10.19.2009

Adult Swim

This post will not be about how long I've been away from this blog. It won't be about writer's block, or life putting my focus on other things. It will not contain an apology, an explanation or a promise to be more consistent. Because, all those tactics are really just the literary equivalent of getting into a freezing cold pool one centimeter of your body at a time. It's uncomfortable for the swimmer and looks really silly to everyone observing.

For this post I intend to just jump right into the deep end. Quick and painless.

Not that I have anything particularly important to say. But, I'm going for a swim.

I got up while it was still dark today. I'm trying out something new since I'm back to the not sleeping. The melatonin still knocks me out, but I'm up several times throughout the night and it is A-nnoying. In response, I've devised a two prong plan. First, I'm trying to force sleep at night by taking away the early morning "easy for me to sleep" hours. Surprisingly, I had no problem getting up this morning. Of course now, you, as a reader, are forced to endure the ramblings of a coffee saturated sleep hunter. But think of it as your contribution to curing my disorder.

The second part of said, "two prong plan" starts tonight. Reincorporate exercise! I know, I know. You've heard it here, and here and here before (geez, that is ridiculous). I make the initial steps, I put exercise into my schedule for a time, it works, I feel great and then I get lazy and complacent and choose to live like a sloth rather than continue the regimen. However, this time I have a secret weapon. The hubby. We've made a pact. We have a gym membership, we pay for a gym membership... we need to use the gym membership. (Oh, and maybe we both saw some before/after type pictures indicating that we've added a few extra pounds to the mix lately ~ but vanity is not the motivator here. It's our health... no, seriously.) Three times a week we will work out together! One of us must be strong and push the other to go. It's a team effort! We slimly succeed or puffily fail together.

I really, really hope that between the waking before dawn and the physical activity, uninterrupted and productive sleep will soon be mine once again. Aaaaand perhaps the added hours of consciousness in the morning will produce more of these enthralling posts for your enjoyment. You can thank me later.

1 comment:

angelonwheels said...

Praying for you to have restful sleep.