Monday, 9 April 2012
So, I'm giving up (for now) on the recording and aiming of being in bed by 11pm. It's just Really Not Working. And that really is the understatement of the year. I was getting so annoying at myself for not being tired on time even when I'm getting up a bit earlier and doing exercise to help wear me out. Unfortunately, the exercise is just giving me more energy! Argh!
So, the focus has changed. Instead of stressing about not getting to bed on time, I am going to focus on getting up before 10 every day. Once I can get up before 10 for more than a week, I am going to try getting up before 9.30 and so on until I get to somewhere between 8.30 and 9. Along with that I am going to focus on doing regular exercise. As I said a few posts ago, I have done 3 lots of exercise a week for two weeks now, a big deal for super slack me, so I am going to keep that up. I went for a walk today as my first lot of exercise for the third week. I managed to jog for 100m or so, my longest stretch of jogging ever (since transplant). I was proud. Much more positive goal. And I'm much more certain I can achieve this goal and so MR is very kindly letting me out of my bed by 11 (although, I'll still try that when he is home - much easier to go to bed earlier when he is in bed waiting for me!) and instead, if I manage 3 lots of exercise a week for a month then he will treat me to a spa pedicure. To be honest, he is entirely wonderful and he did say he would just send me to get one anyhow, but I really want to feel like I've earnt it. (Being poor really sucks. I feel like I am back in uni!!) And being a total Star Chart/Reward type of girl, well, this will work for me and make me not feel like a total freeloader. And even if my sleeping is shit at least the rest of my body is getting healthier and fit. And hopefulllllllly, all that exercise combined with the earlier mornings will just get me heading to bed earlier without stressing over it.
So here's to the new me driven by exercise. I'm even toying up with the idea of whether or not I would be ready to start back with netball? Maybe just a quarter per game... too soon? Probably. I'm thinking I might be a bit too scared of elbows and balls to the tummy yet. But it would be a nice way to meet new people and make some more friends! Perhaps next season..