So I am coming up to the end of my stint in the military. I’ve decided that afterward, I would like to pursue an MBA from the University of Texas when I get out, and there are a few options that I am considering.
With that said, I have definitely found myself in situations during my time in the military where I have prioritized work and professional related goals over my weight training goals. By prioritized I mean that my training dropped off for about 3 years.
Yes yes, call me a quitter, but I’ve recently rediscovered the reasons why I trained in the first place and I’m getting back into the lifestyle. I never want to be in that position again, as I feel the best about myself and find that I’m the most productive when I’m in great shape.
I’ve just completed the V-Diet to get me back on track, and am currently following the principles behind JB’s precision nutrition system (albeit increasing the calories slowly to minimize fat gain).
SO… The way I see it, I have 2 options to choose from in order to get an MBA from UT. #1: I can get a full-time job in Austin, TX, and participate in the executive program.
Basically I’ll be working 40 hours/week on top of 9.5 hours/week of class and roughly 35-40 hours/week of out of class work. I am leaning toward this option for several reasons, but these numbers scare me in that I can see where I might not have time for training.
Option #2: Go to school for the full time MBA. In order to live off of school loans I can only justify this choice by pursuing a dual-degree in MS Mechanical Engineering/MBA. This also looks like it could lead to squeezing training out of the picture.
My question is this… Who of you have been/are in situations like this where your life is COMPLETELY booked for short periods of time. I’m mostly interested in feedback from people who have done severely hectic school schedules while maintaining/improving their training programs and how they went about it.
I am very adamant about keeping training in my life as I’ve seen what my life is like without it, but I am also wholeheartedly concerned about my future. I understand that I don’t NEED these degrees in order to succeed, but they’re something that I am genuinely interested in.
I’ve put a lot of thought into this, I’ve just never been in this situation before (especially the fear of grad school).
Any and all constructive criticism is appreciated. I’d like to state, however, that my interest in this discussion isn’t based upon getting into the university, but rather how to deal with the proposed options.