Sleep, new friends, and warm food

Good morning!  I hope you are having a great week so far!  My week is going well so far as it has been super productive and not too stressful.  On Monday I deep cleaned my entire house (think window washing and baseboard scrubbing) for hours and hours.  I got in 14,000 steps (tracked by my fitbit) from that alone.  I love a clean house. 


Truth be told, I have never been a good sleeper.  It used to take me hours to fall asleep only to wake up in the middle of the night to not be able to go back to sleep.  I would try reading, sleepy tea, taking a bath, melatonin, and even sleep medicine from my doctor.  My mind just would not shut off.  These days, my sleep has been so great.  When my head hits the pillow, I am out in seconds.  It is so wonderful.  I have also been making a point to get to bed earlier, shut off my phone and the tv, and go straight to bed.  Here is a picture from the sleep tracker on my fitbit for the last few days!


As a wellness coach, two major things I stress to my clients are hydration and sleep.  Without both of them, our bodies cannot function correctly.  You can workout for two hours a day and eat perfectly, but if you aren’t drinking enough water and getting enough sleep, your body will start to shut down.  Our workouts are more productive when we feel well rested and have enough energy to sustain us and our eating habits are better when we do not feel lethargic and feel the need to reach for a quick sugar rush.  I can immediately tell when I have not had enough sleep or water.  It is amazing how great you can feel when you invest the time in yourself to replenish your body.  


Little Riley.


We are watching this little guy for a couple days.


He and Callie were helping me with some laundry 😉


I could not find Riley last night and after searching the whole house, I found him hiding halfway under the treadmill… he is a fan of hide and seek 🙂




New friends.




Riley loves to take all of his toys out of the toy basket.  Then he stares at me until I put them all back in just so he can pull out each one again.  This “game” can go on for quite a while.  

I saw this on my snapchat yesterday and thought it was so crazy.  I am a huge contributor to that statistic.  I love my popcorn.


Made a big salad with kale, lettuce, and arugula with toasted (coconut oil and stevia) almonds and craisins to have on hand for the week.  


Zucchini noodles with sauteed mushrooms, broccoli and pesto.


And a little balsamic on my salad.


It was so cold when I took out the dogs this morning that I just couldn’t do my usual green smoothie for breakfast.  Hot oatmeal it is!  Oats, flaxseeds, water, banana, peanut butter, and honey.  So good and totally hit the spot and warmed me up! 


Stay warm today!


  1. Do you have trouble falling asleep?  How many hours do you sleep each night?
  2. How much water do you drink throughout the day?
  3. Did you have a warm or cold breakfast today?  

2 thoughts on “Sleep, new friends, and warm food

  1. Sometimes I do have trouble falling asleep, counting sheep usually helps me though haha. This morning I had a cold breakfast of cereal with almond milk and an orange! That oatmeal is making me crave some now though, that’ll have to be my breakfast tomorrow! 🙂


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