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Day 14 Adventures in sleeping forever

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I am definitely not used to this hectic schedule. I slept poorly the last few nights (because I was anxious about school starting), so I thought i'd take a "nap" yesterday because I was exhausted.. that was at about 4 pm. Then I woke up around... 4 am. o_O Okay... I guess I will do my studying now before class, hit the gym after, then therapy at 1, cook a bit of dinner, maybe study.. in bed again by 7 or 8. Weird? yes. It's not a normal schedule but it will end up evening out to 8-4, which is ideal because this way I can wake up and do my morning routine, take my roommate to work (he hasn't started the new job yet, but he will pay me to take him to his 5 am shift), come home and study before class at 9.

I've never been on a sleep schedule this early but I think I can do it.

This morning I had rice krispies in chocolate soy milk, banana slices and green tea because it's food and yea, I want to do better, but I feel like I need some quick-burning carbs in the morning maybe so I can have energy for studying and class. I will come home and make a lowcarb lunch and dinner, like salad with grilled chicken and avocado, and eggs with veggies and bacon... that way I can stay pretty much in my carb range for the day and just have it loaded in the mornings. I'm not actually tracking right now, but I know approximately how many cals and carbs are in these foods, so I'm trying to keep it in range.

I did my morning routine today before anything else !~ 15 min of sun salutation yoga and stretching my back out on a ball, and 15 min of meditation. Did some shoulder circles to try to get some blood into them, too. It really did feel good.

I'm wearing my running pants and tank under my normal clothes all day so I can just shed my onion layers when I get to the gym and get moving~ I will do my couch to 5k workout on the elliptical and some basic strength training stuff. I'm hoping a really hard workout will also lower the stress levels and help me sleep tonight.

I AM RIDICULOUSLY BEHIND in Japanese. I wish I had started reviewing sooner, but it's all in the past now and I need to just bite the bullet and do it. I'll just, listen to the audio materials and follow along for the conversations and structural patterns I've already learned, do some of the drills, before I start learning the new grammar and vocab. I have been able to cram like a crazy person in the past and do extremely well, so there's no reason I can't call upon the powers of the gods to make that happen again today. . . I really shouldn't have taken my medication this morning :/ it just made me sleepy and foggy. I'll save it for the evenings only next time.

It really is now or never. if I want this degree, and want to finish this year, I've just got to do this. I have to push through. I know I can do this. I'm going to do this.

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  • KIPPER15
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    2076 days ago
    You can absolutely do this!! Way to get in that morning routine. Starting a new habit (sleep schedule) can be tough, but I know you can make it work. Best of luck with school and Japanese. Study, study, study!

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