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Saturday, July 28, 2012

I have to say I think I am dealing with the constant changes in daily schedule quite well. Between weather, renovations and carpooling to camp, I find myself having to figure out a workout routine that will fit our schedule daily not weekly but daily. It is a bit overwhelming but I am dealing with it. I have been working out almost daily but it is different every week and everyday. This is unlike my school year schedule. I know exactly where, what and time my workout routines are each day. Of course, I need to adjust for snow days and delays, sickness (both mine or my children) and getting called in to work at the last minute but still the routine is there most days. However, things changed and I am doing a pretty good job rolling with the daily changes. I feel better now that I see I am dealing with these constant daily changes. I still find something and sometime to workout.

Another thing I am trying to deal with is my sleep habits. As some of you know from past blogs and status feeds. I am a troubled sleeper. I can't get to sleep easy, or stay a sleep long and get up early not always feeling well rested. I been prescribe meds from my Doctor but I am worry I will become addicted to them. However, recently talking to a friend she said she had a similar problem and her doctor prescribe an over the counter tablet. So, I went out yesterday and bought some. I did the same last night as her and took the pills. I got almost 7 hours of straight sleep! Mind you, I sleep 4-7 hours a night but usually within a 9-10 hours span with constantly getting up and trying desperately to get back to sleep. This time I feel asleep pretty fast for me and stayed asleep for a straight 7 hours. I did not even get up to go to the bathroom which I do every night 2-3 times. I can hardly wait to see if there will be a difference in my energy level today. I know it is too soon to see any real difference but I am still excited.

Who knows maybe this new sleep pattern will help me lose the few extra pounds from vacation and get me off my plateau too! It would be nice to finally reach my goal weight.
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    Sounds like you're doing amazingly well with adjusting to a constantly shifting schedule. That's something I face occasionally and I find it stressful!

    Yay that you may have found a sleep help. For sure, being less-than-well-rested has to affect weight and alertness and general energy, too. I am so blessed that I almost never have sleep problems. When I HAVE had 'em, I have been truly miserable! Hope this continues to work. Maybe once you get a pattern established, you'll be able to wean yourself off the tablets and continue to sleep well!
    2301 days ago
    Hey Anne,

    I have trouble with the sleeping thing too. I find that when I take the over the counter drug, it just makes feel sleepy for the rest of the morning and I have a hard time functioning. I take have a table instead. It helps.

    I'm glad that you're rolling with what ever comes your way. You doing amazing.

    2301 days ago
    I understand about the sleeping!! Melatonin is my best friend...take it every night. Gives me a solid 7 hours. I also can relate to the schedule issues!! So hard. But emoticon emoticon

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    2303 days ago
    Glad you found something to help with the sleep.
    2306 days ago
  • FARIS71
    Schedule uncertainty is touch for sure! Way to be flexible. I hope your sleep evens out soon.
    2306 days ago
  • TERRYT55
    Happy you slept's so tough to sleep poorly! I hope this is a trend to sleep at least 7 uninterrupted hours per night!

    2306 days ago
    emoticon Dealing with the changes of daily life is hard at times but so glad you are adjusting to it very well. (knew you could do it).

    So excited that you got a good nites sleep. I can so relate and I just thought it was part of being a mom- always worrying about everyone else. Nothing beats a good night sleep!! Good luck and I hope it continues for you
    2306 days ago
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