Yup... planning is everything! I have to think about that for when school starts. Two days a week I can swim, go to the library, go to class, go back to the library and go home for dinner. That will mean having to remember to pack a breakfast and a lunch. Or, I can eat breakfast at home, go to the library, go to class, go back to the library, then swim, then go home for dinner. Then I'll only have to pack a lunch. I haven't decided which one will work better.
The law school always has bags of chips and cookies and candy sitting out for students, especially in the first couple weeks, then again during finals week. It's actually fairly annoying. If they're going to put out food, would it kill them to put out fruit instead of candy and chips? They think they're being nice, but who gets through finals on chips and candy? I'd rather see them put out nothing! Grrrr.... 1646 days ago
Hi KellyIm! I'm Beattyn1 from the Lawyers' group. I am a practicing attorney who graduated from law school way back in 1986. Walking every day for 45 minutes got me through law school in the most pleasant way. After I started my walking program and settled into a study routine around that walking, my ability to absorb the material and focus improved. I walked at 4:00 pm every day till 5:00 pm, ate supper, then required myself to be back studying by 7:00 or 7:30, in bed by 10:00-10:30. I remember it as the most efficient weight loss program ever and the best study program ever in my life. I miss that routine from law school. Practicing law is much more scattered than law school. By the way, what's your plan today for study and exercise? 1876 days ago
Hi Kelly... thanks for your comment on my blog last week.
You know, I have a really hard time balancing the need to study with the need to work out. Class and work are no problem, they are scheduled and I have to be there when I have to be there. But I have a great deal of trouble scheduling the rest, even though I know I need to. I feel guilty when I go for a workout and put off studying, and I feel guilty when I study and put off the workouts. It's a real catch 22. I understand what you mean about the workouts keeping you sane though. I can't tell you how sick I am of school and I just want to get out there and start practicing. Unfortunately the state won't allow me to until I do this little thing called graduating from law school and then swallow this little piece of barbarism called the "bar exam" (That's what one of my professors called it once... no kidding!) Gawd, why do we do this to ourselves? I sure hope the payoff is worth it in the end.
Anyway, the workouts do keep me sane, when I can get them in. So what do you call spending time on Spark when my notes are open behind the Spark window and I'm typing over a book? LOL... a mental workout? I know... I'm working out my typing fingers so it's easier to take notes and write an essay! LOL