How did everyone’s weekend go? Mine was pretty good, nothing too crazy. Tried a new restaurant with some friends, packed crisis care kits at my church, did some homework, and worked out.
We had an amazing dinner last night of turkey meatloaf, cauliflower mash, and (slightly burnt) sauteed cabbage. This was my first time making cauliflower mash, thanks to my Ninja, and we both really loved it!
This what we refer to as “home cookin’.” 😛
Last week left me feeling out of it. I was tired, didn’t really want to work out, my skin was breaking out, I felt brain fog, and I wanted to eat everything in sight.
The root cause of the problems is pretty simple- not getting enough sleep. I’ve been managing on 6 hours of sleeps, but it is just not enough (for most anyone.) Sleep is foundational, and all other aspects of health rely on it.
Previously my lack of sleep was related to anxiety, but since I’ve discovered melatonin, it is much more an issue of falling asleep. The issue is calming myself down, getting ready for bed, and turning the lights of at a decent hour. If I don’t even put my pajamas on until 10:30, I am not going to be asleep at 10:30.
I have never really been a weekly goals type person, but I am going to try the approach out. Because as they say, don’t expect things to change without changing what you are doing! (Though, I don’t think that saying is always accurate, but you know what I mean.)
Two goals this week:
- Sleep at least 7.5 hours/night
- Drink at least 64 ounces of plain water
I thought about having on for “work out X amount times”, but I think I want to work on sleep first. Lack of sleep & dehydration are a recipe for fatigue, acne, and low motivation. I think by remedying these things first, my workouts will see the benefit.
Additionally, while I’m not going to make it a goal per say, I am going to take the pressure off myself to workout 5 times a week and shoot for more like 4. This is simply considering quality over quantity. I have to realize there just isn’t enough time in everyday. I’ve got to focus on doing well in school and having plenty of energy right now.
I found this article helpful on the topic: You Asked: Is It Better to Sleep In Or Work Out? via TIME
Anyways, I will update you next Monday on how the goal achievin’ went.
Here’s to making this week a great one 😀