With much success, I passed the NCLEX in June and I was hired to work in a hospital near my home in July with orientation starting in August. I have been working as a RN since August and I love it. I love my patients and it brings me joy when their condition is improving. However, I dislike the time spent on documentation which takes away time from being with my patients.
I have been working 40 hours a week and I constantly find myself extremely exhausted! Not to mention, my feet and back are always in pain. I do not eat as well as I should since many times I don't have time for a break and I'm too tired to prepare a meal for the next day after getting out of work. I want to have enough energy to last the whole day like I used to. So, I have come up with a plan!
Eat at least 3x day - only healthy choices:
Oatmeal with blueberries and raspberries with OJ or cereal with almond milk or yogurt
Sandwich or salad with yogurt, water, and fruit (apple/banana)
Whole grain pasta or plantains with chicken or whatever my mother cooks (she has to eat healthy also)
Im also working on making smoothies - whey protein powder, blueberries, and almond milk and some other mixtures when I head back to the grocery store.
In addition to my diet change, I will be doing Insanity!! So excited! I ordered the DVDs today and can't wait to start! I will be sore and tired at first but I know it will be worth it at the end.
As far as my social life, I haven't had a great night out since I attended Caribana in Toronto...which was great! For day activities - I've been to water parks and went miniature golfing but that was all!
I did buy a new car though!