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organ wave….

I was driving on the 101 by Capital Records and a motorcycle started pacing me. I looked over–sure I was doing something wrong–but instead of a single finger I got a smile and a wave. The dude flipped up his shield and winked.

Not knowing what to do I frowned and stared ahead so he zoomed off.

BUT DUDE! As much as I like a smile, a wink and a wave; as an ICU nurse I only see your organ donation potential on that motorcycle.

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resolutions 2015….

Its been awhile. Its been a rough 2014 but with bright spots from work and friends and family; especially S and W. Those two man! I want to say that I feel so lucky to be happy. Life happens but through everything I am so lucky to have what I have and am so content. How many people can say that?!!? I hope a lot and add me to the list!

Anyhoo! I accomplished my 2014 resolutions. I went to the dentist and went BACK to the dentist to get cavities filled. I love them–the office is totally feminine (W recommend me; Ha!) and looks like a dentist office on a tv show–all frosted glass and white and super stylish. I go back for a cleaning in January and am actually EXCITED about it. I also had an art show! Yay!

SO! In that vein here are my 2015 resolutions!

1. go to a dermatologist and get the weird patch of dry skin on my shoulder looked at. I think it’s just a cyst and I have had it forever but its time.

2. 2 art shows! I had 1 last year so I figure I should double it. I have one already scheduled for February! Now that Susie is a little older I want to push this.

3. Get my CCRN! Go Nursing! I love my job and my coworkers! Its hard and stressful sometimes and can be physically exhausting but I love it and, for me, way better than being bored. I operate best stressed and exhausted and helping people!

4. Work my way down to one caffeinated beverage a day.

SIDENOTE: I am working on eating healthy, losing weight, working out but not something I am comfortable making a new years resolution. Its more of an ALL THE TIME resolution.

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So I just did it–I joined Yoga Glo.

Its $18 a month which, to me, seems a bit much for online yoga classes but maybe not considering 1 yoga class usually costs as much. I have been having a hard time finding ways to exercise at home during this icy winter–running is not really an option: icy=falling on ass AND I have overdosed on my SHRED video (still highly recommended). Also there are some other reasons why I choose this route:

1. I miss being flexible. I stretch after every workout but am nowhere near where I used to be when I did yoga.

2. I cannot afford yoga classes.

3. I get bored in long yoga classes. With this site I can do a couple 15 minute classes or even just a 5 minute class. This will leave little excuses for not exercising during finals or on clinical days.

4. If its not painful and/or sweaty I don’t really like it. I have no patience (that should have been my NY resolution). I like that I can do multiple short classes but ALSO I like that they have the short really cool pose classes. I am thinking of adding one-footed-crow pose (above) to my 60 day challenge (its a goal to really get that together this week) but I don’t think I will be strong enough. BUT IT LOOKS SO COOL! How cool would I be if I could DO something like THAT!

5. I want to be stronger!

6. The weight of this program (and my ability to procrastinate) is leading to some insomnia. If my body is physically tired at the end of the day I am able to sleep A LOT better–otherwise my brain will not stop. Last quarter I realized I had to stop drinking alcohol–not even 1 glass of wine and no caffeine. after 5pm if I needed sleep… now I also have to add at least some exercise every day.

So there you have it- I think Yoga Glo will help. I am not sure if its for everyone but, for me during this year, its the right option. I will let you know if I actually use it or if its something I get excited about for a week then quit.

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