Is It Over Yet?

Nichol is going to do some whining right now.

That’s probably not a great question to ask, especially seeing as how I have 160-someodd days to go on this adventure.

I’ll be honest. I’ve essentially begun to neglect my mile. This doesn’t mean I’m not exercising everyday, I’ve still got my P90X, but I almost miss the excruciating half hour on the stationary bike, or the endless back and forth of laps in the pool.

I’m taking this as a good sign though. It means that I’ve developed a habit. Whether it’s P90X or a walk with the doggies, I’ve exercised EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE . . . since January 1, 2012.

disclaimer: This quickly veers into territory that does not have a lot to do with my healthy lifestyle journey, but I promise it’s relevant!

I am getting really nervous about the time crunch factor when school starts again. If you are my real life friend, you’ve heard me endlessly complain about this already so skip down a few paragraphs so you don’t have to hear it again (until you see me sometime in the near future).

After August 23rd, I’m not sure what to do. Factoring in my daily exercise (estimating one hour a day for that), this is what my weekly schedule will look like in terms of hours: 40 work hours. 6 classroom hours. 16 intern hours. Plus (roughly) 7 hours of exercise. Anyone have a calculator? Hold on…

So 69 hours a week. Plus homework, reading assignments, which usually take 5-6 hours a week. Let’s say 5 (because I don’t like homework); that’s 74! That’s 44% of my week.

What about my family? My extracurriculars? My friends? How am I ever going to get a boyfriend? Where will my “me” time go?

Then I start to think about people who do all this stuff and have kids… And it makes me feel better inadequate.

But seriously. I’m taking real life suggestions here. I need some suggestions.

Postscript: it’s a good sign that I’m worried about my exercise. It means I’m enjoying it, although not always when I’m doing it.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by trisha on 25 July 2012 at 11:49

    Here’s a thought: stop worrying about stuff that isn’t going to even be on your radar for another 29 days. Look at today – make it a good day and do what you can. That’s it. 🙂 Love you.

  2. Posted by Dana on 25 July 2012 at 23:02


  3. Prioritize. Rank order. Realize that if you get 8 hours of sleep every night, that still leaves you with almost a full-time job’s worth of time left over every week. Lots of time.

    And consider that you’ll have less time for shopping (and other outings) so you’ll save money 🙂

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