Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Alternate plans

Hello long time no blog.

This project I'm on is going to suck up a lot of time. So far the average is 10hrs - 11hrs a day at work. My plan to make two training sessions a week are sinking fast so alternate plans need to happen.

I emailed my trainer to give him a heads up that due to the volume of work my ability to make a 4:30pm session might be tricky as so far I haven't left any earlier than 5pm. Today he emails me and asks if I'm coming on Thursday. I won't know until Thursday as the stuff I'm working on is totally deadline driven and involves waiting on info from other people. Knowing that volume is looming I said it's doubtful.

So he emails me back and says "It's important for your health". Duh..I didn't appreciate this comment as I had already explained what was going on. I don't like missing sessions either as I can't give him 24hrs notice I forfeit the session. This work is important and having the news declare that the unemployment rate in Alberta has gone drastically up and knowing people who do what I do are having a difficult time finding work, doing your job well is more important than ever. I've been put on this project for a reason.

What this does fuel me to do is show him up. Work hard around my erratic work schedule and when I can make a session show that I know what I'm doing.

One of my challenges is getting home after a long day and having to make dinner with no energy. So my organic order is filled with easy to heat up options to get through these crazy weeks.

Life happens and you can't hide under the covers. Things change you make alternate plans.

Enough said.


1 comment:

The Glitterati said...

Wow. I know it's a trainer's job to keep people motivated and remind them that health is important. But it's not like you don't know that. Deadlines are deadlines, and even in a 'normal' economy, sometimes other things just have to slide for a little while until the work calms down. Good on you for wanting to show him up, just because you work crazy hours and can't make regular appointments doesn't mean you're not working out on YOUR time! Besides, if you didn't have a job, how could you pay his fancy trainer fees, right? ;)