I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Back Breaking Days

My BACK IS KILLING ME!!!!

I am running again, hanging laundry on the line, weeding the garden, doing yard clean up and carting a very cranky teething non sleeping 7 month old around...EVERYWHERE.

I have to admit that I'm BEAT!!! I am sitting here at 8pm and I don't have anything left. I'm sure that once I get more than 3 hrs in a row of sleep that I will recover. I just need the REST.

Oh how REST IS IMPORTANT.

Hey...Did you know that lack of sleep and too much caffeine leads to weight gain? And that if you are trying to lose weight just going to bed earlier and cutting out the coffee (and thus need for it) will allow your body to shed the pounds???
Frankly I don't really care right now because until Audrey sleeps through the night coffee is a survival mechanism. For me AND the kids.

Anyway. I'm here. I'm alive. I'm tired but happy. Fitting into my clothes again...with a muffin top,but who cares. I can sill hide in loose spring tops.

I'll deal with that later. Right now I need to get off the computer and go to bed.....Till Audrey gets up again of course ;)

1 comment:

The Kerr Family said...

I really feel for you, Alyson. I praise God on the days that your posts are 'light' & happy and I send up lots of prayers on the days I can feel how tired &, at times, overwhelmed you say you are. This is a challenging time. Your kids are really young and need most of your time. Your goal is survival. Feed the kids healthy food, teach them their lessons, get them some fresh air & give them lots of hugs & kisses. Anything else is a bonus. Hang in there. This too (however slowly) shall pass.