TGIFFFFFF! It’s been another busy week over here as I’m sure it has been for all of you as well. At my dietetic hospital internship this week, I’ve been working with the dietitian who writes the orders for IV feedings. It’s been interesting — lots of math! I also spent Wednesday at an inpatient long term care facility just to mix things up (and get in some required hours). It was cool — similar to a regular hospital, but nicer in that the RD’s were able to spend more time getting to know the patients since they are there for longer and there are a lot less people total in the facility. The facility I went to is a rehabilitation facility as well, so there was all sorts of cool PT/OT stuff going on all day — lots of great exercise equipment as well as a whole fake little rehab “town” to help people get used to functioning in everyday life again — it had a car for patients to practice getting in and out of, a kitchen where they practice cooking, a grocery store, a post office, etc! Really neat — I was impressed.
Yesterday morning, I went with one of the RD’s at my hospital over to the cardiac outpatient rehab program facility — they go twice per month for a couple hours to provide counseling services to patients who sign up for it. It was really cool — much more along the lines of what I’m interested in doing in the future — I love that in the outpatient setting you can really spend more time working with the patient and providing them information and tips that are more specialized to what they are going through. I saw a couple patients on my own who needed to work on weight loss and diabetes management and I really enjoyed it — I hope they found it helpful, too!
Anyway! Exercise wise, the highlight of my week was Wednesday night’s workout at CrossFit Dupont!
The WOD (workout of the day) was a fun one — and one I could actually do because it didn’t involve shoulder mobility — yay! Here’s what we did:
- At the top of every minute, complete 2 deadlifts
- Spend the rest of the minute jumping rope (or doing Double Unders, if you can — I can’t!)
My partner Kat (Hi Kat!) and I were lifting 75 lbs. for the deadlifts. I feel like my form and strength on these is improving — yay!
We did 15 rounds and were sweating buckets by the end of it. Whew!
Next up was 50 “evil wheels” — these are basically an ab strength move. They were harder than they looked!
You slowly slide the bar out in front of you, then slowly slide it back, using your abs, not your arms. Whew!
Great workout. Matt was at a work happy hour and not able to come — he was bummed to miss out on a fun WOD!
Off to work I go — so happy it’s Friday! Have a great one, friends.