Tuesday, May 18, 2010
By the time I got to my blog last night, I was too tired to post.
Yesterday was quite a busy day.
I did my first Water Aerobics class at the YMCA, which was challenging but I was able to do most of it and to keep moving even when I needed to take a bit of a break.
For ten weeks prior to this I'd participated in an Aquatics program designed for people with MS (the differences were mainly in the pacing of the segments) and until my exacerbation was able to do everything there and afterward could do it with a bit more difficulty.
The "Y" program is meant for a more general population. The pace is quicker and more continuous, so I was pleased that I was able to do as much as I was able to do .
After class, I took the bus to IKEA.
I stopped at the restaurant first and had lunch.
There were a few things I wanted to buy and a couple of things I wanted to research.
They were remodeling their showroom and things were a bit disorganized. I wasn't able to pick up one of the main Items I'd wanted. I was really annoyed that they sent me back and forth through the store, several people looking it up on the computer and sending me to another part of the store, only to be sent somewhere else. I was SO ready to be home by that point. (Now that I've had a chance to cool off, I guess I'll go back another time. Next time I'll check the remodel status on the website, first.)
I got home and just sat in my chair for quite some time.
Once I was rested up, I made some chicken tacos with some leftover chicken, guacamole hummus and arugula (with some hot sauce, of course!) for David and myself.
After that, I was able to check my email, deal with what was necessary and then move on to my SparkPeople contacts and reading. In between, there were a few phone calls...
Well, time does fly and the next thing I knew it was midnight and I hadn't gotten to posting the blog and knew that if I did, I wouldn't get a reasonable night's sleep, so I went to bed.
The reason I mention this is that it's a relatively new behavior. My usual way of dealing with that would have been to just steam ahead and not think about the sleep I need. I've been thinking more about the total package, in terms of my health.
What other changes have you made in your habits that weren't on your "radar" when you began with SparkPeople?