This time next week I will be in Chicago getting ready for a cubs game! I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning the anticipation is killing me. It also meant a check in and a full run down with the trainer this AM. And as of today I have hit my mini weight loss goal I set for myself to meet before this trip! I am down five pounds and lost an inch on the waist. Now I just have to keep it up until I sit myself on the pane next week.
Here is the full run down on the stats:
Measurement Dates 6/19 – 7/19 – 8/23
Neck: 12.75” / 12.25” / 12.25”
Arm: 12” / 11.5” / 11”
Waist: 33” / 32” / 31”
Hips: 39” / 38.5” / 38”
Thigh: 22” / 21.5” / 21”
Calf: 14.5” / 14 / 14”
Body Fat% 28.1% / 26.4% / 24.3%
Weight 146 / 143 / 138
And now I need to come up with my next mini goal. Any ideas on realistic yet challenging options?
The last few weeks have been OK in working on my pre-vacation get your ass in gear goal. I haven’t been amazing at eating or working out lately but I have had more good days then bad and that my friends I will consider a success. I did resort to two fun size snickers bars this afternoon….I was in meetings for 3 hours straight over the lunch hour and I am starving. Hi my name is Cara and I get hangry.
The trainer is doing the full run down on my measurements next week but in the meantime here are the dirty deets on the dreaded weight.
The application for the Nursing Program at my school is due in five months. Scary! It is a very competitive program, they accept 64 students a year and about 250 apply. I planned to make an appointment with my adviser to discuss my current resume and efforts and see if she had any suggestions for things I should be adding to it over these next crucial months. But when I called to make the appointment and explained the situation, they said they wouldn’t allow it because it would provide an unfair advantage?
What the hell? I actually responded with “An unfair advantage because a student takes the initiative to talk to an assigned adviser?” When I asked if there was anyone else at the University I could just be advised by academically she could not produce a response. I am flabbergasted and disappointed. Last time I checked I am a paying customer!
The lack of respect for customers (aka students) in the world of higher education is something that has always bothered me. I get it we are students…but we are paying, a decent amount of money I might add, to be taught. I can’t help but wonder if there is a better alternative and it really makes me question if I want to give any more money to this institution.
I want to write a strongly worded letter about my feelings on the matter but I will refrain so I don’t have my name blacklisted from the University of Utah College of Nursing for time and all eternity.
I may be a little late to this game but I can’t stop reading! I went through all the posts today when I should be finishing up a deck for a presentation tomorrow. I am just so curious to see what happens.
In other news other people are so much cooler than me.
I set a get healthy goal a couple of weeks ago and promised myself I would hold myself accountable for it. The first week was pretty good. I put four days in at the gym and my eating habits were better more days than not.
This week was a little harder. I started to feel overwhelmed with studying for my final and I let working out and eating right fall by the wayside. I only made it to the gym twice. It made me realize I need to start determining mini goals to get better at managing this. I still have a way to go with this work + school journey and I have to find balance.
So I am resolving to reset this weekend. My test is behind me and I am going to focus on being healthy and finding my house under all the neglect it has experienced these past couple of months.
I didn’t do full measurements but here comes the scary weight post:
+ I am now officially a sorority advisory. This has required a lot of emails and communication with Nationals. I read all of this communication with a southern accent because 99% of the leadership has one.
+ I am done with Physiology and I am beyond excited about it! One more semester down! - Now if my teacher would just post that grade so I can get rid of this anxious feeling.
+ I have been putting off calling a chiropractor for over a year and now that I have decided to call one it seems they are all closed or on vacation. I am irrationally annoyed by this.
+ My dear friend is in labor today SO EXCITED. In fact babies seem to be everywhere. Will someone please just give me a baby of my own?
+ Lying is lame and I don’t like it.
+ I have not been great about working out this week. Studying took priority. I should go tonight and yet here I am.
+ Sometimes I get talked into over spending on a wedding gift. I mean it is for a coworker and I have three weddings this month and tuition. Oh well. What’s done is done.
I have officially scheduled a trip to Chicago for Labor Day weekend to hang out with two of the best girls around. The lovely Gina has graciously offered to host Heidi and me for a much needed girl’s trip. It has been far too long since the three of us were together.
And while I am super excited, I refuse to go on another trip that is sure to be documented for prosperity feeling gross. But the last year and half have not been kind on my body. Between a horrid breakup and going back to school and my intense desire to eat my feelings I have managed to put on 20 lbs. My river trip was a bit of a tipping point. I saw those pictures and knew I had to do something. So I hired a trainer. After a month of half-assing it I have made some progress but still have a long way to go. So I am going to work on mini goals and try to find ways to push myself. And I am going to share the naked truth, because I think it is going to take some true accountability to get back to where I feel healthy and good about myself.
My plan is to make mini goals. One month at a time. So here it is:
* Loose five pounds and/or 1 inch from my waist before Chicago.
And here is how I plan to do it.
* Workout a minimum of 4 days a week.
* Hit your calorie goals of 1200 -1400 at least five days a week.