thanks for the replies.
kakno, thanks for your opinion, but it isnt really all what you think it is. let me explain my situation abit more. Im in the army, "Lights out" is 10.30pm every night. and i GET to bed 10.30 every night in an attempt to sleep. HOWEVER, some of my BUNKMATES(whom i dont get to choose or change), dont have the same views as me on rest,recovery and whatnot. So they like to stay up till 12 and occasionally 1am like last night talking.
Two of them especially are very, VERY inconsiderate and like to talk very loudly. (i do ask them to talk more softly but they arent that considerate, one of them even likes to wake up this other bunk mate of mine when the latter is already sleeping for no apparent reason.) So yes, id LIKE to sleep at 10.30 and get my 7-8 hrs of sleep. But most of the time its hard for me to sleep with all the noise going on. Im a light sleeper. (: hope this clears it up. btw, aint no TV in my bunk.
Teledin: ok, that comforts me quite a bit, especially since you look solid in your dp. And yes i get at least 4 hrs of sleep. Usually 6 at least.
Trav: hmmm. an extra day off sounds good. but i usually have at least ONE form of physical activity everyday. There are runs almost everyday in camp. (i.e 2km on mon & tue & thurs. 5km on weds. circuit trainings on fri.) And i try to hit the gym 4-5 times a week. so thats abit hard.
*i dont think im overtraining, i still feel good most of the times when i hit the gym, still hitting new PRs and have had some pretty good workouts recently, and even on "bad" days, i still get the job done.
Nutrition on the other hand is quite hard to control. Meals are provided and while i can go to the canteen to buy "extra" meals, theyre usually not good quality protein carbs etc. The best i could do was bring in oatmeals and eggs (so i can mix them up, and tastes pretty good (: ) as well as my own protein powder.
hope all the info is enough!