My first official week of studying for BEC has begun. I have logged 13.5 hours of study time thus far and plan to do another 2.5 hours tonight. I definitely took it a bit easy this week. I spent the day with my family on Saturday; we started my older daughter in swimming lessons, then went to a birthday party for one of her classmates. I transferred some home made movies to my iMAC and we had a blast Saturday night watching the videos, as we were transferring them. Time flies, my older daughter is going to be 4 this summer and I dont know where the time has gone.
Ive gained 20 lbs since starting to study for the CPA exam. I used to go to the gym 4 or 5 days a week before the CPA Exam started and was probably in the best shape Ive been in since high school (when I played football). My goal is going to be getting to the gym or on my treadmill at home 2-3 times per week, to get myself feeling a bit healthier. It will only be 30-60 minutes of workout time, as I cant afford to let this impact my study schedule, but my health is important, so need to wedge it in somewhere.
Im giving myself 11 weeks, this past one included, to prepare for BEC. This week, I made it through Corporate Governance, Control Environment and half way through Operations Management (I havent finished all the MCQs on Operations Management yet). Man, the Corporate Governance section was brutally boring and I didnt do too well on the MCQs. However, I will continue reading the mnemonics and doing MCQs until I get it straightened out. Im not too concerned about it at this point, I got an A in Cost Accounting for my MBA, so its just a matter of getting it all down again.