Yay!

Here’s the story.

I went on ZipRecruiter and applied for a job. This job calls me 2 days later and requested me to take online tests that are recorded and viewed. I take these tests and didn’t think I did very well (math and computer tests). A day later, they call me and ask me to come in for an interview. The next day, I go to the interview. I meet with the HR person and the manager for the job I applied for. The interview lasted 5 minutes! Of course with that short of time, I did not think I got the job. Cut to a week later and I am still applying for jobs online and my phone rings. It was the HR person of said company. They offered me the job!!!!

I start my new job on Monday. It’s 9:30-6 Monday through Friday. I will keep my job at the gym but only on Sunday’s. I will keep the 2 clients I have left and take them wherever on Saturday’s. So now I have 3 jobs and will not have to stress over buying groceries or paying off credit card debt I have accumulated in the past couple of years. I definitely want to stay working at the gym since I will be sitting at a computer all day and will need to exercise more than I currently do (I haven’t been because of being so tired after running around work).

I’m sure some of you will understand the relief I feel right now. I will be working in a call center talking to customers and vendors which is fine with me. I will have benefits starting in January so I won’t have to stress to find the $100 it costs me out of pocket to see a doctor or the $70 it costs to get an asthma inhaler without insurance.

The gym and client driving will be our spending money and my son said that sounds great. I am selling stuff on eBay right now to make grocery money. That’s how it’s been here the past few weeks. I wasn’t making much at the gym, just barely enough to get by, I was only scheduled 30 hours a week or less even working in multiple areas there. I joined a debt consolidation company back in June and was having to use my moms credit card for groceries and my sons therapist. Now her card is maxed out too (she spent the majority on it – not me). I am excited to be able to pay that down, get groceries, and pay my own bills.

This job was a godsend. I know that for sure. I am writing all this down to re-read it on those tough days when I don’t want to work a 9-5 job. πŸ˜‚

I got someone to take Lucky out for walks while I’m gone daily since I will get a 30 minute lunch which is not enough time to drive home, take him out, and get back. Amber is fine waiting all day for me. She used to when I worked in the travel industry anyway. My son will be at school and said he’s fine walking home daily which he mostly does now anyway. The only day we will have trouble is on Wednesday’s when he is supposed to be at church at 5 and his bus gets to his stop at 4:45 and is 2.5 miles away from the church. I told him that he can take an Uber if he needs to.

So everyone is set. I am excited to start this new adventure. The job already told me that there is a lot of opportunity to move up fast as well.

Note that I am not saying where or who I work for. Company policy (yep I read it) says that we are not allowed to say any details about our job or company online or in personal blogs. I don’t anyway. πŸ˜€

AND…I may have met someone. I’m not sure if he’s just being nice or is interested but I am going to give him my phone number and see what happens. He’s older than me, has a dad bod, runs his own business, exercises, and is just a really nice guy. So maybe???

Y’all have a great weekend, it’s my last full weekend at the gym!!! 😘

See ya!

Jules

Wow

I haven’t had a day to myself in SO long!!!

I dropped my son off for fish camp this morning and I’m off work as well. So I have alone time, no kid, and no work. What a great day!!! I am watching Aquaman on HBO and thought I would drop you guys a note saying hello.

I am still at the weight of 150, I am doing so well. Lucky graduated from Advanced training last weekend and I’m planning a 2nd birthday party for him next month.

Lucky and Amber seem to really get along and even play with each other!

My coworker invited me to her 25th birthday celebration and we had fun.

I got a new vape and I am enjoying trying out new flavors with a monthly subscription box called Zamplebox. I haven’t had a cigarette in 7 and a half months and I’m so excited about that!

I work at the gym about 30 hours a week and with clients about 10 hours a week. I feel good although tired a lot even when I’m able to get 7-8 hours of sleep. I haven’t been dieting, just sticking to my daily calories to keep from gaining weight back. It works for me!

I hope y’all had a good summer. My son starts school on Monday and will be a freshman in high school (note the fish camp). I can’t believe my little baby is in high school. I will turn 50 years old when he graduates in 4 years. So I guess life really does start at 50!

I was not able to afford classes this semester but that’s okay. I’ll go back in the spring and take my 2nd Anatomy class.

That’s all I got today. Nice to catch y’all up! Hugs!

SO exciting!!!

Clients, work, school, studying, blah, blah, blah.

I have the BEST news!!! My son got into the top rated high school in Texas!!!! We just found out yesterday and I am thrilled beyond belief! We went to Taco Cabana to celebrate and he brought his latest BFF with him.

I also have bad news. Poor Lucky has whip worm which means I have to give him medicine for 5 days. No fun! At least I just mix it with food. I don’t have to trick him into taking a pill!

Short but sweet! I didn’t want to bore you with how at work today there was nobody in the gym so I got a workout in 24 minutes on the elliptical until a woman came in).

I keep saying I am going to blog then I run out of hours in the day

Sorry about this absence. Okay, okay, not really sorry. I’m crazy busy so why should I be sorry for not updating my own blog? Anyway, updates!

Friday:

Took Styled to get her hair done and get groceries. Came home to study. Worked from 5-9pm closing the gym and actually had a good night with my coworkers. Good guys and I enjoyed closing!

Saturday:

Worked from 8am-12pm. Got off late since somebody else was late getting to work. Got to go to the other part of the gym and get on their schedule for today. They have set schedules so I like it! Plus, more hours!

Came home, took my son to the movies with his friends (they saw Shazam – whatever that is), then came home and studied. Picked the kids up 4 hours later, studied more until I passed out.

Today:

Woke up, went to take my Anatomy exam at 10am across town. Probably failed because I don’t think I studied enough. Came home after stopping at the bakery we love and started my new position on the gym floor from 12-6pm. I love it! I got to walk around, show people how to use the gym equipment, and not be tied to a desk. I work there tomorrow as well. Then I go back to the front desk on Tuesday.

When I got home today, my son and his friends were at our neighborhood pool. It was freezing cold in there too so they’re insane (they are teenage boys). I ordered pizza for all of them (5 kids total) and myself. I was starving!

Now I am in bed at 9:30pm because I have school at 8am and work from 10-4. I also have to get groceries and cook food. PLUS I have another exam on Wednesday. It’s another crazy week in the life of Julie.

Lucky decided that he wanted more attention from me and jumped up into my bed. Like not even a running jump, just “Boop” right up here (my bed is about 4 feet off the ground). He’s so silly too!

Astros won today against the A’s. So excited that I got to watch it AT WORK! I had a bunch of people ask me to turn on the game so I did. Hehehe This picture is when we were behind but we came back and won 9-8 so Go Astros!!!

My son and his friends came up to the gym and decided to play racketball and let me take a couple of silly photos of them.

All in all, a great day! I hope yours was as well!

Oh crap it’s Thursday night already???

Wednesday:

Hectic morning. We woke up at 6. I usually leave for school by 7:15 at the latest. My son overslept again and took Lucky out but came right back which means I had to walk him. 30 minutes later, at 7:30, he still hadn’t pooped. πŸ™„ I put him in his crate and took off.

Traffic was a nightmare. I turned around and tried to go a different way. I remembered I needed my book for class so I raced back home. I looked in my room but it wasn’t there! OMG, it was in my damn trunk! Left again and didn’t get to school until 8:20am. Oops!

I was thankful for my professor yesterday. He was going over the nerve which I suck at. He finished up and told the class to work on their book. He called me up to his desk, said he counted me present for Monday, and asked for my book. He saw it was complete and told me to go ahead and go for the day. Yay!

I left class at 8:45am. I came home, walked both dogs, and Lucky FINALLY did his thing. At 9:40, I drove to the wife of the couple (if you don’t remember, the husband passed last April). I haven’t driven her in over a year! She asked me to drop her at her church function and come back to get her. Sounds good to me!

I dropped her off and went home to study. I read a chapter and a half in my Anatomy book and then went back to pick her up. I would have read more but my mother was here and kept coming in my room to chat with me or ask me questions (like I could even answer them).

I picked her up and took her home. I came back home to read a bit more. I had to be at work for a CPR/First Aid class at 5. I got there and just my luck, the big boss was in class with me and I got to be his partner. 😳 It was scheduled to be a 4 hour class but was only 2.5 hours so that was nice. Came home and played games until I went to sleep at 11:30pm.

Today:

I bet you can guess I woke up at 6 again. I don’t know how to get myself on a waking up at 5am schedule but I am still trying! When taking my son to school, as we are pulling up to the school, he says he left some girls present at home and can we go back? NO! I dropped him at school and came home.

I ended up having to walk both dogs again before going to work at 10am. Since it was raining, I drove the one minute to my job. It worked out well though. For my 15 minute break, I sat in my car, ate my snack I had brought, refilled my water, and used my Cue. No complaints today because nobody can see me parked facing a wall in a dark parking garage!

I left at 3 and came home to walk the dogs. I went back to work at 4:45 to cover a coworker that had to go get her car fixed. Umm, ok. Sure, I missed an hour and a half from the training the night before so I wanted to make it up anyhow. It went well, even during the crazy times of SO many people coming in.

Well, 6pm rolls up when I am supposed to leave and there’s nobody to cover me! Finally at 6:10, one of the high schoolers gets there and I ask him to come over. I got out of there as fast as I could!

It’s 9pm, I keep telling myself to study and have only read one nutrition chapter. I have to take a quiz tonight and the exam tomorrow. Tomorrow I also have Styled for her normal hair thing plus I have to work tomorrow night. I cannot WAIT until Sunday! Sunday morning I will go take my Anatomy exam and then I am free the rest of the day! Maybe I can clean my poor kitchen and actually cook something!

TTYL my friends!

Hello fellow bloggers!

I feel like a horrible friend since I haven’t had time to read your blogs! I will find the time hopefully soon. Being out of town, spring break, interviews, school, homework, driving my clients around, plus my son and all his stuff, keeps me a tad busy!

I had my 3rd interview today at my gym. It went well and she said if my references pan out, I will get the email for the drug test tomorrow. I could possibly start working next week! On my way to work out after the interview (I was already at the gym so why not), I ran into my interviewer from last week and she said they want me too so they are going to see if I can do both. Yay!

Yes, I did work out today. 45 minutes on the treadmill running and walking. I am doing this couch to 5K app and the running felt like I was dying after the first couple of times! A girl in my running group said, “Why don’t you just jog so it’s not so hard?” 🀣 Me? Make something easy? Yeah, okay, sure!

I am also keeping up with my planks.

I made tacos for dinner last night and tonight for a total of 7 carbs and yummy!

Enlightened has this awesome ice cream flavor called marshmallow and peanut butter and oh wow, I couldn’t stay away from it. Thank goodness it’s only 3 net carbs a serving! That was dessert yesterday and after lunch today.

I have an Anatomy lab exam tomorrow that I am studying for right now. I hate remembering the bones and bone parts of the body. I know I have to know them but I don’t want to!!! <— my whine of the day hehehehe

My wonderful neighbor gave me a crate for the puppy. I also let Amber lick the ice cream container. I had both kitties in the window in my room.

That’s about it. I have to get back to studying. Chat soon!!!

Happy to be home

Our flight took 4 hours. That’s an hour longer than it was supposed to. The entire ride was awful with turbulence. I did get frisked again by TSA but this time I got to see what they saw. All of my excess skin shows up as yellow on their screen. My entire stomach area, legs, and arms. It’s absolutely crazy looking! I told them as I got in the machine that I had all the skin so I only got felt around my legs, they were much nicer than in Houston. It sucks that I will have to deal with this every time, but I have to stay positive that it’s just skin and they are just doing their job. A woman I follow on Instagram said she still has issues with TSA because she has scar tissue where she had her excess skin removed. How crazy is that???

I was sitting at the airport waiting for our flight and I see this guy. At first I thought he went to our church. I looked at him a bit more and it hit me. This is a guy I had known for 20 years in the travel industry! I went on Facebook to be sure I had the right person and then walked up to him. I was right! We got all caught up. He’s working at my last travel job which I found amusing. I told him what I do now and he said that’s a great idea and probably better that I got out of travel when I did. I saved him a seat on the plane and we sat with each other. It was so nice to chat!

Oliver decided to stay in my room last night since I couldn’t pick Amber up until this morning. It took him all night but he finally got into Amber’s treat bag and woke me up at 5:15am munching on them. Crazy cat. So I got around 4 and a half hours of sleep. Whatever. Hopefully I will sleep better tonight.

I only gained 2 pounds on vacation. Whew! I was worried but I guess we were walking around enough to help a little. I am back to keto today. I am not going to gain anymore! I also got a new keto snack in the mail while I was gone so I will be checking it out later. I’m going to try and get my mom to do a review with me. It will get posted to Instagram. They are snack cakes with very few carbs.

We raced home last night because one, we were so late, and two, because there was supposed to be a letter from the school in the mail telling my son where he got into high school. We checked the mail and it wasn’t there. He was so upset! I hope it’s there today. All of his friends were waitlisted to get into the school they wanted but it was a lottery system so who knows what my son got!

I also got 2 calls at the airport. I have 3 interviews set up over the next week! 2 at my gym and one at a nearby Vitamin Shoppe. All part time and all worthy of my time. I’ll keep y’all posted on those!

More later. I am hoping I have postcards in my mail too! If you haven’t sent me one, please do!

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