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Pitfalls of a crazy schedule

Monday, July 04, 2011

It's been forever since I've been on here and well since I've actively tried to get healthy. Part of my problem is an insane schedule. I started nursing school in March and my world has gone from busy to insane since then. I don't feel like I have time for anything let alone trying to be healthy. I only have classes 2 days a week, but then have to be at school for an open lab another day during the week. When you just look at that it doesn't seem like very much, but then there's tons of outside reading, and studying and of course papers. I managed to make it though the first term with straight As but this second term is killing me. We have our first exam tomorrow and well there is so much to cover...around 250-300 pages of material.. Then on top of school and studying there is of course work.

Anyway....all of that leads up to eating on the run, and stress eating. I was feeling better and more healthy before classes started, but now I'm back to feeling sluggish, and exhausted. I find myself snacking on anything around, even when I'm not hungry.

I have no idea how to balance this all. I want to get back in to gear and start working out again, but I've discovered it's hard for me without a buddy. I almost need someone to go with me and make me take time for myself, because that's what working out is. Its time for me to do something for myself. Without help taking time for myself I don't seem to do it.

I've regressed in my efforts to get healthy and seem to be even more unhealthy then when I started. I'm exhausted and frustrated. I can't seem to figure out how to balance my life between working on my education or my health.
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    Try to build whatever fitness you can into your busy schedule. Take a study break and walk. Try to pick up healthier fast food options such as salad bar or soup to go. Use the gym at the university or school that you are attending. Walk between classes. I know it is tough, but small fitness steps can really help you stay more alert and productive in class. Best wishes to you, and hang in there! emoticon
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