Saturday, September 22, 2012
Today marks the end of another week for me on the weight-loss stuff and am good for it. I feel quite motivated today and I was quite happy with my choices this week.
I started with the first week in the Better Sleep Challenged and ended it today with so much to talk about, my resolve however about my sleep is that there is an element of will power in sleeping, kapish?
I have very inconsistent sleeping habits, sometimes I oversleep, other times its insomnia. But this week its the time for oversleeping, I made sure to go to bed 9pm most nights but I needed extra energy to wake in the morning. I did my best to stand up by 5:30am (on mornings when I wake early) though just to get all the necessary things done before going to work, but it was with a "will" that I stood up always. I don't really know what to expect after the 7-8 hours, either to still feel sleepy, to be sluggish, to be strong or widely awake or what??? I felt all of 'these' throughout the week but in all I had to tell myself "get up and do what you gat to do", with these words I became awake and alert and did my stuff, but if I say to myself "you don't have much to do today, besides you are too tired from yesterday's work rest more", with that I pull my covers over my head and am there for another 2 hours (not good). So in my opinion, its not enough to desire 7-8 hours of sleep each night but you need to psyche yourself with the right/motivating words to really get up.
I have been enjoying Sparkcoach. What I have been enjoying more is the community tasks, they are activities I had to do each day and it helps me so much to stay active, accountable and healthy. Today I was asked to recount a mistake that made me slump on this journey. I have not worked out for two whole weeks (not proud of it) but I cannot explained what happened just realized one thing led to another and I was not working out and days became weeks on me. I did P90x2 today and I was proud of myself, I can confidently say to myself now that "am back on track".
As I am blogging now, I think I can remember my major mistake was leaning on the number on the scale. The number did not budge and I was becoming discouraged by the, for a month I was in the same weight range (fluctuations) but now I know I had to move on irrespective of what happens. I needed to make exercise my way of life, a habit, a life, a living, my life, my fancy, my delight, my breath and my all, I feel that is the only way I can continue even when I have nothing to show for it.
By the way I have many things to show for it, I am presently wearing a short buttoned up (little tight though) which had been impossible for more than 3 years now, I was so proud of it I have left the buttons on since morning, lol.
Today am back on track and sleeping is doing well as I entered into my week 2 of the BLC.
Have a lovely week ahead.