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I'm Liking This New ST Split

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

After only 2 days of doing the Upper/Lower split, I can already tell I like this a lot better.

Yesterday was Upper Body day. The reps were low, so I went heavy! I spent over an hour at the gym last night and got in chest, shoulders, back, biceps, triceps, abs, and obliques. DOMS hasn't set in yet, so I'm feeling good today. I did the elliptical for my cardio, and man, I forgot how much my quads BURRRN on that thing.

Pre-prepped meal worked out famously last night. I had everyone fed, dishes done, dogs taken care of by 6pm! Tonight is jambalaya night, and everything is prepped and ready to throw into the pot.

I'm starting to get nervous for Friday. My coworker is making such a big deal about the Holiday Party she's organizing. She wants everyone to bring a $20 gift for the Christmas Exchange, bring a dish for potluck lunch, then stay afterward for a dinner at a fancy restaurant. It's putting a lot of stress on me! I think for the gift I'll get a Starbucks giftcard. I signed up to bring my homemade bread for potluck. I was planning on baking it that morning so it will be extra delicious, but screw 'em, I'm making it the night before now. I'm also planning on packing my lunch that day. The Scrooge inside of me wants to come up with an excuse to get out of the dinner. I get off daily at 4:15 instead of 5pm so I can miss the worst traffic. So I'll have to sit around twiddling my thumbs until everyone else gets off, then eat restaurant food with people I'd rather not hang out with on Friday night. Oh gosh... that sounds incredibly mean! But really, I see these people 40 hours a week, do you have to cut into my weekend too?

Oh well, I'll get over it I guess. It just wouldn't be Christmas without being forced to do things you don't like.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLRWILLIAMS25 12/11/2012 3:17PM

    Honestly, I don't think there is anything wrong with not wanting to do potluck lunch and dinner out and buy a $20 gift. Luckily, everything is options at my work (and no obligatory dinner afterward!), so I skipping the gift and making hummus for the potluck.
I love the last comment on your blog! I feel the same way every year...

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CATTUTT 12/11/2012 2:17PM

    I always hated getting together with coworkers for any reason other than to work. I don't blame you for wanting to find a way out of it!

Anyway, hope you figure something out and keep yourself on track. 'Tis the season!


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ONMYMEDS 12/11/2012 1:12PM

    I haven't gone to an office party since 1967. And I've never felt bad about missing ANY of them.

I love the last comment on your blog. Absolutely right.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/11/2012 1:08PM

    Chick organizing your holiday party needs to get a life. Sorry but that is too much for an office party. I would certainly excuse myself from the dinner.

Glad to hear the new ST regiment is working out. Congrats!

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LOLATURTLE 12/11/2012 12:49PM

    Overkill!! I like that our office party is always a lunch during the work day. The only downside is our spouses can never come so they often don't meet coworkers, but I see my close work friends outside of work anyway so it doesn't really matter.

I think if you don't want to go to the dinner, don't go. You don't even have to tell them why! Just "oh, I'm sorry, I'm not available." next!

and heyyyy, I did upper body & cardio yesterday tooooo! emoticon

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HFAYE81 12/11/2012 12:38PM

    I agree so much!!! Part of the reason that I took some vacation days when I did this year was to avoid our Christmas party. I don't have enough time-money-patience this time of year for additional (unnecessary?) work stuff. Like you said, its already 40 hours a week and I want to concentrate on my family.

I guess I'm grinchy emoticon emoticon

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LAFEMMEDELALUNE 12/11/2012 11:46AM

    I am not Christian myself, but I am pretty sure forcing yourself to go to TWO parties in one day with these people is not in the "Christmas Spirit". :-)

Maybe tell them that you are "overbooked" or "have to be somewhere else that night" or "have another obligation". Make plans with your family (you know, the people you DO want to spend time with :-D ) for that night to make sure you are not lying. Or even make plans with yourself! Watch your favorite holiday movie with some healthy snacks and get back into the spirit.

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VEUVEGIRL 12/11/2012 11:11AM

    So true! Christmas work parties can be a hassle. Hopefully it won't be too bad!

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