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Getting a Little Frustrated With Myself

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Okay, so I try to get up at 4 in the morning before the day really gets started and get in a good workout so that I can get something done that's good for me before the crap gets a chance to hit the fan for the day. Lately that hasn't been happening. I've tried different things to try to get myself up and moving and do something I know I need and that's good for me and will help me deal with things. I've had my fiance turn on his phone to go off at 4 as well as mine. I put my phone on the dresser so that I have to get up to turn it off. He goes straight back to sleep, big help there, and what do I do? I turn my phone off, move it to the nightstand beside the bed and go back to bed. I'm out of ideas on what to do anymore. I used to be so good at getting up and moving, but now I'm so tired, or at least I perceive myself to be really tired, and I don't want to do jack. I want to get back to what I was doing but I'm not sure what else to try. I miss how exercising like that made me feel. Does anybody else have any ideas on what I can try so I can get back to where I was?
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    Eatvegan is right. You would have to go to bed really early or take a nap during the day. I wish you success with your journey.
    2016 days ago
    I am in the same boat right now. I used to be really good with morning cardio, but then I got stressed, stuff happened, I ate like crap ,I slept like crap, and now I am tired and sleeping in. It sucks. I don't really have any advice, just hope that we can both end our cycles. I know we will feel so much better when we get back to the early morning routine. Have you tried just exercising whenever you wake up, even if it is late? that is what I am doing today.... wish me luck.
    2017 days ago
    Have you tried going to bed earlier? You would need to go to bed by 8 to get 8 hrs by 4. emoticon
    2018 days ago
    I'm with these guys - even though exercise is important, so is sleep. If getting up early isn't working, is there somewhere in your day you can take a 10 minute walk? Leg lifts at your desk? Pacing on the phone? I figure EVERY little bit counts!
    2019 days ago
    How much sleep are you getting? I would try to go to bed earlier and earlier, until you are getting a good 8-9 hours in. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need it! So #1 check your sleep numbers.#2 if you are a super deep sleeper like I am, we can go through an arsenal of ricks:
    Set 4 alarms for to get out of bed. 3 go off in your bed room from your cell if possible, 10 minutes apart (I need time to wake up to figure out that I need to get up haha!) and then one final one in the bathroom/kitchen/living room to get up.

    Now I put an alarm that plays music instead of beeps and I leave it in the other room. So I listen to the songs while I try and figure out where I am and get orientated with myself and then get up to switch it off.

    I think the point is to do something that will help you wake up and orientate yourself, and one final one to encourage getting out of bed! Hopefully your Fi doesn't mind getting up earlier too. It's so hard to get up without waking your SO!

    Us girls with high levels of insulin are often very deep sleepers so don't feel bad! :)
    2019 days ago
    get a alarm clock. mine is across the room beeps insainly loud and doesn't shut off for 1 hr. by the time I get up I have heard the durn thing for 5-15 min and since i am alreadyy up I go to the bathroom and push the button on my coffe maker. Your fiance may be a little ticked but remind him when you get up earyer you exersize more the more you exersize the less you spend on a wedding dress sometimes bu about $300 depending on the designer. I have other ideas if this doesn't help
    2019 days ago
    Sleep is as important as exercise and maybe the problem isn't motivation but your body trying to tell you something. Just a thought
    2019 days ago
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