Saturday, March 29, 2008

I've been booked!

Some women will spend tons of money on shoes, others will spend it on clothes. Me? I'm all about the books. I can spend forever in a bookstore. I would be absolutely destitute if I spent all I wanted to in a bookstore. As it is now, I shop at Half Price Books (HPB) and before I go to the checkout, I sort through all my "wants" and decide what I really need. Dear Husband and I went to HPB tonight after having dinner at Black Eyed Pea. It was date night for us. Anyway, we spent about $40 at HPB and we got a lot for that. I picked up several books on tape and a book on dealing with sleep issues.

Speaking of sleep, I actually got some last night! I literally had not slept more than two hours a night in this last week so I can't tell you what getting some real sleep did for me. Yesterday at lunch time, I went and laid down in the back seat of my car and slept for an hour. I couldn't believe how refreshing that was. My car is a compact and sleeping in it is not the most comfortable thing in the world, but apparently I needed the sleep so badly that my body didn't care what kind of contorted position it had to be in. Last night, I took a hot bubble bath and started a new book, Between Friends, by Debbie Macomber. I then took a Melatonin tablet and went to bed. Oh precious sleep, how I love you so!

I am excited because tomorrow, I am starting a whole new regimen for myself. I have an eating plan mapped out and am hitting the gym first thing in the morning. I haven't been forever and I am really looking forward to a good workout. I need to get out of my food/tired/sick/rinse and repeat rut that I've been in. Sometimes you just know that you need a major change in your health (or lack of) routine. I can't believe how excited I am about this. Writing down my eating plan and exercise plan is a big part of it because I am a visual person and I need to see things to make them real so to speak. I've been talking about it lately, but now it's time for action. I'll report back tomorrow night.


Anonymous said...

Sleep is so necessary, when I'm having a run of insomnia I feel only partially alive. Good luck on the lifestyle changes.

Tori said...

Hope it went/goes well. I am trying to get to the gym before work instead of after as I have been doing the last couple of weeks BUT I have a heart time convincing myself that the early morning is for anything other than being under my blankets!