Wednesday, January 16, 2013
58 days until my thesis is due.
It's due two months from yesterday.
I swore up and down I wouldn't let my experiments linger this long. Guess what I did? Some of them are bad luck or rather bad collaborators taking forever and a half to send me samples. I'm going to be in a collaborator's lab all of next week with no access to my other experiments so I'm fighting against time on all fronts right now.
I'm not dealing well with the stress right now. The usual insomnia/stress nightmares have set in which makes it difficult to get up. If I don't get up and get to work, I can't leave early to go to boxing. And the vicious cycle continues. The good(?) thing is that between Christmas and waiting for my reimbursement from the last time I went on business (over a month ago), funds are making sure that I'm only eating the healthy options from the grocery store instead of going crazy on junk.
I'm trying to pare down my other responsibilities to a manageable level. I know this is going to annoy some people but they'll just have to deal because I'm not going to be much help to anyone if this level of stress keeps up.
Next week I'll be in leaving out of a hotel which means no kitchen and a bakery right next door. My goal is to track what I eat as accurately as possible and use the fitness center at least twice.
After next week I'm going for three goals:
1) Think/monitor what you're eating (Use Carb choices if nothing else)
2) Get to bed by midnight if not before
3) Get at least 2 days of intense cardio in a week
I'm setting these as the non-negotiable bare minimum. Anything beyond that is brownie points. I'm so anxious about finishing that it's been a struggle to focus and certain monthly events haven't made it any easier.
Here's hoping the data starts coming together soon!