With it being transformation Tuesday, want to shout out to the beautiful soul and coach.
Here is what she had to say, she is a mama, wife and a passionate coach
Being a Coach Saved My Life!!! I knew I wanted to start a family but at the moment I realized that, I was no where at place physically or mentally to handle it.
But by becoming a Coach in 2009, I joined this amazing community, I gained the knowledge, and had the tools to use, I was able to get a great point mentally and physically to become pregnant. (Left picture about 40 pounds lighter from the year before). Even with all the knowledge I gained before I got pregnant, making healthy choices with food and drinking superfoods daily, staying active by continuing to push play and walking, I still gained almost 70 pounds.
I knew I would get big when I got pregnant, I know it was in my genes. This was main reason I started this journey a year before. Gaining almost 70 pounds at 116 was a lot more manageable than doing that at 156. And even though I gained that much I had a very healthy pregnancy and baby.
I can't even imagine what would have happened without coaching and know what to eat and do, how that pregnancy would have gone. Its super scary to think. What IF I said NO to this crazy opportunity.
Without the tools and programs to push me, without being apart of community that was uplifting, without being surrounded by others ladies on the same path as me, without making it my mission to lead by example and just making this my LIFESTYLE, I would have NEVER lost those 70 pounds! I would have never known HOW or WHERE to start. I would be stuck in that middle picture.
I would been facing issues like diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure issues and joint issues. These are all things that are hereditary in my family.
But I was introduced to at home programs but someone took the the time to share the Coaching Opportunity and that SAVED MY LIFE! Making health and fitness my mission SAVED MY LIFE!
Without being a COACH, i would have never got to the picture on RIGHT and ready for my second pregnancy. And I gained almost 60 pounds with that one. I started about 10 pounds heavier.
My nursing career has been a quite a journey and still nostalgic and very hard to believe the amount of time that has passed by so fast!!! ... I have been an RN for 14 years as a student athlete from Eastern michigan - school of nursing grad with a BSN & with my RN experience started as pediatrics ER and outpatient (I love kids) 😍
My last two years as an RN 2007-2009 led me to adult ER medicine to prepare for a specialty in adult primary care nurse practitioner (in which I promised myself I would never go back to school after my BSN - nursing school was my plan B and it was not easy ... I was afraid of the MCAT) ... Fast forward and it’s been about 10 years since I graduated from Wayne state in 2009 with my MSN - Adult primary care NP 👀then I opened my own clinic @Iman_weightloss in 2011 with a 2 year old 🍼 baby on my hip whom is now 8 years old with a lil 3 yo sister!
Well, let’s just say time flies when you are having fun 😜
I have had so much love 💕 and support along the way including my day 1 my daddy ... he was my biggest cheerleader and always believed in me, even when I didn’t know how I was going to make it through another exam or paper 📝
he kept me smiling & my belly fed 🙏🏾💫😍 As I reflect on every preceptor / professor/ mentor/ advisor / coach/ classmate / co-worker / research fellowship / even patients & friends and family of course .... it can get lonely due to a lot isolation and spending time in the library due to the amount of studying and clinical hours put in at the hospital then juggling a work schedule etc ... it was not easy and I lost a lot of “friends” along the way but it was worth it
I’m truly thankful for everyone that I encountered & pushed me to the next level 💫
I’m excited for what the next chapter may bring in life and my career ... not sure what that looks like exactly .... but I’m going to keep climbing to the top 🤔
Happy NP week 😷 #nursepractitioner#blacknurseskillingit#nurselife#nationalnursepractitionerweek#nurselife#typesofnurses
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🇳🇬Came to serve looks and jollof...okay more like eat jollof 😭🍽🇳🇬
Side bar: those leg days are finally paying off 💁🏾♀️🕺🏾
Today I had the honor to present with 3 of my fellow classmates at the NC Health Careers Access Program’s annual Health Careers Day on The Hill! We were able to talk to high school students about nursing and all that it has to offer alongside how to make yourself a great applicant for nursing school. 🌹
I love outreach and letting people know how awesome nursing is especially youth. We need more nurses and this was the perfect time to answer any and all questions. We have the chance to make a change in healthcare so why not start today?! 🌹
Speaking as a presenter reminded me that this is why I started The Daily Dose with E. I want to inspire. I never want people to give up because it may get hard or because they don’t have a mentor to guide them. My goal is to provide any resource that I can to help those who need it. The Daily Dose with E is just beginning so grab your seat and watch us grow and evolve 🌹
Social Media + Tag | Making friends is so much easier these days, right?! I mean, we have all these outlets like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the list goes on. As professionals and students, we can really use this outlet to network and meet people who are like minded. All it takes is a simple hashtag and boom💥 you’ve found a group of people who are interested in the same things as you. ⠀
It may be just me, but I don’t mind commenting under a strangers photo ESPECIALLY if it’s something motivational and inspiring. I LOVE a #GIRLBOSS! I STANNNNNN *inserts Beyoncé meme* And who knows, sometimes your virtual friends are rooting for you more so than your friends you talk to on the #daily. Follow people who inspire you and motivate you to be better. Network with these people - you are your own brand so use social media as a resource! However, be careful about how much information you share.⠀
I follow pages like @powerhousenurses@thenurselink@theresilientnurse who give me the resources to powerful/inspirational people doing things that I want to do! ⠀
Have you met someone through Instagram or another outlet that you have connected with? Tag them or inspirational pages that you follow! Let them know you appreciate them 💕
Shift 2 of 14
54 days until graduation 👩🏾⚕️ Made by God, husband, mother, father, brothers and aunties, cousins💕
An entire army behind the woman I’m becoming 🙏🏽
Blessed beyond measure 💕
Disclaimer: this picture is to showcase a happy moment during my rotation. It’s not for marketing myself and it’s taken off the line of duty. Thank you for your understanding.
I don’t know where to start. God is truly amazing ❤️ Kristen Glover, BSN -5/5/18 👩🏾⚕️👩🏾🎓
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I remember the first day of nursing school. We had to introduce ourselves and give that whole spiel of name, hometown, degree, interests, etc. And because I’m me, I said something along the lines of “I like everything Black. Black people, Black history, Black health, Black culture. So if you want to talk about that stuff, I’m your girl.” Pretty sure more than half that room probably thought “alright strong Black woman sit down” lmao. But at the end of the day, I was me in my most authentic self and unashamed 🤷🏽♀️
I chose nursing as a career b/c I knew I’d be in a field where I could be my most authentic self (like wearing these twists and Ankara headband to work) while helping others. I’d be able to intertwine my interests of Black studies and health & enjoy my life while adding to a body of knowledge that is founded on improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Since day 1 I made a promise to myself and my people to “DO IT FOR THE CULTURE!”
So I’m proud to finally share this moment with you all that your girl is finally a PUBLISHED AUTHOR! 😭 Being a first-gen college student, this is my you’ve made it moment. I remember citing journal articles for my papers and thinking to myself “I want that to be me one day”. And the greatest blessing is that I was able to be me and wrote about something that truly means something to me and for my community. There are less than 10% of Black nurses and about 1 out of every 365 Blacks have Sickle Cell Disease. That means there is progress to be made to better serve and deliver care. And this was just my contribution to do just that. Thank you to Dr. Brennan-Cook And Dr. Tanabe who guided us throughout this whole process and invested in us a nurse research scientists 🤓 & to every professor I ever had, especially those who look like me and have inspired me to reach beyond the stars. Y’all know who you are. Most importantly thank you to my fellow nurse bae and sickle cell warrior @tinaofficial for accomplishing this with me ❤️. I share this to inspire you to stay true to yourself & values. You can achieve anything in this world w/o having to sacrifice who YOU are. #RNoire#BlackNursesKillingIt#Nurse
I am a
Labor nurse ❤️ So blessed to have (& enjoy!) a job where it's an honor to serve my patients & support them on the most important day of their lives! 🤰🏾👶🏽🏥💉💊🎉 #nurselife#blacknurseskillingit
Let’s take a trip down memory lane:
I’ve been applying to nursing schools since 2012!! I’ve gotten denial letters left and right. Each year that I got a denial letter, tops schools would add ANOTHER course to their prerequisite list. I enrolled into a CUNY school to tackle prerequisites all while working full time, studying for HESI, and any other nursing entrance exam these schools required. Leaving New York State didn’t seem like an economically feasible option for me, so for FOUR years I focused my energy on any and every affordable school in New York City until I finally took the leap of faith to apply to a school out of state. And that’s where it all began. June 2016 I was accepted to an accelerated BSN program to begin in January . I was a regular degular girl from Brooklyn that picked up, quit my job, and moved to Philly to follow her dreams. I had so many doubts and fears! Now here I am today two years later, Jun 2018, set to begin my first job as a Registered Nurse on a Step Down Cardiovascular Unit. Won’t he do it! 🙌🏾 With persistence, resilience and consistency this was all possible. Don’t ever stop chasing your goals! Trust the process. Trust his timing. They never said it was going to be easy, but they did say it’ll be worth it.
Katrina Johnson BSN, RN