Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I'm tired. Really tired. This morning I wondered, what the h*ll was I thinking taking two PE classes this term? On top of dance Wed/Fri/Sun. I know it's the first week of full classes and that's part of my fatigue, dealing with the anniversary of Dad's death, and other stress is adding to it...but wow, I'm tired.
One thing I realized when I logged my exercise for yesterday, with the two PE classes, I'm way above my projected goal for exercise. I'd been ignoring the little "you are significantly above your expected exercise minutes and should adjust your calories" message thinking "Oh whatever". But this morning I paid attention, clicked the link and when I adjusted my exercise minutes, gained 300+ more calories a day, bumping me up to 2300 cal a day. That's really quite a bit.
Now, I haven't been tracking perfectly and I haven't been eating perfectly, but I can tell you I've not been eating THAT many calories. So that may also be why I'm dog tired. I also have been off my supplements - multivitamin, glucosamine/chondrotin, etc.
Why? uh....cause I'm crappy at taking pills. I don't like the vitamin taste I burp sometimes, I get heartburn, blah blah blah. I have a hard time remembering my allergy pill 2x a day and my antidepressant. Anything I remember over that is gravy, LOL. However, with as exhausted as I'm feeling right now - big hint to start taking my multivitamin again whether I enjoy it or not.
What good is all this exercise if I'm too tired to enjoy the benefits? this, too, will pass and I'll be glad I did it. In the meantime, I need to pay attention to some of those little details I put off....until I'm miserable.
One of these days, I might learn. You know, when I'm not so tired....
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Yeah, yeah, I felt great afterward....all loose and relaxed. But doing it? uh, freaking hard.
Worth it? Well, yeah...but geez I hope it gets easier!
Work stress is down, Hoo-rah. However, this week is the anniversary of my dad's death and I'm feelin' my feelin's from that. Just a reminder that there really is always something...and if I give in and eat over stuff, I could find a "reason" every day of the week.
Since my dad died, I've lost about 18 pounds and made some good changes in the way I eat and the amount I move. None of it is all perfect now of course, but you know, it's better. I've made some good changes and I am proud of what I've done so far and feel capable of doing more as it comes.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I had plans for today. I still have 2 hours of dance class to teach....
and my arthritis is bugging the crap out of me. Every joint aches...After some Aleve...it's starting to lift, but I've lost a huge chunk of my day.
It was a reminder of many things.....I'm not 22 years old any more and able to push my way through physical obstacles. That this is a long journey and not a sprint - that keeps coming up and I'm tired of it, LOL. That my nutrition has sucked for years and changing it now is imperative, tho freaking hard. It was a reminder to be compassionate to myself - something I'm also not expert at.
Yippee skippee. Thank you modern drugs...I'm feeling better. Thank you Universe i'm able to have another day at working on my health. Thanks to my Spark buds who help keep me here and not wandering off into "this is too hard" land.
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