Entering motherhood I was already in a weak sleep position, so the 24/7 job hours of motherhood certainly hasn’t made my issue any better. My spirit and attitude towards sleep has spiraled out of control. I covet every hour, lost or gained. I obsess, anxiously, over the loss or lack of it. I put all of my hope for the next day in that night's sleep. Sometimes I can’t sleep worrying about not sleeping…
The problem (or my sin) isn’t me trying to create a conducive sleep environment or take healthy steps to obtain a whole night of sleep - it’s that I hold too tightly to the need for sleep. My brain consciously and subconsciously relies on sleep more than God.
All too often we find ourselves overindulging during the holiday season, regretting our choice to eat too many slices of pie or servings of turkey. We make a New Years resolution to lose all of the weight we’ve gained, plus more, and then life happens, and we find ourselves repeating the same mistake, year in and year out.
These 10 tips are a compilation of guidelines that have helped me keep the pounds off before and suggestions I plan to follow again this year. Will you join me?
Just think it’s one less pound you’ll have to lose in for your New Year's Resolution ;)
I Am Not Defined By My Weight - Part VII Pregnancy
This piece is Part 7 of a 9 Part Series called I Am Not Defined By My Weight, inspired by Rachel Hollis' book "Girl, wash your face".
My pregnancy did not meet all of my expectations. I had to stop running mid-way through my pregnancy due to pelvic pain, and I gained way more weight than I wanted (maybe 35-50 lbs.). Even still, I loved the journey I was on.