Friday, August 23, 2013
Well....I was up at 4:30am monday thru thursday.
Monday - I did a quick workout in my basement
Tuesday - I went to the gym for a quick workout
Wednesday - I did an exercise video in my basement
Thursday -- I was up early, but could not get moving
Friday - I slept in until 5am and was dragging myself out of bed.
I am so tired that my brain is not functioning properly. I got out of the shower today and was going to dry off with the hand towel. Last night, instead of turning the alarm off at my brother's house, I turned it on - while we were in the house - so the alarm was blaring everywhere. Little mistakes over and over again, which tells me that my brain is tired. On one of my previous blog posts, FIFI warned me of this and I knew what she was saying was true - our bodies need sleep, my brain needs sleep. But....I also need exercise. I also said that I would try my new plan for three weeks. This is a change to my system and any change is going to be received with push-back. I also realize that I have not been able to get to bed before 10pm due to taking care of my brother's cats. I need to make this work. The other option - is to see if my employer will let me cut my ours to 20 hours per week (cut salary in half too) or get a new job.
Oh, one more way the lack of sleep is affecting me. Yesterday I was so tired, I just felt like giving up -- "Why not have an ice cold beer? I know it would taste so good". I was able to get control of myself and realize that I was just tired. I did find that I had a weakened ability to limit carbs -- I enjoyed a few slices of fresh 7 grain bread with my dinner as well as a half-a-bowl of cereal before bed. All-in-all, not a big deal, but it doesn't help me lose these last few pounds. What I am trying to say is that the lack of sleep limited my ability to say no to extra food.
So much to think about. Next week my daughter goes back to school, which means my schedule will be back to a routine. I will focus on getting to bed by 9pm and see if I can get this 4:30am wake-up schedule to work.