Just like the links round-up, this post is a little late this week, too. Not much worth mentioning in terms of “healthy accomplishments” from this week – I am beered-out, burgers-and-brats-ed-out, baseballed-out, sunned-out and socialized-out. I seriously ate so much I don’t want to look at food anymore, and after my short motivational burst, I only ran that once. Healthy intentions fail.
The inconsistency is pretty reflective on my life in general right now… I had a SUPER fun weekend with the boyfriend and our families, but overall I am feeling off-balance. I am basically living at home until my June 22 Move Day… yeah, I’m already so excited to move it gets capital letters. I love being at home and having the luxury to be close enough to my family that we spend lots of time together, but I am really a creature that needs 1) My own space, organized MY WAY (selfish.) and 2) A set routine to build my days and weeks around. I have neither right now, since about 50% of my clothes are semi-permanently in my car until Move Day, and the rest of my belongings have been hodge-podged away in either Brandon’s apartment or the “guest room” I live in at home. I don’t have much of a schedule after recently graduating from college, and now I’m chillin’ at home and working my old bartending job until I get my life back in order… after Move Day.
There isn’t much to be done about my current living conditions – I don’t want to unpack my stuff completely, and I just don’t have much room to organize what is unpacked. I could go “live” at Brandon’s until we move together, but I’d have to give up the cash from the few bartending shifts I can pick up at my old workplace and I might as well be making the extra money. However, I *can* target my schedule issue. I think I’ve been struggling (especially on no-work days) because I sleep in, then think I have all day long to get things done without really targeting what it is I want to get done. This results in putting off working out, surfing the internet for hours, and usually ending up with nada for exercise, blogging or working! I don’t have much on my plate til Moving, but for the rest of the summer I need to prioritize the things that are important for me to get done now, while I have the time:
- Blogging: hopefully every day!
- Reading: often, until I finish the 6 books I want to read before starting work
- Exercising: my 4 workouts (3 runs, 1 strength) that I need to reach my goals!
- Moving: packing, moving smaller items, planning purchases… penciling these items in as needed/when possible
- Working: in addition to my few bartending shifts, I also do some writing work where I dictate my own hours. No excuse to be slacking here.
I’m going to try to wake up at a more normal time, too. I can sleeeeeeeeeeeeeep… but unless I work a late shift, there’s no real need for it.
As Grace at Money Smart Fashion pointed out, it’s been 6 months since New Years Resolutions so it’s time for some new resolutions! My fitness goal this year was to begin working out in the morning – 3x cardio, 2x strength. I haven’t gotten the morning down, but was pretty consistent with the workout frequency until my current fitness meltdown. So – my updated “resolution” is to:
Make myself a schedule for each week, at the beginning of the week – both workouts and “personal” stuff (e.g. getting an oil change, work, etc.) – and stick to it. Then blog about it.
A schedule worked for me while school was going on so I hope it will work for me now.
My workout schedule this week
Tuesday: c25k 8.1 (week 8, run 1) and Jillian’s No Trouble Zones – no-work day = errands day
Wednesday: yoga class in Madison – no-work day, planning on staying in Madison for some birthday celebrations
Thursday: c25k 8.2 – closing the bar
Friday: rest day! – closing the bar
Saturday: c25k 8.3 – no-work day, going to a wedding shower out-of-town in the evening!
Sunday: rest day! – closing the bar
Wish me luck – I will be checking in all week! How was everyone else’s holiday weekend? Are you ready to get back on the horse with me for a fresh start to the second half of 2011?!