Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Whoops! Did I do that?

Have you ever been sleeping so good/deep that instead of merely waking you, your alarm goes one better and completely FREAKS YOU OUT? That's what happened to me this morning. I didn't realize that I'd set my alarm for 4:30 am, so when it went off I jolted out of bed, my heart beating fiercely. Once I got my bearings I realized I felt well rested and energetic. It's been too long since I've been able to say that, so I decided to take advantage of it and hit the gym.
I trained chest, shoulders and triceps today. It felt really good to get the blood in the muscles, and I must admit, my mood is much improved today. The best part about it is I had given myself a free pass from the gym for the next few days, but it turns out I didn't need it. Sometimes this journey truly is matter over mind instead of the other way around.
So my goal for this week is to get 1-2 more weight sessions in, and at least one cardio session. In general I am going to aim for 3 of each per week, but this is a special week as I am going out of town Friday to visit my friend, and I intend to relax and enjoy our visit without worrying about diet and getting in exercise. It will be a much-deserved break for both of us.
I don't have any other spectacular news to share, so I'll keep this short and sweet and wish you a great Tuesday!

2 comments:

  1. Funny how that happens, huh? I accidentally set my clock for an hour earlier than usual the other day and when I woke up I was very confused and alarmed (pun intended!) but then realized I felt rested. I wasn't as smart as you. I stubbornly tried to fall back asleep. I think I ended up with maybe 20 more minutes of sleep out of that extra hour. Oh, well!

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    1. C.Curley, there have been many, many times that I have gone back to sleep when I woke early even though I know I'll feel better physically and mentally if I get up and get productive. But that is the mind game that this whole journey is.

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