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6 am or bust

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It’s been difficult getting used to work. The stress has made me want to binge eat / get fast food on the way to and from work. Sitting in a chair all day is rough for my back, and by the weekend it’s seriously messed up and I don’t want to do anything but sleep. Work itself is going alright — I’m learning and being a productive member of the team. It’s just draining me physically and mentally to the point that it’s my only focus, and I want to change that. Usually when I get up in the morning (at 7 am), I hit the snooze button 3-4 times before actually getting up to shower... then it’s a mad dash to the car to avoid being late, which usually ends up with either skipping breakfast altogether or stopping at McDonald’s 😕 not to mention setting the mood for a stressful, hectic day. Enough! I recently bought an elliptical and put it in my room so I wouldn’t have any excuses not to exercise ... I want to use it in the morning, to set my mood for the rest of the day as positive and low stress. I want to do 30 min of it, followed by 20 min of stretching / meditation, followed by 10 min of making coffee and breakfast, and THEN take my shower and head to work. To fit all of this into my schedule, I need to wake up at 6 am (which gives me a few minutes to brush my teeth and check my email and generally wake up before I start the workout). That means I need to be asleep by 10 pm. That means I can no longer hit the snooze button in the morning. I do believe that this routine will help with the back pain, help me make better food choices throughout the day, and keep my stress in check. It’s all a matter of how badly I want it, and what my priorities are. My priority is my health. It has to be. 6 am mornings, here I come!
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  • OVERDUECHANGE
    You can do it!!! Try setting your alarm a few minutes earlier to see if you can catch a better sleep cycle. Strangely enough, I found myself waking up better at 5:15-5:45 than I did 6-6:30.
    240 days ago
  • 1FARMER
    I'm so happy to hear from you. I'm glad the job is going well for you. I agree it's time to take back control.
    The at home equipment will help you set a routine and new goals. emoticon
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    248 days ago
  • RKOTTEK
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    249 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Well, you have a good start by prioritizing your health. Definitely. Good luck and be kind to yourself. Do give yourself time for this to develop into a habit. You can do this! You'll definitely find that the stress is reduced when you get your exercise in.

    HUGS
    249 days ago
  • 1BODY_1LIFE
    Walk every two hours for 5-10 mins. To avoid blood clots in your legs. Helps your back as well. Drink water through day and have little snacks. Hope you feel better soon!
    249 days ago
  • 1BODY_1LIFE
    Great plan. Also try breakfast prep so you skip fast food. Make a big frittata, cut it up and pre pack it. Make oatmeal jars night before, pack cheese cut fruit and grain crackers, yogurt n granola, PB& preserves sandwich. Walk at work for 10 mins.
    249 days ago
  • BUSYGRANNY5
    You've got this!!! One day at a time!!
    249 days ago
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