Monday, October 1, 2012

7 Days 1 Challenge: Forty

I didn't do as well as I had hoped with last week's water challenge. But I consumed more than I had been and that's what matters.

Especially since I came down with a head cold this past weekend.

Which is why this post is so short. I'm recuperating.

So let's get to it!

*In case you're new to these challenges, the challenge starts on Monday and ends Sunday night. The following Monday I'll post a new challenge.

This week's challenge:
Lights out by 11 p.m.

Mr. B during our Washington D.C. weekend.

As part of my recuperating regime, I slept and slept some more. This weekend my body was screaming for sleep and I finally gave in. Unfortunately, I missed a day of work, but after my three-hour nap and a healthy dose of zinc and Vitamin C, I'm feeling like myself again. And I can breathe!

In order to avoid the cold, it's important to listen to your body and to rest when you need rest. And I know my body. I need at least eight hours of sleep each night...nine would be ideal. That's just how my body works. But I need a good eight hours, so I'm challenging myself to lights out by 11 p.m. (Honestly, I'd love to be in bed by 9 p.m.---I prefer to rise early---but Mr. B works late and I have to sacrifice to see him.) There's a complete difference in sleeping between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. versus 2 a.m. and 10 a.m.

It's all about the quality not necessarily the quantity. And people just don't understand all that the body does while it's resting. So important!

Who wants to take the weekly challenge? Let me know by sharing your thoughts/struggles and link ups below!

With Love & God Bless,


  1. I can honestly say my lights are out by 11. Actually it is 9 for me
    I would love to go to bed @8 but can't get my butt to bed then. Glad you are feeling better. Talk to you soon. Mama

    1. I know but you have to get up soooo early. I'd love to have lights out by 9p, then I could get out of bed before 6:30a.