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Week of Monday Feb 25th

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20YearsandCounting

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The time change will be upon me all too soon - I hate it. I hate it not only because I lose an hour a day, but because here in the Midwestern US the 'fall back' time fits my Circadian Rhythm much better. So come spring, I'm always a little exhausted - I looked it up, its something like chronic fatigue, only caused by having to live a schedule that's just a little bit (hour or so) off your natural Circadian Rhythm.  It turns out it's just as exhausting as it feels, losing that stupid little hour.  So I"m taking my nightly meds an hour earlier and working my way up to getting up earlier.  LOL, when I set my alarm for 6am, I end up waking up at 5am.  Set it for 5am, I wake up at 4am..... Ugh. So right now I'm just trying to get the fuck out of bed when I wake up.  Sounds simple, right?  The anxiety hits me pretty quickly. Doc tells me its because my thoughts are not focused then, that the anxiety is more likely to hit me when I am unfocused.  So I am trying to keep in mind things I actually - gasp - enjoy doing.  (I know, right?  I have things I enjoy now!  It does happen, so don't lose faith)  Like blogging here, or writing on one of my silly little FanFictions.  I"m trying to give knitting a shot - I'll have to put in a pic of the poor excuse for a scarf/dishcloth/whateverthehell later - you'll get a good laugh out of it. 

Monday, I made a little progress. I managed to walk for just over 30 minutes.  I'm going to have to vary my walking route, though, as it's getting a little boring walking past the same houses over and over. I'm also showering in the evening, and another goal is to get my hair trimmed and have a wave put in. I'd say 'permed' but the last time I home permed my hair (it's really insanely thick and wavy) I ended up with a white person afro, not unlike the christian singer Carmen, if you google old pics of him in the 80's. Wow, yeah. You know it's not going to be good when your mom takes one look at your hair and says 'oh honey, I'm so sorry'.   LOL.  I washed and washed and it ended up looking really curly for awhile anyway.  My hair is currently somewhat reminiscent of Sybil Trelawney in Harry Potter.

Anyway, hopefully I'll be able to post additions to this post this week.  I know, it's a slow pace, but it sure as heck doesn't feel slow - it gets my heart pumping, and that's what counts.

Monday Feb 25th-  1.94 miles, 33 minutes  (hi temp 63F) (ps, this time of year, that hi temp means 'fixing to freeze your sorry ass')

Tues Feb 26th- missed a workout or walk because the bottoms of my feet hurt so bad  (hi temp 39F)

Wed Feb 27th- HasFit 30 min beginners HIIT Routine on YouTube (hint: I did Claudia's 'easy' version & I think I had a near death experience, LOL)  (hi temp 25F)

Thu Feb 28th- HasFit 30 min beginners HIIT Routine in YouTube (yep, the easy version Claudio does, and yep it's not easy, LOL)  (hi temp 28F)

Fri Mar1st- missed a workout because we traveled to the city to do shopping after work - so I was walking, just not the healthy kind of walking, LOL

Sat Mar 2nd- HasFit 30 min beginners HIIT Routine in YouTube (I must have been doing it wrong because it felt slightly easier, and no near death experiences)

Sun Mar 3rd- 20 minutes of Pilates for Seniors (that totally killed me anyway)

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Same here. I hate daylight savings time. What a lame idea. I want it light in the morning when I'm headed for work. I don't want it light when I'm trying to sleep in the evening.

I'll be exhausted for at least a week after the time change is made. I dread it.

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