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Anne the Nurse (RN) ICU  Dinosaur Girl.

Leg day. My absolute favorite day! Absolutely I recommend hitting legs hard. Especially if you're like me, ladies and have no hips! You can't change your bone structure but bigger legs give the illusion of a smaller waist. Also legs are the biggest muscles and have the capacity to burn off so much more energy. Strong legs are the foundation to any fitness goals that you have be it weight loss, body building, or just overall strength. Focus on ROM, form, and resistance.

Tweety on the right is me when I first wake up. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­

Outfit of the night. First time wearing makeup or getting dressed in real clothes in dayyyyyys. #makeupofthenight #outfitofthenight #ootn #makeup #rippedupjeans

Play it till you hate it, that's my motto. Also must blast it for full effect.

Tying to lean out a little. And making some progress. Fuck the skinny teas, waist trainers, and fat burners. Eat according to your goals and then put in the fucking WORK.

Leveling up. πŸ‘Ύ

Happy Nurse's week! I couldn't imagine doing anything else with my life. So grateful to have such a fulfilling career. I often meet people at their most vulnerable moments. After life-threatening trauma or illness and I have the privilege of being there to care for them at their most fragile. I get to witness the most miraculous survival stories and the most heartbreaking tragedy. When the family is distraught I have the duty to care for them, to educate them on what's happening, and to encourage them to rest, remind them to eat, and allow them to cry. And to advocate for quality care when the patient has no family. I work with an amazing team of care providers. Although my shifts are long, and I can often be physically exhausted from work I still look forward to each and every shift. I never know what I'm walking into that day but I know I'm going to learn something and I know I've got a great team to back me up. I want to say that nursing has really allowed me to focus more on what's important in life. Health & family. Our bodies are doing everything possible to keep us alive. We should treat it with the care and respect it deserves. Life is too fragile to destroy our bodies with food, drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol. We all have our vices. Mine is food. It always will be. I will always have this obsession and the desire to overeat and overindulge. And I've been working on controlling it for 3 years now. But taking control of my health and fitness has seriously made me better at my job. I'm stronger, less lethargic. We could all spend less time trying to impress strangers online and more time investing in our interpersonal relationships. Who's gonna be there for you?

2.25" off my waist in the last month! πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Feels good to finally make some progress again. It can be so disheartening to gain weight and inches. I had gained 3 inches in my waist over the last year- in fact it may have been even more at the end of 2016 but I was way too upset about my weight gain to measure myself at that time. Right now I'm just so happy I don't have to buy a new wardrobe for summer- everything fits nicely. πŸ‘–πŸ‘—πŸ‘™Anyways just a reminder that motivation comes and goes. But consistency and pushing yourself to do what you need to do- long after the motivation fades is what gets you results. I can't tell you how much I hate boneless skinless chicken breast- but I found new ways to make it so that it was appealing to me (the trick is- find a way to make it spicy! 🌢πŸ”₯) I never threw away an egg yolk in my life! But I ate a LOT of eggs this month but not all of the yolks because I knew it was too much fat for me. I gave up dairy, finally. Every time I did cardio (aside from outdoorsy stuff) I hated it. Every minute I was counting down to the end. But I knew it was temporary discomfort that would lead to long time rewards. I HAD to make some drastic CHANGES because I want my body to CHANGE. Insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect different results. Carrying forward I hope to maintain this trend. If you're not making any progress in lbs, inches, clothing size, etc focus on food. Intensify your workouts instead of doing the same routines your body is used to. And please: NEVER GIVE UP. It's been 3 years of ups and downs and there's no point in giving up! Trust me. Giving up just means you're throwing away all your hard work to start again later on down the road. Keep trucking forward. Next time you wanna give up just remember how hard it was to start on day 1. Remember how long you were idle before day 1. Remember all that time you wasted feeling bad. You deserve to feel good. Keep it up. Anyways, May is going to be a challenge. Lots or things happening in my personal and professional life. Really great things- but still. Stay tuned. πŸ“Ί

It's never too late.

If I told you the shit I found hilarious ya'll wouldn't laugh.

Today I hit legs. But when the lighting is perfect for a tricep shot you take it. This is me. No makeup. Messy hair. Hitting the gym and focusing on my goals. A lot of people ask me what keeps me motivated. I don't stay motivated all the time. But I know what quitting leads to. It leads to me back tracking and regret. You can't quit because you're not making enough progress or you're not making it fast enough. You don't drop out of school because you're only getting Bs or you fail one test. You keep studying and putting in the work until you get there even if it takes longer than you planned. Same thing goes for fitness or bodybuilding. Open your mind and be willing to learn. Understand that the way in which you perform an exercise is more important than the numbers you can put in your bio. Focus on form first. Be willing to adjust your methods as you go. Don't be intimidated by the gym. I once was. I had crippling gym anxiety. But I know I wanted to start lifting and building my own gym was not feasible. I had to walk in there and face embarrassment and yes I walked around clueless at first. I was probably doing shit all wrong but I continued to study and practice. We all start somewhere. You only have one place to go: up! You can only get better. Keep your ego in check and push yourself. I've learned the importance of accepting help. When it comes to nutrition and fitness there's always something new you can learn. Becoming more fit has helped me in my career- incredibly! I've noticed my strength and endurance has increased tremendously. Daily I take care of people who's bodies are failing. Either from disease or injury. I feel lucky to have this highly functioning body and I hope I never take it for granted again. It's been a minute since I posted anything from my heart. Thank you to all those that are still here and supporting my journey. ❀️

Makeup and outfit of the night. #nofilter #makeupofthenight #motn #outfitofthenight #ootn

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