I am trying to maximize my time before school starts. I realize once class commences, there will be time in class, time studying FOR class, time spent on class projects, working, and sleeping. Grocery shopping cleaning. . . Umm, a little thing called fun and relaxation will go on the back burner.
And it shouldn’t be that difficult to prepare right now. I try to tell myself that in all the hours of the day (24) that spending an hour to study, 45 minututes to run, and 15 to read is just a minor fraction. But I feel tired anyway. Here is the schedule I have been trying my absolute best to maintain:
4:50 AM to 5:07 AM (largely depending on when my body wakes up): Get up, pour coffee, read and outline from the Anatomy text book until 6:15 AM.
Shower, pill the cat, try to remember to grab something for lunch (forget half the time), and drive to work.
Get to work no later then 6:50 AM. Really, I do not HAVE to be there until 7:30AM, but there is always vitals to take, cleaning, stocking, prepping stuff to do so I like to be there by 7AM at all times. And I figure as long as I am there THAT early, that I might as well go just a tiny bit earlier and get more done while working on getting over-time (PAY).
noon (if I’m lucky): Go upstairs, sit with my Appache Tribe (the 2 house-cats) and eat my lunch. One of my favorite times of the entire day. I love those buddies. The lunch is hopefully good leftovers, but maybe wheat thins and all the peanut butter I can lick and scrape from the jar. Simultaneously study Anatomy vocab prefixes/suffixes on flashcards. Try to tune out ringing phones and client voices.
12:35-12:50PM try to clock back in and commence mid-day floor cleaning. I usually work 38-39.9 hours mostly because I’m usually anxious to leave. So stretching it out a little isn’t too crazy. As long as I HAVE to be there that long, and there is ALWAYS plenty to do, I might as well make some more money. And I am trying to really make some money before I go part-time. Part-time work schedule will be lovely for study purposes, but horrible for bill-paying purposes. . .
5:30-6:00 PM Get dressed to run. I am WAY more likely to get my booty to the track if I don’t go home and don’t get in proximity to my jammies or couch.
6:10PM-6:25 or 6:55PM (depending on my level of tiredness, mood, to-do list, workout and what’s going on the next day) Run on all-weather track. Try to actually push myself even though I’m horrible at just maintaining a cozy pace.
Post run: Go home, strip off all sweaty clothes except underwear and sports bra. Do a minimum of the Wii-Fit body test, try for 10 min of hula-hoop if I’m not super tired, and maybe feel energtic enough to do a half hour of strength (this
hardly ever never occurs). Then, log all my splits and times from running into my notebook, and log my calories in & out in Lose-It site.
7-8:30PM Try to do at least a page of reading and outlining in the Language Development textbook. Eat dinner (that’s easy to re-heat or already made by Cool and waiting in the fridge) while watching TV of some sort. +/- a cocktail or beer depending on lateness and availability and calorie count of the day.
8:31 PM Floss teeth, feed cats, set out next day’s scrubs and stuff for morning.
8:35 PM Read for enjoyment in bed until 9:30 at the very latest–and most times 8:59 PM.
Try to sleep throughout the night. Get mad if Cool wakes me up in any way during the night. Repeat, repeat.