Man, I really AM getting older! If the extra weight, gray hairs and wrinkles were a subtle clue, the past few days were a sledgehammer to my thick head.
On Monday I DID NOT do yoga OR take the kids to the pool. I sat on the couch and even fell asleep there for a bit. Yesterday I managed to get to the grocery store and post office. We even took the kids to the pool. I swam for a whopping 10 minutes, then retired to the hot tub. I have just had ZERO energy. My recovery time from last week is a whole lot longer than I thought it would be. Luckily I'm feeling less sludge-like today. I'm going to take LG to the pool this morning and teaching a class tonight. I'm off tomorrow, then teaching again on Friday and Saturday.
I must say that this, well, it sucks. To be THIS tired after hosting 2 birthday parties. Well, that and working. And taking care of the kids. But honestly, it feels like I'm 197 years old! I'm 42!
I realize that some people just naturally have more energy. Hubby, for example. He can get 4 hours of sleep, then go work a full day at the VA clinic, rock climb for 5 hours, then go have a beer with his buddies without suffering any ill effects. It's SO not fair! Plus, he still looks about 15 years younger. He has a lightening-fast metabolism , too boot. I, on the other hand, have a metabolism that moves as quickly as a turtle on sleeping pills, look every day of my age, and need at least 8 hours to function at a basic level.
And I STILL have Mom Brain, lol!
On the other hand, I did do ALL the planning and set up for the first party, and 99% of it for the second party. And I subbed a class on Saturday, before the big bash, as well as teaching my regular class. And did a good chunk of the house cleaning. (Hubby did a thorough vacuuming job, bless him!) I think I'm going to need more help, from here on out, in setting up any festivities.
Another lesson learned. It may take a virtual sledgehammer to the head, but I DO learn eventually!