After a series of crazy dreams, I woke up feeling better than I have in over a week, like maybe that thing I’ve been fighting off got scared and ran away? Today kicks off my week of shadowing an RD at the clinic I’ve volunteered at since January, so I decided to start off on a good foot, with a green smoothie for breakfast.
Into the blender went:
half a frozen banana
a few slices frozen peach
lots of ice
a giant handful of spinach
~ 3/4 almond milk
a scoop of protein powder
I stirred in some instant oats after blending and topped it with 1/4 tsp of coconut oil, a tablespoon of granola, and a few zucchini bread crumbles. That should hold me over until lunch…
I don’t have to be at the hospital until 1 pm today, which is actually kind of nice, but I have a ton of stuff to do before that! Along with errands and some work at my desk, I’ve got a date with the gym.
After spending several months getting back to where I was, strength-wise, pre-injury, and then maintaining for a couple months, I think I’m finally ready to start focusing on getting stronger. Need to make sure I protect my bones—osteoporosis, which runs in my family, is nothing to mess around with!
I downloaded an app called All-In Fitness to help me get started and track my progress. I’ve never used anything like this before, but it seemed like a safer idea than just winging it. Chris has had really great results with a similar app (which is no longer available), and this was the closest thing I could find. We shall see.