It’s on.

“I’ve had it. I hate to be dramatic but it’s time for me to fly the coop” “I’m looking out for me”.  – Iago from Return of Jafar.

Warning: Rage mode on.

Yes. I’ve had it where I am right now. I won’t go into depth as the length of my dissastifaction of my job covered in my previous posts 2 months back and to this date it’s still within me.  I’ve been low on and off over the past weeks and I’m wasting my energy and time here. I’m deep down miserable and I know that I need change which is why I am studying my degree (with a possibilty to study extra) plus seeking new jobs not related to what I am in atm which leads to below..

I did interview for a part time role (bookings role) last week but although I didn’t get that job, I’m on the waiting list which is still better than ‘unsuccessful’ :). This would be my fourth time out of the five working years but it can’t be guaratneed that a position will pop up in the next 12 months. Key is to keep on applying. I’v applied for a few more in the past week and I have one lined up after the long holiday. Have yet to hear from the others but I know that 3 I won’t get a call back.

It sucks when you’re the only person who is available to cover the front and aren’t allowed off on Fridays and be around in the afternoon. It sucks when you’re in a place for way longer than you expect and knowing health records has high turnover rate. I wonder why I am here -rolls eyes-.  It sucks when you’re skills are best suited to other positions, (policy, research, health promotion..), your current job is stagnant and are no longer interested in pursuing any more opportunities in the place. It sucks when people are chasing after the boss after numerous times or when callers call about a query that is totally not relevant to the scope of the role. I totally no longer enjoy my role. It sucks when you’re study leave hasn’t been approved at all this year.  It sucks when your role is not going to change -sigh sigh sigh- unless i make the change (see above).  I haven’t been applying much over the past year but  this year has been my turning point. This year may be the time to go for me as I’ve applied for a heap of positions in the past two weeks and will continue. Unfortantely I havent been offered anymore exposure outside of my role which frustrates me. In fact that I may be showing signs of resentment to this job. Anyways, enough said.

That’s my thoughts atm… 6 months of this year to go and opening up to part time may mean a higher chance of me securing a positon. Time will tell..

Anyways Over and out!

Where have I been?

Hello to all my fellow readers! I’m back.

Havent completely dissapeared from this blog. May was a busy month for me from Game of Zones fitness, Laser Tag, foodie outing and university. The last weekend was spent writing my last, shall I say challenging paper for the term. Never done a policy brief before and I found that it challenged me intellectually :).  Now class is done until August!

Really enjoyed my last class for univeristy as it was based on health policy, one of the fields I aspire to work in.

Aside from that, I’ve recently seen jobs pop up that are of interest and in the process of applying for a few more.

Update with my work hours (part time): Not approved :(.  The only way is part time job applications. I’ll still go for full time as well. I did have an interview earlier this week and have applied for more positions.  Having both options opens up the opportunity for more to come. My turn will come…

Mood wise I’m feeling a little better but am still motivated to move on hence the above. I have my days but it passes.

BTW, I am officially doing city2surf in August and Blackmores in September! Something that I have never done or considered out of my comfort zone! In the past month, been doing twice a week runs (one treadmil) and one outdoors. May ramp this up from this month or next..

Anyways, over and out!

The Fitness Show.

Hello fellow readers,

Today’s post will be on the above mentioned, the fitness show. For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s an expo that runs during the entire weekend showcasing the latest fitness classes, products and shows. The show was on the last week of April. I only attended one day due to a prior committment on Saturday. Anyways, here’s what happened:

I arrived at ICC Sydney 9.30am and had to walk over to the area on the other side of the building whic took 10 minutes. Doors didn’t open till 9.50am and then it was straight to the commando fit workout which I paid when I purchased the ticket at the same time.  It was straight to the workout in the prana arena after filling in waiver forms. The workout itself started with emphasis on form, technique and warm up with mobililty exercises and the straight into the workout. The workout was circuit based using a tube equivalent barbell with weights. Power clean and press, front squat and then it was burpees hopover. Can’t exactly remember the precise details as it happened so fast and I was in the moment. Sweaty and pumped after and ready to explore the fitness show!

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We had to rush out of the arena due to another fitness session F45 starting straight after we finished.  Bumped into two gym friends who were about to commence the session. I managed to get the photo with him :). He was taller in person though. Next it was a mission to head into the bathroom to change clothes and then I proceeded to see a fitness model / bodybuilding show running the whole day: ICN bodybuilding.  All these competitiors on stage with heaps of fake tan and ripped muscles. I just wanted to see what is was all about and then I walked around for 2.5 hours to the booths and testing samples. I  went shopping and came out with this (some of the below items were free):IMG_6984

I also took a photo with a fitness model by the name of Lauren Simpson. There were others there like Jeff Said and Calum Van Mogen but their lines were insane for their photos. Next time.

More food samples below:

Mind you I purchased a 6pack fitness backpack which carries 3 meals on the go and having to lug this pink bag was fun the whole day:

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I stayed for the afternoon ICN  show and managed to meet Olivia, one of the competitors there and follower on Instagram.

There was powerlifting and decided to watch for a bit and bumped into another gym buddy.

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After that I was super hungry and purchsed a Muscle Direct meal. It was standard to be honest. I then purchased a tuna roll and a cider, which I prefered eating :).

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Anyways, it was a blast but I needed to go both days as one wasn’t enough to see everything. In fact there were a few workouts on Saturday only that I wanted to go to but as I mentioned. I had something on.

After splurging some major $$$, it was time to head home.

That is all I have to say about the fitness show. Will I ever go again? A definite must but I will make sure to have the weekend booked out :).

x Lydia

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