Zombie Nurse looking for a Cure!
Friday, January 20, 2012
I'm a nurse on the graveyard shift. I work 930pm to 830am...Yes, I really act like a zombie 95% of my week. I also go to school (college) 2 days a week, all day 8am to 4pm. I am a mother of a tween (almost a teen) with a busy schedule. OHHHH and a wife, chef, housekeeper, chauffeur, and jack of all trades!!! My hubby does help out alot, especially letting me get my much needed sleep. I have only been on the night shift for 8 months, but it feels like eternity. I get 6-8 hrs of sleep a day when I do work and 8-10 on days I don't work. Prior to this shift I would wake up at 5am...go to the gym for an hour...go to work at 7am...get home at 730pm (3 days a week)...On my days off i would maintain the same type of schedule and add a little extra activity in there and fitness classes. I was in the best shape of my life physically, emotionally, psychologically. Then BAMMMM...lay off! Now...I am a wreck and I feel like I need to regain my control back. I eat very well...the right portions and natural foods (not a junk eater nor do I eat out). Diet has never been the issue, but I have no motivation to maintain the physical aspect of life...which upsets me because I can feel it ALL OVER. I have gained 8 lbs in 8 months (seems so little, but it's a huge difference to me). Is there anyone out that that can CURE MY ZOMBIE??? I am not usually stumped, but this shift has got me! (working on getting different hours for 8 months, you take what you can get!!!). I am open to ANY advice or words of wisdom. Thanks in advance for the support.