Thursday, February 17, 2005

It's Official

I'm in love with that guy at the front desk. We keep beaming at each other. Granted, he's paid to beam, but hot damn. I keep trying to think up ways to take him home with me...

Anyhow, as regulars have likely noticed, blogging has stalled out. We're packed into meeting blocks all week. It's an all-or-nothing business. Just don't expect miracles.

I've gotta get some food and get to the gym... Corp travel is tough. I can see how easy it is to default to bad habits. If I can travel and still get in at least three good gym days a week and continue to watch my food intake (one of the problems with being on somebody else's food schedule is that they've got you eating when they want to eat, not necc. when you're hungry). It's just going to take a lot of work.

Just like anything else.

I think I'm job searching the next time I get back to Chicago. I'm secretly hoping that in their meeting tomorrow, they decide they don't need me to fly into Greensboro, N. Carolina, and I can go home to Chicago for a week or so. I'm also trying to lock down the March 6-9th date for my return to New York - I'd prefer to do the map training they have me slated for in Manhatten as opposed to Minneapolis. Right now they're going back-and-forth with it. We'll see.

Damn, I'm tired. Sorry, I have nothing pissed off or witty to say. This is how pissed off people become conservatives: you make them work crap hours at crap jobs so they don't have *time* to think about what a raw deal the world's giving them.

We could use more pissed off people.

3 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

I have to ask, because I haven't quite figured this out for myself, but how do you find the time to go to the gym with your schedule? I'm at work from 8:30 am til 5:30 pm, then off to school, and I usually don't get home until 8:00 pm at night or so, by which time I'm so exhausted that it's amazing I find any time to eat, shower, and study.

How do you do it? What drives you? 

Posted by Lissette

Anonymous said...

If they send you to Minneapolis, though, you can meet more random readers offline. (Not that I've ever posted here before, but I do read.) 

Posted by Kellie

Anonymous said...

What I realized after forcing myself through it for a couple months is that I actually feel better, sleep better, and feel less guilty if I work out on the days I set aside for it. If I don't work out, I sleep more, and feel shittier the next day even though I slept.

I also had to do this weird cognitive shift: if I told myself I was doing it to lose weight, I balked at it. When I told myself I was doing it to be stronger, and to stablize my moods, it got a lot easier. I didn't have to feel so frustrated because I wasn't dropping 12 lbs a month (ah, the purge days); I could get immediate "feel better" endorphin results.

I did, in fact, not get to the gym until after 8pm last night, didn't get back to my room until after 9pm, but got into bed around 11pm and did OK. As said, I've found that I sleep better and need less sleep if I exercise.

And, to be honest, hanging out with these guys all day is really inspiring... every one of them is in crap shape. They take shitty care of themselves. They eat crap, and don't exercise at all, and some of them smoke. Mosh made an offhand comment today about how we needed to start keeping a defibulator in the office... Heartattacks waiting to happen.

So, I have some reason to get off my ass. I don't want to be like these guys when I'm 40, and have trouble getting up the stairs, and have a heartattack and die by 50. There's a person I'd like to be, and that person is the sort of person who gets in her corp. travel workouts... ;) 

Posted by Kameron Hurley