Friday, December 21, 2012
Last night I slept 7.5 hours. This is rare for me, but around the holidays it's unheard of. While I observe a very simple holiday and don't fill this time of year with activities and visiting, it is still filled with difficult memories and stress. Usually my sleep suffers, but due to my sheer determination to have a different experience this year, I have forced myself to exercise - and it's working....I'm already sleeping better!!
I am much more concerned with getting a good night's sleep than in losing weight. With regards to my overall health, this is the more pressing issue - my poor state of health has to do with being out of shape, tiring easily, not having enough stamina and resilience. My reserves - the strength that I count on to get me through times when I need extra energy (holidays, busy periods at work) - are nearly depleted. This is not okay with me; I need to restore and maintain a healthy level of reserved energy. Additionally, I hate the constant fatigue and irritability that accompany poor health, being constantly run-down.
Exercise and better fitness have always allowed me to sleep better. When I have a life change (and right now I have two), I often stop exercising. I let this go on for FAR too long, and as a result I'm really struggling to get back in shape. However, if last night's fabulously restful sleep, and this morning's rested feeling are any indication of the reward in store, I could not only continue my efforts, but maybe even work harder!!
Have a great day everyone! Good luck on your goals :)