Can I still go to the gym regularly (Once I am nursing school)? - page 3

Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question. I just wanted to know if I will still have a little free time for some activities when I am in nursing school (I do taekwondo, go to the gym mostly everyday... Read More

  1. by   Tara:)
    I'm taking my pre-reqs still, juggleing 16-17 credits a semester, and working about ~20 hours a week. It is hard but I still manage to do an awesome couch to 5k plan! I hope that I can continue to do this and maybe manage to run a marathon one day!
  2. by   ktsummar
    I will have to juggle my schedule a little come fall when NS starts. I typically go first thing in the morning. I can't go earlier as I am a single father. I will more than likely go immediately after I get of class. Physical fitness can go a long way in helping to reduce stress.
  3. by   That Guy
    This is an ancient thread revival ha ha.

    I ride my bike to class every day and around town on the way back to just get some cardio in. My gf and I prefer not to go to the gym and do a lot of activities out side and just stay active by doing random exercises on the football field by our house. Lots of sprints, lots of kettle ball exercise and the like. Way more fun sweating it out outside then in a boring gym.
  4. by   vegas2009
    Quote from That Guy
    This is an ancient thread revival ha ha. I ride my bike to class every day and around town on the way back to just get some cardio in. Way more fun sweating it out outside then in a boring gym.
    I agree. It is more fun being physical outside than joing a gym. I tend to just use the pool in a gym.
  5. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    Quote from That Guy
    This is an ancient thread revival ha ha.

    I ride my bike to class every day and around town on the way back to just get some cardio in. My gf and I prefer not to go to the gym and do a lot of activities out side and just stay active by doing random exercises on the football field by our house. Lots of sprints, lots of kettle ball exercise and the like. Way more fun sweating it out outside then in a boring gym.
    That is what we plan on doing now that the weather is getting better, we do a lot of bike rides and will be hiking and stuff. I rather be outside to then in a stinky gym.

    The people here in CO are dedicated though, they will be out jogging and biking and walking in blizzards.
  6. by   That Guy
    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~
    That is what we plan on doing now that the weather is getting better, we do a lot of bike rides and will be hiking and stuff. I rather be outside to then in a stinky gym.

    The people here in CO are dedicated though, they will be out jogging and biking and walking in blizzards.
    That would be me ha ha. I LOVE the cold weather and would frequently go backpacking/camping during the snow storms. Biking was never fun because those tires slip like crazy. I miss living 10 minutes from the platte river trail though. I would ride that baby all the way to denver, back and then to the colorado trail. I miss Colorado
  7. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    Quote from That Guy
    That would be me ha ha. I LOVE the cold weather and would frequently go backpacking/camping during the snow storms. Biking was never fun because those tires slip like crazy. I miss living 10 minutes from the platte river trail though. I would ride that baby all the way to denver, back and then to the colorado trail. I miss Colorado

    I am not a native but I love it here, I had to go look up that trail because I know I have heard of it and that is close to where my cousin lives down in Centennial. I am up in Fort Collins, we have the poudre river trails and spring creek trails.

    I don't like it blistering hot but yea I would not be out in the blizzards LOL, I remember coming home and it was a really bad snow storm and I saw the bike riders the joggers and the walkers and the gym parking lot PACKED. I was like DANG no wonder this is the skinniest state in the country. These folks have dedication.

    This place is such a great place for families too. I have had to deal with a lot of health issues so I haven't got to see a lot of the state yet but now that I am in much better shape then I was we plan on seeing a lot this summer. Last summer was the first time I have been to Garden of the Gods and it was so beautiful.
  8. by   That Guy
    I love FoCo. I lived in Highlands Ranch. Loved the town, hated the people in it. Just the shear availability of things to do there was fascinating to me. I was an avid mountain biker and no matter where you went you had miles at your disposal. One thing I highly recommend you do this summer is take your family to Rocky Mountain National Park or even Golden Gate Canyon and do some hiking. It is a beautiful area with miles and miles of scenic trails. Ok this is my last post on this, Im ready to get home now in May and go backpacking ha ha.
  9. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    Quote from That Guy
    I love FoCo. I lived in Highlands Ranch. Loved the town, hated the people in it. Just the shear availability of things to do there was fascinating to me. I was an avid mountain biker and no matter where you went you had miles at your disposal. One thing I highly recommend you do this summer is take your family to Rocky Mountain National Park or even Golden Gate Canyon and do some hiking. It is a beautiful area with miles and miles of scenic trails. Ok this is my last post on this, Im ready to get home now in May and go backpacking ha ha.
    I know where that is.

    One of my good friends in nursing school does all the 14ers. He is always going up in the weekend and even camping by himself in the snow. Some of his pictures on facebook are so scary LOL.

    Does your family still live here (I know we are not supposed to be talking about it anymore but saying about coming home in May just curious. LOL)

    I will for sure add those places to my list!!!!! I love Fort Collins, it can be a little yuppie at times which really isn't my style, but overall I love my little town that offers everything you could need or want besides an Ikea LOL
  10. by   That Guy
    AH 14ers i love those!!!! I have 17 under my belt and ready to do more! They can be scary, the penalty for failure is steep on a lot of those. My family bounces between there and Orlando FL, its rough really CO in the summer FL in the winter ha ha. Last i heard though they were supposed to be bring an IKEA to Denver. That town can be yuppie but its better than Hippie like boulder.
  11. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    I have lived in Orlando also (was born there too), was just there in Jan. LOL Yes I guess I rather have FoCo then maybe Boulder HAHA But it's still provokes an eye roll when I take my daughter to the park and see the Louis Vuitton Diaper bags and YES we are finally getting a Ikea.

    Are you in Orlando now?
  12. by   chuckz
    This is coming from a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter: When I went to nursing school, it had to give a little. No more could I spend 2 hours in the gym, I would just get in, do my stuff and leave. I made sure to make effective use of my time when I was there instead of taking a little time here to BS or a little walk to the water fountain. I think it helped me to maximize time. I did have to not go some times due to work or studying for a test or when my son needed me, but I always tried to go. It's more mental. I don't do it for my body anymore, I do it for my mind. Good luck. You never have to stop training.
  13. by   Morgan0429
    There is ALWAYS time to work out! Like others have said..it is a GREAT way to relieve stress!!!! Even if it is only 30 min a day...DO SOMETHING! Stress can also cause weight gain...so there ya go

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