During Week 2 of Weekly Wellness, I had quite the realization: Rest, it seems, isn't my thing. Every night, my "time-to-wind-down" alarm would go off and I'd panic because there were still so many things I either wanted or needed to do. So I'd do a little more, stay up a little later, and — oops — wake up a little later, too. In other words, that whole regular sleep schedule thing didn't quite pan out.
Looking back, I think my biggest issue was that I didn't prioritize very well. My new plan? Keep working on Week 2's goal until I've maintained some semblance of a normal sleep routine. (Feel free to share any of your rest-up wisdom, too — any tips or tricks that seem to work well for you?)
In the meantime, on to Week 3: Stretch — a week I've been looking forward to from the beginning. Although a sleep routine isn't my strong suit, I tend to be a bit too routine when it comes to exercise: Walk to the gym, do some weights, hop on the treadmill, repeat. Sure, every once in a while I'll mix it up by hiking or yoga-ing or running the Lyons Steps, but in general, I'm a creature of habit.
For Week 3, I'm planning to switch up my workout pattern with a mix of new machines, cardio intervals, a group class or two, plus the workout DVDs that are collecting dust in our closet.
What are your goals? Any new forms of exercise you plan to try?
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