This is how I did last week.
1. Maintain a 3x per week exercise schedule for the duration of the translation gig (appr. 2 weeks). It can be either pilates or workouts at home, or a combination of both. → I only worked out once, at home on Saturday, after I was finished with my first deadline. I was exhausted beyond belief after pulling 10 hours a day and wading through 30 pages of badly written text with sentences running on for 5-6 lines. Then on Sunday, of course, I was so sore I could barely move. But at least I walked for 4 hours yesterday, so I feel I haven’t done too badly for such a gruelling week. And hey, I held out for 20 seconds doing the plank! (May not seem like much, but for me it’s a huge milestone.)
2. Publish 2 posts per week. → I did 3 again, thanks to the weekly photo challenge.
3. Avoid giving myself negative points. → This one was tough as usual, but I think I did pretty well. I did berate myself a bit for letting some work-related stuff get to me and taking it personally, but I got over it pretty quickly by just focusing on the work ahead.
4. Read at least a few pages every day. → There were a couple nights when I was so exhausted that my eyes closed as soon as my head hit the pillow, but the important thing for me is just to finish the book at some point, no pressure.
This week’s theme is Metamorphosis, and boy isn’t that appropriate in my case. Although to be honest, the whole point of this challenge for me is metamorphosis, but it could also be the catchphrase for my life in the past few years, so as far as I’m concerned, metamorphosis is every week’s theme. 🙂
Building Rome – Week 5:
1. Continue to try and get exercise at least 3x a week, be it in the form of pilates, home workout or long walk.
2. Clean the living room windows.
3. Avoid giving myself negative points.
I wanna feel the change consume me
Feel the outside turning in
I wanna the feel the metamorphosis
And cleansing I’ve endured in