Wreally Wearly Wednesday

I was a good girl and went to bed at 10PM last night!  Woop Woop!  I even fought the urge to watch an episode of Friends and went straight to bed instead.  When my alarm went off at 4:45AM this morning I was alert and ready to conquer the day… until I realized it was 4:45AM.  Instead of crawling back into bed though, I changed right into my gym clothes and made a yummy bowl of oatmeal.  I have really been enjoying eating oatmeal this week and adding protein powder and peanut butter to my bowl has taken each breakfast to a whole new level.

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I was out the door by 5:15AM and caught the metro train at 5:30AM.  I finished Carrots ‘N’ Cake while I was on the metro and HIGHLY recommend it to anyone.  Tina is extremely honest in her book and I could relate to a lot of what she shared.

  • With a busy schedule, I often find myself trying to “squeeze” a workout into my day… instead I need to make working out a priority.
  • The winter months can be tough as there is little sun and I sometimes feel down in the dumps.  Working out and spending time with people I love during the winter helps me to stay upbeat even though the daylight and sunlight are limited.  Although I don’t have a dog, like Tina, I can’t wait to have one some day. 
  • I too have a peanut butter obsession… I have to keep it out of the house but I’m learning to have more self control. 
  • I have had to grow in my self-confidence, learning to love more and more about myself with each passing year. 

I arrived at the gym at 6:25AM, just in time for the 6:30AM spin class.  I was really looking forward to seeing my favorite instructor but sadly he wasn’t there.  Today’s instructor was OK, but I definitely enjoyed his playlist.  I burned 853 calories today, which was great for a 50 minute class!

After spin class I determined that I had TOTALLY earned an iced coffee, so I walked up the street to Starbucks before heading into work.  The work day was great, though it seemed to go by slowly.  After work I headed straight home and totally knocked out while riding the metro.  There’s just something about the swaying train that puts me right to sleep some days.  I was even doing the head bob thing and jolted myself awake a few times.  I’m sure the people around me were laughing.

Tonight for dinner I combined some leftover whole wheat pasta with the Trader Joe’s Pesto Chicken that I had made on Monday.  I had planned on making couscous tonight, but I’m trying to be good about using up my leftovers.

It’s a super early bedtime for me tonight as I’m going to another spin class in the morning.  Today in Self Magazine I read that sleep is one of the keys to physical recovery.  A full nights rest is shown to aid in the reduction of soreness caused by working out.  Yet another reason to get 8 full hours of sleep each night!

How many hours of sleep do you get each night?  How many hours of sleep to you need in order to feel rested?

I love getting 8-9 hours of sleep!  It leaves me feeling revived and refreshed.  I also love waking up without an alarm.  7:30AM tends to be my internal alarm clock, so any morning that allows me to sleep until then is pretty rocking awesome!

My plan for tomorrow looks like this:

  1. Spin class
  2. Work
  3. Quick trip to Target for some hurricane supplies (water, batteries, uno)
  4. Graduate work
  5. Fantasy football draft number 2
  6. Redskins football!!!

Looks to be a pretty AWESOME and busy day!!  Happy Thursday!

Comments

  1. says

    Oh my lord, it sounds like you have to get up so early just to commute to the gym! That is dedication! I get up at 5:12 am and am usually pulling into the gym parking lot around 5:26 a.m. I guess I am small town spoiled!

    It depends on how many hours a night I get. Usually about 6, but that is my own fault because i will go to bed later even though I know my alarm is going to be going off early.

    • says

      The gym I have a membership with has gyms all over DC. There’s one about 10 minutes down the street and one about 10 minutes from work. Although I could go to the gym near my house in the morning before work, I fear that issues on the train will make me late to work. By commuting first, I ensure that I’ll be at work on time since I’m already by work, if that makes sense. Its tough, but I always feel great after I workout. I’m getting there :)

      That’s great that you live so close to your gym!!

      • says

        That makes sense! I go in the mornings before my hubby goes to work, and I hate having to watch the clock to make sure that I get home on time and don’t make him late! It’s been nice being on vacation and going whenever the heck I feel like it, which today, incidentally, was not at all :-(

        I hear you on the pb obsession by the way, and if you are interested I am giving away 2 jars from Peanut Butter and Company on my blog tomorrow! You should enter :-)

  2. says

    You are totally amazing!! I got up at 4:45am but only because I couldn’t sleep, and went back to sleep at 6. Ha! I love getting at least 8 hours of sleep and definitely believe you function so much better when your body is well rested.

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