Monday, August 10, 2015

21 Day Fix: Day 1

I'm starting the 21 day fix this last free week of summer. This blog is mostly for myself to write different things I've tried and lessons learned.  Like clearly there is a different between a teaspoon and tablespoon. So when the 3 day quick fix calls for a spoon of coconut oil, don't force a whole tablespoon down my throat, when a simple teaspoon amount will do.

Speaking of, I did not know you could eat coconut oil like straight out of the jar. I heated my rather large tablespoon amount in the microwave and downed it. Made me gag slightly, not because it taste bad but the consistency. It actually tasted really good. So I think my head was making me....a drama queen.

I'm trying the 3 day jump start fix since I actually have the time this week. I'm hoping that this week can kinda help me learn some meal prep skills for the following two weeks. Once nursing school officially starts back, there is no telling what my time frame is going to look like.   Plus, eating every two hours has been a lot more challenging then I thought it would be. Even shopping for three days worth of food (that will hopefully last me more than three days cause it was a bit pricey) wasn't as bad as I thought. Planning ahead though. That will be the kicker.

That was the most weights I have used in a cardio workout, maybe ever. That being said, I really enjoy the workout and the addition of weight. I had to modify some or drop the weight at points, but worked up a good sweat. And since it was total body, I really did feel like I was getting a good all over workout. The rest breaks were needed and appreciated, especially since it has been a while since really working out. And it was nice that the ending stretch was included as part of the 30 minute total.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What I Wore: Clinical Orientation + lack of photo skills + coffee


What can I say, except huge fashion blogger fail. AND trust me when I say that they ALL look like this. I finally just set in a chair with my chic-fil-a coffee (yes, you read that right) and gave up. But you can still get the general idea behind the outfit that I wore to clinical here they are in all my photo lacking skills glory.

We were required to dress nice and wear our lab coats. Which my white lab coat actually makes me feel like a doctor, instead of a nurse /-ing student/. And even other nursing students that we met there thought we were doctors too. Anyway, I ended up borrowing her sweater too. It was extremely soft. I paired that with my favorite pair of kakhi pants from Old Navy. Seriously these pants are so stretchy and comfortable (and hit at the perfect place on my short legs), that they are now my go to on dress pants. I also added in these pointy toed flats that I really like. They're actually a size too big for me, but I crammed toliet paper into the toe of them -- problem solved. Well sorta.

Monday, January 5, 2015

almost Overgramming

The other day Bouncer was being super cute in my opinion. I mean, he is my fur baby. In my post-christmas happiness, I almost posted a huge handful of pictures of his cuteness on instagram. I managed to catch myself after the 2nd one was posted. I realized I did not need to photo dump random pictures of my dog chewing a bone on instagram -- cause nobody would apreciate that, but maybe my mother. But mainly becasue I decided that's what my blog is for. Sorry, well sorta.