Monday, March 04, 2013
Today's question is "What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?" Well, now is a good time to think about STARTING that! As noted before, checking off the Other Goals related to sleep doesn't do much for me. Blogging about my need for adhering to my bedtime does help, though. It makes me accountable to you, my friends & teammates.
Last night I missed the window by only about 10 minutes, which is definitely progress. Unfortunately I had a hard time falling asleep, though. Was it the decaf tea I had just before bed? Decaf still continues a small amount of caffeine, & I've found it can affect me. I'll make sure to avoid it that close to bedtime in the future.
When I woke up with the alarm at 6:45 I was still pretty tired, so I got back into bed to see whether I needed a bit more sleep or was waking up enough to do the planned exercise. Fortunately soon my body let me know that it WAS time to rise! I am just easing back into exercise after more than a week's hiatus because of that nasty cold, so I did the 12-minute Cardio-Sculpt routine from the SP 28-Day Bootcamp DVD. With warmup & cooldown, 23 minutes total. Because of my lingering infirmity, I allowed myself to regress to the beginner level on a couple of the exercises. It felt just right in terms of muscle challenge & length of time. Today at work I'm feeling a bit more energetic, doubtless because of the exercise.
So tonight I'll plan to be in bed before 11, & Wednesday a.m. I'll be putting in a longer cardio-only session. I hope to have a good report to post tomorrow!