Well I can safely say that I got in over 100 oz of water today (even though I lost track of the number of times that I filled my mug, I know it was at least 5); plus I’ve been going to the bathroom like crazy today as well (so, yeah I got in my water). Tomorrow I’m also going to start doing squats (5 squats for each trip to the bathroom) and see how many I end up doing by the end of the day. Making sure that I’m drinking enough water is slowly getting easier, though I know that I’ll probably slip once or twice again once I start working full time again.
Now the sleep challenge portion of 52 small changes: a year to a happier, healthier you. I went to bed slightly before 11 last night, and I think I only got up once to use the bathroom (somewhere between 12:30 and 1 this morning), but didn’t get up until basically 9 this morning. So that means I got roughly 10 hours of sleep, because while I noticed the time around 8 this morning I just rolled back over and went back to sleep. The normal amount of time is basically 7-8 (maybe 9) hours of sleep, though this time varies as we age, when we’re young we need more of it and as we get older we seem to need less of it (though I would still take naps if it wasn’t for the fact they make me more tired than when I initially dozed off [unless I’m going somewhere with my family and then I can basically sleep the entire car drive]).
So tonight’s challenge is to try to get to bed by no later than 10:45 (since I know it will take me probably 15-20 minutes to fall asleep), and then hopefully be up no later than 8:30 tomorrow morning (which is still about 9 hours of sleep; but it depends on the bathroom breaks in the middle of the night as well).
One thing that I am going to invest in (possibly as a birthday present to myself) is a new fitbit that also tracks sleep, so I can get a better idea of my sleep patterns. But each new challenge will take a little bit more (or less) time to incorporate into one’s life depending on how well they were doing it before hand. Drinking water really hasn’t been a problem for me, making sure I’m getting 7-8 hours of decent sleep every night though, that can be a struggle.
So check in tomorrow, to see how I did with drinking water (and how many squats) and to see how well I’m adapting to a new sleeping schedule.