Relearning head and neck gross anatomy to teach the first years tomorrow reminds me just how little of first year I’ve retained.
Yeaaa probably doesn’t bode well for boards studying.
Today’s post brought to you by Chinese Fitness Barbie, complete with matching watch, tank, bag, and iPhone case.
Food prep for next weeks lunch of shrimp scampi and bacon wrapped asparagus + some food experimentation with flax mug muffins (verdict: not bad at all topped with butter and cinnamon Splenda, but I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been off real flour or because I was hungry or because it was actually good)
Snacktime. Bacon, eggs over medium in bacon fat, avo with garlic salt and pepper, arugula with olive oil, lemon, and cracked pepper
Hands down my favorite carb. I love them in soups, fried, hand-made, store bought, pho, ramen, in the form of dumpling skins, what have you.
Giving all of that up for keto was a very, very hard decision to make.
I’ve been communicating with my research mentor over email for the past couple of days. His name is Ramen Chmait, and he’s one of the leading experts on Fetal Therapy and the treatment of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome in the country.
Unfortunately for me, Gmail labels my conversations with him as “me, Ramen” which makes me think of delicious pork-miso-noodle soup every single damn time.
A picture of my back and shoulders for leg day, naturally.
Decided to skip afternoon class today to get to the gym before it got crowded because I hate doing walking lunges when there are a million people milling about.
This is my 10th day on keto and I’m still waiting for the feeling of being adapted and full of energy that people say is coming. After I eat I always get this tingly adrenaline-y feeling which persists for a couple of hours afterward. I don’t know if this is my body’s way of telling me that I am in ketosis or if it’s my body still craving glucose so it is increasing the nor/epi in an attempt to increase blood glucose. Probably the latter. Actually, the latter makes the most sense.
Cardio is still really hard, and I really pine for the days when I could run for more than 10 minutes.
Keep calm and keto on, I guess.
Green keto dinner: a triad of veggies (Chinese leek, garlic shoots, spinach) with pats of butter melted on top
Leg game strong, also known as another post where I flex a part of my body I didn’t work out:
Back and shoulders today—
- Warmup: 10 min run at 8min/mi pace + 1.5 min walk
- Barbell row 4 x 12 (60lb)
- Dumbbell press 4x 12 (20lb, 15lb)
- Seated row (machine) 4 x 12 (50 lb, 55 lb)
- Lateral dumbbell raise 4 x 12 (15lb)
- Weighted hyperextension 4 x 25 (10lb)
- Leg raises 4 x 20
It’s so hard to take sneaky pictures in the excellent lighting of the gym bathroom without getting caught looking like a self absorbed a-hole.
I don’t know if it’s because my favorite system has already passed or because I actually don’t find the information engaging or because I’m getting burned out from studying or because I just did 8 lectures in a row to catch up on this past week but GI is the absolute pits. Next week is another week filled with lecture hours and things that sound utterly unfun and unappealing. Blech.