Helloo out there. I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve blogged. But life has been a bit hectic. I’m in my second last semester of nursing, and between class and placements, things have been a little tough.
I still love nursing and am so passionate, but it’s so time consuming and takes a lot of brain power and physical exertion. My classes are challenging but I feel like I’m genuinely learning so much.
I’ve also lost 5 pounds! I joined weight watchers a couple of weeks ago and have increased my daily activity. I even feel better. I’ve also been mediating again and occasionally even through in a bit of yoga. It’s quite nice and I’m working on balance of self care, career, and living.
My moods have been up and down and sideways. But it’s balancing out again. A couple weeks back I had a major up swing and felt on top of the world. And then of course following I had a major fall, and dealt with my depression side. However I made it out and am feeling a lot better.
Life gives us so many obstacles to overcome even when following our chosen path. And I guess that’s half the experience, seeing your true strength.
Save to say we all go through phases of wanting to lose weight/tone up/lean out/build muscle/etc.. For me this is losing weight and being strong. My 2 body goals.
So my overall goal is to lose around 100 pounds and build my strength. I realize this is not going to happen even close to over night but I’m willing to work at it for a long time because I want my lifestyle to change not be a fad.
So being a previous athlete who has gained weight from medication and health, and bad eating habits – I know a little about working out and nutrition. It’s just about getting back there. So my plan for now:
Nutrition: High protein, low carb. Eat eat eat your meat (and alternatives). And some low carb veggies and low sugar fruit. Some people go extreme but if I’m craving and pb & j sandwich I’ll have it but I mainly strive to eat clean.
Workout: I range and aim to hit 20-45 minutes of cardio (been loving cycling) and then weights for about 10-20 minutes. I write out a plan for myself and target different muscle regions on different days to alternate and allow for max rest and push when each is needed.
So far I am down 6.4 pounds! Only 93.6 left !
If you have any workout tips, people to follow, articles to read, hit me up and let me know please!!
Valentine’s day doesn’t define you if you are single, or with a partner, or causal. It’s just a day for love. So love your other, love your friends, love your family and celebrate the good times with whoever you feel like.
You are strong and amazing – definitely love yourself.
How do you define success? Is it losing 10 pounds or is it being comfortable in your body?
Ideally we think ok set this goal and than I will be.. happy, confident, satisfied, etc.
But it’s the “than I’ll be..” that gets us tied up in a pattern of frustration. Why don’t we set ourselves up for success? Let’s make goals based off how we want to feel and see our life and not by how we are going to get there. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to lose weight but ultimately I want to feel confident and love my body.