Friday, May 25, 2012
I started a new job this week, and it's going to be a huge transition from the flexibility of working in my home office to the structure of "now I'm at work"/"now it's time for me or family". The hours are part time Mon-Thurs and don't start until 8:30 or 9, so my goal was to get in an a.m. workout on the 9:00 days and then workout after work on the other days.
Well, I managed to get in a workout the first 9:00 day, but didn't get anything done the other three days. I was so tired both in the morning and afternoon, probably from the stress of starting a job with very little training and constantly having to figure out what to do with information I received. I did not go to bed on time because I had appointments or meetings on Mon-Wed evenings, then made supper, and then tried to catch up with things I used to do during day. One night, the crockpot chicken burned (I need to use a smaller crock for that recipe) so we had frozen pizza. Just great for the diet. Thurs., my boss needed to get a proposal out and I offered to stay late to get it done so we could get the business. But, that meant no time to make the healthy cod dinner I planned and instead, I stopped at the store on the way home and bought frozen fish patties (wow - they've really shrunk down over the years, just like ice cream containers!) and waffle fries. At least I also had a spinach/blueberry/feta cheese salad with it.
I have 4 days off, and I will get some planning done so that hopefully, I stick to my exercise routine next week. Having 3 evening appointments at this time really messed things up for me, but I couldn't reschedule. Next week's calendar shows clear evenings throughout the week, so I will do better.