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So Tired

I have been so tired lately. Yesterday at my morning job I felt like I was trying to run a marathon after getting hit by an elephant tranquilizer. As soon as I got home I took a nap……and it felt great! If you know me, you know that I next to never take naps. I usually can’t fall asleep and I worry that I won’t be able to fall asleep at night. It took a while to fall asleep but I am so glad I stayed the course. I felt like a new person when I woke up and rejuvinated before having to go to my night job.

I was offered a full time position at my primary job as a merchandiser which I will be taking for now. I have held this position before and have continued merchandising since I stepped out of that position, but this means that I am a primary merchandiser and I will be getting more hours. My manager knows that it will be temporary until I start taking classes again next semester but I am so thankful to be able to make some extra cash. However, this also means that I needed to cut some of my hours from my job at the gym. I can’t be working 60 hours per week between the two jobs so I cut back to ten hours per week at the front desk.

As much as I enjoy saying hello to all of the people coming in to the gym, it gets a little boring after a while and working three nights until 11pm during the week there when I need to be up for work the next morning around 4am means I’m getting about 4 hours of sleep those nights. I hope that cutting back on my hours helps me to get some more sleep and not walk around like a zombie on most days. Also, I hope that my extra sleep will give me a little more motivation for my training. I haven’t been as crazy in the gym lately, but I have increased in some of my lifts despite being so tired so that is a plus 🙂 .

I asked my boyfriend to give me some shoulder exercises to add to my routine since they are something I am really trying to focus on and he told me to do seated military presses in the smith machine. I did them at the beginning of my shoulder workout on Wednesday and my shoulders were so SORE!! I was very pleased 🙂 .

Today I did legs and did weighted glute raises for the first time and LOVED them! I will start doing these on my leg days regularly. As I got done with my first set an older gentleman came over to ask me if they worked your lower abs. I told him he should do hanging leg raises for lower abs and saw him doing them a little later.

My studly boyfriend and I have staycation plans this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! We are going to be staying in a local hotel to kind of get away. We may not be able to afford a real vacation right now in the sun and sand but that doesn’t mean we can’t get away from home for a little bit.

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