Friday, September 24, 2010

Life calls for adjustments

Several things have gotten in my way of starting my six week plan...I have had some health issues lately and my knee was still really bothering me on my last run a week ago. So, I have take a few weeks off. I am still doing yoga, but taking time off from exercise. I will start my plan up again soon. Next week will be my gradual transition week and then the following week I will start back into things full on. Sometimes life just calls for a respite...

"I allow myself to respond to the needs of my body and just relax and let it heal." ~ Namaste

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Organized Goals for Healthy Living

Monday will begin the second half of my second semester of first year nursing. I decided that this is a great little six week time-frame to establish some goals and challenge myself.

Going into the next six-week period I have already knocked out most of my assignments over the study break, so I can really spend time focusing on studying and preparing for mid-terms and final exams. My goal this semester was to really be organized and to limit the time that I write (and re-write) all of my assignments. So far it's been an amazing semester and I have definitely stuck to my plan.

On Monday we will be starting our placements at a local nursing home. It will be quite awesome, and at the same time a bit exhausting. Being on placement means that on top of the average study time and work schedule I will be pulling 8 hour days working as a student nurse - This doesn't allow for a lot of time for personal exercise or household duties.....So, it's really all about planning.

I measured myself again this morning and ironically I have the exact same measurements and weight that I have consistently maintained since February. This is really my healthy place so I'm content to stay with that. I would still like to see my arms a bit more toned so that is my focus.
Six Week Goals for Exercise:

  • Really focus on getting two days a week of core training in with a focus on upper body.
  • Cross Training once a week - preferably swimming
  • Three main runs a week - Distance, Speed, Moderate with any additional runs that I have time for.
Six Week Goals for Nutrition:
  • Increase intake of B-12 by increasing intake of eggs and fortified soy milk.
  • Continue no chocolate
  • No muffins for this six week period.
  • Decrease amount of breakfast porridge.
Mantra for this week:
"Make the most of every moment and embrace whatever life brings you today." ~ Namaste