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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,997
4/27/12 7:40 P

Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Coach Jen

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4/27/12 7:11 P

Thanks for your help!

You were right, I'm right about at the 6 week mark with this new job and I'm not hurting nearly as much as I was, it's very tolerable.

I'm still overly tired, that will probably take awhile to go away, but I really like the lack of pain part!

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4/5/12 12:55 P

Its been 2 weeks since I have had to mange my job and my life (shopping, errands, churc, etc) alone ... recently broke up with my BF and he helped me a lot. Total of 4 weeks since I started working.

I'm not geting nearly enough rest, sleep, or food, I'm physically unable now to get to my church / spirtual things. One of my coworkers has an intense problem with me, I don't know why, and I'm literally 2 feet away from her all day. That intensity of hatred, and the resulting stess and tension isn't helping. Oh, and breaks are nearly impossible - we are a kitchen, so customers and food first, and some days we are slammed.

It sounds like I'm looking at another 4-6 weeks, so that's what, mid-May. Ill have a party! Tofu is on me.

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4/5/12 10:36 A

It depends on (1) if you get good sleep overnight throughout the week, (2) if you rest as much as possible, especially during the weekends when you don't work (3) if you eat well (4) your age, (the older you are the longer you need to recover).

Edited by: MPLANE37 at: 4/5/2012 (10:37)
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,997
4/5/12 9:11 A

How long have you been doing the job? In general, I would think your body would become accustomed to the daily activity in 4-6 weeks.

Coach Jen

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4/5/12 8:52 A

It's not an actual kick-butt workout, I just said it like that hoping I'd get an answer based on the situation.

The reality is, is it's my job, so I've not much choice. I'm shlepping 40 lb boxes, regularly lifting 25 lbs worth of pans and food, and a myriad of other things working in the kitchen.

I know I hurt from chronic pain, but I'm also becoming aware that a lot of my pain is muscle sorenes, DOMS, from work, like my pecs hurting from using a manual-levered citruss press (instead of an electric) to press 30+ lbs of oranges and lemons a week. Or the muscles in my left arm hurting from peeling 120 lbs of bananas every week.

I ache all over, but I need this job (took me 6 months to get it, it's a good job, solid & regular hours, only 35-40 hours a week, week in, week out, regular days, close to my house, healthy environment, good people).

I just wonder if there's a date I can circle on my calendar to ballpark when I won't hurt so bad, when my body will be accustomed to all this physical activity.

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4/5/12 8:12 A

I personally wouldn't do kick butt workouts more than once or twice a week, especially given your history of chronic pain.

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4/5/12 7:59 A

If you're doing a totally kick-butt workout 5 days a week, a moderate workout (maybe) half a day, and then 1-2 days of rest, how long does it take for the DOMS, the body aches, the body exhaustion of doing an intense new workout to go away until this workout becomes perhaps challenging, but not quite so kick-butt?

Basically how long until I stop hurting so much, how long until I'm not so sore all over.

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