I am also an RN work night shift and have three kids aged 16, 13, and 10. I work on a cardiac floor and see every day what bad health does to the body. I too know better but was so tired and had little motivation. I would sleep until the kids came home from school and then was so busy with them I barely had time to get ready for work.
I am 5'10 and weight 232 and finally said enough is enough. I had a lady pee on my shoe at work last week and was so apologetic bc she couldn't even get out of bed to make it to the commode her CHF was so bad. She told me to take care of myself and not end up like her.
I imagine my patients when I am too tired to run and hat motivates me. Plus I am tired of being fat. I hate it. I pack my lunch at work and refuse to go to he cafeteria. I make sure to get up by 4 and go jog while he kids do their homework if it's a work day. If it not a work day I go ru. Once I get up and get motivated. Don't run every day and so slow. My mile right now is at 16 minutes I'm that slow but at least I'm moving and it's a start. Chat with me anytime I could use a motivation buddy