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New Job and November Goals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Recently I accepted a new job and I am really excited for this new opportunity. I am not even sure where to start with the positive things about the position. There is just so many things that it just feels good.

- Positive working environment from the sounds of it
- No more working overnights
- Resume skill builder
- Experience with physical therapist to see if I really want to do it
- About $1-2 dollar higher pay per hour which means I can afford health insurance
- No weekends or holidays!

I think I am most excited about the no weekends or holidays right now, lol. It's like I get a normal working schedule like my parents had. I get to work from M-F at 8:30 am-4:30/5:00ish.

Ironically, it took me two years to find this job after my college graduation. It's rough out there! I am so glad I applied. They really wanted me and it was the only listing in my area that is like this.

I am also excited that I will have more time for Sparkpeople to track food, blog. Sparkpeople has always helped me lose weight and I gained weight when I was an Americorp VISTA. I gained roughly 55 pounds and was up to 215 from 160. When I started as a CNA, I got down to 205. The last month or so, I have bouncing between 203-205. I think with tracking I can really get somewhere. It's been hard to track while working overnights because do I put it on yesterday or today as my days are typically 9 pm-12 pm. In a couple more weeks, I won't have to worry about that!

Also, I have been working at running a 5K on the weekend after Thanksgiving. It's been pretty good, I feel. For probably the last two months I have been running 3 miles regularly. Today, I tried to run after working and walking. Man, that was hard and I lasted a mile. Running on fresh legs is so much easier.

Once I start my new job, I will need to get into the habit of working out in the morning and we all know I don't like mornings! But, this is important and I think it will be easier to work out than!

For November, my goal list has been ever growing... but it is really have one goal in mind: to be healthy!
- Break into the 199s.
- Post on a FB group a reason I am thankful for my body (Hoping to have a better body image)
- No scotchoroos. Darn that local gas station that has them so available.
- Run that 5K Thanksgiving weekend.
- Strength train 3-5x a week (leaning towards MWF so I can run T/Th/Sun)

In the back of mind, I have other goals...
- Complete the Y's 5K Winter Series (A 5K in December, January, February)
- Get down to 180 by my birthday in April
- Run Granddad's Half Marathon in May
- Get down to 160 of Summer 2015
- Run Grandma's Half Marathon in June
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