I am quite the grouch today. For starters, I didn’t sleep well last night – I think I’m jetlagged after my holiday (despite attempts to fight it off over the weekend). Sunday nights are a bad one for me to miss sleep, as I have work until 5.30; then gym 6ish-8ish; then I stay on at the gym to help out my coach; before finally getting home at 9.30pm (if he gives me a lift home) or 10pm (if I get the tube). Then I eat dinner with my boyfriend & go to bed, usually to a bad night’s sleep – eating late makes me sleep poorly!
I am also a grump because I want to do more conditioning, but I’m struggling to fit it into my schedule. There is a kettlebells class at Urban Kings I’d like to go to on Tuesday lunchtimes – but it’s a 60 minute class, which adds up to a 90 minute trip to the gym (if you factor in walking to & from the gym, changing & shower). Like most people who work, I have an hour for lunch max. Why schedule a class for a full 60 minutes at lunchtime? I guess people manage to do it, but who are these people?!
There is a 50 minute kettlebells class there on Thursdays, but since I have heavy bench & chest on Thursday evenings, it doesn’t work with my schedule. Sigh.
So yes, I am grouchy that I can’t seem to fit in all the stuff I’d like to do. I am, I admit, jealous of people who don’t have to worry about things like lunchbreaks & working hours 😦 Then again, my jealousy is a grass-is-greener thing – if I didn’t work, then I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in financially. Swings & roundabouts!
(If you’re wondering why I’m thinking about going to a kettlebell class as opposed to just working with KBs on my own – it’s because I have no idea how to use KBs and want to learn properly. We use them in conditioning and I’m a complete klutz with them – I know I will end up injuring myself one day. And besides, I pay for that gym so I can get tuition, you know?)
An alternative would be doing a boxing class on Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm, but that involves adding yet another late night to my week. My boyfriend only sees me in the evenings on Tuesdays & Fridays, taking another hour away from “our” time isn’t something I want! I need some time to relax at home.
Ugh, decisions decisions.
Do you struggle with fitting in all the gym time you want, with your work & other commitments? How do you schedule your time?