This sleep thing is bothering me more now since I've been actively trying to lose weight. If I don't get enough sleep, I make poor food choices. If I don't get enough sleep, I won't work out. And according to Dr Oz in You On A Diet, if you don't get enough sleep, it actually increases your cravings for sugary foods and increases your appetite overall because your hormones are regulated while you sleep! I already have hypothyroidism, I don't need any more hormonal or metabolic issues! So this week, I'm going to do my best to be in bed, lights out by 10:30 pm at the latest. I don't quite know what I'm going to try yet in order to get sleepy. Maybe tea, reading, relaxing music. Sigh. Oh, and the only caffeinated thing I have these days is a coffee at 7 am. After that, nothing caffeinated. Any suggestions are welcome!
Next up, it's Weigh-In Wednesday on the Blog Hop. I weigh-in on Mondays but there are a few topics/questions that go along with it. To check it out visit Transformational Diaries.
What worked well for you this week? Meal planning and preparation worked great and I'm starting to get encouraged by my cooking skills. Previously hidden cooking skills! The other thing that went well was week one of my Couch to 5K running.
What hiccups did you have and how did you go with them? I had a lunch date with a couple of women from work yesterday. We went to Moxie's and they added a sandwich to their menu that I have been dying to try and I pretty much was going to try it no matter what. I ate a light breakfast, ordered the Lobster & Brie Grilled Cheese sandwich with salad instead of fries, and ate a low point supper of fish and lots of veggies.
How did you feel physically and mentally during the week? Both actually had their ups and downs which you can see based on the posts this past week. Every day is a new day.
What are your personal goals for this coming week? (They don't have to be food or exercise related.) I have two goals this week, sleep & clean! Obviously, sleep is self-explanatory at this point in the post. I say clean because since I've started the journey this time around, the majority of my housekeeping has fallen by the wayside and believe me, those skills weren't too strong to begin with! I used to use household chores as an excuse not to have time to work out. I also want to continue with the Couch to 5K week two! I guess make that three goals. :)
Okay, I have to go start some pre-bedtime rituals . . . . Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . .
p.s. Barbell Blast tonight was awesome and I ran for two minutes at 6.5 miles per hour. This has NEVER happened before. Thought my legs would fall off, but in a good way. : ) And I asked the instructor about the Boot Camp class and I think I might try it. Scared? Yes. But I think I'm going to do it.
p.p.s. I somehow managed to cut my leg at the gym and I didn't even notice that I'd done it. I finished Barbell Blast and glanced down at my leg and spotted this. Does anyone know how to get blood out of a shoe??? This is only the second time I've worn my new runners too! Sigh.