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Fitness Minutes: (5,042) Posts: 184 12/3/12 10:46 P
I dont start my program until january (coming fast!), right now i am taking my last pre req class (microbiology) so i fit in a workout as soon as i get out of class before even heading home. I always keep a spare bag of clothes and a water bottle with me. I am a little worried for when i finally start because my school doesnt have a gym and i am nervous i wont have as much time to devote to the gym. Its hard to decide whats more important, the nursing program i have worked all of highschool toward and struggled through many tough pre reqs to finally be accepted and ultimately have my dream career or focusing more on my health as it will be important and effect me for the rest of my life. I am going to try and find a balance. If nothing else i will try and be perfect with my diet and do as my fellow nursing students have and bring the textbooks to read on the tredmill. Lol
current weight: 221.0
Posts: 160 12/26/11 11:25 A
Thanks for all your tips. I start in January. I have 2 semesters of pre reqs then then the big test to get into the IU school of Nursing. I am working on getting an RN. I orginally went to school for Business. I am so grateful that I had so many credits transfer! I can't wait. I am actually putting together a schedule for my workouts , work , and school. I am going to be be so busy!
current weight: 133.4
Posts: 166 2/13/11 10:10 P
It seems like most of the nursing students on this team are 2 or 4 year students. I'm in a vocational 12 month program to become an LPN. I think we're working at an insane pace. We have daily tests. This means I have to study every single night. I also work a part-time job, for 8 hours every week. I get off school at 2:30, work until 4 or 4:30 and then go walk at least once around the track at our park. It only takes me 20 - 40 minutes and it makes me feel better that I fit in a little cardio. It also wakes me up, clears my mind, and gives me energy for a few hours of studying.
current weight: 218.6
Fitness Minutes: (130) Posts: 2 1/15/11 11:02 P
It is so difficult to fit in work outs with my class schedule as a second semester junior. We only get hour breaks randomly throughout the day, which isn't really enough time to get a goo workout in by the time you get to the gym. I have gone 5 times since the semester started last week, and I'm really hoping I can keep it up! I may need to look into getting a fitness video though with this hectic schedule
current weight: 223.4
Fitness Minutes: (946) Posts: 18 1/3/11 3:41 P
I thought it would be really tough to stay on top of exercising while in my last year of nursing school but I've been surprised by the results! I am in a better mood, so much more productive, and feel better all around when I make the trek to the gym. Fortunatly my workout partner is also my clinical partner so we can talk through tests, assignments, or just general school stuff if we want. It is nice to have a break from all of that every now and then though, can't wait to get back to school and start up again!
current weight: 185.0
Posts: 2 10/23/10 5:04 P
I go to the gym and study while i'm on the elliptical. helps relieve stress and i get my workout and studying done at the same time! It has definitely given me an excuse to go to the gym. and since i'm studying, I feel like I need to study longer, so in turn, i stay on the elliptical longer. I went from struggling to get through 15 mins to being comfortable with an hour!!
Posts: 741 10/23/10 3:02 P
Our campus gym only has one treadmill (it's a community college) and I can't afford a gym since I'm not working and DH just started his own business. I'm stuck on what to do. I need to drop around 110 lbs befor graduation(May 2012).
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Pounds lost: 43.0
Posts: 36 9/6/10 12:50 A
I am just going to plan gym classes and workouts like I would my class or homework...It must be done! Luckily my roommate and I are in the same nursing class and go to the same gym.
current weight: 177.6
Fitness Minutes: (17,432) Posts: 855 1/25/10 10:24 A
I haven't used the gym at school because a Gold's opened up just down the street and I only have to be on campus one day/wk. It definitely would have come in handy last semester though!
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Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 18 1/25/10 6:19 A
My school doesn't have a gym unfortunately. My apartment complex has a treadmill, but I can't get to it on school and work days because it's only open during business hours. Looking forward to when it's warm and I can run outside again!
current weight: 162.4
Posts: 12 1/17/10 9:42 A
I just got done with the first week of classes and I tried to go to the gym everyday... a couple times between classes and afterwards. I'd have to say the hard part about going to the gym is the fact that my fitness center is so small that I have to schedule 2 hours out of my day just for 30 mins on the treadmill and to do abs and arms... 2 hours is a lot of time for a nursing student. Sometimes i feel that I could be doing something else and accomplishing something but I stick around and still workout... I can't wait for nice weather so I can just run on the trails!!!
current weight: 158.0
Posts: 1 1/13/10 8:30 P
I am also beginning my last year in nursing school, and I fully plan on using the new gym that my school just renovated. It's better that signing a contract for a private gym and never going, this way i can go as i please and not have a monthly fee.
current weight: 213.0
Posts: 27 1/10/10 6:18 P
Pounds lost: 4.8
Posts: 17 1/5/10 10:41 A
current weight: 211.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,063) Posts: 78 1/5/10 8:58 A
When school starts back next week I plan on taking advantage of our schools gym. I have no excuse to not use it (I'm paying for it.) Why I didn't use it last year, I couldn't tell you but this is my last year of Nursing School and I refuse to be un healthy. Just remember one of our aims of nursing is to promote health! We can do this nurses (we have the tools and the support.) Make it happen, now!
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Total SparkPoints: 3,598
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Posts: 17 1/3/10 12:56 P
I don't have a gym at my school, but I have one around the block from where I live. My plan is to hit my gym in the mornings, but around 9am on the days when I can sleep in. I plan to do short (at least 20 to 30 minute exercise periods). I too, am worried about being busy and forgetting my priority to my health. However, I also have a treadmill at home;therefore, I plan to spend at least 5 to 10 minutes walking slowly, at an incline, on the treadmill, before I even think about snacking. I have gotten rid of my bad snack food.
current weight: 211.0
Fitness Minutes: (27,095) Posts: 439 9/6/09 9:25 A
I've never been to my school's fitness center since I have a membership at a gym closer to home. I hope to try the school's gym this semester since I will be busier than usual with a heavy course load, a 24 hour per week preceptorship, and beginning to study for the boards which I'll be taking in Jan/Feb. I've lost 20 lbs with the help of spark and I'm so scared about gaining it back this semester because of how busy I'll be!
current weight: 132.8
Fitness Minutes: (32,945) Posts: 1,273 9/4/09 2:49 P
Today I packed a workout bag and went to my school's gym. I travel a great distance to get to my school and once I get home I have mommy duties, so I decided to schedule sometime for workouts at school. I have been attending classes at this campus for several semesters, but never step foot inside the gym. I was surprised to find that it had everything LaFitness and Gold's has.
I challenge you, my fellow nursing students to visit your school's gym or workout area and get your workout on.
current weight: 154.0
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