Basically, I’ve just been working a LOT and trying to fit in time for friends and the gym. I went to the gym for the first time in a week today, burnt 1200 calories with cardio, just to eat most of it back at dinner tonight when I go to a Japanese steakhouse with my parents. It’s ok, It’ll even out. I’m contemplating my new years plans, trying to decide if I want to spend it with my family and cousins or at the party that literally ALL of my friends will be at.. plus I’m thinking this might be the last year for a few years that I actually get to celebrate since I might have to work it as an RN.. decisions, decisions.. How’s everyone else’s break going? :)
My family is all getting together this weekend for a white elephant/Christmas party. It needs to be a little age appropriate though, I think the youngest person partaking is 14, but it’s going up to the age of 60 or so. So also family appropriate. But I wanna do something funny! Any ideas?
It’s 1 pm, I got up at 9, ate breakfast, lounged for a bit, then 10:45 hit the gym. Ran 3 miles then did 45 min of walking on a high incline. I’m eating some soup now for lunch, later I plan to eat 2 chicken breasts with rice for dinner. I really need to get more protein in my diet. I’d like to try some protein powders, but usually when I do, I don’t like them.. haven’t found the right one yet I guess..
Anyways.. Soup, then shower, then kicking myself into beast study mode for the rest of the day. Gotta do well on my Peds/OB exam Monday.. Eek! I feel bad though, my dad really wanted me to come home tonight to help with his work party at our house, but I need all the time I can get to study for this exam, so I had to turn him down :( He’ll be fine, my whole family will be helping out, but I know he really wanted me to be there. Oh well. Gotta get through Thursday, then home for a bit at last!
I absolutely LOVED spending so much time with my family. I never see them enough. My life is SO busy lately.. I just wanna get my RN and be done, then I’ll have 4 days off and I’ll be able to see them more, hopefully!
Over break, I worked 2x, which isn’t the BEST, but one was a killer cardio workout. The only day I really overdid it with eating was Thanksgiving, which I’m ok with! You can’t deprive yourself of too much, one day is okay. Even a few days, as long as you get back on track!
Heading back to school tonight after dinner. I have to be at class tomorrow at 8 for a computerized nursing Kaplan test for Peds and OB. I’ve been glancing over my notes all break, so I hope I’m ready! I just completed all my Peds notes today, there were SO many! But now I’m working on OB. I just hope I can get through them all.. there are so many it’s difficult to really study in depth with them for lack of time. So I’ll be more ready for finals week now that I know this!
Anyways, I hope everyone’s doing fantastic! Please don’t beat yourselves up too much over the holiday, Christmas and New Years, too. Live a little, you work hard, you deserve it. :)
Hit the gym with Dad.. we both had a killer workout. He walked fast on the treadmill and lifted and I ran 3 miles and walked on a high incline.. All in all, I burnt 800 calories. Just had soup for lunch! Healthy healthy day. And in a few hours, I’m heading to the park for another run. I wasn’t going to, I’m pretty tired, and I worked HARD at the gym. My main reason for not wanting to go was I didn’t wanna hold her back. I don’t know how slow I’m gonna go or how far I’ll make it. However, she reassured me that she hasn’t run in over a month and she felt the same way. I told her we should shoot for 3, but definitely do 2. So in about an hour, it’s on! Hopefully it’ll put me up to 5 miles today, but I’ll post after to let ya know how it goes. :)
Went for a run today and did 2 miles, not anything crazy, but not too shabby! I had a huge lunch at our local Mexican restaurant, so I wasn’t too hungry for dinner. I had a bowl of chili and crackers, so not too bad I guess. I’ll get back, I hate falling out of the workout habit, but with school and work it’s so easy to!
In other news, I’m spending my weekend and part of next week in my hometown for my fall break. It’s getting me away from my school area, and giving me plenty of time to relax! I’ve been studying bits and pieces for my Thursday’s med/surg exam, but tomorrow I’m gonna start taking notes off of my notes about things I’m not 100% sure on. Basically condensing my notes to a page or so. I’m PLANNING on at least going for a run tomorrow, but we’ll see.. I might even go to the gym. Other than that, I’ll be studying for my exams and relaxing, I need the break.
Also… I’m considering changing my blog from having a set WEIGHT goal, to just a blog about being fit, healthy and bettering myself in general. If I make it to my goal, great! But this way, I would be able to focus on just having a healthy lifestyle, not so much losing weight.. food for thought. :)
So today, I got mah ass to the gym. I did a tricep/chest workout, then walked 30 min at 3.3-4.0 on the highest incline. Then tonight, I went for a 3 mile run and 2 mile walk! Killed today. :)
My sister is having a volleyball tourney in Florida next week, so my mom, sister and I are headed down soon. My plan to stay healthy: have healthy lunches/breakfasts and when we go out for dinner, eat as much fish/veggies as possible. We’ll see if I stick to that. The hard part will be healthy lunches I think, but I should be ok. I’d also like to run whenever I get the chance. And of course… See Harry Potter Land!! I’m trying to talk my sister into Universal Studios Islands of Adventure for her day off. We’ll see! :)
Oh, and for the record.. did I mention I LOVE my iPhone?! :)
Haha, I KNEW the last time I weighed myself, I weighed so much because of water. But I didn’t think that water weight would be as much as 4.5 pounds! But, my brother is trying to talk me into getting lunch with him (over making something healthy at home.) I didn’t think I’d have lost that much weight (I was 139.something on Monday). So I told him, ‘If I’m over 136, I’m not going.’ I weighed myself expecting at LEAST 136.. Well? 134.4 lbs!! How? I have no idea. I haven’t worked out since like, Saturday because of my job and church related things. All I can think of is that I’ve been eating pretty good while I’m at work.
I work at a hospital, doing 12.5 hour long shifts. Basically, they give us a lunch break. But I eat breakfast at like, 5 (usually something with a decent amt of protein and around 200 cals), then lunch is anywhere from 12-2 pm. I’ll pack a sandwich with fruit and carrots or something, making it about 300 cals or less. I do this because by the end of the day, I’m STARVING, so I like to eat my 700 or more calories after work, so I can eat more! Haha. So that COULD have helped, plus, I’m always busy, walking, lifting, moving, etc. Patient care is hard work! But yeah, just thought I’d fill you guys in
ughh so yesterday, I had this plan to eat great all day. My mom even made dinner, making it super easy to keep tract of my calories. Well, I went to the gym, lifted, but didn’t get any cardio in due to my low blood sugar. My sister came home and I ate a snack, and later had dinner. After dinner, I was legitimately starving, and tried not to eat a lot, but I couldn’t not eat. So I know I went waaaay over my calories, but I guess maybe (hopefully) my body needed it? Idk. Anyways, my sister has a volleyball tourney this weekend out of state, and I’m going with her for support. This is going to involve eating out a LOT. Eh, oh well, I’ll get back on track after Sunday. Which, by the way, will be my first day soda free if I can manage it. Anyway, I hope you guys have a fantastic weekend, enjoy the weather if it’s nice! :)
I miss her so much! We had a lot to catch up on I guess. It feels like forever since I’ve seen her last :( I saw her a few weeks ago, but just for dinner. I’ve been so busy with school and she’s been so busy with volleyball, we don’t get to see each other much anymore. I just keep telling myself, 2 more weeks. I’ll be home for summer and I’ll get to spend some quality time with her when I’m not working. It’ll be nice, that’s for sure. I love my family! :)