So lately I've had a total lack of energy. I blamed it on just about everything, and everyone told me I had such good excuses, but I was tired of making excuses. I pretty much fell asleep during a scan last week at clinical. I was watching a tech, closed my eyes, and caught myself just before I went head first into the patient's bed. I felt just a little bit dumb.
I tried to pinpoint why I was so tired, and decided that half of the problem was my diet. I don't have problems with exercising, I love to run. I generally get enough sleep. I only work one night a week and Marsh is great to let me sleep in on Fridays and take a Sunday afternoon nap. I seriously eat a lot of foods that just aren't good for me, and while I believe in eating cookies and candy, I need to stop at 1 serving and not eat the whole bag. So last Tuesday I decided I was going to clean up. I can't believe what a difference it's made, and it's only been about a week! Making sure to drink a lot of water, fresh fruits and veggies, lean protein, good carbs. Like I said before, I don't deprive myself of sweets, but I watch the calories on the sweets. I've not only noticed a difference in my energy levels, my skin seems clearer, my bowels seem happier with me (yes, I had to add that), my tummy isn't 20 weeks pregnant looking bloated like it usually is, and I'm just feeling good. Tonight when I came home from school, I had enough energy to play with the boys AND clean the kitchen. Doesn't seem like much, but normally I don't have enough energy to do anything after a long clinical day, so this was huge for me.
A friend of mine that I'm at clinical with right now and I set up a challenge. I've always wanted to get down to my pre pregnancy weight from before Chan, but I've always hung onto 10-15 lbs. I know I by no means need to lose weight, but it would be a fun milestone to hit. We set goals for each week, are tracking and encouraging each other and are going to reward ourselves for the milestones we hit. I'm currently 12 lbs away from pre pregnancy Chandler weight and I'm excited to have a goal in mind. Random ramblings, yes. Good for me to write them down, yes. :)