Ladies ... I only have a few minutes as I'm headed out the door to go work out but I wanted to put in a couple of cents as well. Victoria - totally good point - we do take all the blame and get none of the credit! That is best way I've ever heard our job titled! Blame carriers - but I would rather be a flame carrier!
Verdie - honestly if I didn't work out in the morning (yes, I am on day shift but I have to be up and out of the house before 4:30) I would not get it done. It is a commitment to myself that I honor as if it were as valuable as a doctor's appt. I also have found that those days when the calls are bad, the field units are uncontrollable butts and my frustration with my partners is rising, just looking back to know that I have done something GOOD for myself, I've been faithful in my commitment to my health - that makes a huge difference. Don't forget that exercising gives you a dose of the "happy" horomones that will have a lingering effect for hours and hours.
I think everybody "falls off the wagon" frequently because it isn't about being perfect; it's more about just being responsible for the choices we make - good or bad - and moving on to the next day. Perfectionism is so rampant in dispatchers ... we hurt ourselves alot because of our need to be perfect -- but it truly is PROGRESS - not perfection that will win this battle. Don't give up and don't give in, even when you make a decision that you will later wish you might have not made! Chaulk it up to a learning experience, then learn from it and move on! You can do this ... no matter how many times you fall down ... just keep getting up one more time! That is the definition of success!
You can do it .... and I believe in you! Hope you have a wonderful day!
~ No matter how slow you run, you are lapping everyone still sitting on the couch!
| Pounds lost: 1.0