a little off lately

HEY THERE :O

I am honestly wiped out; both physically and mentally. I worked the past two days and they were really busy, really intense, and really exhausting on my body. I learned so much, and definitely became a better nurse over the past two days, but today’s day off was definitely needed. I went running when I got home last night from work, because I just needed to clear my head so I could get some good rest.

I’ve felt a little off lately. I don’t know what it is. I can’t tell if it’s because some of the relationships God has put in my life are already being taken away, or if it’s stress from trying to find a house, or if it’s just the devil working really hard in my life. I’ve been battling negative thoughts, and have really been looking to God for strength and a peace of mind. I have no doubts that I will get through this little phase… just wish I knew what was going on.

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Today, I slept til 8 πŸ™‚ I read some blogs and got ready for crossfit. The WOD today kicked my butt! AMRAP 15 min.: 7 power cleans at 65#, 21 double under’s (or 3:1 singles), 200 meter run. I completed 7 rounds, and am reallllyyyyyy proud of myself. After crossfit, I came home and made a quick protein and coffee shake, then headed to the mall to donate blood!

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yay for good hemoglobin levels!

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This was the first time I’ve been able to donate since I got my last tattoo, and it’s so rewarding. The blood supply is so low, so whatever I can do to help πŸ™‚

Once I got home, I was famished! I made “oatless” oatmeal using Clare’s recipe. It turned out fabulous. I tweeked the recipe a little bit to add a more protein, but the results were fantastic. This will definitely be something I eat more often!

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3/4 C liquid egg whites
1/4 C UVAM
1/2 mashed banana
1 T ground flax seed
hefty shake of cinnamon
big splash of vanilla
mix together, then bring to a boil!
*make sure to stir the whole time, or it will burn!
topped it with the other 1/2 of the banana and 1 T Trader Joe’s raw unsalted almond butter

 

This afternoon I got papers together to meet with the lender, answered e-mails, chatted with my Mimi, and just relaxed a little. I met with the lender at 4 pm to finalizes some things. I still have to fax over my W-2’s, but then I’ll finally be done with everything once I fax those!

The weather today has been really weird. It’s been cloudy and bright, rainy and dry, and this weird grey color. It’s kind of creepy, but the breeze all day has been magical. I decided to finish up another EKG module for work on my porch, then read a little in Crazy Love (almost done!!). My brother got into town today from Fayetteville, NC around 5 pm. We caught up and just enjoyed each others company for a while. After a relaxing afternoon on the porch, in amazing weather, me and my family (mom, dad, brother, mimi, and popsie) headed to Hubby D’s for dinner.

After dinner, me and my brother had a little bonding time and went and got fro yo!! It’s been a while since I’ve had fro yo, and boy was it good!

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which one is mine?!

Mine is on the right; got to have those sprinkles πŸ™‚

Now that my belly is full, I’m off to read a little, then go to sleep. I have work tomorrow, so I need some rest!

stay beautiful! xoxo

chels

expectation is the root of all heartache.

how have you been feeling? is anyone else feeling “off”?

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