Monday, September 22, 2008

Gettin' Myself Back in Shape

I should mean back in physical shape. Like...I should be doing lots of yoga...and running...and sit-ups and all that stuff...and dance class.

But I mean back in sleep shape.

It's all about baby steps, see.

My work out plan is simple yet oh so hard: Go to bed fifteen minutes earlier every night. Get up fifteen minutes earlier every morning. Get at least 7 hours of sleep. Until I hit the perfect bed time, which I'm not really sure what that is yet, but I'm thinking lights out, 1 AM is a realistic expectation. That's the goal.

This of course applies to the days I don't HAVE to get up at 6 AM for auditions. Because of course on audition days my eyelids are extra sore since I have no choice in when I get up, and there's no possible way I could go to bed at 11 PM. So on those days I'll just have to set a midnight goal and deal with the 6 hours. Or 5 hours if I can't do it.

See, right now it's 1:05 AM, and I'm already getting tired. This is a good sign, people. It means my hard work is paying off, and I can once again join the healthy happy Early Risers of America who enjoy the benefits of Vitamin D3 consumption. Just look at all the benefits of Vitamin D and the dangers in its deficiency.

I'm well on my way to a happy, healthier lifestyle.


(That was the glint from the sun's rays bouncing off my pearly whites in their morning glory)


Roy said...

A benefit I've noticed from getting up early is that I can be the first to comment on your blog posts. :^)

I know, I'm taking up more than my share of space lately, but I've been offline for a week (thanks to Hurricane Ike), so I've got extra chattiness stored up.

Theater makes it tough to have a sane, consistent sleep schedule. Auditions require early rising; rehearsals and performances generally require late nights. So I wish you success in working that out.

Vitamin D deficiency is epidemic, and it appears that sun exposure might not be the cure. It's very cheap to get 1000 IUs of D3 a day from a supplement. (Although, in my wife's case, that hasn't been enough, either. So she's taking megadoses by prescription.)

FancyPants said...

Your comments are always welcome, Roy.

I'm very sorry to hear about your wife, and while I have a sneaking suspicion her problem doesn't lie with her poor sleeping habits, =-) I can't say that I know what she suffers from. No matter the case, I wish her well and hope the best for her.

This Southern Belle said...

you would laugh at us--most nights I'm asleep by 9:30. ;)

Good Luck with your new sleep schedule!

FancyPants said...

I would do no such thing, TSB. We'll see what my life looks like when I've got two kids... =-)