Who’s done exams?
If you’re not, I hope you’re finished soon so you can join me in this vacay bliss.
Plans for the summer?
For me, I’m hoping to nab a job first off. #NeedMoney
I applied for a volunteer position in the clinic on my campus for being a dietetic shadow volunteer. Unfortunately the nutrition spots were all filled for the summer (crossing my fingers for the fall) but they offered a physio shadow position so I might be able to take that one! It may not be nutrition but it is still something that offers me clinical experience and it is technically related to exercise so it should be interesting.
I’m also hoping to get my application into Homewood in Guelph which is a health care clinic that specializes in mental health and addition. In fact, it has the largest eating disorder program in Canada and the most recognized addictions program as well. I knew someone who volunteered in the eating disorder unit and helped out during meal times and I think that would be an amazing opportunity for me if I had the chance to do it.
Bulking. Yup. Bulking. This is for real this time though because my parents have put me on lockdown and have set up some dates where if I don’t start to increase my weight by July there will be some changes that will happen that will definitely conflict with my goals. I was just starting to see some gains and then I got that bout of food poisoning and it literally just dug my grave for me. So now I need to crack down on that voice and my fears and just get it done no matter what. This is my life and I want to be in control. I can do this.
Is it frustrating that one single sickness incident has spiraled into my parents being scared and now forcing pressure for weight gain…?
Absolutely yes. I’m angry with my body that it looses so quickly. More so though, I’m angry that my mind has let it get to the point where I really have no buffering weight for if I get sick. I need to fix that and it starts now. Just trying to stick to the positive thoughts…
Extra food will get me out of my plateau at the gym.
Extra food will mean I’m less tired and less cold.
Extra food will give me a glow.
Extra food will make me healthier.
Positivity will get me through this rough time. Be ready to see this journey unfold.
So enough about me, now onto you. In particular, onto you Brooke. You asked me this question quite a while back and I told you to hold tight because I wanted to do a video on it and here it finally is. I hope it answered what you needed and helps out anyone else as well.
As usual, click the thumbnail and that will take you to my vlog where I answer her question.
How do you get out of the cardio cycle?
Also, before I leave you all, I found a video about a week ago that really summed up my opinion on Juice Cleanses. I have mentioned her on the blog before, but Robyn really is just a great person and I like to bring her on here once and a while as she can be a great resource for anyone here looking for nutrition advice from a Real Life RD.
One day I hope to be where you are, well were as you switched gears to nursing, but her knowledge and experience is really beneficial!
Enjoy! Again, click on her blog image for the video link up. Sorry Robyn, I snagged your info picture for the thumbnail…I hope you don’t mind.
I hope you guys had a great weekend and I will chatter with you all soon!