Sunday, February 26, 2012
This video is simply AMAZING! Be sure to watch it until the end! I would be selfish not to share it with you all! What an awesome example of what we can achieve through persistence and perseverance.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Okay okay, I'll stop keeping you in suspense! This whole last week I have been working non-stop on researching a different career route. This past semester I have learned a lot about the social work field through other students and teachers and it turns out that they make even less than I thought! It seemed like I was doing a lot of hard work to end up with a crappy paying job. I thought at first that it didn't bother me and that social work was still what I wanted to do, but the more I thought about it, it just didn't seem worth it. I started researching different careers that would produce more income and came up with something that would enable me to make twice as much money, (maybe even triple), have great hours, be able to leave my work at work, (you know as a social worker that would be TOUGH!), great benefits and awesome dental insurance. AND I would be in school about the same amount of time as originally planned.
Okay, so are you dying to know already?!! Lol I'll spill the beans....Dental Hygienist! I found on Salary.com that the average hygienist makes $60k annually, with the top 10% making $90k and the bottom 10% making $40k. My dad also called his friend that is a dentist to confirm the numbers and he said that he hires hygienists starting at $36 an hour. Ummm, cha-CHING!! Yes, Please!! I don't know about you but for that kind of money I will stick my hand in the nastiest mouth ever! Plus, I would much rather deal w/ dental disease and mucous than child abuse cases.
Soooo, this whole past week I've been adding classes, dropping classes, and researching dental schools. I've got a plan and I'm stickin' to it this time! I'm totally at peace with my decision and actually think I've made a very wise choice. My bf and family are being very supportive and are backing me all the way. I feel good about this!
So what do you guys think? Sound like a decent plan? I know I was going for a more fulfilling job, but I can always get my fulfillment by volunteer work.
I'm excited for what's to come!
Friday, January 13, 2012
I'm off to a running start this year! I've taken some new "before" photos and measurements because I figure that this is a new leg of my journey and I'm kind of starting over. The scale started moving in the wrong direction over the holidays but I'm DONE with that! Before Spark I would've just kept gaining until all of the weight was back on but now I realize that I'm not destined to be fat! That is a lie I've told myself for too long! I'm destined to be FIT, SEXY, and gosh darn beautiful!
My new plan for the next 30 days is this....
Cardio on M, W, F, Sat.
Strength Training on T, Th, Sat.
Rest and relaxation on Sundays
Try a new healthy recipe once a week
Track my food
Lots and lots of water
I'm also loving my new facebook page!! I've been seeing lots of familiar faces from Spark and I think that's great! I love "seeing" more of my Spark friends! Hopefully it's motivating you as much as it's motivating me. To all of my followers on there, thank you for your support! And to all of my newbies that are just starting their journeys, I look forward to cheering you on and celebrating all of your weight loss victories! Let's ROCK this journey!
(p.s. If you missed the link in my last blog, here it is again. I'm almost to 100 likes!! I've got to think of a good way to celebrate it with everybody! I'm thinking of some sort of fun challenge. Ideas are welcome!) www.facebook.com/donegirl
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