Thursday, February 28, 2013
Do you ever feel like life would be a lot easier if you had an extra 3 or 4 hours in a day? Yeah, me too. That's the overall sentiment of my life right now...
I have been doing a killer job at maintaining the 155-165 range for the past few years, but I'm trying to get back in gear to get down to 140 and stay there. I've had a renewed motivation to accomplish this for personal reasons and a few 'superficial' reasons as well (vacation, upcoming weddings to attend, etc). I am doing a great job on eating and portion control, and I know my next step is working out more. I try to exercise a few days a week, but workouts are hard to fit in, especially when the weather is cold. When it's nice out, I take a change of clothes to work and walk 3+ miles after work. When it's cold, I stay in and try to master workout videos (Bob Harper Inside Out Series & Turbo Jam). Also thrown into the mix is this tiny little objective I have of passing my Level I CFA exam in June. The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) is a designation that is earned after completing 3 Levels of intense testing that lasts 3 years minimum, assuming I pass all of my exams on my first try. My study calendar requires me to study 5 nights a week for 3+ hrs/night. Between working, trying to squeeze in an hour for dinner/relaxing with my boyfriend, and studying, I have very little time left for exercising and it is killing me. I never thought I'd actually yearn for exercise, but I really miss those endorphins.
I guess this was more of a personal rant than anything, but I feel like I am neglecting myself, but I don't know how not to. I have to work and I have to study, which doesn't leave much "me" time. I know this sacrifice is a necessary evil, but I haven't quite mastered a plan on how to overcome it.