Just the basics.

No Excuses

So for the past few days, I’ve picked up P90X and have been doing some of the workouts. Yesterday I did P90X Plyometrics and my legs were screaming. This workout seriously is not for sissies.

The P90X series is great because Tony Horton is such a great motivator.

The caption under this photo originally found here says “Tony Horton died 20 years ago. Death just hasn’t had the courage to tell him yet.”

Seriously, this guy is ripped. And not only that but he makes you feel better about working out and actually makes.you.work.

Plyometrics was no joke. It should really be called “Let’s make your quads, calves, and hamstrings die in pain.” I run marathons and I’ve never been as sore as I am after doing these workouts.

Your legs will hate you later.

But in all seriousness, there is a man in Plyometrics who does the entire workout, and he only has ONE LEG. He has a prosthetic leg but he still works out hard and it still ripped.

See that guy on the left…that leg with the knee brace…it’s fake.

I posted yesterday on Facebook…”So the guy on P90X only had one leg. If that’s not reason enough for the motto “No Excuses”…I’m not sure what is.”

It amazes me the strength that these people have and their agility. Some day I will be like them!

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Today I am working at a new hospital and hoping that it goes well! I got my 6 month evaluation from my supervisor and got very positive feedback. I’m trying to remain positive and have a great attitude everywhere I go since I technically don’t have a “home” hospital and need to make all the friends that I can! So far it’s going really well and I am super happy to report that I STILL LOVE MY JOB! Actually, I love all of my jobs!

I am sad to report however, that I was not asked back to Kennywood this summer as Kennywood contracts out to UPMC and since I already work for UPMC, but am not paid overtime, Kennywood at this point will not hire me back because for every hour that I go over 40 hours, they would have to pay me extra at overtime pay. It’s silly if you ask me, but it is their rules and I’m honestly not that upset about it. Kennywood is a far drive from our new house, and I will have my hands plenty full because…I’M HEADING BACK TO THE POOL AGAIN THIS SUMMER!

Sissy in front of the pool.

The “Day Spa” as we guards call it.

Rainy days get boring…

That’s right, 10 years strong and I’m heading back to the place I love and the place where I started my career. So this summer I will have my full-time PA position, my part-time EMT position, and my part-time Pool Manager position to juggle, along with planning a wedding. Winking smile I’m not too concerned about it since I was juggling 2 jobs and PA school every summer for the past 2 years. It’s rough but I love all of my jobs so much that I can’t imagine not going back!


After I found out that I wasn’t asked back to Kennywood, I got a call from my pool supervisor who offered me a position as Pool Manager – a promotion from my previous position as head guard. This is something I have been waiting for for a long time and I’m so excited!!

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Have you ever had more than one job/responsibility at one time?!

Like I said before, I had PA school one summer, my position at the pool, my part-time position on the ambulance, and my part-time position at Kennywood. It was a lot but I loved it! Mike has always had just as many jobs as I have if not more. My supervisor actually asked me the other day if Mike and I have so many jobs “just for the money” and my response was, “OF COURSE NOT!” We both could comfortably live off of our PA salaries, but we both LOVE our part-time jobs. I mean come on! There is no greater excitement than driving an ambulance lights and sirens through TONS of traffic and caring for people at their worst moments. It’s truly an honor to have that privilege and I would do it in a heart beat (which I did for 2 years) for free as a volunteer!! Winking smile

3 thoughts on “No Excuses”

  1. I just did chest and back today! Feel the burn! I need something to kick my butt! As for guarding, I used to LOVE it! I miss it! And I know what you mean about the jobs…right now I work as a grad assistant, sub teacher, and work on campus at the gym! I love being busy…and making money 🙂

  2. I’ve always admired how hard you work. I really, truly mean it. You seem like such an independent woman and that is really inspiring to me!

    Yay for P90x! My parents actually got me into it and it def. kicks my butt!

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