I work with the ECU Department of Surgery as a nurse practitioner. To be more specific, I work with the bariatric surgery division. I love building relationships with each patient, and I am so encouraged to see each person grow in their journey to a healthier person. They change not only physically, but emotionally and sometimes even spiritually.
I write all this to say that it is time for me to practice what I preach every day. So, now I will be purposing to make changes and a difference. I am doing this with a friend, and I am thankful for accountability! I have listed my goals, in no particular order, so that it is on paper for all to see!
1. Run in a 5k
2. Exercise at least 4x/week
3. Lose 30 lbs (via Weight Watchers)
I sometimes tell patients to "love themselves more than (fill in the blank)..."
I love myself more, and respect myself more, than that piece of Hershey's chocolate.
I love myself more than an extra slice of pizza after I'm already somewhat stuffed.
I love myself more and owe it to myself to do something for me.
Watch out blogger friends...
I'm not perfect, and I can almost say with 100% certainty that I will stumble along this journey.
However, the important thing is that this continues to be a journey, not a roadblock.