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  1. Week 2: Sleep 0/7 - Having different schedules from my husband is making this very challenging. I'm trying to stick with his schedule and get up at *sigh* 5:30am but I also often work until 9pm so it doesn't always happen. I tried ear plugs which are good for during night but I still wake up after 6 hours. So I'm not sure where to go from here but I'll keep trying things until something works. Breakfast 3/7 - I did so well at the beginning of the week! And then not so much. I got a new smoothie mix so that should be motivating for this week... It's also been cold in the mornings
  2. Ok for the extra credit-figure things out week: yoga 4/4 breakfast 3/3 sleep ?? Not sure, totally forgot to track. Nclex questions 4/4 Week 1: Sleep 4/7 breakfast 6/7 yoga 5/7 NCLEX 6/7 Week 1 score: 75% Also, I finally got my authorization to test email from Pearson Vue so my NCLEX is scheduled for two weeks from now! Boss battle: pass the NCLEX!
  3. This challenge is about working WITH my body and accepting where I am at. I need to find balance in my life and since my life is always go-go-go, that means slowing down a smidge and prioritizing things that soothe and nourish. My stressors right now are passing the NCLEX and finding a job as an RN (finally!!) which are pretty draining objectives. I am trying something different this challenge by starting April 18th as I think the extra week is good for getting into the swing of things. During the extra week, there are no penalties if a day is missed. Every success during this week is a b
  4. Love your theme! The Princess Bride is way underrated! Stay mostly dead and worry about being less dead when things settle a bit! Good luck with all your assignments and the fam! You've got this!
  5. Sounds like you have a great plan for building on your last challenge! Congratulations on not dying from the 10k! Love it! I love that you take a week away off the grid! I'm going to need to implement that in my life I think. I've been working through generalized anxiety and can see that being amazing for me. Looking forward to hearing more about your challenge!
  6. Thanks! Today is my last day of clinical. I can't believe it! Though I'm having a bit of an identity crisis because I'm no longer a nursing student but also don't feel like a nurse because I don't have a nursing job. Yeah doing bww at home basically makes all my excuses irrelevant. I was so excited to use the free gym at school but parking is crazy expensive and it's way too much effort to bus back and forth. And hey nothing is better than working out with the morning sun shining on you!
  7. "Week" 1 Progress smoothie 2/3 workout 2/2 study 2/3 I need to be getting up when my alarm goes off. I slept in on Sunday and wasn't productive with my morning.
  8. Hey MissCurlyFrog! #1 I've had the same issues! I'm just finishing my nursing degree so between classes, clinical, and work came some not so great food decisions. The best solution I've found for breakfast so far is to make a smoothie the night before, leave it in the fridge and you're good to go in the morning! I got a little blender bottle so it's easy to mix up as you go (it'll separate a bit weirdly overnight) and it's the only way I actually get breakfast in. I usually drink it throughout the morning too since, even though I LOVE breakfast foods, I don't like eating ri
  9. I'm sorry to hear that! How is your Grandmother doing? It's really good that the walking/running is working out. And honestly, building that one habit is a fantastic success! Don't beat yourself up over the ones that didn't work out as well as you wanted. See if there's anything you can learn from them to either approach the challenge differently or find something else that works better with your lifestyle and current life stressors. Remember that there's nothing wrong with becoming angry. It's what you do with it that matters. Maybe you can use your walks/run to physically wor
  10. Laidir here! I know I'm late for joining this challenge but I'm hoping to set myself up with some basic healthy habits before the next challenge! I'm finishing my Bachelor of Nursing next week (shameless brag!) and I need to start taking better care of myself. Stress has done a number on my body and I just discovered that I've gained 25 lbs throughout the program and am now technically a little bit overweight. Which is super weird because for the longest time, I could not gain weight no matter how hard I tried (I wanted boobs, what can I say :P). Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes all ru
  11. Thanks!! Sounds good, thanks for sharing! I will have to try it! I only did one hip opener but it was good. I never realized how much tension is carried in the hips!
  12. No problem, I hope they work for you! Oh thatust be frustrating! Good luck with the MCAT studies! It sounds like you're off to a good start! I'd recommend trying the suggested 1400 and then adjust if that doesn't work for you. I'd imagine it will be a smoother transition if you don't cut calories drastically all at once.
  13. I think I'm going to check in daily because I have a bajillion excuses right now and need that kind of constant accountability! Day One! - No hot chocolate! It was tempting because the winter chill is in the air, but I stayed strong! - Had a heaping handful of carrots with "supper". And by supper I mean a bowl of sugar crisp cereal in between group project meetings and writing papers... Let's just say I have a long way to go. I'm thinking I'll tackle suppers in the next challenge when I'm off between semesters. (any tips for super quick and easy healthy meals would be grea
  14. This one is a nice one specifically for anxiety. His voice is super calming which is really nice. (17 minutes long) This one is my absolute favourite! Really good for remembering to look at things in perspective. I had an aha moment the first time I listened to it. (10 minutes) You can search specifically for different things too like meditations for concentration/depression/relaxation/motivation and things like that or shorter/longer ones depending on what you want. There are 5 minute ones out there too that would match up with your goal. That sounds brutal!
  15. I hear ya on the school and anxiety front! Meditation can be so helpful with that, I've also found yoga to be really helpful with staying on track in the midst of those struggles. I really like guided meditations (just from YouTube) because it's easier to stay focused. Definitely following, good luck!
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