Good afternoon dears. In total contrast to yesterday's apocalyptic looking weather, today was bright and sunny and absolutely gorgeous. I went out a did a little shopping with my mom. We ran to Michael's because we are craft nerds ;) and to the book store. I drooled over Vegan Table but decided to show some restraint and hold off for now.
After we got home I decided to go to the urgent care center that is about 10 minutes from my house. They have on site xrays and I figured that I can at least do a set of xrays to rule out the possibility of injury before I get the Dr. situation in order. Let me tell you he was SO nice and SO patient. He had them do xrays on my neck and shoulder. My bones are perfect, no structure issues at all. He believes (along with everyone else) that the problem is a pinched nerve in my neck. He said my neck is in spasm which is what is causing the flare up and discomfort in my shoulder. There isn't much you can do for a pinched nerve I just need to rest when it flares up so it'll heal quicker. So I'm taking the week off from all exercise (he said even yoga can hold up healing) and I should be ok. As long as I'm not taking hits my fight training should be ok (!!!!!) and I need to avoid running and jumping because those activities will put pressure on the neck I guess. It was so nice that he actually listened and helped and I feel so much better about everything. So now I can search for a doctor without settling or rushing.
So now it is time for some amazing eats!!
For breakfast today I decided to make myself baked oatmeal. I didn't go as decadent this time and decided to use raisins instead of chocolate. I made a few tweaks to the recipe as well. This is what I did.
Raisin and Walnut Baked Oatmeal
1/3 cup oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 packet Stevia
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp choppd walnuts
1/2 banana (mashed)
1/4 cup plant milk (I used Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze)
splash vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Spray ramekin or baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl.
3. Separately combine wet ingredients.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and thoroughly combine.
5. Put mixture into ramekin and bake for 22-25 mins.
6. After 20 minutes put oven on BROIL and cook for another 3-4 minutes until you get a crispy crust on top.
Mine fell apart a little. Oops!
For lunch I had a super yummy burrito bowl from Chipotle.
No clue what is for dinner but I doubt it'll be exciting. Make sure you check back for the final round of the Holiday Baking Bracket sometime next week!
Enjoy your Sunday!