For me, most Monday’s are pretty terrible. I go from sleeping like a normal human being on the weekends to barely any sleep during the work week, and Sunday night into Monday’s are typically the hardest. This morning was no different.
I had a similar situation happen last Monday where I had barely slept three hours the previous night and getting up at 5:47am (I needed the three extra minutes to get out the door on time) was torturous. My dear husband insisted that I skip going to the gym that morning and sleeping for a few extra hours before work, and it was a life saver!
This morning, I had gotten about four and a half hours and although he sweetly suggested that I do the same and skip the gym, I decided to woman up and get out of bed to for the day. Sure, I was sluggish and slightly grumpy. But I was doing it despite multiple opportunities of catching a few more Z’s.
I cannot fully express how delighted I am that I went. I listened to great music (I know it’s going to be a good day when my Pandora starts me off with Ed Sheeran. It’s irrelevant that it’s an Ed Sheeran station!), and had an amazing work out. I am in week five of a six week program. Today, I dominated the gym with my semi-shakey-totally-still-weak upper body work out. I wrapped it up with 30 minutes on this fun cardio contraption. Think recumbent bike meets an elliptical. The short answer: it makes me sweat.
I ended up kicking off my Monday in an amazing way. When I went into work at 8am, I was alert and ready to own the work day. It’s a plus that I work from home and can not only be in my pajamas all day, but I can listen to Hulu/Netflix/CW app/CW Seed app/You Tube all day.
It was my night to make dinner. I started out making a veggie omelet, and it evolved into a deconstructed omelet (green peppers, onions, garlic, and tomatoes), with a little cottage cheese, half a cucumber (peeled), and three and a half strawberries. I didn’t finish, but it looked pretty. I’ll get better at taking pictures before devouring when I enjoy my accomplishments in the kitchen. My husband is a far better egg cooker than I am, but practice is the only way I will get better. One day, on omelet night, I will in fact make a proper omelet. Today just wasn’t that day.
We are rewatching Fringe and are currently two episodes away from finishing season one. Although there are some annoying quirks and personal bad writing choices, it is a fantastic show. We topped off the night with a walk around our neighborhood where we talked and laughed. We also played a little computer game after the walk.
That brings us to the here and now. One of my short term goals is to write everyday. It doesn’t matter in what form as long as I am getting my creative juices flowing. If you made it to the end of this post, thank you for reading! I wish you much health and happiness in your lives, and do what you can to make your Tuesday great!