oh to walk in my shoes
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I realized something very important to me after I bought my pedometer and calorie burner watch over the weekend. Can you take a wild guess how far a nurse actually walks on a 12 hour shift? Well, I took a guess prior and I was WAY OFF. I thought maybe on a light day, I might have walked 2 maybe 3 miles. NO people, on a very busy day let try 5-6 miles. Yes, Monday was 5.4 miles @ 990 calories and Tuesday was 6.2 miles with over 1000 calories burned. So this answers some of the questions that I have been asking my self and they are
1. Why oh why i am this busy during the week and not losing any weight even though my calories are still in my Spark People range? Well, I think my metabolism is slowed down because I sometimes go below my Spark People calories, skipping meals due to being TOO busy, not taking enough time to drink water because I am TOO busy- well guess what? NO MORE!!!! I am going to take the time that is needed for me. Last week I did not do this, but even though monday and tuesday were really busy, I took the time that I needed for myself and I felt better. More energy to take care of people, less mood swings, and less shakiness. If I cannot take care of myself, then I can certainly not take care of others.
So this being said, I encourage you to take care of yourself, no more I will wait, or let me just do one more thing, or that can wait until later. Do it now, your body will thank you later.