Transformations and New Perspectives
I am one happy Skinny Minnie. It’s my Friday! One shift to go and I am free as a bird for 3 whole days. I can’t wait! Plus a paycheck is coming my way, always a great feeling.
Once I got to work and we did our normal rounds and meetings, I had my greek yogurt. I usually eat it in the car, but I can’t do this anymore! I’m never hungry at 5:30 in the morning, so I would force myself to eat it and then feel bloated. So from now on, I have to make just 3 minutes to go to my office and inhale it around 8am.
As we were seeing patients I went to grab my hair tie on my wrist… WHAT empty wrist!?
Ladies, you know how this goes. The dread washes over you. No hair tie? What the heck am I going to do? It wouldn’t be so bad if my hair wasn’t super long. During work hours it has to be out of my face or it drives me insane. I had to get creative quickly
After doing lots of work, I stopped for lunch (veggies, freekah, and my clean pulled BBQ chicken)
Later on in the day I ran across one of the med students who had a hair tie! SCORE! I knew I could count on the girl with the long hair 🙂
I have to say work is going really great. Everyone keeps saying they can’t believe how fast I caught on. I’m a pretty fast learner, plus I’m super dedicated (does this surprise you?), and I like to feel accomplishment! I feel right at home after just 3 and a half weeks 🙂
4:30 came and I left right on time again. I am probably jinxing myself big time, but work hasn’t been as insane lately, or maybe I am just getting more efficient! 😉
I headed straight home instead of to the gym to see my baby girl, I needed the rest day anyway!
Phoebe only spent 2 hours out of my bathroom yesterday, so I was feeling guilty. I went to bed a little earlier the previous night because I was wiped and I TRIED to let her lay in the big bed with me. Well 2 minutes after I fell asleep she woke me by standing on my chest and slapping her paws in my face! She swats like a darn cat. If she could talk she probably would have yelled “MAMA WAKE UP!!!!” I was pretty mad at her, she definitely has a behavior and attention problem, but it’s my own fault. 🙁
I took a semi-nap. I call it this because I really didn’t sleep straight through because Phoebe doesn’t let it happen. I dozed a little for about an hour. Phoebe wouldn’t stop barking, so I decided to get up and make dinner.
It was quite delicious. Click the picture for the recipe 🙂
I also was able to use my new food processor, finally! I made a Frozen Monkey for dessert
And it made my dessert super fluffy! Turned out fabulous
I ended up topping it with my Skinny Minnie Clean Granola for some crunch! I definitely am making more granola this weekend. I can’t get enough of it. I can’t believe I haven’t been making it all this time. Love when I come up with a recipe I just crave over and over!
I also caught up on some tv, did some dishes, and created a new gym playlist (long overdue).
Oh and I was looking over some pictures of me from the summer and I was slim, but definitely was lacking muscle tone in my arms (my legs have always been pretty muscular). Towards the end of the summer was when I became serious about a lifting routine. I thought skinny was perfect, and now I see it totally different. I love muscle and love that I can lift as much as the guy next to me at the gym. I’ve made quite the transformation and I intend to keep going with it. I also upped my calories and believe it or not that is helping! You need to eat to gain muscle 🙂
Here’s a little comparison picture I made today
Hoping for a speedy day at work to kick off my weekend! Today is my favorite workout day! SHOULDER DAY! Going into beast mode since my body has rested some!
And before I sign off, a couple of things to think about! I have had requests for a workout tab, listing my lifting routines. This has been a work in progress because I originally wanted pictures to go along with it. For the time being, I will just list my “most common” routines I do so you can follow and don’t have to search anymore.
Also. Have a craving for a specific type of food that isn’t clean? Shoot me an Email and I will make a Skinny Minnie version of it! I’ve been coming up with new ideas and recipes to try this weekend, but if I get requests I’ll try those out first 🙂
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,