Well, I'm a teacher. I got the offer yesterday and it came from the first school I interviewed at. I guess they had to finish interviewing everyone else they received applications from before they could offer it to me, which is what took so long.
It feels great to not have to wake up and go job hunting today. Now that that's taken care of, I can refocus on myself and get back to the weight loss. Once again I find myself wanting to make another plan. I'm a planner, but I have a hard time on the follow through. And with school starting in a week, I'm about to suddenly be very busy again. However, I'm not letting busy be an excuse this time.
The problem I have about working out when I'm busy is that it isn't enjoyable or relaxing. It's time that I spend thinking of all the other things I could be doing. It actually ends up being very stressful. I need to figure out a workout plan that I actually feel comfortable with and I think it's going to revolve around short sessions. The problem I have with that, though, is feeling like I'm spending all my free time exercising....
So, the actual plan: (I just spent 30 minutes looking at times and figuring out how much I want to work out....) OK, here's what I came up with. One hour of workout time planned for Mon-Fri from 4:00 to 5:00. On Saturday and Sunday I'll do an hour of something fun: tennis, hiking, swimming, etc. That gives me 420 exercise minutes a week, which isn't too shabby.
I'm not doing a meal plan because I get the feeling it will fall into place as I get used to my school schedule. I know from student teaching that there isn't much time through the day for snacking and if I exercise right before cooking dinner, I'll be in the mindset to have healthy food. After a couple weeks, I'll reevaluate.
As for the coming week, I'm going to try to get on the same schedule I'll be on for school. Bed around 10, up at 5:30, planning by 7:30. My goal is to get two weeks ahead in planning so I don't have to scramble to put together lessons--just tweak them as needed.
So yeah. It looks good to me. We'll see how it works in practice.