I made it!
Wow…….I don’t even know where to begin!!! My body clock is so screwy right now, I feel like its 10:00 at night! I probably fell asleep last night around 10:30 and then woke up at 2:00 (I always wake up before my alarm!) and couldn’t go back to sleep so I just laid there. When 3:15 rolled around, I jumped up, took a hot shower, got dressed and was off. I felt like I was in the twilight zone driving down the street at 3:30 in the morning, especially when I passed drunk people walking home from the bars! Their day was just ending and mine was getting started. Even though I was tired, I couldn’t help but think that it was sorta cool, doing something that no one else is doing and I felt like I was a super important person like a doctor going to work in the middle of the night.
On my way to work I ate half this larabar and sipped on hot water (no coffee!):
I was worried I would be super hungry since I always am when I wake up, but really, I was fine and didn’t even want to eat any of the bar. I knew that I would start feeling sick though if I didn’t eat and just went straight to work so I forced down half. I ate the other half probably around 5:00 when I finally started getting a little hungry.
At 7:30 I took a half hour break and headed upstairs to make the bowl of oat bran that I had so diligently packed last night!
Here you have a half cup of oat bran, some walnuts, cinnamon, brown sugar, cloves and ginger. I also packed a thermos with a cup of skim milk to cook the oat bran in. It was easy and delicious! I also had a small cup of chai.
Since I only got about four hours of sleep, today was sort of a whirlwind. There were actually a bunch of people in the store at 4, just starting their day! Strange to think about, isn’t it?? When I got there we immediately started to pull out sheet trays with frozen cookie dough and pastries made the night before so they could come to room temperature and we could bake them off. And then we started the bread. This was NOTHING like I have ever done before……..this was massive production of bread! I mean, loaf after loaf after loaf after loaf. And it’s all done the old school method with a regular scale (not digital) and starters made the night before.
We baked sourdough, rye, rye sourdough, challah, french, italian, cuban, hamburger buns, pizza dough, pitas, 100% whole wheat, sunflower flax, 7 grain.………..the list goes on. And every ingredient is 100% organic and all natural. No trans fat or ingredients you can pronounce here! Pretty amazing when you think about it.
I got a second wind around 8:30 and then started to crash around 10:00. When I got out at 12:30, I drove straight to Pita Pit across the street and got a massive turkey on whole wheat pita with hot sauce, honey mustard, jalapinos, pickles, banana peppers, lettuce, olives and feta:
And then I crashed. Well only for an hour. I wanted to sleep and never wake up but my mom, who was a flight attendant for 15 years and knows a thing or two about irregular sleep patterns and early mornings, told me that she would wake me up at 2:00 because if I slept any longer I wouldn’t fall asleep tonight. So, she shut my black out curtains and I pulled on my sleep mask and passed out. 2:00 came way too fast.
It was definitely hard getting myself up, but my lovely brother ran me a bubble bath and after bathing and changing I felt sooooo much better. Granted, I’m still exhausted and feel like its midnight (and its pouring outside so that doesn’t help), but at least I’m among the living now.
So, all in all, I would say the first day went well. I really like my manager and the people I work with and you can’t deny how nice it is to get off work for the entire day by 1:00. I could never make it sitting at a cubicle all day!! I really have to give it some time to get my body adjusted to the new schedule but I think it will work out pretty well. And, I made it today without a single drop of caffeine! That’s pretty amazing actually.
But I have NO energy for yoga today. Nope. Nothing. I’m sitting in my sweats on my bed and cannot move a muscle. My mom is making me an early dinner tonight and I hope to be asleep by 8. What am I, 75?!
I hope your Tuesday is going well—-I’ll see you for the early bird special tonight!