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Who Needs Sleep? This Girl!

I slept until 10:30… I must have been sleepy!  I went to bed a little late, and then I was awake for a few hours early morning.  I’m happy I fell back to sleep.  I hate waking up so late because now half my day is over and I’ve done nothing.  

Well, I’ve had breakfast and I have chocolate banana muffins in the oven, and I’m posting on here, but my day is half over now.  Oh well.  Sleep is more important!  I truly, really, seriously, completely love sleep.  

I typically sleep around 9 hours a night, and if I get anything less than 7, I’m not as productive.  

I’ve literally noticed a difference in my workouts and my eating habits if I don’t get enough sleep, not to mention my mood, too!  

So what about you?  How much sleep do you get?  Have you ever noticed how your sleeping influences the rest of your day?



And just like that…

It’s amazing how quickly I can get out of routine.  Is anyone else like that?

I didn’t exercise Saturday because I wanted a rest day, and then my rest day rolled over into Sunday too… and maybe Monday as well.

How does that happen to me every time?  I take a day off, and I end up taking much more than I should.  I’m annoyed.

So this morning I knew I wasn’t going to be able to workout until after dinner, and I hate waiting until the end of the day to exercise.  So I exercised before work at 5:15am… something I never do.

I should really start working out early in the morning more often, but I know myself well enough to know that I won’t keep up with that!

What I have decided to do, however, is to try to be active every day.  I don’t think rest days are for me because I don’t know how to take only one day off.  So on days where I should have a “rest”, I think I should still do 15 minutes of cardio or something, just so I don’t get out of routine.

Anyone else have trouble with rest days or just sticking to routines in general?  What works for you?  What doesn’t work for you?  I’d love some suggestions on how to form a habit and make it stick!