Getting Bikini Ready

Bikini season is fast approaching!  Time to make some changes.

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One area of my life in which I know I need to improve is health and fitness.  I LOVE to eat.  I mean, it is just one of my favorite pastimes.  When it comes to actual meals, I am generally not too terribly unhealthy (except for an occasional Mexican food binge); however, I have a major sweet tooth.  Brownies and cheesecake are my weaknesses.

My job also contributes to my unhealthy eating.  I am a stress eater, and nursing is most definitely a stressful job (ever wonder why so many nurses are so fat?).  On top of that, I work nightshift, which means that at approximately 1:30am  every night I am working I start craving greasy pizza and M&Ms.  All day long when I am at home, I can make myself eat healthily.  But in the middle of the night I just have no self control.

Fortunately, I have always been naturally on the skinny side.  I am blessed with good genetics (so far, anyway).  For the most part I can eat what I want without worrying too much about gaining weight.  I realize, though, that this is not going to last forever, and I need to get into the habit of eating more healthily.

I do work out regularly.  I try to get to the gym four to five days a week, and if I can’t, I have a few workout DVDs I like to rotate through.  Sometimes, though, I have a hard time getting motivated, and even though I exercise regularly I don’t really feel like my body has changed that much.

So one project I want to work on is changing the way I eat and the way I exercise.  I don’t have a specific plan yet, so any help would be greatly appreciated!  I am not trying to lose any weight, but I want to totally overhaul my lifestyle so that I am healthier and more fit (fitter?).  And, of course, I want to get more toned for bikini season.  Who doesn’t want to look like a Victoria’s Secret Angel?

I will be documenting my progress on here for accountability.  I am going to research recipes and exercise plans, and I would love to hear from anyone who has any ideas or advice for me!

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