Well hello there and happy Friday! I had good intentions of posting yesterday, but the day became quite hectic and non-stop from the moment I woke up, until 7:30 pm, so blogging was the last thing that I wanted to do.
I have a handful of pictures over the last few days to share with you, both of things that I’ve done and things that I’ve eaten, so I figured it’d be a good day to just do a photo dump of everything, with commentary on each picture. Let’s dive in!
It’s been gorgeous here all week. Wednesday and Thursday both hit the 90s, which I’m loving, except for when it’s time to run errands or sleep.
On Wednesday night after work, Lindsay and I met up at Head’s Pond for an almost 3 mile walk and talk. Lindsay and I talk via email and text pretty much every day, so we always know what’s going on, but still, catching up in person is 10x better! This area is actually a bit flooded, as the water is supposed to end/begin where the shrubbery is! And now lets rewind back to Wednesday morning, to this at-home workout that I did.LOVED this! The below workout took me maybe 35 or so minutes? I didn’t keep track at all, but breaking up both the running portion and the weights portion made this fly by. Usually I get bored during a weights-only focused workout, so by breaking this up with a short run and then a set of weights really made this enjoyable. I was really sore the next morning, so this workout packs a punch!
I did an at-home workout because I had my yearly check-up at 8 am. I had actually been to the doctor’s 6 weeks prior to talk to my doctor about my abnormal weight gain that I’ve been experiencing, so it was perfect timing with my yearly check-up. I will most likely discuss this more in-depth in the near future, but basically, since February, I have gained 13 pounds, 4 of which have been since my last visit 6 weeks ago. I am incredibly concerned, and so is my doctor, so we had been trying out something for the past month, and since it didn’t help, we are beginning to think that something is going on internally.
Which meant that later in the day I went to go get my blood taken for testing. Years ago my old doctor had tested my thyroid, and while it came back normal, I still wasn’t convinced. A lot of doctors test your thyroid on an almost “basic” level, which means that even if your thyroid is low, it might not be low enough for medication. My doctor is running a more extensive thyroid test to see if the normal thyroid tests isn’t picking up on things. Along with my thyroid, she’s also testing my Vitamin D & B levels, my blood count, and a comprehensive metabolic test (glucose, electrolyte, kidney & liver function). Phew! Depending on these results, I might have to see a Naturopathic doctor, which we have already gotten my referral sent to. Basically I am a walking mess, but I am beyond thankful to have a doctor that is by my side for all of this. After years of doctors telling me to just watch what I eat and exercise, it’s nice to finally have a doctor that says, “You’ve done everything that we have asked you to do, and that’s not working, so this is our next step.”
In the meantime, I stopped by Vitamin Shoppe to grab some supplements. I did quite a bit of research into Naturopathic ways to combat cortisol and adrenal fatigue, so we’ll see how these work. The Adaptogen supplement I believe had 4 of the recommended supplements in the formula, so that one will give me a bang for my buck!
On a happier note, yesterday this little man turned 4 years old. FOUR! How has time flown by so quickly? For those new to the blog, Lucas is my cousin Lindze’s oldest son, and I am his sister Brinkley’s Godmother (<3). Lucas is celebrating his birthday with a party on Sunday, and I am so excited! Happy birthday dude!!!
Okay, so that was a lot of updating to do in the span of 3 days, so lets jump to what I’ve been eating lately.
I’ve still been enjoying the Rainbow Chickpea Salad for my lunches this week, but I’ve been adding grilled chicken to it for added protein and staying power.
I enjoyed a yogurt bowl for dinner on Tuesday night, and the added crunch and taste of the granola made this a winner.
You’re welcome for the spectacular lighting from my desk at work. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month we celebrate the birthdays at work with bagels, pastries, muffins, and fruit, and I was able to snag a few pieces of fruit to add to my breakfast on this morning.
And mini LARABARs are not just perfect for topping your yogurt with, but they are also the perfect snack for when you need to keep your hunger at bay for an hour or so.
That’s really about all that I have to catch you guys up on! Next Monday I will be back with a weekend recap, and it will be a good one! But wait, did anyone else watch the Grey’s Anatomy finale last night??!!! OH MY GOSH.
What’s been the high and low of your week?
What are you doing this weekend?!
Chelsey’s baby shower and Lucas’s 4th birthday party!!!