Friday, August 23, 2013
Anxiety got the best of me yesterday. I had orientation for Nursing IV (my LAST semester). We got our syllabus, schedules, and time-lines for clinicals and homework. It's a ton of work!
I ate waaaaay too much.
But I also did some exercise. Once I calmed down and realized what I was doing. Maybe next time I'll exercise first. Then over-eat. (Just kidding!)
Today I have found myself back into the swing of procrastinating my homework. Two hours went by when I did nothing but message people on facebook, played several rounds of Ruzzle, talked to my boyfriend on the phone.
Yet, I also have almost finished the first two days worth of work. I made a delicious pot of Beans and Greens Chili. And did 15 minutes of exercise.
Stress doesn't seem as bad today. Well, at least not when I am busy playing Ruzzle or chopping up veggies.
I've just got to get through 10 weeks of theory/clinicals, and 5 weeks of Role Transition. I can do it! One freaking minute at a time...
I'll just keep breathing.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
When life is stressful, Breathe.
When exercise is kicking your hiney, Breathe.
When your high schooler is giving you lip, Breathe.
When your cat pukes while you are sleeping and you step in it the next morning, Breathe.
When your car won't start and you're running late, Breathe.
When your friend tells you she is finally pregnant, Breathe.
When you get a bonus at work, Breathe.
Breathe through all of life's ups and downs and know that everything has a way of working itself out.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
At some point in time I wind up convincing myself that I spend more time logging food, fitness, and blog posts into my computer than the time I spend doing the stuff I'm logging. So what do I do? I stop logging. I expect to keep up the weight loss. And what happens? I gain. I stop being accountable. I lose motivation.
Good lesson to learn. But, when will I learn it??? I have started and stopped on here so many times since 2008 and I am still sitting at the same weight. I feel defeated. Yet also, somehow, determined.
I went to my 25th high school reunion last weekend. Let me repeat that. I WENT TO MY 25th HIGH SCHOOL REUNION! Yup! Fat and all. I went! And ya know what else, I had a great time! The people I care about didn't care what I looked like. They cared to spend time with me. And ya know what else? I did not spend the evening eating. I spent it chatting and mingling.
So ya see. I have learned. I have changed. I have become more confident in who I am inside. I know that who that person is--is what matters. I also learned that I can go to social functions without pulling up a seat at the food bar and still have a good time.
I have also found myself remembering that action creates motivation. And that, YES, one smart meal choice can turn into a second and therefore; into a healthy person.
Now, to stop chatting and get moving!!!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Remember how I said I would open myself to trying new things as the opportunities arise?...
Weights. Yup. Weights.
I love a method that gets me strong, lean, curvy, toned, all in a short amount of time.
By that, I do not mean lose weight fast. I mean an efficient workout. You know, one that lasts maybe 30 min-in and out. Yet, produces amazing results.
I hear weight lifting, done right, can be that workout.
I am aligning some amazing looking women to help me with this endeavor. I can't believe I am looking forward to learning to lift weights!
But please allow me to clarify-I do not want to body build. No crazy puffed-out muscles for me. Just a strong lean body.
It seriously fills me with giddy joy to imagine myself lifting! I never thought I would feel this way. Hmmm, but I am also the cautious type. I do not want to get hurt. I've seen some good books out there. Gotta get one. Read. Educate myself.
So, do you lift? How did you get started?
Friday, January 18, 2013
I worked out Monday, Thursday and Friday (so far). Planning to go to a yoga class tomorrow. So that will make 4 workouts this week. But I only have two calories to burn according to the fitness tracker. Hmmm. I seem to be able to get it all in. Well, don't look at my food tracker...
But even though I have not been tracking everything I put in my mouth, I have been incredibly careful about what's going in it, every bite! I have been doing this "weight loss journey" for long enough to know what's the right size portion and what nutrition I need. It's not perfect, but it's close. I will track when I can, or when I realize the scale isn't inline with what I think. Tweaking can still happen. But I refuse to stress myself out over not getting it all done.
Moving more. Eating healthier. Feeling stronger. Those are my goals.
Not perfect tracking. Not perfect exercise days all in a row. Not numbers.
One decision at a time. Each and every decision.
Oh, and nursing school semester 3, week one, is done. And I survived. And I feel good about it!
I can live with that!
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