Hi everyone! What’s been going in your life? Pull up a chair and come catch up on life with me for the Ultimate Coffee Date!
Ultimate Coffee Date: March 2017
If we were having coffee/tea today, I’d tell you that…I was in pretty terrible spirits about a week ago, aka the “Winter Intern Blues,” as my program director calls it. (She says it usually sets in during January, so the fact that I managed to hold out this long is a plus, I suppose?)
This was mostly due to my crappy schedule (working 80 hour weeks and 12 days in a row with no break really isn’t that fun) and the lack of sunlight and joy in my life. I am 9 weeks down and have another 5 consecutive weeks of inpatient medicine to go, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! (Mid-April-ish, to be exact.)
If we were having coffee/tea today, I’d tell you that…part of what snapped me outta my funk was actually going to the gym again! I was really frustrated last week so I was too annoyed to even go, but after talking myself into going again, I’m definitely feeling better!
Since I had last weekend off, I managed to cook food for the week and started packing lunches in what I like to call my “intense lunchbox” again (many thanks again to Isolator Fitness! <3!). It’s been great for warding off crankiness and preventing me from raiding the “nourishment” station for juice, graham crackers and applesauce. I think I’ve lost something like 5 lbs on the “inpatient diet” (aka no time to eat) and am kinda sad because boooo on deconditioning/losing muscle.
Please don’t mind my mismatched shoes! Their friends are hanging out in the call room and I’m too lazy to haul them back home to exchange em’ so they’ll match. They’re similar enough that people usually don’t notice though? 😛
If we were having coffee/tea today, I’d tell you that…there has still been some joy in my life, so fear not! I am a-okay! I got to go to NYC a couple weeks ago with Trish (twas the first time I’d been there since July, which is slightly depressing given that it’s really only about an hour away, if even). We had lots of delicious food adventures!
- How do you cheer yourself up when you’re in a funk?
- What are things that you do for self-care?