Sunday, March 20, 2011

Full time student and working out; like water and oil

What an epic fail this week has been in terms of my fitness regimen. School was nuts this week! With so many test in one week I found it detrimental to the time usually dedicated to the gym. I did a few short bike rides just to get out into the fresh air but i did nothing else. Nearly every night i was up until 2 am. I'm not complaining, this is nothing compared to when i will actually start nursing school.

I have always been a night person in terms of working out. I try to get up in the morning but find myself reasoning that I will make it later that night. Well with school now, my studies have to be most important.

But I am not going to be a "college freshman" and gain those 15 pounds. I'm not even a freshman! I'm technically a junior, I think, but this is the first time I have ever gone full time. I just need to find a balance.

Think about this: water and oil don't mix. Try making a homemade vinegarette and you will see that once it sits, the mixture will separate. So then how does olive garden make theirs stay mixed, or any other salad dressing for that matter? Because food producers add an emulsifier that keeps it held together and prevents separation.

You may be asking, "isn't this a blog about running, not food?" You'd be correct in thinking this. But my question is... what is going to be MY emulsifier? I can't let a little pressure from school and a lack of time  cause me to come apart. I'm not sure what is going to help me, but one thing is clear: I HAVE to work out so I HAVE to get up in the morning.

So that being said, this week my goal is to work out twice in the morning before school. Just twice, can I do it??? I think I can, I think I can!! Go figure though that it hasn't stopped raining in days. I just need to channel my days of growing up in Oregon. I loved to run in the rain. Now I'm this California sissy. So no excuses! I will do it.

Any recommendations as to getting up earlier??? It's dark and cold, I need some help here.

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