It’s been four weeks and this self-proclaimed night owl has turned her habits around. Part of this month’s challenge was to go to bed every day at the same time and wake up at the same time. At first I thought that was a joke because I work 7:30 to 4 so I’m up early, which means I’m in bed early. Well I wasn’t too happy about it but we managed. We didn’t always get to bed at the same time on the weekends and we slept in on occasion, but all in all we did a great job. Getting at least 7 hours of sleep at night was kind of tough at the beginning but once my body got used to it, I had to have it.
And all the sleep behaviors we changed had some very positive results. I have more energy to devote to Andy, the kids, work. My workouts are more intense because I have more of a drive to push through.
We still are implementing practices we developed in this challenge and will continue to do so. What I’ve learned in this sleep challenge is that sleep is essential not just to weight loss but also to a healthy life.
What would it take to get you to change your sleep habits? Post a comment and tell me!