Yesterday marked the beginning of Week 6 of MamaNotes.com‘s Body after Baby Challenge.
Week 5 Recap
I don’t really want to talk about Week 5.
It snowed. A lot. We got about 28 inches of snow Wednesday and Thursday, and it was dark and cold and dreary and very Seasonal Affective Disorder up in here. I ate chocolate, and peanut butter, and cookies, and cheese, and pretty much everything I could get my hands on. I also barely exercised all week.
And I gained a pound. I hate that pound.
I’m sorry, pound of fat. I know all you want is love (and more cheese), but too bad. You are in the process of being evicted as we speak. It is truly a bummer to be you.
Week 6 Preview
This week’s mini challenge is about getting 8 hours of sleep a night, excluding getting up with the baby. I don’t work outside the home, so even though I am routinely up until midnight lately trying to get Baby H to go to bed. In her crib. Just like she used to a month ago and now refuses to do. I still get to sleep in until whenever the heck I please in the morning. Some mornings baby and I don’t roll out of bed until 11am.
(Shh, don’t tell Hubbles. He has to leave for work at 7am!)
So this week’s mini challenge won’t really affect my schedule at all. Some days Baby H won’t actually let me sleep in with her in the morning, but that’s actually not usually the case. Yes, I don’t get a solid, uninterrupted 8 hours of sleep, but I do get to stay in bed with her for those 8 hours and just wake up to nurse her in bed every couple of hours and then back to slumber land we go.
I think I actually got less sleep, hours wise, when she was sleeping in her crib because I’d often stay up and read with Hubbles after Baby H went to bed, and then I had to get up in the morning whenever she got up. Since I cosleep with her when she has a bad night (which has been almost every single night for a month, and yes – she’s teething!), I have to go to bed when she does.
Regardless of the mini challenge, do I have some goals for myself. I’m trying to get back into regular meditation, which helps me dedicate my days better and get off my ginormous rear. I want to get out of the house while we still have some sun (28 inches of snow, and it’s all melted already. Tomorrow it’s supposed to reach a high of 73 F!). I want to eat less cheese and less cookies, and I want to eat more filling, fiber-full foods that help me feel better (and look better, too).
Here’s to Week 6!
Don’t make me hate you, like Week 5. Trust me. You don’t wanna be like Week 5.