The long and winding road to fitness, day 86

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Same song, different day…worked 12 hours today…went in at 5 am, left at 5 pm…and still didn’t manage to get all the things done that I wanted/needed to get done.  Thank goodness I have tomorrow off.  I’m going to sleep in…at least until 6 am!   Hey, after the past couple of weeks of going in to work at 5 am, getting up every morning at 3:30…being able to stay in bed until 6 will be heavenly…ahh…

This working such long days is messing with my exercise routine.  I just can’t make myself get up any earlier so I’m not doing a lot of exercise before work, usually a little strength training or range of motion exercises for my shoulder followed by some general stretching.  Doing a little walking but not enough.  I know I’m getting a lot of exercise at work, but it’s not really cardio.   And cardio is what I need to burn some calories.  When I get home, after working eleven or twelve hours, I’m just too tired to do much other than the basic household chores that I try to do every day.  I don’t know what the answer is.  I know I have to make time to write at least a little on a daily basis.  I don’t know if I should just accept that I won’t be getting as much exercise in for the next two or three months or give up something else (like sleep) in order to exercise a little more.

One thing I do know, I just want to stay healthy through our busy season.  I usually get sick in January or February.  I’m going to the doctor next Tuesday and am going to talk to her about whether or not I should get a flu shot and a pneumonia vaccine…we’ll see what she says.  I usually don’t like getting shots or taking medicine if I don’t think I really need it, but I also don’t want to get that sick again this winter.

My eating was not the best today.  I had a glass of oj and a handful of vitamins and supplements before I left for work.  Then ate a lite granola bar about mid-morning.  I also had some Chex mix…I really like that, but the kind you buy is so salty.  I usually make my own where I can control the fat and sodium in it.  Hmm…there’s a thought of something to make tomorrow to take to work…glad I thought of it.  One of the girls went out to Arbys for lunch and she brought me a mushroom and swiss roast beef sandwich and a small order of curly fries and a plain iced tea.  I probably could have skipped the curly fries and been perfectly satisfied.  Dinner tonight was a small bowl of turkey chili and some crackers.  I had a nectarine at work, but it was awful…I ended up throwing most of it away.

I want to make some time tomorrow to work on some blog posts.  That’s another thing that’s suffering from my long work hours, my blogging.  I’m still writing my three pages every day, but my posts here are kind of scimpy…starting to bore myself, can’t imagine what you’re thinking…Anyhow, I want to work on some of my more interesting ideas.

Does anyone here know how I can find the info on scheduling my posts to publish at a certain time?  I know that would be so convenient and I’d get a lot of use out of that.  In the meantime, happy blogging and have a lovely Tuesday!!

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4 Responses

  1. In the Publish box on the upper right side of you screen, there’s an option “Publish immediately” EDIT. Click edit and enter the date and time you want it to post. It uses a 24 hour clock, rather than 1-12:00 a.m./p.m. Don’t be too hard on yourself. If your schedule is going to be such long days, you’d be better off getting a good night’s sleep, continue eating right so you don’t lose ground there. Otherwise, make your cardio a priority when you can fit it in. I would recommend the flu shot. You could possibly still get a mild case of flu, but they can give you something to knock it out if you’ve had the vaccine. I wasn’t aware of that, but when I came down with a bug one winter, my Dr. did a swab to see if it was flu or not. I probably wouldn’t have even called the Dr., but I was scheduled for trigger pt injections that day and was going to cancel the appt. I filed that info for future reference!

    • Thanks for the info, Patti…that’ll make my blogging life much easier!! I think you’re probably right about the exercise/sleep situation. There are only so many hours in a day, I just need to make sure I’m finding a balance. I didn’t know that about the flu shot…you’re teaching me all sorts of things today!!

  2. Just saw your blog by chance and I’m a big fan!

    I THINK on WordPress when you’re creating a new post you can schedule when to publish it. On the right, by where the “Publish” button is, is the “Publish (immediately)” and I think you can change that to a specific day and time. I’m new here, though, so not 100% sure.

    Good luck with everything, and keep up the posts!

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