I'm Sleeping like a BABY!
By Bigmama8303 on February 21, 2012
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Welcome to this week's Inspiration to Fitness post. It's our LAST WEEK!
Well, as Boyz II Men once said, we've come to the end of the road. This is the last post in my Inspiration to Fitness series and I'm a little sad because I love the accountability. Yet I'm kind of glad because how much more do y'all want to hear about all the push ups and lunges and running? And how much more can I possibly say about it?
But here's something that I haven't told y'all until now. And for me it is the biggest benefit of this whole healthy initiative.
I sleep like a baby every single night.
And if you've been reading the blog for any length of time, then you know that I have struggled with all manner of insomnia. I've taken melatonin and Tylenol PM and some type of all-natural combination sleep herbs that made me have bad dreams about Steven Tyler's feet. Although in fairness that dream might have been related to the fact that I'd just watched Oprah's interview with Steven Tyler and he took off his socks to show her how bad his feet look after all those years of dancing around on stage.
(It's a mental image that will stick with me forever.)
(It was horrifying.)
The point is that almost nothing worked. In fact, I feel that my sleep habits of yore are best summed up with this handy pie chart I found on Pinterest. (Probably one night when I couldn't sleep.)
Source: imgur.com via Katrina on Pinterest
But since I've been eating better and working out more, I sleep the sleep of angels almost every single night. I don't have to take the melatonin or anything else. I just close my eyes and go to sleep.
It is the best thing ever.
And just shows that your body has a way of knowing what you need. I think my diet was off and I was going to bed many nights with my stomach full from late night snacking. Plus, I wasn't active enough during the day. I had energy to burn.
But all the lunges and squats and running have helped with that. So not only do I think I look a little more fit, I'm well-rested. And who doesn't look better without bags under their eyes?
Thanks so much for following along during this whole thing. I appreciate the encouragement and support. We'll have one last giveaway tomorrow and it's going to be a good one.
In the meantime, don't forget to enter for a chance to win. Just click over to my review of the FitBit and leave a comment on that post to enter.