I decided that on payday I really love the extra that working Sunday's gives me and I can't do both so I decided to sacrifice Piloxing for now and work Sunday's for a little bit longer.
Fortunately my job needs me as much as I need them and my boss was thrilled that I asked to pick them up. We'll both benefit from this and I need the extra cash right now because not only are the holiday's coming (AH!) but I also really need a car. Right now my wife and I share her car but it's getting really difficult and really stressful! So hopefully within the next couple of months I'll have my own. *fingers crossed*
I actually REALLY love Sunday's at my job too so that works out well. It's a great group of girls that work and I love that it's 9-5 and busy!! And like I said I love the extra in my check on payday. So all around it's a win. Yes I'll be sacrificing Piloxing but when I was at the gym this morning I discovered there is a spin class on Monday morning at 9:30!! So I'll replace Piloxing on Sunday with spin on Monday which will be great for triathlon training as well. Piloxing was great but it's not a tri event ;-)
And, since I'll be saving all my Sunday money for a car I won't have the extra to put aside for a road bike right now. The tri isn't until September so it's OK. I'll do lap swimming and spin classes at my gym which are included in my membership and after I've saved for and purchased a car I'll start saving for a bike and sign up for Master Swim. At first I got a little stressed...ok, a LOT stressed...about the car situation and finances and then I took a breath, stepped back and reevaluated. Now I feel much better about everything and realize that it's a win win. I love Sunday's, they need me on Sunday's and I need the extra cash. It's all gravy, baby :)
My new proposed gym schedule is going to be:
Monday-Spin and pull/abs
Tuesday-Spin and push/legs
Thursday-Run or elliptical or w/e kind of cardio I so choose and pull/abs
Friday-Zumba and push/legs
Saturday/Sunday-I work 9-5 and the gym is open 7-5 so gym won't work. Maybe a walk or some yoga at home, maybe I'll rest on the weekends.
This new schedule doesn't reflect any swimming, I realize that but that's because I don't know the pool schedule at the moment. I'm off of work on Tuesday and Wednesday so I can swim and do other cardio and I can possibly swim on Thursday instead of cardio. Right now I don't have a suit or goggles but I do have Amazon gift cards I'm going to purchase those with...it'll be a couple weeks before I start swimming but like I said, I have until September so it's not high on my priority list right now.
I feel good about my gym schedule and I like having it in writing. I'm definitely someone who is more likely to succeed if I have a plan in place. Being spontaneous is a lot more fun but it doesn't really work for me. I'm not type A, not in the least bit!! So it's been a bit of a challenge for me to really focus like this but it's also been really helpful. It doesn't take me long at all to come up with a meal plan and gym schedule and I feel a lot less stressed when I take the time to lay it all out. It helps me think less in the moment LOL. I like that I have a map to follow! Yes, I have to take the time to draw out the map but it's worth it for me and it's actually become part of my "me time". Really and truly I actually enjoy it...
It's surprising how something that feels so tedious and difficult in the beginning becomes something you can't live without down the road. Tracking my food, packing my food, planning my day, planning my week, planning my gym schedule, packing my gym bag...all of that felt so overwhelming and exhausting at first and now I feel panicked when I DON'T do all that!!
Speaking of planning, tracking and packing...I'm all set for tomorrow so I should probably go get some sleep <3 Goodnight!