Competing Against Myself – Day 2

This is a disaster. I don’t know exactly what happened, but I only slept of 2.5-3 hours last night! I almost forced myself to workout, but I thought about it and decided against it. I think that would have been a foolish move.

When I laid down last night I didn’t feel tired. I still felt very full at 10 when I initially tried to sleep, proof I definitely ate too much. On top of having stuffed myself, I also had some coffee. Coffee doesn’t typically keep my awake, but now I wonder if it may have contributed to me staying awake for so long. I woke up Sunday morning at 7:00AM after having slept for about 9 hours. Was I too well rested to go to sleep at 10:00PM? I’m not sure that makes sense.

I tried so many things to make myself go to sleep. I listened to the Bible for almost an hour. I tried sleeping in multiple places, cover, uncovered, sitting up. Around midnight I was hungry so I ate this nut “granola” cereal my wife makes. Around 1:00AM I had a beer to help me relax into sleep. That didn’t seem to do much for me either. I remember seeing the time on my phone around 2:00AM. I prayed that I would get sleep, at least enough to get into work on time today, but hopefully enough to be able to work out. Thankfully I made it into the office.

I feel a little sick. My stomach is uneasy and my head hurts, likely from exhaustion. I have some food, but I haven’t eaten any yet. I am considering not eating today, but we’ll see what happens. I am going to try to nap on my break. I was going to make coffee, but I will just drink water today. I am a little worried about sleep tonight, but I shouldn’t stress about it until after I try to nap.

I am extremely disappointed with this situation, but a rough start isn’t going to stop me from doing what I want to do. I will push through towards my goals.

Food Log

2 Chicken Thighs, 1 Drumstick

Handful of Cashews

Red Cabbage Salad with Kielbasa

2 cups of coffee

A decent amount of water

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