I’ve seen a couple of different bloggers do this, write about what they’ve learned at the end of a month. While I may not be able to do this every month (you know, forgetful Phil here), I’d like to give it a shot.
So, here we go: What I learned about myself in November.
- I need exercise for multiple reasons. With basketball starting, my day starts between 7:30 – 7:45 AM and ends at 5:45 PM. I used to be able to get up to work out, but not much anymore. As I’m coaching, after-school/late afternoons suck as well, so my exercise routine got screwed up big time. How can I feel this? Added weight for starters. It’s only a 2 – 4 pounds gain, but it’s there. My mood is absolute garbage and my get up and go has got up and went. My sleep patterns suck without self-medication (thank you Washup Walkon and your CBD connections) and my lack of focus is appalling! I need to find the time to take care of myself
- My basketball shot sucks (you didn’t expect me to be totally serious here did you??). At the beginning of the year, I signed up for a 10,000 push-up challenge. I was freaking killing it then, just stopped. I’m not sure why, but my totals on the spreadsheet just when to 0. I injured my elbow this summer through overuse in the garden (tendonitis from yanking out weeds) which didn’t help, I restarted in the middle of August and haven’t missed more than two days in a row since that time. I’m going to be down about 2,200 pushups in December, about 70 a day. I can do that. However, it has messed with my shot BIG time. My team mocks my constant misses and they should!
- I need my sleep. I’ve bumped getting to bed time back about an hour, and while I’m still so tired, it’s not as bad. There are times where I just get busy and go to bed late, but those are becoming fewer and farther between. 6-7 hours feels good right now. If I can get my fitness back in shape, that helps too, but right now, 9-10 PM is helping my mental health a little bit.
And every little bit helps!
So, what have you learning in November? I’d love to see in the comments! I’ll see you in December! 🙂
A bonus one: I love to write. It feels good to get words on the screen, to hear the sounds of a fingers on a keyboard, and to just see a finished product posted. No, it’s never going to win awards, but it makes me feel like I matter in a small way.
So, thank you for reading, commenting, or forwarding my work along. It means a lot to me!