We are currently back to the sleepless nights that one experiences in the newborn stage...but it's our toddler😭 And along with these nights come the tantrum filled days of an exhausted Eli yet at the same time his energy level is out of this world. I want to be a patient wife and mother but some days I just have nothing left and I snap. Thank you @gregor_goose for having my back so I don't crack...as much. Give us a hug if you see us walking zombies on the street because #thisparentlifeisbananas#sleeplessnights#toddlerhood
After good nights sleep I can do my morning gym session and still raring to go after a good walk. I’ve suffered on and off with sleep problems for several years but now I’ve hit the menopause it can be overwhelming😱 Having shed loads of weight over the last decade, fitness plays a major part in my life - being slim is not enough for me because I know how it feels to be strong and fit and it suits me to feel like that 💪🏼. In recent months I’ve experienced weightgain/injuries/migraines and I can relate all to lack of sleep 😕. If I wasn’t able to exercise I would be a desperate mess! So I’m remaining positive and hoping I can find my balance in the not too distant future😊. Glad I’ve got that off my chest #keepfit#keepgoing#walking#exercise#healthylifestyle#strongwomen#strongandhealthy#healthandwellness#sleepdeprived#sleeplessnights#insomnia#insomniac#menopause#icantgetnosleep
CONGRATULATIONS!! You woke up this morning! Extra points for you today! 🤣🤣🤣 Do you ever wake up and feel like there really should be a reward? I know some of my mamas out there feel me on this. For two weeks straight my girls slept all night and in their own beds. Not sure what happened but we are back to horrible sleeping and me wedged between them most nights. Sleep deprivation is a demon I struggle with almost daily. Thankfully, I’ve got Jesus in my heart and coffee in my hand to combat it!! 💗☕️ It’s not an easy thing to remind myself to be gentle or calm when I’ve had no sleep. But I sure am doing my best! I wanted to encourage anyone today battling with something daily. It doesn’t matter what it is, God has given us the power to access His grace, which is sufficient to cover us. The best part is, when we feel weak, His power moves mightily!! Think of where you feel weak. Now take a minute to say good morning to God and simply ask Him to show you power in that weakness. Make today amazing!! May Gods grace be enough for you today.💗
The trees are really changing here in New Jersey and it is starting to look like Fall. The temperature hasn’t quite dropped yet during the day but we are still loving fall activities! Pumpkin picking, apple picking, and spending time at our local farms are some of our favorites! What are your favorite fall activities?
🔥The other day I put up a 4 step sleep guide, so what better way to follow up then letting the @theholisticpractitioner_ talk about the dangers of not getting enough sleep:
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💥Side Effects Of Not Getting Sleep!💥
In a world where stress levels are rising, exposure to natural sunlight outdoors is diminishing, and technology is leading to constant demands for everybody’s attention, it’s no surprise that so many people struggle to get enough sleep. What does it mean to be “sleep deprived”? What are some of the negative effects of sleep deprivation?
The broad definition of sleep deprivation is “the condition that occurs if you don’t get enough sleep.” The amount of sleep that qualifies as “enough” differs depending on who you ask. But it usually falls between about 7–9 hours per night for adults (and even more for children and teens). However, everyone is a bit different in terms of their ideal amount of sleep. Some need more like 6–10 hours of sleep per night to feel their best. Or, others simply need an extra couple hours of rest on occasion when feeling extra run down.
Obviously it’s not always easy to get sleep, but when I stated above that it can lead to early death, it’s not really far from the truth, as this built up over years can certainly become a problem
Ugh it's Monday. 😧😪 Need I say more?
We have been sleep trainging in this household the last few weeks and let me tell you. Someone has been hosting midnight raves and I'm not only invited I'm on the V.I.P list. So about lastnight... Finally at 2am Keith decides to shut it all down and peace off to bed 🙌✌. So me and Kent do a fist pump and victory dance then curl up next to him in bed... 3am. We hear this awful screaching. First check. Not Keith. Phew. But when you have 3 cats and 1 dog you always have this worry someone got hurt rough housing, or climbed into a tight hole in this 200 year old house and now cannot get out.So me being the creature loving yogi I am what do I do? I give Kent a kick and tell him somebody's dying downstairs go check it out... Amazingly he stumbles out of bed to investigate. **Ladies NEVER show your amazement when they do what you tell them to. Simply act uninterested like "yeah you did what I told you to no biggy. I'm not going to wait 'til you're downstairs and wake up Jessica to text her about this." They think we know what we're doing 😂♀**
But a few minutes later he's back to inform me there is a semi dead mouse running around our house with a herd of animals chasing it. And I am needed to help in this mouse hunt. 🐀
So after what feels like hours of chasing a half alive half dead - but very fucking loud- mouse through the walls of the house stumbling over so many eager paws trying to aide us in our hunt.WE CAN'T FUCKING FIND IT.. But while all this is going on Keith hears the noise and thinks someone's having a rave without him -HOLD UP! 👮🖐 So at 7am a very tired Kent leaves for work. A now sleepy keith stretches out in the empty bed for a siesta.😑I resist the urge to cuddle up next to him and pump some caffeine into my system and get ready to kill this workout!
I stretch, feeling good. I turn my headphones on, good tunes. I lift up my weights... And there is the semi dead mouse. Not so semi dead anymore. Happy Monday. #mondaystruggles .