This is where I will be sleeping for the next 4 weeks….
Just kidding! (I hope). This is the makeshift bed the resident has in the corner of our team room. Isn’t that scary and terrible and something that makes you never want to go into medicine? I am praying I will find my way home each night and not have to cuddle up in the corner of the hospital somewhere… we shall see.
Today was my first day on inpatient and luckily it wasn’t too brutal, but I have a feeling it’s going to be rough. My days will be 6am-6pm and every 4 days I will be 6am-9pm because I’m on call. I have NO IDEA how I’m going to fit in working out. Today I got home, did my history and physical write up on the new patient I helped admit today, and now I need to read about what she has so that in the morning, I can help treat this poor woman! I got in a quick 20 minute abs workout this morning from Tori and Blogilates but that is it. Luckily, I was super on track with eating healthy today, so I guess I don’t feel too terrible about not getting in a good workout.
For b-fast I had some oats, protein powder, and a peach all blended up in my favorite mug.. eaten in the car as usual.
Morning snack was cantaloupe and a protein muffin (see recipe below).
Lunch was my southwestern crockpot Mahi-Mahi (recipe coming soon).
Dinner was Caribbean Shrimp with Black Beans and Pineapple.
Late afternoon snack was Greek yogurt and PB2.
On Sunday, I knew it would be wise to make some kind of bar or muffin I could stick in my pocket and then easily shove in my mouth while hiding in the corner of the hospital. They turned out really yummy!!! Maybe I will share them with my intern (who ate pizza, french fries, and nacho-cheese dip for lunch… more on that later).
I would like to introduce… The Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Muffin! Your best friend when you need a healthy, on the go, snack. Stylish and satisfying.
1 1/4 cup oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 heaping TBS cocoa powder
2 heaping TBS stevia
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
3/4 cup almond milk
6 egg whites
Directions: Throw caution to the wind and mix everything together all at once. Then taste the batter and if you want to add more cocoa powder or stevia, you should. A good tasting batter will always make a good tasting muffin. Pour into muffin tins and bake 15 min at 350.