Back to School
Saturday, August 06, 2011
My son still has a week of summer vacation. However, I'm back in class - Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. After a full year of being unemployed, I am changing tack. This last week has been so strange; adjusting to having to be awake at a certain time, changing eating and workout schedules...just focusing on being where I need to be - I fell off the wagon, and hit the ground HARD this week. I've hardly met any of my weekly goals. Its been difficult to find the time - you know - for anything.
This is an intensive 5 week program for certification in nursing assisting. I'm afraid I won't have time for much of anything outside of school, and my family/household obligations. I've got to at least stay on top of my eating. The first week back to class, the food was difficult. We don't get a lunch break (we are allowed to eat during class), and I didn't plan well. I hope to change that this week by carefully planning and bringing my own food, rather than hitting the vending machine in the hall.
Hopefully, I can snag some time in the evenings for the treadmill...I'm scared I won't be able to. We're covering all of a 45 chapter text book, plus labs and clinical rounds in the 5 week course. The information and the exams will be coming at me so quickly, and I will have to spend so much of my time out of class studying to keep up with the information.
I'm a little stressed. I'm pretty scared. I gained 2 pounds this week. I still haven't had any substantial loss in the nearly two months I've been active again at Spark*People. Lots of fluctuating within the same 4 pounds...and its been frustrating. Looks like, for the next month anyway, I will continue to experience the same fluctuations and frustrations...
I'll keep trying, anyway.