it’s late, I am waiting for Stefan to come back from his doctor’s appointment so that we can go to work. So it’s the perfect time for thinking out loud! Thanks Amanda for hosting this link-up party If you want to learn more about the idea behind the link-up just click here
1. Let’s count
I am counting. I am counting days. Especially workdays. At the moment I am seeing a huge predetermined breaking point in my life. Pre-holiday and post-holiday. I just can’t keep up with anything anymore. I am drained. Physically but even more mentally. I so need this vacation but more than anything in the world I need some time off work at the moment. I don’t see any sense in anything anymore (wow I use many anys) So let’s do something to keep me sane over these last few weeks and count together:
- It’s 29 days till my vacation
- It’s 20 workdays till my vacations
- It’s approximately 18 workouts till my vacation
- It’s 4 week reviews, 4 WIAW posts, 4 Thinking out Loud posts and 4 Spill it Sunday posts till my vacation
- It’s roughly calculated 87 cups of coffee till my vacation
- More or less 15 times I need to charge my phone
- And more or less a quadrillion times I am telling anybody how much I need some time off until I actually have some time off.
2. Now panic and freak out
Though I am really really looking forward to my vacation being off somehow freaks me out! I mean considering my current workload I am not sure that things don’t implode when I am off. Not that I think I am so indispensable but there’s just nobody there to do my work. My colleague is only working for 10h a week and then we have some assistants. Those are all really great but you always have to tell them what they have to do exactly. And I am not sure if that works out when I am off for 7 weeks.
3. Totally wrong
Yesterday when I left the house for Starbucks I really carefully chose my outfit. I wanted it to be casual enough to feel comfortable for the whole day but nice enough not to feel too casual. When I arrived I felt really uncomfortable. So at some point in the afternoon – after finishing work and before my PhD colloquium – I went shopping 😛 Gosh I felt so much better with another pair of trousers. This happens to me all. the. time. Choosing carefully what to wear and then feeling totally wrong!
4. Color Run Fun
Next Sunday is my 1st Wedding Anniversary. It’s almost one year since we had our civil ceremony in those beautiful gardens and greenhouses. Coincidentally it’s also the day of the Color Run in Munich. And we’re going to be part of the colorful party together with my sister and cousin, my cousin’s boyfriend, and three of our girlfriends. I am already looking forward very much. The weather might be a problem. They say we have a chance for clouds and some rain but I really hope the good weather will last. And since it’s our anniversary – and yes, we’re celebrating both of our anniversaries – I consider running with my little tiara & veil I got for my hen do 😉
5. Lessons learned from wearing my Polar Flow
It’s almost 3 weeks now that I started to wear my fitness tracker. My goal was to review my daily steps and overall moves. So a few days ago the tracker requested to be synchronized. So I saw my profile over two weeks. To sum it up it showed me that I really don’t move at all on rest days. In general round about 2500 steps. That’s NOTHING!!!! On workout days – depending on the workout – I have an average of 12000 – 17000 steps. My tracker want’s me to make at least 12000 steps every single day considering my weight, age and job. Okay I think from now on I need to start going for a walk over lunch break ;-P
6. Starting the Whole30
On Monday I finally start with the Whole30. At the moment I feel so ready for it. Most food repels me at the moment. I only crave cold fresh fruit constantly. And I want to grill meat every evening! Not too bad a starting point for the Whole30 , isn’t it? On the other hand 30 days sound so long. Though if we’re honest, 30 days is a teeny tiny time span. But I constantly wonder how I will cope. I know I am pig-headed enough to push through. But what if it makes me miserable? should I just keep going? What if I feel like I’m going nuts? Should I proceed eating the nuts? What if I am being an absolute jerk – yes that happens when I am nor properly fed :-P. At the moment I really embrace a change and I embrace the structure. So maybe I should shut the fuck up and just start. Okay friends, I’ll do this now! Hey and what doesn’t kills us….
Okay guys time for some important work stuff. 29 days to go, but who counts??? 😉
Have you ever run the Color Run?
Do you sometimes freak out because of your upcoming vacation? Just me???? Anyone please????
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