June 8th 5K Walk and Day of Movement

June is hip dysplasia awareness month, so Mile4Hips is doing a worldwide event on June 8th. It is a 5K walk or a day of movement. There are groups all over the United States and multiple in different countries that are participating. It is to gain support and awareness for hip dysplasia. Miles4Hips is a …

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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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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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Exercise

I have decided to trial different types of workout gyms and studios around me. I want to see what I can tolerate, what feels good for this new body of mine and what will give me the best results. I am starting with spin and orange theory, then will try barre and pilates, maybe yoga …

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