Monday, June 18, 2007

Crunch Time

And no, I don't mean situps, unfortunately (sigh!). In fact, lately my workouts have been sparse and I'm starting to feel it...

Crunch time refers to where I'm at in writing up my dissertation for school. I have two studies and the first one is written up and ready to go, and now I have the second one to do which I'll be working at all week. My advisor is going away for all of the month of July and she informed us that we have until June 25 to hand in anything to her that we would like her to read before she goes. I have to make that deadline because I want to be incorporating her feedback while she is off in July. Then, by mid-August, I have to be ready to submit my copies to my examining committee so I can defend in mid-September and submit FINAL copies by September 21 if I want to graduate in the Fall, which I desperately do. So my life will be crazy this week trying to make the first of many deadlines to come.

Back to the workout dilemma. I'm having a really hard time getting in the number of workouts per week I should be. I'm averaging 1-2 a week this past month which really, really sucks! And being busy is no excuse as we all know. I know getting up super early in the mornings is not an option for me right now because I'm getting to bed so late from working on the computer. So, I just have to get better at getting in a lunch time workout even if I can only spare 20 minutes. Then once I get my dissertation draft in, things can get back to normal. Anybody got any cool suggestions about what works for you workout-wise when you're crazy busy?


At 10:06 AM, Blogger KatieFeldmom said...

I think that any time, 20 mins or whatever, is great. It's hard to figure it all in, especially since you have so much on your plate. I'll be crossing my fingers for you regarding your deadline!!! Good Luck!!!

At 10:40 AM, Blogger Pamela said...

Wow I'm exhausted just reading waht you're trying ot get acomplished! ...i won't complain about what I'm doing...It's now wehre near as overwhelming! Best of luck! :)

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Laurie said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and commenting on my blog, that means a lot to me!

Sounds like you really do have a lot on your plate (work comment, not diet :) The only tip I can add is multi-tasking, sometimes if I need to so something with my daughter and need a workout - we go for a bike ride or a hike, or can you take some reading or review a draft of your disseration to the gym and look at it while on the treadmill, something like that?

Thank you again!

At 5:27 PM, Blogger chantal2bfit said...

Girl, I can so relate. I remember being on my first BFL challenge, desperate to lose the excess weight, and writing my thesis at the same time. That's on top of working full time and starting a new job! You just got to fit your workouts whenever you can. If 20 minutes is all you've got, well, it's better than nothing at all.

Good luck!

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Melissa said...

Hey you're back! Good to hear an update, it's been too long! ;) I know, I'm not one to talk...I'm trying to get better though!

I agree that even 20min a day is great. Wake up 20min earlier and do bodyweight exercises- pushups, tricep dips off a chair, situps, lunges, squats....get a resistance band, those are awesome! I know this is so much easier for me to say than do, I am nowhere close to being as busy as you!! (I like Laurie's ideas too!)

Good luck with the stressful! You'll do great I'm sure. ;)

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Connie said...

It's April 3 still out there??

At 9:10 PM, Blogger Simplicity said...

Just copying and pasting a note to peeps to talk about my move to a new blog(after not updating my old one in forever!) and was in the process of transferring online friends. In case you're interested, follow my profile. My new blog is not a fitness one, but feel free to join me over there. It's just a bunch of talking crap about nothing. :)


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