Friday, January 30, 2009

Awesome day!

Today has been great! By the grace of God, I went to the gym for around an hour and got my VERY FIRST endorphin high!! I have NEVER in my life had an endorphin high...I's kinda sad.
At the gym I got on the elliptical for 5 minutes to warm up my muscles and then headed over to the weights. I focused on abs/obliques/biceps/triceps/glutes today. I want to say I lifted for approximately 20-ish minutes. I did low weight and high reps.
I then hopped on the treadmill for 30 minutes...and get this...I ACTUALLY RAN! What surprised me even more is that I did not fall over and feel as though I would die afterwards!
This makes me want to go back to the gym and keep going!

Anyhow, I've taken full advantage of the endorphin high and came home did laundry, changed the sheets on my bed and vacuumed.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

All sorts of fun stuff

In between work, going to the gym and hanging out with my friends, I have been studying for NCLEX (Nursing boards) and the upcoming ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) certification.

Aside from studying the much needed electrolytes & renal (kidney) sections, I'm pretty much ready for boards. I'm taking an advanced EKG class next month before boards so that will be a nice refresher course.

I'm VERY much looking forward to spring! Don't get me wrong, I still love my happy cold weather but I like the change. I wonder how many of my tulips will come up this spring. I think we started out with around 40-ish bulbs but between the cats and other various animals that live in our woods, I believe we will have a few less.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Answered prayer

"...we do not live by expectations....but by promises."

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Sorry it's been so long since last I did an actual update.
Our internet has been down at the house for the past week, not to mention our power has been going off at the wee hours of the morning for the last 2 days as well.
It has been 9 degrees celcius cold.

How am I updating you ask? I am at my brother Geoff' and sis in law Megan's home. We are going out with some friends to Olive Garden tonight and then to someones house to play video games and hang out some more.

There is a nurse residency program I am required to attend one day a month from 9a-5p for the next 5 months at work. I went yesterday and listened to redundant topics in which were crammed into our heads the last semester of school. The good part of the day was that I got to be with my nursing school buds I haven't seen since the last day of finals.
ALSO I finally got a confirmation to schedule my NCLEX (aka: Nursing boards)!
I am taking it next month on the 26th at 8am. After I pass that I will OFFICIALLY be a Registered Nurse.
*prayers needed for Geoffy and I to pass our nursing boards the FIRST time we take it please*

Well, I'm off to spend some time with Geoff and Megan.

Friday, January 9, 2009

A word in season

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Breaking a habit starts with courage and ends with...

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest asset or heaviest burden.
I will push you up to success or down to disappointment.
I am at your command.
Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me,
For I can do them quickly, correctly, and profitably.
I am easily managed, just be firm with me.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with the precision of a
machine and the intelligence of a person.
You can run me for profit, or you can run me for ruin.
Show me how you want it done. Educate me. Train me.
Lead me. Reward me.
And I will it automatically.
I am your servant.
Who am I?
I am a habit

The author of the above is unknown, but the words are right on target. If you make good habits, they in turn will make you. But like the weeds in the garden, bad habits can take over your life. Make a decision today to pull those weeds. (Copied from Simple Truths by Mac Anderson)