Hey guys! Today I had a day off from work. I haven’t gotten to exercise today, but I might go walk the canal later (it’s 3 miles). I got up, went and visited my friend from work and stole her for lunch. We walked to taco bell (eek! notsogood, but I think I worked it into my day nicely, plus I probably walked over an hour today..). Then I walked her back to work, walked back to her apartment, got in my car and went to the mall…
I needed summer clothes, like.. bad. I am the WORST at shopping. I either can’t find anything or I hate how I look in everything. I also needed a new swimsuit, because my old one, the bottoms were huge on me (YES!). Well… I ended up with 3-4 pairs of shorts, 3-4 tops and… A SWIMSUIT! I got a really cute one from victoria’s secret and I actually liked how it looked on me, for the first time in a loooong time. And best part? I was in and outta the stores in the mall, like, I didn’t mess around. Anyways, I am at a little over 1200 calories for the day; to check, look at myfitnesspal.com, my screen name is HealthyMe3. I have been getting hungrier though later in the day, so I might add about 200 and eat an uncrustable for a snack before bed.. we’ll see. Otherwise, I’m doing good! I’m gonna go finish enjoying my beautiful day off, because it’s back to work for me tomorrow.. then a hella good weekend is in the works! I’ll tell you about that soon. Lataz! :)
Ok, so. Basically, it has to do with staying healthy while working..
I work this nursing job as a student nurse with a position similar to a nurse tech, or CNA.. I’ll mostly work 12.5 hour shifts and I have to be there at 7 am. So that means, I usually eat breakfast anywhere from 5:30-6:30 (depending on if I’m at home or staying with a friend closer to my job). I eat lunch close to 2 or 2:30, then dinner when I get off work at 7:30.. Sometimes I eat dinner closer to 8:30-9 if I have to drive the hour home. Then I’m too exhausted to work out or exercise, even on my days off! Like, I need at least a full day to recoup before I can even function, and the most I get off is 2-4 days in a row, usually I get 1-2 off though before I have to work again.
I guess my question is this: what can I do to keep myself fit and active while working this job? It sucks the life outta me. And also, what are some good, filling meals to keep me satisfied during the day without going too much over 1200 calories? Are any of you in a similar situation? How do you deal?
Thanks so much for all the help! In advance. Haha. :)
But I have all my meals planned out (I even bought my own food!), so it’s gonna be a healthy day! Might even go for a run after work! We’ll see though, usually I’m too exhausted. :P
She has a gorgeous/ super fit body. Amazing. I envy it for sure.
Anyways, went to the gym and did back/bis with a LITTLE abs, then walked for 40 minutes on the highest incline with a speed of 3.3-4.0 (I increased it as time went on!). I have work tomorrow from 7am-7:30 pm, meaning I won’t be back until around 8:30pm, so no gym time! Thought I’d get some workouts in today :)
I’ve been so busy trying to get back into living at home for the summer and starting this job an hour away. I was in orientation all week last week, so I didn’t get to work out a WHOLE lot.. I ran monday, then went to the gym 2-3 times to lift.. in fact, my legs and abs are killing me right now! So I guess that’s good. But I haven’t eaten the healthiest. I’m gonna weigh myself tomorrow, but I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little scared.. I wanna say I’m at 135 still, but I could see myself being 137 or higher. My week wasn’t THAT bad, but it kinda was. Idk, wish me luck?
As far as this week is concerned.. I work tomorrow and Tuesday, then again on Friday. I’m staying with my friend tomorrow to cut down on driving, but that means it could be a baaaad news dinner, depending on what we decide to make/ where we decide to go. But! Breakfast tomorrow is gonna be yogurt and granola (195 cals) then a Chicken sand on low cal bread with carrots and an apple for lunch. Then whatever my friend and I do for dinner. Then Tuesday, I’m gonna have a Special K meal bar for breakfast with a pbj sand on low cal bread, carrots and a tangerine for lunch. Dinner will either be leftovers from what mom made earlier, or possibly a frozen dinner, for 300 cals or less. Then working out is happening on every day I’m not working at the hospital! Whew! Busy, busy.
On a final note: I’m one week soda free!! Haven’t had a single diet soda, which is a miracle for me. I’ve been living off tea and water all week. :)