Tuesday, January 15, 2013
'been a long time since I have been here. I started a job working sometimes 6 days a week, and between lack of sleep and the fulltime job, I have been passing out before I can exercise. I have been watching what I eat, yet no time to track it here. I don't even get online every day like I used to!
there's lots of walking in this new role, so being more active during the day. It just doesn't take the place of a good cardio and stretching, which I desperately need.
it's a matter of trying to find the time... always the challenge. stay tuned. I am not done with SP yet!!
miss you all.....
Monday, October 15, 2012
I am still working on trying to get back to "human" hours, but make sure I have a nap regardless. What a difference in my energy level! I can shampoo the rug, do 2 loads of laundry, cook, clean, finish a xmas project, and still do some time on the elliptical at 2am.
I will just stay relaxed and openminded that what needs to get done will get done. My dear one who needs me night and day is going through their own struggle which changes my schedule as well. We will figure it out together, their inner clock adjustment while maintaining my need to stay healthy and keep exercising and watching what I eat.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
It's been a while, but I have still been mindful of my exercise and eating. Sleep has changed, sometimes not getting to bed until 3am but I am getting a more restful sleep when I do get there. I just moved my bedtime ritual to a later hour to accommodate to changes here.
For all you in the Natural Remedies team, it takes a few trips to the health food store and lots of research to find some helpmates at least and ideally solutions at best to resolve the household and personal issues that keep me from a normal schedule of sleep.
Best of all I am really happy with this. I chose the mission, others pitch in now and we have found a nice balance of skills and styles that have settled things down better. It might be 3am to you, but to me it's a more peaceful time of night, with support on the ready early in the morning, and my parent finally snoring earlier than yesterday, so it's a success to me! did 15 min on the elliptical today, only because it was after 1am when I could get to do it!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I used to see a nice day and say, "gosh, it would be nice to get out and... " but would get distracted doing other things and it wouldn't be done. There were days I could have worked out if I pushed myself, but I would think that another day would be there. What living with my parent and taking care of him has taught me is not to waste an opportunity. a lot of things are in place and not permanent... so I have to MOVE NOW!!
I have a wonderful roommate who is also here to partner with me with my wonderful parent, and it's been such a relief. She really needed a place to live and I really needed someone to relay race with me when after a difficult night, my loved one would be awake for the day and I would be exhausted from the night before. it's a blessing that is not forever, but it is sooo welcome!
I am working out more consistantly, happier, and feeling more in control of my life now. what a gift!!
Friday, August 10, 2012
First the scale broke. then my sleep became more often interrupted. then my relief worker didn't show up on time... ever. the list goes on.
I took a step back, probably more than I needed to.
By the time I bought another scale, I had stopped doing the more intense workouts I used to do, stopped drinking all 64oz of water a day, and relaxed on the diet. Wrong ideas.....By the time I bought a new scale, I had gained a few pounds. the old clothes still fit, but not as loosely. I still had energy, but felt more drained by the frustration of having my daily schedule changed for me and leaving me to exercise after 1am, or not at all. What to do?
to paraphrase an old popular song: change change change
I changed my attitude: I can find some time, any time...and even if it is after 1am, I can set a minimum of at least 10 min!"tes (and still meet that "at least 10 minutes a day" goal). I got back to watching what I ate and filling those water bottles again, with the goal to empty them by the end of the day. Don't give up, just pick up and keep moving. Kind of reminds me of my experience was going to a memorial site: we were all huddled and guided along like cattle down a chute, with occasional security waving us along faster saying "keep moving ! keep moving!" until the path opened up to our goal.
I can change my plan: I can find other thingsto do..... park a little further away, wear the pedometer, stretch and be inefficient with multitasking when it came to running down to the basement for supplies or laundry so I had to run up and down the stairs a few more times.
I can change my schedule (again): use the little spots of time as they appear to jump on the elliptical even for 5 minutes before jumping off to tend to things again, find ways to get the exercise done before 1 am and leave other things I am not too tired to do for after exercise. In other words, make use of the time when it appears. this is probably only another phase, and I will need to change again when it passes.
I don't need to vary my workout, it tends to vary itself for me!
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