Back to the Real World!

Good Mornin’ Skinny Minnies!

As you are reading this, I am back to work! It’s been quite a fun break! I loved spending time with my family and the pups, working on this blog as much as possible (don’t worry I will still update everyday), and working out whenever I wanted. But all good things must come to an end. And let’s face it, my bank account is seriously suffering and I miss shopping at Nordstrom!

I’ve been nervous for a few days, especially because my last job I was working on a labor and delivery floor, and now I’m on a surgical team. Total 180. I made it through PA school because I was dedicated and hit the books hard, so I know if I put in the same effort I’ll succeed again šŸ™‚

So to get ready, I picked up my white coat from G-Mamas

A tad blurry sorry!

I look the part at least!

And practiced some surgical knot tying (a surgical technique used to close tissue with tension). It’s been quite some time for me, but luckily the hands don’t forget! Similar to riding a bike…

Like a student again, practicing on door handles!

Like a student again, practicing on door handles!

Yesterday was also day one of clean eating! I have to say I didn’t have trouble with it at all. Maybe in a few days I will feel different about this, but for now the only huge change I had was not having a coke zero (so bad, I know), and cutting out the creamer in my coffee.

Speaking of coffee, THIS is how I started my morning

It was really good and you can make it at home! Click the picture for the recipe!

Then I had my clean breakfast

Oatmeal with berries and Eggwhites

Oatmeal with berries and Eggwhites

And Phoebe and I traveled to G-Mama and Pop Pops! I sometimes will open the top of Phoebe’s carrier once we get to the neighborhood. She cried the whole way there because she wanted out and I tried staying strong and saying no. Well she won the battle…

Looking out the sunroof

Looking out the sunroof

Unfortunately, Shelbs was still not feeling good and was a tad annoyed with Phoebe jumping all over her!

Leave me alone Phoebs...

Leave me alone Phoebs…

For lunch I ate my first serving of chicken breast in quite some time! While it was cooking Phoebe and I were snapping pics

My baby, how am I going to leave her and work all day?

My baby, how am I going to leave her and work all day?

Chicken was done, and I also had a big cup of greek yogurt with pomegranate seeds in it (they are amazing and pop!)

Chicken with olive oil and smoked paprika

Chicken with olive oil and smoked paprika

I was hesitant with my first bite

Here goes nothing!

Here goes nothing!

It was good, but I expected to be like WOW I missed this! I guess I like my tofu šŸ™‚

I headed off to the gym for spin class and some shoulder work and I was actually pretty surprised at all the energy I had! It must have been the boost of protein I had right before.

The gym was crowded, as expected, but manageable. Spin class was a little bit hot because there were so many people in the room, but overall a great class šŸ™‚

My shoulder workout:Ā 

  • Shoulder abductions (bent elbows) with 17.5 dumbbells, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Upright rows using 25 lb plate, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Front raise using 25 lb plate, 10 reps x 2 sets
  • Military press with 17.5 lb dumbbells, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Lateral raises using 8 lb kettle bells, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Front raises using 8 lb kettle bells, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Front Arm circles using 5 lb kettle bells, 20 circles each direction x 2 sets
  • Lateral Arm circles using 5 lb kettle bells, 20 circles each direction x 2 sets

At home I made a delicious clean dinner! While I was cooking Phoebe was eating peas I dropped her, she ate about a cup of them

Muching

Munching

I had a HUGE plate! All clean! The shrimp was cooked in extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, and some red pepper flakes. So delicious

Pretty colors!

Pretty colors!

I also had my snack at the end of the day as dessert (I think I’ll end up doing snacks mid-day at work, I know I get hungry when I’m busy)

Apples with Natural Peanut Butter. WOW is real peanut butter insanely good

Apples with Natural Peanut Butter. WOW is real peanut butter insanely good

So of course I am not going to bore you guys with details of every single thing I eat each day. This was to show you what clean eating is about. I counted the calories, just out of curiosity, and it came to about 1,350. I think I might have to up my caloric intake a bit since I am heavy with my workouts!

I’m sure as you are reading this, my Phoebe is hanging out in the bathroom chewing a busy bone. I can’t wait to race home to see her!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Charlotte says:

    Hi,
    Just wanted to wish you good luck with your new job!
    Best,
    Charlotte

  2. Thanks so much Charlotte! I love it šŸ™‚

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