Monday, July 30, 2012
I am lazy as hell, and I know it. I love nothing more than sleeping for hours on end. I do have an excuse, however, as weak as it may sound.
I am ADHD and Bipolar, great combination! I have a mind that is constantly racing. It doesn't matter what my mind is on, it is on go and that is all that matters. When I am asleep, I don't think. I am in darkness. It is a rest for my body and mind.
Still, I am sick of sleeping my life away, and that is what I am doing. It is also a serious concern for my wife. I am going to make a plan to stop wasting my time in bed and spend my time awake and active. It doesn't matter what I am doing. I just want to be up and using my time wisely,
This will not be easy. I have been a sleeper since I was a teenager. Nothing I love more than sleeping in late in the morning. But, I am wasting half a day, and then don't sleep well that night. It is a cycle I have to be able to break.
This is harder than watching what I eat and working out. I have to work on this every day, and I pray that I can keep to it!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Okay, so to be fair, I was off work today, so I really cannot complain about it being a Monday. Although, being a fan of the Mamas and Papas, I DO like that song!
No, I didn't have to go to work today, but that does not mean I did not stay active. I picked up the apartment, did some laundry, got my workout in, and even went to the library to check out a book that was suggested to me.
This may not seem like a big deal to most. Most people are probably reading this and thinking; "So what?" I understand. But, to clarify, I am a lazy person. I normally sleep all day when I don't have to work. I have been trying for the past week to get away from sleeping all the time. It is working too!
I feel like days are not being wasted. I feel that I don't have to rush to get things accomplished. I feel better about myself, for forcing myself to get out of bed in the morning. I swear, I could sleep for twenty hours at a time, given the chance. But, that would be a waste! I don't want to waste my life away sleeping. There is too much living to do!
Now, I may stay up late tonight. I am a huge fan of wrestling (Yes, I know it is fake), and tonight marks the 1,000th episode of RAW. The show is three hours long. I do not want to miss this. Yes, I am recording it, but I kind of want to watch it live. I am funny that way! So, although I will be up later than usual (If I don't fall to sleep) I still plan on waking up at a decent hour and getting my workout in before I have to be to work.
I have burned over half of my weekly calories in just the past two days. I will continue to burn, and hopefully go over my goal! I am expecting positive results on the scale this Friday. We shall see.
Good luck to everyone out there. Remember we are here to support one another and to push one another. I am here for you, if you will be here for me!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I have been forcing myself, this week, to get up early, even when I don't have to, and stay active the entire day. This is not an easy thing for me. But, so far everything is going great and I feel better than ever.
I have stayed up way too late for the past several months. I go on Facebook, and will stay on it until midnight. Of course, then I want to sleep the whole next day! I have wasted entire days off by sleeping. It isn't right! I want to lead a fully active life, and the only way I can do that is to make sure I go to bed at a decent hour and get up before nine. That gives me a whole day. Even if I don't have to be to work until noon.
This will take away my excuse for those days I do not workout. This will give me time in the morning, before work, to do the things on Facebook that I enjoy. And, best of all, when it IS time to go to sleep, I will be ready, because I wil have had a full day, and be tired.
I know that getting the proper amount of sleep helps with weight loss, and stress, two of the reasons I workout. This is a big lifestyle change for me. I just have to keep pushing myself, especially on those mornings where I just don't want to hear the alarm go off.
That is all for now. I am finishing up my day so I can keep this up. Got to get to bed soon!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I have taken the weekend off from working out. I needed the break. My legs were sore, and I was afraid of injury. I think I am ready now to start running and playing tennis.
I am not a fitness junkie by any means. i am a very lazy individual. I hate working. But, I love the feeling I get from working out. I may not be enjoying it while I am doing it, except for tennis, but when I am done, I feel good about myself and proud of what I have been able to accomplish.
Right now, I am running two and a quarter miles, at least five times a week. I want to up the amount of days and eventually the length of the run. I want to be able to run three miles by the end of the year. I currently run a nine minute mile, which I think for a man of 41 is pretty damn good. I want to increase my speed too, but everything comes with time.
My goal for tomorrow is to get up early and get these things done. I also have chores that need doing. It is my one day off until Saturday, and I want to make the most out of it, instead of spending the entire day in bed.
We will see how I do tomorrow and I will keep you posted. Send me some comments on my page and I will comment back. We are here to support one another. I am here for anyone who needs an ear to listen, or eyes to read!!!
Friday, July 13, 2012
I felt good when I got up this morning. No, I wasn't looking forward to going to work. I felt positive about stepping on the scale. I knew it would show a loss, but I had no idea how much. I feel like, with Sparkpeople, and the support I have found on here, the balance between eating too much and not enough. Tracking and making myself accountable for so many aspects of my life. I could not be happier right now. I was at a loss before I started on this page. Thank you to Sparkpeople and to my wife for introducing me to this site. It has been the greatest thing in my life.
I still have twelve pounds to lose, and I know it is not going to be easy. I also know that it doesn't stop once I reach my goal. This is a lifelong journey I am on, to lose and maintain. Whatever it takes.
I am not obese my any measure. I have a little bit of weight I want to lose. It is more like toning up. My main inspiration is one person; Adam Levine! My wife thinks he is the best thing in the world. I want to look as good as he does! I may never fully acheive that goal, but I can at least lose this gut!
I took off a day from working out. My goal for tomorrow is to get up and go running before work. I need to start doing this more often and that is the next thing I will be working on.
Please keep me posted on how all of you are doing and remember that you have my support!
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