TWO posts in one night??? Mind blown!!! What more can I possibly have to say? Probably nothing really. My mind is buzzing with thoughts and yet I can’t quite pin them down. It has been so long since I have a lot of caffeine in one go, I think it is quite possible I have over done it at least it is keeping me awake and alert I suppose. Although, it is probably not advisable I make a habit out of consuming so much.
In other news, we got our first placement allocations!!! Woohoo!!! I mentioned a while back that I was anxious about being placed in an acute setting that required a lot of anatomy knowledge… Fortunately, I need not be worried as my first placement is in a youth mental health setting (yay). This is one of the
many fields that interests me slightly more than some. I am really looking forward to the experience and learning on the job!!
However, and this may sound silly, I am worried about not getting runs in. I love to run. It is a stress management thing for me and helps release vent up energy and keeps me feeling energised blah blah blah. Seriously though, placement falls in the middle of July and depending on what time I will start I will most likely have to have left the house by 7 at the latest and won’t get back until 5 in the evening, which means it will be dark. I guess I’ll probably have to get up super early to run. I have done it before. Trust me, if you want to do something badly enough, you will force yourself out of bed for it still the cold and rain often associated with winter does not seem all that appealing…
Also, this winter I shall be participating in my first ever 10k run!! Woohoo, have been training for this and I think I am ready and am still a couple of months out (always room for improvement). I am very slowly working my way up to a half marathon, which I am hoping to attempt in October. Shall see how I go.
This week I have also been experimenting with baking healthy clean sugar free goods.
I made Lemon Protein Slice which I adapted from http://learnlovelift.wordpress.com/
It didn’t work out quite as well as I had planned (I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand and so tried to substitute), but I encourage you to go check it out.
Ooh, I also made (to go with the slice) natural greek yogurt frosting which tasted amazing!! And satisfied my sweet tooth cravings. To do this I threw 1 cup of yogurt (full fat is best as it will hold it’s shape better), 1 serve of stevia, some vanilla essence and fresh lemon juice and blended until thick and well frosting like. This would be the perfect healthy (sugar free) substitute for cakes, cup cakes/muffins and slices for all those sweet tooths out there and it’s better for your teeth