I am tired all the time. It's that time of SAD. It is 2PM and I want a nap. If a nap couch appeared I would be dead to the world within minutes. I am thinking about skipping "rhythm-motion" tonight at the gym. I haven't been for two weeks (due to Afet show and Ahmet workshop...not slacking) and wonder if I am up for it.
It's hard to know if the answer is YES I need a little more sleep or NO I need to work out to get more energy in general. I don't know if more sleep will compound the problem or if more working out will. I'm leaning towards "PMS Says: Relax." because I haven't slacked in a while and might honestly be tired under the lethargy of SAD. It's hard when you can't trust your body to know what's best for you. I know that my SAD body can demand I sleep like a cat and still never give me the reward of being rested.
PMS also says "buy and eat a whole bag of granola with yogurt" but I know that that is bullshit. PMS gets a Haggendaaz treat tonight...Haggendaaz might not sound as healthy as granola...but I can't be trusted with a whole bag of granola right now and the Haggendaaz treats here are Japanese sized...like a 1/4-1/3 of a pint.
I have been active, so I know this isn't sloth built by sloth. Friday night I danced, Saturday morning was "latin dance aerobics" (hate the teacher...she laughs out loud when people are confused by her choreography and acts like it is our fault... and I don't find it very "latin dance" but once in a while we drill something I can use) Saturday evening was dancing at Legend. Sunday morning at 9AM my mother called and, even though it was minutes after my alarm had gone off, I was so disoriented she gave up. I set my alarm for an additional 30 minutes. Sunday at 5PM was Zumba. I was asleep by 9:30PM.( Sports club blather )
Ahhh well...damn I want a nap. My shoulders ache. Just like the lethargy, I couldn't tell you if the shoulder ache comes from two nights dancing in costume with a halter strap or if it is part of the "your limbs ache" symptom of SAD. Probably both. Wheeeeeee.
Yeah, I'm leaning toward a slow evening.
The deciding factor for me is that I can't get sick. I have taught 18 days this semester and have 14 more to go. I teach everyday this week and next and can't afford to get sick. Flu is hitting the schools. Today's school had many students absent and an absent principal from the flu...but also had 5 kids in one class absent for the mumps. Allergy season has started (cedar) so I'm already sniffly and sore throated despite the meds...tonight I bead, watch videos, eat well, eat haggendaaz, and drink hot ginger/honey infusions.