By Alex | October 30, 2010
After four years of rigorously working out six times a week on the Canisius High School crew team I have found myself with an absence of time in which to work out but a desire to stay in shape. To remedy this I have been working out with my friends three times a week and I’m trying something that I never before thought that I would do; I’ve stopped drinking pop altogether. From now on only juice, water, milk, and other such drinks. Thus far I’ve been able to fend off the dreaded Freshmen 15, only gaining a pound or so this far into the semester. However, I know I’m out of shape and want to get back to the shape I was once in, as long as biology and chemistry don’t get in my way as the year progresses.
Then, on top of fending off weight gain, I have to coach the Canisius High School rowing team as I’ve said in previous posts. In fact, as I type this I’m sitting in the lobby of a Hampton Inn in Saratoga Springs, New York in preparation for a regatta tomorrow morning. This regatta means that I have to do all of my homework while here and on the bus ride, which for this weekend includes reading a book, typing up a biology lab report, and writing this blog. This is easier said than done as most of the kids don’t see fit to leave me in peace to my work as I type away in the lobby.
All of this is coupled with trying to live college life and not trying to get overwhelmed with school work, coaching, and trying to stay fit. So far I’ve been pretty successful at achieving a balance between the four, and I hope that I can keep from getting stressed out like some of my peers who worry a bit too much about school at times. I also need to save time for my girlfriend, though she lives on the same floor as me so this isn’t usually too much of a problem despite us both having busy schedules which sometimes keep us from seeing each other until 9 at night. All in all, this year is turning out to be one of the best yet and my time management skills have greatly improved.