Is there such a thing as too much sleep? I think so and I think it happened this weekend. Let me rewind. On Friday night my family went to see my cousin perform in one of the leading roles in his school play. The only time I was in “real” clothes:
We came home after and Jonny and I were in bed by 10 pm. (What can I say? We’re party animals!) I woke up rather early (4:30!) to my dear dog Zoey whining and wanting to go potty and have breakfast. Shortly after, my dear Aunt Flo came to visit (sorry boys) and left me with pretty painful cramps. I moved to the couch, curled up with Zoey, took some Advil, and waited for the pain to subside while I watched trashy tv (Teen Mom 2 and Bad Girls Club to be exact – I told you it was trashy).
A few hours later, I peeled myself off the couch and headed to the gym for a light sweat session on the elliptical. Did you know one of the best things you can do during that time of the month is workout? It can reduce stress, increase your endorphin release, and alleviate cramps. Don’t skip the gym, ladies!
This picture was from last week’s Best Body Bootcamp workout: the Squat to Crossover Crunch exercise – can be done anywhere, anytime, no equipment needed! You literally do an air squat with your hands behind your ears, then as you come up you crunch down and reach one of your elbow’s to your opposite knee. Alternate sides.
Anyway, after the gym I ran some errands, and then spent a good majority of the day back on the couch. Stephanie and Phil and the kiddos dropped by on Saturday evening, and, as always, we were entertained by Jacob and Audrey.
Jacob played ping-pong for the first time, and while he could barely see over the table, he actually did pretty well! He’s a natural athlete, for sure. The bottom picture is blurry because he was jumping off our treadmill to reach and hit the punching bag. The kid is coordinated! Audrey was infatuated with Zoey. First she was giving kisses, then she was cracking up every time Zoey licked her, and then she pretended to go to sleep in Zoey’s doggy bed.
After they left, Jonny and I watched When Harry Met Sally and hit the hay. Ten hours later, I woke up to find Zoey snuggled underneath one of our pillows and against my leg (not sure how the pillow ended up down there). She loves finding the littlest nooks to snuggle in.
Sunday morning was spent at the gym with a little elliptical and a little stair climber action before coaching my girls’ soccer game. They tied 3-3, but it was the best game they played (we are in an extremely competitive league!). After running more errands, taking Zoey for a walk, and giving her a bath, I headed back to the couch with my freshly bathed Zo and a hot cup of tea.
However, my tea was too hot to drink, so I set it aside, laid down my head, closed my eyes, and I was out. Seriously, I passed out hardcore. I’m not sure if it was the cold rainy weather, the lovely time of the month, the dreary day, or just merely the time I actually had to nap, but whatever it was caused me to be so tired this weekend!
I do think part of it was that I slept for TEN hours both nights and I think that’s too much. My ideal amount of sleep is between seven and eight hours, and for me, ten apparently is a couple too many. Not that I’m complaining. My body maybe needed the extra sleep, and every now and then itz nice to have low key weekends.
Recycled picture. We spent way more time horizontal than this.
I will say, I’m fully rested for this next week ahead. Afterall, itz Marvelous Monday, so there’s no room to be tired. Bring it on, Monday!
Do you think there’s a thing as too much sleep? Are you affected by Aunt Flo?