Faith Fitness and Laughter

Well hello Friday!

on July 13, 2012

Morning! Well hallelujah it’s Friday!!  It’s seems like I start wishing the week away as soon as Monday rolls around.  Hmmmm.  As I type this I am watching Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen.  Love this movie!


This is my favorite scene from the film.  It was the best version on You Tube.  🙂



Where do I start with my eats??  I have snapped pictures, but haven’t been posting them all, so I am just going to randomly post them here for ya.

I had a Applegate Chicken/dog…..This was so good!  I forgot to bring anything to put on it, so it was just the bun and the link. (this was lunch two days ago)



Pretty self-explanatory.  🙂   An apple a day, keeps the Dr away!  Does it really??



Here is my snack from yesterday:



This was really good, but I like the cookie dough better.  Luna Protein bars are my favorite!



Lunch: (Thursday)

A little while later I grabbed the salad that I brought today and ate it up!  This was really good for a store-bought salad.


I came home yesterday after the dr’s appointment that I had (more on that in a bit) and went straight to my workout.  Killer Buns and Thighs!  Bam!  I also stopped at my favorite place and picked up one of these:

Just regular iced coffee with skim milk added to it.  Is it me, or could they add some more milk??  I didn’t even finish it…  This has led me to ask the question: When you get an iced coffee from Starbucks, what flavors do you get??  What is your favorite? 


After my workout and after I cooled down, I went to the kitchen and threw together a salad that included: spring mix, strawberries, walnuts, feta cheese, spicy chicken and some steamed veggies on the side.



Doctors Appointment:

Well, the good news is that I am not nuts.  The bad news??  Apparently it’s all and mostly stress related.  Stress from work and stress that I am placing on myself.  I felt like such a basket case in the room with my Dr.  For other specific reasons I chose to go see my “lady” doctor for my appointment today.  He didn’t take any blood, which kind of disappointed me.  Not sure why, but it did.  I guess I wanted something else to be wrong with me.  Not stress.  He asked me about work and I opened up and spoke to him candidly.  He asked me about my periods, which for the most part are normal.  I explained some of the symptoms that I have been having; weight gain (20 pounds in the last 12 months!), not sleeping, feel tired all of the time, cramping.  Up and down, down and up…..Simple things bother me, people bother me < (this one I am not proud of), I feel stupid, scattered, brilliant, one minute I can eat the entire contents of the refrigerator, the next I don’t want to eat anything.  I asked him, ” Um, can you just give me a shot?”   He smiled and of course said there wasn’t one to give.  Dang it.

Praise God, my “lady” doctor is a Christian, and he asked me if I was getting my quiet time in.  He really encouraged me to start my day spending it with God.  This is why I go to him.

He also asked me if I was getting in some form of exercise………Um, of course I am!  lol.  🙂  The stress that I have been experiencing lately has caused me to change this and I went back to just running 3 days a week and doing yoga or some form of stretching the other 3.  If I want to do weights, I will, but I am not going to stress out if I miss a day.  I promise, I really won’t stress out.  🙂

I think part of the reason I felt like a basket case was that I really don’t like going to the doctor a lot, but really felt like I was out of options.

So.  Stress.  Stupid, stupid stress.  Perfectionism and stress.  Do it all and stress.  Don’t rest and stress.  Stupid, stupid stress.

The only other option that I have is for him to do laparoscopic surgery to investigate what is causing the cramping.  I am just going to put this out there….I have a fibroid tumor on my uterus and the reason he would want to look around is to see if I could have endometriosis.  Ugh.  The last time that I had anything like this done was back in 2004 and I was down for a few days.

The way I see it is that I have two options here:  One, I could roll over and let this kick my rear end.  Or.  Two, I could kick the crap out of it.  Which one should I choose?   Um, I am thinking option two.

I read a really great post yesterday at Clean Eating Chelsey.  Great, great post!


It’s funny, watching the news this morning they had 5 things that make you gain weight, two of them were lack of sleep and stress.  The other three were; diet soda, having overweight friends, and room temperature.  That last one isn’t an issue for me….I like a room ice-cold!  They said that if a room is cooler your body will actually burn calories trying to warm itself.  Interesting.  🙂



Today’s workout will be a 2 mile run.  It’s raining right now and this wouldn’t be a big deal with a treadmill, but the treadmill is outside.  Of course it’s not getting rained on, but it’s storming.  With thunder and lightning.  Awesome right?




Blueberry Delight! 

  • 1  frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 2 scoops of Visalus
  • 1 tbsp of Carob powder
  • 1 cup of Almond milk (35 calorie)


It’s Friday the 13th!!!  I wonder how many times I am going to hear that today. 😉

Have a great day!!



6 responses to “Well hello Friday!

  1. I am just catching up with blogs but I am glad you went to a doctor. many people avoid them for so long until it is too late to get the best help!

  2. Maren says:

    Stress is the worst! Definitely take the weekend and unplug! I love that version of Pride and Prejudice too.

  3. Stress and perfectionism are a tough combination – I’m glad you could be open about things with your doctor (who sounds great) and here too. I hope things can calm down for you and the physical problems and cramping get resolved too. Hard stuff to be dealing with!

    I love that P&P version 🙂

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