52 Mondays: #10

March 6, 2017

Being busy all the time makes for one tired person.

Last Monday was great. I made it a point to get out of the office on time so I could make it to my trainer. We figured out I got in four whole workouts with him in February. Four. That’s it. That’s terrible! But, between his work and my work, we both had to cancel more than once. I’m just hoping this is a trend that stops soon!

It has been another busy work week again. Tuesday was a long day. And, though I’m being productive and getting a lot of things done, I regret missing my gym time. My running won’t improve and I won’t hit my goals if I don’t get to the gym. (I’m really sounding like a broken record!)

I made it to the trainer again on Wednesday! This is a trend I like. Two hard sessions in one week! Wahoo! We did our usual weight circuit and we did a cardio circuit.

Cardio/Abs Circuit

Weight Circuit

30 second interval w/10 second transition

45 second interval w/20 second transition

Jump Rope

Jump Rope

High Knees

Deadlifts

Squats

Thrusters

Push Ups

Incline Dumbell Press

Jump Rope

Overhead Tricep Extension

Jumping Jacks

Ab Coaster

Alternating Lunges

Leg Curl

Sit Ups

Leg Extension

Jump Rope

Squats

Butt Kicks

Close Grip Seated Row

Mountain Climbers

Wide Grip Lat Pull Down

Leg Raises

Flat Bench Barbell Press

Thursday and Friday were, once again, long work days. I’m going to need a vacation soon or I’m going to get sick or burn myself out! They were productive days and I made BIG headway in a project that has had me beating my head on the table. But, still; such long days!

Saturday I managed to finish my taxes and do a little cleaning in my “office” at home. It was actually kind of tough. I started cleaning out my file cabinet to purge my 2016 files now that I finished my taxes. I have a file for all my pet stuff and, in that file, was all the records for my sweet Shane. I cried so hard when I cleaned out all his records. I miss my little man so damn much. I’m getting teary eyed just typing about him.

sweet-shane

I can’t put into words how amazing this little guy was. It’s definitely true that pets make our life whole.

Sunday was yard work day. I mowed the lawn and did the edging. I sprayed weed killer in the flower bed and along the cracks in the sidewalk and driveway where weeds were pushing through. I also sprayed some cleaner along the aluminum framing on my screened porch. There was some yucky mildew-y ick growing so I sprayed it and scrubbed it. The wind was blowing fairly hard during most of my outside work; I think I managed to wear as much of the grass and dust as got thrown back into the yard. To say I needed a shower would be grossly understating reality.

Sunday was also opening day for Orlando City Soccer. I’m becoming more of a soccer fan thanks to some friends who are fans. I managed to snag a last minute ticket to the opening game in their new stadium. It was so much fun. Orlando City won 1-0. The stadium is so nice and the fans are awesome! It was so loud in the stadium! I’m sure I’ll get to more matches during the season. I also hope to get to an Orlando Pride game or two.

I worked a bit late on Monday. I also had some plans that ended up changing last minute. So, I missed meeting my trainer but I finished up a few more things at home that I had needed to do. And, I managed to get in bed a little earlier than usual.

Overall, I’m tired and unmotivated. I feel like I’m burning the candle at both ends. I’m pushing myself to get things done but I’m also neglecting my health (and my sanity) by not balancing my life better. Like I said last week, I’m going to need a vacation or something soon or I’m going to snap and it isn’t going to be pretty.

The weekly run down…

The good:

  1. 50+ days and counting of logging all my food. Good and bad.
  2. The soccer game was so much fun!
  3. The weather, despite the wind, was great for working in the yard.

The bad:

  1. Pushing myself so hard and skipping the gym is going to catch up to me eventually.
  2. I didn’t go to the grocery store so I have no food prepped for next week.

The ugly:

  1. If I’m going to set goals, I need to make an effort to achieve them! I only made it to two gym days and I won’t even get started about the stick roller.

It’s time for me to reevaluate some things. I’ve got to get my head back in the game if I want to meet my goals.

Until next Monday…gotta run.

~B

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