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Saturday, June 11, 2011

This was an interesting week.

I feel guilty for taking time for myself. I feel like i have other things that are more important and that need to get done. it's like the 35-45 min i spend on the elliptical are oh i should be doing homework or catching up on other things.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm taking 17 credits worth of college summer school classes at the moment. Which means I don't have a lot of time also means i'm not sleeping much even though one of my fast break goal was to get eight hours of sleep a night i've been averaging about 4-6 usually closer to four than to six a night.

that being said I was doing well on my workouts ( ahem, well the cardio ones, me and strength training not so much, but thats a different blog entery.) I'm supposed to be running 5 days a week and yes even in the rediculous 104 degree weather i got on the elliptical and ran the 37 min for the day. at least this was going good until thursday.

I literally have had no energy since then, i missed stregnth training on thursday, then literally had to add a new meal on my tracker called catch up, just to have a place to put all the food i had to eat after dinner to make my caloric goal for the day i really hate that 1300 number. Then Friday was my "free" day , where i still track, but not as carefully cause it was my cousins bachlorette party, i landed at around 14oo calories with eating 2 dinners. hmm something is wrong with this picture but i was supposed to do cardio and i didnt, i came home and took a nap instead :-(.

so that leads to today where i woke up with a 101.5 degree fever on a day that I have to do carido if i want to meet my calories burned for the week, according to me not to how spark people calculates. I have about 15 hours of homework as well.

Maybe i'm trying to do too much at once, i get that it's a process but right now i feel like a faliure even though i've met the goals im supposed to this week nutrtionally and calorie burning wise.

How do you keep going or saying taking an 45 min of "me" time is okay.

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  • AJEAN_56
    Hey - don't be so hard on yourself. You are doing good. I had a lot of stress in my life lately and didn't take care of myself and it caught up with me - my stomach mostly.

    Give yourself permission to have a little break - 45 minutes of "me" time is not that much. I have had to force myself to make sure that I give myself an hour on the weekends to give myself a pedicure (I'm always trying to save money so I do it myself).

    Even if you just read a book or magazine for pleasure instead of for school or find a movie to watch on tv for a few hours, make sure you find time for yourself. You can also do an easy mask on your face (beat an egg white and put it on your face for 5 minutes, then rinse off). Make sure you get enough sleep, I always forget to do that.

    And don't forget to pat yourself on the back, you are doing great! When you look at the big picture, your health is more important than anything else. Take care of yourself! emoticon
    3464 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9065446
    Hey there! It sounds like you're about burning yourself out. Remember, you only have one body, and you have to treat it with kindness!
    3464 days ago
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