I hate to admit it but the trip took it out of me. I’m feeling quite draggy, tired and sleepy. Of course, it could be that I’m used to more activity and I should get my ass out there walking or yoga’ing or something but I just feel so pooped! I think I’m sleeping okay. Gyro’s thumping woke me up for a short bit last night but nothing major. I just don’t feel rested. And I had a migraine yesterday and feel like another is coming on. Could this be the onset of old age? An inability to recover from exertion? It’s a little scary. But, then, everything about getting older is a little bit scary.
Speaking of getting older, I had my usual dinner with mom yesterday. We discussed (again) my wanting her to go to the doctor and be evaluated regarding her memory. She asked, several times, why I thought that was necessary. I explained, several times. It clearly was upsetting her and she was looking for reasons why it was all perfectly normal. I start feeling somewhat annoyed when she does that but then I realize that I would probably feel no different. It’s hard to accept that things change, our abilities become reduced. I look at her and want to do something different to try to ensure that her fate isn’t mine. But am I doing that? I know that things like regular exercise, good diet, losing weight and staying mentally engaged will make difference (maybe I should say that I believe they will make a difference)…but, still, I have trouble doing them. Why is doing what’s “good” for us so hard.
I really hoped to maintain some regular exercise once we were back from our trip. But this lingering tiredness is bumming me out. It’s hard to get motivated to do anything. Plus, there’s a ton of projects at home and work that I want to dig into and, so far, they’re not getting tackled yet either. Maybe the best course for now is to figure out how to un-tire myself.
- Diet: cut back on the refined carbs. I’m eating way too much bread, for example. I think it’s related to comfort food to make me feel better but I suspect that it just makes me feel more tired and headachy.
- Exercise: walk! If I can’t get myself early to do it I’ll do it when I get home. That has it’s own challenges due to the Monday and Tuesday night commitments (not that I couldn’t walk after but that never seems to happen).
- Sleep: get to sleep earlier? What can I do to ensure I get a better night’s rest? Maybe I’ll do some web research on that…get some suggestions.
- Supplements: another who knows? But I guess it couldn’t hurt.
Good list. Now to put it into action. I know I’d feel better if I just get started. So far my diet today has been good so now I’m going to take my vitamins and figure out the other two!