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Workin' on it.
Bleh. I am failing miserably at this exercise at 5am thing. I think my problem is the pressure I feel to get to work immediately upon waking. I don't like dallying around doing morning stuff. I don't even eat breakfast; I eat at work. I can't relax if I know I need to be somewhere and going to the gym at 5ish makes me feel like I MUST get to work before 7. MUST. It's ridiculous. I recognize it is ridiculous but can't change the mental process.

So, I'm going to try both morning and afternoon exercise. Yes, it is counter-intuitive to do this. I figure that if I do any weight training in the morning and then cardio in the afternoon, I'm more likely to satisfy all crazy desires. Weight training doesn't take as long so it's good for the morning; I want running to be a longer exercise so afternoon is ideal.

Of course, the is bass-ackwards as to when ether form of exercise is more effective per each goal. In the morning, you burn more fat than carbs so cardio is more effective for weight loss. In the afternoon, when I have glycogen and protein reserves, weight training builds muscle more rapidly. I'm not sure what happens when you flip them but they're less good at doing what they need to do.

I think what I NEED to learn is that I set my own work hours and no one will care if I come in later than I normally do.
Ugh, but I hate staying later than 4.

Stupid conflicting desires.

So, on with exercise twice a day (which I'm actually kinda pleased I'm finally doing). Well, sorta. Didn't get up this morning because I'm LAZY and Fox and the cats are WARM.

Zombie prostitutes.
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My webhost offered me free unlimited service - unlimited disk space and bandwidth - if I let them migrate my website server to a new server. Nuts. I know pay $10 a month for unlimited web space. I should really use it more.

So if my site and comic go down, sorry. :) Part of the agreement to get the free upgrade was that i had to be nice to them when their efforts broke my webspace. Seems fair for unlimited everything forever especially since eventually it will work again. Woo "Dreamhost!

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nyxx_j From: nyxx_j Date: October 8th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you mentioned the dreamhost thing - I generally skip over their emails to me and what do you know, now I have unlimited disk space and unlimited bandwidth for my dreamhost account too!
abmann From: abmann Date: October 8th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
You don't read the newsletters? They're hilarious!
alyska From: alyska Date: October 8th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeeeees. dreamhost is all sorts of goodness.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: October 8th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Giving yourself permission to hold to your own schedule is difficult. We have this notion that those who come in early are superior to those who come in at a regular time or who stay late. If you do good work, you do good work, regardless of WHEN you do it! I run into this a lot as a grad student - I could literally work every waking hour if I wanted to, and often feel like that's what I SHOULD be doing, simply because I make my own schedule. Um...no.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 9th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's all a dirty trick.

Let me tell you, it is weird feeling guilty only working 8 hours some days. 7:30 to 3:30? I must be slacking.

Edited at 2008-10-09 01:07 pm (UTC)
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: October 9th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I completely relate. I've been trying to figure out how to get back to my old 7:30-7pm schedule without mucking up family life too much. And weekends - don't forget working on weekends!
abmann From: abmann Date: October 9th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I've only done that twice. Once inadvertently when I stopped by on Saturday to get something from my office and I decided to check my email. And once where I was doing go-live support on a Saturday. The former was an accidental hour and the latter a really easy but long 14 hours.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: October 9th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is rarely a weekend where I don't work at least a half day. It feels...strange...to have days off.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 9th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Crazy grad students.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: October 9th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definitely crazy. Of course, we're only in it for the fortune and glory. Why else would we put ourselves through such hell?
abmann From: abmann Date: October 9th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hot interns?
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: October 9th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I dunno - we're all outdoorsy science types, and we tend to be less hot.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 9th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Dude.. I so disagree. :) Smart people being all science-y outdoors? Supasexy.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: October 9th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Even when we're covered in 20,000 year old mud? ;)
abmann From: abmann Date: October 9th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

You keep asking these silly questions.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: October 9th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, they're very practical. Do you know how long it takes to get that stuff off of your toes? It just sticks and sticks!
abmann From: abmann Date: October 9th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
:D Well, old people get cranky and clingy so I suppose it follows that old dirt would too!
jinxedkisses From: jinxedkisses Date: October 8th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you come to the Zombie Lurch I will dress up like a zombie prostitute. Ok, I won't really... but you should come anyway.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 9th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you announced the date yet?
jinxedkisses From: jinxedkisses Date: October 10th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep. Saturday October 25th at 2 pm. Be there or be breathing. Lots of good photo opportunities.
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