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Falling into something new!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Well it seems that things are changing all around for me.

School will be starting soon and with that comes new responsibilities and new routines. I've also taken on a second job, which means everything is brand new. I'm really excited about my new job because it puts me on track to reach future career goals! I'm working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and my new job is working with people who have developmental disabilities. The gentlemen that I work with are so heartbreakingly sweet. I want to do the very best I can for them at this new job. While this all sounds great, things didn't go as I had planned when I first applied there. Apparently, I'm going to be working the graveyard shift on the weekends. I'm really nervous because I'll be switching between night and day between my other job at Wal-Mart and school. The good news is, I can do my homework when I'm done cleaning and things like that. So I'm going to get several hours where I'll be getting paid to do homeowork. I just hope I can stay awake!! I plan to bring my workout DVD's and pop one in when I feel tired. Again killing two birds with one stone. I feel like I could get a lot done if things went well. Oh by the way, any tips on working Graveyard shift or switching between working nights and days would be appreciated!

So I think I'll put my plans for the semester in writting. Helps me feel more organized and committed!
Fitness Plan:
Cardio
Thursday and Friday Night at work: bring cardio DVD's!
Saturday - Is going to be my day of rest and also the one day I have told both jobs I won't work. With all that time to do my homework, I should be all caught up.
Sunday- I plan to do a strength training session with a DVD or maybe some weights if I ever buy any!
Monday- Classes are over at 10:30 and I won't have responsibilities until later than day so I'll be going to the gym on campus.
Tuesday and Thursday- I have classes pretty much all day. Plus Thursday's I go home and sleep for my hopefully 8 hours before work that evening! O: (hope that works the way I want it to)
Wednesday- I'll be doing another strength training session. This is also a day that I will be taking for myself. After class for an hour I may get some groceries come home, clean house, work out, and do any homework that I have piling up on me!

Diet:
Well I reconfigured my calories using the spark calculator. So I'll be eating anywhere between 1360-1710 calories a day. I think that this is pretty manageable. In the past, I've worried about the quickest way to get the weight off and have taken short cuts and I think that is what has messed me up so badly. Thinking about it that didn't make sense anyways. I was always setting myself up because I would tell myself I could only have 1200 calories. I would loose weight really quickly. However, I couldn't maintain this diet, it was too strict. In fact, I didn't even want to maintain the diet so in the back of my mind, I knew all along I would eventually eat more calories per day and that it would eventually cause weight gain! I'm going to try to cook as much as I can at home. But I also have to know that things won't always work out that way. So over the break I've worked on freezing meals and looking for some excelent crock pot dinners! Whoot for slow cooking food!

Anyway, work is early tomorrow and the next day starts my first day of overnight work. Wish me luck, I may need all the help I can get!!!
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LABRATIAM 1/9/2013 7:00AM

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KITKAT717 1/9/2013 6:55AM

    Having a plan always works best. Don't forgive to allow yourself some wiggle room so you don't crash! I used to work for a company that was 3 shifts. I had the morning shift (thank goodness) but plenty of my friends were on the third shift. Make sure to get your sleep during the day. Some of them got black-out blinds for their rooms so they could sleep! Good Luck with everything!! Keep sparklin' emoticon

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RUDITUDI2000 1/9/2013 12:56AM

    It looks like a good plan! I agree having a plan helps make things flow best. emoticon on the new job! Have a great week! Jen emoticon

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MR.NET1 1/9/2013 12:17AM

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