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Whole30 Day 8

Monday, June 03, 2013

I got up at 7 which is the earliest I've had to get up since school let out. I was a good wife and made my husband breakfast since he's on a construction site for the next few days or weeks. The kids were up too so we all had breakfast. It was nice. I'm sorta kinda transitioning them to this. I haven't bought any more dairy. I'm still giving them some grains because we have it and we're making things stretch right now. But breakfast and dinner at least, they're eating what we eat and pretty well too. I was a child who refused anything that looked like a vegetable and was never really made to eat them so i consider it one of my crowning achievements in life to be raising kids who will and do eat healthy real food.

Anyway, i was not ready for that 7am wake up call like i said my sleep schedule is getting all out of whack. So maybe thats why i felt tired and out of patience all day. I actually got motivated to get to the gym at 10 primarily because i was already sick of listening to the fighting and/or wrestling around and needed a break! So i walked that track for 45 minutes and even jogged a couple laps. My legs have been really achy ever since. I've been on my feel a lot of the day though.

When they went down for their nap, i was still doing my own lunch and other clean up/ prep. i thought about laying down too but i wasnt tired enough to sleep. but i was still tired enough all day to just feel foggy and sluggish. By the time i actually sat down on the couch, 10 minutes later they were awake. I'm feeling pretty burnt out on refereeing. Maybe the residual tiredness i have is just mental burn out from having a 4 yr old and a (almost) 3 yr old. Maybe its not gonna get much better... i hope that's not the case. I feel like Im too burnt out and foggy to properly deal with them. i yell too much. its just constant fighting and arguing and shrieking and whining though. I'm just frustrated cuz i have a whole summer ahead of me of more of the same and i feel like i dont know what im doing. They destroy this house and i cant keep up with the mess! and fighting with them to clean it is more exhausting than actually cleaning it.

anyway i went off in a tangent there sorry. But the main reason I'm concerned about energy so badly is because i feel like i need it so badly to deal with motherhood and housework etc. I cant keep up!!

What i ate today:

Breakfast: ham and eggs with spinach, zucchini and yellow squash

snack banana and almond butter

lunch: 3 deviled eggs and salad

dinner: pot roast with sweet potato chips and chiptole-mayo dipping sauce.

i went a little hard on the homemade mayo today. i was so excited about it!!
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    As a mom who was at one point where you are (I have teens now) embrace the toddlers. They grow up sooo fast. Put some music on and make it a game to clean up. It takes a lot longer to clean, but it can be such fun and great memory makers. I wish someone had impressed upon me to do this. Those times are now gone. That said, take some time out for yourself also.

    1726 days ago
    My sister's kids are 4 & 6 and she had a rough time when they were younger, but it's getting better all the time. Great job on you food & workout Nikki! Congratulations on ROCKING day 8!!!
    1727 days ago
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