Marie asked about my new job. It’s only been 2 weeks since I started & I’m bored already. I was told when I interviewed that they were not looking for a Unit Secretary. The position title is “Office Manager.” I am the unit secretary. “Get with Mrs. Laks to get on my calendar for later in the week;” “Hey Mrs. Laks, is LtCol L in his office?” “Mrs. Laks, would you schedule a meeting with Col E?” “Mrs. Laks, would you type this letter for us?” I am a well-titled secretary. Eh. I’m making decent money for what I do.
I like the people I work with for the most part. There’s a young woman in the office that doesn’t even speak unless I speak first. She is military so I don’t know what her problem is. It’s not like I’m in any way a threat to her position. When I’ve needed stuff from her I don’t get a warm fuzzy feeling that she wants to be of assistance. Whatever. I’m above that & will continue to ask for assistance if I need it.
I now work in a military training facility. We train mostly AF but a few members from other branches as well to prepare for what they might encounter in Afghanistan or Iraq. We have the largest training armory & the largest military working dog training facility in the Air Force. That’s pretty cool to be a part of. My boss took me to see some of the facility yesterday. It’s pretty cool.
Marie also asked if the person I was concerned about viewing my blog is Idiot Fat Boy; formerly known as T. No, but interestingly enough he will still email or call me occasionally. Just to say hi or to let me know he is thinking about me. I know his number so I don’t answer my phone & I don’t return his emails. It’s been more than a year since I have spoken to him & yet he still does that crazy sh*t. He’s a freak.
No, it’s Joe that I think was reading my blog. Hence the need to change all my passwords at home.
FWIW, I weigh & measure everything I eat. I didn’t last weekend for two meals & that’s the crazy-maker for me. Deviation from measuring & the entire week’s hard work was shot. I am NOT deviating this weekend. No reward meal until the cruise now. I have lost ½ lb so far—dropping from 3 oz to 2.5 oz with my meats has made a difference.
I did a modified version of workout 1 from last April. Basically 2 giant sets of 4x10. I skipped the burpees with jump squats & the 2 minutes of jump rope. I was being lazy & didn’t feel like doing them. Funny enough, I did feel like doing 10-1x1 intervals on the arc trainer after my resistance training.
I did 3 sets of squats at 95 lbs & 1 set at 105. I also increased my weight on my alternating lunges—25 lb dumbbells. I will probably increase the weight on those next time out. I want to increase my weight on my db chest presses next time out, too.
I’ve ordered two of the ACSM CPT prep books. I decided to go with ACSM because it’s what the AF requires of their trainers. The exercise physiologists are even certified through them. I will probably attend a certification workshop & get certified in August. My CPR certification is current through December. I’m going to have to find out if I can get it renewed through one of the instructors here.
I don’t know if I will ever do anything with it but it’s something I’ve wanted to do forever so I’m going to get it done this year. Or at least read the books. Shrug.