^^^How I'm destined to train.
So, quick summary of life:
I am taking genetics, biochemistry, biology of women, and organic evolution this semester. As always, it started out great in terms of training, until I found myself facing a midterm in all 4 classes next week. So I've been sitting on my ass trying to cram huge amounts of information in, getting up at 6am every morning, going to bed after midnight, and still feeling behind after all those hours. Did I mention that I'm working 10 hours a week in the lab and volunteering 1 hour a week with a horse program?
This same week, my training buddy started doing the "I'm feeling sick tonight" thing. In all fairness, he basically has the same workload as me. Additionally, he annoys me. He's one of those jock-types that nearly shouts when he's talking to you in a normal room and the way he has a regular conversation sounds like an interview: "How have you been?" "I'm okay" "FANTASTIC!" He's also been raised very innocently Catholic and all conversations feel like a reiteration of something he's heard his mom say.
Moving on. We started a food game that actually worked well for me and I'm going to continue it on here. The scoring system looks like this:
Workouts are worth 25pts
daily exercises are worth 5 pts
a healthy fat is worth 5pts
a lean protein source is worth 10pts
a non-processed carb source is worth 5pts
veggies are worth 5 pts
an unhealthy carb deducts 5pts, unless right after workout
an unhealthy meal (as in fast food) deducts 5pts
Tally each day and see how you do for the week. For me, trying to get a good score eliminates time and resources to eat poorly.
If anyone would like the try the point system themselves and compete with me, that would be awesome. Either way, I'll be here playing with myself.