Weekly High Fives

Okay friends, this post was supposed to start yesterday because it will be my weekly Sunday post but due to some unforeseen pleasant circumstances, I was forced to put it on hold.

So I got this idea from my best friend and her sisters’ blog, https://threemustardseeds.squarespace.com/ (Check it out — their blog is super cute and fun and so inspiring for me!).

I feel that I sometimes forget to take a step back and be thankful for everything that I have in my life and for everything positive that happens in my life. I try to continuously be grateful but keeping it consistent is the trouble and sometimes it’s just so easy to let the other not-so-great-things happening in life take over. So after reading the blog from “3 Mustard Seeds”, I decided to do my version of Weekly High Fives as well and remind myself to take pleasure in the little every day things in life. This will help me channel positive energy, positive feelings and hopefully positive outcomes 😀

So here are the top 5 reasons why last week was wonderful:

1. Amazing friends — specially one who let me use his question bank subscription until it expired at the end of last week.

2. FALL — the cool crisp breeze, the leaves changing colors, boots, sweaters, hot chocolate, and more.. definitely my favorite time of the year especially here in the north!

3. My mom’s continuous recovery from a double surgery.

4. A fun weekend with the fiance!

5. Getting CPR certified!

(Feel free to share your weekly high fives too!)

“If it is to be…

“If it is to be, it is up to me” — Unknown

I first heard this quote from my Organic Chemistry professor as a sophomore in college. At the time I was struggling with that class since I had never encountered the kind of material that Organic Chemistry throws at you. Ever since, this quote has always reminded me that if I want something, I have to act upon it and make it work for me. 

Today, I reminded myself with this because I need to get regular at the gym again. I have struggled with weight since I was younger and more recently, after my first two years in Medical School. However, I managed to lose about 15lbs in the last year and planned to keep it off. But getting on the scale this morning was a reminder that I haven’t been exercising and I haven’t been eating right in the past few weeks. I have been very disappointed all day but have to realize that the weight is not going to stabilize on its own, I will have to put in the work to make it happen. Although it is only a matter of a couple pounds, I can’t let this continue like I did the last time. So, the plan is to get back on the treadmill for at least 30 minutes, 5 times a week; and to use my MyFitnessPal app on my phone.