John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
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Tuesday afternoon update

Celebrated my last official day of being unemployed by going out and buying a traveler's guide to the Philippines. I spoke with my contact at the client, and she told me that they're still not quite sure where I'll be headed. Most likely, it'll be Manila or Cebu. I'm kind of hoping for the latter, having read through this book. Evidently, they make wonderful guitars in Cebu.

I go for my shots on Thursday morning. Oh, joy, oh thrill.

My workout is scheduled for 7 PM this evening, and again at 7 tomorrow and Thursday, then Saturday morning. I have no idea what it's going to feel like, working out at night. Were it up to me, I'd be working out in the early morning, but evidently that's a problem. Considering Atlanta traffic coming from downtown in the evenings, it pretty well means that I'm going to have to leave the client site and head right for the gym. Better be prepared to eat whenever I can.

You know, that's something that's been bugging me lately. I've got the training manager at the health club wanting me to do one thing food-wise, Mary wanting me to do something different food-wise, and I'm afraid to do the wrong thing by either of them. I feel like I have to avoid eating at all costs for fear that I'll eat something that'll cause me to gain back whatever weight I've lost (probably around 5 or 6 pounds). Plus, I'm off to a foreign country and I don't know much about the food there, but I'm pretty sure that all of it is verboten. It's like I have too many things to worry about lately: Drink enough water. Make sure you get enough cardio exercise. Drink a glass of cranberry water with fiber when you get up. Make sure you take all your vitamins. Make sure you breathe right. Blah blah blah. I didn't have these things to worry about when I was just sitting around like a blob. Of course, I didn't feel as good as I do now when I did that, but still, it's like I'm trying to satisfy everyone and satisfying no one in the process. I have a feeling that it's because I've been so focused lately on my health, my weight and my exercise. I know that I have to continue to do that, even though I'm out of the country and away from the watchful eyes, but I feel like I should pick one or two important things to focus on and ignore the rest, at least for the time being.

Then, I'm made to feel like I shouldn't have accepted this assignment, that I should have just waited until I was well on my way to a more healthy lifestyle before taking anything. But, damn it, that's just such crap. I'm trying to start a business here. I can't be turning work away because it's not convenient for my trainer, or for the training manager. I'm not going to quit doing anything, but, you know, something's going to have to give. As I see it, they're going to have to be a lot more accommodating to my schedule. For crying out loud, they have my money. I'm the customer here.

I'm going to have to cook dinner in a few minutes. I'm going to have to eat and give myself some time to digest before I pump iron.

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