What do you do for exercise? Since your in lectures and classes daily, what kind of

  1. exercises can I sneak in during the day? I am trying to lose some weight and would like to find a more healthier lifestyle any suggestions?

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  3. by   APBT mom
    I do it very lazily. I park as far as I can from class or clinical sites and I use the stairs like crazy with my 2 ton backpack on. That's about all you can really do at school unless you could qudit a gym or weight training class then you could come and go as you please and still work out. I did it one semester at my old school and used the showers after so I didn't stink for my next class.
  4. by   krenee
    My schedule isn't too bad, so I'm able to exercise. I do 30 minutes 6 times a week, because I don't have time to do an hour . . . I do workout videos at home. There are a huge range of options and it saves time having to drive to a gym. I just make it a priority, like eating and sleeping . . . it's not optional for me.

    Kelly
  5. by   tiffany311
    What are you diets like? I am used to eating on the run, which is not really healthy

    My hips have really taken on a different appearance, what do you eat on the run? I joined the gym and hope I can find time to utilize my membership

    Any suggestions is appreciated

    Thank you for responding to those that have done so
  6. by   livingthedream
    I try and eat lots of healthy snacks - carrots, apples and naners.... then I usually just pack a sandwich. But I use whole wheat bread and no cheese and all that.

    I also have some gaps in-between classes, so I work-out in-between classes....

    Good luck!
  7. by   MB37
    I bring my own lunch every day - we have a fridge and a microwave in our common area - usually leftover stir fry or pasta, and then I'll toss in a yogurt or cottage cheese and a thing of applesauce or peaches. I also keep mixed nuts and dried fruit in my backpack. Anything but vending machines. If I have to go out I hit the Panera close to campus instead of greasy fast food. We eat lunch at the hospital during clinicals, and I usually get a big salad and maybe a cup of whatever soup they have. I also take the time to cook dinner almost every night, and have my husband go pick up sushi the night before exams. Then since I eat healthy most of the time, I don't feel guilty when we wind up ordering pizza 1-2 times a month. I'm still trying to figure out how to fit in exercise though, I'm getting approximately none.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    When I was in school, I took a PE class.

    Or I would walk the track at lunch.

    steph
  9. by   krenee
    I say plan ahead and bring what you will need from home. Sandwiches, snacks, whatever. Avoid fast food, avoid vending machines . . . especially if you wait too long and you're starving, then the defenses are down and you just don't care . . . that's how I happened to eat a McDonald's cheeseburger yesterday (but I skipped the fries!)

    Kelly
  10. by   futurecnm
    I exercise every day even if I have a test that nights ( I go to school 2 nights a week and have clinicals every other weekend). The only days I do not exercise are clinical days and that is because I'm on my feet all day and have paperwork to do that night. But I figure 2 days off every 2 weeks isn't too bad. I finally found something that worked for me, working out at home. I either walk 3 miles (weather permitting I live in a northern state - long winters) or do 40 min on a Gazelle I bought on craigslist. I tried doing dvd's and still may start doing them more once winter hits but I find them boring. I thought about a gym but I'm so busy (school, kids etc) that it would be a hassle so I needed something I could do anytime, even if the kids are in bed I can do my exercising while watching TV. It goes so fast and I have lost over 10 lb. (I had probably gained about 8 lb my first yr of nursing school). I know so many people in school who have gained a lot of weight. The stress and eating bad really can be bad for the body, plus when you feel bad about yourself you won't have as much confidence. I feel great and even when I don't have time to cook, I eat well. I always keep lean cuisines and fruit around. I also eat a lot of wraps and easy to make meals. I eat protein bars and fiber bars, and drink a lot of tea and water. It can be done. I never thought I'd lost those lb, I was really scared going into 2nd year because I did NOT want to gain more weight. I was feeling horrible, but anyone can make the changes just put your mind to it!!!
  11. by   krenee
    Quote from futurecnm
    I either walk 3 miles (weather permitting I live in a northern state - long winters) or do 40 min on a Gazelle I bought on craigslist. I tried doing dvd's and still may start doing them more once winter hits but I find them boring.
    You sound like you're doing great and not to butt in . . . but you should consider adding some weight training to your cardio. You will be amazed at the results and all the studies nowadays say it's really important. Just a thought, no offense meant. I am addicted to work out videos myself, and I know you said they're boring but there are a TON of them so you might just need to find an instructor you really like.

    Kelly
  12. by   MikeyJ
    I've never understood students who absolutely cannot fit in 30 minutes a day of some sort of exercise. I can possibly understand the parent who goes to school, works, and has kids to tend to... they probably don't have 30 minutes.

    Otherwise, the rest of the student body have 30 min to an hour of free time a day to exercise. I am in an accelerated 14-month program and work and I still find time to do at least 30 min of cardio a day. I try to fit in 4 - 6 days of exercise a week.
  13. by   Faeriewand
    I joined a gym. They have classes and my class of choice is Yoga. Good stretch and excellent workout. Then a shower afterwards using their lavender oatmeal soap and shampoo. I feel wonderful afterwards and am ready for anything.
  14. by   MB37
    Sistermike, it's not the 30 minutes for most of us, that's just an excuse. It's getting into the habit, being comfortable, making a routine, etc. My problem is that I put it off, and then I've already showered. Or I have to start fixing dinner. Or I just ate dinner. Or I'm going to bed soon and NOW I only have an hour to finish that assignment/reading. We all have so much to do every day that fitting in something that a lot of us don't enjoy is tough. I do it in spurts - I'll be good for a few weeks, then stop for a few months, then repeat.

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