Well my workload has just increased dramatically. I'm working on writing my PhD thesis, and my research contract was just reduced to 50% part time.... so, in order to supplement my salary and to gain some teaching experience, I've started tutoring some high school students in chemistry and physics, and I've also started substitute teaching.
My research and my tutoring jobs are 15 miles in opposite directions to my house, so I am also spending TONS of time in transit between activities.
That means that finding time to exercise has been a chore in itself. I just keep reminding myself of this:
I don't have kids, I don't have a 9-5 job, I have more wiggle room than most.
I've slacked off for a couple weeks in this transition period, but now I'm back to pushing myself. It just means better organization, more attention to getting work done in the "lost moments" of the day, and more determination.
My partner and I have our running schedule figured out, so that's good.... and I'll be doing yoga 2-3 times a week (tough because the yoga class schedule conflicts with my tutoring), and to fill in the gaps, I am going to use some youtube fitness videos. I found a youtube version of ":08 minute abs" - which I find hilarious (remember the 90s infomercials??), and I will be using to start. My physical therapist tells me that I need to work on my core, so here goes!
Oh, and I'm waiting to hear back from the personal trainer that I will hire to work with me 2x a month. It is my reward to myself for making it this far.... and to help me reach my goals!
I am aiming to lose 3.5 lbs over the next 3 weeks - that will have me at a solid 40 lb weight loss by Christmas :-)
Thank goodness we don't have thanksgiving here!!!!! :-)