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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

i had a chat with my zumba instructor on monday after the sunday dizziness at the gym. he said it really sounded like i was lacking glucose for my exercise. he recommended that i eat a banana about 30-60 minutes before lifting weights, particularly if i'll be doing deadlifts. emoticon he said it's like doing sprints - your body needs INSTANT fuel and doesn't have the time to break down the protein or fat that i might have available. it needs sugar! he also said, like SQUIRRELLYONE commented, that i need to drink something with sugar when i start feeling that way, even if i just put two packets of sugar into my gym water to get feeling better. at least now i know, and i won't be lifting weights without some form of (preferably natural) sugar in my system.

i am really wondering about work. it is making me so miserable and not myself. i had to color my hair to be more natural, had to change so much about how i function. it is not a good situation. i know that i cannot stay in this job, and i need to find another one. but as always, it is difficult to find work, especially in this economy. it takes time, and unfortunately, the longer i spend here, the worse it is for me...

I am thinking about being a freelance writer until i can find something. and if the freelancing works, i can stick with it. i need something to do with myself, but i also know that if i stay in this company, it will crush my soul, and of course i don't want that.

feeling very stuck and trapped, and as soon as i start to feel that, i know i need to get out.
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ANIMAL_L0VER 7/23/2012 3:33PM

    Hey Moons... I just read your last few blogs... has the sugar before training solved the problem? I hope you are doing much better, and I hope you are able to find an answer to your stress and work situation soon. On a lighter note, your 4th of July bbq sounds like fun... it was super hot here and it'd be interesting to have it when it's freezing outside. :o) Wishing you well wishes!

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TRI_BABE 7/14/2012 4:35PM

    Eating the banana is a good idea. I take food with me when I go places to make sure I am eating every few hours.

I know what you mean about your job. I couldn't stand my last job, which was supposed to be my "dream job." I didn't quit, was waiting to get laid off - which I was and was the happiest day for me there - but still I felt like staying there was sucking out my soul. I am still unsure if waiting to get laid off was the right thing, because I was actually depressed because of it, and with the economy I felt trapped too.

Maybe you could try to start picking up freelance jobs while working at your current job. Then once you have some contacts in place, cut out of there!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 7/12/2012 10:25AM

    I'm glad you are getting on the dizzyness. The banana is an awesome idea too, because potassium is really good when you're exercising (you know those electrolytes you sweat out? bananas have them too!) and the sugar in a banana is super-easy to digest :)

Post-school I quit my job to look for another and ended up unemployed for 8 months living on a line of credit left over from when I was in school. I am still frustrated with the debt it put me into, but I'm fairly certain that staying in that job would have been worse (when you're popping at least one rib every week, there's something wrong!). I hope you find something quickly, but make sure you get out there! I found that having a job (even a crappy one) made me try less hard to find a real one.

Luck!

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JENNIFER_67 7/11/2012 10:58AM

    We all know that work isn't going to be fun and games all the time (otherwise it wouldn't be called work). But life is too short to stay in a job you hate. I wish you lots of luck in your job search. I hope you find something that is better suited to you.



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RICU1952 7/11/2012 2:32AM

    I really wish you the best. I'm a small business owner and I can't count the number of days, weeks, and months that I wished I worked for someone else. I tried writing for four years, then had to get back into business. I wish you the best as you're tackling a touch career. Honestly, good luck.

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PASKALINI 7/11/2012 2:05AM

    Let me know how the having some sugar in your system works. As for the job I feel your pain. I had to change myself for my last job and NEVER AGAIN!!!! Misery lead me to massive weight gain for a job that sucked with people I LOATHED and changing my hair made me hate myself! I hope you get out of there soon. :(

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