The importance of down time
Monday, March 24, 2008
I finally got some real down time over the long weekend. It seems like I have had so little ďfree timeĒ since the beginning of the year. I did okay for most of it Ė staying mostly on track with fitness, nutrition and logging. But not having time to just do nothing can be harmful.
I canít say enough about how the challenges with my teams have been invaluable for keeping going. So many days I did what I needed to do just because Iíd committed to a challenge. My personal goal setting really helped with the motivation too.
I have to say that the changeover to Daylight Savings time started me into a downward slide that I couldn'tít seem to shake. Iím a morning person so Iíve never really liked the whole time change thing. I was already getting up earlier. That all changed though and Iím still not adjusted. It is so hard to get up in the dark. I did get some time to sit and read and even take a couple of short naps over the past few days. I have to get back off the sugar roller coaster though.
But, enough whining Ė itís time once again to pick myself up, dust off and return to the consistency of healthy habits I imagine I will fell great again in a couple of days.
My partner started strength training last night and we ordered her an elliptical last week. So, sheís ready to get healthier too. Iím glad. Iíd like her to be around for awhile. And it would be nice to do things together that donít include shopping.
So, Iím starting the week with a positive outlook and a renewed determination.