13 February 2016

Sleep issues


This image has been making its way around Facebook for the last few weeks. The first time I saw it, I thought 'that's BS'. After that I basically just ignored it. Then it happened to me last night. Seriously. I was sleeping soundly when all of a sudden there was bile in my throat and I jumped up out of bed because I thought I was going to throw up. I didn't. But it freaked me out like crazy. And yes I was lying on my right side. Went back to bed, lying on my left side, and went back to sleep. At some point I must have turned over because it happened again. Not as bad as the first time and I didn't jump out of bed, but I did quickly roll over. Hmmmmmm.......why would this happen now? Suddenly? With zero warning of any kind? I did eat some lemon Oreos and milk right before bed. And the bile tasted like lemon Oreos. So I'm blaming them for this. Which means, I really seriously need to stop eating that crap.

I had told someone at school that I was going to give up sugar and my excuses for Lent. I'm not Catholic, and I was only half serious. I said that on Wednesday and I've had sugar every day since then. So I think I'm going to make it official. No sugar and no excuses for the rest of lent - 37 days!!!!! I think it's something that I really need to do. I also need to lose the excuses. I'm always tired after work. ALWAYS!!! But on the days when I forced myself to walk the dogs or go to Crossfit, I felt great. Still tired, but great. And I slept like a baby. So that is it. Done with sugar and excuses for Lent.

Today will be an interesting day. I have a new WOD this morning, called ROMWOD - range of motion WOD. We are doing that before we do the regular WOD. Should be interesting. Then I have to go to the Blaisdell to pick up my packet for the Great Aloha Run on Monday. What the hell was I thinking signing up for that???? Crazy. But, it is probably my last one, so I'm going to do it. Hubby has to work most of the day, so there will probably be no dog walk tonight. Bummer. Was looking forward to that. Oh well, there is always tomorrow.

Okay, birds are screaming and I've got to get my butt moving. Off to seize the day.

12 February 2016

It all started so good.....


but fell apart about midway through. Let's recap and see what I can learn from this.

Friday's post was not great but I felt much better after writing it. Saturday went well. I walked to Crossfit; did the WOD; walked home; and walked the dogs later in the afternoon. Felt amazing.

Sunday was good too. Got up and walked 5 miles even though I didn't feel like it at all. I did not walk the dogs in the afternoon because Super Bowl was on and I had some drinks. But still, a good day.

Monday was awesome. I got up and did 20 minutes on the treadmill. Then came home from school and walked the dogs. Awesome.

Tuesday was another awesome day. Up and on the treadmill for 20 minutes and a dog walk in the afternoon.

Wednesday was another really great day. Up and on the treadmill, then Crossfit in the afternoon. I even went to Crossfit after coming home for a bit. Huge success.

Thursday was where it all started to fall apart. I overslept and didn't have time to get on the treadmill. Then when I came home and was too tired to walk the dogs.

Today, Friday ended up taking the whole day off from work and doing nothing but sit at the computer all day long. Granted I was doing important stuff and I got a lot of work done, but still, all I did was sit there.

As I write this, I realize that the week was actually pretty darn good. I got 5 days of workouts in. 5 solid days. And I hit my macros on almost every single day (today is not included in that). So really, I had a pretty darn good week. I need to look at the bigger picture. I was okay not doing anything yesterday as I decided that I needed a rest. It was today that had gotten me down. I took a day off for no apparent reason, other than i have 60 hours of sick time accumulated. And I really did use the time productively. I beefed up my resume and sent it out to about 5 or 6 places for teaching positions. That is awesome. Something that I needed to do and getting a job lined up will help ease my worry about this whole move. So I can't say that the day was wasted. I know myself, and once I got it in my head that I needed to start looking for work, I wouldn't be still until I had started. So now I have begun and i will continue to work on it over the next few weeks. I really want an online teaching job. I'm sorry I didn't try harder at that Phoenix job, but that didn't pay very well at all. I'm already feeling better having started the process.

Okay, I actually feel pretty good about this week now. Focusing on yesterday and today really made this week look like a failure, when it reality it was a rousing success. So I'm feeling better. I did lie on my food diary and that is just wrong. I'm not cheating anyone but myself and lying is a silly thing to do. But sitting around the house today really screwed up my eating. Tomorrow will be much, much better.

Feeling good. Progress not perfection.

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