Taking it in Stride
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Well it has been a while since I wrote in here. I am still struggling with work schedule and am not sure I will ever fully recover from the loss of my old job. I personally would love to just teach walking classes and semi-retire. My body is indeed tired. I love to walk, run, and found a new love which is gliding on my XL Glider.
I think I just need to find something that will work for me with my schedule that gives me some sort of movement beyond work. I know personally my job is a workout on it's own I burn an average of 1700 calories and walk 4+ miles in an 8 hour shift. I use a pedometer and a heart rate monitor so I do know it is a workout. I can even get my heart rate into my zone and above at times.
My last job no way came close to that I burned 800 calories running a machine!!!
So you can imagine my frustration right now I am used to being able to get off work come home and then go for a walk or a run and I even took Jazzercise classes 6-7 times a week-- not anymore. Sometimes I come home so crippled from the job I can barely get out of the car!!!!!!! Let alone go for a walk at 11 p.m. so I invested in a glider something that is easy on the bones, easy on the feet, the ears etc nothing major but something.
So I am now starting to take it in stride that things will never be the same, I won't be able to do what I used to do due to the work load and hopefully someday I can retire and enjoy all the walking I want to do. My main thing is to protect my body so I can enjoy it.
This is a huge hurdle for me but somehow I think I will get across it the hurdle will probably teeter some but I will clear it and get ready for the next one just taking it all in stride.