Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Bleh

I'm just going to say it: I want to smack Sanjaya.

Okay now that I got that out (and honestly, I hate that I even care about Amer1can 1dol, but it's on right now, so yeah) I guess I can write about my day.

I sort of sucked it up at boot camp tonight. Just feeling kind of blah I guess. I got a lot of sleep last night, but I felt super tired all day at work today, was running late because of my silly boss, and then when I got there and found out we were running I was just over it. I shuffled along and when we got back and started doing shoulder exercises, I sort of half assed that too.

At least I went I guess.

Do you ever have those workouts where you just aren't feeling it? Maybe it's because all the workouts are catching up to me, or maybe it was just not what I wanted to do, but I definitely had a crappy workout. Maybe tomorrow will be better, but right now I feel like momentum is just not going my way. I'm tempted to just skip it tomorrow and call it a day. I like the instructor tomorrow night better though, and I know I'll feel even shittier if I don't go tomorrow, so I'm going to tough it out.

In other news, somehow today I found myself on the American Dietetic Association's web site today looking at local dietitians. I seriously doubt I need to spend any more money learning about how to lose weight, but the dietitian angle interests me. I started thinking about it, and I think I practically know enough to become a dietitian myself. I mean, right now it's more of a "do as I say, not as I do" thing, but maybe going back to school to do something like that would be just the kick in the pants that I need. Or maybe it would be one more failed attempt.

Who knows?

I do know that while I'm using my masters degree right now, I'm not really IN LOVE! with what I'm doing. What I do love is blogging, and reading your blogs and reading about nutrition and exercise. So maybe there's something to that. Do you love what you do?

4 comments:

Alea said...

Yay for going to boot camp and toughing it out even though you didn't 'feel it'! I get those days too (too often, really) and unlike you, I usually take them as an excuse to not exercise... So be proud for those seemingly little steps, because they'll make you succeed in the long run.

I know people (or at least someone) who went back to school to learn more about nutrition and chose that as their new career after being on a weight loss journey herself. I think a dietitian who knows from her own experiene what it means to be overweight and how much it takes to actually lose weight, can probably relate much better to the feelings a client (or would you say patient?) goes through. Personally, I think they're more inspiring and motivating because they act as a real role model!
So, if you think you'd love to do that, look into it! Do what your heart tells you.

Do I love what I do? That's a very thought provoking question! I don't know really, and that's a huge problem for me actually, because I'm finishing my degree in summer and I'm not even sure it's the right thing for me to do... But yeah, I might have to explore my thoughts on that question in my own blog, cause I don't want to clog up your comments section with musings and ramblings about me! :)

WifeMomChocoholic said...

I read somewhere that most dieticians either suffer from an ED or have recovered from one.

I wish I loved what I do. After getting a master's degree in my field (and still paying back student loans 14 years after graduation) I sincerely wish I loved it. I like my coworkers and my job is enjoyable sometimes, but I definitely don't have a passion for it.

My dh, OTOH, would go to work for free. Oh, how I envy him!

K said...

I like what I do (enough to be studying for a second masters degree in it). I enjoy my work. However, I would NOT do it for free. If you ever hear of an opening for being paid to read books, do a bit of gardening and recreational sewing, do let me know.

Actually, reading that, maybe I should just retire. (I'm 27, though.)

Jen said...

What a loaded question! I guess the short answer is "no." I think that people who truly love what they do for a living are very few and far between. That being said, I really enjoy the people that I work with and I love that I'm able to help them with a skill that I love, and which isn't possessed by most. So it's kind of a feel good thing. That being said, I still have to drag myself out of bed every morning and force myself to work, when there are a gazillion things I would rather be doing (resting, working out, cooking, traveling, learning, shopping, reading, etc. etc.)

My dad has always said that our jobs are a means to an end. That they give us the resources we need to do all of those other things that we love. And, if we enjoy the job...even a little bit...it's just a nice bonus. I think there's some truth to that.