Breakfast Burrito and Following my own Advice

11 Sep

Good evening! It feels like I was just sitting at my kitchen table eating breakfast and already I am on the train on my commute home. It was a loooong day, sure there was a mountain of work to do today, but that’s not why it was such a long day. Before I get into that, here’s this morning’s breakfast burrito:

Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Burrito

From the bottom up this one has:
Whole wheat flax tortilla from Trader Joe’s
Raw organic spinach
2 eggs
Part-skim Monterrey Jack cheese
Valentina hot sauce
1 TBS toasted flaxseeds

So, on to the topic of having a loooong day. It started off poorly when last night I didn’t go to bed until 1am knowing I had to be up at 7am. That’s 6 hours of sleep, one hour less than I know I need. I of course didn’t fall asleep right away, so it was probably more like 5.5 hours.

I’m going to demonstrate exactly why you should get enough sleep by describing what happens to me when I don’t. So use me as a bad example and learn. 🙂

For starters, it was so difficult to crawl out of bed this morning. All day my head has felt very fuzzy, like I couldn’t focus on anything. It’s taken me twice as long to complete simple tasks. I got about half of the work I wanted to get done today. My body has been aching, not like when I was sick, but all the soreness from the gym and poor posture has been kicked up a few notches. My mood has been very pissy and crabby. I ended up going to Starbuck’s to get coffee, normally I don’t do that. If I want coffee I make organic coffee at home and drink it with raw honey and raw milk. (They don’t have those kinds of ingredients at Starbuck’s) We were working on a very cool, very fun project at work and I was crabby about that too. Also, I am way too tired to workout today, so now I am going to be skipping the gym. You see, not sleeping enough leads to all kinds of mischievous behavior, body pain and a bad mood.

I have a lifetime, well from age 12 to 29, of going to bed late and not getting enough sleep. For me, this is a habit to break. I have to treat it as such. I’m going to try something new:
all electronics off at 10.45pm. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Are you like me with having a habit of sleeping too little? Or are you someone who gets your 7-8 hours per night no matter what? I’d like to hear from you both.

Daily Actions, Day 18
• Logging my food intake everyday — done
• Doing my workouts and logging them everyday — done
• Getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night — not done, bad
• Ask at least one person per day one of two questions: –  not done, as a result of above
What are your dreams? What do you like about your life? What are you grateful for?

In addition to the daily actions I will take some other miscellaneous actions:
(These won’t get a check mark until I do them later in the month, but I’m keeping them here as a reminder)
• Host a ‘Clean’ dinner party at my home once a month — Hosted 1st party Sunday 8.29
• Get a Sub Max test
• Clean two closets — one closet is clean
• Paint bedroom walls

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One Response to “Breakfast Burrito and Following my own Advice”

  1. MacKenzie @ Fighting the Pudge September 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    Hi Joanna — How are feeling today? I hope you’ve been able to get some more rest. I totally agree with everything you said, as I’m cranky if I’m without enough sleep.

    Love the breakfast burrito! I’ve never made one, for in the past I let work take over my life. I’m trying one now!

    Btw, I have a present for you! Please check my blog when you get a chance. Have a fab day lady!

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