Friday, July 18, 2014

At It Again...

School's back.

We started the week with a car in the shop (again, sigh, fifteen year old cars are a bit like that. But brake pads are important. It's especially important to have non-shredded break pads on a car that carries four children every day).

I didn't get in to Uni until Wednesday, and then because it's orientation week and the club I'm secretary for had a stall, I really go no work done, only a bit of printing.

Yesterday we had to do grocery shopping, so didn't get any work done then at all.

Back in the office today and determined to get back into it.

The recumbent bike arrived on Tuesday, and I had fun assembling it - I've discovered assembling stuff takes me to my zen place (when I'm doing it on my own, not so much if I'm doing it with another person, LOL).

So, on Wednesday, Thursday and this morning, I've done an hour of cycling. I get up at 6am and set the timer on my iPad, and I have a playlist I've put together on my iPhone which I play on shuffle. The middle twenty minutes is the hardest. I don't really need to do an hour, and I might only do half an hour on weekend days, but it gets my steps up on my fitbit program, so that I've been clocking 10 000 steps easily the past three days. It's 9.30am at the moment and I've already clocked 6750 steps. I like getting it done first thing, that way it takes the pressure off for the rest of the day and I know I've done what I need to do.

The bento lunchbox arrived yesterday so today I've brought a pack lunch, which is kind of exciting (yes, my life is that dull, ha!).

Today's lunch

I'm not sleeping well at all though. I've been average about 5.5 hours a 24 hour cycle for the past week. Last night I slept 4 hours and 27 minutes. It's just not enough. I was hoping the exercise would lead to more solid sleep, but it doesn't seem to be working like that - though it's only been a couple of days, so I guess I need to give it at least a week.

The goal is to feel better. These are just the first few steps.


Ailsa said...

That lunch looks so delicious, the box looks great too!

Anonymous said...

Your Lunches are AB-FAB

Good Job!