Working two jobs, going to school, maintaining and fixing a 102 year old house, writing a blog, spending time with family, cuddling my two dogs and boyfriend, trying to muster up the energy to have a social life... that's my crazy life in a nutshell.
All of these things are seriously getting in the way of me trying to lose weight. Fitting in exercise is not as easy as it sounds for most of us. I am really trying to get to the gym three or four times a week, but right now it just isn't happening. I have even started doing my readings and highlighting them while on the elliptical. For those of you who haven't tried it- it ain't easy. My fellow gym rats chuckle at me on a regular basis.
Take for instance THIS week. It is midterm week. On top of the short answer/essay exam, I also have to study for a quiz. For the same class. Who has a professor who schedules two tests in one week?? This girl. I have figured out that I have spent almost 18 hours studying this last week and I haven't even taken the damn exam yet.
The stress from all of this is also causing me to stress-eat and I am doing a mighty fine job of justifying it to myself. Yes, I splurged on chicken nuggets from McDonald's. They take me back to the good ol' days before the responsibilities of real grown-up life kicked in.
My solution to the time-crunch dilemma? Suck it up. Keep trying. Things could be worse. So off I go... to finish working my 18-hour day. To try and sneak in some sleep. To drag my butt to the gym two more times this week. I may not be losing tons of weight, but I'm keeping my head above water. And right now, that's something to celebrate!