SLOW-AND-STEADY

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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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  • REBECCATKD
    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
  • LANEYPUDDLESMOM
    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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