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Pondering on a Monday

Monday, January 24, 2011

Today has been a Monday! This isn't one of those snippet blogs just so I have something to show on my blog roll for the day--keep reading.

The sun has already set and it's only 5pm. The bright side? It's 5pm already and the sun just set--I can tell the days are getting longer.

I'm really hungry at the moment.... I just called Jeff to beg for food (because I won't be home for another 2 hours) but I found an apple and a cheese stick and was about to hang up when he picked up emoticon Uhhh... Nevermindloveyoubye!

I had to work early this morning and so I did not get any exercise. I ended up skipping Zumba on Saturday too because Jeffrah was ill so I stayed home to be with him. Complete waste, though--he just slept. I should've gone. I just used him as an excuse..

Tomorrow I'm determined to make it to the Kettlebells class. I *should* have time to get in at least 20-30 minutes of cardio, too. I'm working overtime but not until 8am.

Wednesday there's a SparkRally that I'm going to make an appearance at. Anyone else going?

Thursday there's a volunteer banquet that I'm waffling about going to because I don't know what kind of food is going to be there or how to plan my day. That's my problem with tracking! I don't have a way to go off-track without getting at least a little aggitated. *shrug*

Friday is more overtime..Then it's the weekend!!

I could make wishes that I don't REALLY want, but I'll not do that. The weekend will come soon enough and in the mean time I'll have lots of interesting things to keep up with at work. The good news is that although I'm doing overtime, I'm working around my existing plans--like the kettlebells class and the spark rally. I didn't compromise on the things that matter to me--so that's good. I'm not being a 12-hr day sell-out.

I kind of hope that this experience will help me to manage my time and value my time better when I'm in a role that requires me to make my own schedule and still meet the demands of the workplace.
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    I think you're doing a great job balancing everything!! Well done lady!
    3839 days ago
  • EKRED8710
    Quick question- how did you find out about a sparkrally? I guessed that maybe you are a member of a group (close to where you live) and the group decided to do a get together. But, then I was thinking maybe there is a page here on spark I'm not aware of that has information on sparkrallys. Please let me know!

    AND good luck this week! I know you will kick butt for the last week in January!!! Try to set small goals each day. Even if it's as simple as I will step foot in the gym, or I will get my water in for today, or I will track everything I eat today. You can do it!!
    3840 days ago
    A Sparkrally sounds fun!! I always have a tough time tracking whenever I'm out of my routine, but you just have to do your best. If you estimate later and find you overdid it, you'll know for next time. As for using your DH as an excuse, we're all guilty of that from time to time. I'll try to get home earlier on nights I know my fiance will be home, even though he doesn't think twice (nor should he) about going to the gym to train after work rather than hanging out with me. I guess there's still this dumb girly part of me that forgets it's okay to spend a night apart because we've got the rest of our lives to spend together. Best of luck at the rally this week and have fun!!
    3840 days ago
    I think it's always a struggle to balance work, eating, our homelife, exercise, etc. We just do the best we can, and sometimes it works out for us, sometimes not. And I've done the "no, I can't cause I'm on a diet" thing before and it's not a lot of fun. Just go to the banquet and try your best to make wise choices. Eat light for breakfast and lunch so you save your calories for the banquet.
    3840 days ago
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