Happy Tuesday and Hallelujah it’s my day off! Cardiology is still beating me into the ground but I think I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Perhaps if I had had this rotation earlier in the year it would have been easier to get through, but right now, in my last few weeks of medicine, I just can’t get my head around bifascicular blocks, tachyarrhythmias, and occlusions in the OM/diagnonal/some other artery in the heart I don’t know.
This is the cardiology team room I’ve been living in:
I keep thinking I should read some of those papers on the walls, and then I don’t. Sighhhh…. I am just not myself right now.
Luckily I have a team full of goofy boys to get me through the day. It’s actually the same team as my Neurology rotation, and they all are taking it easy on me.
Most mornings start at 6 am with breakfast at the computer. I’m still obsessed with the sweet potato cookies from Tone It Up. Seriously so good! They have peanut butter, sweet potato, flax, protein powder, dried cranberries, and pecans.
When I got off work yesterday it was still pretty early in the day (we have shorter days the day before our days off) so I stopped at the grocery on the way home. I stocked up on chicken, salmon, eggs, greek yogurt, and tons of fruits and veggies.
Whenever I grocery shop, I almost always get myself a little chocolate. This time I picked a cappuccino chocolate and wow was it good!!! If you see it somewhere, try it for sure!
Do you get yourself little treats when you grocery shop?
Then I came home and it was time to workout! With my schedule, I am still struggling big time to get in workouts every day. I wrote the week up on my white board hoping that it would convince me to workout each day so I wouldn’t have to leave that day blank. (Don’t mind Kyle’s notes on the side)
It only kind of worked…. What have been working, are 10 min HIIT workouts. I can almost always convince myself to do a 10 minute workout when I get home from work, so I started trying TABATA ones.
TABATA is a high intensity workout with 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest. You can download interval timer apps on your phone and set it up like this:
I do 20 sec on, 10 seconds off x 10 rounds which is 5 minutes. Then I get a minute rest. Then I do another 10 rounds for a total of a 10 minute workout (11 minutes including the rest).
You can pick 2 exercises or more to do for the 10 minutes. I like to pick 4 difference exercises and do 2 of them in the first 5 minutes and 2 of them in the second 5 minutes. Yesterday I did burpees, jump squats, mountain climbers, and jump lunges.
The 10 minutes is really tough, but it’s so short that you can get through it pretty easily! I’m going to try to incorporate these 10 minutes into my day as often as I can 🙂
Do you like TABATA workouts?