This is what happens when I get less than 6 hours of sleep.

I just noticed that not only do I have lipstick on my teeth but also a seed from the “strawberries” in Special K with Red Berries stuck in my teeth. Nice. And why do they call them Red Berries? Are they admitting that they aren’t real strawberries? Because I would have believed them if they had told me they were real strawberries. Now that I think of it, what are those things anyway????  And here’s another weird thing:  I got much less sleep last night than the night before, yet I’m strangely wide awake today. What up wif dat?

Focus, Jill, FOCUS!!

Anyway, so I would like to lose another 20 pounds, but in order to do this, I think I need to really ramp up my exercise BIG TIME.  A half hour on the elliptical a few days a week just doesn’t seem to be cutting  it like it did a couple of years ago. I think I need to get my sweat on for at least an hour a few days per week, but I’m not sure what to do. The elliptical is so convenient, and the money for a gym membership is just not there right now, but I think I could swing one or two classes per week. There is a yoga class on Tuesday nights and a Zumba class on Thursday nights, but would that be enough to kick it up? I don’t know.  Of course I’ve got The Shred on DVD, but really I’d like something  a little more fun, not so soul-crushing.  Any suggestions?

Also, I sit on my rear for 8 hours a day at work – I probably should incorporate some exercise into my day. Maybe get up once per hour and do 20 jumping jacks or something like that?  I wonder how effective that would be.  Anyone else a desk jockey?  How do you fit in exercise throughout the day? Have you ever been caught doing something in your office that made others look at you funny?  This is my big fear – I”ll be in full on Downward Dog and someone would walk into my office and see me NOT sitting in my chair. How to explain that? 

Photo by Vlad Sytnik

What I need is for someone to PLAN a workout schedule for me. That’s what I need! Anyone ever had any experience with an online personal trainer?  Or does anyone have a specific plan that you follow?  Actually now that I think about it, I could just do the work out plan on my health insurance’s website again. That’s what I was doing before the Great Finger Smashing of 2009 when I totally lost all my mojo. I think I’ll check that out again, because it had a cardio plan as well as a strength training plan.

Man, am I all over the place today or what?!? 

Okay, I’m off to find a work out plan!  Wish me luck!  🙂

7 thoughts on “This is what happens when I get less than 6 hours of sleep.

  1. Let us know what you find. I’m really good at doing what I’m told – left to my own devices I fall short.

    I’ve been walking outside on my lunch time over the last week and that has always worked for me in the good weather.

  2. So, did you have the raccoons visting your house last night too? I got next to no sleep last night either and I am completely draggin ass today.

    I can tell you tonight that someone, (not naming any names) will pay for my Interrupted sleep. I’m thinking of using an air soft rifle to get my point across.

    ps definately add lunges into your work out.

  3. Where do you find these funny pictures? I googled ‘workout plans’ and there were some pretty interesting sites. But I think you might need to google ‘workout plans using own body weight’ to find some that don’t have weights/machines.

    Everybody that does Zumba seems to love it. I think it is a pretty intense cardio workout.

  4. there are so many fitness “fun”atics out there, i’m sure any of them would love to help you out, instead of you having to pay for anything, to come up with a vamped up workout routine!

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