Wessels misses entire week at gym

Oct 8, 2012

Well, from a workout standpoint, I’ve just completed the most frustrating week of the entire FIT Challenge.  I didn’t make it to the gym once this week. 

My schedule the past two weeks has been hectic, as I’ve had soccer games after school on many of the nights, and has precluded me from getting to the gym. 
Couple this with having to finish assessing the first major project of the quarter for my classes, and you’ve got a recipe for exercise disaster. 

Oh, did I mention that my Model United Nations delegation is now meeting once a week to prepare for our trip to Columbus in December?  Suffice to say, I’ve been running into, rather than climbing over the hurdles that have been in front of me recently.

I was holding out hope that Thursday would afford me my first opportunity to get to NOMS, but it didn’t work out for me.  I brought my daughter home after school, and when I got out of the car, I realized just how long it had been since I had mowed my yard. 

Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t “neighbors calling the city high,” but it surely needed my attention.  Once I started, it quickly became an evening that paralleled the “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” story I read to my kids.  Cleaned up after the dog…..check.  Got the yard mowed, check.   Do some weeding, check.  Pick what might be the last of the peppers for the year, check.  Do some cleaning in the garage, check. 

Hmmmm, the fence doesn’t quite look right.  Holy Mackerel, it is leaning quite a bit.  Let’s try to get some of the ivy off the top of it to relieve some of the pressure on it, check.  Nope, that didn’t do it.  Off to Menards for some rebar to reinforce the fence, check.  Get the rebar pounded into the ground in hopes of staving off a collapse, check.    It’s 8:30 already?!?  Yep.

The good news is that I should come close to finishing up grading my big project, and the soccer schedule thins out a bit.  There are only a couple of more home dates, followed by a handful of playoff games taking place at the stadium.  My schedule becomes a bit more manageable relatively soon, so I should be able to get back on pace. 

I feel tremendously guilty, almost as though I’m letting people down.  I don’t think I should be feeling that way, though, as I’ve got commitments that I’ve made, and that I must complete.  I’m very impressed with how all of the competitors are doing in this session of the Challenge.  Each of you should be very proud of yourselves.  Brandi, I can assure you that cross-country will be finished by the time we have our next meeting.  I’ll try not to forget next time.

“A lot of people give up just before they're about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.”  Chuck Norris



You shouldn't feel guilty. Doing yard work burns calories, too! :-D