What a week!
Apologies for the lack in content, folks, but I have been one busy kid.
Remember when I mentioned my big girl job? Well, I “started” on Monday. (By “start,” I mean “I’m just going in to learn stuff” because I don’t actually work full-time until December.)
And, now, you are asking yourselves: “How will she work while teaching and finishing her master’s degree?”
Good question. I made a decision not to teach next semester. I made another decision not to write a thesis. I made yet another decision not to apply for doctoral programs next fall.
I have been a student, in school, for the majority of my time on earth. All of it, actually.
It is time to grow up. It is time to leave academe.
No worries, though, I will be employed! And I will finish my master’s degree next semester sans the teaching gig.
And, now, back to your regularly scheduled Shae Day!
And it is confession time…
I missed Shocker Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday (today), and I ate straight crap food all week like pizza, donuts and French fries.
Problem. Serious problem.
For the past two weeks, and especially this past week since my mentor/teacher/friend passed away, I have felt fatigued, sick and downright depressed.
Since I am so tired… I do not want to wake up early and workout. After a long day of working, teaching and school, I do not want to leave home and workout.
Since I am so busy… I have not eaten on a regular schedule. Breakfast at 10 a.m., lunch at 3 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m. Sleep(?) between 11 p.m.-1 a.m. What kind of schedule is that?!
In between all the eating, not sleeping and working I do, at some point, I have to study… It’s not going well.
I have three papers to write, loads of data to analyze, a few tests to study for and a presentation to prepare for a “conference” (It’s at WSU) – all of which must be done by Thursday, Dec. 8.
I have three weeks.
I have never feared nor anticipated the end of a semester as much as I do now. PLEASE END. NO PLEASE I NEED ONE MORE WEEK.
If you could read my mind: “Should I stay up all night and sleep early tomorrow evening? Should I work on my papers tomorrow evening? How much sleep do I really need to function tomorrow? Is three hours enough? I have to get that paper done. Holy crap! It’s almost Thanksgiving! I have time off next week to get work done. When is that paper due? I think it’s due after Thanksgiving. Wow. I really need to workout. Have I gained weight? No. But I’m all squishy. Is that a new stretch mark? Man, I want some fries.”
And this is why my husband thinks I’m crazy.
Because I am.
After work, I went for a 10-minute run around my neighborhood after doing this 7-minute warmup. I notice I run faster when I’m alone at night. I also did a 10-minute strength circuit when I got home.
IN MY NEW SHOES! Review to come soon.
I hope that, until the semester ends, I will be able to work out for 20 minutes in the morning and 20-30 minutes in the evening.
I also hope I can stuff less food in my face.
Wish me luck! (Or stitch my mouth shut. Husband will appreciate less talking.)
skinnyshae turns 1-year-old on November 23! How should we celebrate my birthday? ;)