Saturday, April 21, 2012

Catching Up

I feel like I've been trying my best to 'slow down,' but I've found it to be rather challenging when there is just SO much to get done. This week I felt like I was constantly on the move. I had very little down time, and although I wasn't rushing as much as usual, I was never still.

Today is my day off from the gym and boy do I need it to not only rest my aching muscles, but also to catch up on so many other things.

A big part of my day has just been catching up on things that I've been putting off or just haven't had the time to get around to. One of the things that has been draining me with all the workouts has been the laundry!! Ugh. I go through at least 8 workout outfits a week, and sometimes with multiple t-shirts (for those great days when I work up such a sweat that I can't continue unless I change). It just all adds up and I absolutely hate doing laundry, particularly when some things have to be hand washed! However, one amusing thing is the way my boxing hand wraps look - I thought to myself this morning: It looks like a really colorful mummy has unraveled in my bathroom! (If only I had my turquoise and yellow ones hanging as well!)

I've also had some grading and lesson planning to complete. This past week has been busy, but this upcoming week is going to be even busier, and that makes me really nervous. Actually, there are a few things that are making me a bit anxious about the next two weeks.

There are three major out-of-my-routine things that are happening next week -
1) A 3-day conference that I have to squeeze into my day
2) My in-laws are arriving from London for ten days
3) My first CrossFit training session is scheduled for Thursday

To cope, I've got to come up with a modified workout & eating plan. Since I'll be done with Stage 6 of NROL4W tomorrow, I think I'm going to take a break from weights until Thursday's CrossFit session. Hopefully that way I'll be rested and able to give my all during the training, because from what I've heard about CrossFit, I'm going to need as much energy as possible.

Instead of doing weights this week I'll just focus on cardio for Monday-Wednesday. I should be able to work in two boxing sessions. Unfortunately I won't be able to go to Zumba until next Friday (if I survive CrossFit).

I'm glad I'm already in the habit of going to the gym early because I can still managed to get my workouts in before teaching/the conference. So, I think I can handle problems 1 & 3 with some planning and discipline.

Having the in-laws around will be more challenging because we basically eat out every night. Again, hopefully I can control the eating part and make sensible choices. Eating out at night also means late nights, so I need to make sure I get enough rest too.

In the end, as always, it's about balance. I need to take the time to find a way to balance it all ... now I just need to find the time to take the time!


  1. Holy moly, you are one busy lady!!

    I'm sooooo looking forward to your CrossFit Thursday!! So glad to have a blog buddy to chat about it with!!

    Enjoy your (busy) day of rest!

  2. Wohoo! Another participant who is trying CrossFit (I'm not yet, but I love to read Jenn's posts about it!) What I also like about this challenge is that we are exposed to people who are busier than us, and then our own excuse to opt out of workouts becomes kind of lame!
    Your mummy wrappings look very pretty! And I think I go through more gym clothes than regular clothes :)

  3. Cross fit is one of my favorite things ever. I love that style of work out. I wish we had a gym here that did it. In the meanwhile I've been planning my own HIIT stuff.

    I am so glad that you're going into the scary busy week with a plan. A plan makes a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE! You've got this. Eat smart. Move lots. I'll be sending you happy thoughts.

  4. I thought you made homemade pasta with various food colorings, and hung them out to dry. :)


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