Life As A PA Student

09/16/2011 at 11:20 am 57 comments

Happy Friday friends!

I have been going crazy with school and it’s only week 3!! I’ve already had 4 exams and the weeks keep getting more and more overwhelming.

There have been moments when I’m just a whiner and want to quit altogether but I need to just pull myself together and suck it up for the next 28 months. I definitely took my 8 months of vacation for granted.

So what have I been up to lately?

A lot of this:

Some of this:

And everything in between.

What have I been eating?

Oatmeal for breakki

  Chocolate, banana oats with granola and peanut butter

Lots of sammies for lunch, granola bars for snacks, and chicken with canned veggies for dinner.  I have replaced my water supply with some good old coffee [kidding!] Well sorta…

And I have some news that I have yet to share with you all….My boyfriend got a new kitty!!! We named him Macintosh because well I’m an Apple girl now Winking smile

Aww isn’t he adorable?! I love playing with him.

My little baby!!

As for my workouts, I’m still doing my weight training 3x a week with cardio about twice a week. I am really enjoying New Rules of Lifting For Women. I feel a lot stronger than I did when I just started the program. I’m midway through phase 1 so it’ll be fun to switch it up later with phase 2. School does put some strain on me in regards to working out and cutting into my study time, but I think it’s important to have some sort of balance and fuel my body in order to work the mind.

Do you have any pets?  Mac is such a little creeper, it cracks me up


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  • 1. Katie  |  09/16/2011 at 11:22 am

    omg your new pet kitty is so cute!!! Love the name too!

    I give you lots of credit girl, good for you being in school, I know its got to be hard work, but it will all pay off in the end!!

    Happy Weekend!

    xoxo ❤

    • 2. Jenny  |  09/20/2011 at 3:52 pm

      thanks doll!

  • 3. Alexandra  |  09/16/2011 at 11:27 am

    Kudos for sticking out the classes and dealing with stress, you rock! And I may have to come steal Mac, he’s sooo adorable!!! 🙂 have a great weekend!

    • 4. Jenny  |  09/20/2011 at 3:52 pm

      you too 🙂

  • 5. Allie  |  09/16/2011 at 11:33 am

    Love your new kitty! Hang in there with the school work–you can do it!!!!!

  • 6. Corey @ Learning Patience  |  09/16/2011 at 12:06 pm

    great name for the cat! I too recently became an apple girl…never thought i would make the switch! xoxo from Trinidad

  • 7. lindsay  |  09/16/2011 at 12:38 pm

    too cute! i’m glad school is going well. Sounds busy but a good busy!

  • 8. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun)  |  09/16/2011 at 12:45 pm

    I have a pet donkey…moving on. I love your cat. She is adorable!

  • 9. Cara @ Chic Meets Healthy  |  09/16/2011 at 1:17 pm

    Aww you can do it! So proud of you 🙂 Mac is such a cutie!

    • 10. Jenny  |  09/20/2011 at 3:52 pm

      awww he is 😉

  • 11. Rasha @ PBAddiction  |  09/16/2011 at 1:51 pm

    Macintosh is so cute! I love the name 😀 I don’t currently have any pets but we used to have a cat and would want to get another one in the future.

  • 12. Mary @ Bites and Bliss  |  09/16/2011 at 2:25 pm

    Cute pets! I have a few- one cat, a dog, a horse, and some fish. They keep my life interesting!

    I feel you on school, too. It’s been keeping all of us busy!

  • 13. Shannon  |  09/16/2011 at 2:32 pm

    Yay! So glad that you have a new post! 🙂
    Aww thats such a cute Kitten! 😀

  • 14. Blair  |  09/16/2011 at 3:21 pm

    Girl I’m so proud of you for doing so well! You’re definitely a huge inspiration with regards to maintaining fitness AND high academic standards. 😀 Thanks for updating us!!!

  • 15. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes  |  09/16/2011 at 3:48 pm

    Your kitty is super cute!

  • 16. Alexis - PumpedforPumpkin  |  09/16/2011 at 4:06 pm

    awe my life is filled with anatomy books as well – sigh – I may not be in PA school but I am in nursing school so I sort of feel your pain haha

    • 17. Jenny  |  09/20/2011 at 3:52 pm

      Girl we’ll get through it!

  • 18. Tara  |  09/16/2011 at 9:40 pm

    I bet you’re a genius 🙂 Macintosh is SO CUTE. I have a puppy named Puck.. he came with the name but it was sort of fitting because I like to cook (Wolfgang Puck!) and my sister plays ice hockey (hockey puck). I’m glad NROLFW is working out for you! I loved that book but I had to stop the program because cross country started. I miss it!

  • 19. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)  |  09/16/2011 at 11:50 pm

    I want a kitty! I have a little parakeet that’s the center of my life- I had no idea I could get attached to a bird, but I love him!

  • 20. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin  |  09/17/2011 at 7:34 am

    Wow your schooling sounds tough, but you can do it girl!!! 😀

    Also I’m not even a cat person, but Macintosh is super cute!

  • 21. megpinkgiggles  |  09/17/2011 at 9:50 am

    The picture of your cat sprawled out on the couch is adorable!

  • 22. katie  |  09/17/2011 at 2:43 pm

    mac is so precious!!!!!!!!!

  • 23. fashionfitnessfoodie  |  09/17/2011 at 6:26 pm

    I think its great you’ve stuck to your routine even though you have started something new! Keep up the good work.

  • 24. Kaila @healthyhelperblog!  |  09/17/2011 at 6:51 pm

    Once you get through the next 28 months you’re going to feel such a sense of accomplishment!! Thats how I am trying to look at senior year 😉

    Your new kitty is adorable! I had a cat when I was younger but we had to give it away because my dads allergic 😦 Can’t wait to get one when I’m older!

  • 25. Jenny  |  09/18/2011 at 9:06 am

    ahh I didn’t know you wanted to be a PA! That’s exactly what Gingie wants to do (though I would love for him to just forego grad school so we can get mawwwwwied ;)!!) How are you liking it?! I’m sure it’s super stressful but are you in to the content?!

    • 26. Jenny  |  09/20/2011 at 3:54 pm

      It’s difficult but at least for now it’s all about getting into the groove. I do like most of my classes but some are just so meh. Good for Gingie!! 😀

  • 27. paoang  |  09/18/2011 at 10:35 am

    Omg! Macintosh is so CUTE! I want a kitty so badly haha 🙂
    And hang in there Jenny, you can do this! We’re all rooting for you 🙂

    Have a nice Sunday and productive rest of the week!

  • 28. stephsnacks  |  09/18/2011 at 11:17 pm

    Good for you girl, keep it up! I have two dogs 🙂 Spanky and Mopsey.

  • 29. Maria  |  09/19/2011 at 10:10 am

    I totally feel you with the craziness of PA school. I just had a pharm quiz this morning!! We want this though and we’ll get through it 🙂 Yayy for your fun eats and new kitty!

  • 30. Kate  |  09/19/2011 at 3:48 pm

    awwwwww your kitty is precious I have been wanting to get one forever!!!!

  • 31. Alexa @ Simple Eats  |  09/19/2011 at 6:04 pm

    What a cute little kitty! I have a yorkshire terrier named Pooh, but he’s with my parents. I miss him every day!

  • 32. Parita @ myinnershakti  |  09/19/2011 at 9:48 pm

    I never had pets growing up…unless you count the goldfish that was mine for approximately 1.5 days. Indian people tend to be scared of animals – at least the ones in my family!

  • 33. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food  |  09/19/2011 at 10:49 pm

    Your new kitty is adorable!

    I have my chocolate lab, Jet, who is absolutely crazy but absolutely the best thing in the world! He is so full of love and energy and can be so bratty sometimes and just cracks me up! 🙂

  • 34. Sarah  |  09/20/2011 at 2:49 pm

    As far as the school thing goes, I KNOW you’ve got this! Keep focused 🙂 I know I’m taking the year off so next year should be a blast, naaawt. MMMM oatmeal, lookin good as always!

    • 35. Jenny  |  09/20/2011 at 3:54 pm

      Thanks! 😀

  • 36. leashieloo  |  09/20/2011 at 4:24 pm

    Oh em FREAKING gee. Your new cat is SO adorable! I love the colors and markings. And the name is too cute 🙂

  • 37. Ellie@fitforthesoul  |  09/21/2011 at 2:32 pm

    aww glad you’re well jenny! You’ve always seemed like a determined gal and I admire that about ya. 😀 And ommmgness gimme gimme Macintosh!! He is sooo cute…I bet he’s still kind of a handful though, right? Since he’s a kittie? 🙂

  • 38. glidingcalm  |  09/22/2011 at 8:38 am

    AHHHHHHHHHH KITTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A CUTE TOO!!! 😀 love that name as well! Mac! what a prankster!

  • 39. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit  |  09/22/2011 at 12:19 pm

    Macintosh = the best name for your cat! Love it!

  • 40. Casey  |  09/22/2011 at 1:57 pm

    Your kitty is adorable. 🙂 My dog is always doing something that makes me laugh—lucky for him, he’s so cute I can’t stay mad at him!

  • 41. survivingcandyland  |  09/24/2011 at 3:42 pm

    Your cat is so cute. What is PA school like? I have been thinking that is what I want to do after I finish my undergrad. I know its a lot of work, but it seems like a really great field to go into.

  • 42. BrittFitbrittfit  |  09/25/2011 at 1:21 pm

    Breakfast looks great!!! i have a dog benji…um im obsessed..MISS YA!

  • 43. lapiattini  |  09/27/2011 at 2:56 pm

    AAwww your kitty is so cute! I don’t have any pets except a fish. My complex doesn’t allow pets so a fish will have to do for now!

  • 44. Tiff  |  09/28/2011 at 4:47 pm

    Cute!!! I’m definitely a cat person *if you couldn’t tell by all the cat pics I post of my two

  • 45. Laury@thefitnessdish  |  09/28/2011 at 9:39 pm

    I LOVE MACANTOSH! You know I’m akitty girl. My Munchin owned my heart before Ella came alone. Now they have to share 😉

    Hope you don’t get too stressed with the school stuff! You will do great!

  • 46. Allison @ PickyEatingRD  |  09/29/2011 at 1:27 pm

    Aww how cute is your kitty! I do not have any pets right now mostly because my schedule is so varied I would feel bad leaving a pet home alone.

  • 47. Erika  |  10/04/2011 at 12:17 pm

    Macintosh is soooooo adorable – Cute Overload status! We just rescued a new kitten (he was stuck in a tree for three days!) and have been going back and forth on names.

  • 48. Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking  |  10/04/2011 at 9:01 pm

    Though I’m not in clinical anatomy, I am in anatomy and physiology and let me say, it’s TOUGH work. Exams just seem to sneak up on me all the time!! I swear, as soon as we finish a test, the next one is around the corner! ha

  • 49. Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition  |  10/06/2011 at 11:27 am

    I’m VERY allergic to cats : (

  • 50. Meri  |  10/06/2011 at 3:42 pm

    that is such a cute name for the kitty! Especially with Mac as a nickname. Enjoy! and hang in there with the PA studying!

  • 51. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl  |  10/06/2011 at 9:25 pm

    your kitty is too cute for words!

  • 52. Gina  |  10/06/2011 at 11:16 pm

    I miss you! I bet your killing it at school! 🙂 Hope all is well xo

  • 53. Kris |  |  10/07/2011 at 1:54 am

    Your breakfast always looks so amazing!!

    Oh yes, I have a pet…a super stinky, cuter than heck, mini wiener dog, Hudson!! Love him!


  • 54. spoonfulofsugarfree  |  10/07/2011 at 8:57 am

    Awwww 😀 How adorable!!!

    I have one golden retriever! He is so big, fluffy, and sweet 😀 Love him! he is getting older, though, 10 years old is a lot for a big dog.

  • 55. Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition  |  10/07/2011 at 4:43 pm

    Ugh school, I’m two years out but it feels like just yesterday when I was preparing for exams and up late studying…. At least it’s Friday, right?

  • 56. jenandberries  |  10/10/2011 at 8:00 pm

    Yay loe your posts Jen!Mac is adorable, what a poser hehe, I have two cats, ziggy, the genger one loves a good photo! Totally agree about the body/mind combination for balance – all work makes for a grumpy girl!

  • 57. Sophia @ Raven Waves  |  10/11/2011 at 9:28 pm

    Aw what a cutie. I’ve missed you too, girl. Hope you’re doing great! You’re looking beautiful as always! 🙂


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