I can’t believe it’s been over a week since my last post – sorry for the lack of blogging lately. I guess you could just say I’ve been super busy and Missing In Action
This last week I have been knee deep with internship rota
tions and assignments, all while packing and organizing things for the big move to Phoenix happening later this week.
Highlights of internship rotations last week included observing an adjustable gastric band procedure in the operating room and then spending the day with the pre-op class and support group.
Don’t worry, I’ll spare you graphic pics of what the surgery looked like, although Kevin (jokingly) suggested I live stream the procedure through facetime for everyone to see.
Due to my dietetics assignments, I have found myself spending some good ol’ quality time with my nutrition textbooks
The large textbook on the right was the main nutrition book used in my senior classes during undergrad. My friends and I nicknamed it the ‘frenemy’. We loved how helpful it was but hated the hours and hours we spent reading it – it was both our friend and what felt like the enemy at the same time Last week my relationship with frenemy grew stronger again while completing a complex renal case study.
In between all the craziness, I still managed to fit in a few quick workouts. I tried the new Bob Harper Beginner’s Weight Loss Transformation DVD I was luckily enough to score while at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in September.
Although this was the beginner’s version, it still provided a pretty good full body workout. Before trying out the DVD for the first time I completed a 3 mile run around the neighborhood and then came home and popped the disk
in not realizing the workout required hand weights. Not having any available, I had to improvise. My roommate suggested canned goods…
And it just so happened to be that the only same-size cans I could find was pumpkin. So that’s what I had to use!!
Of course I wont be getting Jillian Michaels style arms using canned pumpkin, but it was better than not doing the workout at all.
I liked the variety of movements throughout the whole workout and didn’t get bored at all in the 45 mins it took to complete. I feel its a good back-up option if I cant make it to the gym or just want to mix up my workouts. Another neat feature is the 10 mins ab workout that is separate from the 45 min session – great if you’re only wanting a lil’ core workout after some cardio.
Personally, the most challenging part of the workout was staying away from the bowl of candy corn my roommate put out while I was out on my run.
Proper dumbbells would definitely make it more challenging, perhaps that will be on the Christmas list this year