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I'm a 23 year old Business Systems Analyst planning a DIY-heavy wedding to the love of my life on 9 . 10 . 11. Other then wedding planning, I spend most of my time trying to stay in shape or playing with my 3 dogs...Gabby, Dudley, and Tyson. I hate cleaning and almost never go a day without wearing something purple, and I hope you can keep up with my ADD blogging style!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fitness Recap Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone!  And today is an extra happy Friday, because it is Good Friday and I don't have to work!!!!!  So I'm sitting here with my laptop and my coffee, watching a super old season of Project Runway (from 2006 - the one with the red-head mean lady, the guy with the neck tattoo, and the red-head pageant dress designer - really good season) and loving life!

I decided I wanted to eat pancakes for breakfast, and I enjoyed every last bite of them.  And I don't feel bad about it at all because I had like a bazillion activity points earned and saved this week! So let's get to the recap...

Saturday was my day off, and I didn't do anything, haha.

Then guess what?  I did Turbo Fire all week, haha!

Sunday was HIIT 15 and Tone 30.  Seriously, Chalene doesn't mess around when it comes to resistance training.  She is a freaking animal.  And as I'm struggling, she's just chit chatting along doing the exact same moves.  I can only hope I'll be that strong someday!

Monday was Fire 45 Stretch 10.  I think I like the "fire" workouts more than I like the "HIIT" workouts.  Like yeah, short workouts are an awesome option if your pressed for time, but I don't get the same sense of satisfaction after the fact, know what I mean?

Tuesday I did not workout.  Tuesday I stayed at work a little late to try and wrap something up, and then either I missed the bus or it just never came and I got home super late and was super pissed.  Then for the icing on the cake, the next day my boss, for whatever reason, didn't trust that I had done my work properly (I have never given her a reason to not trust my work) and wanted to "verify my methodology" before I had the changes put in production so I stayed late the night before for no freaking reason.  I don't think I've ever been so upset at work in my life.

I try to not talk about my day job here, but this has really been messing with my head so I'm gonna talk about it, ok?  If you don't want to read about my day job, just skip down to the end of the italicized portion of the post!  I've technically been working at my job for almost a year now, and I worked as an intern there for a year leading up to that (so I've been at the same company for 2 years).  Well, when I started full time there were 4 people in my group.  Five months later one person I worked with left the group.  About a month after that someone else quit.  That left 2 of us (and my boss).  My one coworker really did pick up a lot of slack, but out of no where I had to become the primary support contact for automated freaking compliance at a large investment firm.  So my coworker took care of regulatory reporting, and I had to take care of automated compliance with no formal training and having only been working in the position for 6 months.

It was horrible.  It was one of the most stressful times of my life.  I care about my work, I really do.  If I had messed up along the way it would have really upset me.  So I effing killed myself to learn and do the best I could do.  And I have gotta say, I did a pretty damn good job.  I didn't mess anything up.  I've learned an obscene amount.  Honestly I think I surpassed most people's expectations of what a brand new college grad could take on.

Well Monday, the director of my area (so, my boss' boss) came to a status meeting, and afterwards looked at me and goes "Wow Amanda, you actually sounded like you knew what you were talking about." What!?!?!?!  Well, Mr. Brand-New-Director-Who-Has-Never-Worked-With-Compliance-Before, I've been doing this on my own for the past 6 months, I would hope I know what I'm talking about, or else the SEC would be pretty pissed (did I mentioned I work in Compliance???)  I honestly didn't know what to say, so I just smiled and walked back to my cube.

Then this bullshit Tuesday happened.  And I lost it.  It's fine that I'm an associate level business analyst, getting paid as an associate level business analyst, but doing the work of a senior business analyst (well actually doing the work of a senior, an intermediate, and an associate all at the same time).  But good golly, give me the respect and trust that I've earned!

Needless to say, I spent about a half hour crying in the bathroom before I was able to pull myself together and there was no way in hell I had the energy to workout when I got home.

Okay, now that I've got that off my chest...Wednesday I did Fire 45 EZ, and last night was Fire 45, Stretch 10.  Unfortunately I think I did something to my left shoulder; so although I plan on continuing to workout, I'm gonna have to take it easy.

Well, once again, happy Friday everyone!  I have about a bazillion things I'd like to get done today so I better hop to it (get it, hop to it - it's almost Easter...I know, I'm not funny)!  Thanks for listening to me bitch about my job, hopefully I'll get everything I want done today and I'll have some pretty awesome wedding projects to share with you!

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