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Made It through My Workout

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I made it through my workout today even though I stayed up too late last night and didn't get the amount of sleep I typically need.

There are just some non-negotiables for me:

1. Sleep (8-9 hours each night)
2. Healthy food and therefore--meal planning
3. Exercise (I suffer from depression and exercise makes me feel worlds better)
4. Spiritual practices
5. Social support

If I neglect any one of these, I get wacked out from being out of balance.

Today since I was tired, I started to think, "Do I really care about this weight loss and working out stuff? Maybe I'm just being obsessive and vain." That was my TIREDNESS. Yes, I care about this weight loss stuff. I am sharper mentally, more confident, more healthy, more energetic, and better looking at only 1/4 of the way to goal.

Lesson learned--gotta get to bed on time.

Thanks for reading.

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    Excellent list of priorities. You might want to experiment with getting something in the range of 7-8 hours sleep rather than 8-9, though. I'd have to dig around to find the research, but sleeping much past 8 hours is usually a sign of diminished health.

    Though, come to think of it, that might be a bit chicken-and-egg... in that it may be the extra weight is disrupting your internal cycle enough that you need extra sleep and you'll drift back to a slightly reduced schedule once some more comes off. I have something to watch now, so hurrah inspiration.

    Either way, keep up the good work and great attitude to have about that nagging little voice of laziness we all have!
    1694 days ago
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