Sunday, February 07, 2010
Perhaps you read my update. I got up to watch the 4:39am launch of the shuttle Endeavor. Here at our central Florida home we can clearly see night launches when we look east toward Cape Kennedy from our front yard.
This morning was suppose to be the last night launch of the shuttle ever. I thought it would be worth giving up a little sleep to see it. Well, disappointment, it was scrubbed at 4:30am due to cloud cover. Bigger disappointment, I could not get back to sleep. Man, I am really tired. My eyes are drooping , everything looks a little fuzzy, and I swear I can feel the blood pulsing in my arms.
So far, this blog has seemed off topic, but it isn't. I'm just about to relate fatigue to weight maintenance and exercise.
When I'm tired, it's almost like I'm drunk. My inhibitions are way down. And I get hungry when I'm tired. Maybe that is because food provides energy. When I'm tired, I need energy. I crave carbs first.Then I crave meat. Then I want fruit and nuts. I want not one sandwich, but six.
And then there is the exercise part. When I'm tired I want to sit. Sit and eat that is, but even the sit part becomes an effort. It might be too much effort. I just might have to lay down. Okay. I got with it and used my little bit of morning energy for strength training and a 3 mile bicycle ride. I'm scheduled to burn 307 calories today, and so far I've got 100. And all I want to do is hold my head that feels so weird perfectly still. But I am not going to get off track. I can do my scheduled cardio! I can do it! Eyes drooping or not, I can!
Perhaps I will take a nap after cardio and before the SuperBowl. It might help. But one thing I know is today I am going to be very, very mindful of what I eat; very, very careful. I am going to drink plenty of water and plenty of steamed veggies and I'm not going to skimp on protein. I'm going to make sure I don't overdo the simple carbs. If I go over a little today on fruits, meats, or veggies, I'll be okay with that.
Tonight I'm going to get a great night's sleep, one way or another. However, I probably will get up for the 4:13 rescheduled launch of Endeavor. Just hard headed, I guess.