Back to School - September Journal
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|Wed, 09-05-2012 - 8:27pm|
Hello September. My life will be topsy turvy with the addition of a full graduate school course load, but I’m determined to maintain my slim figure. I worked too hard for it to let it all go to pot now. I’ll be in school 2 nights per week and all day Saturday, so I’m thinking of how I can incorporate the 17 Day Diet since I liked it so much. The 2 nights I have class I’ll be bringing dinner with me so those days it might be easiest to stick with the no carbs after 2pm. Saturday will depend on whether or not I plan to go out once I’ve returned home. If it’s a night in then no carbs after 2pm it is. If it’s a night out I can allow an evening splurge. I can also pack 17 Day Diet approved snacks on all school days. Exercise can be incorporated with all the hills and stairs I will be hiking throughout campus lol. I will also work in yoga, walking in the park, and whatever else suits my fancy. I can totally do this.
So am I really ready for school? Sort of. I stocked up on the supplies I think I’ll need and I found my backpack. I have all of the books for 2 out of 4 classes, which is annoying but can’t be helped. I’m hoping the rest of my books arrive on Tuesday because one of my weekend classes expects that I will have 5 chapters read and one of my night classes expects that I will have 2 chapters read and it’d be nice to actually be able to do that. Yikes! Of the 2 classes I do have books for 1 of them I need to read 4 chapters for and the other class I have no idea because that instructor still hasn’t posted a syllabus. Grrrr! So far thats 11 chapters of reading and counting lol. But I am not dealing with any of that today because today is my day off! I’m not getting out of my bathrobe, I’m eating whatever I want, and I’m catching up on my tv shows.
Regardless I’m super excited to finally be returning to school and taking this major step in my much anticipated career transition. I’m older and wiser so hopefully it’ll be easier to find my groove.
Water: 4 cups
Exercise: Two 17 min workouts
Today I woke up feeling great. My ear finally went back to normal which means I can hear properly and I don’t have an infection. Whew! So today was to be a more productive day. I did the reading for the one class I have all the books and the syllabus for. My textbook reading speed has definitely slowed, but hopefully it’ll pick up as I get into the swing of things.
My forearms are absolutely killing me! No exercising today.
Water: 4 cups
I am a productivity tornado! Got a bunch of work stuff done, cleaning the house, prepping for school…. I am on and crackin! I’m also doing some cooking for the week since having night classes and the commute home is going to mean pretty much going straight to bed when I get in. The last thing I want to do is wonder if I have lunch and dinner ready for the next day.
Water: 4 cups
Exercise: One 17 min workout
Aside from the fact that my lower half is killing me from all those stairs and I’m still waiting for 2 textbooks…..school was great. It was like stepping into a pair of shoes I love, but hadn’t worn in awhile. My Professors are interesting and very engaging considering these are night classes and they have multiple jobs. Ahhh the braingasms.
Water: 3 cups
Exercise: Four 17 min workouts