Hello everyone!! HAPPY FRIDAY!! Hope it’s been fun, fun, fun, fun so far (or will be getting there by tonight )
I have a confession: I have been a huge slacker in the exercise department over the last week. You may have noticed that the only activity I wrote about on the blog was a nice long walk through the arboretum… ON SUNDAY. That’s 5 days ago. That has been IT!
There has been just one major reason for this– my exam schedule.
I have BIG exams (like, midterm exams) every Monday and Wednesday for the next 3 weeks, and this does not include the small quizzes and big proficiencies and homework and lab write-ups. I estimate that I spend about 30-35 hours a week AT my school in lab or clinic or class, and then I probably fit in 15-25 extra hours practicing for proficiencies, STUDYING for exams and quizzes, and doing homework.
Let me just tell you, that after a 5 hour night of sleep, a 5am wakeup call to finish studying, and 8am exam, an 8 hour (or more!) day at school afterwards, plus the need to study for the next thing…
… I DO NOT WANT TO WORK OUT.
I know, I know– I should, it will make me feel better, I will get more energy… I know all of the benefits. But just to spend an extra hour and a half (that I feel like I don’t have!) to change, exercise, and shower… it just feels really daunting at the end of the day.
However, for my mental and physical health, I really want to try to do a better job about getting in more movement. I’m not going to be too hard on myself for not getting a workout in every day– or even every other day when I’m in test mode– so what I know I can do is this:
I can work out each day of the weekend, plus most Friday evenings. If I can get just 3 long periods of movement in the week, even if they’re back-to-back, I will be less hard on myself and I’m sure I will feel better.
ANYWAY, on to some recent eats and outfits.
^^ I’m about to have the other two pieces of this pizza for lunch today
I’ve got lots of school left today, plus a hopefully-crazy night out to celebrate my friend/classmate’s birthday
More to come later, plus probably some pictures of the shenanigans!
Question for you:
How do you fit exercise into your busy days?