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Work is killing my vibe

Monday, August 24, 2015

ok this is going to be mostly complaining and wah wah wah so if you don't feel like listening to a bunch of baby crying, stop reading now.

i told you all in an earlier blog i was changing positions at work. on the way to my new position i have to temporarily fill in for someone else who left for another job in upstate new york (brrrrrr). my temporary job is more demanding and less predictable than my job. basically a job mostly only really young and hungry people would be motivated to do.

but i'm not young and i've done my time. i've worked 14 years doing the hard stuff...crap schedule, stressful day and unpredictable hours that can range from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. i liked my old job because i was good at it and could do it quickly. in other words, i still had a life. i'm not saying i don't want to work, i'm saying i don't want to go to the bottom of the totem pole.

here's what made me angry today. i got a text very early from my boss (waking me up!) telling me i had to cover a meeting for my old job tonight because the new person can't do it. totally not her fault at all, but i had plans! i was going to zumba. i put in a pot roast and was having my friend over for dinner. now that's all ruined.

on top of that, i had to work yesterday (sunday) my day off and didn't get to do my normal swim day. so here we are already on the second day of the week and i probably am going to get in NO real exercise. i went for a 20-minute stroll earlier with a coworker and that helped but it's certainly not burning that many calories. maybe i wouldn't be so upset but last week work ruined my exercise plans too. i ended up in court all day tuesday, which i had not planned, and missed boot camp. another day i had to work late and didn't get to zumba.

arggh. i realize this is temporary but it could be like this for at least another month. that's a long time to be off my groove. part of the success of this journey is the momentum we gain along the way. i don't want to have to start all over again. it's hard.

i don't know how to handle the unpredictable and stay on track with everything.
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  • JUSTME29
    It's so hard to work around an uncertain schedule. Can you pop in an exercise video at home those nights when your schedule gets weird? Some people do really well with working out at home. I have no luck at all, I have to go somewhere for the express purpose of working out or I never get to it. When my zumba class gets cancelled or work interferes I feel exactly how you sound here.
    1182 days ago
    Very frustrating situation, indeed! So sorry girl! Maybe you can find a short 10 minute workout routine that you can do? Something that you can do every single day so that you feel like you are still staying on track even though it is not what you really want.

    And I feel your pain! I was completely on track last week, woke up Sunday morning fully intending to get in a 30 minute pilates video and then everything was changed on me. I was SO upset! Pretty much messed up my whole day!

    1183 days ago
    I'll tell you, I sometimes think that is even more frustrating than not having the motivation to work out at all. I have had a pinched nerve in my neck the last couple of weeks, and their were a few days I couldn't go to the gym because of it, and I thought I just can't believe I am finally WANTING to go to the gym and I can't. It sucks, I feel for you. I was very worried that several days off would make me lose my desire, or as you said, momentum, but I was pleased to find out I worked out even harder once I was able to get back to my routine. My body was so thrilled to get back into the swing of things.

    Glad this is only temporary for you. emoticon
    1183 days ago
    Oh no! I hope things settle down for you very soon so you can get back on schedule with your workouts. I hate when someone throws a surprise wrench into my plans. emoticon
    1184 days ago
    I hope they get you back to normal there soon.
    1184 days ago
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