This week: Crazy Town. Population: One blonde blogger. Let’s look at a quick rundown, shall we?
Monday night was the only night this week that I was actually home, and it was a busy evening filled with terrible chores like washing dishes and doing laundry.
Tuesday night, I went to a concert (the tickets were free!)
Last night, I went to another concert (again, the tickets were free, I couldn’t resist … don’t I have great friends?)
Tonight, I’m getting my hair reblondified, and finally seeing a screening of the documentary Miss Representation. (By the way, Happy International Women’s Day!)
Friday – I have dinner plans with a friend, and then we’re taking in a local dance production.
All of those plans sound so fun. And of the ones I’ve done so far, they’ve been spectacular. I have a great life.
But I’m exhausted.
I’ve had ZERO down time this week, and it’s taking a toll. My social life isn’t usually this bumpin’, and it’s made me realize how important “me” time is. Even if it’s just an hour to watch a TV show (don’t even get me started on the shows I’ve missed lately).
I’ve seen it on medical shows, read it online, and seen it in magazines. It’s a simple message – if you aren’t getting enough sleep … say buh bye to healthy choices. It’s never really happened to me before, but I am the walking example of it this week. The gym? Haven’t seen it since Monday morning. I’ve been so tired that instead of getting up at 6AM for a workout, I stay snuggled under the covers until 7:30 and then get ready and go straight to work. Healthy meals? I really am trying, but it’s tough! After Tuesday night’s concert I DIDN’T GET HOME UNTIL 3 IN THE MORNING. I have a career. I’m not a college student anymore! That. Was. Stupid. How did Wednesday go, you ask? Well, on top of being a zombie and having the worst productivity level in the world …. I picked up breakfast at a fast food restaurant instead of bothering to get out of bed 10 minutes earlier and make myself a bowl of oatmeal. I now totally understand how a lack of zzzz’s can cause poor food choices.
I suppose I’m using this blog post so you can learn from me … because believe me, I feel gross today. But as I write this, it’s a wakeup call too. I know I need to drink a bunch of water. I know I need to stay away from greasy, restaurant chain food. I know I need vegetables, and I definitely know that I need eight hours of sleep.
I know I’ll get back on track soon. Hey, life happens, right? But now I KNOW how I’ll feel when I don’t make great choices.
Whew. I’m glad I got that off my chest. If you’re hanging onto a McGriddle right now, or are reading this at midnight instead of sleeping … maybe rethink that? thanks for reading!