I Really Should Be Asleep… (Revolt Week 3 Review)

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while you may remember that I’m participating in a 12 week wellness challenge (“uprising”) called Revolt Now Fitness. We’re now in week three but, in case you missed out, you can find my first two posts here: Revolt Now Fitness Review Week One and The Power Of a Workout (Week 2). This week I wanted to talk about something that I didn’t realize the importance of until now…sleep. When I started this program, Nichole (trainer, owner, wellness extraordinaire) talked about the importance of getting enough sleep for overall health. So many of us (myself included) don’t get enough rest and it really does take a toll on our bodies. My first two weeks on Revolt were great. I had a few hiccups (a coffee, a piece of chocolate here or there) but I didn’t half ass it. This week hasn’t been so easy for me (you may have noticed that I haven’t been around as much). I’ve been feeling really run down and, overall, just kind of a mess.

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The only thing I can attribute to the way that I’ve been feeling is the lack of sleep I’ve been dealing with. The worst part of it all is that I have no excuses. My daughter’s sleeping habits haven’t changed, our house is quiet and safe at night, and we keep our temperature around 70 (which, they say, is a good sleeping temperature). It’s something internal. I’m thinking that I might try meditation next week before bed to try and get back into focus and find some sort of a normal sleeping pattern (hopefully). I’ve found that when I don’t get enough sleep, it ruins my whole day. Even if I eat well and find time to get in a good workout, that missing element still impacts me. I feel run down, unmotivated, and (in time) unwell.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get anywhere between 7 and 9 hours of restful sleep every night (even though there is no ‘magic’ number). Lack of sleep can lead to a variety of health related issues like an increased body max index, cardiovascular problems, depression, and diabetes. Pretty scary, huh?!

I am making it my mission for the next week to hit the hay at a reasonable hour and, hopefully, get enough of those wonderful zzz’s every night. Care to join me?!

Speaking of join….A new cycle of Revolt starts in early June. If you’ve been thinking about starting up a new fitness program, connect with me on Facebook and I’ll send you an affiliate link to sign up. {SPOILER ALERT} I’m going to be participating in an INCREDIBLE giveaway with some of my new blogger friends from Revolt so be on the lookout for that soon. Trust me, you will NOT want to miss out on this.

Disclaimer: I am participating in the Revolt Now Fitness Program for the next twelve weeks for free in exchange for my weekly review of their program. I am under no obligation to write a positive review and the expressed thoughts are uniquely my own. Please feel free to contact me at ItsAnOrdinaryBlog@gmail.com with any questions. 

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