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Rain, Rain, go away!

Friday, May 03, 2013

emoticon It's 0600 this morning and I've got my running shoes laced, my dry wick running hat on, and my nathan jogging belt fastened! I'm literally standing at the door waiting for my husband to get home so we can leave and go run. He opens the door, and it's pouring down rain. I was devastated! I mean, I was really emotional! I've come to love the time I get to spend with my husband out running on the road, I hadn't even noticed how addicted I was getting to running. I said "Let's go anyway; we won't melt," but the husband would not be swayed. He was tired from work already, so he compromised with me and we got to do a whole hour of holy yoga together instead! What a blessing from the Lord this morning, He works in wonderful ways. Not going to lie though, I'm ready to throw on my running shoes again soon! Until then, good luck to everyone running in the Indy Mini tomorrow morning! emoticon

And in case you haven't heard of it, here's the wonderful link to Holy Yoga's amazing website:

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STRONGCOURAGE 5/18/2013 8:06PM

    Glad you enjoy a special time together still :)

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SPARKLINGHOPE 5/4/2013 12:07PM

    Thanks for sharing. I might check out the Otterbein class.

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Night Shift

Friday, May 03, 2013

I've mentioned before here that I'm an RN, an RN who works night shift. I've noticed in only one day that it is pretty tricky to track my fitness and food on this type of schedule. Some meals are after midnight, some before... But it's technically my lunch! I have been keeping to the literal times and tracking by days, food I eat May 2nd is on May 2nd's page even though it was really a meal I ate before I went to bed, as I sleep during the day of course. So I'll keep to the literal days for now, see how that works out for me! Good luck to other nurse's who are getting healthy, day or night shift! emoticon

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BETRME100 5/5/2013 6:29PM

    I used to work at a nursing home and sometimes had to go in at 2 am...can't make anything easy, can they?

Good luck with your tracking and your training!

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ARMATTHAEI 5/5/2013 12:58PM

    Thanks for the well wishes. Although I have never worked full time days, I am about to start and see how that works for my weight loss efforts.

As a RN, I was able to lose 15-20 lbs while working the night shif. Unfortunately, I let a visit to my family with Mom's famous baked goods put me in reverse.

Cheering you on.

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    I was on the night shift last year. 12 hour shifts, 6 days a week. I am glad I was not trying to lose weight then. It probably requires more planning. There might be some advantages though so look for them. Welcome to Sparkpeople. I have only been here for about a month now, but I am making progress. I love points. They really are a motivational help.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 5/4/2013 12:11PM

    Best wishes!

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WEARINGTHIN 5/3/2013 6:31AM

    I feel for you working the night shift. Though there is a lot less happening, the sleep schedule can be murderous. I worked as a mental health expert on psych unit for two years on the night shift. It took getting away from it for me to really realize how grueling it was. However, I must admit, though my sleep was better, I didn't do much better as a day shift mental health counselor after that. I'm actually so glad to be reitred. Well, enough rambling. Good night, Glenn

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

We're on Week 5 Day 2 of training for our 5K this July! It's going well so far, but starting to get harder for sure. I enjoy the loving support of my husband who enourages me daily to keep running, he definitely makes this easier for me. We're over half way done, let's hope the second half goes great too! Good luck to any of you who are also training for a run/walk this summer!