Thursday, February 13, 2014
After considering my options (even considering quitting my research job to free up time), my husband and I have decided that getting up earlier in the morning to work out is really the only feasible option to fit in fitness. Classes are non-negotiable. Practicum is non-negotiable. Research job is extremely valuable in terms of skills and connections being formed. So... sleep would have to be the sacrifice.
I decided that today would be the day to start. I normally have all Thursday mornings to get in an awesome workout. Unfortunately the semester is already getting crazy, so I have an appointment with a professor to discuss a paper this morning, and some other meetings scheduled as well. On top of that, I extended hours for my practicum to be there until 9 tonight because of an event that they're putting on.
Getting up earlier than usual wouldn't normally be that big of a deal, but last night I was up until 1 doing research to prepare for my meeting with my professor. I was optimistic and set my alarm and considered how great I'd feel going through my long day having sweat it out in the morning.
But then my alarm went off after 5 hours of sleep, and it just wasn't happening. Perhaps it should have / could have / would have and blah blah blah. But it didn't. At this point, I couldn't force myself to function on such little sleep.
The hard truth is that I'll have to, if I really want to make any progress on my weight.
No real end in sight to this. Tomorrow's another busy day of excuses, with my day starting with a 7 am meeting and busy until 10 at night.
I don't want to just be a weekend exerciser. I need to figure out how to manage my days on less sleep so that I can move my body more. Somehow using my brain so much everyday exhausts me, and it's really hard to feel like it's possible when my alarm goes off and I'm still exhausted from the day before.