Thursday, January 28, 2010

Argh! Plus other angry, very annoyed sounds

Riddle: How long does it take me to crack in a new job
Answer: 4 days! Actually, only 3 and a half.

As I mentioned before, I'm now working on the team for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and I'm totally excited for the opportunity of a lifetime.
However, as I also mentioned before, I'm working with the top of the top, the elite of the elite. These are people who are used to leading, used to making things happen and especially used to being in charge.
What that means for me?
- struggling to get heard in the crowd 
- getting projects near the end (and when they're all messed up)

People love to talk about getting things done, but there's still so much to do! I'm happy to do it all but I wish I was involved when the projects started so I could have prevented all the problems I'm now trying to remedy. 

Today's Mantra: Tomorrow is another day, tomorrow is another day.

So I cracked. I wanted to scream, yell and take off today. Yes, that's right. My normally optimistic self was struggling to maintain its effervescent glow amid never ending obstacles and set backs.
Yes, on Day 4.
Also, I've had to give up my beloved crossfit classes. boo hoo. My schedule's so crazy and unstructured at the office that I can't guarantee to get out in time to make it to my workouts downtown. 

I left work after 6pm today by foot (crossfit class was @ 6:30pm and over 45 minutes away in travel time, sigh) and planned to maybe hit the mcdonalds on the way ( I deserved it, dammit). Checking bus times, mine would not be arriving for another 15 minutes. Boo. So I walked over to Mickey Dees but then decided against it and walked a little further. Then I got to the connecting bus stop and decided since I'd already walked this far, what was another couple blocks. Already in my gym clothes, I picked up the pace and half jogged half walked home. 40 minutes later, I arrive at my doorstep in great spirits and with a plan for the next 2 months:

- Gym in the morning: 5 to 6 times per week
- Walking home after work(even partially): 3 to 4 times per week 
- Join the FREE state of the art gym at the new office(almost deserves a 'duh')

Sigh (of relief!) With this planned out and the gym taken care of first thing in the morning, I can relax at the end of the day and work as long as they need me to. My focus is always me first and as I have a Cancun trip planned the first week of April, I want to be beach body ready....or at least better body ready by then. Or at least a firmer body by then.


Nothing exciting today. Mid way during my freak out my trainer and I ran for chocolate, candies and chips (oh my) I had a bit of each and I'm sure this will be reflected in tomorrow morning's weigh-in. Booooo! Oh if there was only such a thing as delicious fat free Lindor milk chocolate with hazelnuts.
Only, in a perfect world I guess.

Brekky: oatmeal (steel cut oats) with almond milk

Lunch: oven baked chicken, sauteed green beans, 1 baked potato

Mid afternoon snack: chocolate, chips,hazelnut flavoured wafers

Din Din: To make up for a plentiful day, I opted for my fave, a large shrimp Caesar salad

Drinks: lots of water, 1/2 glass of OJ and 1 mug of green tea

Exercise: a 40 minute walk/jog home

Weekend Plans
Friday night- shopping for a top to go with my short jean skirt and then heading to a night club with some friends
Saturday - a friend's bday dinner (she's turning '19 with 6 years experience', lol!) then another club to celebrate
Sunday - the 3 R's: Recoup, Relax & Recover

Happy Eating!

yoga photo credit

1 comment:

Blonde Bookworm! said...

haha I love that your friend is calling her bday "19 with 6 years experience!" haha too funny =) Oh and I have been eating the fiber one cereal and yogurt lately -- soooo good! And I know this is tmi but it really gets your digestive system going!! Hope you have a great time this weekend!

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