Friday, October 19, 2012

My "Big Mess" Story

Good evening Beautiful,

HAPPY FRIDAY! It’s finally Friday – it couldn’t have come any slower if it tried!
As you all know, this week has been a bit intense for me… not really because anything intense happened, more because I was on the edge of burn out and needed a lot of rest, which in turn resulted less exercise and I ate some crap. The good news is that things like this happen, and it’s how you handle it that really matters. So if you didn’t guess it already, tonight’s post will focus on the big, bad burnout.
According to Google, burnout is defined as Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress. I would say this is a perfect definition. Wikipedia also added that it includes diminished interest and has categorized burn out into 12 steps:
  1. The compulsion to prove oneself
  2. Working harder
  3. Neglecting their needs
  4. Displacement of conflicts
  5. Revision of Values
  6. Denial of emerging problems
  7. Withdrawl
  8. Obvious behavioral changes
  9. Depersonalization
  10. Inner emptiness
  11. Depression
  12. Burnout symdrome
Ok, so I wasn’t close to burnout, but I’ve had an exhausting week. Anyways, if you think you’re close to burn out, what can you do to cope? The most effective thing to do is rest, take a sick day and just rest, rest your body, rest your mind, and just do nothing. If you think it’s more serious than a day off of work, ask to have some of your work distributed to some other people and slowly rebuild your endurance to work. If you want to read more on burn out, you can click here to be taken directly to the Wikipedia page.
This morning was no better than yesterday. Last night I had to set my alarm for a 2:30am wakeup call so I could test my blood sugar to make sure my insulin levels are correct. Of course, I couldn’t get back to sleep after that, so I woke up groggy again today. I woke up early so I could go get blood work done for my doctor’s appointment on Monday with my most favourite doctor ever (click here to see him!). Do you know how wildly inconvenient it is to not have a credit card? Basically this morning I parked my car at the hospital, in a little parking lot with no people running it. Well frig, as soon as I was in the hospital I realized “Hmm, how am I going to get out of here with no credit card to pay for parking?”…. so by this point I still had to get the blood work done, so I did that, and made my way to the information desk. I’m sure the woman thought I was nuts for asking how I could pay for parking with no credit card. Well, she directed me some place that I couldn’t find, so if she didn’t already think I was crazy, I had to go back and get physically shown how to go where I needed to go, basically the opposite side of the hospital from where I parked.
I got to the parking office, and asked the guy behind the desk if I could pay for parking without a credit card. He seemed taken back that I didn’t have a credit card, and directed me in the direction of the bank. So I had to leave, walk to the bank, take out money and come back. He taught me to pay for parking with money (he used a machine, if I had known I just needed to do that, I’m sure I could have figured it out for myself, but thank you anyways sir) and I had to walk back to the hospital and when I walked in, decided to grab a coffee.
When I get coffee I usually pour it myself because I leave a lot of room for cream (the only thing I put diary in is my coffee), or if I’m at Starbucks and they give me too much I can pour some into the trash. This place didn’t leave me enough room nor did they have a trash bin. I filled up my coffee to my liking and proceeded to put a lid on it… which then made the coffee overflow everywhere. Not a little drop… everywhere. Anytime I moved the coffee, more spilled. I tried to open the lid, it overflowed through the little hole in the top. I made a HUGE mess. Unfortunately the women who served me was scary and not very approachable, and they also didn’t have napkins. Soooo, lady who was working at the coffee place I was at today (I don’t remember the name!) I’m very sorry I left a mess for you…. Please put napkins out in preparation for my next visit on Monday. Thanks… and sorry again.
So then I left the hospital (quickly, before anyone noticed I was the one that made the mess) and left the hospital to go back home! We actually even made it to work on time today which was nice. I devoured my breakfast though; fasting for 13 hours isn’t fun. I like food. So if I haven’t already mentioned this, I was super tired today (ha), but 1:15 came around and I decided to go workout to see if that helped me wake up. I did just upper body today, a light workout but I figured it was better than nothing. I won’t even bore you with the details because it was basically the same thing I’d done my last two workouts prior.
This week has really SUCKED in terms of running. I haven’t ran since like, Monday I think. I can’t even remember. No, it must have been Tuesday because I took Monday off of running. Tomorrow I have plans to go to hot yoga with my friend Marina, and we’re going to have lunch after. Then on Sunday I’m planning on doing a 10km run! Well, that’s the plan.
What do you have planned for the weekend? Any fitness fun? This is how I’m starting my weekend….
If you couldn't tell, this is a chocolate raspberry martini..!

… I love my “mostly” healthy life J. I think this martini is well deserved.
Stay sweet.

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  1. you definitely deserve that martini after all the craziness of the week!!! keep on smiling, pretty girl!! next week will be better!! spa love!

    1. Thanks Jenna! I'm hoping the greatness of this coming week starts TODAY! :) Going out for a run soon, hopefully it's a great one!

  2. Imagine useing money to pay for something such as parking......what is this world of ours coming you.

    1. Yes father, it's wildly inconvenient... bah!

  3. one week until the toronto women's 8km! can't wait! xox hope you can unwind and destress this weekend xo

    1. I know! Ahh! I'm excited :). Going to try and run 10km today! xo


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