳😵(yes….the toe w/the surgery) I wanted to FACKING die⚰️ The pain was so immediate. So intense. So excruciating, I thought for a minute I just might pass out. Don’t worry, Alexi was only screaming b/c her damn balloon popped😐🎈….w.t.f., really!? The pain was so intense I thought I was going to vomit🤢 I went to lay down after I unloaded on Ivan🙊, sorry babe. But thank you for taking care of me….after a few hours it was MUCH better but…I’ve also been having stomach pain all day, and I think it was from the damn Ibuprofen’s I’ve been taking, so I haven’t had any in 2 days. I feel MUCH, MUCH better as i am writing this🙏🏼

It’s supposed to rain tomorrow, I hope not. I really want to lay out and take it easy. Ivan and Anthony will be home Tuesday night some time (if they leave the damn bulls alone, lol🐂🤣🏃🏼🏃🏼)

Have a good Sunday everyone!

It’s addicting…

Hey ya’ll, TGIF! I am 2 days post-op and today is MUCH better than yesterday😉 I tried to stay off pain meds to keep clean😣, but OMFG, NOT possible😳😱. Yesterday was the worst😰. There was no possible way to get comfortable. Just the constant throbbing in my facking foot😬👣 Like a damn toothache, ache. Nothing I did would stop the throbbing, only hanging my foot off the couch eased it a bit. Which is weird, b/c you’d think that the blood going downward would cause it to hurt more….no it didn’t. Anyways, I started on my ibuprofen every 4 hours as directed, and that has REALLY helped. I slept really well last night too😴💤

I had a ton of energy this morning, so yes…naturally, I decided to do a “chair” workout💪🏼⑁ It’s addicting, what can I say😜? These workouts I found are for people who have lower body disabilities, permanent injury, and/or are recovering from a lower body injury. Ivan didn’t seem pleased 😐 he told me to stop and just rest so I can recover sooner. But I can’t stand just sitting here😳😬 So I decided to do something while sitting😋 I did 2 videos and worked up quite a bit of a sweat💦 So after I was done, I laid out on my balcony for a little over an hour☀️ That was SO nice and relaxing. Ivan went to the store and took Alexi with him. I have a rough time taking a shower, but I can manage on my own🚿

Food- I have been extremely careful of my food/caloric intake🥗🍆🥒. So far, so good🙏🏼 I don’t want the same thing to happen as last time (after my IUD removal surgery). Today is my hubby’s last day of work before his vacation🎉🎈🥃🍻☀️ I am more excited for him I think, lol. He’s been really stressed trying to make sure his hand-off is done well (but we all know it’s a never-ending task. Or so it seems)🤓 He really needs this time to decompose (inside joke😂🤣). This man has been doing EVERYTHING around here b/c of my surgery. I wish I could show him how much I appreciate him and all of his patience and help. I love you sweetie💕 please try to relax and enjoy your vacation🛵🏖🌇

With that said, he’ll be off soon and I want to greet him with a drink in hand🥃 💏 Have a good one ya’ll!

Cheers!!🌹

Surgery day…

Hello! So, I had my surgery today. I was somewhat nervous this morning, but my BP didn’t show it, that I am happy about. I was STARVING though. Omg….I couldn’t eat/drink since midnight and my surgery was scheduled for 2:30 pm….W.T.F.. Since they put me under, I had no idea of the time, and when they finally called Ivan it was after 6pm! I couldn’t believe it took so long. Seems that everything went well, and now I just have to keep it wrapped up until next week. Lovely….there goes my tan…lol.

The kids came with us, so they all went to lunch while waiting for me. Poor Alexi was loosing it. She didn’t want to bring her purse, so she had nothing to do. I am home now, and the pain meds and numbness are almost non-existent. Boy, am I feeling it. FACK. I also have to take a blood thinner for anti-clotting. Weird…I have to give myself a shot of it everyday….like insulin….strange…why not pills? Anyone ever done this before?

We didn’t do much yesterday for the 4th. Ivan made some amazing hamburgers and got MacDonald’s fries, (but I ate my food!) and we just hung out. He was on-call in the evening so we had to be close by. All in all, it was a chill night. Hope everyone enjoyed their day! The pics of everyone are great!

I am going to log off now, I need to figure out my meds and try and get some rest. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Cheers.

4th of July….

Oops, I did it again….lol🤣 I am here and alive😜 Been tryin’ to keep Alexi busy and I am going nuts😳 We’ve gone to the beach a few times now, and I was able to get my hubby to come along yesterday. I think he had a good time. He went to buy something from the store down the street from where we were sitting, and he came back with a huge grin, beer, and an awesome little cooler bag☀️💕🍻. PERFECT for the beach! I’ve had a few Dr. appointments I’ve been attending (for my toe), yes, my surgery is scheduled for tomorrow😬, the 5th. I had to run a few errands today b/c I don’t know how long I will be out of commission regarding walking. So we missed Mugendo🥋

Alexi had her birthday on Sunday (2nd) and I think she had a blast🎉🎀💜🎈🎁She had a morning of presents, Italian food by the beach, then to the movies to watch Wonder Woman, and a “Trolls” cake for desert. Tons of cool toys that have actually kept her pretty busy😁 I had to pick up her math and literature books for the summer (they have to be turned in when she goes back to school in Sept). The teachers here will recommend what the students need to work on during the summer and they get graded when returning them the first week of the following school year. Pretty cool I think. So, she is busy📕📘!

Happy 4th of July too🇺🇸🎉☀️ We attended a shitty-ass “American” party here. OMG….it was for Americans living here in Spain, and I have to tell you….what they were representing…..SUCKED🙈😬. Anthony brought Maria, and we were like look Maria, in the states, it is WAAAAYYY better then this crap. They even had crap food….lol. 4th of July food represents, BBQ’d stuff….hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, chicken, snacks, chips, etc…..but all they had was pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and tacos😕😧 Tacos?! WTF?! That is NOT American…lol. We watched Spanish performers and the Ronald McDonald (fundraising) dude did his ENTIRE magic show in Spanish😐 What the hell was American about that?! They did have line dancing…which was cool, of course it was Country music, Carrie Underwood, etc., that was the only thing that was pretty much the best part, Oh, and Alexi had her face painted🤗 We left there early and had drinks somewhere else.

My workout journey just keeps getting better and better💪🏼💜 I am SO pleased with my progress and results. My food is amazing and I feel fantastic. This fasted cardio routines (which I used to do a few years ago, but didn’t know there was a name for it) are great! I love having my shake afterwards. I believe me being comfortable and happy now, with myself, is why I am SO extra….hmmmmm, lost for the right word(s)…..Giddy? Excited? Happy? Motivated? Maybe just being comfortable is what is making me be, a better me. Emotionally, physically, and mentally🤔🙂💕

I will have more for ya’ll. I think I’ll be down for the count the rest of this week at least, I will write more.

Have a great 4th and stay safe!🇺🇸🔥🎉🎈🍻☀️😎

 

M.I.A……

Hey everyone! Yeah, I’ve been MIA for a while, I know. Not too much going on. Besides the fact that I am KILLING it with my eating and my workouts! My hubby has been my chef and my coach. He really keeps me going when I feel like shit. Thank you my love! I haven’t lost any weight BUT…..I am fitting into my jeans that I haven’t worn in a few years! I keep them close to remind me to keep going, but since its been so hot, I haven’t bothered to try them on in a couple of months. So something awesome is going on, FINALLY. So I did on Sunday, b/c it was raining here and thought, what the hell, I’ll wear pants. And O.M.F.G……they ALL fit. THEY ALL FIT LIKE AMAZING!!!!! No cupcake!!!! I am SO STOKED!!!!! So for sure I am getting somewhere.

Here’s some sad news, I have to have my toe surgery next week……I am SO afraid that it is going to set me back, not being able to get my normal workouts in for a while. But I am determined this time to facking keep pushin! I started morning fasted cardio routines. It actually REALLY helps. I have my coffee before I workout (no food though) and then my “mid-morning snack” as my breakfast. It is my shake. I have been blending all together with ice, it tastes SO good (chocolate whey protein w/200ml water, 1tbsp. natural peanut butter and 1 banana). I have been using a new whey protein, and have noticed a big difference. Everything is going so well, and it makes me so nervous for the surgery…..

The kids are adjusting to summer well. We’ve gone to the beach once, but need to go tomorrow.  It is supposed to rain the rest of the week, Alexi’s birthday is on Sunday, and my surgery is next week. We won’t be able to go for a while…..but seriously…..I am determined to go, even if I have to wear a plastic bag over my foot until I get to my towel!! LOLl #ineedatan

Have a good Monday, ya’ll!

Cheers

College Bound!!!

I’m not dead! Hahhahahaa🤣☺️ But it’s still HAH (hot as hell)🔥🔥😰 Well, we’ve had some exciting news around here….Anthony FACKING graduated from high school👨🏼‍🎓🎓🎉🎉🎈🎈 YUP, he passed!!! OMG what a facking relief🤗 I know the weight has been lifted from his shoulders. We celebrated last night, he wanted sushi👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🍣🍚🍻 I was on the the phone with my dad when he came home and told me. Ivan wasn’t here yet. Anthony wanted to trick him, but he could hardly contain his giggles😊…lol. It was a great sight to see them embracing the moment😍 Alexi passed her belt exam last week, and is now a green belt🥋 She was so excited. They had a small party for them when they were done🎉

Tomorrow is the last day of school, and I can proudly say, I have one going into  3rd grade and one going into college. Ivan, we did it babe. Our first born is on his way. Good job on us too, I love you! 😘💕🙌🏼👏🏻

Oh, okay….we bought an AC on Friday!! Ivan has been working to get the vent system set up (apartment setup is a little different) we have three vent areas. We’ve only tried two, and they both make it SO comfortable. There were a lot at the store when we went, but Ivan had to go back on Saturday for something and he said everything was completely sold out😳 Even the stock room was empty (he spoke to the guy from friday) CRAZY! It’s definitely not normal for this heat, this soon🔥

My exercise and diet have been great. Salmon, turkey, veggies, veggies, veggies!!!! We’ve been grilling them (by we, I mean Ivan🙃lol) and oh, they are SOOO good. I love the BBQ’d flavor! I continue with my videos; Billy, Sarah, and Barre workouts. It really is taking more time then I initially thought😳. I mean, A LOT more time. Slowly but surely it is melting off. I can see it/feel it. 🙂

Have a good one ya’ll!

Death Valley….

No air😦 I am melting on my couch as I write this💧Fack me….it was hella hot today and still is tonight☀️ I have all of our windows open and fans on, but damn, it is not enough! Lol, I know it’s hot when my hubby complains….I have been biting my tongue😎 waiting for him to say something this week and he finally did today….lmao, I wasn’t going to be the first! As soon as he said it I was like fack, thank god, I’ve been dying but couldn’t be first😆 But seriously, it’s like Death Valley up in here🏜🔥☀️

I had a great workout today, still a little stiff from yesterdays Barre workout, my legs, geezzzz….OUCH😳. I stretched a lot when I was finished this morning. I have been eating SO good this past week and a half. I still get in a TON of water and it really does help with clearing up the skin💧 I know immediately when I have not had enough, b/c my lips are chapped. Right away I feel it. Plus in this damn heat, I am working on keeping all of us hydrated. We do not drink soda or juices (unless it’s freshly juiced from my juicer). There is no ice cream, soda, cookies, cakes, popsicles, etc. in our house. When we do have it, it is for that moment only and that’s it. Temptation is a bitch. All snacks are in the fridge; carrots, celery, baby tomatoes, apples, bananas, etc.. Fresh produce is wonderful and so healthy🍏🍅🥕🍆🥑🍓🍒🍉🍌

I am really happy tomorrow is Friday🎉 This week has been dragging on and I am SO ready for it to be over. Alexi had Mugendo today and since she now gets out at 1pm (for the rest of the day) she was able to change at home and we took our time walking and talking🥋 I love these moments with her👩‍👧💕 She loves doing her math and playing I spy as we walk. I love her so much👧🏼💓 Tomorrow she has an oral book report due. She’s been practicing with us this whole week. Yes, her book is in Catalan and I cannot understand that much of it, but…I get the jist of it😜 She also has her belt exam tomorrow with Mugendo. Exciting times! If she passes, she’ll be a green belt🥋

Well, I am going to drag my hot, half melted body to take a shower now🔥 If you don’t hear from me tomorrow, that means I didn’t make it to the shower and I must be a puddle of sweat on my dinning room floor🤣👋🏻

Rockin’ my world….

It is too damn hot these days…lol☀️😰 I know most of us complain about the weather all of the time, too hot/too clod, etc., I’ll admit it. I try not to, but whatever😜 I’M DYING…😩 I have been using our huge house fan (we don’t have AC) in the morning when I workout but we don’t use it at night b/c it facking sounds like a rocket taking off, lol🚀. I have no clue how Anthony can use it in his room at night. We tried a few times last summer, but I couldn’t sleep thee entire night😳 However, It does its job during my workout though.

Our suspenseful few days have ended on an upside note [sigh of relief}😌 so now we are only awaiting Anthony’s grades. Alexi is moving on to 3rd grade and she is SO excited about it. So get this….today I am looking at her and I notice more red pimple-like bumps on her upper legs and torso. They are warm to the touch and she is sensitive to them, but they do not itch nor are they liquid filled. Only like pimples🤔 So I am glad she had her 1 year physical today so I could ask the Dr. about it and she also received her 2nd dose of Meningococcal vaccination (required here). Her Dr. didn’t seem very concerned about the bumps, and he gave us an ointment to put on it. I made her a Dermatology appointment to get it checked out, to be on the safe side, and I also took pics of them, fack that. I want this gone. Alexi and one of her classmates did tell me that there is a student in the class w/something like it all over her legs….I wish they would communicate that to us….some things are left unmentioned and it drives me nuts🤐😑 So we now have to wait and see if the ointment works (fingers crossed)🤞🏼

I did get in my awesome workout this morning and my meals were HELLA good👍🏻 I mean, these new flavors are rockin’ my world, lol🙃 I love bbq flavored foods, it really says “summer is here” (besides the damn heat, lol) but the best part for us is, it is an indoor bbq grill! So year ’round it is😂 I have to make a grocery run tomorrow and get a few more goodies. I’m looking forward to more Salmon! Boy, I was wrong about it back months ago….plus my hubby is a great chef! I think it all has to do with him👨🏽‍🍳😘

#thankful
#ilovefood