afl35 saidThanks for the replies guys and the cool words, just some lucky lighting and shots to thank for that, still a fair way to go to hit my goals. I hear you ref managing time, I try to do that too but what is a killer is adjusting your body clock to nights and therefore never getting some good rest when sleeping during the day to then have to pull yourself the other way in your time off when all you want to do is sleep and then prepare for the early shifts. I find I'm burning out pretty quick if I try to put in a work out before a night shift (I am too beat after), that and eating at the right times is hard work. I will take note though and thanks for taking the time to write!
I did read somewhere that we tend to sleep in 4-hour cycles; if you get 4 hours straight, or 8 hours straight we feel refreshed (if we don't have a sleep deficit), but if it's 3, 5, 6, 7, or 9, for instance, then it means that we wake part-way through a whole sleep cycle. So, perhaps try to aim for 4 or 8 hours of sleep at a time, and aim to get 8 hours in any 24 - which might be two separate blocks of 4 hours if that's better for your schedule. Perhaps a couple of 30-min power naps might also help to keep your energy levels up.
It's a tough one, and you're not working with optimum conditions at all, so experiment with different approaches until you can get something that works.