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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 “free time” since the beginning of the year. I did okay for most of it – staying mostly on track with fitness, nutrition and logging. But not having time to just do nothing can be harmful.
I can’t 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 I’d 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't’t seem to shake. I’m a morning person so I’ve never really liked the whole time change thing. I was already getting up earlier. That all changed though and I’m 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 – it’s 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, she’s ready to get healthier too. I’m glad. I’d like her to be around for awhile. And it would be nice to do things together that don’t include shopping.
So, I’m starting the week with a positive outlook and a renewed determination.
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  • JIBBIE49
    I''m glad you are starting the week with renewed determination!!! Go SPARKERS!!!
    3646 days ago
    Sounds fabulous, darling!
    You've got the right approach-
    Way cool.
    3650 days ago
    You're right about the downtime, I think! Daylight saving time sounds like a rip-off. I'm enjoying waking up to sunlight for once; it makes a huge difference.

    Yay for the new elliptical trainer and a partner who is trying to be healthy along with you.
    3651 days ago
    Downtime is VERY important. It helps re energize the mind and body.
    3651 days ago
    I couldn't agree with you more about 'downtime'. We don't get enough of it - and it is so necessary to stay healthy. You sound very motivated and energized - FABULOUS!
    3651 days ago
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