Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sleep and Weight

I know.  How original can that title get?

But.  I have been struggling.  Sleep deprivation is something that I can manage but not for 9 months.

And neither can my weight.  I am currently holding on to my last 5 "eli" pregnancy pounds.  I am so over it.  I work out.  I eat healthy, most of the time.  I preach to my clients about eating right, getting enough sleep, and doing the right amount of exercise.

I never thought I would be in that position where I am struggling to lose pregnancy pounds.  Now I can relate to my "mom" clients.  In a way its a good thing.  Show them what works.  Frankly, I really haven't found that magic ticket yet.

With lack of sleep, I am not working out like I did before Eli.  I am doing what I can at this point.  I am probably not eating enough, considering I try to shovel food in my face while feeding the boys. Which, just doesn't work.

I need to find my time again, my motivation, and possibly get some sleep so my metabolism speeds up again.  UGH.

So, to all my fellow moms out there, I understand.  The jeans fit but just not the same.  Yoga pants feel better because your stinkin' exhausted, and frankly why disappoint yourself trying to fit into those jeans.

I think I just might repeat the mantra, "Sleep through the night, Eli" over and over while doing yoga.  Maybe that's the ticket.


amanda said...

i have no idea where to start - i just know i need to.

Natalie said...

I am not looking forward to this process after having this baby boy #2!

Annmarie Pipa said...

then they get to be teens and it is "get up! get up!"

Amanda said...

:( I hope you can shed those pounds for your happiness and sanity. I'll send positive vibes that Eli sleeps through the night soon!

Carly said...

oh sleep... Every now and then I get a good night followed by 2 weeks of bad nights. Hope things change for you soon!

Clare said...

oh the baby weight!! i have finally gotten if off, but it has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears. I have also let Gracie cry is out A LOT, she still wakes up now and then and I cave because I know she is my last and then i make it worse. they are little crazy babies!!