Week one of the Whole30 is coming to an end! So far it’s been going really well. I won’t lie- I do still crave sweets every afternoon and I wish I could have oatmeal or yogurt for breakfast instead of eggs and veggies, but other than that it’s great!
Here are some recent meals:
Eggs, avocado, salsa, and a peach:
Total hodgepodge of sweet potato, spinach, mushrooms, and hake fish:
If you’ve never tried putting almond butter in the center of your peach, you should definitely try it right now because it’s awesome. I don’t know why it took me so long to figure that out.
Workouts have been pretty good lately as well! I’ve been doing 30-50 minutes of cardio each day followed by some weights.
I used a stability ball and medicine ball for a great chest and tricep workout.
Yesterday I did 20 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 20 minutes on the treadmill doing this HIIT routine:
- Jog 3 min
- Run 1 min
- Sprint 30 sec
Then I finished with another HIIT routine which included 30 seconds each of:
- Jumping lunges
- Jump squats
- Mountain climbers
- Bicycle crunches
This was part of a Tone It Up cardio routine I had seen going around instagram. It was no joke!!
My workout ended around 5:30 yesterday evening and the gym was SO packed. I think it’s because this was the temperature outside:
It has gotten really chilly, really fast!! Brrrrrr.
I obviously needed to document my workout with a picture, because if I didn’t, then it didn’t happen right? But, I always feel SO awkward taking pictures in the gym… so I slyly captured this while stretching. I know I’m a weirdo!
Once I was in the car, I was able to take a more appropriate picture 🙂
This month is my research month with the ophthalmology department, and my attending physician is kind enough to let me come to clinic and the OR with him a few times a week.
I met him early Wednesday morning for surgery and he let me scrub into 5 cataracts and one laser surgery.
Ophthalmology is SOOOO hard you guys. It’s just different from all other forms of medicine! You do all the surgery under a microscope, so you can’t see your hands which is very unnatural. The only thing I had to do for the entire surgery was squirt fluid onto the cornea every few seconds, and I still felt like it was difficult to coordinate my hand movements without looking away from the scope and directly at my hands. I know I will get better, but it’s going to take practice! Also, everything is SOOO hard to see.
This is the size of the stent we placed in someone’s eye:
Here’s a video that shows you how it is inserted:[youtube.com=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU7OPrQUsbo]
And this is how I feel when someone asks me about ophtho:
So I’m glad I have the rest of the month to learn!!
In addition to studying and learning about ophtho, I will be working on our research project, mainly by writing up our protocol and submitting to the IRB, the big review board that approves all research studies. I think I’ll be spending a lot of time in coffee shops this month.
Hope you all have a great day!!
Andrea Tooley MD, A Doctor In The House