Well, I'm here to tell you that no matter your intentions, sometimes it's literally impossible to do everything in a day and feel satisfied. I want to wake up at a decent hour, eat breakfast, workout, go to work, run in the evening, walk my dog with my fiancé, cook and eat dinner together, watch our favorite TV shows and read a few chapters of a book before getting to bed and getting 8 solid hours of sleep. That to me sounds like a 48 hour day.
While we were in the hospital this week we did slow down, but I also felt incredibly behind. I missed two days of work plus an extra shift I picked up and needed to work. My "make $800 extra to put toward the wedding" idea has been successful but so have other expenses that have come up along the way.
I'm also stressed because I was supposed to start on my new plan this past week and that didn't happen either. I sat and ate hospital food and fro-yo for most of the week and I'm not a fan of open salad bars for hygienic purposes. I was 4 miles from home with an empty fridge and I was between a rock and a hard place.
I worked night shift last night and slept most of the day. We took a walk around our apartment complex, and my planned workout needed equipment I didn't have at my apartment gym and LA Fitness closes crazy early on Sundays. If I didn't love Zumba so much I'd go down the road to the cheap 24 hour gym. But here I am, on the struggle bus (AKA my couch) and I'm totally pulling the "I'll start on Monday card" and I will. I'm on call tomorrow and am likely to get called it, but I'm making the most of my day before then.
I have so many things I want to do and am struggling with legitimately having the time for it all. I want to run all these half marathons (and I will, I mean I registered already!) but the training hasn't happened. I want to become a triathlete this year. I want to lift weights and continue to lose weight and look fabulous in my wedding dress & bikini. I want to get Zumba certified. I need to take my GRE, need to take my critical care certification, and get my grad school applications done. I need to work overtime and take call to pay for the wedding. I need to spend time with my fiancé and enjoy the rest of our engagement. I need to spend time with my family. I want to read because I love to.
One day, one meal, one workout at a time. Breathe in, breathe out.