Life and Other Luxuries – Medical School and fitness Adventures

Good evening loyal followers,

A bit late in the evening for me to be posting a daily post, but it has been quite a whirlwind of events. Last Tuesday I received an email to interview at Rosalind Franklin University (aka Chicago Medical School) and today I had that interview. There were many mock interviews to be had with faculty and staff at the University of Chicago where I work and current residents that had graduated from CMS. but I think all the prep work paid off because I was quite pleased with my experience today. I think both my interviews went well, and I really liked the people that I interviewed with. I really enjoyed my tour of the campus and all my time spent with medical students. I really like the school and the program and, of course, the location. We were told we will know by May 1st. So here’s to hoping.

On other notes, I finished my 90 day workout program. And am quite pleased with the results. I was able to lose about 7 pounds and 7 inches overall throughout the body which was great. I am really excited to start a new program next week called Brazil Butt Lifts, you know, to really get toned for the summer. This program has two different 30 day series. So it is shorter, but equally challenging. I have previewed some of the videos, and as of now, do NOT have the length strength to keep up. I am really excited for the challenge. I also took the time to write out my April goals here and am really excited for what April will bring.

In the meantime, this next week is really about me getting some rest and enjoying some of those tasty delights I denied myself throughout my 90 day program. I am having crock pot mac-n-cheese tomorrow and fried chicken on Wednesday. Then I will get back to eating healthier in preperation for my next 30 day program. For this week I am doing the Cardio Recovery video as a daily workout. This video comes from my husband’s Insanity workout program. He is starting his second 30 day chunk of the 60 day program this week. I wish him the best of luck! I am certain he will rock it.

I hope everyone had a great monday!


Twitter: ashleysh22



April is almost upon us – and I need food blogs

I started a facebook page in February to help motivate people to improve their health through fitness,eating, and other healthy habits. In addition to monthly themes, I post recipes, blog entries, inspirational quotes, my own eating and fitness habits, and anything else I think might help people reach their goals.

But each month has a theme:

February I posted tips of the day. In March, I posted March Motivation each day.

The goal is to post these posts each day for the month, though I think I averaged about 20 per a month. I am improving and would like to hit 25 for the month of April – To reach this goal – I call upon the blogging community, particularly the food blogs!

For the month of April I am going to post healthy recipes from personal blogs. Obviously you can get healthy recipes online, using google, but I want to hear from the people, and I like to direct traffic to peoples blogs.

So – if you, or someone you know, or perhaps some blog you just really like to follow, posts healthy food options and recipes, please get me their website!

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