Wednesday, December 21, 2011
My Fitbit is really giving me some interesting feedback in terms of my activity levels and sleep. I am still learning the ins and outs of their website, but like recording there. I wish there was a way to sync that info with Spark People, but there isn't. I end up pulling my FitBit page up on Safari and my Spark up on Firefox, so I can transfer data side by side. I am liking my little Fitbit; it appeals to my competitive nature, and my inner geek.
I am happy to be back to my Body Pump classes. After missing about 6 weeks of classes, I was really sore after my first class back on Saturday. I think I will be sore again tomorrow, as we did a different workout today with a really strenuous shoulder sequence. Saturday, the hard sequence was the lunges... I walked like an old woman the next day, LOL!
This December weather has been deliciously mild. I have been taking several hikes a day with Stella and we are both enjoying our workouts. The Fitbit measures 'Floors Climbed' which includes hills. Our meadow and woods walk is quite hilly and we are getting in 12 - 18 floors worth of climbing a day, and averaging about 4 miles over our 3 daily hikes. We are also getting quite muddy, at least the poodle half of us is. While the weather has been warm, it has also been quite wet. This morning I was out in my full rain gear to get our walking time in.
My acupuncturist is very concerned about my sleep. I have only been getting around 6 hours of sleep, even on vacation, and those are very interrupted. She has suggested staying away from electronics after 6:00 pm. I think I will try doing a final logging in of food and exercise around 6:30, then shut everything down for the evening. I'll report back if this has a positive effect on my sleep patterns. Meanwhile, tonight I think I'll take a sleep aid and see if I can break the no-sleep cycle.
It has been great having time to spend with my guitar. Perhaps this doesn't sound interesting, but right now, I am just focusing on technique. Unfortunately, I broke two of my right hand fingernails a couple of weeks ago, so consequently my tremolo practice is suffering.
I am no where near ready for Christmas. At least the presents that had to be mailed were in the mail on time. I still need to finish cleaning and organizing my house, and... put up the tree! I can't believe I haven't gotten it up yet. So, I'd better get off the computer and get to work!
Slow and steady wins the race...
Unless you get stuck in a corner.