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Marvelous Monday

A good number of my friends suffer from the Monday blues.  I try to always be extremely positive about Mondays, but sometimes those Monday blues creep in. 

sleepy bear

Typically during the week, I have zero trouble falling asleep.  I typically fall asleep mid-sentence telling Daniel how “I don’t feel sleepy at all and I just…zzzzzz…”  He gets a kick out of how easily and quickly I can be out of it.

Sunday nights are a totally different story.  Since Sunday is my rest day, I’m rarely tired when it comes time for me to hit the hay.  Even though I know I have to be up incredibly early the next morning, I just can’t get to sleep as easily.  Last night, I fell into a restless tossing and turning fit sometime before midnight.  I woke up sometime around 1:15 a.m. and lay there, and lay there, and lay there some more.  At 2 I decided I would read, which usually makes me sleepy at night.  Not last night.  Knowing that my alarm was going off in less than two hours, I forced my eyes shut at 3:30.  Needless to say, when I woke up I didn’t feel rested at all, and the last thing I wanted to do was crawl out from my warm cozy bed to the cold hardwood floor and get ready to workout. 

BUT we all know how much better a workout makes things, so I got up and got ready for Martha to join me for our Monday training session.  It started out a little slow since I was having trouble making my limbs function properly, but we ended up sweating and getting in a good resistance workout.

After hanging out with my awesome students all day, I felt like I hit a wall around 3:30.  I had to teach cardio dance at 4:30, so I opted to walk for a bit to get my blood flowing and slightly elevate my heart rate.  I may have also had a small piece of dark chocolate, which always helps! 😉

dark choc


Both my cardio dance and abs classes were full tonight, so my energy levels were definitely up!  After class, I had about 1.5-2 hours to kill before Zumba at another gym…let’s just Marshall’s was involved and I have an adorable new jacket to wear tomorrow.  I also went by The Vitamin Shoppe and picked up some stuff I’ve been out of for awhile.  My amazing Zumba friends packed the house tonight and we had a sweaty, fun, and energizing workout! 

I can tell it’s not the weekend anymore since my eyelids are getting extremely heavy as I write this!  Some people use calendars and watches to keep up with the date and time…I use the weight of my eyelids.  🙂

Enough words, it’s time for bed!  I’m leading faculty devotions in the morning, so say a prayer for me, okay?  Thanks!

I hope you had a marvelous Monday and that we all have restful sleep tonight!


Do you fall to sleep easily or does it take you forever?  What do you do when you can’t sleep???


If I quit dancing, I’ll fall asleep

Goodness gracious, what a week this has been! 

Homecoming week at school = one of the busiest weeks of my entire year.  It involves decorating, two-a-day practices, along with keeping up with my regular schedule.  Don’t get me wrong, I love homecoming week, it just wears me out.

One of my favorite parts of this week is getting to dress up each day. 


(eighties day a few years ago – rockin’ the side ponytail)

Today we (a group of middle school teachers) went as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  I was chosen to be Dopey – not sure what this says about me ha.  It was a really fun day!  Tomorrow is book character day, and I have no idea what I’m wearing.  I was thinking about going as Rue or Katniss from The Hunger Games, but I don’t know that I can pull off either one.  My other ideas are anyone from The Babysitters Club (I loved those growing up!), Little Critter, Jillian Michaels, Huck Finn, or a chef from one of my favorite cookbooks.  Suggestions???

little critter

My favorite Little Critter book!


The downside to homecoming week is the severe lack of sleep.  In order for our routine to be as close to perfection as possible, we practice at 6:30 a.m. and after school.  (Side note – all of my high school cheerleaders have had the best attitudes towards these early practices!  I’m so proud!)  Leaving school and going to Zumba I always feel so sleepy, but once I start dancing it wakes me up!  By the end of the class, I think to myself if I stop dancing, I’m going to fall sound asleep.  So I just keep dancing – in my car, in the kitchen, as I write this blog…

Only two more days!  If I can figure out what to wear in the next few minutes, I plan on going to bed by 9:30 (as I write this I’m saying “yeah, THAT will never happen”).

Are you having a good week?  Long, busy, tiring, productive, fun, lazy, etc???

Did you have homecoming dress up days when you were in high school?  What was your favorite day to dress up? 


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