Before I started nursing school I was an avid runner (well, jogger is really more accurate!) Since school has started I can hardly remember that exercise used to be a big part of my life.
I am a second semester BSN student who has never, NEVER spent so much time sitting!! During pre-reqs and since school started I have gained 20 pounds and climbing -- I hate how I feel in my skin! Between class and study time, I can't seem to find any free moments to take care of myself physically (which is really emotionally and mentally too).
Today I bought a TransFlash to download med/surg class lectures (they are podcasted) and a headset to attach to the phone (which plays the TransFlash). This way, instead of sitting at the table listening to a replay of the lecture while going over my notes, I will be able to exercise while listening to the lecture ----- and review my notes separately)
Goal: Shed 20 pounds by May 15
Actions: 1) drink at least 64 ounces of water each day, and 2) walk/jog while re-listening to the med/surg lectures.
Food choices have been pitiful also, just too easy to "grab something quick" which generally equates to empty calories, but at this point focusing on two behaviors toward better health is about all I can handle (with the secret hope that the food choice thing will fall into place after a foundation is set with exercise and hydration!)
Anyone interested in joining in to create a support and cheer-team for better health while in nursing school?