I seem to have a penchant for obnoxiously long domain names, as I have purchased TheInformedHealthNut.com as the new home for this blog!
So much has happened in the last month, I can’t even fathom it. I have now been working in the doctor office for almost two months and have really been enjoying it. Although, I definitely need to go work attire shopping. But with what time?!
Those work flats are not happening anymore, though. I was beginning to experience some foot pain (eek!), so I went to see a new orthopedic doctor here in the city. We determined that it was walking around the city in my work flats and lugging my laptop that was causing the pain. Thus, tennis shoes are now being worn with my work outfits when in public. So fashionable..
Speaking of work clothes, I now get to get paid to wear spandex and knee socks to work! Last night was my first shift at Crunch Fitness on New Montgomery. I will be working there part time as a personal trainer. The vibe is awesome. It is not too frou frou like some gyms in the city, but it is still a nice facility and very high energy. People go there to work out and make changes, not merely see and be seen. I am excited to fill up my schedule with clients and work with them on their fitness and nutrition! If you live in the Bay Area, come see me for a free hour evaluation and work out! One of the trainers asked me to give him a CrossFit style workout for him last night between clients, so I put him through this wretched little number:
5 Rounds For Time
- 22 wall balls, 20# ball
- 30 dumbbell snatches (15 per hand), 50# DB
- 22 box jumps, 24 inches
As far as San Fran living, I have been doing as much as possible. My logic is that if I am going to pay enough in rent to sustain a family of 4 in the Midwest, than I better live the life of four people each month. Activities have included:
attending my first Giant’s game (going to the World Series!!!!) and watching the Blue Angels fly overhead
Hardly Strictly bluegrass festival
hiking to the beach + exploring the Mission and most of the other ‘hoods
going to the flea market with Natalie + exploring several food and cultural festivals
I have surely bored you all to tears with all my talk of stress fractures, so I am going to sum this up as quickly as possible. At the beginning of October, I got the OK to lifting weights again. Have been loving it. Started to get a bit of foot pain, but not during workouts. Saw a doc and figured it out. Am currently lifting and being cautious. Get to add in some running in November. Get to add in CrossFit style workouts/ lifts in December. Done.
Endurance Focused Lifting Workout
5 sets of:
- 20 backsquats, 95#
- 12 military presses, 45#
4 sets of:
- 20 deadlifts, 115#
- 15 lateral DB raises, 10#
Between my two jobs, I now work from 10:3o am to 9 pm with a break to work out in there. Thus, I have to bring both my lunch and dinner with me each day. This is going to make recipe posts more difficult, but hopefully it will be a great way to learn how to make portable meals that are suitable for work that are actually tasty and healthy. Expect that in the near future! A recent fave…
Addictive Bacon Broccoli Salad
Recipe: Serves 2 as a side
- 3 cups raw broccoli, chopped
- 2-3 slices of bacon
- 3 tbsp sweet onion, finely diced
- 3 tbsp light mayo
- 1 tbsp greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp raisins
- salt, to taste
Directions – Cook the bacon in the microwave for 2 or 3 minutes, until very crispy. Lay on a paper towel to drain. Once cooled, crumble into bits. Combine the broccoli, bacon bits, diced onion, mayo, Greek yogurt, honey, apple cider vinegar, raisins, and salt in a bowl. Mix well. Taste and adjust to personal preference. Enjoy!