Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mid-Week Insanity

The past two days have been insanely busy. I'm talking being out of the house for 14-16 hours kind of busy. I'm exhausted so this is just a quick update.

Everything is going well. My eating has been a bit off routine in the timings of my meals but they've been on track in terms of being clean and whole life challenge compliant.

Yesterday I was late leaving the house - I mean really late. I'm usually at the gym by 6:45 a.m., but yesterday I didn't even leave the house until 7:45! I almost didn't go to the gym, but I knew that if I didn't go then, then I wouldn't get a chance to workout later.

I only had time to do 4 km on the cross-trainer, after that I had to rush to work - class, office hours, meeting, acupuncture, and another doctor's appointment (everything is fine - further update later) - and then home just in time for dinner ... though it sucked that nothing was prepared. The last thing I wanted to do was cook, but didn't have any other choice. Salmon and veggies are a great go-to dinner for me!

Today was a similarly hectic day. I did get to the gym on time, but I had a much longer workout so I didn't have much time to spare in terms of getting any extra cardio in or do my burpees. Some days are just like that. I did have a great weights workout though. I proudly sweated through my new t-shirt:

Office hours; class; research interview; conference on the role/place/situation of women in Kuwait (4 1/2 hours) - very interesting lectures and discussions; 1/2 an hour at home to quickly eat something (thank goodness some leftovers were in the fridge!!) and then head out to hang out with my girlfriends for a few hours.

So all good, just really busy. I'm glad that despite being busy I've managed to stay on track with my food. The only thing that I haven't liked is that I've gone hungry for a lot of the day. While I'm glad that I didn't eat something unhealthy or pre-packaged etc. I didn't like feeling so hungry. At the same time, I'm feeling kind of bloated - I don't know why. It's annoying. I wonder if it's just the stress that I've been feeling and the anxiety of my upcoming trip/presentation at the conference. I need to calm down and get back to my normal routine!


  1. Love your top! Hope you manage to get some decent sleep with being so hectic

  2. Hi PlumPetals! You are so modern and innovative for any country, but you are a great role model in your own country. You are exactly the type of person who should be giving a lecture in that type of conference.

    :-) Marion

    1. While I didn't present at this conference, I definitely feel like my research touches upon some of the topics covered ... perhaps in a future conference ...

  3. I love the tshirt! The phrase says it all and it's pink! You seem to be doing good, despite the insanity.

  4. Love the shirt!

    Never a doubt in my mind that you will get your workouts in and your eating will be clean no matter how busy you are!

    1. Thanks Jenn!
      It's my top priority though as always, the plan needs tweaking!


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