This week has been full of weddings for me... Not literally for me, but I have been attending weddings.
My friend got married on Tuesday and I am still recovering from that. It was an all day thing and there were times where I couldn't handle being around so many people even though it was a relatively small wedding. (You can tell I don't come from a family that has many weddings, we're more the folk that has a lot of funerals as opposed to weddings haha! That was very sick) Don't get me wrong the wedding was beautiful and very enjoyable. I am just still very tired from the whole day of travelling and eating everything.
(Not even joking about that one. I sampled pretty much all the wee buns, 4 cups of tea, a tall glass of lemonade, a massive Christmas dinner, and TWO DESERTS!!! TWO!!!! What is wrong with me?)
My cousin is getting married tomorrow so it will probably take me another week to fully recover from that too haha!
Anyway, as a result I have been in a very tired mood, sleep pattern all out of whack but sleeping enough that I don't feel physically tired.
The boyfriend and I were talking on the phone and one conversation that stuck out in my mind was the ability of one to allow themselves to have bad days. I've found a lot of people seem to think that if we are in a bad mood, there has to be a reason. And so, we find a selection of nitty gritty things that annoy us and blame others for the way that we feel. When the truth is, we could just be in a bad mood because... Well just because. And that is ok, so long as you don't lash out at others for YOU feeling that way, or make others feel bad for us just feeling selfishly bad. It's not their fault, and we don't know what kind of day they might have had.
I have a pinboard on Pinterest that is dedicated to "things that make you think", and other philosophical sentences. I love my motivational posters that challenge the way I see things or go about my daily life. But sometimes we are of the illusion that we have to be motivated day in day out. We have to be inspired to be productive day in day out. No. We don't have to be proactive all the time. We are human beings, we're gonna have days where we struggle to get the motivation to wake up sometimes let alone get out of bed. Now I'm not condoning living in habit with poor motivation and little drive in life. But I am saying that if you ever see a picture on facebook from an expert yogi, or fitness instructor, or even a friend on facebook who is motivated and wants to inspire others to do the same by posting something I.N.S.P.I.R.A.T.I.O.N.A.L to be productive today. You can just scroll past it and say "Meh, not today love". You're allowed days off from being 110% driven. It's part of the "stages of change model" relapse is a bit component that can take place at any stage of the cycle. The big part is getting back onto the horse at some stage, and since everyone is different this can vary.
There was a lot more to the conversation than just this and I don't want to go too much into it otherwise I will be here all night, and like I said, I have a wedding in the morning. Have to be bright eyed and bushy tailed. Lol!
I was under a lot of stress with placement this week for a few reasons that I can't really go into.
But it resulted in me not being able to keep up my fitness and healthy eating routine. However because of the stress I've lost 5 lbs lol! So I've learned my lesson, don't stress too much or you loose weight. The stress has mostly been dealt with so I'm gonna try to get back into a good healthy eating and exercise workout routine again. My whole body is sore and stiff from the lack of sleep and so on so I'm starting off with 10-20 minutes of Yoga or Pilates a day then try to bump it up a notch each week.
Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches and take what life throws at you and adjust accordingly to your lifestyle. If you don't feel in the right frame of mind mentally (and not the lazy frame of mind) or physically you sometimes need to listen to your body and rest up. Don't over do it, especially whenever during great amounts of stress.
Starting the Pilates Summer Series. This is exciting me as it starts of gently and each time gets a bit more intense, which is exactly what I need at the moment. I am very excited to start this and get back into shape.
I'm going to Spain this August so I am super pumped to be going somewhere sunny this year! :D
It was a bad start to the month but I'm gonna own this month! I'm gonna make the most of learning opportunities and experiences. I have my final nursing assessment ever at the start of next month so I will be in the right frame of mind! :D :D
I can't put this video on this page because weebly won't let me use anything other than a youtube link to display it but anyway.
I have to agree with a lot of what this woman (whoever she is) is saying about boys and education. I don't think it stands for just boys though, girls can be pretty disruptive in class too at times, even for kids with ADHD or similar conditions that inhibit concentration and alter behaviour.
Teachers could learn a thing or two from this video
I've been following the blogilates beginner's work out calender this month and am now on day 5. I'm exercising to feel healthy and strong, I have also lost three pounds but that's not the main reason I exercise. It annoys me I have to justify why I am exercising with mí madre. People automatically assume if you exercise you are attempting to lose weight. I'm exercising because it is recommended that you exercise at least 30 mins a day because it reduces obesity and obesity related diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular problems, respiratory disorders and don't get me started on the link between physical and mental health. Endorphin's released during exercise help to boost your mood and motivation to do things during the day. There is a whole list of benefits for exercising, there are different types of exercise for different goals that you set. It's not all about losing weight.
Any who, rant over. I'm just enjoying exercising at the moment as I am starting to feel the benefits of being more active. Granted I need to eat a bit better (we can always improve) so I'm going to try and compile a list of student budget healthy food options. That's my next goal :)
A lot of this weeks workouts have been about the legs and butt, and today was no different. I've basically tried to go hard core today and am sore already.
Today I did the Power Vinyasa Sun Salutations B video by Sarah Beth (go check her out she's fantastic)
I also did a dancer leg work out I found on pinterest, friggin sore!
Then a butt work out by Blogilates, and my goodness I don't think I'll bet able to get out of my chair after that!
Definitely will be worth it. Give it a try.
Here is the dancer legs work out
WARNING! VERY SORE, DO AT YOUR OWN RISK! lol
I discovered Buti about a year ago. I did a couple of work outs and forgot about it. This girl can move alright! haha. This is a great cardio and toning workout. My only problem today was that my hair was getting in my eyes and couldn't see the screen awfully well. I also found it hard to follow when in downward dog and plank positions as it is hard to see what she is doing when you are trying to concentrate on what the current move is. Sometimes hard to keep up in that regard but that is half the fun I guess. I'm off to have a shower!
I am a 25 year old nurse, who is trying to find herself. This blog will contain epiphanies I have, my yoga progress and other such things. Enjoy. :)