For the last 2 to 3 weeks I’m so tired. I find it hard to find my balance.
Part of this is because I’m very busy at work which is usual for this time of year and won’t change till Christmas.
I gave this some thought the last few days and discovered a few things.
I need to sleep 7 hours a night, if I sleep less I get tired and I’ve noticed that I’m getting to bed later the last few weeks. So this is 1 reason.
I’ve been writing down my food intake since Monday. Looking back I’ve noticed that I do eat a bit more than I used too, usually at lunch. Too much food makes me tired: reason 2.
Because I’m tired it’s hard to get up or out to do my workouts/runs. So I’m not hitting my goal of 5 times a week. Reason 3 because exercising gives me energy.
Last week I didn’t lose or gain any weight, this week I gained 0.4 kg/0.8 lbs. Part of this is also due to the fact that I had two dinners last week. Eating out always gains weight immediately because it’s always more than I’m used too.
So I talked to the hub about it over dinner tonight and he said that I should keep up the exercise because I’ve worked to hard to get the weight off and by not working out I will slowly gain weight again. And he’s right, working out is the most important thing in my weight loss.
So what’s the plan?
1) Eat less
2) Stick to the goal of working out 5 times a week but I’ll also be statisfied with 4 times.
3) Go to bed on time.
What do you do when you’re tired? Do you have any tips for me (not diet-related) how you handle this?
I will catch up on your blogs tomorrow. Tonight ………. I’m tired and want to lie on my couch with a book. I might read the new issue of Runner’s World for inspiration and tomorrow I will go for a run.
The Hot 100 – Going out with a bang
Week November 11-November 20:
Lose at least 6 kg / 13 lbs, starting weight 09/23 182.8 lbs.
This week +0.8 lbs, total loss during the hot 100: -4.0
Reduce fat% with 2 points (09/23: 43.3).
Final result at December 31th
Exercise at least 4 times a week with at least 2 runs in a week.
We 11: Nope
Th 12: Nope
Fr 13: Nope
Sa 14: 6K run
Su 15: Nope
Mo 16: Matt Roberts weight loss plan, week 3, training 3
Tu 17: Nope
We 18: 30 Day Shred, level 1, day 8
Th 19: Nope
Fr 20: Nope
Complete the 30 day shred between September 23th and December 31th.
Started on October 2nd, 8 days finished
Finish 2/3 (=24 workouts, total=36) of Matt Roberts 90 days weight loss plan
Completed 9 out of 24 workouts.
Sleep at least 7 hours a night.
Most of the nights less than 7 hours.