A while back, I posted about my current lack of exercise and vowed to work out at least once a week.
The good news is, I've been sticking to that goal fairly well and have been squeezing in 15-30 minutes in a couple of times a week, along with walking that I get in during the daytime at work.
There isn't much intensity in my workouts, and I definitely am not making any progress on the weight front. However, it's something, and when you effectively have not slept in six months, something is better than nothing.
Prolonged sleep deprivation has done a number of things to me. For starters, besides exercise, food and eating, which were "up there" in my hierarchy of needs, is not as exciting to me anymore. Actually, few things are exciting to me anymore, and that is pretty sad. Given the choice between pretty much anything and sleep, sleeping wins, except I am terrible at sleeping during daytime hours, not like I have that luxury for the most part, anyway.
Around Baby Tuesday's five-month mark, I gave up and started co-sleeping. I thought I gave it a good go trying to get him in his Pack N Play and then his crib, but after five months of frequent wakings and two of those months trying to swing those frequent wakings with a full-time job+commute and trying everything, I broke. And while the wakings are still frequent, at least I don't have to spend as much time resettling both of us before going back to sleep for a fragmented part of time.
I know/hope it will get better, but "better" is taking a lot longer than I thought. I've fanaticized about knocking myself out just so my body can rest for longer than two hours at a time. I've had to start using an eye roller to fix what it cannot fix, and I've become used to a chronic jaw- and head-ache. I started a new job recently, and I feel bad that I can't give that, or pretty much anything, my all. Most of the time, I feel like I have nothing to give.
So if my updates and product reviews are delayed, this is why. Not that I feel any obligation to post frequently, but blogging is one of my last remaining hobbies and pretty much reflects my current state of health. I'm hoping to get caught up soon.