Jan 29 2012: Easy Like Sunday Morning

Woke up about 4:45am feeling a little thirsty – the alcohol consumed at the family dinner last night would have contributed to that. Having said that, it wasn’t a raging thirst and I didn’t have any real sense of having over-indulged.

Food:
1 WW single point mini bacon muffin thingy to help kick the system into life

Breakfast: 1 bowl of cereal and skim milk (bran flakes, oats, dried fruit – not sure of brand – something like Kellogs “Just Right”)

Mid-morning: 1 mini bacon muffin, 1 mini passion fruit muffin with a coffee. 1 Apple

Lunch: 2 pieces dry toast, poached egg, smoked salmon, mushrooms, asparagus

Mid-afternoon: 1 passion fruit, 1 fig

Dinner: Turkey mince meatballs, pasta and tomato/basil sauce

Drink:

Plain filtered water: total through day approx 3.5 litres

1 x Coffee – skim milk, 2 sugars

1 mug of skim milk before bed

Activity:
Usual morning walk with the dog – completed in 16m 23s

Swim and play in the pool with my son

Few loads of laundry on line and then off when dry

Physical:
Woke up feeling refreshed and was able to get up without any internal battles

Had a 10 minute cat-nap about 8am – didn’t understand at first, then it dawned on me. When I wake up early in the week, I then have the chance to nap on the bus heading into Perth. So for the early starts to work at weekends, naps will still need to play a part.

Niggling headache that comes and goes – had it for a few weeks on and off; this week it’s more or less gone however it returned today. Might be connected with the amount of sleep.

11pm – niggly headache has gone

Mood etc.:
Surprisingly positive for a 4:45am start – I actually look forward to taking the dog for a walk first thing

1pm: Relaxed and positive. Feel like I’ve got more out of this weekend than any other for a long time. The early starts have extended the days very nicely.

6:45pm: Very happy. Been a very nice day, cooler weather, breezes, got loads done and looking forward to week 2…

11pm: Ending the weekend on a clam high – now to sleep and see what the new week brings!

Notes:

Probably aim to get to bed before 11 tonight, have a feeling the headaches might be due to a small sleep deficiency. Have just about done this for long enough now that I can start thinking how to fit existing commitments into the new times and schedules, while keeping the new habits going.

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