Before work began I had gone to the gym at least 5-6 days a week for over a year. My body was progressing in strength and weight. 💪🏼 ⇥ Now, I’m two and a half weeks into my new position working full time in the Vasc Surg OR and I’ve worked out only a handful of times. ⇥ I’ll be the first to admit that life gets busy & it can be difficult to stay in a routine that existed prior to feeling mentally / physically / emotionally drained at the end of every day. ⇥ We’re only human and this post is honestly probably more for me to read again than it is for anyone else reading this, but: ITS OKAY to give yourself grace- and stepping forward into a new season where learning to reprioritize life in areas you weren’t focused on before is okay too. . ⇥ ⇥ Side note: *another** #giveaway coming later this week (*cough* PA students/PA-Cs this ones for you 🤓💛) @withashleykay withashleykay Ashley Kay, PA

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  • Before work began I had gone to the gym at least 5-6 days a week for over a year. My body was progressing in strength and weight. 💪🏼 ⇥ Now, I’m two and a half weeks into my new position working full time in the Vasc Surg OR and I’ve worked out only a handful of times. ⇥ I’ll be the first to admit that life gets busy & it can be difficult to stay in a routine that existed prior to feeling mentally / physically / emotionally drained at the end of every day. ⇥ We’re only human and this post is honestly probably more for me to read again than it is for anyone else reading this, but: ITS OKAY to give yourself grace- and stepping forward into a new season where learning to reprioritize life in areas you weren’t focused on before is okay too. . ⇥ ⇥ Side note: *another** #giveaway coming later this week (*cough* PA students/PA-Cs this ones for you 🤓💛)

    Before work began I had gone to the gym at least 5-6 days a week for over a year. My body was progressing in strength and weight. 💪🏼
    ⇥ Now, I’m two and a half weeks into my new position working full time in the Vasc Surg OR and I’ve worked out only a handful of times.
    ⇥ I’ll be the first to admit that life gets busy & it can be difficult to stay in a routine that existed prior to feeling mentally / physically / emotionally drained at the end of every day.
    ⇥ We’re only human and this post is honestly probably more for me to read again than it is for anyone else reading this, but: ITS OKAY to give yourself grace- and stepping forward into a new season where learning to reprioritize life in areas you weren’t focused on before is okay too.
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    ⇥ ⇥ Side note: *another** #giveaway coming later this week (*cough* PA students/PA-Cs this ones for you 🤓💛)

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emsrenee - 6 days ago

You’ll fall into a routine of working out again, it just takes time! Your body has to adjust to the physical demands of the job and your mind the mental aspects which can be the most draining part of it all! 💋

dogtorkristi - Kristi | Vet Medicine ⚕ 6 days ago

I feel this so hard 🙌🏽 holds true for more time consuming/demanding rotations. Now on a rotation where I can make time for more than just work 💪🏽😬

mmbuchholz - Morgan 6 days ago

Had this when I started my first PA job last year...took about 6 months to get into a groove and then I signed up for a marathon and have had a lot of 5am wake up calls in order to fit in a workout before a 12 hour shift in the ER😂😂

doc.kevin - Doc Kevin, MD 6 days ago

Yes i totally agree! i was consistent with working out daily until intern year hit, it is so so hard to keep up the gym hours when your work schedule is so demanding 😞 but then you just workout double on your days off! 😊💪🏽

aasmith413 - Allie 6 days ago

It is hard! I need to do morning workouts since I get home so late and I’ve been struggling with the extra early morning walk ups-hard to choose to not snooze another hour before getting ready for work!

patothecore - 6 days ago

Yesss 🙌🏼 I’m also at a point where I haven’t been in a position to prioritize my fitness and for once in my life I’ve been able to make peace with that. I know once my life calms down I’ll be able to get back into it. It’s only temporary ☺️