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Just a brief look into the life of a crazy shoe-a-holic, dog-loving, hair-braiding, nail-painting, life-embracing, medical student
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Plus, carrying your bags that much further will work your arms too! #TipTuesday #breezeapp #breezetips #health #gethealthy

Greek yogurt chicken salad with grapes and dried cranberries, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries. So good! #yum #healthyliving

Woke up to my late alarm, not my early alarm, so I don’t have time to work out before heading to the hospital. I feel like my whole day is thrown off now! Any one else ever have this problem?

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1. Today is my best friend’s birthday as well as the guy i’m seeing
2. In four months i will be a fully qualified Operating Department Practitioner
3. I have a tabby cat named Florence Amelia
4. There has been a spider in an upturned glass in my living room for 10 days, and it will probably stay there until it dies/gets sucked up the hoover. (sorry keen animal lovers, spiders should never be set free)
5. I saw two babies being born at work today :)

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Yay! Thanks for the tag! Sooooo 5 things about me…

1. I absolutely LOVE mac and cheese and will order it as a side from every restaurant!
2. I’m more of a homebody and truly enjoy Netflix nights with my husband and dog
3. Speaking of Netflix, I binge-watch like crazy! We are currently watching season 7 of Doctor Who and season one of Once Upon a Time.
4. I enjoy my “me” time the hour before my husband and dog wake up. That’s my time to workout, drink Shakeology, shower, and relax before my day starts!
5. I don’t want children. I know, I know—“what?! No kids?! Why?!” Believe me, my husband and I discussed it before we even thought of marriage. I have never had the need to be a mother—I wasn’t even fond of baby dolls when younger. Don’t get me wrong, I love kids! I really loved being a coach for gymnastics and cheerleading! I just also liked giving them back, lol. Being a doctor is really demanding. I know a bunch of people are mothers and doctors, but I don’t feel like I could do it. I love my nephews and love to spoil them, and we have our dog—that’s enough for me 😊 Everyone says I’ll change my mind after 30, but I guess we will see.

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And as always, if you have any questions, just ask! 😊


Start your day off on the right foot! #TipTuesday #breezetips #breezelife #breezeapp #fitfluential #fitness




As a woman obsessed with lipstick, had to reblog.πŸ’‹


This has been my day, lol, but definitely no complaints! #dogsofinstagram #furbaby #Barney #Chiweenie #ball #lazyday #love

Today marks the halfway point of my psych rotation! Let me just say I am thankful to finally have 2 days off this weekend. I have been going since last Monday with being on call and all. I already told y’all about the colorful weekend. It didn’t get much easier throughout the week. We had a lot of complicated patients…out of the 13 we admitted over the weekend, we still have 7 plus one new one admitted last night.

We were supposed to discharge three today, but only one ended up leaving because two snapped on us. One lady wasn’t giving us an address to the group home she was supposed to go to—instead she gave us the address to a friend’s house where she apparently gets crack…now she is 50, she can make her own decisions, but we are supposed to release her to a stable environment…any way, she was in a very agitated mood when we talked to her today and needed a shot to calm down because she was so worked up. Since we had to give her the shot, she could no longer go home today. Another kid I had was telling me he was fine, basically saying what he thought I wanted to hear so he could go home. When we all talked with his mom we found out a very different story than the one he had been telling me for the past week. His mom agreed that he needed a little more time, which was not what he wanted to hear. He is a 19 year old that was literally sitting there and pouting like a 10 year old. I was surprised by how rude he was to his mom, and after our conversation he called his mom a “snake” that didn’t want to help him. This lady gave up her job to be with him and make sure he was okay with his paranoia and depression, but yeah, doesn’t sound like she wants to help you at all…

The new kid I got today was just wild…he was so nice and cooperative in our interview but straight up lied to me about pretty much everything—I know, shocker there, lol. Reading his ER note after our interview I almost thought I interviewed the wrong person, that’s how different everything was. We are trying to determine if he has schizophrenia, bipolar disorder with psychosis, or schizoaffective disorder. It will take some more history from him, which is apparently not reliable. Schizophrenia is the presence of psychosis in the absence of mood symptoms. Bipolar disorder with psychosis is the presence of psychosis only present with mood symptoms. Schizoaffective disorder is kind of in the middle—there are mood symptoms present for the majority of the illness, but the psychosis must be present for at least two weeks without any mood symptoms. So we need to talk to him some more and hopefully his family to figure out which he has.

Today was wonderful—we were done by 1:30, our attending treated us to lunch in the physicians’ lounge, and he let us go by 2! It is also our mid-rotation evaluation time, so we asked him how we are doing, what we can improve upon, etc. He said we were doing amazing, that he sees how hard we are both working, and how much he appreciates it. He just wanted us to make sure we have enough time to study for our shelf exam. He is a really nice doctor, I just wish he was more timely…lol. At least when he makes us wait, we have time to study!

Since we were able to leave early I got caught up on some studying! Went through some more cases in Case Files, did UWorld questions, wrote out and reviewed my incorrect and marked questions to work on difficult concepts, and even did some pharm flash cards—more productive than I’ve been in quite a while! Lately I haven’t felt like studying, which makes it difficult to study effectively. Now it’s time to get back into my “real” studying and check some things off of my “to do” list this weekend!

As always, any questions, just ask! 😊

Healthy AND yummy! Turkey sandwich, 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/2 cup of blueberries, and 1 cup of baby carrots! #healthyliving #lunch

Hi friends! So today was Day 8 of PiYo—I am absolutely loving it! No jumps, no crazy moves, just a great workout! I feel my flexibility coming back (yay) and some of the moves are getting a little easier already. Today was Sweat—and it definitely delivered! I’ve also been loving trying out the different Shakeology recipes—I have chocolate, so it’s like drinking a dessert every morning for breakfast :) Today I did 1 scoop of chocolate shakeology, 1 cup of blueberries, 1 cup of water, and ice—soooooooo good!

My challenge group is keeping me accountable for my workouts and what I’m eating, so I’ve been staying on track. I’ve even lost 0.6lb already! Even when we’ve gone out to eat, I’ve been making healthier choices. I would normally have ice cream every night, but haven’t since starting PiYo, which is a big step for me! Sweets are definitely my weakness!

All-in-all, I feel like it was a good first week—I just hope it continues into this second week too, lol. I haven’t noticed too much of a change in how I look (it’s only been 1 week!), but I definitely FEEL like I have more energy, which is great with rotations!

I’ve also been contemplating becoming a Beachbody Coach, but I want to make sure I can actually commit to it…That might be hard to do with med school and studying and everything…but it DOES go along with my wanting to help people…I don’t know—what do y’all think?