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I am orienting for my new job, see. Today was nice 'cause I got to ride around with my lovely friend and gossip in between patients. However, the schedule I have written up on the white board looks like this:

7:30 kids to school
8:30 phone meeting
10:00 meet coworker for orientation till 2
2:30 pick up little girls
3:30 herd little girls into ballet suits
4:00 leave for ballet 1/2 hour away
5:00 take something in to office
5:30 pick up little girls and bring them home
6:00 feed kids and supervise homework
7:00 pick up husband from work

I know people do this every day. The friend I rode with today has 5 children, a full time job, and is learning to be a midwife, so she has to take off at the drop of a hat to attend a birth. She never has any time at all: that's just a given.

You know how there are things you Just Won't Do? Like people who refuse to make airport runs, or eat spinach, or listen to rap? I HATE having every minute scheduled. If I have any choice at all, I won't live that way. Looks like they're going to offer me a regular part-time position and not just PRN, so if it works out I'm going to have to define a new normal.

I managed to track with Sparkpeople Monday (1900) and today (1350 so far). I'm definitely running over my target. Monday I got too hungry. I don't know if it's an insulin-resistant thing but I find that hard to recover from. Clearly I need to plan the day first. I know that, I get that, I just find it hard to do. I picked up the Jillian Michaels shred and cajoled my DH into doing it with me. It's as nasty as I expected. Also my husband made some remark about JM not being his cup of tea physically. It takes tremendous work and commitment to look like Jillian Michaels and to be honest she is not really my ideal either, but I had a moment's worry I was getting too cut. Then reality returned and I had a good laugh. "Too cut" is soooo not going to be a problem for me.

Also, 7 year olds make awesome personal trainers because they do everything and chirp, "That's easy, Mommy! I can do THAT!"


  1. Schedules almost don't exist in our home. The kids have their school routine, but my husband's job doesn't have a fixed schedule; it's always different. It's hard to plan around, especially when he's on call. So, we have to be flexible, which adds to my scatter-brained-ness.

    That's funny about Jillian Michaels and your personal trainer.

  2. Yeah, I'm not spending a whole lotta time worrying about the "too cut" issue either...

  3. I have to agree with both you and Jack - the too cut thing is only a dream.

    I loved your line about seven year olds being good personal trainers. My oldest son is quite fit, and anytime I reach a new milestone fitness wise, he goes and shows off again. :-)

  4. I don't do well on those days when I get too hungry either.

    And yep, add me to the group who will never have to worry about getting too cut. :)

  5. I don't think I'll ever become too cut unless I start taking steroids, lol!


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