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!
For me, school always comes first. This week I worked 2 12 hour shifts at the hospital, so obviously no working out then.. Today I have class til noon, then meeting my roommates to study at the library until 4, then at about 6 meeting them for more studying at a Starbucks until we feel like we’re done for the night. I am deciding when or IF I should work out. I COULD fit in some cardio between 4 and 6, but then I’d be all gross for studytime at Sbucks. Dunno if I want that. So I might wait until later, and if studying is going badly tonight, I’ll just leave a little early and fit my workout in THEN. But if it’s going good, dunno if I’ll get to the gym tonight. Oh well… I guess if I work out all weekend, 3 days out of the week isn’t too bad… right? For everyone in the midst of Finals Week… good luck! :)
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. :)
Welp, I’m up, just ate breakfast and getting ready to head to campus for class. The plan is to go to school, get done at around noon, hit the gym for at least running, come back and shower, then meet my roomies at Starbucks for some quality study time. I’ve worked out my day and I’m fitting in a caramel macchiato (you can’t NOT get something yummy while you’re there for 3 hours. Amirite?!). I’m packing a sandwich and taking it with me to class so that I can just leave straight from class to go to the gym. Plus, it’s back tracking to go back to the apartment and I’m just cutting down time by bringing everything. I’m doing really good with working out and eating this week, I just feel better when I do. I love getting a good run in and it really helped my mood last night! Anyways, I hope you all have a healthy Thursday!!
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. :)
The past month, I haven’t been eating EXACTLY perfectly… I’ll have days where I do awesomely, and others where I just suck. I’m also slacking on working out. I haven’t been to the gym in probably 4 weeks and haven’t run in 2 (and that was just a quick run..). I’m so stressed and busy with everything! I’m terrified to weigh myself..I just KNOW I’ve gained. I’m gonna suck it up and either do it Monday, or just wait until weds and kick myself into gear. I have so much going on with school right now, then there’s work.. I realized I’m working 16 hours a week and I’m starting to think that’s too much. I might cut back.. But at the same time, it’s fall break starting Friday.. I am going home, not really gonna monitor so much what I eat, like, I’ll try to do good, but we’ll see. I’m gonna be studying most of the time, but I wanna try and get to the gym at least 3 times. I wanna get back into the swing of working out and eating right and I think after this weekend I’ll be ok. But does anyone else have these issues? Nursing school is WAY too much this semester. I’m doing ok, but have no time for anything else!
I got up about 9, had a piece of toast with nutella and apple. Got to studying, then had soup for lunch. I’m speeding through everything in my super productive state, all I really have left to do is study my peds and OB notes. SO! I made a grilled cheese with spray butter and 35 calorie bread (for a total of… 125 calories) and I’m thinking I’m gonna go for a run! I don’t really have a goal today, I guess I’d be thrilled with three miles, maybe I’ll shoot for 2.. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t run in probably 2 weeks. Eek. So I’ll post what happens later, maybe. Then I figured I’d go to the gym if I’m feeling up to it afterwards.. we’ll see!
Ughhh so today was an awful day calorie wise. I mean, I guess according to myfitnesspal, I earned almost 800 calories because of exercise, but I also ate about 1760 (approximately) because my brother and I went to a mexican restaurant for lunch. I am only about 2.6 pounds heavier than I was at the beginning of the summer, but it’s still a bummer! Lately, I dunno why I have been feeling like this, but I can not get enough food in me! I’m seriously constantly hungry. Ughh. Even after I eat what I’m supposed to, I still feel like I need 3-400 calories after my 1200. I guess what I really should start doing is listening to my body, but I’m so bad about that, I have such a bad habit of eating super fast and not realizing I’m full until I’m way way already done eating. It’s awful. And I go balls out at the gym every day off that I have, then run on days I work (which is very hard after a 12.5 hour shift +45 min drive home), but it’s almost not enough. Whatever.
Here’s my thought. I’m doing OK I guess (maybe I’m doing one too many cheat days, lately it’s hard for me to keep track of my food), but I’m moving out into my own apartment on the 9th. It’s always much easier for me to control my diet when I’m on my own, don’t ask me why. But my plan is to get back on track for real when I move back to school, because next year, I’m staying there, not moving home. So there’s really no place to go but.. up? right? Eek. How are you guys doing?? I’m sorry if you read this whole thing, I just needed to get my thoughts out there, they’ve been pestering me a lot lately!
Alright, so I really apologize for not keeping up with this blog lately. My life has been a little crazy! I just thought I’d do a quick update. So I took my finals last week. I squeaked by with an A- in med/surg, A- in psych, then A in research. I’ll take it! For the hardest semester in nursing school (supposedly), not too shabby! As you guys probably know, I’ve been sick with a cold for 3 weeks, I just got over it right before last week started, but I haven’t been working out because of it. I was also in the process of moving out of my apartment and back home, so I’ve been eating reeeally badly. I ate out a LOT because I was running out of food, and when I actually DID eat at home, it was crap food, because that’s really all I had left! Well, I weighed in today against my best judgement, and weighed in at 135.4. Un..be…lievable. I got lucky! I’m out of town for the rest of today, but when tomorrow starts, I’m getting back into eating right and working out/running. I’ve GOT to make the best of this summer for getting in shape. Anyways, I hope you guys are all doing great! If you need anything or have any questions, my ask is always open. :)