Monday, October 24, 2011

The World of NIM

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NIMTM (New Improved Merry) is a person who:
  • Leaves the house at 5 I'm-not-kidding-move-it-woman 30 in the morning

  • Every day Monday through Friday

  • Is bright, cheerful, energetic and a good worker good at faking the right things, given sufficient coffee

  • Is determined to get into a positive rut re: exercising

The trouble with this new job is that while it is infinitely cheaper to take public transport, the train stops running at a fairly early hour. (It only runs during rush hour, which is not the same thing as Merry Transport Time.) So I can either haul myself out of bed at an early hour or take the evil SUV, spending much gas and taking almost as much time to get to work.

I am not, by nature, one of those people blessed with an early morning mindset. I think mornings are something best enjoyed from a warm, cozy bed. Given my druthers, I would crawl out of bed by 9 o'clock. Or 10, at least. 11 o'clock, definitely.

Okay, okay, I've done with the whining. No doubt re-inventing myself will prove an interesting and worthwhile experience. Maybe. It's possible, anyway.

Exercise du jour: Okay, I will try this again. Didn't always managed to do both 15 measly minutes on the elliptical and 4 miles of walking. Maybe it'll be easier this week. Maybe I'm getting used to this new schedule. Only one way to find out.

Done! Well, close enough. Only 3.5 miles of walking, but I made up for it with 30 minutes ellipticalling. According to Theresa's formula, that should work. And she's a doctor and everything, so even if she can't take my temperature she should at least be able to do complicated Ph.D-ish computations.


messymimi said...

The unfortunate key to early mornings is early bedtimes. Since our world is wired the other way, it's tough to pull off.

Good luck on the exercise.

One Crazy Penguin said...

I love the days that you post and I literally do not stop shaking my head in agreement the entire time that I am reading.

And it's perfectly respectable to stay in bed until noon....right?

Spilling Ink said...

I switched to very early mornings and you get used to it. You appear a little boring to others with your early nights but you get used to that too!

EcoCatLady said...

5:30?!?! That qualifies as cruel and inhuman in my book! I always feel like I'm doing well if I can drag my sorry a$$ out of bed before noon!

I am duly impressed!

Shelley said...

I've never heard the phrase "positive rut re: exercising" but you make it sound appealing. Except for that 5:30 am part. Yikes!

Andrea said...

5:30 a.m. departure sounds so incredibly painful. You have my condolences!

The Merry said...

I am glad so many people have the same feelings about the early a.m. Times!

Ink Spiller, I think people think I already am boring, so ahead of the curve there ;)

1Crazy P, I think in some cases (e.g. If Richard Armitage comes to visit), staying abed until noon is essential!

MessyM, going to bed is the easy part. How do you go to Sleep early?

azusmom said...

If Richard Armitage comes to visit, getting out of bed is criminal, lol!

Good luck! You're doing something I've been telling myself I would do for years and haven't yet managed!

Lee said...

God, I love that image. All that walking plus elliptical -- good job.

Word vert: shrocks.

That you -- she rocks.

EcoCatLady said...

In terms of how do you get to sleep early... I've been trying valiantly to go to bed and get up earlier... don't laugh... by "earlier" I mean try to be in bed before 2am and get out of bed before noon. Hey... you gotta start somewhere, right?

Anyhow, I have found melatonin to be extremely helpful in the getting to sleep earlier department. I'm also experimenting with doing yoga before bed and it seems to help me wind down and sleep better. It's a new experiment though, so time will tell...

The Merry said...

Do please let me know how that goes!
(Note to self: look for melatonin.)