Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Epiphany!

It is funny how the lessons have to be repeated over and over before the sink into your head. Or is that just me?

I had an unusual day today as first thing this morning I had to run out to a school to help with some paperwork. I finished sooner than I thought and on my drive home I made one of those mental lists one makes..what should I do with this extra time? Go to work? no...go home?..no I stopped off at the car dealer to make an appointment to have my car in for a recall fix. I then stopped at our local mechanics to make an appointment to have a funky sound looked at (don't you just love strange engine sounds?). So that killed all of 30 minutes at I was on my way back home. On this leg of the trip I thought..Oh I could go for a long walk or workout or take a bike ride or something..No I have too much work to get done. I had better just go home and get started on it...

What did I do? I sat down. I read some blogs. I read some email. I turned on the TV!!! I then put on my slippers pulled on a blanket and took a freaking two hour nap!! Now..I had time for this nap but I did not have time to exercise for what an hour? I know darned good and well that if I had taken the time to go do some exercise I would not have gone all sleepy nor would I have wasted so much time NOT WORKING.

I also figured something else out..sitting on the couch is not a good place to digest food. I had a little scone this morning with the teacher and then suffered from acid reflux on the couch while napping because...tadah..when I am reclining like a lazy ass on my couch the food cannot move through like it should.

Before I got to goal I used to get up and move around after meals. I cleaned the kitchen, I went for walks, I puttered in the garden, I cleaned up other rooms or did laundry. Since hitting goal for some reason my brain has decided that it is OK to sit more..sit right after dinner in fact. I think these two epiphany's are worth remembering...

xxxooo

6 comments:

amandakiska said...

I vote for a 30 minute bike ride followed by an hour nap.

It works better for me if I get up and move after meals too. But I don't always do it.

Ronnie said...

A two-hour nap sounds like heaven. Or even an hour one after doing a little cardio. :) Maintenance sounds hard, can I just lose weight forever?

Alison said...

You obviously needed it and as long as you don't sleep rather than exercise everyday its not such a bad thing.
I'd kill for a nap just now, I'm very jealous!

Shannon said...

well your body thought you needed it even if your head is mad at yourself.

I am with amanda: 30min workout then an hour nap :)

FritoBandito said...

I'd pretty much kill for a nap right now, too...but I get where you are coming from.

Amanda said...

Hiya! I am new! I found you on the boobs forum and saw you were going to Chicago! Me too! Looking forward to getting to know ya!