Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sleep sleep sleep and more sleep

This week my body has been craving sleep and I've been giving in.  I find that there is a fine line between making excuses and listening to your body.  Maybe you don't want to workout because your body needs to recover. Maybe it really does need sleep.

Nap every afternoon.  Yeah, that's what I've been doing.  They haven't been that great because I have to force myself to wake up.  Then I've been having coffee afterwards to make my head less foggy so I can make it through the rest of the day.

This morning I ran stadiums with Rachel bright and early, and it actually was bright.  Love me some daylight savings time! 

Then I was off to work.  I was supposed to babysit today for several hours.  The strangest thing happened...

We were playing out in the garage and while the little girl I was watching played in her Barbie Jeep, I was trying to get rid of a bad case of the hiccups.  How do you get rid of hiccups?  I usually hold my breath for about a minute and that usually takes care of them.  Well, every time I tried to hold my breath I would hiccup about 10 seconds into the minute.  I was finally able to hold my breath for a full minute but then I started to feel extremely light headed.  I stopped holding my breath and thought to myself "I need to sit down, I feel like I'm going to faint"

I wish I could watch a video of what happened because I really don't know what happened.  I passed out for sure but I very vaguely remember slamming my head against the ground multiple times.  You know when you're just falling asleep and you start twitching?  It was sort of like that, except it was obviously much more painful.  At the very least I fell on the floor and knocked my head pretty good.  I came to with a very bad headache and a quickly growing bump.  I don't think I was out for more than a minute.  Anyways, all in all it was a very scary experience and one that I hope to never repeat, especially while babysitting.  Scary.

It scares me too because other than holding my breath I don't know what could have caused it.  I had plenty of water that morning and a large bowl of oatmeal and I had just had a large bowl of kashi go lean crunch which is pretty sugary. 

Since I've been home I've been taking it easy, mostly because my head hurts and I don't want a repeat experience.  But I do have some of this hanging over my head:

Now, don't get me wrong, I love yoga
But P90X yoga is hard for me to get through.  An hour and a half workout and 45 minutes or so of sun salutations?  Uh, no thanks.

I hope your day has been more productive than mine! 

Question:  I'm looking for some good yoga videos.  Any recommendations?


  1. I am so sorry you hurt your head. It sounds like you might be anemic. If this fatigue and lightheadedness continues please go visit your doctor. Try taking iron and B12 vitamins. This helps me sometimes when I'm feeling tried and run down. As far as yoga goes. I have only taken 2 yoga classes so when you come across any good videos (for beginners) please let me know :)

  2. My mom thought my symptoms sounded like anemia too. I am vegetarian so there is a good chance that this is what is going on. I take iron and B12 daily but I think it couldn't hurt to go get it checked out just in case.

    I will definitely let you know if I find some good yoga videos :)