I was so tired earlier that I was willing to leave my house (to pick up dinner) in pajama pants, a t-shirt 2 sizes too big, some of Jon’s old sandals that required me to simply slip my feet in, sunglasses to hide my mascara-less eyes, and with wet hair in a pony tail. I didn’t even have the energy to remove all of the nail polish from my toes.

At least I had a bra on. (Yes, there was actual debate.)

1.5 hours w/trainer (1 hour weights, half hour jogging intervals)
Approx 2 hours yard stuff (mowing, sweeping – note to self – buy blower next yr, pulling weeds, etc.)
Breakfast: 1/2 cup Oatmeal Squares, 1/2 cup Milk
Lunch: (Smoothie King) Smoothie, Handful of Mixed Nuts, 3 Slices of (sandwich type) Chicken
Dinner: (Buddy’s) BBQ Ribs, Potato Salad, Green Beans, Hushpuppies, Sweet Tea

I have got to start eating better meals before and after I work out. I was just completely drained tonight until I ate dinner. I haven’t had much of an appetite, and I really didn’t feel like eating the ribs after I got them, but I feel so much better. It’s amazing how quickly I perked up. I had about 3.5 hours of pretty intense exercise today and expected my body to do 1.5 hours of it on nothing but 1/2 cup of cereal and milk that I had eaten 3 hours prior. Then I had just a smoothie, few slices of chicken and nuts to keep me going for the other 2 hours out in the sun. Bad move. I needed more protein.

I’ve definitely noticed that I tend to eat very small and often sporadic meals when J is out of town. I don’t really like to cook, so I am reluctant to do more than cook a piece of fish or throw a salad together. I’m going to have to work on this, though. I’m starting to notice that my tiredness is directly related to my lack of proper meals.

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