Thursday, February 4, 2010


I am feeling tired today!This week workout wise has been something else. On several days I have done two cardio sessions in hopes of helping my creaky metabolism along it has helped slightly I am down a tiny half a pound.

On brighter news the weather has been better with several days of sunshine so I got my bike out yesterday afternoon and rode 3+ miles through my neighborhood. Today I walked in my park a couple of miles. It really does help to have changing scenery I couldn't stomach a treadmill walk or run today so out I went outside.It was so great to feel the breeze, see the brown grass, watch the squirrels play, look at the blue sky and fluffy white clouds go by as I walked. I am much too tired to jog today. I'm not sure it was great "cardio" but it helped my spirit tremendously! Best of all I felt happy at least for a while.

I'm not sleeping great right now being woke up with hot flashes some nights and other nights just waking up two or three times a night and not being able to get back to sleep. I went yesterday for my annual female exam and my doc upped the dose of estrogen in the patch I wear this being in menopause sucks! The only good thing is no more periods or sore breasts every month all the rest is not fun.

Since I've gone 16 miles since Sunday and I am tired and sore I'm thinking I am done working out for the week of course this remains to be seen. I had my husband take some pictures of me when I was weight lifting this week will try to get them posted later today.


  1. Have you talked to your doctor about using melatonin? It is a natural sleep aid. I've had a lot of success using this. I am nearly 45 and probably in peri-menopause so sleep issues have been popping up. The melatonin has worked well for me.

  2. How nice to get out in the sun! I haven't been for a bike ride in a couple of months and miss it, but can't make myself do it when it's so cold.

    Hope you get some better sleep...I have been waking up around 2 am most nights - not fun!

  3. Ugh, I hear you on feeling tired....I think for me it is the weather, it has been so dreary and cold I just feel sleepy all.the.time BUT good for you for still getting out there and exercising!