Life #1: I am a student. At a really hard school. Doing a really hard degree.
Life #2: I am a fitness fanatic. I’m obsessed with eating wholesome, nourishing foods.
The current, hardest stage of Life #1 is obviously university. I’m blessed to be able to attend one of the best institutions for my discipline. And I’m grateful that I am thus far doing pretty well at an extremely demanding degree course. Fortunately for me, but unfortunately for my time management, Life #2 also burns within me. I love working out. It makes me feel good. Eating right supports that. I like to cook, which compliments the fact that really eating right cannot be done without some time in the kitchen.
This week has been an extremely busy week for my with university commitments. I’m doing a group project that is worth significant percentages of my year, and it is largely peer assessed (in a group of 9!), and so putting in the hours is a no-brainer. That did however take a toll on my work outs and eating habits.
Maybe it was the eating in college, or the fact that I was stressed, or the fact that I wasn’t getting much sleep … whatever it was, my body felt out of sync this week. I’m being very cautious of injury and so didn’t push myself. I just didn’t have the energy to work out. That said I did:
And we’re at today. I’m planning on running tomorrow morning.
One thing is for sure.. I will have to find some way to balance for the coming weeks because neither my project nor my mission for health & fitness will go away. I think I will have to shift my sleep schedule to work out in the mornings, so that I can’t weasel out of it later on in the day. And I think I will have to start really planning my meals so that I have time to make them before going in to college / packing them up to take in with me….
I WILL MAKE THIS WORK.