Monday, December 3, 2012

I Can Handle This... Right?

Oh, the best laid plans, right?

I'm working on a six week holiday challenge, and so far, it's been terrible. I was in trouble as soon as I began, to be honest. I have just started a new job, and while I'm incredibly happy to have it and excited about the days ahead, the truth is that the first couple of months are going to be super busy. I've been working 10+ hour days and that will continue well into the new year.

What does that mean for my challenge? Well, it's not a reason to just abandon it. And I'm not using it as an excuse to quit working out and eat like crap. But it is affecting the amount of time I have and my energy levels.

I'm struggling here. I have to balance my need for downtime, my desire to work out, and the demands of my new job. It's tough.

Add to that my husband's unfortunate accident last night. While attempting to make dough for homemade pizza, he dropped an incredibly sharp food processor blade onto his foot and sliced all the way down through his tendon. We had to go to the ER last night, and now we will have to meet with an orthopedic surgeon this week and figure out if (when?) he will need surgery to repair the tendon.

Here he is last night, settling in on the couch and trying to rest.


This morning, I got to wake up at 4:30 so I could drive him to the office and then get to work myself. I'll take lunch to him later today and then pick him up whenever he gets off work late this afternoon. It's going to be a long day for me and, judging by my yawns already, I doubt I will have the energy to workout. I may just force myself to go for a run, though. I'm hopeful that will help me burn off the stress/worry I have over his injury.

This life/work balance thing can be tricky, but it's something that people deal with all the time. It won't be enough to knock me off balance or keep me from my goals.

And how is YOUR Monday?