Oh boy... it's that week...
Monday, March 18, 2013
Well, I've made it... to the week that I knew would be my absolute worst nightmare, and it is certainly standing up.
I have two exams on Thursday, a quiz on Wednesday, a paper due on Friday, a paper due next Monday, I have soup to make for a baby shower, and a baby shower to attend. It's almost overwhelming trying to put every little piece together that needs to happen, external pressures too. Balrgh!
The good news:
I maintained myself well in all my "trap" availability. The biggest pressure I often have for my diet is my job, and my co-worker agreed to cover for me till Thursday, after my big exams. (I work in a cafe, cookies, cupcakes, candy bars, pasta salad, soup made with no regard to nutrition content, only flavor, all there to tempt me.
At least I don't have to worry about it.
The bad news:
I still feel like I'm burning over, too much stuff to do in a single week, too much of my "productive time" being taken up with other nonsense. I value my academics over most, and I took the time to schedule out my fall classes today. (I probably should have waited till after this week to do that, but at the same time, it was sort of a motivating factor) I found out that I only have a year till I graduate, without pushing myself to insane lengths, it really is only a 1 single year, 2 classes this summer, 3 in the fall, 3 in the spring, done! I almost never thought I'd reach this day, but it is here.
The commitments I'm making to myself this week include Zumba on Wednesday, even if I could use the time on Wednesday to study for my exams, the Zumba will give me a well deserved and needed stress release. I also am doing my best to stay hydrated, and counting my calories. Amusingly enough, counting calories takes the "Oh no! What am I gonna eat?!" out of my life. I know exactly what I plan to eat, when I plan to eat it, and how much room I have to wiggle. All big meals are planned, no questions asked. It's less to stress over, and more to focus on the bigger goals, while not obstructing the smaller goals.
I shall do my best! I hope everyone is doing well in the week!