I haven’t been sleeping well this week. Each day I’m waking up feeling groggy, and lacking energy. Normally I wake up at 5.30ish and climb out of bed ready to work out. This week it’s been a drag to get out of bed. Today I didn’t get out of bed until 7.30, highly unusual for me.
I can tell I’ve been struggling by reviewing my training journal. In order to make my move goals each day I’m having to do a workout at night, either a walk or a run. My runs at night don’t go well. I don’t know if it’s because I’m used to running in the morning on an empty stomach, but at night (pre-dinner) I get a stitch. They hurt like hell too! I’ve tried running through them, or taking a walk and then running again. But nope, I can’t get past them.
Last night was no different, I lasted 20mins on the treadmill before I was so annoyed and frustrated I gave up. I went and said a quick hello to Mario working out in the free weights, then went to the floor area figuring I would do some body weight stuff. I then spent the next 10mins trawling through my phone trying to put together some sort of list of exercises.
Side note – if you know a great phone app for keeping track of weights and exercises at the gym, please share.
Long story short, the gym was a disaster. And this morning I woke up after another solid 8 hour sleep still feeling groggy.
I’m struggling to get my sugar addition under control again, and have succumbed a few times this week. I don’t know if it’s that, but now part of me wonders if it’s actually related to the exercise a night. Maybe both?
Either way, I’m a grumpy cow this week, and I want to get back to feeling good.