Monday, October 25, 2010

Rude awakening

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Last week's goal was to get up and get out the door by 7:30 a.m. Sounds simple enough... in theory. In practice, it went something like this:

Monday: Out the door by 7:50 a.m. Not too bad.

Tuesday: Well, okay, so it's closer to 8:00 a.m. Still not that bad.

: Hey, a lot of people might consider 8:30 to be quite early, really.

: Crap, why does the clock say 9:15?

: @#!$!% this @#$%, I need to catch up on my @#!% sleep and I don't @#!% a !@#% what @#%!% says.

In other words, there was a fatal flaw in my plan. I thought forcing myself to get up at crack o' dawn would naturally result in my falling asleep at an earlier hour. Not even close. By the end of the week, my brain was writing checks that my body couldn't cash.

Goal for the week: Forcing my fool self to go to bed early! And, yes, another crack at the goal of getting out the door by 7:30 in the a.m.

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Done! Up and out the door by.... well, okay, 7:45 a.m. But that's better than last week. (Not by much, okay, but still better.) Plus, I tried running. 20 minutes, with a few walking breaks. Slow running indoors, trying to put some of the weight on the heels. Off to ice and ibuprofe before it starts hurting. We'll see how it goes.


Theresa said...

Why is it that such seemingly simple things must be so hard!?!?

I'd like to say that I'll email you a reminder at your bed time, but yeah, there's no way I'm going to be up then.

messymimi said...

The best method I have found is, get up at the exact same time 7 days a week, no excuses. Then, get ready for bed early, lie down, and read until you are drowsy, go to sleep right then.

Eventually, you will get drowsy over your reading at just the right time to get enough sleep by your wake up time.

It can take a few weeks to adjust, but it can be done.

Lee said...

"By the end of the week, my brain was writing checks that my body couldn't cash."

Great line. Sometimes the key to reaching a goal lies in finding out what doesn't work.

Shelley said...

You crack me up. And why does morning have to come so early, anyway?!?

Amy said...

chairman meow falls off of all kinds of things, sleeping or awake...makes me feel better about my lack of grace.