Trying to find the balance; Setting new goals

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ok, so, I've been MIA for a few months now. At the end of April, I was offered a job (YIPPEE). Since then, my eating habits, water consumption, and exercise has been left at the wayside. In a few weeks, life will start to become normal as I will have my regular work schedule established. Like most new nurses, I am working 3rd shift. It's been hard for me to get used to, but I am managing. What I can't figure out is when I should go to the gym... It would be easy to say I should go on my days off since I do three 12 hour shifts a week. However, I feel guilty about leaving my daughter. I have spent a year and a half staying home with her every day, and since I've started my job I do not see her at all 3 days a week.

I need to find balance between family, work, and a healthy lifestyle! Tons of people do it, so I know I can too!

New goal #1: Drink no less than 64 oz of water every day.
New goal #2: Get to the gym once a week for the next 4 weeks.
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    Oh, that Mom guilt...yeah, I remember that. Feeling like any free moment not spent with your child makes you selfish/a bad mom/etc. The reality is that your daughter will not miss the one hour that you spend at the gym. She will only remember the time you spend together.
    3414 days ago
    Taking time for yourself will help you be a better mom and It will help to motivate you to make positive changes in your life. Win...Win...for everyone.
    3419 days ago
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