Post-cardio face - canceling out all the chocolate I’m about to eat over the next few days. My personal trainer’s idea of an Easter egg hunt was to run around and find the tennis balls hidden in the park and do 15 burpees for each ball. Worst Easter ever.
I walked the Tan with mum this morning during Run for the Kids. I saw Craig Mottram (going for a bit of a jog after his 15km run lol) and I also saw a guy with bib #1 (every fun runner’s dream?!). 35 minute power walk ticked off for this sunny Sunday.
I’ve unintentionally lost 2.5kg in the last six weeks. I put it down to a bit of stress and being on my feet constantly all day at the hospital - I only sit for about an hour between 8am and 4pm. Feeling less fit and more blah… biceps still going strong though!
I got up at stupid o’clock and massaged triathletes for six hours. Never been so hungry in my life!
Healthy Mexican salad
500g turkey mince, cooked with 1/3 cup salsa and garlic
1 can of kidney beans, rinsed
1 capsicum, diced
1/2 cos lettuce, shredded
1 ear of fresh corn
1/2 cup grated cheese
Handful of coriander leaves
Mix everything together and serve with guac! Serves 4.
There’s nothing like 12 hours of sleep and a boxing class to make you feel alive!
I got my marks for this placement block today and did really well. My supervisor strongly encouraged me to apply for a job at the hospital when I graduate and said she’s happy to be a reference for job applications too! I couldn’t stop smiling on the way home!
I’m pretty sure my homemade muesli is just an excuse to buy incredibly nice expensive yoghurt from the local market.
Hey there, it's really interesting to read your thoughts about placement - as a hospital doctor I see the physios doing their job and always think how incredibly boring it looks, but now I understand it must be really satisfying when you get results.
Thanks for your sentiments! It is very satisfying to see a patient come into a rehab hospital unable to do anything independently, and work with them every day and finally achieve great results.
Talking about physio placement
I’m feeling really good about this placement (finally) after 4 weeks. My patients are progressing really well - for example, one elderly lady fell and broke her hip which she had to have surgery for. When she came to rehab she couldn’t even get out of a chair by herself and it was a major struggle to walk 5 metres. Today she walked 265 metres in 6 minutes (with no pain) and I’m so excited for her and happy that I was the one that helped her to do it. Another patient had a knee replacement three weeks ago and now she’s walking without any aid and she even did a full flight of stairs without rails. I am not a failure!
"Be a little selfish and do something for yourself every day, something different once a month and something spectacular every year."
Saturday lunch: free range roast chicken sandwiches with homegrown lettuce and tomato, and pesto made from homegrown basil.