Graduating Physical Therapy

Well this is a little overdue, but better late than never! I graduated PT on October 19th. Now the real ironic back story here is that I actually had my last appointment scheduled for October 16th. That happened to be my one year hipaversary from my LPAO. That appointment was scheduled a couple months in …

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Individual Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes

I had A LOT of requests for this recipe from the instagram (@caitlinmforrest) stories I posted. So here ya go! Individual Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes Makes 24 cupcake size pies For the crust: 3 cups almond meal 10-12 large pitted dates 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt For the filling: 2 cups dry cashews soaked in water …

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These Are My Tattoos!

Today is my one year hipaversary!!! I celebrated with an early morning spin class. I have come so far in one year with this body. Last year at this time, I was in the OR for 12 hours and went through four surgeries with two different surgeons. I received six incisions total from that day. …

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My Story Got Published!

Below are excerpts from my Dream Big post on the jennischaefer.com website. Go check her out as she's doing amazing work with PTSD, trauma and eating disorders. Dream Big: Overcoming Adversity and Fighting PTSD "...I’m a genuinely happy person. I love adventure. I’m usually seen smiling and laughing. I love being active, and it’s always been my …

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Tea Party Thank You

There are some women in my life who really stepped up for me during my surgeries and recoveries. I mean really went above and beyond. My best friend came down after each hip to help care for me. She had her husband switch his work schedule so he had multiple days off in a row …

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Dance Party!

Coming full circle... I truly love full circle moments. And last night was a big one for me. In February 2017, when I was bedridden after my neck and right hip surgery, I made two big goals for after recovery. As many of you know, goal #1 was a trip to Portugal and Morocco. I completed …

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Spin!

Ok so here's my update on the past few weeks of taking spin classes. I LOVE IT! I went to Rushcycle Encinitas and there seems to be such a community/family feel at this studio. All the classes and teachers were awesome. I have felt my body changing and my cardio improving. I had to modify …

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Physical Therapy Around The World

When I was traveling this summer, I made sure to take my PT exercises and bands with me. I kept up with my exercises to keep my body on track and strong so I could handle the sightseeing, adventures and whatever was thrown my way during a trip. I am so proud of myself for …

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Girlfriends

Sometimes you just need a day with one of your best girlfriends. Today was that day for me. I woke up in a funk and honestly had been in a bit of a funk for a couple of days. I was trying to make myself go for beach walks, cook healthy food, sleep and just …

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Costco Trip Milestones

Costco use to be a place I would go for a big outing in my day. It was a place I could get an electric scooter and just cruise up and down every aisle. Plus, samples! Can't go wrong there. It was seriously a place I loved to go as a "field trip." I have …

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