I’m tired. I have really been focusing on getting to be earlier. One would expect to be more energized from more sleep. Instead, it feels like I am simply rested enough to feel my fatigue. When I am operating with a major sleep deficit, I am tired, but I also have a well of adrenaline to draw from, and a certain numbness to the pain of being really tired. Now I feel slightly behind. I am rested enough to be fully aware of how tired I feel. On the positive front, I have just started to incorporate shakes back into my diet. Hopefully the high protein + greens in the morning will pep me up. Once I get working out, that will boost my metabolism as well. For now I am in the “dread” stage of getting back to my workouts. I really don’t want to start, but I know it will make me feel a lot better in just a week or two.
Tomorrow I have Liquor Kings practice, so there will be some solid cardio there. Until then, I have plenty to do, and I am rested enough to do it without being totally stressed.
It’s been a long time since I attended public school, but the timetable is burned into my psyche. The day after Labour Day is the start of a new year at a new grade. Ironically, if I was still in school, this year would be an exception, due to the ruthless union busting tactics in play by our provincial government, but I digress. Also, since my workweek starts on a Tuesday, instead of a Monday, I had an extra day before reality started to close in on me.
This morning, as I woke to my alarm, I heard the sound of our furnace kicking into gear. It is the first time in months. Summer is over. Winter is coming. I have a lot of fear, as I tend to put pressure on myself. What are my goals for this upcoming month?
Back on my 4-hour body plan. I am dreading my first workout, but I know it will feel good to get back up to speed. I just had my first yummy bean/protein shake in months this morning. I am also trying to incorporate a rigid routine that so far includes making shakes and programing the coffee maker before I go to bed at night. Also, I aim to be ready for bed by 9PM. A good day starts the night before. It does feel good to wake up and have things ready for me, including a fresh pot of coffee. Other goals include completing my application for a UK passport, and re-jigging my banking practices.
Stay tuned kids, as I also aim to resume the daily blog, and the weekly WAYGD podcast.
I forgot to blog this morning, but at least I get a second chance. My weekend starts now, followed by a 1-day work week, followed by my Vacation. This I what happens when you change your workweek after booking your vacation. 4 more sleeps until SK.