Night Shift and Workouts

No time to exercise? Check out Rachael’s story.

“In fact, many of my fellow shift workers and RNs are completely shocked when I tell them I work out 5-6 days per week regardless of working full time on night shift.”

So…what was your excuse about not having enough time to workout? 🙂

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Night shift and energy RARELY come hand in hand.  In fact, many of my fellow shift workers and RNs are completely shocked when I tell them I work out 5-6 days per week regardless of working full time on night shift.  Regardless, I make it work.  The energy comes from within.  You have to have focus and WANT to make it through.  That is my advice for anyone that works a crazy schedule, yet want to continue to hit workouts on a consistent basis.  You have to have REASON for what you do.  You have to have GOALS.  You have to think about the FUTURE you and how the outcome of hard work will OUTWEIGH the current feeling of tired.

I find it much easier to go to the gym before work.  I have tried both before and after and I have found that, for me, I am wiped out by…

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I have recut Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy into a single 4-hour film

This makes the films SO much better!

The Hobbit: The Tolkien Edit

TolkienEdit_IconLet me start by saying that I enjoy many aspects of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Overall, however, I felt that the story was spoiled by an interminable running time, unengaging plot tangents and constant narrative filibustering. What especially saddened me was how Bilbo (the supposed protagonist of the story) was rendered absent for large portions of the final two films. Back in 2012, I had high hopes of adding The Hobbit to my annual Lord of the Rings marathon, but in its current bloated format, I simply cannot see that happening.

So, over the weekend, I decided to condense all three installments (An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies) into a single 4-hour feature that more closely resembled Tolkien’s original novel. Well, okay, it’s closer to 4.5 hours, but those are some long-ass credits! This new version was achieved through a series of…

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Cheers to a Bad Review

My friend Gabriela had her first “bad review” and instead of being hurt by it, turned it around and learned from it. She turned lemons into lemonade.

G.R. Lyons, Author

Yes, you read that right. I’m actually pleased I got a bad review (note this particular review isn’t something someone posted publicly but sent to me personally after reading my first book, The Lethean).

Since we live in the real world, a bad review was bound to happen. It’s just a simple fact of life.

You can’t please everyone.

And that’s a good thing! You’re not supposed to please everyone. If you did, there’d be something radically wrong with the very fabric of reality and human nature. Human beings are unique individuals — no two alike — so we’re not all supposed to like the same things. We’re not all supposed to fall into the same categories. We’re not all supposed to agree. And that, my friends, is a beautiful truth.

This, of course, is the foundation of libertarian / anarchist ideology, to which I wholeheartedly subscribe. It not…

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