Taking Time to Myself

I got up early this morning.  My sweet baby girl (who is six months old today!) did a six hour stretch last night, which is a vast improvement compared to recent nights, so I too got a little more sleep.  I tried to fall back asleep after the 5:30 am wakeup but I felt restless.  So instead of tossing and turing I decided to get up, do some yoga and enjoy some quiet time to myself.

I wish I could do this every morning.

I miss my yoga practice. And early morning sessions always remind me of the three weeks I spent in Costa Rica a lifetime ago doing my yoga teacher training.  We were up, on our mats at 6 am every day.  The air was cool but humid.  I would wake to the sound of howler monkeys and make my way silently to the yoga shala atop a little hill overlooking the lush rainforest.  At the end of the class we’d lay in savasana awaiting the sound of the conch which meant it was breakfast time.  Breakfast was often had in silence and we would all sit an enjoy our food and much awaited coffee.  I remember feeling so much gratitude and love.  I felt so alive those mornings.  I came back home wanting to continue an early morning practice, but it just wasn’t the same.

Once my sweet baby girl starts sleeping better (god, please be soon!!) I am going to make this my new ritual.  I need time to myself every day, and not at the end of the day when I’m exhausted and filled with all of the feelings of the day.  Taking care of a toddler and a baby is not easy.

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A Day in My Life

I really want to keep this blog and my habit plans going but it’s a bit hard with a three month old and a two-year-old. So instead of writing about any particular habits today I thought I would show you a day in my life.

Now this is not a typical day because there really is no typical day. Isabel isn’t really on a schedule yet so her naps are a bit all over the place. Some days she only takes 45 minute naps and some days Nathan refuses to nap, which can make for a really long day. And our day he can start anytime between 7 and 8:30 pretty much depending on when Nathan wakes up.

So having said that here was our day on Friday, May 12.

Warning: My tenses are really off in this post – I hope you don’t mind!  Some of this is me recording it as it happens and some is looking back and I honestly just don’t have the time or mental capacity to edit it. Also, this is a long post because, well, my days are long.

7 AM Everyone is awake. I get Isabel out of her crib, bring her into bed with me and nurse her to the sound of Nathan jumping and chatting to himself. I leave Isabel on the bed, go down and make myself a cup of coffee because, well, priorities. Last night I was up with her at 2 and 5:30 so I’m a little tired today. I’m a little tired every day. I drink my coffee in the bedroom while Isabel and I smile and coo each other. I don’t hear Nathan so I think he might have fallen back asleep. I use that as an opportunity to take a quick shower.

7:45 AM Nathan is up. I go in and get them and say good morning good morning hello good morning. I change him out of his pyjamas and we eventually make our way downstairs for milk and breakfast which this morning is french toast and bananas. Isabel’s pretty fussy this morning so I put her upstairs in the crib for her to stare at her mobile which is her favourite thing to do these days.

8:45 AM Isabel’s up in the ergo carrier. Nathan is colouring on the living room floor and I’m trying to get him out the door to his daycare, which is just a few houses down.

Oh man, look at that tired face!

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9:00 AM I’m back home from dropping Nathan off at the daycare. We always see a cat on our way, so we stop and talk about the cat for a little while. “Yes, it’s a cat.  That’s right, it’s white.  I know, I saw the cat too. Say bye to the cat, ok bye bye cat.  Yes, I know, it’s a cat.  That’s right it’s white.”  And so on…it usually takes a long time to get there but today was actually pretty quick. By the time I get back Isabel is ready for her nap.

9:10 AM Isabel is napping. While I was nursing her down today she started shaking which has never happened before and it scared the crap out of me but she stopped as soon as I said her name. I then spent the next 15 minutes googling it and apparently it’s normal. Still, I don’t like it. So while she naps I throw in a load laundry, clean up Nathan’s crayons, clean up the kitchen and  did this really great 20 minute yoga routine. It was hard but I modified where I needed to. I then made it through 12 minutes of meditation. Isabel cried out halfway through so my mind started wondering to what we were going to do today and I somehow ended up thinking about wanting to buy a piano. I then had a coffee answered some texts checked my email while listening to Yoga Girl’s latest podcast.

11:10 AM she’s up! Big nap today. This is her reaction to seeing me, melts my heart every time!

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We have about an hour before we have to go get Nathan so I nursed her, change her, and we play a bit. I have lunch (left over chicken stir fry) and then I put her in the ring sling and we head out the door.

12:00 p.m. We walked down the street to pick up Nathan and on our way back we watch the squirrels climbing the trees. Nathan plays with the rocks in the backyard for a bit and then we come inside to colour and I nurse Isabel while Nathan eats crayons and pretends to shove them up his nose all while saying OK play? OK play? Yes Nathan OK play.

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12:40 PM I bring Isabel upstairs for a nap while Nathan stays downstairs and colors. She went down quickly with no shaking (phewf). I come back to find him reading a not so child appropriate book (it’s A Game of Thrones graphic novel) and he wants to read it together so we spent some time reading.  Mostly it’s me saying ‘boy, eyes, hair, horse’ and ignoring the fact that there’s lots of fighting and blood and just not appropriate things.

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I spend the next half hour trying to convince Nathan to come upstairs with me for his nap. What  finally works is putting him in the ring sling. He loved it. I think he likes to be reminded that he’s still my baby. It’s not easy having a new baby sister I’m sure.

1:20 PM Nathan’s asleep. Both kids are napping. I have coffee, text some friends and start this blog post. I put on some music and think about tidying up the house and folding laundry but end up surfing the net, staring out the window, and enjoying this calm moment to myself.

2:30 PM  Both kids are still napping.  This is unheard of!!  I’m contemplating another coffee, but I try to limit it to three a day.  I have a tea instead along with a handful of cashews, some goldfish crackers, and half a bagel.  And then a bowl of chilli.  Breastfeeding is hungry work!

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I read my book, check on Isabel three times, and drink two glasses of water.

3:30 PM Nathan wakes up crying, as he does unfortunately.  I usually give him 10 minutes before going in, otherwise he’s an inconsolable mess, so I wait.

4:00 PM both kids are up we make our way down stairs and have a smoothie with spinach, banana, blueberries, yogurt, and coconut water. Isabel plays on her activity mat and Nathan walks around drinking his smoothie. He’s also learned how to unlock and open the patio door, so that’s fun.

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4:30 PM Dad’s home! Danny orders pizza while I hang out with the babies.

5:00 PM We eat. Isabel eats my hand and drools all over me. I’m pretty sure she’s starting to teethe. More hanging out.

6:00 PM Isabel goes down for her last nap of the day and we read books with Nathan. He’s going a little crazy, we think it might have been the pizza.


6:40 PM Isabel is up and it’s bath time. Nathan wants to get in the bath with Isabel and 2 minutes later points at her and says ‘out’. I do Isabel’s bedtime routine and danny does Nathans.

Wine o’clock YAY! aka 8:00. Kids are in bed. Danny and I have wine and watch a little Netflix.

10:00 PM Time for bed.  I get up with her twice in the night and start the next day at 7:45.  Tired but happy 🙂

Three Things I Need To Start Doing

So I’m having a bit of a hard time keeping up with this fitness challenge.  I did the pushups and shoulder exercises on Monday, but I didn’t do yoga on Tuesday nor did I do yesterday’s exercises.

Not good.

But I’m trying not to be too hard on myself because:

  1. I have an 11 week old.  As amazing of a sleeper as she is, she’s only 11 weeks old and I’m still getting up in the night with her at least once.  Taking care of a baby (and a toddler) is also pretty time consuming and when I do have a moment to myself I’d honestly rather lay on the couch watching bad tv than do pushups.
  2. I just had a baby 11 weeks ago.  The last few weeks of pregnancy and the first few weeks I got very little sleep.  I feel like I have some major sleep catch up to do.  Plus, even though my postpartum recovery has been amazing, pretty sure my body is still recovering.

I know, excuses excuses.

The original plan was to do the exercises while they nap.  When I’m not tired from being up in the night I can totally do it during Isabel’s morning nap.  If that doesn’t work out, and the stars align and Nathan and Isabel nap at the same time, I can do it in the afternoon.

But then there’s days like today.  Nathan is home with me because he’s sick so I spent the morning with him.  Then he went for a nap just as Isabel was waking up.  I just put Isabel down for another nap and I can hear Nathan waking up now.

And then I think, I can just do it when they are awake.  But honestly, I’d rather play with my babies.

I guess the thing is if I really want to bring fitness back into my life, I need to do to things:

  1. I need to prioritize it.  I have the time.  I do.  I mean, it only takes 15 or 20 minutes – I can for sure find that somewhere in my day.
  2. I need to take it one day at a time.  If I miss a day, it’s ok.  One day missed does not have to mean the end of the whole thing – which is kind of how my mind works.  I need to be flexible and I need to be forgiving.
  3. I need to just start.  When I’m tired just the thought of doing exercises is exhausting.  But if I just start, it’s easy to go on.  If I tell myself: just do one pushup, there’s a good chance I’ll do more.

So today’s exercise is elliptical, which is too bad because that’s one that I really can’t do with the babies around today.  So instead, in the spirit of flexibility, I’m going to do some yoga – seeing as I skipped Tuesday.

I’m sure I can find a mom and toddler yoga routine on youtube…that should be interesting.

Getting Back on the Mat

I just finished my Tuesday workout – yoga.  This was the first full yoga routine that I have done in a very long time and it felt so good.

I mentioned in my last post that I had a tough pregnancy.  Back in May 2016 I, and my whole family, got really sick. I got the stomach bug, followed by a cold, followed by a horrible sinus infection.   Then just as I was feeling better, I started to experience morning (more like all day) sickness.  That lasted for months.  I also experienced a lot of physical discomfort this pregnancy – a lot of pain in my back and hips and I found the more I moved the worse it got.

All that to say, it’s pretty much been a year since I’ve done any kind of physical activity, including yoga.

Today’s Progress Report

The yoga routine that I chose to do today was one designed for postpartum – this is it here.  I have some separation in my abs so I need to be careful not to do crunches or anything that could strain those muscles.

I did the routine right after I put Isabel down for her first nap of the day.  I think this will be the time that I do all of my exercises.  She only napped for 45 minutes but it gave me enough time to do the 30 minute routine.

I have to be honest, I got a little bored half way through.  It was a really slow practice and I’m a little rusty so I’m not going to read too much into this.  I checked to see how much time was left on the video at 27 minutes, so not bad, and I did make it all the way through to the end.

Plan for Tomorrow

Tomorrow Danny has me doing:

SQUATS BANDS/ WEIGHTS
LUNGES BANDS/ WEIGHTS
AB THINGIE

We were going to buy some bands last weekend but we never got around to it so I’ll be doing the squats and lunges with weights.  As for the ‘ab thingie’ – well, you’ll just have to wait and see what that means 😉

So until tomorrow..

 

 

 

Cultivating Some New Habits

Oh hi there.  It’s been a while, I know.  Seven months in fact.  It’s been so long that I don’t even know how to begin this post.  So I will begin with why I am writing again.

I’m ready to cultivate some new habits.

And that’s really why I haven’t written here in so long.  I’ve been a bit busy to cultivate anything but babies.

Yes, babies, as in plural.

I now have two babies.  Nathan just turned two in February, so technically he’s not really a baby anymore.  He’s full blown toddler which comes with a whole lot of toddler sized “fun”.  Seriously though, he’s super cool right now.  Learning new words every day, really watching us to see what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, and he continues to be very brave and physical.  He’s also a bit of a lunatic, but aren’t all toddlers?

My second, Isabel, is just the sweetest baby girl.  She’s 10 weeks old and her smiles make my heart melt.  I had a tough pregnancy and a crazy intense home birth (maybe I’ll tell that story here one day) – pretty much everything was different the second time around. And she is so different from how Nathan was as a newborn.  He was high needs and could not be put down, including to sleep.  She is super chill and sleeps long stretches on her own.  It’s aaaaamazing.

So yeah, I’m 10 weeks post partum and I’ve got a few ideas for habits that I want to cultivate.   I’m finding that being a mom to two little ones makes me a bit obsessed with being a mom.  Which is not a bad thing really, but I don’t want to lose myself in motherhood.  I want to continue to do the things that make me feel like me.  And since Isabel actually naps and I have time in the day I want to make sure I’m making the most of that time –  meaning, not binge watching bad tv or scrolling through social media.

So I’m going to start with getting back into my physical body.

I’ve asked my husband, Danny, to put together a workout plan for me.  I asked him to keep it to 30 minutes a day, that I can do it at home, and to make sure it’s post partum appropriate (no crunches, not too intense – I honestly haven’t worked out in about a year, so I need to take it slow!).  This is what he came up with:

MONDAY
PUSHUPS
SHOULDER FLIES (with weights)
SHOULDER RAISES (with weights)

TUESDAY
YOGA

WEDNESDAY
SQUATS BANDS/ WEIGHTS
LUNGES BANDS/ WEIGHTS
AB THINGIE

THURSDAY
ELLIPTICAL

FRIDAY
BENT OVER ROW (with weights)
DEADLIFT (with weights)

I totally meant to start today but I didn’t.  And I have excuses!  But I can always have excuses, especially with two littles at home.  So if I want to do this, I need to prioritize it.  And I need to do it at the same time every day – but not at the end of the day which is what I had planned to do today.  I’m just too tired once the kids are in bed and our evenings are often a bit hectic.

Take tonight for example:  an entire beer smashed on our kitchen floor which woke the baby up which upset Nathan.  The dinner I made turned out disgusting (though the face Nathan made was pretty great) so we ate peas and pizza instead.  Both kids went to bed fairly easily but after cleaning the kitchen that last Corona in the fridge was just too tempting.  And we all know Coronas and pushups just don’t mix.

So today starts with just setting my intention.  Putting it out there that I will commit to this plan for 3 weeks.  After three weeks I’ll reassess and see where I’m at.

I started this website 3? 4? years ago as an accountability tool and that’s what I’m going to use it as once again.  Each day I will post here how many reps I did, any obstacles I overcame to get the workout in, and just sort of a progress report.

So tomorrow I will begin this journey with YOGA!

Super pumped.

Healthy Avocado Pasta

I was going to start this off with ‘it’s day X of my feel healthier challenge’ but to be honest, I’ve forgotten what day I’m on.

That is not a good sign, I know.

BUT the good news is, it doesn’t really matter  because I don’t want this challenge to have an end date. I would like for it to go on and on and on.  I want to feel healthier every day for all of the days!

And even though I’ve lost track I’m not off track.  I’m still drinking a lot of water (making sure I have my water bottle on me at all times), I’m leaving my desk at lunch (I went to another awesome yoga class at lunch yesterday), and I’m eating healthy foods.

Like this avocado pasta I want to tell you about.

It’s pretty much the easiest thing in the word to make.  And it’s healthy.  And super tasty.

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We had no veggies in the house, so unfortunately mine is lacking that extra colour and flavour.

Ingredients:

  • one ripe avocado
  • one tablespoon of olive oil
  • whatever veggies you have on hand – best to use for this are zucchini, peppers, mushroom, onion, and tomatoe
  • salt and pepper
  • pasta (almost forgot to include this haha)

Method:

  1. cook your pasta
  2. chop up your veggie very small and fry them up in a touch of oil.  You can also just do this in water if you want to be super healthy
  3. grab a medium sized bowl and mash up your avocado
  4. stir in the olive oil
  5. when the pasta’s done drain it and add it to your avocado concoction
  6. mix it all up
  7. toss in the veggies
  8. season with salt and pepper
  9. enjoy!

The only problem with this ‘sauce’ is it doesn’t keep, so you don’t want to make too much.

If you make this let me know what you think.  Did you add anything to yours?

Feel Healthier Days 2 and 3

I was going to just write an update on yesterday’s progress (day 2) but realized that I have no idea how I did yesterday.

My days are too long.

So I figured I’m probably better off recapping the day at the end of the day.  Makes sense.

So here we go.

Day 2 (Yesterday)

Eat well.

It’s a good thing I took pictures, otherwise I’d be drawing a complete blank.  Thanks to my visual reminder, I can say that yesterday was a big carb day.  What can I say, I was hungry.

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I had a small breakfast (oatmeal, yogurt and papaya) and ate all my lunch and snacks by noon.  By three I was starving and bought a raisin bread cake thing (which was super disappointing). And, apparently, a giant plate of pasta wasn’t enough dinner for me because I had a bowl of cereal an hour later.

I woke up the next morning with a headache and a stomach ache.

Takeaway for the day: Bigger breakfast. More veggies.  Less bread.

Drink water.

I refilled my water bottle twice at work.  I think that’s going to be my baseline, or bare minimum.

Move my body.

I couldn’t remember if I went for a walk and then my phone pictures reminded me that, yes, I did and I enjoyed it very much (thank you phone!).  It was a chilly 45 minute walk but so worth it.

I also did a 30 minute yoga routine from www.doyogawithme.com and that was lovely, as always

Sleep well.

I’m considering taking this one off the list of habits to cultivate this time around.  As much as I want to get 8-10 hours of non-interrupted sleep the reality is that I have a baby and he makes noise and I wake up.  A lot.  I do go to bed early, but I can’t always fall asleep easily.

Last night I was in bed reading at 8:30.  Didn’t fall asleep till after 11.

Day 3 (Today)

Eat well.

Much better day today.  Had a bigger breakfast.  Lots of veggies.  And I even skipped my afternoon coffee so we’ll see if that helps me to sleep better tonight.

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I guess posting this at the end of the day is good incentive to not snack at night time.  I kind of want cereal though.

Drink water.

I didn’t quite make it through two water bottles while at work today.  Going to put more effort into this tomorrow.

Move my body.

I went for a 30 minute walk and I also made it out to a yin yoga class.  It was a hot class all about the hips and it was heavenly.

Sleep well.

It’s only 8pm now and I’m falling asleep typing this.  Looks like skipping that afternoon coffee is working…

All in All

Not such a bad first few days.  I’m definitely becoming more aware of these four habits, which is really the first step in making any change.

See you tomorrow!

 

 

My Feel Healthier Plan: 4 Habits

I woke up this morning feeling not so great. It might have been the entire bag of microwavable popcorn I ate.  Or maybe the three glasses of wine I drank.  Or the fact that I didn’t fall asleep till after 12.

I do know for sure that I feel healthiest when I’m:

  • eating well
  • drinking water
  • exercising (preferably outside)
  • sleeping at least 7 hours

I know, pretty shocking stuff right there.

And so, for the next 21 days, if not more, I am going to focus on cultivating these four healthy habits.

Starting today.

My Feel Healthier Plan

  • Eating Well.   I found that when I did the three day Get Healthier Challenge (forever ago) recording what I ate really helped me to become aware of what I was eating, which in turn helped me to eat healthier.  So for the next little while I’m going to track what I eat (by taking pictures) and after a few days I’m sure some not so healthy patterns will become apparent.
  • Drinking Water.  This has been at the top of my habits list right from the beginning of Cultivating Habits.  I’ve learned that the only way for me to drink more water is to carry my water bottle with me at all times.  Or have water near me.  Right now I have a coffee next to me, not sure that counts.  I will get a glass of water as soon as I’m done writing this post.
  • Exercising.  I’m going to try to get in 30 minutes every day.  This will probably be either walking or doing yoga – basically the laziest kind of exercise you can do.  Today was great.  I went on the elliptical for 20 minutes (ugh so boring!) and then Danny, Nathan and I went out for an hour long walk.
  • Sleeping.  OK this one is a tough one because I can go to bed as early as I want, but if I can’t sleep, there’s not a whole lot I can do.  Hoping that the exercise will help with this.

To keep myself accountable I’m going to record my progress here every day – at least for the first little while.

Going to get that glass of water now.

See you tomorrow!

 

 

New Routines and Old Habits

I just finished my first whole week of work after my one year maternity leave and it’s going well.  Better than I had expected.  It helps so much that Nathan’s home with Danny.  But I still miss him so much.  It’s hard to go from 100% at home with him to getting only a few precious hours.

This first week was really about finding a new routine. I’ve found that being back at work has brought back some old, not so great, habits.

So here’s where I’m at right now.

Mornings

I have no need for an alarm clock anymore.   I do wish that I could set the alarm that wakes me up.  I would set it to go off at 6 and not 5 and I would have it set to giggles, or chirps and not cries.

(Although Nathan doesn’t always wake at 5 and he doesn’t always wake up crying, it does happen more than I’d like).

He is sleeping through the night, for the most part, so that’s something.

But needless to say, my days start a whole lot earlier now.

Usually I’ll go in and get Nathan and bring him right back into bed with me to nurse him.  He’s not very interested in nursing anymore so this is often a short session followed by him clawing his way off of me to grab whatever is on our night stand.  Or he beelines it to the bottom of the bed to play with the blinds.  Needless to say, morning cuddles in bed are pretty  much non-existent.  So we get up.  I change his diaper and we head downstairs.

I put him on the floor with his toys while I make coffee.  My coffee habit (ahem addiction) is not one I’m wanting to change at the moment.  I would like to have a healthier start to the day – drink lemon water or have tea instead – but I need coffee.

I then sit on the floor with him while he plays/tries to grab my coffee.

Depending on the time I’ll then have breakfast with him (oatmeal, toast, pancakes or eggs usually) and then at 7 Danny takes over while I get ready for work.  I shower, get dressed, watch a show on my iPad while putting on my make-up and do my hair (right now I’m watching reruns of Being Erica on Netflix). I’m trying to establish the habit of having a glass of water while getting ready.  I need to put more effort into this.

By 7:45 I’m ready to leave for work.

Work

My work days have been going by really fast.  I’ve had a lot of catching up to do from the time I was away (I haven’t done this role in about 2.5 years) and I have a number of projects and ideas that I want to initiate.  (If you’re curious, here’s my other blog where I talk about the work I do.)

In the week that I’ve been back I’ve noticed some not so great work habits that need changing.  I want to:

  • drink more water – I bring my water bottle with me and I try to fill it up as soon as I get into work
  • bring enough food – it’s so easy to spend a lot of money at work on coffees, muffins, chocolate, and pastries
  • stop eating so much chocolate – at home I kept a bar of dark chocolate in the fridge at all times and munched on it throughout the day but am not so keen to keep this habit going, especially now that I’m not breastfeeding as much (those calories are not going to burn themselves off anymore!)
  • leave my desk at lunch – this is a big one, sitting all day is hard! I’m doing yoga at lunch on Mondays with my good friend Charlotte (she teaches the class in an art gallery) and I hope to do more yoga at lunch at a nearby studio – we’ll see though it’s often hard to time it right. Once the weather gets nice I’ll for sure be getting out for walks, but for now I just need to move more.  I’m not used to sitting all day or staring at a computer for as long as I do now.

So yeah, work is good.  I miss Nathan but Danny and I email back and forth so I get all the news. We even met up over lunch one day this week!  I’m so lucky!!

Evenings

I’m usually home from work by 5 and am greeted by a very happy baby and a happy, but tired husband (he’s adjusting to our new routines too).   Danny’s been making dinners so we usually sit down to eat pretty much right away.

After dinner I hug, kiss, cuddle, and tickle Nathan on our living room floor.  We play with his toys and I tell him a billion times that I love him.  He laughs a lot, makes sweet noises, and tries to walk (he’s almost there!).

I love this time but have been really tired this week.  I know it’ll just take some getting used to.

I then start Nathan’s bedtime routine at around 7 and he’s down by 7:30 (usually).  He (usually) goes to sleep without a peep and sleeps through the night.

After he’s down I do a clean-up and relax with a glass of wine or tea.  Usually wine.

I’ve been in bed early (a habit I’d like to keep with).  I usually read (I’m reading Harry Potter right now haha) and then lights out by 10 the latest.

And then up at 5 or 6 to do it all over again.

All in All…

I’d have to say life is good.  I’m happy with our routine and I’m excited about this stage in our lives.

Now to tackle those habits….

Just Not Feeling It

After I put Nathan down to sleep (which, by the way, has been amazing – he’s 11 months old today and he’s really changed these last two weeks. At night time I can put him down drowsy but awake and he actually falls asleep.  Blows my mind.  Needless to say we’ve had some real adventures in the sleep department over here!)

Sorry, where was I?

Oh yes, right, after my baby miraculously fell asleep ON HIS OWN!!! CRAZINESS!!! I rolled out my yoga mat, all set to do today’s video.  I’m quite a few days behind on this Yoga Camp thing because on days where I do my own thang (go to a studio or just my own practice) I obviously don’t double up and do that days video.  So I’m on day 15.

I opened up the video and saw it’s 40 minutes.  Ugh, OK, I thought, a little long for tonight, but I can do it.  And then I read the description.

“Strengthens” it said.

“Stick to it” it said.

“Challenging” it said.

No thank you, I said.

I decided instead to give this yoga for bedtime video a go.  I made it to a whole eight minutes before I stopped the video.  I just really wasn’t feeling it.

So I thought instead I’d do a little meditation before bed.  Came across this meditation video which is actually pretty good, but I stopped the video after only six minutes.  I felt really uncomfortable and just couldn’t settle in.

So yeah, not the best night for yoga or meditation, but that’s OK.  Hopefully I’ll have more energy tomorrow.