Yay for the weekend!
I had a good week, but it felt a bit on the intense side. Mostly due to work- I’ve continued training our new employee. She’s amazing and it’s going really well, but it’s still just SO much constant interaction. Fortunately, I think the “worst” is behind us. She is already becoming more independent, which allows me a little breathing room to just do my own work or at least not be joined to her at the hip!
Her role is not the same as my role- I’m a transplant nurse (RN Kidney Transplant Data Analyst, specifically, now), and she has a more administrative/non-nurse/regulatory Data Coordinator role. But our old data coordinator left already, so….. I was the lucky chosen one to orient her. I warned her that in some cases it might be a bit of the blind leading the blind, because I’m not exactly super experienced myself with some of the more nuanced stuff she will need to do! But we’re figuring it out. And I’m actually learning a lot in the process too. Definitely deepening my understanding of some areas that I’m not normally involved with.
I had a meeting with my boss yesterday and not to toot my own horn, but she basically raved about my work lately, my leadership in the department and just piled on the praise. It felt nice to be appreciated! Also, (humble brag continuing), my trainee said yesterday that this has been the smoothest orientation and that I was the best trainer she’s ever had in a job! So, I was pretty happy to hear all of that.
I’m also happy to report that I’m crushing it in the gym!!! Week 2 of “back to the gym” is almost complete, and I’ve been hitting 5/5 of my strength workouts. Having a specific, dedicated time pre-selected for my workouts seems to be helping a lot. It’s already becoming a nice habit- drop boys at bus, drive straight to gym.
Borrowing this from Sarah who posted her own weekly workout recap (not boring to me at all, Sarah!)…. Here is my week of workouts so far:
- S- Legs and Abs #1
- M- Rest day (parents were in town Sunday –> Monday, so my day was jam packed after they left. No time for a workout. I just rearranged my days, though, so it’s all good.)
- T- Chest/ Shoulders/Triceps + 30 minutes of a 645 Beachbody cardio workout
- W- Back and Biceps
- Th- Legs and Abs #2
- F- 20 minutes elliptical (moderate cardio)
- S- (upcoming, today)- Full Body strength + 20 minutes cardio
I also started aiming for 10,000 steps again (i.e. making sure my Fitbit is actually charged and on my wrist, too….). With this work training stuff, I feel like I have been sitting SO MUCH. I didn’t start tracking this until Wednesday, but so far, Wednesday- Friday I did hit my 10,000 steps.
I was hoping that I could fit in a short stretching/ yoga/ recovery type video maybe once a week, too (thinking on my rest day), but I didn’t do that this week. Maybe next week!
Here’s a couple pictures of my (beautiful!) walk last night while Asher was at swim practice:
I am grateful that Ethan is still liking his job! Got his first paycheck yesterday- $225!! woo-hoo!! Dinner’s on him tonight. 😉 haha. just kidding….