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Being Overwhelmed Is So Not An Excuse

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Just checking in. I've been so busy that I have not blogged for like a month and I have been lax about checking in with my SparkFriends on a daily basis, but I have been logging on and tracking my food and fitness daily.
This seems to be one of the busier times of the year for me. My golf league has ended for the season, but now I am preparing for a Christmas concert, a musical, I am wrapping up my year of training and agility trials really start up again in this area (seems like there are barely any in the summer, unless I want to travel 6-10 hours away).
I was looking at some of the bootcamps and 5K training programs on Spark (and elsewhere) and would really like to do some, but in most cases they want you to put aside 20-40 minutes three times a week to do specific things that "they" want you to do. I had a hard time finding more than once a week that I could dedicate to myself. Not that there aren't other times that I would be doing something active...just not the assigned task. Anyway, I put that on hold, at least until next week or so, I should have a few days starting to open up (a class ending, my last club meeting for the year (& two more board meetings).
So, because I hadn't started anything, maintained my weight for the week and had some meal planning issues today, I totally blew off anything that I had worked for and ate for crap (oh and had a beer!! notable only because I don't like beer). I was still right around 2,000 calories, which wouldn't be horrible on an active day, but my activity today was a couple of loads of laundry and cleaning in the spare bedroom (it's about to become my holiday wrap center and storage).
I did try to get some outdoor fun in, but was underdressed for the cold and had to return home (my hands were turning an unnatural color).
Tomorrow I will be getting some running in with Mr. B...not alot, but some. I will see what I can fit in to supplement. I was suppose to go to brunch with DH's family, but somehow times got mixed up and there is no way that I can make both brunch (out to a buffet) and my run session with B. I am trying to be positive about it and just remind myself that I didn't need to be subjected to a buffet (I pretty much did that today already anyway LOL).
Well, that's what I've been up to. Have a great week everyone.

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  • no profile photo SHIROIHANA
    I don't like beer either, but I'm a mixed drinks gal. Wow, there's so much going on for you. I hope you don't burn yourself out to exhaustion. Hope you find some rest to power up again and place your health as main priority.
    3103 days ago
    Whew! That's some major business! I'm sure you'll get it figured out. It feels weird to me to have agility trials starting up this time of year. It'll be dead around here from now till next spring. Sometimes I wish I lived on the coast just for that reason. They have stuff all year round.
    And hive five to another person that doesn't like beer!! I've never understood america's fascination with that particular beverage. Bleck!

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    3106 days ago
    I agree with Will. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate and you need to decide what is important and what you are truly willing to make time for. Just know you ARE an important factor in it and making time for your health is very important factor. Did I not say important enough? lol Either way I know you will work through this because you already sighted the issue.

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    3107 days ago
    Well, you have a plan in hand now. And the PLUS part of it all is you've maintained. THAT'S good news.

    It's not always easy to prioritize, but when it's busy, have no choice!

    3108 days ago
    Being overwhelmed isn't an excuse, but it does count as a mitigating factor. You cannot run yourself ragged and still expect the same output as normal. You'll need extra calories to keep your energy up so you CAN run yourself ragged. :)
    3108 days ago
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