So my break is over... back to work. I'm working 4 out of the next 5 days (and yes I know most of you do that every week) but as a nurse 12 hour shifts are not so easy to do... esp spending all day giving and taking care of people... it's exhausting. So today is day one and here we go. On top of a busy few days I woke up at 3 am and couldn't sleep. I took my vitamins and got out of bed at 4 now I'm just sitting here enjoying a quiet morning as everyone else is sleeping.
As I sit here I can't help but reflect on my life and on all the changes that have happened in the last few years (that probably comes from the HUGE change happening at work on Tuesday... I start labor training... for 12 weeks I will be on orientation again, learning again, out of my comfort zone... again) The last year alone has been a learning curve getting out of school, learning my job, learning how to be a mom, continuing to learn to be a wife, and starting a side business (well starting one and helping Nate with the other). I feel like my life has been a giant learning curve and as I settle in, it starts again...... Don't get me wrong, I love the excitement it's fun... just overwhelming sometimes.
Outside of work I think about how much I have changed in the last year. I really enjoy my role as a mom and every day is an adventure, I never imagined it would be this fun. I also am loving being a wife and learning more every day how to pray for Nate and how to speak into his life in the way that matters and makes sense. The biggest change I am starting to realize (as I sit here and drink my smoothie and get prepared to work out) is how much I care about my health, and taking care of my body. A few years ago I hated to work out, I ate nothing healthy, and I was tired and unhealthy. Over the last 4 moths since I began to explore the Advocare lifestyle I have come to understand the beauty of taking care of your body, feeding it what our bodies were intended to be fed, and saying no to all the junk around me. It is an amazing feeling when your body feels "clean" on the inside and when you don't feel sluggish and heavy. If you would have told me last year that I would be on day 25 of insanity on January 21 I would have told you that you were crazy, I can't do that type of crazy exercise.. and I would have been wrong... I'm addicted and I LOVE how my body feels each day as it gets stronger. Even if the scale doesn't drop I feel amazing and I can keep up with the baby all day without a problem.
Anyway that was the long way of saying, it's not always easy but it is ALWAYS worth taking care of your body and living each day intentionally. When you get older and look back on your life it won't be the things you did that you regret it will be the things you didn't do... and I don't want to regret not doing anything....
Happy weekend all!