Monday, October 20, 2014
I was busy yesterday, then I went to work, I forgot to log in yesterday, oops!!
I've been enjoying the last few days of my break. Today I went to lunch with a group of girlfriends. We went to Mongolian BBQ, love that place. I was very good about my food choices, I still had steak and shrimp, but I piled on the veggies. It was great to catch up with my friends that I haven't seen in a while. I made turkey chili for dinner, but I wasn't super hungry because of lunch so I only ate a little. It turned out pretty good.
Tomorrow I'm going to the movies with my mom to see The Best of Me. I'm a sucker for Nicolas Sparks movies. I love romance movies.
I got a pretty good workout in tonight. I just always worry that it won't be enough to make the scale move in the right direction.
I have my first clinical day on Wednesday. OB/peds is my favorite rotation so I'm looking forward to starting back up. Besides, I only have 21 more weeks of school total!
Here are my goals for the week:
1. Work out at least 90 min.
2. Eat within my calorie range daily.
3. Incorporate a new exercise into my workout.
4. Work on my math packet (I have a calculation test on Thursday!)
5. Drink enough water (I still struggle with this)
I hope that you all are reaching your goals. Have a great week. Thanks for reading.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Today's been another productive day. I dropped the dog off to get groomed (she was looking really bad!!), made it to the grocery store, I've done some laundry, made lunch and made some phone calls that I've been meaning to do.
I'm excited because I'm down another pound this week. I've had some great workout sessions this week and I'll work out later today.
I've been craving asparagus this week so I'm making chicken and asparagus for dinner, yummy!! Even better, it was on sale this week!! I'm a huge bargain shopper.
Tomorrow is my daughter's last competition of the year for marching band. She is playing at the Big House Invitational and will play the halftime show with a total of around 2000 students from other area high schools. The actual competition is after the game. Of course the weather will be cool and rainy. I can handle the cool weather, but I hope it stays dry.
I hope you are all having a great day! Thanks for reading.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
So I'm back after a few weeks of to focus on my studying. I'm so glad to be done with this rotation. It was hard, mostly because my instructor didn't do a good job teaching us. I was hovering on the very low end of passing and I'm not that type of student. We all felt we had to learn the material all by ourselves. I have a great group of friends and we rallied together to learn the material and we did awesome on the final. Now it's over for two weeks and then I get to move on to OB and peds, which I'm super excited about. I want to become a labor and delivery nurse so this is totally my rotation. I love kids, but it's really hard to work with them in the hospital because I hate to see that they are so sick :(
Today I got back into the real world and actually did stuff that didn't relate to school. I love that! I cleaned a little, got some laundry done, did the grocery shopping and had time to get a good workout in. This semester I was able to work out, but not as much as I'd wanted to. So I'm really excited to be able to actually make the time for it. I had a headache when I started, but that went away. I just started using kettle bells and I absolutely love them!
My hubby and I are even going on a date tomorrow! We are going to see Gone Girl, then we have to go to Costco! Nothing says romance like Costco
It is nice to spend time together when we can because our lives are so crazy busy.
We've got two more weeks of marching band season, I think, including a competition next weekend at the Big House in Ann Arbor, MI. We are so excited that the kids get to play there. My hubby is a big U of M fan so he is super stoked to be there, even if the football team won't be there.
I hope everyone is doing well. I've missed being on the site and talking with all of you. I hope you have a great night :)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Today is my birthday. I'm having a good day. We went to breakfast with my parents and we will go out to dinner later. We are going for Mexican and I'm looking forward to it. The kids baked me a cake and decorated it. They did a great job decorating it, we'll have that after dinner. The kids got me scented candles, gift cards and chocolate (my weakness!!). My hubby was really sweet, cuz he went to a few stores looking for a kettle bell for me. He couldn't find a 20 lb one that wasn't $40, I will get one later on. Other than that, it's a pretty normal day. I'm still studying for my test this week.
This past year has been very exciting and challenging at times too. I've been able to experience lots of different things. Being in school really has helped me grow and find myself. I'm so fortunate to have so much support from my family and friends that is allowing me to finish my degree. I'm so grateful for that.
I had originally had the goal to lose weight before my birthday last year. I didn't quite keep up my end of the deal. This year I am older and wiser (maybe!!) and I am taking my weight loss day by day. I was looking at my yearly goal of 3000 fitness minutes (I know it's not a lot) and I saw that I am at around 2800 minutes so far, not bad considering I really didn't get serious until July! Even six months ago, I would've never imagined doing 300 minutes, let alone close to 3000. I feel great, I'm glad I'm eating better (not perfect), I have more energy and more drive to do it. I've got many great Spark friends here supporting me and pushing me to reach my goals. I so appreciate that, you have no idea.
This next year I plan to increase my exercise minutes goal. I know I can do way more than 3000 minutes per year. I'm still hoping my hubby will jump on the bandwagon with me. I will finish my degree in May and then I will take my Nclex exam over the summer. By this time next year I plan to be working full-time as a nurse. I can't wait!
Here are some of my goals for the week:
1. Work out at least 90 min.
2. Eat healthy and track all food
3. Increase my water intake (I still struggle with this)
4. Study for my test
5. Work on my presentation/paper
I hope you are enjoying your day. Thanks so much for reading!!
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