Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Bouncing back and forth from days off to 12-hour shifts, trying to eat accordingly, whether I have time and internet access to track or not and I just plain give up!
How on earth do you count a 12-hr shift that includes down time, but for the whole time, I'm wearing workboots that must weigh at least five pounds, coveralls, hard hat, ear muffs, sometimes a body harness, yesterday even included (was that yesterday or today?!) wearing a retractable tether, which has to weigh another five pounds or so, sometimes wearing a face shield and "spoggles", trucking around my tool box that nearly weighs more than I do - and that's without even lifting a finger to do any work!
Today, my day was a little better than the last few and very much like climbing monkey bars for most of the day; in and out of the pit, using I-beams and whatever else I can grab on to to pull myself up or lower myself down and a few ladders, even. I must walk a million miles! My heart can barely keep up! LOL
For the most part, I've been trying to count my activities as "farm labour, general". I'm not sure how accurate it is, but at least it helps give some idea and counts up my cardio points. :)
I LOVE my work! I may have some time off, which is good; I need some recovery time and also to get caught up with life. I just need to carefully balance diet between work days and non-work days. It will take some practice, but I'm sure I'll get it right, eventually! :D I'm only giving up on how to accurately count my Calories, not on staying healthy! :D