Mario mourns semi-death of his own life - page 2

Hello superfriends. Mario mourns the part of his life he has killed to make way for new birth after nursing school. What this means is that I will give up the 30% of my life I used to spend... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    What the others have said. Make exercise a priority. When I was in school (before my knee gave out), I ran faithfully every other day, regardless of what I was doing. It's the best way to beat the stress.

    It's hard, but don't stop exercising all together. You'll get fat, unmotivated and won't be able to handle the stress.

    edit: I worked more that 24 hours a week, and still made straight As. If I can do it, you can too. End of lecture. But only you know what's important.

    Good luck to you in all you do!!!!!!
  2. by   researchrabbit
    I worked 32 hours a week while I was in nursing school, for part of it had a second custody of my two kids (got mostly Bs, though). I lived through it (at this point I am not certain how) and all three of us managed to survive and thrive.

    You can too.

    It IS stressful, but exercise decreases your stress. I hope you can find the time to fit in a little each day, even if it's only parking at the back of the lot and running to class with a full backpack. There were several students in my class who played football or basketball for 20 minutes after class each day.
  3. by   mario_ragucci
    But let me at least mourn, and I invite you to bemoan for me, a reduced fitness level r/t nursing school. I admit to gorking out after 2 days of work and clinicals @ surgical nursing care unit with strong instructor. When I finish in 2004 I will remember you and absolutely cherish every day of just having to work for awhile within bicycle shot of everything. Part of me dies being forced to run on the freeway 2-3 times a day. Last 2 weeks of clinicals shocked me making a transition from thinking like a CNA and thinking like an RN at a hospital with real people. Folks who have families or hubbies/wives and going to nursing school are exceptional beause I am finding it a challenge just getting quiet time in incriments to read each subject right. I am so sorry for crying like a baby in cyber space. Let us all not bemoan this short life we all have :-)
  4. by   jurbyjunk
    Get yourself a pedometer, attach it to your belt, and at the end of the day, check out you're "mileage". You'll be surprised at just how much exercise you did get, just walking. Which is, as far as I know, supposed to be the best exercise going. Hang in there, kid. And running on the freeway, or anything other than dirt, makes you an orthopedic surgeon's future patient. LOL.
  5. by   hoolahan
    Mario, I am no one to give advice on exercise, I am perpetually trying to be commited to start exercisizing.

    But, why not a video or DVD of Yoga? It keeps you fit, I hear, and is known to reduce stress.
  6. by   Tweety
    O.K. Mario, we'll let you mourn your loss. In fact mourn the loss of your life. LOL. I sacrificed all to be a nurse, I had no life other than work/school/work/school. An occasional cup of coffee with friends.

    Good luck!
  7. by   RNFROG3
    Mario - what about jumping rope it is a killer excercise and you could do it any where. I started and 5 min felt like five hours.
  8. by   LPNtoBSNstudent
    Mario, I know exactly what you mean. I have already found it difficult to get to the gym for my workouts! I have a one hour commute to get to class and but only have class 3 times per week this semester. The other days I have been doing daily tasks (kids, reading, housework, etc). I did, however, inquire at my school about the use of their gym. They let students use their gym equipment. So on 2 of my class days, I have a 2 hour lunch break, that I plan on using as workout time....then just find time for a couple other workouts per week. Good luck finding time, hopefully our muscles won't waste away!
  9. by   dawngloves
    I used to study on the treadmill or bike. I had a classmate that would tape lectures and listen to them on her commutes.
    Tape your lectures and get on the tredmill.......
    Other than that....... There are worse things in life you could be giving up.
  11. by   mario_ragucci
    Thank you again for the input. My aerobic workouts have to be an hour. I have never been conditioned to workout alone, so I have to go to the gym, which used to be cool. The gym was between me and work...all bicycle shot. Last year I never drove a car to school...maybe 2-3 times a quarter. Since nursing school, I have taken the bike once. It's so different. Since I have no time to cook, I eat more healthy since fruits and veg can be eaten raw. A benifit, yes!
  12. by   karenG
    mario- if you want to mourn, could we at least do it properly and hold a wake!!