Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sleep Please!!

So I've been working out early mornings (5:30am!!), right? And on a mother's schedule that means I've had to sacrifice some sleep. Well, yesterday it caught up with me. This pic is really how I looked ALL day!! (Thank goodness no one popped and saw me that way!) Really, I felt terrible. And I was about to push on and go workout this morning, but my caring and common sense husband lovingly convinced me how crazy I was being -- that I needed to stay home today, get more sleep, and workout LATER in the day today. I know,  I know, rocket science, huh? But my determination finally gave in and I agreed. Well.........guess what!? Whoever knew what a good nights sleep can bring! I feel sooooo much better today! And it got me really thinking.......about the power of sleep. We all know how important it is, but if you're like me, it's easy to sacrifice it when you have other things in mind. So.... I'm setting the goal to get more sleep. This will help me achieve my fitness goals too. There are so many studies out there on losing weight by getting more sleep, and by golly, I'm gonna try it!! So for those of you out there who are like me, let's do it!! MORE SLEEP!! For me it means getting to bed earlier each night. Not easy, but so worth it. So........cuddle in and sweet dreams!!!


  1. Glad you got more sleep! Wesley's first 2 years I was up 4-5 times a night with him. I was a zombie! Lately he sleeps better - and Dave and I made a pact to get to bed by 11. I've been feeling better AND losing weight. I think you're right - we really overlook how important it is to rest our bodies as well as exercise them! (Not to mention - around here - a rested Mommy is a happy Mommy... lol )

  2. And Joy, isn't it ironic, that by the time the kids sleep well through the night or are grown, that the body then has trouble sleeping - be it insomnia or hormones or whatever! So, I should appreciate now that at least I CAN sleep, right!? ;)