Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's 3 am! Why Am I Awake???

Because my sleep schedule is so out of whack that now that it is the weekend and I don't have to work I am hungry and not really feeling like sleeping. I don't want to mess up my sleep schedule too much for during my work week! So here I am while the rest of the house and Sisterhood world (except maybe Karena) is sleeping I am blogging and making comments on peoples blogs! I have a lot of catching up to do on the weekend because I just don't have the time to blog, comment, exercise, sleep, work, and the other stuff I need to do during the week. What goes? Blogging cuz as much as I LOVE it it just ain't necessary!!

My second week of working is complete. I survived and I feel like I am somewhat adapting. I have awesome friends that are helping out with That Other Kid, so that I can sleep longer during the day and that is really important. By the time I leave for Thursday night I am pretty much toast. I am averaging 4 - 5 hours of sleep a day/night. Except for Thursday morning when I have been able to sleep 6 hours both weeks. I am tired, and my muscles are being worked in ways that I have never dreamed of using them!

On the plus side....I get my first paycheck this coming Thursday and it will be for more than 80 hours for the 2 week period! I have worked a bit of overtime both weeks and I am fortunate enough to be paid for those hours! I'm planning a mini celebration, btw so if you are looking for me on Friday night plan on checking out one of my favorite restaurants. Not sure which one, yet, but I am definitely going to celebrate!! And I won't be watching my calorie intake that night either, sorry SynErgy ladies!

So...on to some of the highlights of my week.

I have been tracking my walking with my trusty pedometer (that I haven't taken the time to EXACTLY figure out yet) and I have been averaging anywhere from 1.5 miles to 5 miles a night of walking while at work. That is not walking only...that is in addition to bending, lifting, pushing, pulling and such throughout the night! Every day when I come home I am feeling my muscles that have been worked throughout the night.

I have also tried to exercise some right after I wake up in the early afternoon. I have 4 more Wii EA More Workouts to do to complete my 2nd 6 week challenge! Gosh it's going to feel good to complete that! But it has been a great way for me to stay on track with "formal" exercise during this transition time of going back to work.

I have also tried to do the 30 Day Shred with the girls over at the 'hood! I have not been very successful with this, though. I've only done it 5 out of 12 days, so I have some serious catching up to do. Hopefully, I will do better with it once I am done with the Wii Workout challenge. Maybe I can get my friend to do it with me when we are done with the Wii challenge we are doing now. I really do love to be challenged by Jillian. You know the kind of love I'm talking about, right? The love/hate relationship...when you love the results but hate doing it!

Things are really popping over at the Sisterhood and we have some great people over there to help keep me motivated and headed in the right direction which is vital for me right now.

So with that in mind I will happily report that during the period from last Wednesday the 3rd of March to this Wednesday the 10th of March I went from

192.0 to 190.4!! .

I really needed to psychologically see a drop in my weight this week and I did! I wish it could have been more but I will take any kind of loss right now and not set myself up for disappointment if I don't accomplish my goal!

I have been drinking more soda than I want to while on my breaks but I am also drinking anywhere from 1 - 2 liters of water throughout the night, so that is a good thing. Most of my coworkers drink absolutely NO WATER throughout the night! I don't see how they can not be dehydrated. Especially since they are drinking sodas and coffee instead.

I have set a goal for myself to be doing some kind of formal exercise at least 4 days a week and so far I have been successful. I hope I can follow through with this and even extend it, but I am trying to be realistic as well.

My dh has been doing a great job helping out around the house since I started working. He has loaded and unloaded the dishwasher, folded and put away laundry and made sure the house has been relatively clean by the time he goes to bed so I don't come home to a mess that I feel obligated to clean up before I go to bed. It has made my life a lot easier and for that I am grateful! That Other Kid seems to be adapting pretty well and he is getting some school done during the week, so I don't feel that I am a totally slacking homeschooling mom! I am planning to do school on Saturdays and do a little one on one time with him so that he doesn't feel like mommy doesn't care about him. He has been watching more tv than I approve of but for the most part he doesn't watch tv that is "bad" so he is getting some educational value from it.

Well I am getting to the point of rambling so I am off to bed...early for me! Hope ya'll have a great weekend!!

1 comment:

Jules said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! I love getting comments. Please visit anytime and good luck with going back to work. I have always heard that it takes 3 weeks in a new routine for your body to adjust. See you soon!
Jules @ Dump the Rump