I’ve just been having one of those weeks where I’m totally incapable of achieving anything as planned.

I’m not so much upset about it as surprised.  I think I’ve mentioned once or twice here that I’m a wee bit of an overachiever.  I’m the kind of person that likes to take the harder option because somehow that feels more fulfilling.  No guts, no glory, that’s how I live my life.  It’s exhausting.

My guts gave out; all I want to do this week is sleep.  My mornings normally start at 4am, this week I’ve been lucky to get out of bed by 6:30am, closer to 7am.  This of course means my daily workouts have seen better days…as have my freelance writing projects.  I even wrote to one of my editors today to ask if I could have a deadline extension—so unlike me.

The weird thing, I feel so well rested.  I feel like I haven’t had consistent sleep in years.  Apparently, since I seem to be unwilling to compromise with my body, my body is just going to take what it needs.  It’s a nice eye opener.  This must be what normal people feel like.  I’m well aware that I need to figure out a better working system, one that allows for sleep and free time.

How do you guys do it?  You know, work and sleep, and have a social life, and find time to exercise?  Is it impossible to do it all?


Smoothie with almond milk, peanut butter, frozen banana, chocolate protein powder


Salad with grilled chicken, olives, cauliflower, broccoli, light feta, banana peppers, diced fennel, and lemon vinaigrette

Whole wheat mini pitas with hummus


Orange (no picture)


Cashew Cookie Larabar
I had class last night and a Larabar was all I had time for.