Friday, November 9, 2007

Brutal Week....and Fun Memory














What a brutal week....as of today, I have logged about 65 hours at work....so after I wrap things up today I will be close to the 73 hour mark...it was a tough one....we were awarded some additional business that had a super tight deadline in addition to some very hot projects for our regular business so I was getting up at 4:30, working for 2.5 hours, going into the office and working through lunch (I normally lift over lunch) and then coming home, eating and working another 2-3 hours. Rough stuff. I got in two lift sessions and two cardio sessions. Very frustrating but I also know I am going to have weeks like this occasionally. Thank goodness I am not in full contest prep. I should be doing cardio now instead of blogging but I am not feeling very good - perhaps it the lack of sleep and waking up 2 or 3 times in the night worried that my designers won't be able to open Illustrator files (coo coo for cocoa puffs).

The learning for me is that I have to schedule my workouts no matter what (yes, I already knew that) and I have to always put my fitness first. I also have to recognize that our business is cyclical and some days it will require more than others...regardless, putting cardio and lifts at the top of the list is key. I also found myself having 20 or 30 minutes and not working out because I didn't think I had enough time to get a good workout - I have to remember anything is better than nothing! ;)


The good news....I hate perfect! I ate enough and at my regular intervals. I have made a promise that no matter how crazy it gets or if I am on vacation, etc...I will either hit my nutrition goal or my workout goal. Ideally both but if an exception has to be made, I will hit one of those goals.

I have to give a couple shout outs to some peeps:

Fikenator - so sorry about your bad news the week but trust me when I tell you everything happens for a reason. I have the job I have today (which I LOVE) because I was laid off from my last job. You may not know the reason behind it now but you will...we are all working hard to help you find something new bud.

Cynthia - hope you are feeling better girl and we are all sending good chi your way! You are such an inspiration and a motivation and I am on pins and needs waiting to get an update! Thanks for still making me laugh and smile through your updates and I am thinking of you!

Bette - you aren't just my mother in law, but my friend too! Thank you for being so supportive and encouraging! Love you!

My cherub - I am including the article and picture from our wedding day 5k in homage to you and what a wonderful supportive husband you are...I am so lucky to have you in my life because at the end of a 14 hour work day when we are snuggled up, I forget about all my stress. :)

For those of you that have a few extra minutes, if you click on the pic of the article above and zoom in you should be able to read about the 5k my hubby and I did on our wedding day. Yes, we broke the rules but it seemed so fitting for us to run a 5k on our wedding day considering how many we have done together since we first met. Yes, I am wearing a veil and yes, he is wearing a bow tie. :) Fitness is definitely a shared activity for us both and our relationship is stronger as a result...so we knew we had to run a 5k together that morning!

Have a great weekend everyone and Krissa - I promise I will post before pics this weekend. Just didn't have time this week....go figure!

Peace.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

My little cherub. This is my first comment and I'm ashamed I haven't been on here yet. You are the bomb and I'm scratching my head figuring out how in the hell you have time to put this together? Are you waking up in the middle of the night and slipping off to the office? Have you hired a blogger to "train" you? What gives? - I'll tell you- You do! You are a giver and I appreciate all you do and I'm very proud of you!

Visionquester said...

That's awesome about the shared fitness lifestyle. Sometimes I wish I had that....I guess Lizzy will have to do.
C.

Power Authority said...

Very Cool- Nothing more really to say!

EM :) said...

Wow, you guys are frickin' awesome, that's spectacular!!!! :)
You sure clocked some hours this week, do take time to de-compress and re-energize this weekend! And during the crazy busy weeks that you know you'll have again, Just remember how much better you feel after you work out, even that 20 or 30 minutes!!!!!!!!
And yes, progress pix!!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

Anne said...

Jess, I saw a dog today that looked exactly like Pablo and I almost peed my pants I was so excited. Hope you have some great time to relax this weekend! Love you!