Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
How was your week? My week was stressful, busy, hectic, and a little nerve-wracking. The funny thing is that those feeling were mostly felt, but when it came to actually doing all the things I was worried about it was not that bad after all.
Well, all weekend long I was furiously reading “The Fissured Workplace” by David Weil since it was the book that was assigned and it took me forever because it was very technical and dense. I read all day on Sunday and for 6.5 hours on Monday. Even then, I had to skim the last 4 chapters because I was running out of time. I felt a little frustrated and discouraged because a handful of students said that they had barely even read the book and it felt unfair because I worked my butt off.
My sister came to school with me. I was so stressed about the logistics because I had to pick her up which is a 40 minute drive to get there then 40 minutes back. Tuesday also happens to be my busiest and longest day of the entire week, but I figured it would be a perfect day for her to see what a typical Day at Evergreen was like. I picked up up bright and early and we had a wonderful time at school. Afterwards, we went on a 4 mile hike through the woods and down to the beach. It was so soothing for the soul. We concluded the day with dinner with our mom and my Mom thankfully brought her home.
This day was a little bit of a blurr. I know that I worked out at the school gym then went to class. We got assigned our group projects but then someone pulled the alarm and we had to evacuate the building. I had to stick around because I was meeting with my Professor to ask if he would sponsor my internship. Thankfully, it was worth the wait and he agreed to sponsor me!!!
Thursday: My favorite Day ❤
Thursday was my favorite day. We did not have class so I went to Zumba in the morning and had a Blast, then I did my kettle-bell circuit, I worked on my study guide in the evening and decided that since I completed it; I would reward myself by going to the Mixxedfit class ❤
This was a long day. I did not do a morning workout, but I did wear shorts to class, but the fog in the morning never burned off… Class was super long and we had 21 students in the morning, but by the end of the day there were only 11 students left. I am proud of myself for sticking with it. I went to Zumba and had the time of my life then rushed back to school for a swim. That night I had a really sore stomach and was not feeling well at all 😦
My sore stomach followed me into Saturday. I had made plans to go for a fall run with my friend Diana and her 4 dogs, but I almost had to cancel because I was feeling awful. I drank some kefir and some lemon ginger tea and decided to go and I am so glad that I did. My stomach managed to be okay and it was a gorgeous fall day. When I came home I still was not feeling very well and it was challenging for me to stay focused. Overall, my nutrition has been a little off this weekend. I decided that night to start intermittent fasting today.
I am feeling better than I did yesterday, but still could not focus very long on my school work. I am really debating whether or not I want to swim tonight at 7. I honestly don’t want to, but I also feel like it could be good for me since I have not been eating very healthily and have not been feeling very well. This could help me hit the “re-set” button.
- Hone in Focus. Yes!
- Examine True Rules. I have been so busy studying HRM rules and labor rules, but hopefully I will get back to examining my own rules. I am slowly starting to get back into journaling and have been blogging more so that feels good.
- Stimulate the mind in new ways.
Overall, I think that consistency is even more important than intensity. This means that you may not be able to go hard everyday, but showing up and doing something will make more of a difference then going hard one day then skipping a bunch.
With that in mind, I think that I will go for a swim tonight because my health is worth-it!
What do you think? Is it more important to go hard sporadically or to vary in effort consistently? Please comment below to share your thoughts on training. Also, have you tried intermittent fasting? If so, please share your tips and tricks with me!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
❤ Alana xoxoxo