Today I’d typically do a Thoughts on that Thursday vlog, but since I vlogged yesterday, and kind of did a verbal vomit of my thoughts on eating bread, I think I’ll take this week off and keep my opinions to myself.
Just kidding. When do I ever do that?
It’s a blog, after all, and one thing I love about having a blog is sharing my opinions with you guys! That, and the give and take feedback via your comments And today is no different.
Opinion #1. Go get your moles checked. Soon. Go!
Tuesday afternoon, I made a little trip to the dermatologist to get a mole on my left jawline checked out. I was prepared for it to go like the last time I got a mole checked out, when she just shaved it off with a razor. Imagine my surprise when she said she’s a little worried about it and wants me to see a plastic surgeon to have it excised. EXCISED?! That word sounds a LOT scarier than shaved. But I have my consultation next month and am getting it taken care of. Prayers appreciated.
Opinion #2. Know that everyone has insecurities.
Want to know one of my main insecurities? My skin, and it aging. I don’t currently use any anti-aging products (I should do a post on my skincare routine soon, though!) but I’m always concerned that I look older than my age (27. and a half.) So, after getting my moles checked out, I talked to my derm about it. I walked out with a sample of concentrated vitamin C serum:
a prescription for a Tretinoid. Basically a very concentrated vitamin A cream. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to get the prescription filled, though, because she said I can’t wax my eyebrows if I use it, and I like having nicely shaped eyebrows done by a professional, thankyouverymuch!
Opinion #3. Fasting is HARD. Fasting for food and coffee just plain sucks.
I had to get some blood work done yesterday, and couldn’t eat anything or drink anything but water since midnight the night before. During this time, I trained 3 clients, but I’m not sure how. After my appointment I beelined it to Starbucks like it was nobody’s business.
Opinion #4. Everyone should by the car behind them’s Starbucks every now and then.
In addition to getting coffee asap after my appointment, I also wanted some food asap. I’d had this frozen breakfast burrito in the freezer for a while, and busted it out yesterday when a hot and ready breakfast in three minutes sounded delightful:
Not too shabby! About as tasty as a frozen breakfast burrito can be, I suppose.
Then I went back to work, and once I got some energy back, I did a little back and biceps workout of the following:
-wide grip lat pull downs
I usually don’t isolate the biceps (or triceps) but I was feeling extra spunky yesterday. And now I can’t straighten my arms. Lovely.
Then I ended the day with a little elliptical reading:
This post is getting a little rambly, but before I go, I have to show you last night’s amazing crock pot dinner:
Chicken tortilla soup! The best I’ve had. And Shane said the same thing. Plus, it’s about 10 steps easier than the kind I was making last year.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been absolutely loving the crock pot dinners lately, so before I went to work (for the second time) I put all of this in the crock pot:
So Damn Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
-1 chopped onion
-1 lb. organic chicken breasts
-1 can fire roasted tomatoes
-garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, salt
-1 carton organic chicken broth
-1 can black beans
-1 small bag of frozen corn
And then set it (and forget it!) on low for 8 hours.
Serve with some shredded cheese, avocado, and tortilla chips.
Have you ever had to get any “suspicious looking spots” removed/excised?
Favorite crock pot meal of the moment?