A few of you have asked me how I’m "handling" my new work schedule. Honestly, you do what you have to do. It’s not the ideal situation, but it’s what we need to do right now, so I’m OK with it.
That being said, pulling 14 hour days is, of course, really exhausting. This morning I could really feel the impact of several nights of 6 hours of sleep. In fact, it took me a few minutes to figure out how to make my oatmeal! I couldn’t remember how much water and milk to put in. 🙂
My oatmeal contained (I think):
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 sliced banana
- Vanilla Extract
- Toppings: almonds, brown sugar
Oatmeal makes everything better!
10 Minute Strength Routine
Today’s strength routine was less intense than normal. I’m feeling pretty sore in the arms and abs, but I still wanted to do something to get my blood flowin’!
- 20 push-ups
- 20 regular crunches
- 50 side leg lifts, right side
- 50 side leg lifts, left side
- 50 bicycle crunches
Happy Birthday, Mommy!
Today is my Mommy’s Birthday!
My Mom and I on my wedding day. She walked me down the aisle with my Dad!
Meghann, my mom, and I on New Year’s… Yes, she went club-hopping with us! (Pretty funny post, too).
My mom and I ate my first half marathon. She drove all the way from Tennessee to support me!
My mom is truly an incredible role model, a hard worker, a good friend, and a smart woman. Happy Birthday! I wish we could celebrate together. 🙂
Aw, happy Birthday to your mom! 🙂
Caitlin, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your recent posts on “Fat Talk”. I feel that I have a pretty good mentality on the views of my personal weight and apperance (after many years of disordered thinking, I’ve finally come to the point of contentment and happiness) Anyways, I still do have my weak moments where I fall into the trap and this week has been one of those times.
It’s weird, I try really hard not to care about the numbers, but I do weigh myself everyday (more for health reasons) and for the past two days, I’ve noticed my weight has gone up by 2 pounds. I know that this is just a normal flucuation of body weight. I haven’t been doing anything differently, my workouts and meals are the same, and in my head, I know that this is just a normal thing. But I still had that moment of fear and shame and guilt. And then, I thought of you and your words these past weeks.
So thank you. You truly got me through and I was able to put aside my feelings of guilt and shame and realize that it doesn’t matter. You are such a great inspiration and I hope you realize how many people you touch every day.
Thanks again. Have a great day!