I recently noticed the number on my scale increasing instead of remaining stable/decreasing. YES I KNOW, WEIGHT IS NOT AN ACCURATE MEASUREMENT.
However, I noticed a consistant increase, which concerned me.
So, I took a look at what I was doing. One thing I noticed was that since the
evil time change, I haven’t been sleeping very well. I’ve been waking up exhausted in the morning, barely getting through my work day, coming home, napping, dragging myself to karate, showering, and going to bed. Repeat.
It occured to me, that beyond the
evil time change, the other thing that changed about the same time is my marching band ended, which meant I come HOME right after school. Prior to the time change this did not occur. There was no NAP!
At the same time, I read an email of exersise tips sent to me by Sparkpeople, and it mentioned a good way to get by mid afternoon blahs is to do some exersise instead.
I swear the difference was IMMEDIATE! On Tuesday of this week, when I got home from work, I dropped my school stuff and immediately got changed into work out clothes and spent a half hour doing stuff on my wii fit, and took a shower afterwards.
AUTOMATIC RESET BUTTON! That evening, I went to Target, the grocery store, and a choral concert held at the hs I work at. Not tired at all.
Go to bed. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. next morning wake up: Bright Eyed and Bushytailed–Well, as much as I can be in the morning *grinz*. Had energy all day, came home, and repeated the “home” procedure of the day before. Yet another successful day.
I am so excited to have noticed and been able to correct what was wrong. I know that even last year, I wouldn’t have been able to fix what was wrong and would have continued to try to take a nap after school, being “tired.”
I was thrown off because I wasn’t having trouble getting to sleep, I just wasn’t sleeping WELL. I’m still sleeping the same amount, but the QUALITY of sleep has changed. Now I am waking up feeling much more rested and reset to start my day.