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8 Glorious Hours of Sleep and a Trip Down Memory Lane

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I was totally planning my journal post yesterday but I fell asleep at 9 p.m.! I still can’t believe it.

I got 8 glorious hours of sleep!

It’s been so long I’m not sure my body knew what to do at 5 this morning. I felt so refreshed but spacey.

And I’m proud of myself because it was a conscious decision. I was on hyperdrive all day — gym, kids, work, kids, gym, dinner and then Evan asked if I would watch a show with him before bed. I agreed and we cuddled watching the Backyardigans (my personal favorite). My eyes were so heavy and I was so relaxed I decided to take advantage. I didn’t check my phone or my computer. When the show was over I put him to bed, walked back to my room, shut the TV and I was out. I didn’t even tell The Husband!

I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and patted myself on the back.

I needed that.

I’m now writing this while The Boys are at soccer and hoping for a repeat tonight. That’s why I’m posting early. I’ve been enjoying my daily journals as they give me a much needed outlet but sometimes at the end of the day it’s hard to sit back down at the computer and focus. Especially during FitBloggin‘ season.

Speaking of, planning is, so far, a smashing success. Just look at our awesome agenda! I’ve gotten a lot accomplished the past few days. These last few weeks are crazy but a good crazy. And I can’t wait to see everyone!

While going through some boxes this afternoon I got a little sappy and posted this to Facebook.


I just shared this photo with my partner in crime and co-author of What You Can When You Can, Carla.

I found all the leftover #wycwyc tattoos we made for last year’s FitBloggin‘ while going through and organizing for this year, my last year.

It’s got me a little emotional. I can’t lie.

Five years ago I wrote this…

And it’s still all true.

It’s been quite a ride but it’s time to move on. That’s scary but exciting. I never thought I’d end up here so wondering where I’ll be next seems fruitless.

I’m just going to keep doing what I can when I can — cheesy but true!

I needed to get that out. Thanks for “listening.” :)
Posted by Roni on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Every year at the conference I have at least 1-2 good cries. I have a feeling this year I’m going to be a sappy mess!

Scratch that.

I KNOW I’m going to be a sappy mess. There’s no two ways about it.

OK, I’ve got to go and clean up before the boys get home. I want to relax with no computer tonight so I can hit the ground running tomorrow.

Have a great night!

Food Journal (a little from memory so I may have missed something)

  • 7:15 a.m. Post-workout Recover Shake (1 scoop)
  • 8:30 a.m. 1 egg + egg white scramble with sweet potato, ham and spinach. Drizzle of sriracha
  • 10:15 a.m. 1 chocolate chip-avocado pancake — I need to share this recipe. They are amazing cold out of the fridge!
  • 12:30 p.m. Panera Soba Noodle Bowl with Chicken
  • 4:30 p.m. Quick spinach salad made with a leftover turkey burger, some cheese, bacon bits, pickles and sriracha.
  • 7 p.m. Chick-Fil-A cobb salad with grilled chicken, a few fries and a small strawberry sundae
  • 7:15 a.m. Post-workout Recover Shake (1 scoop)
  • 8:30 a.m. A few crackers and cheese. It was the quickest thing I could grab running out the door.
  • 10 a.m. These amazing tuna salad “tacos” — I was inspired by all the fruit in the house and forgot I defrosted tuna steaks for dinner! This was extremely filling!
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  • 4 p.m. Pineapple and watermelon while making dinner and helping Ryan with homework
  • 6 p.m. Got fancy with dinner! Tuna steaks with brown rice and pineapple-basil salsa. (I was the only one to eat the salsa. lol)
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  • >6 p.m. not sure since I’m posting early. If I get hungry I’m sticking with popcorn or fruit though! :)

Activity Journal

I don’t have time to post everything but today we benched and yesterday we worked on snatch. I’ve also been keeping up with my #milestreak challenge — half walking/half running. I’m feeling really good activity-wise lately. It’s helping me keep sane for sure!

Oh! and my gym now has a program to track our progress. I’m hoping to figure out a way I can make mine public or at least screenshot it in some way.


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    June 3, 2015

    Hey Roni! Are you still using a Fitbit and if so do you use it to track your sleep? I am always tired and never feel refreshed. I just bought a Fitbit about 2 weeks ago and I’m shocked that it’s showing my total amount of sleep time is only 2-4 hours. Curious of your thoughts if any on Fitbit sleep tracking and how to get a better nights sleep. I know from reading your blog for 9 years that it’s something you’ve had to work on. Thanks :)


      June 4, 2015

      I’m not but I did and it was eye opening. It helped me see how little I was getting and that I needed to give sleep more attention. For the the solution is to go to bed early but that’s not always realistic or desirable.


    June 3, 2015

    I needed this post.
    1. I am overworked
    2. I have a greta job, yet I wanna spend time with lil one at home, she’s 6
    3. I wanna end my day cuddled up watching a show
    4. I wanna write n have flexibility of working from home


    It always throws me for a loop when I fall asleep before 10! It’s usually on accident; I might lay down “just for a minute” while I make sure the kids aren’t going to get up again, and the next thing I know, it’s daylight and I’m waking up still fully dressed :P One of my goals this month is to be in bed before 11 every night; I made this goal yesterday, and last night was a success! Haha.


    June 4, 2015

    So happy for you, yet sad for Fitbloggin’. Was so hoping to make this my debut year only to have many events of life fall right in line at the same time….. Child graduating high school, moving the family to Atlanta for son to start college, husband to advance his career and me to possibly find a new old one or a new new one. That is the kind of exciting part as it is all up in the air, but have had great feedback from my vendors willing to help me in anyway I can. Oh, and there is the celebratory graduation trip to Europe with my son that I have been planning since he was seven. So unfortunately, I won’t be making it….. I hope and pray that the company that approached you about taking over is very serious. I’m sure they won’t do it as good as you, but if it carries on, I think its a win-win for everyone.

    Congrats on all of you recent accomplishments! You keep me inspired!


      June 4, 2015

      I’m very happy with the company who’s taking over and the best part is next year I just get to go without all the work!!