Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Meltdown Challenge: Day 16
Today has been another rough one. Since I've felt tired so much, I decided to sleep in today. I got up much later than usual and still felt very tired. I got a good bit of work done, including a good walk at the community center, but things still aren't right.
Since Sunday, I've felt "off." It started with how lethargic I felt when I woke up. It went on to my working very hard to play music at church, but feeling like I wasn't getting anywhere. I had no focus, and quite frankly, my playing sucked. So far, this week has been the same way; I feel like I'm spinning my wheels and all I'm getting is tired. I think I need a day's getaway. I'm not sure how I'm going to do that.
I don't want this to throw off my progress.
I learned something today. In our food logs, one of the questions was whether we'd balanced a healthy carbohydrate with a food containing healthy protein and fat in our meals and snacks. I'd wondered about that. Today's lesson finally explained it. The energy in healthy carbohydrates is like kindling for a fire; it's a good starter, but it burns out quickly. Healthy protein and fat is like a log; it takes the energy of the fire started by the kindling and uses the energy in a slow burn of energy available much longer. Good lesson.
Off to bed and on to a better day tomorrow.