Post by Tally (@tally_fit)

last month

Work-life Balance: I actually love my job. I have worked hard to get into and through vet school. But trying to find a good work-life balance in a medical carreer can be challenging. Some weeks I work over 60 hours. I work nights and I work on holidays. I sometimes work 34 hours with max one hour sleep. I work in an emergency and referral clinic so most of my patients are critical which sometimes is emotionally overwhelming. My friend asked me yesterday how I managed to stay fit and maintain a decent social life with my work schedule. The thruth is, I don't always succeed. Some weeks I will manage to squeeze in 4 to 5 gym sessions and sometimes I will manage 1 workout. I won't lie. I have more days at the moment where I feel exhausted and stressed and working out is the last thing I want. I also have many days where I cancel upon friends or family because I am too exhausted to even go out. But I also know that working out and meeting people is the best therapy against stress. So I push myself to do those things because they make me happy. I am not as fit as I used to be before starting my veterinary carreer and my body now is far from what I used to look like last summer. But hey, there will be ups and downs. I would be lying if I said I am totally happy with my current fitness and honestly, yes I would love to spend more time with my loved ones. I am still proud of what I have achieved and what my body is able to do and cope with, be it the crazy nightshift or the sweaty workout . Don't be too hard on yourself. At the end you just do the best you can in the situation you are in now. #balance #worklifebalance #veterinary #beeingavet #vetgirl #vetlife #cliniclife #scrubs #nightshift #strongerthanyouthink #workhard #staypositive