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Sunday
Aug132017

Keep On Keeping On.

My sleep schedule is so bad right now.  I woke up at like 3:30pm yesterday. But I didn’t actually get out of bed until 4:30. I woke up and just didn’t feel like doing anything.  I slept really well though.  I’ve been sleeping a lot better, and it seems to correlate with sleeping during the morning and into the afternoon.  I don’t know why I am sleeping better during those times. Because normally people sleep better at night, but I can’t deny what I have noticed in myself.  Falling asleep at 11pm is just such atoll task for me, even if I had been up for a long time.  And then once I fall asleep I wake up way too often.

My goals for the month are doing pretty well, well, at least the ones that I have made some effort on.  Some goals I have pretty much accepted there is no way I will accomplish.  Running just hasn’t happened at all.  I don’t think it’s going to happen either.  I’ve played a decent amount of hands though., been working out consistently, read 2 books and have saved money like I wanted.  If I can keep this line up, I am likely to get near 60%-70% goal completion done, with a much higher percentage of goals I really tried on.

I am going to write a thing on one of the books I recently read.  It’s not going to be a completely positive review, so that’s a bit disappointing.  I haven’t really read much fiction this month, as both books I have completed are non-fiction.  I want to get more fiction in and I have one book I have started, but I just haven’t had the desire to complete it like I did the non-fiction books.  I think that I am going to make more of an effort on that though here in the coming week.

One of the reasons I can make more of an effort on this, is because I have deleted my internet browser off my phone.  This isn’t the first time I have done this, but I like the results already.  I missed my goal of less than 7 hours on my phone last week.  The main culprit for this was the internet browner.  I just spent way too long looking at really stupid things.  After reading an interview with Aziz Ansari about how he did the same thing, it motivated me enough to give it another try.

Ansari actually went a step further and got rid of a lot of his social media stuff and pretty much gave up the internet.  It’s an interesting move for someone like him, because he makes his money off being known and getting in people’s minds.  I deleted my Facebook, but I am going to keep my Twitter and Instagram.  I need to figure out better ways to manage my Twitter usage though, as I find myself wasting too much time on their randomly, same with Reddit.  I think I am going to have to take a pretty aggressive stance towards spending my free time.  Not as fun, but useful.

My weight was back down today, but I am still eating a lot of food and working out, so it’s likely just random fluctuations.  I dropped 4 pounds, which might not sound like a lot, but is actually kind of a bit number, when you consider that is like 3% of my total body weight.  I think it’s really interesting how the body can just shed that much body weight in the course of 24 hours.  I’m not sure if I was just retaining a lot of water, or my body has seen an increase in metabolism.  It’s really pretty hard to tell.  I’ll be interested to keep an eye on it and see how my body reacts to different things as time moves on.

The insanity workouts are still really hard.  I thought might be getting used to them a bit more, and I am sure that my strength and conditioning as increased greatly since I began them, but they still kill me.  I have another two weeks on the beginner stuff and then a week of maintenance and then comes the hard stuff.  I have a lot of room to improve if I want any chance of not dying during the hard stuff.  Right now, I think I would just fall over in exhaustion from the sound of them.

I’ve also been lifting weight pretty consistently.  Today wasn’t the best day, as I had to add an extra insanity video.  While it was just ab work that I added, I could tell my body was just too tired to deal with it properly.  Since I did wake up so late, I didn’t have the normal time to rest between Insanity and weights that I normally do, and this also could have been a reason I struggled today.  I normally like to have about 6 or more hours between the two things, but today was maybe an hour, 2 at the most.

I think that is going to be it for now.  Just kind of keeping on keeping on.  Nothing wrong with that though, as I need to get way better at consistency anyway.  Tomorrow is going to be a fairly chill day, as I have no Insanity or weights to do.  Means likely a bit longer walk than normal, but not going to push my body at all really. I need that day to just relax and catchup up.

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