Today finds me way over my limit of sleepiness. I think it has to do with the fact that #1, I didn't do my morning workout, and #2, I've been kicking the diet drinks once again in favor of nothing but water. Therefore, I haven't had any caffeine in a while either, which is probably great for my system, but has left me with a nagging headache...
I just want to take a big fat nap.
Water is an essential key in weight loss, along with a healthy lifestyle (watching your food intake, and regular exercise). I'm sorry but there is just no shortcut. You can take supplements and pills, get surgery, or whatever else that assists you with your weight loss, but if you don't keep up a proper lifestyle, then you're not going to be fit, you'll be fat. I'm still way away from my goals, but I am trying. A nap would probably not help any at all. lol!
Since we are discussing sleep, and water, I guess it's good to be reminded to go ahead and drink more of your water intake earlier and as you progress through your day, don't drink a ton of it before bed. That can only cause you grief, I'm sure! (Especially those of you with small bladders, and you know who you are).
Here's Why Drinking Water Helps With Weight Loss (Good Article!)
Most things that we must do on a daily basis are not our favorites, right? So why is living a healthy life any different? Sure it's more fun to eat the bad stuff, but the good stuff is rewarding too, and so is the exercise. Maybe it's not as fun at first but you can grow to love being active and getting off your lazy bum. (Your favorite t.v. shows are no good excuse, VCRs have been around for an Ice Age now, or get with the program and go TIVO!)
Now, regarding the sleep part, where is the funniest place you have ever gone to sleep? Have you fallen asleep behind the wheel? At work? In the bathroom?
Once when I was adapting to 3rd shift (11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.), I actually did fall asleep at work. Funny story. Lots of people working third shift would take little naps on their 30 minute lunch break. They would come back into the darkroom, lay on a bench-like thing along the wall, cover up with their coats and say, "Wake me up in 30 minutes".
This usually worked out fine, and everyone obliged one another. I guess it was a small nap and it helped get you through the shift.
I can't remember if I did so this particular night or not, but I was somewhere in the midway part of my shift, and I was working in the darkroom developing proofs. I was at the light table, working along and feeling groggy. I thought to myself, "I'm just going to lay my coat up here and just close my eyes for a couple of minutes." It was a slow night, nobody had even been in to bother me. So I did... I placed my jacket in front of me, leaned my head down on the table and fell asleep (still standing, just like a horse).
I zinged awake and checked the time, I had been asleep for 45 whole minutes! Oh my gosh, I was shocked at myself... but I didn't get caught.
Other places I've nearly fallen asleep were maybe the movie theater when I was really tired, or once after I had broken up with my boyfriend and hadn't slept for over 2 days, some friends and I went to Club 616 (Memphians will remember this place), and were downstairs sitting on a big couch and nearly konked out.
Usually though, I can stay up most of the night, especially on weekends as long as there is something going on, something to keep my attention. If it's boring, and we recline back and watch a movie though, I can't quite last.
I used to never care if I got any sleep, I could stay up all night, and just go straight to work in the morning. But with age, I have grown to love the sensation of sleep. It is so delicious.
Today's "Sleepytime" video clicks!
Meer Cat Falling Asleep
Senator Conrad Burns' Naptime