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Mommy Exhaustion

Lately I have been exhausted. Just plain old tired.  I don't know if has to do with working out everyday, having two kids, or what, but I'm tired.

In May I went to the doctor to renew my asthma inhaler prescription before my 5-miler. She asked if there was anything else going on and I talked about my excessive tiredness. She ran lab work on me and didn't find anything outstanding, so we're going to rule out something being wrong.  We did find out, though, that I get up an inordinate amount of times to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. (Ever since being pregnant with Buggy, my bladder has never been the same.)  She said that disrupted my sleep and in turn made me less alert during the day, causing me to want to take a nap in the afternoon.  She prescribed limiting my liquid intake at night (boy, I felt like a potty-training preschooler when she said that!) and to stop taking naps in the afternoon. All sounds legitimate. I also find that when I go to the gym in the morning, I'm way more tired in the afternoon. I think it's because I give it all I have trying to keep up with my work out routines, that I'm depleting my energy and not doing enough to replenish it.

So here I am exhausted, chasing two kids, and trying to stay in shape. I look forward to the day when I am at a healthy weight and can manage my weight with healthy eating and moderate exercise.  I think it will be someday soon. I've made great strides with my weight in the last 8 months and plan to keep it up. Someday, soon, maybe I won't be so tired :)