Monday, May 07, 2012
Feeling awesome. Today is my weigh day and I was down 2 lbs which puts me down 31 pounds total thus far. Feeling great!
Since I have started the 5K training my weight loss has jump started again. I had slowed considerably and was dropping about 1 lb ever other week or so. Now I'm back to 2lbs a week consistently. The running is obviously just what I needed, so glad I finally made that step.
So much to celebrate and be thankful for this week. The weight loss and healthy living is going wonderfully, and my graduation ceremony from nursing school is this Saturday. So since the occasion is coming up this weekend..to celebrate the 30 lbs off I will buy myself something nice to wear to graduation and maybe some new workout gear as well! Yup, that is what I will do.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I finally did it! I woke up at 5:30a.m. to go for my run on a Saturday. I having been talking about doing this for quite some time now but just couldn't ever seem to get my butt out of bed when the time came. Well today I did it, and I feel awesome. Ready to seize the day, what a great start. I will now focus on this feeling next week when I need to get up, cause once your up and out it feels great.
Something else that has my spirits high is that this week coming up is finals week, my FINAL finals week. Graduation is so close I can practically taste it. What an exciting time in my life, my spirits are truly at an all time high.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
My life as a nursing student is coming to an end very quickly, it is quite surreal. My emotions about it are all over the place to say the least. Happy, sad, scared, stressed, excited and on and on. I had an awful dream earlier in the week that I killed a patient on my first day of orientation at my job. But I'm told all this emotion is normal, and it seems to be true as all of my fellow nursing students are emotionally all over the place at the moment as well.
Here's a cute pic of us on our last clincial day in OB. Can;t believe it
What was also kinda awesome when I saw this picture is that I'm noticing my weight loss!! So, that's a great feeling as well.
I am quite please with myself today. It was cold, windy and drizzling outside but I still went for my run for the 5K program. That's a big step for me. And it wasn't bad at all, I was warm pretty shortly after starting and the rain didn't really bother me. And now I feel great because I did it. Inclement weather will no longer hold me back! YAY.
Monday, April 16, 2012
OK. Had a gain. A 2lb gain to be exact. Initially I was infuriated and didn't understand how that could even be possible. But it is, I was not good. I have been having trouble with the Easter candy. I started out very strong and in control the first few days, but it gradually progressed to a piece here and there to a couple pieces here and there and so on. So here I am, 2 lbs heavier. I also did not complete my workout on Friday. So there you have it a gain, I will learn from it and move on.
That said, no more candy. Not even a piece, I have already had more than my fair share so I'm done with it. I would rather reach my goals that eat some stupid candy!!!
Next, I need to do some planning. 5k training planning, or it is in danger of derailing and that simply won't do. I need to do this, I need to prove this to myself. It is a must. It can take longer than 8 weeks, but it must be done. I missed Friday and failed to make it up Saturday or Sunday. I need to get it into my head that working out is worth waking up early. This is imperative to my success because as the season progresses and it becomes hotter it will not be possible to do my runs in the afternoon.
Went for my run today and it was sort of a success and a failure rolled into one. I almost talked myself out of going at all, it was 12pm, I was hungry, it was 74 degrees. So, successful in that I went at all. I debated bringing my dog, I did, I shouldn't have. She couldn't handle it, I don't know that I could've handled it without her either. So I basically did a sorry version of a week 2 but it was supposed to be my first week three session. But I missed my last week 2 session.....soo.... I will do my first week three on Wednesday afternoon (not supposed to be this warm Wednesday, but if it is I'll go sans doggy). Then I will go Friday in later A.M. because I have the day off and then I will go Saturday (2 in a row, I CAN do it!) early a.m. There, I wrote it out. I will wake up EARLY Saturday and do my run, it's written, it must be done!
I'm sure once I get up early a couple times to work out and like the way I feel afterwards it won't be so difficult. It's just doing it that first couple times, it's making that routine happen.
I feel better. I was down about the loss of control, about the gain in lbs and about the missed training and then the slight fail today. But now I have a plan, I will not let this get me down and I will proceed.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I am quite proud of myself with the whole Easter candy situation. I have indulged, but maintained moderation and stayed within my calorie range. I am doing very well with it. I would rather reach my goals than over indulge, it seems to be that simple at the moment which is awesome.
I am loving my Spark Cookbook. I made the Minestrone soup last night and it was amazing, really. Not just great for healthy food, but one of the best soups I've ever tasted. I love vegetable soup and am so pleased I now can make a delicious one from scratch! I had it again today for lunch and have another serving in the fridge with 2 servings in the freezer. The servings sizes are quite generous (1 1/2 cups) and filling. I'm thinking I will want to always have some in the freezer on standby as a great quick lunch or dinner option. Can't say enough good about it really. I plan to make 2 more recipes from the book this week.
I am also doing well with my 5K training. Week 2 is definitely much harder than the first week but I managed the first day and will be going for a run this afternoon if the weather clears up a bit or tomorrow if it doesn't.
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