The lack of posts recently is directly tied to the fact that a). I have completely upped and moved cities (hello small town Georgia…only for a year!) b). I started grad school/my dietetic internship where we are pushing a semester’s worth of class into just 6 WEEKS (4-5 projects at once)… and c). the little free time I do have is either spent sleeping or doing homework (with a few small workouts in between). WHEW! What a week!
So far, I am absolutely loving my new roommates and my dietetic internship. I’m living with 3 other girls in the program out of 20 total interns. We are just having grad classes now and our rotations in the field begin in late September. I’m super pumped to be able to actually have more hands-on experience and learn from some amazing Dietitians. I’ve shadowed many times before, but this will be different as I hope they will respect us more and give us more responsibilities as actual interns, versus just a college kid looking for some experience. We are expected to do more actual projects, work with the clients, and learn the job and I could not be more excited.
Since my time is lacking and I don’t want to run you all off, I wanted to share some of my quick, healthy meals lately to prove that yes, it is possible to eat well when you are crunched on time! I made a huge batch of quinoa, mushrooms, broccoli, onions, tomatoes, and black beans Sunday night before the hectic week got started and it has SAVED my life! Getting back from class at 8:45, the last thing I want to do is cook a meal….and yet having food prepared gives me a healthy and super delicious meal in just 2 minutes after microwaving! I get my protein from the quinoa and beans, my veggies with the broccoli/tomatoes/mushrooms/onions and I balance it out by eating my fruits, grains, and low-fat dairy during breakfast, lunch, or for snacks.