Re-arranging schedule and primary needs

My new “life” with an additional job has definitely thrown me a curve ball this past week! I am currently juggling bills and trying to stay afloat while simultaneously supposedly having to also worry about something as vain as BODY FAT. Not easy! But it reminds me of one thing, and that is that if your PRIMARY needs are not met (they include things such as health, safety, sleep, food, money/a roof over your head, etc.) you cannot focus on secondary matters. Not that I ever down prioritized my health or fitness by ANY means, but it certainly makes it more difficult to invest in expensive protein powders, supplements, gym memberships, time spent at gym instead of spending it potentially reaching another client and paying another bill, etc.

I have always thrived on challenges, and I’m facing this head on. I’ve given myself an extra month though to get things back on track so I don’t overwhelm myself hence this past week was a bit of a wash out. I didn’t make it to the gym this weekend, but will make up for it this week somehow. Luckily I have a very physical job and am on my feet and walking around constantly – no chance to become a couch potato here!

So what to do when you are in a time crunch and feel too overwhelmed or tired to be “good”? PLAN AHEAD!! Make your meals at night, schedule in a time for your work out as if you have an appointment with someone, and prioritize sleep as much as you can to get enough hours in every night. This was my problem this past weekend, when I had to be in three places in two days and too many errands to run to fit in within the time available.  Sleep suffered and I had no defense mechanism. When this happens, I either don’t eat enough or I eat the WRONG things (even though they are not “bad” they are not in line with my Fighter Diet rules) and end up either “flat”, bloated or plain feeling FAT and un athletic. I hate this state and need to re-arrange my schedule this week so that I somehow have enough time to plan and actually DO what needs to be done to eat the right things and make it to the gym.

Stay with me to keep me in check and I hope to report that I have found a system that works later this week! Have a great week everyone!

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5 thoughts on “Re-arranging schedule and primary needs

  1. I am sorry you are having to go through the things you are but at the same time glad that I am not the only one having these problems.
    On top of big changes going on I have been sick with a low grade fever for almost two weeks which made my mood plummet to the bottom, I couldn’t run and was exhausted and like you either didn’t eat or ate the not so great things. The fever seems to be staying down more now and have managed some runs this week but definately don’t feel a 100% yet. Also, it doesn’t help that I am stressing out big time with so many things going on and yes I am so broke and in debt it isn’t funny.
    My big concern has also been how do I keep up with my training through all of this, especially when I know how all consuming it can be.
    I will take your suggestion and try make my meals ahead of time and hopefully my body is on the recovery swing and then keeping up with my runs will be easier. But if you do come up with a plan please let me know.

  2. Thank you Sally! Going to the doc. tomorrow as my fever is back. I am getting tired of feeling tired and crappy. 🙂
    Mikaela

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