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so frustrated I could scream

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

It's been awhile since I've been this overwhelmed and frustrated, but I find myself ready to snap and scream for quiet. My work situation is the main cause of this - I'm tired of a lazy co-worker getting by with murder AND getting paid, while I do the majority of his job, plus I'm training new staff and trying to hold my own responsibilities together during our absolute busiest time of the year. On top of that I'm dealing with frustrated, angry parents (I work at a university) who are upset about the costs.

Add to all of that, I'm not sleeping well and for the first time in my year on SP, I'm struggling with getting up in the morning to work out. This is my 4th week of struggling and I hate it. I did manage to get in a 2 mile walk in 86 degrees at 5AM - YUCK- and I am still hitting my minimum of 90 min a week, but that is happening because we are taking long bike rides on the weekends. I'm also struggling with finding an acceptable form of cardio that doesn't aggravate my hip issues. Running is out, the elliptical is iffy and walking isn't much better. Biking is the only thing I can do without pain, but at 4:30/5AM it isn't practical, nor is it at 6 PM when the temp is over 100. AND I'm stuck on a 6 month plateau. ARRRGH!!!!!

I'm out of sorts and I just don't like it. Ok - enough whining for now-my lunch hour is over and I have to get back to work. emoticon
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    The doctor suggested swimming, but our local indoor pool is closed for the summer. I can't swim and was going to start lessons at the community center in the town where I work, but missed the first two classes due to work. I just can't seem to get it together right now. Unfortunately, there aren't any water aerobics classes offered when I'm not at work.

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GAMELISSA 8/2/2011 3:25PM

  All I can offer you is a hug..... I hope things get better soon. emoticon

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RAINPETAL21 8/2/2011 1:35PM

    Try swimming for exercise for your hip issue. Being almost weightless in the pool will help alleviate the stress on your body. Plus, it is an excellent full body workout.

If you don't know how to swim and haven't started those lessons yet, check for a water aerobics class. It is usually done in the shallow end of a pool, but it will provide similar benefits to swimming.

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