TT HCFL W1D4: Busy is Good

I like being busy and having my days fully scheduled. When every minute of my waking hours is accounted for, I don’t have time to overthink my workouts or nutrition. I just do my planned workout, eat my planned meals, and move onto the next task at work. It’s when my days are completely unstructured that things go awry.

If I should ever have to take a break from my career (and when I reach that state of nirvana known as retirement), I will still follow a set schedule (plugged into my ever-present Treo calendar) and keep myself busy learning new things, hitting the gym at a regular hour each day, gardening, taking freelance art commissions, writing and volunteering.

Those things that give so many people trouble in life–finances, staying in shape, eating right–all fall into place naturally if you take the time to assess your current status, write down your goals, put the automatic systems in place to achieve those goals, and then keep yourself busy enough each day to prevent yourself from self-sabotaging your own efforts.


1) Vogue 2838 Badgley Mischka gown in white crepe-back satin and chiffon about 75% complete. I need to sew in the chiffon godet inserts in the skirt, add the neck tie with beading, take in the waist slightly, and hem the dress. This will either be my primary wedding dress or an alternate selection in case my sister and I mess up the $99 David’s Bridal off-the-rack gown that needs to be hemmed and tailored for my long torso.

==> Total cost of materials (purchased before start of challenge, of course) was $40.
==> Estimated time spent on project so far: 8 hours

2) Wore Threadless “Nesting Dolls” tee that I altered (tapered sides to fit waist properly) today.

==> Est. time: 5 minutes

1) BB Complex (3 rounds @ 35 lbs)

Bodyweight Circuit (3 rounds)
2A) Jumping Jacks (60)
2B) Spiderman Pushup (8 per side)
2C) Siff Squat (25)
2D) Waiter’s Bow (15)
2E) Burpees (10)

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