I met with Pleasants today--managed to lose 4lbs this week! Just about 5 more to go before I'm back to where I was prior to rescheduling this whole competition thing. He wants me to get there within the next 2 weeks, before I start my full-time job(!!). Is it crazy that I actually think I can do that? My self-doubt is currently at an all-time low, yay! And being on my feet for hours on end at Loft is helping of course. Did I mention I also lost 2% body fat while maintaining BMI. Hello, muscle! So utterly excited this go-round!
Speaking of Loft, it was a blessing in (not so much a) disguise that I got the new job. I realized today that I would not be happy as a sales lead at Loft for very long. Yesterday, my first long shift, my feet were killing me when I got home. Today was the same. It also didn't help that my entire upper body was sore, but that's another story.
I have worked at loft as an associate for so long that most of my coworkers are friends. That being said, I feel like it makes it easy for some of them to take advantage of me as their boss--i.e., low productivity. I pride myself on being productive and proving success through great results. And I can just see where some people may not want to work as hard under my supervision. That, and after a while of dealing with crazy clients (not all, just some), I get cranky. The kind of cranky that only going home and sleeping can cure.
In case you were wondering, I do not advise doubling up on workouts when you miss a day of lifting. Wednesday was obviously a busy day for me, and everyone wanted to celebrate the good news with me upon hearing about my job offer. Factor in a coffee date with my amazing friend Stacy and dinner with my brother, Alex, and sister-in-law, Kathy, and something had to be removed from my schedule. That thing that was removed was round 2 at the gym--I was supposed to work chest. Didn't happen. Instead, I made the conscious choice to "delay" my chest workout to the next evening. At this point, I was already locked into working out lats & bis with Kevin & Bob in the morning. Come Friday, I didn't want to move a muscle, literally. I don't even want to touch my lats, that's how sore they are. Don't worry, I'm not complaining. I'm just shocked
Can you believe it's September already?? First UVa football game of the season was today--of course I didn't go due to work. And I can smell Fall just around the corner--
P.S. Yes, it's September and I'm already talking about Thanksgiving...