Now, bed time ranges from 10pm to midnight and waking up ranges anywhere from 6:30 - 8am. I guess since I now have the luxurious start time of 9 am for work and my Honda moves much faster than that school bus, I let myself be flexible on this whole sleep thing.
The problem is, I feel like crap. Every morning and most afternoons my eyes are heavy, my feet drag, and my stomach tells my brain that maybe eating a ton of carbs and sugar will help. There are so many reasons that this has to stop but the main one is that:
Not sleeping means not working out which means even more exhaustion. We all know how good we feel AFTER we work out. I don't give my body that because I am too exhausted to get up. The first week of bootcamp I worked out twice. TWICE! I am supposed to be active at least 5 days so I fell hopelessly short of this goal.
Another great aspect of this bootcamp is that we are supposed to make two healthy goals for the week. Last time, I focused on vitamins and water. I am pretty consistent with these now, so it was time to really look at what I need to do each week. I thought of a lot of complicated goals or goals I thought all the other "healthy" people were doing. But I really need to keep it simple and just get more sleep. So my goals for the upcoming week are the following:
1. Go to sleep no later than 10pm
2. Get up no later than 6:30am
In honor of my old High School self, I am adding a third goal:
3. No "work" after 9pm
I think that one reason why I push my bed time further is that I do "work' (ie blog, update candidate's pages, make schedules, return emails) later and later and then want some time to relax. If I relax from 9-10 it should be easy to fall into sleep.
I know getting sleep will improve my workout numbers, the food I eat, and what I do for the rest of the day. It is an easy, simple goal (as long as I turn off Bravo!).
How do you get enough sleep? What are your goals for the week?