So I did a thing yesterday and I’m so excited! I made it a goal to finish out 2018 trying new things that I normally wouldn’t do... I’ve always been curious about Barre classes but never wanted to spend the money on the monthly membership. Well, a friend pointed out that a new place was opening in downtown Birmingham and we should go take some of the free classes! I’m so glad I did! I’m now a member of @true40bham_downtown and can’t wait for my next class. This is the best workout I’ve gotten in I don’t know how long... Its an hour long session with barre, yoga and TRX! I’m usually nervous about these kinds of things due to a back injury but it’s low impact and the instructors are constantly working with modifications for injuries! I didn’t wake up the day after my workouts unable to walk, well at least due to back pain. I was beyond sore the next morning! 🤣 .
None of us is born content, and many of us never learn contentment, “roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it”...looking for something to complain about, and for someone to complain about it to. Back and forth just like a Cameo song. If we tried harder to look at our lives through eyes of gratitude and appreciation, how much better they might look...today!
“Separate our wants from our desire
Separate the truth from the lie
To live like people so inspire...
It should be immoral or a sin
If it is according to the skin I'm in...”
(Cameo ~ The Skin I’m in)
For some unknown reason a message of “Don’t Look Back” has been hitting me up beside the head everywhere I turn the last few weeks. Idk if it’s for someone else or for me. But I started digging into stories of those who looked back and whew there’s a good number of stories... the common thread? The story never ends well for those trapped in or by the comforts, familiarity, or bondage of their past. The stories that end well are those that were willing to MOVE forward. So of course, I had to write a poem that sounds much better when you sing it (haha), but:
There’s a fire in my bones.
I know it’s only because I’m grow-ing.
Embrace the unknown.
Don’t look back oh.
Don’t Look back oh.
Don’t Look back oh.
Stay on track.
Stay on track oh.
Don’t Look back oh. •
🙌🏻 Thankful for surviving summer and closing down a solid 3rd quarter soon. Excited about some new things we are doing to finish the year strong too. We have definitely beat some targets we set, but the year isn’t over yet.
It has almost been a week since I’ve last posted on here and a week and a half since I’ve last ran/worked out. I’d love to say that my eating was on point or I was running around cleaning, etc...✋🏼 •
However none of that is true. I let excuses get in my way and just did whatever I wanted for the past week. Sure I had some better days of eating or being more active, but I also sat on my couch for the majority of my Saturday 🤷🏼♀️
Today I woke up and finally said the uncomfortableness I felt was worse than being tired. Not fueling my body with proper nutrition and/or then putting that fuel to use in the gym, definitely has me floating 5lbs heavier than I’d like, which is a total of 10lbs heavier than my lowest weight. There’s no secret to success hidden in my post - I simply said I’d rather being tired and wake up early to workout, then have another day of just saying “f* it” and letting my body spiral down a path of personal destruction 👏🏼
ALTHO I cannot lie. Having a goal in mind and working towards said goal definitely helps. I have my next 5k this weekend, so I had to wake up and run. Then after this 5k, I’m officially a month out from my 10k. So I woke up, showed up, and ran 2.5 miles on the treadmill. This is my week to get my stuff together so that I can knock out my 10k training schedule starting next week. It’s time to finally start adding distance to my runs 🏃🏼♀️💕
Lately, I have had a lot of people message me saying that they are feeling discouraged about pursing a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) because everyone they talk to says it’s a waste of time or that they won’t find a job.
As an LPN it’s bothersome to know that is the negative connotation people receive when inquiring about this position.
I will be transparent with you all.. If I had the opportunity to turn time back around I’m not sure I would do it again. Why? HINDSIGHT. I didn’t know THEN what I know NOW. I didn’t know I’d fall in love with this profession. I only knew I wanted to help people. I didn’t know I’d love nursing so much so that I’d want to further my education.
Do I regret becoming an LPN rather than an RN first? Not for a second.
Being an LPN has given me so much exposure and experience into the medical field. It’s made me the nurse I am today and has set the foundation for me to continue to grow on. It’s made the journey towards becoming an RN more feasible and it has been an amazing learning experience.
Becoming an LPN is NOT a waste of time nor will it hinder you from finding a job. Stray away from those who speak negatively to you and remain with a positive mentality. Being an LPN gives you the opportunity to test the waters, meet great people, and gain exposure to different areas of nursing.
Remember, everyone’s career path is different and that is fine. This is not a race. Don’t let anyone ever discourage you from reaching your goals.
21’s is a great bicep routine that will give you an awesome bump to your biceps. Add it to your workout today and give it a try 💪🏼.
7 reps bottom to middle
7 reps half way point to top
7 reps full range