Today I actually had a day off: and when I say OFF, I mean from every obligation…homework, my internship, and my job as a produce associate. I decided to wake up at 6:30 and start my day off right by a great leg day followed by my favorite breakfast ever…oats and 1/2 scoop protein powder w/ a chocolate protein shake! weighted walking lunged, knee raises, leg presses and all that jazz. It was even better being the only one in the gym at that time. I managed to be productive and clean the entire house, do laundry, get some gas so I can travel on my hour long commute every day this week (still unhappy about the long commute….) and even have time to relax before lunch time! Made a delicious wrap w/ a whole grain light wrap featuring 97% lean ground turkey, refried beans, and broccoli! mmmm just started this combo and it’s seriously sooo filling. Definitely try it out! Shawn came back from work and we left to pick some pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. It was such a beautiful day…a little too warm for my leggings and sweater actually.
I decided to get ahead on some of my homework and start my worksheets regarding tube feeding/parenteral nutrition. My clinical phase as an intern has been super exciting. I’ve learned more these past six weeks than I had in all four years as an undergrad. For everyone out there who feels as though they are incompetent in the clinical field as a dietetic major…trust me, you will learn it ALL in clinical. Just four more weeks and I move onto my management phase! Can’t wait for the change of pace there.
Not only has this internship broadened my knowledge of nutrition, but it has also broadened my interests in nutrition as well. Although I still am interested in eating disorders and sports nutrition, I think being a counselor for any nutritional needs in general is also rewarding. Research in third world countries is another thought that’s been playing around in my mind for a while as well. Who knows where this program will take me.
Dinner ended up being eggs, refried beans, and more broccoli. I’ve been on a huge broccoli kick lately. I’m hoping to experiment with some seasonings and spice combinations to spice up my dishes. I’ve really been getting into meal prepping lately. I’ll have to write out my prep for the week and show you how I plan out my meals!