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What a day....

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's been a busy week at work. I cover for my manager when he's out of the office, and he's been out of town since Tuesday. I don't mind the responsibility but when I do cover for him I'm always left wondering how he ever gets anything done. The amount of interruptions I've experienced in the last two days is incredible.

Anyway, I'm pretty pooped tonight so I'm going to make it a short blog. My day essentially started out with an argument with myself at 4:46am. I did not sleep well last night. I'm at the end of my braces, and I'm wearing some hefty bands. They tend to give me migraines. I ended up wearing them to bed last night but the pain in my jaw kept me up most of the night.

So this morning I was trying to sleep in and skip my workout. Unfortunately, my body didn't really care that my mind wanted to sleep in another 45 minutes. I made an effort for 15 minutes and then gave up and got up. I only got 30 minutes to workout but it was enough.

I have noticed one thing this time around with food and exercise. On the other programs I was on before, once I started exercising I found that I felt hungry all day long. By dinner time my stomach was growling and I would be cranky and hungry. This time, once I introduce exercise, I'm not feeling any different during the day. In fact, I haven't been at all hungry in the afternoons like usual.

In the mornings, I log all of the food I plan on eating that day (meals and snacks). The last three evenings I've had to go back and eliminate my afternoon snack. Afternoons are the time when I used to start to lose steam and looked to a snack to get me to dinner time. I'm not sure if it's because I gave up caffeine, gave up sugar or maybe it's because I gave up processed foods. Whatever the case, I'm glad I'm no longer have that "starving" feeling around 3pm and my energy doesn't seem to lagging any longer.

I hope everyone has had a good day. Listen to your inner voice in the mornings and start your day with some activity. I really think it sets the tone for your whole day. Over and out.

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