Monday, May 21, 2012

Midnight Me

After a tiring day, I regularly go to bed at 11. Eleven-thirty rolls around. Then (good morning!) midnight. I hop out of bed, check out my inspirational quote for the day, and sneak downstairs, because I know I won't fall asleep until at least 5 a.m.

Every day. Five a.m. Oy! So I might sleep 5 to 9, get up, then run out of steam and take a short snooze in the afternoon, but what gives? I'm exercising now; shouldn't that help iron out the bumps in my sleep schedule?

Speaking of working out, guess who's gaining muscle? Huh, huh? Well it might be this 115-pound kid right here! Bam. So long, twiggy self. I feel like setting an arbitrary goal. How about 124 by the the 4th of July! Oh yeah. Make it happen. *chugs Ensure*

Many of my peers have had their graduation ceremonies in the last couple weeks. I won't lie, it's sad. But the key is to let myself grieve a little and let that stuff go. Times like these, I do a grand job of staying off Facebook and away from friends' pictures. That helps a lot.

Some blurry vision of moving objects. Patchy memory. But overall improving. Tonight I shall watch some more of a documentary series I quite enjoy: The Weight of the Nation. It brings up a lot of factors I hadn't even considered. Yay public health!

Good night, sweet insomniacs. Dream of dreaming.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Personal Training Begins

Hello! Some good days, many bad days. Nothing too exciting until POW! Personal training ROCKS! Val, my trainer, has her own history of chronic illness, and she's just generally awesome. I so look forward to working with her for the next 10 weeks or so. We'll be following Dr. Levine's exercise regimen (referenced at We started slow for the first day: 20 minutes on the easiest level of the recumbent bike, 20 minutes of weight training, and plenty of stretching. I had so much energy the rest of the day! I'm really optimistic about the amount of progress I can make this summer. Get that target heart rate! Woo-hoo!

Recommended movies:
In theaters- Bully, The Hunger Games
On Demand- Higher Ground

And this is just too happy to not pass on.

Hope you all are well!