Wednesday, November 6, 2013
An "Extra" Hour?
So a few days ago we had the switch back from "Daylight Savings" time. The Fall switch is usually easier than the Spring switch, because we "gain" an hour (on Sunday anyway). I should have snagged my graph that day from the Fitbit site. There was a gap (no calorie burn) for that extra hour around 1:00 in the morning, but it isn't showing anymore (it just reverted back to a regular 24-hour cycle.) Technically though on Sunday, there were 25 hours that day ... we all DID burn a bit more, right?
I recall another blogger mentioning that she was going to use this as a jumping off point to get up earlier. Although I didn't set that as a particular goal ... Monday morning, I WAS awake at my usual time (around 6:00) and so I did go ahead and get up, even though the clock said 5:00. I got in two 20 min sessions on the elliptical instead of the usual one, before I took the kids to school. I had a productive day on Monday ... but by 9:00 (10:00 to my body) I was DONE.
Yesterday, was much the same. Up early, productive day, but I was dragging so much by the end. I was dreading #3's basketball practice from 9:00-10:00. But as I went to grab him, I found him asleep in bed. We're all still adjusting.
Getting up early is great, but I do need my beauty sleep too. So getting up earlier in the morning means I need to go to bed earlier at night ... and that isn't always something I can control. I do like it lighter in the mornings as I drive the kids to school, but then it's darker earlier as I'm still running them places as well. I personally don't exercise outside, so that doesn't affect me as much as it might others.
I do love that so many of the electronic items update automatically. I do have a clock in my home gym that I needed to adjust, as well as several others around the house. It took me three days to remember to change the time on my Omron pedometer.
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