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  • Avatar saildawg 
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    In an effort to make my life as time efficient as possible, I am highly considering using my lunch break to go to a nearby gym I recently joined.  My schedule is typically 730-1145 for the morning and my afternoon doesn’t require my presence until about 1:30.  The workout is about 30-40 minutes with about 20 minutes of commute there and back, so about an hour in total.  So if I leave at 1145 will be back by 1 easily.  However it is an intense 30 minute workout and I sweat way more than the average person.  There are no showers at the gym.  I usually wear slacks and a button up shirt.  I am thinking of perhaps instituting a scrub attire, although in my 6 years of post residency I have never worn scrubs at the office.  I figure I will be less hot in them vs going back to traditional work clothes, and loading up on deodorant post workout .  Anyone have experience?  I pack a lunch so I can eat it very quickly and always will have time between patients to eat more.

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    What’s a lunch break?

    Avatar saildawg 
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    What’s a lunch break?

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    Exactly, I never expected to have it.  The staff needs lunch breaks and scheduling during those hours doesn’t make sense to our office manager/ other providers.  As someone who would prefer to work through lunch and be done earlier it is frustrating.  SO I am trying to use that time to do something more productive than read this forum (although that is productive) and watch youtube videos

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    We do not schedule patients from 12-1.  It is way too much down time for me.  The staff takes staggered lunches during that time.  The other docs need the time to catch up which is why I have never changed it.  I tend to use it to catch up on errands in town if I have any or I go for a walk if the weather is nice.  I have an extra shirt on standby for the hyperhydrosis days.

    I keep some dumbbells in the office as well.  I should use them more…

     

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    Impossible. See sweating?

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    In an effort to make my life as time efficient as possible, I am highly considering using my lunch break to go to a nearby gym I recently joined.  My schedule is typically 730-1145 for the morning and my afternoon doesn’t require my presence until about 1:30.  The workout is about 30-40 minutes with about 20 minutes of commute there and back, so about an hour in total.  So if I leave at 1145 will be back by 1 easily.  However it is an intense 30 minute workout and I sweat way more than the average person.  There are no showers at the gym.  I usually wear slacks and a button up shirt.  I am thinking of perhaps instituting a scrub attire, although in my 6 years of post residency I have never worn scrubs at the office.  I figure I will be less hot in them vs going back to traditional work clothes, and loading up on deodorant post workout .  Anyone have experience?  I pack a lunch so I can eat it very quickly and always will have time between patients to eat more.

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    No shower, no work out.

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    ENT Doc ENT Doc 
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    Yeah I don’t see how you do this without a shower.

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    Avatar saildawg 
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    Yea, I was planning on cooling down for 30 minutes with towels etc.  Putting on deodorant and new scrubs.  I figure there are people who bike to work that have similar issues?

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    I can never imagine not showering after working out

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    MPMD MPMD 
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    I bike to work but shower here.

    Pretty easy when you wear scrubs.

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    Avatar saildawg 
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    I can never imagine not showering after working out

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    A true fat little pig would wallow in its own slop 🙂

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    CM CM 
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    In an effort to make my life as time efficient as possible, I am highly considering using my lunch break to go to a nearby gym I recently joined.  My schedule is typically 730-1145 for the morning and my afternoon doesn’t require my presence until about 1:30.  The workout is about 30-40 minutes with about 20 minutes of commute there and back, so about an hour in total.  So if I leave at 1145 will be back by 1 easily.  However it is an intense 30 minute workout and I sweat way more than the average person.  There are no showers at the gym.  I usually wear slacks and a button up shirt.  I am thinking of perhaps instituting a scrub attire, although in my 6 years of post residency I have never worn scrubs at the office.  I figure I will be less hot in them vs going back to traditional work clothes, and loading up on deodorant post workout .  Anyone have experience?  I pack a lunch so I can eat it very quickly and always will have time between patients to eat more.

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    You’re going to feel sticky and grimy all afternoon.

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    So maybe I’m not efficient (my emr metrics imply otherwise) but I’m always charting and answering messages through “lunch”. When I was just starting, I did work out during the work day- but had a shower.

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    No showers means new gym.

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    I would try to figure out how to shorten or eliminate the 1:45 lunch break and get off earlier, or come in later. In my mind work is all hours away from home. I try to minimize that as much as possible

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