To Rebound or Not to Rebound

That is the question. I’d been rebounding for five days, 20 minutes a day until yesterday. I overslept. I didn’t have time to bounce before I went to work. I’d been feeling so good. Sleep was more sound, energy was ‘way up and I generally felt better. Yesterday was also grocery shopping day. After I made my rounds, I came home and it was, once again, too late to bounce. I thought it would be okay but I was wrong.

Can rebounding be addictive? If it’s possible, I had withdrawal last night. My evening meal was probably too much before going to bed. I had a quart of tomato/mango “soup” seasoned to taste with Tajin and a large salad dressed with lemon juice and sea salt. Sounds okay, huh? Well, that wasn’t all that was in the salad. It included a small diced avocado.

I brushed, flossed and went to bed. My body was tense. I couldn’t relax. I willed all my muscles to let go and I finally drifted off only to wake at 3 o’clock. “It’s 3 o’clock in the morrrrrrning!” But I hadn’t danced all night long. I got up and went to the bathroom, then it was back to bed to try to catch some more Zs. Nothing doing. At 4-something I got up and took a melatonin hoping to get at least another hour and a half. Nada. I didn’t get sleepy.

There wasn’t any use to go back to bed 15 minutes before I had to get up so I sat down at the computer and caught up on some of the forum posts. I had plenty of time to get ready for work. No need to hurry.

I showered and, as usual, I ended it with the hot water turned all the way off and the cold all the way on. Maybe that would perk me up if I couldn’t crawl back into bed and to sleep. I smile when the cold water hits so, if my face should freeze, at least I’ll be smiling. Well, it didn’t help a whole lot. I was beginning to feel out of it.

Getting my breakfast ready was a chore. I juiced a quart of grapefruit juice (complete with pulp and seeds) and blended a quart of green smoothie (three rather large bananas, a cup of blueberries and a large amount of baby spinach with a cup of water). I packed them in my Little Debbie tote DS1 and his family gave me for Christmas (just one of the things). Along with the citrus juice and smoothie, I put in four bananas, a large container of romaine and some grape tomatoes for my lunch. Maybe getting some food into me would do the trick.

I drooped all day. Early on, I came to the conclusion that I’ve already gotten used to rebounding every day and when I missed one, it threw my body all out of whack. That theory may not hold water but sleeping so well after I bounced and so poorly when I didn’t convinces me.

Call me an addict. I’ll admit it. I put in 15 minutes this morning and another five when I got home. That was before I had the last plum and my supper of a quart of tomato/mango/Tajin “soup” and half an avocado. I’m going to sleep tonight. I’m sure of it.

4 Responses to To Rebound or Not to Rebound

  1. Sarah March 20, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    Rebounding is addictive. I totally miss my rebounder and can’t wait until the new one arrives on Tuesday :~) I hope you had a wonderful night’s sleep last night!

    • Tommie March 20, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

      Yes, I slept well. Except for the 42 times I had to get up to go to the bathroom. Wellllllllllll, that’s a bit of exaggeration but there were a lot of visits.

      Have a good time with your rebounder! Tuesday isn’t very far away… 😀

  2. Christy April 6, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    Are you just jumping on your rebounder? Or are you using one of the many DVDs/videos out there?

    • Tommie April 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

      I’m using some of Dave Hall’s moves plus whatever I feel like doing at the moment. I keep moving! And it FEELS so good!

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