Nikki-Weigh in Day

I’m bored with the title “weigh in day” but I’m not feeling very creative this lovely morning so I’ll think of something better next week (suggestions are always welcome)

I’ll get right to it…

Current weight: 152lbs

That means I’m -1lb  (it does seem like it should be more after 2 weeks but it’s not a +number so that’s a positive)

That also means I get my first reward, which is crafting!!!  Yes, sometimes my friends make fun of me for how excited I get when I make cards or scrapbook, but I just find that it’s so relaxing.  It also makes me happy.  Time to relax is also a huge part of good self-care, which I think is also very important when working on taking care of your body.  If I didn’t take any time to relax and unwind I know that I would work out less and pay less attention to what I ate, because that’s what I did to myself to reach 181 pounds. 

 When I step back and take a look at my life now and my life say 5 years ago when I was in school, I’ve hugely improved on my self-care.  While I was I was in school full-time  I also: worked full-time, had a relief position and had a practicum with school.  I was literally busy 20/7.  Yes I say 20/7 because I usually found time to sleep about 4 hours a night.   I’m not complaining, I know there are people out there who  do more than that just to get by but I know I’ve looked back and thought “how did I do it?”

Here’s how: By letting my health suffer.

 I didn’t have time to think about what I was fueling my body up with, I didn’t have time to get enough sleep , I didn’t have time to workout, I have no idea how I managed to start dating Ryan in between all of that because I didn’t have time for myself.    I made it through that period but it took a toll on my body.  If you haven’t seen the toll, look back through my posts to look at me at 181 pounds. 

I’m happy at where I’m at today.  I still have 2 jobs, one relief position and I’ve learned how to say no to shifts to fit in time to chill out.   I also have learned how to plan around my day to get a workout in, though I still prefer to go first thing in the AM to get it done and over with.  I am 1lb away from reaching a 30lb weight loss and am very excited about it!! All in all it’s been a good week and I plan to “cash in” on my crafting sometime next week because I’m off Mon-Fri.  Hope everyone has a great weekend-get your workouts in!