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The First Disneyland Weight Loss Program
718.7 #335 DL Qual #233 6-27-12 11:11AM
I need some advice! I've been waking up at 4:45 am to get my workout in early (my husband's schedule changed and this is the only time we can work out together; plus, it's just too hot in the afternoon now). We've been doing this for about two weeks: two days we run 5 miles, two days we bike for about an hour and a half, and two days we go to the gym for weights and a little cardio. My body is just NOT adjusting! My husband slipped into this routine so easily, but I'm crabby and have a hard time getting my body to wake up, even after our workout begins. Does anyone have any tips for helping your internal clock to adjust a little bit? How can I wake my body up and not feel like a truck ran over me!? Lol.
Darn it sounds so good on paper!..are you getting enough sleep?.. Maybe wind down a little earlier and try and get some more sleep in? you have time or drink coffee in the morning? - Twinklelashes   146.4 #2961 6-27-12 1:58PM Like  Reply
I know--I need to go to bed earlier, but I can't sleep! I'm a night person by nature, so this is a bit hard on me, but I'm determined to figure it out! I used to work at a gym and sometimes I'd have the opening shift (had to be there by about 4:30 to open at 4:45). I always wondered how people could possibly be so cheerful and active at that time, lol! It was hard enough to fake a smile and check people in! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  718.7 #335 6-27-12 6:24PM
Congrats SOS sounds like you are getting into the groove!.. Skinny jean victory.. Woohoo!!.. I bet Sweet Joey just loves the morning runs too!.. And super cool your workout is done before the sun comes up!.. Awesome job!!!! - Twinklelashes  146.4 #2961 7-4-12 10:06PM
My husband switches shifts often and unless he gets on the new schedule immediately then he is miserable. Sometimes he takes a sleeping pill to help him get to sleep earlier. After a few days of that routine, his body usually adjusts. I don't like taking pills and I dont drink coffee so as soon as I wake up I turn on all the lights and I start the shower off with cooler water than usual. Music helps too. Good luck! - PirateQueenBriezy   350.0 #783 6-27-12 9:57PM Like  Reply
Well, I'm down 4 pounds in two weeks, so I guess it's paying off!  I even woke up at 5:30 this morning (Saturday) naturally, so it looks like my body's adjusting.  I'm feeling much better!  Thank you everyone!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar   718.7 #335 6-30-12 9:34AM Like  Reply
I'm so impressed SOS!  I wish that I were a morning person...but I'm just not!  This week I set my alarm for 1/2 hour early to use my eliptical before I showered.  Didn't happen...(and probably never will!) - msdizmaui   1117.4 #203 7-1-12 8:29PM Like  Reply
Lol, I honestly couldn't do it without my husband's encouragement. I've never really liked sleeping in late, but I'm not a morning person either. The weight loss is encouraging (I've been stalled lately). Went shopping today--things fit well and I felt good for the first time in a few years, really. So I came home and tried on my "skinny jeans," (bought them on my honeymoon). They've been a bit tight for the last two years, but now they fit again! So that's motivation to keep getting up early and staying motivated. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  718.7 #335 7-1-12 8:41PM
How are things goin MDM?.. Besides elliptical workout!..lil.. Gettin up early before work is tough! - Twinklelashes  146.4 #2961 7-4-12 9:58PM
Set my alarm early every morning this week...and never happened once! I'm going to try again this weekend. I'm SO not a morning person! - msdizmaui  1117.4 #203 7-7-12 1:11AM
It's a tough balance!.. But if anyone can make it work you can!.. - Twinklelashes  146.4 #2961 7-7-12 9:34AM
It sounds like your adjusting pretty well on your own. If you ever have trouble getting to sleep, I find taking a melatonin pill very helpful. It's not like a sleeping pill because your body produces melatonin naturally anyway. Adding a little more makes me a little more tired as long as I turn off the lights and get in bed. It doesn't really work if I stay active. Costco sells a huge package of melatonin but I'm sure other stores have smaller ones as well. - TamiPoppins   52.4 #5064 7-10-12 9:23AM Like  Reply
Thank you--I have good days and not-do-great ones (felt awful this morning, and my jog went really slowly today). I thought about melatonin, but I wasn't really sure. It's relatively gentle on your body, right? I don't like sleeping pills or Benadryl or any of those because I just hate the feeling of having meds in me (I feel all dehydrated and icky). Maybe I'll buy some and try it every so often. Thank you for the feedback! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  718.7 #335 7-10-12 10:07AM