Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Missed Workout

Well, my streak of getting up early to do a morning workout ended with a total of...ONE day.  I don't know why, but I was SO tired this morning.  I didn't just hit snooze because I didn't want to get up. I had a hard time actually waking up. I was sleeping hard and don't even remember hitting snooze the first two times.  By the time I was becoming coherent, I only had 30 minutes to try to let the dogs out, get ready for a workout, and workout. I'd have had 15 minutes, so I decided I'll workout this evening instead.

Sleep... It's something we all need. We should get no less than seven hours of sleep a night. It's health. Our bodies need to rest, and it's been proven that people who get a minimum of seven hours a night lose more weight than those who get less than that (Google it, if you don't believe me). Apparently I was tired enough that my body needed it.... Eight and a half hours of it, to be exact.  I don't usually sleep that long during the week (I try to get no less than seven though). Actually, I don't think I even sleep that long on weekends. Sleeping for that long was rare, but obviously something I needed. Maybe it has to do with getting up early and doing two workouts (a short one in the morning and longer in the evening). Or my body just wanted the rest.  After I was up for a while, I felt great...And I felt pretty good all day. I didn't really feel myself getting tired throughout the day.

I hope that I adjust to the increased workout time soon. I did in the past, so I'm sure my body just needs to figure out what I'm doing again. I love that working out makes me tired, but I don't want to be too tired to get up and do it every morning. Maybe I should go to bed a little earlier... I've been aiming for 10:30, which works out well with the other things I do in the evening. Maybe I'll start getting ready for bed a little earlier so that I'm in bed by 10. Yikes! That seems early!!

I am finding myself a bit overwhelmed lately.

I have lots of social obligations, mostly on the weekends (thank goodness!). I have three different parties to attend this coming weekend; one on Friday evening and two on Sunday afternoon.  Luckily one starts at noon on Sunday and the other doesn't start until three. I should be good to make both of them without feeling rushed.  I was supposed to go to two on Friday but the earlier one was cancelled. 

I love summer but it's always so busy. I'll be happy when things start to slow down a bit.... Hopefully in September! I have at least one event going on every weekend through mid-September. After that... I only have one scheduled (so far!) in October. Wow!! I can't believe that's only a couple months away. It's crazy how time flies - especially this summer!!

I definitely have not been putting in the time or effort with my Beachbody stuff. Since singing up, I've done my workouts and drank my shake, but that's it. I've done nothing as far as networking, phone calls, reading newsletters, responding to things... UGH. I'm so behind! I think that being new to that is a bit overwhelming in itself. It is definitely proving to be much more time consuming than I thought it would be when I signed up. Of course, you can put as little or as much as you want into it, so it's not like I'm actually off-track with anything. I just feel kind of bad about missing out on some of the info thus far. I need to review it so that I have a little better understanding or things and figure out exactly what I want to do with it. I just can't seem to fit it all in.

I guess like everything else, I'm going to have to try to schedule it. Blah. I hate having to schedule things, but sometimes that's the best make to stay organized and keep from getting so overwhelmed. I have devised a Monday through Friday schedule (as of now Saturdays and Sundays are going to be insane to try to schedule anything).  Of course, I have Friday evening events too, so things will be likely to change a bit, but that's okay. I think that as long as I have a general idea of how I will use my time, I'll feel a bit better.

Here's a look at what I've come up with so far


Get up: 5:45 - 6
Start workout: 6-6:15
**Workout for 30 to 60 minutes, depending on what time I start**
Get ready for work.
Work: 8-4
Afternoon workout from 4:30/4:45 until 5, 5:15, or 5:30 (depending on the day and the length of my morning workout).
Dinner: 6:30
Beachbody work time: 7:30 - 8 or 8:30
Free time: (clean, write blog posts, relax - TV, study personal training info, talk on the phone): 8 or 8:30 - 10 or 10:30

There are some days where things will be different...Like the next two Monday evenings; I have Zumba at 7 pm, for about an hour. On those days I'll change things around, have a light dinner before I leave (maybe around 5 or 5:30), and then head out for the workout. I may walk for at least a half an hour before Zumba, just because I don't burn as much as I'd like during Zumba, but then I need time for other things (plus 25 minutes of drive time) sooooo I'm not sure what will happen, but I'll figure it out as time goes on. I'll adjust what I need to, when I needed.

I think that the biggest things in the schedule will be getting up to do morning workouts and starting my afternoon workouts on time.  If I don't start a workout by 5 (giving myself a little wiggle room in case I work a little late), my entire evening will be off-track and I probably won't accomplish what I need to.

Until life calms down a bit, weekends are going to be all over the place.  I'll take a rest day one of the weekend days (probably Sunday), and the other day I'll squeeze a workout in where I can. Of other things I do, cleaning will be the priority, because I generally do that on the weekends. I'll also do my grocery shopping during the weekend; usually Sunday afternoon.

I'm not really initiating this until next Monday, since the week is nearly done, and I have a busy weekend ahead of me. I'll be following it somewhat over the next few days, just to help myself adjust.

I like schedules... I like knowing times of when I'll do things, but I like them as a general idea. I'm not a fan of scheduling so much. When I travel I like to say "on this day we'll do this, this, and that."  I don't have it broken down into time increments though.

Currently I plan to workout in the afternoon, but I don't have a set time. Some days it's right after work, and other days I don't start until 6 or later... It just depends on the day, my motivation, and what else is going on. So. The schedule will be interesting for me... It will take some adjustment and self-discipline (which I've been lax on lately). I have a feeling that I'm going to have to try hard to like the idea of my after work time being scheduled. I'm trying not to look at it negatively. We'll see how this goes....


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