Category: School Work


How do I know I was successful with my new schedule? Not only did I do a pretty good job about following it (with the exception of Tuesday because that’s when I created it), I am so freaking tired. But I’ve been pretty good with following it and staying on task.

I thought I was gonna have a hard time getting up hella early in the morning because I was adjusting my schedule even more than before. I used to get up at 630-645ish, but I switched it to 530am! That’s like literally the butt-crack of dawn! It wasn’t so bad though. The biggest feat about that was just getting out of beed. I wake up to find both my dogs all snuggled up on me, so me being all work and cozy and restricted made it hard to just get up and out. I’d wake up and Jet would be right next to me and on my pillow. Yup, she takes half of my pillow and sleep on it. It’s funny because depending on my position, when I wake up if I am on my side (fetal position), we’ll be back to back, and if I’m facing up, her head will be rested on my shoulder/chest or arm. Ace usually sleeps on the floor, but lately he’s been snuggling up on  my legs or right on my ass. It is getting colder so we all benefit from snuggling up. =)

So my mornings start at 530am and I head to the gym at 545ish so that I can be there by 6. Once there I start with 15 minutes of stretching/pushups and what not, and then I move on to cardio… I want to amp it up to 30 minutes, but because of time, I’m only doing about 25 minutes right now. I do 15 minutes on the treadmill and then do 10 minutes on the bike. Next week I’m either going to do 10 minutes on the eliptical or 10 minutes on the rowing machine thingy. I wanna mix up my routine so that I don’t plateu.

The schedule has been working out pretty well though so I’m actually really happy that I did it.  Study time has been alright. I’ve been catching up on my reading so it’s not the best (especially considering I’m not the fastest reader). I find myself kind of dozing off which doesn’t help my concentration, but it’s not so bad. Plus, that little walk with the dogs has been pretty good about energizing me and giving me that extra umph.

I think I’m gonna do a little jog with them because they really enjoy it. I jogged with them yesterday and they’re doing so much better now. There’s still a little bit of tugging but they need the correction and that’s all on me. I think I’m gonna jog with them next week and see how that goes.

I’m going to take advantage of Sunday and totally focus on studying for all of my classes. I got flash cards at Wal-Mart yesterday and everything so I’m all set up. I just need to print my slides for my biopsych class and figure out the important stuff for my counseling class, so I think I’ll be all good.

I’m hoping I do even better by next week and a little less tired. Tonight is about me though. Tonight, i will drink (not too much cause I’m done with getting stupid), and tomorrow is more work. I’m thinking laundry day, oil change if I can fit it in and study time later on in the night. I wanted to clean my room and pack my DVD’s and get rid of this big ass book case that’s housing my dvd’s but I don’t think I’ll have time. It’s either I go do laundry or I do all of that cleaning. And I don’t have time on Monday to do any  of that because there was this training for work that I wanted to go to. Tsk tsk. I guess I’m going to have to tough it out and wake up early on Sunday and try to get all of that done. I do have until 545ish to finish all of that so maybe I’ll be able to get it done. We’ll see. Alright, off to lunch now. Nom nom!

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With much further ado, I i present my schedule for the next three months:

 

Time

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 
6:00am Sleep In Sleep In Gym Time Gym Time Gym Time Gym Time Gym Time  
7:00am-9:00am     Breakfast/Getting Ready for Work

Listen to Biopsych Lecture on Commute

Breakfast/Getting Ready for Work

Listen to Biopsych Lecture on Commute

Breakfast/Getting Ready for Work

Listen to Counseling Lecture on Commute

Breakfast/Getting Ready for Work

Listen to U.S. History Lecture on Commute

Breakfast/Getting Ready for Work

Listen to U.S. History Lecture on Commute

 
9:00am-2:30pm Lunch and Free time

10:00am-2:00pm

Chores and Errands 10:00am-1:00pm Work Work Work Work Work  
2:30pm-3:15pm Jog at the Park with

Ace and Jet

2:00pm-5:00pm

Intro To Counseling  2:20pm-5:25pm Lunch/Review Biopsych Lunch/Review

Biopsych

Lunch/Review

Counseling

Lunch/Review

U.S. History

Lunch/Review

All 3 Class Notes

 
3:15pm-6:45pm Work

 

Listen to Lecture on commute

Biopsych

Work

 

Listen to Lecture on commute

Biopsych

Work

 

Listen to Lecture on commute

Counseling

Work

 

Listen to Lecture on commute

U.S. History

Work

 

Listen to Lecture on commute

U.S. History

 
Dinner

Study Time

Review

U.S. History Counseling Biopsych

6:00pm-10:00pm

U.S. History

6:00pm-9:00pm

 

 

 

Late Snack

 
6:45pm-8:30pm Biopsych Class

6:55pm-10:00pm

Dinner Time

Ace & Jet’s Walk

Dinner Time

Ace & Jet’s Walk

Dinner Time

Ace & Jet’s Walk

Project Runway  
8:30pm-9:45pm Castle Revenge Grey’s Anatomy ANTM  
10:00pm-11:00pm Late Snack/TV Time Desperate Housewives Late Snack/TV Time Study Hour

Biopsych

Study Hour

Counseling

Study Hour

U.S. History

X  
11pm-à Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep X  

 

 Ta Da!

It’s like jammed packed with stuff to do…

So yeah, the next few months I’m gonna be hella busy. I’m going to have to really follow throught with my schedule though. It feels kind of tight, but there’s enough wiggle room in there so it’s not so super jammed packed. I realized after tweaking it today that I’m really not gonna have a lot of room to spend money, which is a really good thing seeing as how I should be really putting some into my savings account for when I move.

But yeah, that’s the schedule I made to try to balance my life out. There’s a little bit of me time in there and dog time too and plenty of time devoted to school which at this point is important. I’m hoping this will work and help me out with getting my grades up.

I began implementing it today and so far so good. With the exception that I’m still at work and who know’s what time I’ll get home, things have been going well. I woke up hella early today and I took my ass to the gym. Oy am I out of shape. It sucked because I only did 1.25 miles in 15 minutes. I used to do about 1.75 in about 15 minutes. But I did do an additional 10 mins on the bike so I got a pretty good work out. Hopefully I’ll get better by the end of the week.

Anyways, I’m off to follow my schedule now. HA ha!

Songs of the Momment

Florence + The Machine – I’m Not Calling You A Liar

So I was so tired yesterday that I pretty much bitched away my night and documented a good part of it in my previous post. I decided to do something about, thus a schedule was born. I wish I had e-mailed it to me so that I could’ve posted it on here. I think I’ll do that tomorrow at work. I dunno, I feel really good about it. I know things don’t always go according to plan, but seeing as how things have been very bleak for me lately, I anticipate that I will not have a hard time following it.

However, I can’t anticipate life’s curve balls, so I will really try my best to follow it. Overall though, I think it’s pretty balanced. There’s a good amount of me time for what I want to do, and plenty of time for studying outside of school. I had forgotten to incorporate my dogs on my first draft so I fitted them on there for the second one. After it was completed I felt pretty bad on how I’m not wit them as much as I would like, but I’m not counting certain times like when they’re inside just lounging and hanging out and I’m doing other things like watching a show or playing a game. That’s more like our living together time. I meant time for them like going for a walk or a jog or taking them to the park for a jog or the dog beach which they really enjoy. I can’t really take them to the beach anymore since the season has changed, and as for the walks, I’m not to eager to take them out for a long walk considering my neighborhood. Still, I would be walking with both of them so I do feel a little safer than say if I were by myself.

Also, there’s activity not just with the mutts, but I’ve incorporated gym time. Albeit, it’s hella early in the morning, but I really need to get my ass to the gym sometime during the week and the only way to incorporate actual fitness time was hella early before work. Going for a walk and or a jog with the dogs can be a workout, but it’s not a high intensity workout that my body needs to achieve some form of weight loss and change in definition. I really want to loose this excess fat I have around my mid-section and start working out my ass. I swear I feel like I’ve lost the plumpness of my ass!

I mentioned earlier something about watching a show or playing a game, and yes, I did incorporate such time in my schedule for just me. I have to be honest, I am selfish, and I need some me time. It’s hard because I really don’t have a lot of time in a day for much of anything. I’m literally squeezing gym time, dog time, study time, me time and some form of eating in there somewhere in 5 hours! How many of you can do that in a five day week and still have time to mange some form of sanity and negate the effects of “burning out”? Do keep in mind that I’m taking 3 classes worth 9 units total, and they’re not easy classes (Introduction to Counseling, U.S. History and Biopsycology)… It’s hard!

After yesterday I had to admit that I felt really overwhelmed. It would be great to just throw in the towel and drop my classes and lounge around, but where would that get me? I’m tired of being stuck in this limbo of not moving forward. I seriously need to just keep on trucking and if I fall down and get a bad grade on a quiz, oh well, work harder and keep on going and study for a better grade. At this point I have no other choice but to literally get A’s on all of my up coming projects and quizzes. I’m not a quitter and I really need to figure out how to successfully fight this battle.

I’ll try to upload or copy/paste my schedule up here tomorrow. At this point I’m violating my time because I should be in bed but oh well, as I said, I can’t predict everything. And although it’s not on the schedule, I’m wanting to get back to my writing (hence the resume of my blog). I always had a good rush of ideas and inspiration when writing so I’m hoping this will liven up my spirit.

I think having the schedule will definitely help me stay on track and keep me there. As I mentioned earlier, I don’t really have much time for anything and it should sit as a good reminder to stop trying to make other stuff happen.  I won’t delve into what “other stuff” means, but just know that whatever it is, I literally have no time for it.

In other news, I’ve been listening to Florence + The Machine and I have to say that I’ve found a new love in tunes. Love me the Florence + The Machine. So many good songs and I’m looking forward to the new album out in November! I had recently downloaded a bunch of new songs so I’ll just jot them down in the beginning. I used to do that with my journal entries in the past (my private journal entries, lol), where I would post at the top of my entry the current songs of the moment so I think I’m gonna start doing that with this too. Instead of starting my post wit the name of the songs and artist, I’m just gonna jot them down at the bottom of the post so that my thoughts don’t begin with music as a thought but rather an actually thought or struggle or however I might be feeling that particular day. I’ll just close with the song or songs of the moment. Perhaps then there might be a better understanding of how my brain is wired. Whatev! I’m tired so it’s time for mimi!

Song of the moment

Florence + The Machine: What the Water Gave Me, Swimming, Howl, Kiss With a Fist, Cosmic Love (and then some)
Metric: Black Sheep
Foster the People: Pumped Up Kicks
Paul Okenfold Feat. Etc.(?): Starry Eyed Suprise
J.Lo: On The Floor (this is my booty workout fitness song, lol)

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