As you know from my last post, Channeling Jane Fonda, I decided to stop weight lifting because of back problems (spasms to be specific). Turns out that my instincts were right. I met with a physical therapist (per doctor’s orders) and he decided that the cause of the spasms is most likely due to my desk job at school. Admittedly, I didn’t pay much attention to how I was sitting and my poor posture caused my back muscles to weaken and my chest to tighten. Since my back was weak, any kind of weight-baring exercise I did just set it off because it was too much. So, he recommended 4-6 weeks of twice-a-week appointments plus at-home exercises and stretches. I actually like going because he really gets in there and works out all the “crunchies” and knots that have built up over time. The exercises are body-weight or band-based and are pretty easy but he wants to keep it that way to strengthen everything back up again. So, in addition to my at-home PT exercises I’m continuing with spin and Body Works classes. Body Works does use light weights but I just put them down for anything that has to do with my back. Lesson learned: sit with proper posture!!

About two weeks ago I posted a picture of this phenomenal salmon dish I made on Instagram (The Fit Diva) and I want to share it with you guys. I did not come up with the recipe, I just followed it. I found it on Pinterest (of course) and I loved everything about it. It was so quick and easy to make. I love all things citrus (especially lemon) with seafood/fish so this dish was perfect for me. I could seriously eat this at least once a week. My picture on Instagram is nothing compared to one from the original blog it came from so I’ll let the author’s speak for itself!

Click on the website for the recipe for “Baked Lemon Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce” from www.cookingclassy.comEnjoy!

Have a fabulous week! xoxo


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