So what have you learned, Dorothy?
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
SO, it appears my hunch was correct. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep before a weigh-in does me more good than attempting a "Last Chance Workout". Not that I intend to give up Zumba on Tuesdays - at least not yet (once we go to 12 hour shifts in January it'll be moot since Zumba is at 9am, and our new hours will be 9pm-9am, so there will be no way to get there in time). But I'm not going to stress about it - AND if it's a choice between Zumba and sleep, sleep wins.
One idea that came to me tonight is to make Tuesday "Crock-Pot Day" which will minimize the time for food prep before meal after Zumba - considering how much I love my crock pot, it's not like that's a hardship, I just need to remember and plan. (Which really should have occurred to me before now - doh!)
That said, I was still really tired and worn down when I woke up (after nearly 9 hours!), which definitely means I need to focus on sleep this weekend. Though I'm feeling perkier, and I'm definitely heading to the gym after work today - I've got that twitchy "I miss it" feeling going on, which I take as a good sign. This wasn't me falling off the wagon or slipping my resolve, I just hit a period where my body needed rest more than activity. It happens, it's normal, and IT'S OKAY! *nods*
Thanks to everybody who told me to "listen to your body" - excellent advice!
You all get gold stars, for being right and for being good friends!
SO, today is "focusing on the good stuff" day! (And avoiding the news...the election results here are incredibly depressing, and I'm REALLY regretting my restraint at not running over a certain candidate for congress who was on the streetcorner by my polling place waving at cars...though the fact 'Yote flipped him off when he "thumbs upped" at us makes me feel a little better).
Spark on, Spark Friends!
(Oh, the weigh-in? 221, which means I'm officially down 39 pounds...come on 40!)