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Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Work

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I haven't blogged on here in a really long long. I figure I would write a short cap on my life before heading back to work for my last night shift till... well, Wednesday. You would think that when I say I only work 3 days a week that I would have tons of time to live life. However, I feel the completely opposite. I end up sleeping my life away on my days off. I think I am going to try and work three days in a row that way I can have at least a day to recover and then enjoy a few days off before heading back to the hospital. Right now my days are all split up so by the time I recover, I'm heading back.

* Here is a pic of my husband visiting me one night *

Working out has been my main struggle these days. . . hints me sleeping my life away. I don't know if I'm just really tired or if these night shifts have put me into a depressed mode. It's just so hard to get out of bed, let alone to the gym and exert more energy than what I feel like I really have.

This past week I was able to make it into the gym 3 times. This is a lot for me since starting the night shifts. However, I had no problem working out 6-7 days a week when working days. So while I praise myself for working out 3 days last week, I come to you asking for help. Asking for advice on how I can get more discipline in my life when all energy is drained and I just feel like I don't have the strength to do just about anything but get myself to the cough for some TV before I realize that I've fallen asleep yet again. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

On the up hand, one of the only things that I have enjoyed doing these days is baking. NOT A GOOD COMBINATION. Sleeping and eating is what I do these days. One of my favorite recipes lately has been Pumpkin Bread. These is a recipe on that I have fallen in love with however it calls for 3 cups of sugar and multiple sticks of butter.

After several attempts at making this recipe low fat, I have found the perfect recipe. A Pumpkin Spice Muffin with only 100 calories. I guess if I am going to be sleeping all the time, at least I can enjoy my favorite sweets without the calories.

You can find the recipe at
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    Yum! Those muffins look amazing!
    1810 days ago
    Loooove pumpkin muffins. Lower calorie is a definite winner. I too have done the all recipes version. Thank you for sharing.
    1834 days ago
    That recipe looks delicious! This might sound rather un-sparkish (if that is a word) but why do you need to work out more often when you know you are short on sleep? Unless you are always on nights, I wouldn't worry too much about it. The pumpkin muffins look delicious:)
    1834 days ago
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