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Mind Over Matter

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Well, November is here!! New month, new start right?? Well, I wish I could say that I am going do this and that I will succeed. This semester of nursing school has completely exhausted me mentally and physically. Any spare time I have I want to sleep. My mind set is totally not in "healthy life style mode". It's in "pass this semester of nursing school mode". My stress level is is wayyyyy up there. I feel like I'm neglecting my daughter and boyfriend because all of my spare time is spent studying or sleeping. It sucks right now but I know itll all be worth it in the end. Sorry, for being a Debbie Downer.
My plan this month is to take it one day at a time. I will watch what I put in my mouth. I need to stop going through the drive thrus and out to eat so much. I will try to get my heart pumping as much as I can throughout the week. My boyfriend bought the Move for PS3 and he bought Zumba for me so there's no excuse because I have it at my own house. I definitely need to stop being a procrastinator with my school work cause this increases my stress level majorly!! I need to remember why I want to do this. I need to get my mind in the right place...

Hope everyone has a successful November!!


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MARYONAMISSION 11/17/2011 6:02PM

    Awww, emoticon, I know how hard this can be. Just keep your focus on the outcome. Keep your eye on the prize. You are doing the best you can right now so be proud of that. No, getting down on yourself. Right now, you need to be good to yourself. Good luck!

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ASHESS85 11/17/2011 2:48PM

    Being in school is really hard and to top it off you have a child. Try not to be so hard on yourself. You will get back to the plan when things are more settled!

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DIANAOR1 11/13/2011 9:19PM

    Try to keep that stress level down. Good luck to you! emoticon

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FITBECKSRN24 11/13/2011 10:57AM

    its deff hard but worth it! im sure your family understands emoticon

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ASHIKIME 11/12/2011 8:56PM

    You'll get through this! Good luck and I hope your stress level goes down some!

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AZMOMXTWO 11/12/2011 12:26PM

  nursing school is hard but very rewarding you can do it your family will stand with you and they will be proud of you emoticon

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October is half GONE!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I have only worked out 5 days out of the last 15. I'm going to put that behind.

There's 16 days left in October. There's 21 days left until I have to take my fitness test. From here on out, I must do something everyday. Whether it be a workout video, intervals, push ups, sit ups, etc... I WILL DO SOMETHING EVERYDAY!!!! It doesn't necessarily have to be a full hard core workout but I need to do something EVERDAY!!!! Tonight is push ups and sit ups!! I WILL DO THIS!!!!
I've been doing A LOT better on my eating. I still have my moments of weakness and I give in to sweets. I know I'm allowed to eat it but I need to remember to not eat it all in one serving. PORTION CONTROL on sweets!!


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YINYANGSJM 10/20/2011 7:11PM

    Portion control is so hard. I've been trying to remind myself that the food isn't going anywhere and I don't have to eat it all at one time. I can always go back and have more later. It's a hard lesson but I'm taking it one day at a time. You can do this Ashley!!!!!

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ASHIKIME 10/15/2011 8:18PM

    ugh! I know how you feel about portion control!! I have the SAME EXACT ISSUE! It's so tough not eating everything in site...

what fitness test are you working toward??

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Just a Reminder...

Friday, October 07, 2011

Why I WILL do this...

My military fitness test is in less than 4 weeks and I am nowhere close to being prepared. I need to keep up with my fitness and eating habits so I don't have to stress about this every time it comes around. It would seriously makes things so much more easier so there's no reason why I shouldn't make the change.

I'll be the BIG 2-5 in Feb 2012!! I want to feel great and look great when I hit this age. I don't want my weight to be stressing me out. I have to take care of my body and have it at it's best so I can be prepared for when it's time to have more kiddos ;]

April 28, 2012, I will be graduating from nursing school!! I don't want to be hiding under my gown because I feel fat. I want to be able to look at my pictures and say, "Damn! I look good!!" And I feel that since I'm becoming a nurse to take care of people that I need to take care of myself too.

I already have 3 weddings to attend next summer. Who wouldn't want to look HOTT at a wedding?! I want to actually feel comfortable in a sexy dress! I don't want to wear black since it makes me look slimming. I want to wear a bright, fun color but feel fabulous in it!!

One of the three weddings will be in St. Johns, Virgin Islands. I don't want to feel huge in my bathing suit. Now, I know I won't be in a two piece but I want to feel great in my one piece. I want to be able to wear cute sundresses on the beach and not feel self conscious around others.

Overall, I need to change to a healthy lifestyle to better myself. This will help in so many ways. I WILL DO THIS!!!!

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FITBECKSRN24 10/8/2011 11:41AM

    those are all great things to get fit and healthy for!! you can do it chickie!! after Baby A is born, i will be right on track with ya!!

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 10/7/2011 11:59AM

  Love it!! With your positive outlook and determination there's no doubt in my mind you can achieve every one of those things! emoticon

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BLACKROSE_222 10/7/2011 11:52AM

    Awesome attitude! You can do this!

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Time to get back on Track

Friday, September 30, 2011

"If you miss a turn, what does your GPS say? Does it tell you to give up on getting there or that you're lazy? Does it beat you up over it? NO. It tells you to turn around as soon as possible. And losing weight and following a weight loss plan are the same-- if you veer off track, don't keep going that way, don't beat yourself up over it, etc. Just get back on track."

It's time to get back on track for GOOD!! I can only blame myself for getting off track and staying off track. I need to stop being so wishy washy with my workouts and eating. I need to stay consistent. Consistency is key and that will show results. I need to be patient. Just because I don't see results after a week doesn't mean I need to give up and beat myself up over it. Weight loss doesn't happen over night. It takes time and I need to friggin realize that. I need to remember why I want to lose this weight and get toned and live a healthy lifestyle. So here's to starting over again. I WILL DO THIS!!

October Goals

2. Start C25k
3. Rotate 30 Day Shred, Ripped in 30, and 6 week 6 pack throughout the week.
5. Only eat out 1-2x a week
6. Look up a new recipe every week
7. Eat in moderation and track food
8. Lose 1/2 - 1 lb weekly

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YINYANGSJM 10/2/2011 10:04PM


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    Being patient can be one of the hardest things but it is integral to being successful. Just got to focus on the pic picture and not what is right in front of us.
Ash, you got some great goals in place for October. How are you measuring them or keeping track of how well you are going with each one? If I don't do this I never stick to my goals so I give my self stickers on my calendar. A star for working out, a smiley face for tracking and blogging my food, a check mark for staying on target.
Anyway, good luck and keep us updated on how you are doing!

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ASHESS85 9/30/2011 11:46AM

    Patience is sooo important with losing weight and I like that it is on that list. I know you can do this!

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FITBECKSRN24 9/30/2011 11:25AM

    great goals!! definitely attainable! emoticon

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How do you plan your workouts?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

So, I've noticed that lately when I do my workouts I wait until the end of the day to do them all. THIS IS BAD!!!! I have come to realize that I need to spread them out because by the end of the day I don't want to do them all and I'm not doing them with full force like I should be. I have so much free time during the days that I don't work so there should be no excuse why I can't do some kind or workout every few hours. As of right now I'm doing Couch to 5k. I restarted at Week 3 instead of 4. I'm also doing The 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge. And today I started Jillian Michaels 6 Week 6 Pack and OMG!!! I'm pretty sure I'll be hurting in the morning!!
And then eating...I know what I'm supposed to do but I have yet to take charge in it... grrrrrrrrr!!!!


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ASHESS85 7/15/2011 9:23AM

    No matter how much I hate getting up earlier in the morning, working out the begining of the day is so much easier. I am just like you, I never feel like doing anything at the end of the day! I usually will do strength training at the gym after work though...I can never get up early enough to go to the gym...just to roll out of bed and use my eliptical at home. haha

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EPATTEN79 7/14/2011 10:12PM

    I try to do my workouts first thing in the morning because I know that when I get home from work I'm not going to want to to it. The only exception to this are the two Zumba classes I take during the week. Those are after work, but I look forward to them so much that it's not a chore to go. The best thing you can do is find what works for you and stick to it. Everything will come with time.

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