Fitness and nursing - page 2

by Rhi007

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Hey kids. So my pondering is how many of you play a sport/hit the gym before and/or after work? I'm a solid build and only 5'7" so I tend to play basketball during the week and hit the gym for a few hours on the weekends. I... Read More


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    I don't on work days, but try to be active on my days off. I work twelve hour shifts, two days then two nights. On the morning before my first night shift, I try to get out and be active. I'm better able to have a good solid few hours of sleep before my shift that way and I feel better for it.
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    I work nights, so on my first day I work out before work, around 3pm. On the days after that, that i work, i try to go to an 830 am water class, it's easy and I'm tired, and it's some form of exercise. Most of my off days I will either go super early in the morning or after dinner and try to get a Zumba or yoga or body pump class in addition. Depends on my schedule and the gyms class schedule. I try to get 5-7 days in.
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    6 days a week without fail. I work 4/10s so I go directly from work to the gym which means I often don't get home until 8:30. 60 minutes with my trainer at the crack of dawn on Saturday, 30 minutes cardio followed by 30-45minutes of strength training on Sunday, 60 minutes of Zumba on Monday followed by an ab workout, 30 minutes of in your face cardio followed by killer metabolic strength training with another trainer on Tuesday and Thursday, 30 minutes cardio, abs and some sort of strength training on Wednesday, Friday is my rest day. I can't wait until spring! then I will be riding my bike (20-60 miles) almost every day with strength training only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It is a huge time suck but so is getting old.
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    Quote from jennilynn
    I work nights, so on my first day I work out before work, around 3pm. On the days after that, that i work, i try to go to an 830 am water class, it's easy and I'm tired, and it's some form of exercise. Most of my off days I will either go super early in the morning or after dinner and try to get a Zumba or yoga or body pump class in addition. Depends on my schedule and the gyms class schedule. I try to get 5-7 days in.
    Ohhh I LOVE Bodypump!!
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    Quote from Adele_Michal7

    Ohhh I LOVE Bodypump!!
    Me, too, although I lean more toward BodyCombat. Lots of aggression to let out
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    I am still in nursing school but I hit the gym from 0600 till 0800. I hit 1.5 hours of weight training and 30 min of cardio. The. I go to school from 0900 till 1300 I usually go back to the gym for an hour or so and hit more cardio and abs. I am about to start working full time nights in the ER as a patient care tech so I will probly have to cut out my second work out session. I still plan on getting my 2 hours in the gym probly from 1630 till I go in at 1900. My gym has showers and a cafeteria so I will probly just get ready for work there and grab some food on my way out. Sounds like a lot but I have been "gym rat" for going on 6 years so it just kind of a life style. Good luck to all of you and stay healthy!!!!
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    Quote from francoml
    I am still in nursing school but I hit the gym from 0600 till 0800. I hit 1.5 hours of weight training and 30 min of cardio. The. I go to school from 0900 till 1300 I usually go back to the gym for an hour or so and hit more cardio and abs. I am about to start working full time nights in the ER as a patient care tech so I will probly have to cut out my second work out session. I still plan on getting my 2 hours in the gym probly from 1630 till I go in at 1900. My gym has showers and a cafeteria so I will probly just get ready for work there and grab some food on my way out. Sounds like a lot but I have been "gym rat" for going on 6 years so it just kind of a life style. Good luck to all of you and stay healthy!!!!
    The situation!!

    Good job
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    Ever since I've started working 7-3 getting to the gym has been a struggle...When I worked 3-11 I worked out 5x a week, now its more like 3...if I'm lucky lol.
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    I work out 3-5 days/week, including some mornings when I get off after working 12+ hours. Sometimes I will work out twice a day. It is a good stress reliever. Nothing like taking out your frustration on a punching bag after you have been sworn at all night by your 5150 hold. It also helps me sleep afterwards, surprisingly.
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    Run a 7 minute mile and can bench my own body weight 10 times. I either go to the gym, run, or play hockey once per day. I come home after a 12 hour shift exhausted, just like everyone else but still find that ounce of energy and motivation to get out the door and make the workout happen. I go by the old adage " You must do well before you do good." In other words, you must be WELL yourself before you do GOOD for other people. I wouldn't be in nursing if it meant sacrificing my own health. I like to think that as a health care professional, we set the gold standard for a healthy person. I do at least.


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