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Chugging Along and Getting Nowhere

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

emoticon Pretty much nothing has changed over the last few months. I am still working four 10s, which has been tough on me. I have been really considering going back to 8s but that Friday off is so nice! But the question is - is the Friday off worth not getting any down time for those four other days? I am not sure about that one. I am waiting to decide until the new year since I am taking off the Thursday after Christmas and after New Year's Day (giving me two 5-day weekends in a row! Woot!) I would love to hear people's thoughts on this though.

emoticon So speaking of which - I'm not getting my workouts in. We get 3 hours at work, on the clock, to exercise, but it must be scheduled and approved in advance and we're super busy. Besides, I'm always tired from the long days. But I have a race in February that I need to be serious about so I need to get those workouts in! Ideally, I want to workout daily. It is the only way I stay consistent. Otherwise, I find too many excuses to skip it!

emoticon Nutrition is hit or miss. I do okay and then the cookies show up in the break room just as I'm running low on energy. Or we go out to dinner and I have a total disregard for calories for sake of an enjoyable, carefree night. We've been eating out a lot actually. I got tired of trying to cook and the hubby complaining about ingredients. Plus I was getting really fatigued from stress and IBS flares that I just sort of let him take over the cooking. He likes really plain, bland food so I think we end up eating out because I don't want yet another meal of grilled/broiled protein and steamer veggies. Healthy, filling, oh so boring. LoL. My flares have been less so I could cook more but - back to those 10s - I come home 2 and a half hours after him so it makes sense for him to prep dinner. (Aside: If I switch to 8s, it is doubtful I would get home earlier - I would probably go in later.)

Anyway! That's all I've got for today. Things have been fine otherwise. Just taking things day by day!
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  • ERIN1128
    My best friend works 4/10s and loves it. She had often been stuck working extra hours, which she basically didn't get paid for, but now she leaves on the dot at quitting time. She loves having a day to get stuff done and then having an actual two-day weekend. But do what works for you!
    283 days ago
    I've never worked 10s, but like the concept, but I burn out too much at my job tasks to do 10 hour days.
    However, IF you start scheduling that workout in and commit to it in your day and squeeze it into 3 of your workdays, or divide it into 4 of your workdays, then I think you will feel more productive both in getting in a workout AND making the most of those 10 hour days.

    I HIGHLY recommend a morning workout, IF you can swing that, it really sets your day up BUT I used to workout mid-day at the office and that too, helped break up the day (especially a long day like a 10) and help invigorate me for the rest of the afternoon. AND everyone in the office got used to our "gotta go workout at noon" schedule that they didn't try to delay us or set noon time meetings etc.

    Okay, about the dinners, can you find a sauce or something and take the hubby's meals and spice them up just for you? If chicken breast, make it into a quick taco or burrito with some salsa? etc? I really like taco salads made at home.. salsa, little cheese if you can eat that etc.

    Sorry to hear your IBS is flaring. bland is better for you but TOTALLY get boring :)

    good luck sorting it out. I never thought I would be a morning workout person, yet now it is the only way I can get it done..and I'm getting up way earlier than I want because my kid's school schedule, but no choice, does give me a more productive morning.

    Hugs from Seattle!
    284 days ago
    If you could schedule 90 min sessions on 2 of your 4 ten days, you could fo shorter workouts the other work days. Eat at home but hv hubby give you a menu then you cook a sauce for veggies & or protein. Takes only 5-10 minutes. You can do this!🐨
    284 days ago
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