Monday, February 20, 2017

And now for something completely different. Well, at least a little different

Okay, I managed to exercise for the last three days without logging it here. I got up from my desk twice over the course of an 8-hour day, and then I exercised aerobically at the end of the day.
Does this mean I can exercise without posting it first and shamelessly using you (yes, you sitting there) to make myself feel guilty enough to follow through? Too soon to tell.
But I want to see if I can take it up a notch. So I'm adding an additional exercise session first thing in the morning.
Now, this is not something I am positive that I can do. I like to sleep, but I have a hard time falling asleep. Once I managed to shut my eyes, though, I like to keep sleeping until the sun has risen. So getting up early in February is going against nature. But I tried it on Sunday and felt unbelievably smug throughout the rest of the day. I felt as if I'd gotten ahead of the To Do list, and that was a nice change. I want to see if I can continue.
To see if it helps me fall asleep, I'm trying an evening yoga session as well.
  • early am: 30 minutes exercise DVD, arms and abs -done
  • am: Get up from the desk and clean something -done
  • noon:Get up from the desk and prune something-done
  • pm: 30 minutes gardening, 30 minutes walking-done
  • late pm:30 minutes yoga-fail. On the other hand, failed because I fell asleep, which is kinda a win


solarity said...

Not to worry: whether you post or not, I am here urging you on, realizing just how insane I would go if I had to sit at a desk all day, which is seriously crippling my attempts to find some work I can do at home so I can move back to the country without having to drive 45 miles to work.

Yoga in the evening wakes me up, but I know that's not the usual experience. Good luck with the sleep thing.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

messymimi said...

Hope the early routine will help you be tired enough to fall asleep faster.

The Merry said...

Hmmmn. MaryAnne in K, have you tried doing yoga in the morning? Maybe that will help. I do hope you find some work you can do at home!

Thanks, MessyMimi!

solarity said...

I have recently started doing yoga in the morning, since it incorporates the anti-shin splint exercises I'm supposed to do "before exercise" which means before I start work. I don't like it as well, but it does avoid the whole trying to find a time to do it three hours after a meal thing.

Mary Anne in Kentucky