Sunday, October 21, 2012
Sunday I don't have to think about--roll out of bed, good breakfast, strength training, spin class, rest. Today gets planning and packing for a 5 day business trip added in, and late afternoon we're going to listen to some Cuban jazz with a local group.
Monday challenges--6am flight Oakland to Phoenix, 2 hour layover, then 4 hour flight to Charlotte. It will be 3 hrs later in Charlotte so around 6pm local time by the time I get to hotel. Planning to walk a little at Oakland airport, then more at Phoenix + find a healthy lunch option to take on next flight. Evening--need to pick up something to eat, do SparkCoach for the day, hopefully exercise a little (at least stretching) and try to get to sleep before 10.
Tuesday challenges--planning to hit the hotel gym at 6 but it depends on how well my body adapts to the 3 hr time difference. If I'm not up to the gym, will do video workout for at least 15 minutes. Need to be in office by 8 but it's just across the street. Will pick up healthy breakfast from Subway (sunrise melt, no bacon or dressing & apple slices). Taking employee out to lunch--planning a salad with lowfat dressing. Meeting a friend after work for a drink.
Wednesday challenges--6am flight from Charlotte to Chicago, 2 hr layover, then flight to Minneapolis. Will be looking for a relatively health breakfast choice at CLT. Will get in some walking at O'Hare. Will pick up lunch at French Meadow at MSP before getting on the light rail.
Thursday challenges--planning to be at hotel gym 6am and my body should be time adjusted esp since I got an hour back yesterday. Veggie omelet and fruit cup for breakfast. Taking employees to lunch--salad again.
Friday challenges--the gym at 6am again. A couple of hours in the office, then heading to airport--homeward bound. Get lunch for the plane at French Meadown at MSP. Under an hour layover in Phoenix--short walk at least.
Friday, October 19, 2012
My most common excuse is that I'm too tired, often because I didn't sleep well/enough. What I struggle with is recognizing when the thought "I need sleep more" is really true. Given that I have problems sleeping at the best of times with frequent wakeups/lie awakes, what I've been trying this past week is to see if I fall back asleep quickly--if I'm still awake in10 minutes, I get up and exercise.