Saturday, April 20, 2013
Almost halfway...Level 2 Day 4.
Today I did one mile of Leslie first and then the Shred. Now I'm like jelly. But I cheated a bit last night. I had a couple of handfuls of tortilla chips, and sent myself over my calorie limit. Actually, I've been over my calorie limit two days in a row. Not cool at all. I have to be really vigilant just to maintain my weight, much less lose any. I'm hoping that really focusing on the strength stuff helps a little. I feel like I never get to eat enough, I'm always wiped out from exercise, and I never have enough time or energy to get things done.
It's a stressful time of year for me, though. The work stress will increase for the next month to absolutely surreal levels. That will pop like a bubble by the beginning of June, but that seems like ages away. Plus there's the added stress of the BF losing his position at the end of May, and having to pack all manner of stuff for our move to a new location...and then planning for that. Anybody who thinks that teachers get a lazy summer vacation is full of bunk. It never stops. Never. I'm at work at night, on the weekends, over the summer. I spend tons of my own money on work (dropped 50 bucks yesterday just taking the kids on a trip). I'm going to spend easily four hours this weekend just planning lessons for next week. And filling out paperwork for meetings and IEP's.
There's never enough time. Weekends are actually busier for me than work days. Housework, laundry, groceries, errands, lesson plans, grading...I managed to fit in 50 minutes of exercise today only because I was up so early. Yeah, I slept in...until almost 8. Must be nice to roll out of bed at ten in the morning and then go out and have fun.
Make time for myself? Anybody got a magic wand handy?