Monday, May 5, 2014

Quick and Dirty

To keep me sane while studying for boards I've been exercising a few times per week.  I haven't yet worked out a solid schedule (don't chew me out...I'm working on it) but I've made it a priority to go.  As I've posted before it's recommended that you exercise about 150 minutes per week.  That equates to 30 minutes a day for 5 days.

Yesterday I did 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical and some weight training (focusing on my arms).  My husband made me a workout regime and this video made by makingthebest09 (not my husband) displays how to do the movements.  I thought it was funny that the regime my husband made was exactly like this minus a couple of exercises at the end.  Any who, I got a good workout in and I am definitely feeling sore today.  Have fun and go at your own shame in taking it easy if you need to.  Also, have a little fun with it (I hope there's no vulgarity in the soundtrack of the video but I do love the beat ;)


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wake Up and Handle Business

Well school as started back and in full swing I might add.  I barely have time to write this post...but I am.  We have an exam coming up Friday and while I have listened to all the needed lectures I still feel behind, and I'm talking more behind than I usually am.  I don't know if it's just a feeling that I can't shake or what.  Nevertheless, it causes me to get up and get the handling business.  I'm either up and immediately studying or writing a letter to someone or calling someone.  It's a little annoying to feel as though you don't have time to relax.

I just can't wait for this exam to be over LOL.  

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy Natural Hair Anniversary

Omgosh I missed my natural hair anniversary.  On Feb 17, 2011 I cut the rest of my relaxed ends off and began my journey, once again, as a natural hair woman!  It's been a roller coaster ride for sure but I don't regret any of it...well besides relaxing my hair after previously being natural for 3 years, but that's another story LOL.

Well Happy Natural Hair Anniversary to me and all the other ladies that are celebrating! 

Here's a couple of pics for you all to laugh and awww at lol.

First attempt at Curlformers

Fresh from the salon!


I see you! lol

Saturating those ends with coconut oil

Bun Life! Surprisingly my husband likes this hairstyle.  This was taken today (3-8-14)

Mega braid


Curly girl! 

Peace up A town down lol

Checking that length


The birthday girl with a nice red lippie

And I can't leave without a serious face lol. Peace!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

It's All About Push

Pushing yourself to the limit is so very important.  If you want to advance to a new level or even master the level that you are currently on, you must push yourself.   If you've been following my blog for long you know I have a love/hate relationship with the gym, nevertheless, I've been pushing myself to stick with the routine that I've created.  When I don't feel like going I must push myself even harder.

Giving up is so easy.  Allowing distractions to consume you is so easy.  But it's the push that's the most least in my case.  For example, it's easy for me to decide that to allocate "gym time" to study time or quality time with my husband.   While those are good reason because maintaining your relationships are especially important you shouldn't sacrifice your personal health.  When I finally build up the willpower to get to the gym it becomes easier.  My motivation increases (of course I'm playing all of my iTunes best LOL) and I power through my workout.

The American Heart Association states that you we should work out 30 mins a day per week (Link to AHA-Physical Activity).  That's 150 mins a week.  It's certainly doable and it gets me out of the house.  At times I can go a little stir crazy when I've been in the house all day.  Anyway, 30 minutes is the length of a decent tv show and courtesy of technology I can combine the two! And believe me I do LOL.

I have a goal in mind and I'd like to see it accomplished.  There have been some discouraging moments and when school starts back getting to the gym gets even harder, but I want to keep this up.  I want to make my health more of a priority.  Being in medical school and learning about the effects of diabetes and coronary artery disease is no fun when you think this could happen to me.  So to that I say, NO MA'AM, NO HAM, NO THANK YOU! lol.     

Push on my people...push on! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's that Med School Monday Time!

I know, I know...I'm a couple of days late.  But either way I just wanted to share with everyone why I link up, although I'm not consistent :( , the first Monday of every month.  One of the things that I love about Med School Monday, besides reading all the interesting stories, is that I get to see so many different takes on what it means to be a medical student or in a relationship with one.  Being that I am a married woman I am always trying to figure out how to management my relationship with my husband without failing out of school LOL.  Participating in this blog link ups helps to give me many ideas about how I can do this.  It's great! 

Some of the women and men that participate are pretty creative when it comes to planning a fun date, working out, looking fly (*snap snap*), study tips, and maintaining overall health.   

So happy that I get to link up! 

See you all on Med School Monday ;)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Cherishing the NUDE!

Well what can I say I'm a girl that loves the nude. LOL.  No, it's not what you think.  I'm talking about NUDE colored nail polishesI recently took a poll on my Facebook page and it seems that I'm not the only "nudist".  Many women also love these colors on themselves and/or others.  Here's a pic of my favs...well more like my only lol.

These colors are perfect for a nice simple look! 

Board Wars

Let the Board Wars begin LOL.  Although I won't take my board exams for another 6 months I've already started to study for them.  I'm not doing anything major, as it may be pointless to cover a large chunk of material so early; however, doing practice questions has really helped to review old material AND show how much I don't remember LOL (the spotlight is all on me).  Nonetheless, I think doing small bits now will help when I go into hardcore study mode later.

Classes have technically started back.  I say technically because we have a snow day today! Otherwise I would have just been getting out of an ethics lecture (this should be interesting).  No, really, this should be interesting.  We'll be discussing our ever changing laws as they pertain to medicine and patient care, as well as, what will be expected of us as healthcare providers (eg. what's malpractice, negligence, confidentiality, etc).  There seems to be so many gray areas when it comes to medicine.  I mean, everyone is not the same and so they shouldn't be treated/cared for as such.  However, it's important to know what's crossing a line.  When does personalized care become unfair in terms of what should be provided to all people?  These are questions that will be answered in this course or at least I hope they'll be answered.

Later in the term we will be taking Respiratory (oh buddy [insert scary faced emoji here]), in addition to, OMM (osteopathic manipulation), and Patient Care.  So, my boards prep will be very minimal.  I won't have 8+ additional hours to dedicate to this material (unless I don't plan to sleep or have a life...which I DO lol).  But, I do know which areas I need the most work in and therefore, I'll devote my early prep to those areas while doing more questions.

I have yet to pick a boards prep course that caters to my style of learning.  I'm thinking of doing a board prep program that is offered through my school.   However, I'm unsure if that will be the most beneficial for me.  It'll be better than nothing, right?  Actually, I think it will be way better than I think.  It will just require me to do a lot more work than programs, such as Kaplan, that already have materials printed and ready for you.  If I decide to do this program I'll talk more about it later.

Are you currently preparing for board exams? If so, how are you going about it?  If not, when do you plan to start?  If you've already taken your boards what advice do you have?