This is sort of in the nature of a vent and sort of in the nature of giving myself someplace to be held accountable.
One of the things I do is put on workshops for professional photographers, working with another instructor, and this month started our spring series of workshops. So the last two weeks this has been my schedule:
Sunday - fly from home to Phoenix
Monday - workshop in Phoenix
Tuesday - fly from Phoenix to San Francisco
Wednesday - workshop in San Fran
Thursday - fly from San Fran to Portland
Friday - workshop in Portland / drive to Seattle
Saturday - workshop in Seattle
Sunday - fly home - except flight is overbooked and I'm bumped
Monday - stuck in Las Vegas, fly out on redeye
Tuesday - arrive home at 6:55 a.m. / sleep all day
Wednesday - do laundry and get caught up on stuff
Thursday - in the office returning a weeks worth of calls and emails
Friday - appointments all day
Saturday - photograph wedding
Sunday - drive to Charlotte
Monday - workshop in Charlotte / drive to Atlanta
Tuesday - workshop in Atlanta
Wednesday - in the office returning a weeks worth of calls and emails
Thursday - client meetings all day
Friday - (today) collapse
I'm exhausted. And for the entirety of that schedule I've eaten bad airport food, rich restaurant food, had more drinks with clients/students than I should have, and ... the gym? Hah. Who has time for the gym???
Seriously. I haven't gained weight, but I'm sitting at 168-172, and nothing has changed. I have "restarted" my Spark-people settings as though I were starting fresh at 172 ... to get to my goal of 135.
I have no more of these workshops until September, but my season is picking up with weddings and portraits ... and the fall schedule is going to be muchmuchworse, with 18 cities on the agenda between September and December, plus my regular business demands. I *have* to figure out a way to not let these events mess with my progress and planning.
ARGH. I know I can manage this ... I just need to wrap my head around it.