You know, it was bound to happen at some point. My get up and go, well, it sort of went. My endless zeal for CF has sort of run out this week. I'll refer to it as a sophomore slump, just because I like the alliteration. :P (Ah, the teach in me.) But you know, my normal up and at 'em at 0400 has sort of disappeared. Somewhere between the school BS (believe me, there's a lot) and the swimming and waitressing, I'm just beat. I come home nights craving a book and some peace and quiet as well as a good pair of sweats. My eating is so far off track, it's not funny, and really, I just want to veg out. For once, I want to not be ME. For once, I want to be normal and not hit the alarm off button at 0400. I want to be able to wake up at 0600 like regular teachers. But, unless I get in CF in the AM, it just doesn't get done.
So for me, the question remains of how to deal with this. I think we all feel this way from time to time, but the question is how do we tackle it? If we continue to keep pushing, will we burn ourselves out further? Or should we stop, take a break, and then come back when we feel ready? I'm inclined to say the latter, but exercise is vital to staying healthy, and let's be honest, once we stop a routine, some of us (myself included) lack the motivation to regain it once things have calmed down. (see me on Zone eating! :P) So... I guess for me, I'm going to try to keep going 4 days a week and hope that my zeal returns soon. Maybe having some time off around the holidays will help take care of that, maybe not. But, exercise is important, so I'm going to try my best.
Having said that though, I think if you're feeling like me, like life is just one big whirlwind you're working through and not actually LIVING, you need to evaluate YOUR particular situation and do what's best for you. The only person who can take care of you is YOU. So do what you think will be best for your situation and will make you happy AND keep you healthy.