Please don't take this as a "poor me" or a word vomit of my issues - I just more so want to share an update of my IBS Journey and where I've come in the last year in hopes that it gives someone else a clue of how they can help themselves too.
I've decided that freedom of time is the best things ever. And I mean that. best ever. My days away from nursing at the hospital and I get to set up my day...those are truly the BEST days! PLUS I get to do all my favorite things... baking...time with my boys...and in the kitchen too! So a win win right?
My first time getting into "workouts" was with running and it is something I often go back to - I used to teeter totter on an unhealthy relationship with it thinking I needed to run a million miles every single day - (phew! Thank goodness I found a way out of that!) I have been doing lots of Beachbody programs lately focusing on lifting, but lately running has been calling me back. People often ask my advice on running tips and tricks or even how to get started so I thought this would be an opportunity to give out a little guide to help get you started..or help you get back into things if you have been out of shape for a while.
Since I've been married for a whole FIVE days - In looking back at our wedding day I wanted to share a few things to future brides - and maybe OTHER ladies will have something to chime in too.
This past weekend I worked a 12 hour shift on a weekend versus my usual on call status and spent most of the shift on the floors. I have worked in the recovery room (aka the PACU) for the last five years so it has been a while since I have been on the inpatient side of things. Before coming to the PACU I worked in the cardiac ICU...and spending all day on the floors around bedside nurses, their patients and seeing the interactions ... gave me some thoughts and inspiration to reflect and share. If I had the opportunity to write a letter to my patients - current or the past ... what would I say?
maybe a little bit but aren't we all??? I have been asked so many times how we have planned our wedding in such a short engagement period. Most people are engaged for a year - when we got engaged in May I couldn't imagine waiting over a year for a wedding! We have been together over eight years...I couldn't wait to be able to call B my husband... and with hunting season coming up in September we chose the only date that in the month that didn't involve another friends' wedding OR impede on bird/bow hunting season... September 15th, 2018 - We got engaged May 11th - so we had about 4 months to plan! Bring it on.
Let me clarify - To me that means Chewy, doughy, soft, chocolatey, buttery, salty awesomeness. Its crazy how much baking truly is an art and takes practice and experimentation to get the "results" that you are looking for. Plenty of flour, sugar, butter and love have went into (and spritzed around) my kitchen lately as I'm determined to create my own favorite recipe!
Because funks happen. You fall off the wagon. You feel unlike yourself and in a rut. You maybe feel anxious. You let yourself go... WHATEVER it is. You CAN get started again!
It is CRAZY the market of health and fitness that targets brides to be ... I've seen titles like "shredding for the wedding" - or "getting fit for the dress" - or people even talking about getting in the "best shape of their life" for their wedding... or buff arms for their wedding .. .etc -
so where do I stand on it all? and what am I working on as I prep for the big day?
Thought it was time to share!
Cookie and Treats Baker. R.N. Nutrition Nerd. Runner. <3 Coffee. Fitness. Foodie. In pursuit of finding my own kind of balance...
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