So…..yall know my plan to go to bed super early last night??!!
Backfire. Backfire, backfire, backfire. I did go to bed early (climbed in bed around 8, hoping to get a 7 hours of sleep) but didn’t end falling asleep until MIDNIGHT. That’s right—I only got 3 hours of sleep last night! 🙁 I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve always had issues falling asleep. I tend to get incredibly anxious about it and especially now, when I know I have to be up at 3:00, I found myself checking the clock over and over…tossing and turning and practically shouting in frustration. How could it possibly be??!! I was SO tired!!!!!!!!!!!!
When my alarm went off at 3:15, I said many a prayer for strength to get through the day because, Lord knows, I do NOT function well on no sleep. I tend to feel sick to my stomach with exhaustion. My prayers were answered though because somehow (and I have no idea how), I felt actually LESS tired today than I did yesterday. I was able to make it through my workday and even stay late to finish up baking olive bread. I’m sure I look like hell but I WILL NOT let myself take a nap this afternoon. I just have to pull myself together and I plan on doing an hour of yoga and take a walk with my mom. I also bought some Melatonin 3 at Greenwise after my shift ended so hopefully that’ll help. I don’t want to take tylonel pm for a number of reasons, mainly because when 3:00 rolls around I will be too groggy to get up from it!
So anyways, when I got up this morning I immediately down a glass of hot water with half a lemon squeezed into it and I swear that’s one of the contributing factors for my ability to make it through the day. Lemon juice cleanses out your body and it woke me right up—no caffeine needed! I also had half this larabar and ate the other half around 6:
I took my breakfast break around 7:30 and heated up the oat bran I packed for myself. Here’s a glimpse of my lunchbox….now my breakfastbox. 1/2 cup of oat bran, a bottle with a cup of skim milk in it, a spoonful of pumpkin seed butter and a little baggie with cinnamon and brown sugar to mix in!
With a cup of tea—
Around 11:00, I snacked on some almonds—
And ate lunch at 1:30 when I got home from work. I honestly haven’t been hungry all day….I could have easily just skipped lunch! How weird is that?? Obviously its a combo of my new schedule and my extreme exhaustion. Either way, I knew skipping a meal would be a bad idea, so I had something light. A yogurt, some grapes and a bowl of my carrot ginger soup from the other day:
I’m off to exercise. If I don’t do it now, I won’t do it and I MUST sleep tonight! :\