So I MAY have gotten alittle too busy, alittle too stressed out. So you know what that means….
Yep. Not feeling so hot today. I woke up not feeling 100%
This morning, I didn’t want eggs and bacon. Since I wasn’t feeling good, I wanted some comfort food and that ALWAYS means pancakes.
I went to my handy dandy pinterest, and found this recipe for paleo coconut flour pancakes. I was alittle skeptical because the ingredients were pretty simple, but don’t let that fool you. They were amazing! I added some scrambled eggs, and bacon
Today, I had a lot planned. workout at the gym. papers. bills. etc etc. Instead, I am drinking coffee in bed.
Checking emails, relaxing, and watching The Incredibles. I want to be able to breath tomorrow when I have my MRI. Everyone say alittle prayer around 6am that they find fat when they scan that darn mass. haha
Question for you:
Do you workout when you are sick?
-Usually I do, but the class I take, I usually can’t breath/move when I feel great, so I knew that I wouldn’t be able to push it, and then I would get frustrated. it would probably also not help my body heal, and we need that!
I have to say THANK YOU so much to everyone’s response about my not so expected CT results. I will say I am feeling better today, mostly because I stayed pretty busy (otherwise I would start tearing up)
SOOO the day started by having breakfast with Andrew, and taking him to school. Then to Sam’s to stock the frig, especially with lots of eggs.
(I think I could eat eggs for every meal)
Next up, was the muscle works class at the gym. It was awesome.
Then I went on a cleaning spree.
I got the bathrooms, all the wood floors, laundry, dishes, and anything I could get my hands on cleaned up. I even washed the shower curtain. haha
I had stew in the crockpot
Chocolate covered strawberries
Andrew’s new hair cut
I also stopped by the grocery store for some almond “yogurt”.
I even had 20 minutes to lay down before I picked up Andrew from school. That’s when I got a bit teary, and headed to attack more of the house haha.
Lots done today, which I am really happy about, and helped me keep my mind busy.
So I wrote some of this post on Monday, after finding out the results of my CT scan. But because of a little bit of stress, I decided to wait and get some sleep before posting. So here goes nothing…..
First, we will start with the good. At fridays weigh in, I was really frustrated, stressed, and overwhelmed with the weight gain. I talked it out with Tiffany and Angela who reminded me that I need to get more strength training with heavy weights. That the cardio, that I have been pushing my body to do, is actually increasing my cortisol level (just like stress) which affects my body in a HUGE way.
So this weekend, I went to good o’ pinterest, and found a great weights workout, which just so happens to be from Angela’s blog haha. I did this at home. yep. My first AT HOME WORKOUT in about a year haha.
I turned up the tunes on my computer and got right to work. Even though I don’t usually push myself as much as I do at the gym, I did feel alittle sore the next day. yea muscles!
On the other, not so happy news. I received the results back for both my GI capsule and CT scan. I know it has been awhile since I had these, but I wanted to wait to have all the info to report it all to you 🙂
So my GI capsule study, showed a small polyp in my duodenum which is not emergent but will need to be removed. I was worried about that, until I received my CT results today. while at work. (note to self: never call for results while at work) The report showed that I have a mass on my right kidney, which could be the cause of some of my GI issues. We are optimistic that it will just be a fatty (benign mass) and not anything serious
Good news: We are starting to get results on what might be going on with my silly belly
BAD news: there is a mass on my kidney haha
Interestingly enough last week, I wished we would find something (not big) on the CT so that we could have some answers and move forward. Now, I wish we didn’t haha. I have been in contact with my GI nurse, who is AMAAAZIINNNGGGG. she has been talking to me all day. Hopefully the mass is benign and just a fatty mass (isn’t that nice). Which apparently is very common in older women. I’m only 28! haha.
Moving forward, I will have an MRI on Friday to get a better look at the tissues and what this darn thing is made of. Everyone pray for fat. (I don’t think I will ever ask for that again haha) This will mean FIVE WEEKS in a row of being NPO and having a procedure one day each week. I’m over being NPO haha
Luckily, after work on Monday (and getting the news) I headed to my parents, who are both in the medical field, and they had me laughing in no time. So today, I am trying to stay busy and just go with the flow. Just not think about it right?!?! Thinking positive thoughts 🙂
Off to the gym to lift some weights 🙂
Question for you:
Have you ever had to have an MRI? How was it? (if you don’t mind sharing)
(sorry this post was soo long, could have had two posts instead. my bad)
Drink a glass of contrast every 20 minutes x 3 times (while playing on my nook)
Get an IV for contrast
Get scanned in the machine (lasted 5 minutes)
Was there about 2 hours. I should find out at the beginning of the week what or IF they found anything. part of me wants to find out something, but of course, I hope nothing is wrong. Luckily, since the camera pill, I haven’t had any major belly symptoms 🙂
(Goal is to lose 30lbs by my 29th birthday on July 16th)
Week 8: UP
TOTAL DOWN: ……
Well apparently the scale said I am up 4 lbs, and even though my jeans felt a smidge tighter, I don’t believe that number completely. I am moving on from it. I just don’t know if getting GI tests, and trying to lose weight is going to work at the same time haha
Besides another test, were I had to be NPO after midnight and then drink a bunch of contrast. My stomach hates me after that stuff. Can’t wait till we find out whats going on.
Today at work, the girls had cookies, cupcakes, puppy chow (my weakness), and candy all for a birthday party. I didn’t have a single piece (even though they were trying hard otherwise). I felt very strong after this 🙂
I did great with the cardio workouts but Tiffany reminded me that I need more weight work! So this week I need to find some weight workouts for the gym. Also this Tuesday and Thursday I am off work, and have my weight classes to go too 🙂
Things I need to work on: weight lose and more weight workouts
So need to get more weights in the workouts, less cardio. And try to distress. As of right now, I do not have a GI test for next week haha. So I won’t have any days were my body is shocked. Time to get this weight off!!!!
For the past few weeks, I have really started to love spin class. Our gym has many different classes, with multiple instructors, which has been great! unfortunately, this last week I had a HORRIBLE instructor fill in for another. I think she was flustered, but it never improved…..
Some things that I like about class:
people dancing, singing
kept up with girl next to me
didnt use the mic. had no idea what she said
spinning fast when it was slow part of a song
instructor was sore, she was slow spinning the whole time
stayed in one position or speed for long periods
I know this makes me sound like a complete snob! But the whole time, I was thinking how ridiculous the class was. The only reason I got an OK workout, was because I followed the girl next to me. I realize most my “likes” were not based on her….I usually will pick up my pace depending on the instructor, or the cadence of the music. I felt bad for her, because it is hard coming into a new class, but the actually spin part was bad too. This morning, I headed to another class with a great instructor. She had great music, and even had us pretend we were in the Olympics, racing eachother. Made the class go by SO fast. I left with sore legs and a sweaty face. Just the way I like it. hahaha
Today, I needed to bake, and decided on some awesome banana bread. No wasted bananas around here
I put alittle almond butter and grass fed butter. YUM 🙂
Andrew and I had a pretty quiet but still fun Valentine’s Day and I hope you did too!
In the past, I have always REALLY disliked this day because I was single (now I dislike it because of all the pressure!) So instead, this year, I just tried to have a nice day with Andrew. It was pretty awesome
The final entertainment was nitro Joe who talked to all the kids about science and talked to the kids for over an hour, with lots of different tricks and information.
This picture makes it look like Andrew is blowing out steam from his mouth haha
We had a great night together and I know that these nights are always going to be special. I need to learn to slow down and enjoy these moments, instead of thinking of the next thing on the TO DO list or where we need to be and how to get there. Time to slow down, and enjoy Andrew as a kiddo
Question for you:
Were you a boy scout/girl scout?
Do you find yourself needing to slow down and enjoying life instead of running all the time?