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!