Wilting on Wednesday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wilting on Wednesday
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Wed, 03-19-2014 - 8:26am

Gym rat, you called it. I woke up today feeling like I am coming down with cold. I have far too much to do to be sick right now, so I took some vitamin C, I'm using my netipot, and I should probably gargle with some of that Apple cider. I wanted to do some yoga this morning, but I may hold off. I am now remembering that a woman who was next to me in yoga last week had a horrible cold, and although I wanted to move my mat, I did not. Perhaps, I should have.

work today, meeting with the lawyer for a second opinion, and then I pick up one of my customers to go to my dinner program tonight. I probably will not get home until 11 tonight. Yikes, all work and no play makes me a sick boy.  Hot tea and honey sounds good.  :D

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 03-19-2014 - 11:31am

FSN, I'm sorry I was right. Frown  Put getting your IgG tested on your to-do list.  Seriously.  I would bet money at this point that you have a compromised immune system but the beauty there is that one little injection can fix it.  In the meantime, you might consider adding Alkalol to your nasal rinses.  It's OTC but it's usually kept behind the pharmacy counter.  It has antiseptic properties and can keep things from turning into an infection.  If you get some, don't more put than a tablespoon in.  It's pretty potent stuff.  

I'm taking a rest day today.  I've been working for a couple hours already and am headed to the allergy lab this afternoon for injections.  Happy, yes, the fundraiser is noodle related.  Tongue Out

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 03-19-2014 - 1:56pm

Hope you get better soon. Even more, that you're able to get the rest you need.  There was an article about "Overwhelmia" in suburban moms and how they can't rest, except to get together to chat about how they can't rest. Having jumped off the "success" track, I don't have to deal w/ that but I see it in most women here. I really believe it's one reason I haven't been sick since 1999 (knock wood).  

I had a couple of clients this morning, actual training which I haven't done in a while. I really enjoyed it. I think I've needed the break I had the past couple of months. I also had an advice client, was shadowed by a doctor who told me she really learned a lot from me and loved following the session. I don't work many hours there but I do enjoy that part of my job a lot.  As my sister put it, you couldn't have hand written a better position for me--being paid to give advice on working out and being healthy.  I think I'm taking a rest day today. Taking two days off is working for me for ski season.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 03-19-2014 - 10:05pm
Well, I am back in the frozen tundra of Boston...very hard to leave the sunshine...I think it is possible that I will give my notice at work next week and retire in April. I am waiting yo hear about a division on the project I've been working on. There is something they could decide that would cause me to wait, but other choices will make me feel freed from my obligation. If so, I could spend next winter in Florida...there are a few things about it that I am not sure of. One is that I would not drive my car frown, and I am not sure the costs or options..and driving in Tampa really scares me. Driving most places makes me a little nervous..not the places I go on the Cape all. The time, but anything outside of that feels scary to me...I hate this about myself, it has limited my life so much. The other thing I am grappling with is leaving my trainer for three months or more. I missed him a lot when I was in Krakow, and I missed him even during the week I was away. He is one of the best parts of my life...I get a lot of happiness from the time I spend working out with him, and giving that up will be hard. I guess I will cross that bridge when I get to it. FSN, hope you can beat the cold. Jean, glad the ski break is helping you enjoy work again. Gymrat, maybe if I retire I will come to AZ to see the noodle project....Karla, hope everything is good at your house. I lifted tonight...it felt great...I am working towards 10,000 steps, which involves some running in place because I didn't run today...maybe tomorrow...although this weekend starts my favorite time of year..March Madness so I will watch A LOT of basketball in the next four days....
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 03-19-2014 - 11:20pm

Happy, do you think a snowbird option might work out for you?  Live south in the winter and north in the summer?  That's kind of a goal for me.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 03-20-2014 - 6:25am

Wow, that's an exciting change if you decide to retire!  It's intimidating driving in a new place but it's also surprising how quickly you adjust.  On the trainer thing--have you ever tried a new one?  As you know, it's all about fit but different trainers have different focuses so it might be good for you to do something else. I'm looking forward to hearing about your possible new life!






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 03-20-2014 - 3:06pm
Yes, I will definitely snowbird, but the summer will be on Cape a Cod, not Boston. But I won't sell my Boston house right away, in case I find that I really want to go back to work...or live in the city. The trainer issue is not so much about having a trainer, but the relationship I've built with this trainer. It is not a friendship, but after so many years, it is also not just business...but I think it is like work friendships...I have found that even people I really liked and felt close to at work, once they worked somewhere else, we didn't have a lot to talk about. I have never been good at friendship, I am not very open about my life (one reason I like this board so much, where I share things anonymously that I don't with people I know in real life). I don't think I will get better at this as I age...I think people become more of what they are and I am a very private person. I actually find it almost painful to be physically with people for long periods of time. The past week with my dad showed me how true this is...I was happy at bedtime each night to close my door and be alone. The relationship with my trainer is nice for me because I talk to him about how I feel emotionally and physically, and I think he genuinely cares, but it is time and location bound...and although I reciprocate the caring, there is no expectation from him that I will so I don't disappoint him. It took years to get to this point, and although I might get there with someone else, it would take a time investment that I am not sure I will make. Training is expensive, and I am not sure I can justify it without the emotional benefits I get from the situation I have now. I think I could lift on my own, and attend classes and that will meet some of the social needs the gym meets for me now. I compare this to a relationship I had with someone I worked for...we were mutually invested in each others success, and I benefited a great deal from the day to day contact. Once he transferred to another country, and eventually retired, the ability to connect changed. I miss him and that relationship a lot, but the circumstances that supported it changed. I think that is what will happen with my trainer if I am not seeing him regularly. At work right now, I have no close relationships with people I am working with now, and the negatives outweigh the positives there so leaving feels like a healthy choice. But with the gym, it is the best part of my life right now, so leaving there feels like I am giving something up. Thanks for letting me ramble about this, as I work through this tough decision.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 03-20-2014 - 4:56pm

Being a snowbird sounds ideal. I'd probably do the reverse where I'd want to be near skiing in the winter. Maybe we could work out a time share!  I completely get where you're coming from as being alone goes.  I relish being alone, especially given what I do and that I'm surrounded by people all the time AND have to be upbeat and motivating. In the beginning when I started, I used to come home and have to decompress but the family was there and didn't get that I needed quiet, alone time. I didn't get that I needed quiet, alone time.  But, we had been talking on this board about functional introverts and the more I read about it, the more it made sense.  I'm not an extreme introvert, but when I'm around people for too long, I need to be alone. And, I don't need to be w/ people, even when I'm around others. I have no problems going to a restaurant or class and being by myself.  Given that I'm pretty outgoing, people around me don't get that I'm that way. So, yes, I can understand your feelings about your trainer and being connected but not.