Monday, September 17, 2012

Striving to Be A Better Person I was Yesterday

Just a couple of months ago, I was full of uncertainty. Will I pass the national nursing exam that I spent four long years to study for and take? Will I find a job within the next 3 months of graduation or have to wait a year like many recent graduates? And is this the right career choice for me?

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!


  1. Insanity is intense but you can do it :)
    And I love your new car!! Goodluck with everything! It's always good to aim to be better.

    1. Thank you love! And thank you again for reading : )

  2. Wow nice car. Must be nice when I drive a minivan lol. Keep up the good work.



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