|It's been the weather for layers and knits and cosy scarves this week|
watching: Lectures - yes I know, same old same old. Although, I've been learning some amazingly interesting things this week such as how to fuel your body appropriately to help combat fatigue, how the cardiovascular system works during high intensity exercise and how to manipulate your fluid intake to help increase exercise performance. As much as I find study challenging at times, I am truly so very lucky and grateful for the opportunity to be able to increase my knowledge about something I'm interested in.
working on: Getting enough sleep. I've slept in past 7:30am for the last two days! That's amazing for me! During the week I need to rise early to teach gym classes, so my focus will switch to going to bed early.
eating: After 2 weeks of focusing on following and counting my macros, I took a break from tracking over the last 7 days. I felt it was one extra thing I needed to do within a week which was already feeling overwhelming. So, instead I've just been trying to fuel my body well, include lots of fresh veggies and be ok with indulging in the odd treat or two. Now that it's a new week and exam study is calming down, I'm jumping right back in. I think this is a big part of learning to be balanced and holistic - realising that there are times when I need to be gentler and put less pressure on myself.
wanting: To get back into regular weight training. My sessions have been very inconsistent lately, so I've started to plan out a new 8 week block of training for myself which I will begin this week. I'll share it in a separate blog post, but I'm excited to finally start working on my strength again!
loving: Layers and knits and cosy pieces to snuggle into and keep me warm. This week I've been living in oversized cardigans and my full length Wunder Under leggings from lululemon. Melbourne has suddenly turned on the cold - Winter is definitely here!
thinking: About how I can adapt to better balance work, life and study next trimester. I feel as though I've done the best I can this trimester, but there is definitely much to learn from and improve for the coming 6 months.
grateful for: Lexi cat. My little fluffy fur baby and the ultimate study buddy! Most days this week she has curled up either at my feet, in her basket by my side or on the desk behind my laptop while I study. She's the perfect companion and a great excuse for a little distraction when I need a study break.