You are the CEO of your life. And CEOs do not cancel.
Allow me to elaborate...
I’m running on about 3 hours of sleep in the last 37 hours. I managed to get some sleep after my call ended this morning. 😴Since then, I’ve been running errands, going to appointments, and wrangling the kids all afternoon. Hubby is operating until late tonight, so I’m it for homework, dinner, and bedtime routine x 3. 🤦🏻♀️
When the boys fell asleep, I really wanted to crawl into bed. But I didn’t. I got on the Peloton for 30 minutes. 🚲 It wasn’t my best ride. I tired easily. But I got it done, and now I feel so much better.
WHY did I choose to ride??
❌Because CEOs do NOT cancel.❌
I made an appointment with myself to ride #201 today, and as CEO of my life, I will not cancel that appointment.
Choose what is important to you, and don’t cancel. ♥️
What is one thing you will never cancel? Comment below!
➡️ this is a patient we had recently on our service. she arrived with a hx of chronic debilitating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). her chief complaint was one of pain in her left hand along with redness and warmth
💡 as you can see her right hand has interesting clinical features that are consistent with long-standing RA. these can include ulnar deviation or "ulnar drift", swan neck and Boutonniere deformities.
🤔 but how about her left hand? is this a product of a RA flare? or something else?
💯 this patient was on chronic DMARD (disease modifying anti-rheumatoid drugs) therapy as well as chronic steroid therapy - this complicated her medical case because it suppressed her immune system and made her more liable for an infection
🏆 we believe her left hand was more consistent with a diagnosis of cellulitis (infection of the subcutaneous skin) rather than a flare of RA.
😊 we stopped her DMARD therapy and placed her on IV antibiotics. the next morning she had marked decreased in inflammatory findings of her left hand! it's important to distinguish inflammation due to a chronic condition like RA versus an acute condition such as cellulitis - especially when the clinical exam has many similar features.
☝️ what other key pearls are there for rheumatoid arthritis and cellulitis?
Let’s talk post-call strategies!
I finished a 24 hour OB call this morning. We are in-house from 7am-7am placing epidurals, and helping with C-sections. I did not get a wink of sleep. 🤦🏻♀️ And I was exhausted this morning!!
I’ve been doing this since 2004, and it has not gotten any easier! I’ve just learned to cope with it better! 🌟
Here are my 🌟top tips🌟for coping with the “post call wall” while staying productive on your “day off.” 😁
🔸 Do not drive home right away if you feel exhausted. Find another call room and sleep if you have to. Driving while sleep deprived is similar to driving under the influence.
🔸 Sleep at least 2-3 hours in the morning.
🔸 Make any appointments you may have in the afternoon after you have had some sleep.
🔸 If you have kids, do not feel guilty about sending them to daycare or off with the nanny. You will have more energy for them after a few hours of rest.
🔸 Don’t sleep in the late afternoon, as you may not be able to fall asleep in the evening.
🔸 Do low impact forms of exercise like yoga and walking, to burn calories but not overly exhaust yourself.
Comment and share your post-call tips below!
Been pondering on something I read... GOD did not create us to be average, he created us to excel. He doesn’t want us to just get by he wants us to live and succeed! #challengetochange
1 336 hours ago
I wish I had videos or pictures of me working out 2 years ago.
I wish you could see where it all started, struggling to do these 25 minute workouts in my tiny apartment.
I told myself I couldn't jump because it would bother my downstairs neighbor, but in reality it's because it was too hard for me.
When I started I couldn't jump or run for more than 30 seconds without getting out of breath.
Push-ups? Forget about them.
Burpees? Yeah right.
We all start somewhere and I hope wherever you are, you don't compare your day 1 to my day 730.
4 1036 hours ago
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So, jetzt muss ich hier mal wieder etwas Regelmäßigkeit reinkriegen - aber das wird! Für mich haben die Semesterferien nun offiziell begonnen - nach dem Intensivkurs ‚Bildgebung‘ 💀 und meinem Wahlpflichtseminar Neuroethik 🧠 brauchte ich wirklich eine kleine Pause.
Die Tage waren sehr intensiv, ich habe auch wirklich viel mitnehmen können und insbesondere der Bildgebungskurs war für mich ein echtes Highlight.
Im Modul Anatomie am Lebenden durften wir uns künstlerisch austoben und verschiedene Knochenvorsprünge, Lungen- und Pleuragrenzen, die Aorta abdominalis (mitsamt Abgängen) identifizieren und mit Buntstiften auf unsere Haut zeichnen.
Wer erkennt auf dem #Selfie, was bei mir eingezeichnet wurde? 💬
Macht‘s gut 🧡
Bald ist Wochenende! 🤙🏼
WORKOUT PROGRAM COMING 👀💪🏼
Writing my own program is SUCH A BLAST. It’s interesting taking what I’ve learned from others and synthesizing it with my own preferences. As a college athlete, I didn’t really start to blow up until my sophomore year, which is when I feel I truly started to take my training seriously. 💪🏼 It’s difficult undertaking this while also being a predental student, but I’m excited for the ways it’ll help y’all.
The program @jj40clark wrote for us on the football team focused largely on explosion and functional power, which is where the majority of my program will come from. This focus on controlled power is what allowed me to build the physique I have today even as a student pursuing dentistry.
That being said, I CAN’T WAIT to finish the program and make it available to all of you. Even if it only helped one person gain confidence and improve themself, it will be worth it. 💯 This will be everything needed to build a physique you’re proud of, while also being a busy professional, whether that’s in healthcare or not!
Any of y’all follow a program? Or just go with what you feel in the gym? Let me know!👇🏼
You know that moment when you don't think you can do anymore? That moment most of us give up?
If you push past that, that's where the real results happen!
When you think about giving up, PUSH HARDER. .
Both of these pictures are screen shots from my workout this morning - one from the middle and at the end when I looked over and saw I beat last week's progress.
I had a moment and wanted to quit, but I got up and crushed that MF.
No regrets here.
Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can.
Life isn't meant to be lived in one place.
Me: Happy hump day, babes! Here’s the last of 6 sets of HIIT! :P😂 I’ve always loved running long distance because it’s therapeutic and burns fat, but since I’ve started doing more HIIT, I find myself choosing it over running most of the time. It’s just way to efficient and effective. 💪🏼⏱ Each round is 7 mins long. 10-12 reps for each exercise then switch.
Round 1: wide dumbbell rows, dumbbell push-up with rows, dumbbell curls
Round 2: dumbbell shoulder press with reverse lunge, dumbbell flies, lateral raises, steering wheel rotators with a plate/dumbell
Round 3: (abs) v-ups on a bench, leg lifts, alternating toe touches laying on back, alt toe touch in push up position with feet on bench
Round 4: 40s sprint, 20s walk
Round 5: 30s walk-jog-sprint repeat
Round 6: ☝🏼 kettlebell swings, jump squats, jump lunges
K E E P P U S H I N G!
Today was suppose to be just legs and glutes, but something about seeing the pull up bar always makes me want to go for a new challenge. Moral of the story: keep pushing! Challenge yuhself!
Mira, if you MUST know why I train biceps...its so I can lift the most meat-headed no-neck having precious precious pit bulls onto the exam table during their vet visit! ⠀
The doc thought i was trying to help...but really I'm just trying to get first dibs on snuggle time! #dontjudge
✨people rarely succeed if they aren’t having FUN!✨
Never imagined I would meet some of my closest friends from creating an online business. Work hard, play harder!! Love these ladies, and how much they push me to be a better wife, momma, and lady!
12 1492:40 AM Feb 10, 2019
You make everything look so easy... Have you ever been unhealthy? .
A question I got the other day. And I really had to reflect on that question. The most unhealthy time in my life? PA school. .
I was on 2 blood pressure medications and an anxiety medication. I was stressed to the max. I didn’t sleep. I drank energy drinks and coffee all of the time. I ate so much sugar daily. I certainly didn’t spend time cooking. All my time was consumed by studying. .
Exercise was sporadic. I couldn’t make it to classes at the gym, and I had no idea what to do on my own. If I didn’t have an hour to dedicate to a workout, I just didn’t do anything at all.
Ironically, the time in my life I was learning how to help others be healthier, was full of so many unhealthy habits.
But these habits didn’t change overnight when school was over. Little by little, I began to make changes. And little by little I began to feel better. I began to have more energy. .
You don’t have to change every bad habit overnight. You don’t have to give up all the things you enjoy. You don’t have to be perfect. But you do have to try! You have to believe you are capable of making changes.
Ready to start your own journey? My February challenge group has spots open, and I’m here to help you each step of your journey!
16 19612:50 AM Feb 6, 2019
$52,500... that is the amount of interest I would be paying on my student loans over the next 25 years if I continued to make the minimum payment of $1800 a month.
Education is a blessing and crucial for our future, but it is also a huge expense to take on when you are 21 years old. When I graduated from PA school the realization of this debt set in. After Warren was born, the impact of that debt hit me even harder. It was the biggest obstacle standing in the way of more freedom and time with my baby.
That debt was such a heavy burden on my heart. I spent a lot of time worrying and complaining about it, but that wasn’t making it go away any quicker. .
So tonight Cody is out of town, and Warren is fast asleep and I choose to work on this business. It does take time, and hard work, but it’s on my terms. .
The income from this business has lifted such a heavy burden off my shoulders. It has decreased the interest I’ll pay from $52,500 and 25 years of payments to $4600 and only 3.5 more years of payments. .
That is life changing. I literally get to help people live a healthy life, and mentor women on creating their own business centered around helping others.
I have 10 spots open for my February mentor ship program, and I will teach you everything that as helped me be successful in this business. Interested in learning more, let’s chat!
Everyone knows training as a doctor is grueling. What people can’t even begin to fathom is the sheer volume of noxious 🐂💩we have to deal with and clean up on a daily basis, and the extent to which we get 💩on by pretty much everyone. And sometimes the 💩⛈ hits like a monsoon, and you’re just glad you got out of the hospital before it’s time to go to bed 😪. By the end of this year, I’m going to be an expert at managing social disasters and logistical nightmares 🧙🏻♂️....that’s why we become jaded and cynical 😑. Luckily, all will be fixed after residency is finished...hopefully 😬
Thanks so much to @medelita_gram for these amazingly awesome inscribed scrubs! I get to experience being fancy early on in my career and am the envy of all my co-interns 😋