Hey guys! How are y’all? I feel a massive weight lifted off of my shoulders: I made a doctor’s appointment today to have my knee checked out. Come lunchtime on Thursday I should have an inkling of what’s going on in there!
Today I’ve eat 2 bowls of food that have kept me positively stuffed all.day.long! First my quinoa cereal this morning, and then at lunch I had a makeshift mole bowl with some leftovers from last night:
The base is about 1/3 cup brown rice, 2 Tbsp black beans (that’s what we had leftover), 2 cups fresh spinach, 1 small sweet potato (cooked in the microwave then chopped), topped with mole sauce, shredded carrots, and the last of the chopped avocado salsa. It was SO good, but I only was able to eat 3/4 of it! I also drank a ton of water, so by the time I was done with lunch I was feeling like this:
My dogs are so funny…Bunker thinks he’s just too cool and Keira craves attention. The thing is, if you give Keira attention, Bunker’s coolness snaps and he climbs in your lap. That’s right, 100 lbs of of lab in your lap. Thank goodness Nate was there to document!
Oh! I don’t know why/how I forgot, but Nate designed some business cards for me for the blog! Cute, right? (This also displays my Butterfinger egg and sugar-free LifeSaver I had to satisfy the sweet tooth!)
About halfway through the day I got an email saying I had a box at the front desk…turns out it was the goody bag I won from Ashley at Healthier Happier Bear!
It’s FILLED with goodies like Aveeno Nourish and Condition Leave In Treatment, Clean Simply Soap, Vichy Liftactive Retinol HA Eyes, Dr. Loretta Youth Fill, Mirabella Lipstick, Suave DamageCare Shampoo, Memoire Liquie Eau de Parfum, Sonia Kashuk Lip Crayon, ELF Eyebrow Treat & Tame, Lancome La Laque Fever Lasting Lip Color, Kahina Eye Serum, Geri G Cosmetics Mixer Kit, Issey Miyake Eau de Toilette, and a TON more! Nate and I are going to dig through it more when we get home 🙂 Thank you so much Ashley!
A co-worker’s birthday was today and he got a TON of cupcakes! The great thing is he was willing to share too! This bad boy was vanilla on vanilla (V.O.V. as Ashley says) and pretty much rocked my world.
So as I said, I made an appointment for Thursday to have my knee checked out by a family physician. I decided not to go with a knee specialist just yet because I would rather have some sort of recommendation from a family doctor first. If she can solve the issue, there’s really no need to visit a specialist, right? AND if she can’t fix it, then she’d be better at recommending someone knowing the condition anyway. All that to say today on my walk I decided that I was tired of putting it off. I always used to say to people when I was training them that it was silly for them to let pain ruin their life. And here I am doing the same thing! I figured that was stupid and vowed to make the appointment the second I got back to the office.
Now I feel like I have something to look forward to – no pain! And in light of that, I’m processing some new fitness goals for the next 2 months or so. Assuming I’m better, I want to walk every day as usual, but something I really want to work on more is strength training and core work. Now, unlike a lot of people, I LOVE strength training, but I really do NOT like core work. Why? Basically because I’m very weak there and it’s hard – nothing overly complicated. I don’t necessarily have a “plan” other than doing strength training workouts on my own around 4 days a week, but I could definitely use some help on core/abdominal moves!
What are your favorites? Feel free to link back to pictures to explain if need be! Also, what are YOUR fitness goals for the next 1.5 months? As I said I want to focus more on strength training. I love doing it, but it’s great for increasing calorie burn and becoming more toned. I’m also hoping that by gaining strength I will help decrease the possibility of injury down the road!