Friday, June 15, 2012
Here is the thing, I work 3rd shift. There are days when I am so tired, I just do not want to do anything at all. 95% of the time I get it done anyways. A normal day for me is:
1. get off at 8am
2. come home and eat breakfast (hubby is usually up and cooking)
3. get on sparkpeople and do some tracking
4. go for run and walk usually 4-5 miles
5. weight training
6. eat lunch
7. sleep finally!!
That is a normal day for me. Yesterday I got off at 8am and ate breakfast and was heading out the door with my husband to do cardio. My phone rings it is my boss, I hesitantly answer it and am asked if I can come back to work until 2p. At first I say no and we hung up. I started thinking about it and called her back and told her I would come back in. I tell my hubby I am going back to work and he heads to the track without me.
Now the guilt sets in I got off of work at 2p and could have gone to the track for a little cardio atleast. I decided not too, I was so tired. I came home and crawled into bed to sleep. I had to go back to work at 10p. I only slept for 2 hrs. I laid there willing myself to go to sleep. I watched tv and just could not sleep.
I think my body is so used to my "normal" routine that it did not know what to do. My mind was oh so tired, but my body was not. I just feel so guilty for not doing anything at all. I read all the articles that say sleep is important and I know it is. I chose sleep in this case and couldn't even do that. Any other 3rd shift people out there have any ideas on how to do this?