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The dreaded spring time change approaches…

Friday, March 9, 2012 by  
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March
9
2012
Die.

Die.

Long time readers of my blog know how much I detest the time changes–especially the spring time change. I have an extremely sensitive internal clock, and the one hour jump forward (which happens this Sunday) really screws with my circadian rhythm. I’ll save my usual rant (for now, at least) on how utterly stupid, outdated, useless and disruptive these twice-a-year time changes are, and instead talk about what I’m doing to ease the transition.

My natural wake up time is around 6:00 AM every morning. For the past week each day I’ve been going to bed a little earlier and then waking up a little earlier than I did the day prior. This morning I woke up naturally at 5:30 AM, so I’m doing a pretty good job of bridging the gap. Hopefully this Sunday when we lose an hour of sleep I’ll wake up at my usual time of 6:00 AM like nothing happened.

Loki, on the other hand, loves the spring time change because from his point of view his breakfast and dinner are an hour early; conversely, the fall time change upsets him to no end.

I’m cracking up right now because I said I wouldn’t rant about the time change, but I just typed (and then erased) angry diatribes blasting the time change like 3 or 4 times in a row.

I just did it again.

Forcing myself to move on…

I’m looking forward to another excellent workout this afternoon, and I’m stoked about the chance to break a few more strength personal records at this low body weight.

No question about it: regardless of my body fat reading this Sunday I’ll be continuing my cut for at least one more week. I expect my body fat reading will be in the lower 6% or even upper 5% range, but my strength gains are showing no signs of slowing.

Lighter, faster, stronger.

John Stone Fitness Comments

8 Responses to “The dreaded spring time change approaches…”
  1. I totally agree. I’m usually a walking zombie for AT LEAST a week after the time change. That’s such a great idea to start going to bed a little earlier and waking up a little early each day the week beforehand. I really wish I’d thought of that on Monday. Oh well.

    Anyway, you don’t need to rant, because I’m already thinking the same exact things. I’m right there with you!

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  2. I agree! All the schools in this area have spring break this week. I think it is because they don’t want the students to be zombies at school during the time change week.

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  3. So John, would you want standard time or daylight savings time all the time then?

    And not to rub it in, but the time change has virtually no effect on me, never has. I never really thought much about it. 🙂

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  4. John, I live in Indiana. For as long as I can remember, our clocks stayed the same. 2005 we went to this ridiculous time change. I will never get used to it.

    KG

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  5. I couldn’t agree more. I do remember one year as a kid from suburbs of DC they went on perpetual DST. Kids were going to school in wintertime in the dark. The results were tragic in that there was a huge spike in children hit and killed or injured by automobile on the way to the bustop or walking to school. Clearly there is a better answer to this sudden 1 hour shift. Like you, I’m very sensitive to such disruptions.

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