So, is it possible to train one’s body to function on less sleep? I mean, there are so many things that I want to get done (play me some World of Warcraft, read those overdue library books) or need to get done (like laundry, cleaning up my house etc.) which I can’t because I work full time and have a 4.5 month old son. I’m always so exhausted when I come home that it’s hard to get things done. Lately, I’ve been emotionally drained too.
I’m having a hard time losing the baby weight. I’ve reached a plateau in my weight loss. I’m struggling with my eating habits, which went to hell when I got pregnant and was a slave to my cravings. I’m also struggling to find time to exercise. I’m hoping to solve the exercise issue – it has been getting nicer lately so I’m hoping to be able to bring Nate outside with me for some walking. In many ways, I’m more confident in bringing him out with me than I was when he was just born and I was afraid to look at him let alone hold him. However, I still get sweaty palms whenever I’m out with him and he starts fussing. A big part of it is “Will people think I’m a bad mom?” – I have a hard time putting what my sister in law said into practice – they can kiss my ass because I know I’m a good mom. It’s also frustrating because for the majority of my life, I’ve been active. In high school I was one of those people that played on three soccer teams for each season and was often participating in another varsity sport at the same time. In college, I was a two sport varsity athlete and played club rugby. Even in law school, I played on a club soccer team, played squash and went to the gym regularly and have skiied regularly since law school as well.
Any suggestions on being more active and/or changing my eating habits?