Yoga Before Bed Routine

Over the last few years I’ve really come to love yoga, specifically going to yoga class once a week. However, sometimes life gets in the way and I can’t always get there.

Now, I have a few yoga DVD’s at home and have used them but there is something about going to a class. Maybe it’s the fact that I can’t just give up, pack it in and call it a day if I get bored or lose focus like I can at home.

I’m also a fan of finding workouts on Pinterest however, I haven’t been so great at actually using the pins that I save. I *always* have great intentions when I pin something but you have to find the time to go back and actually download the workout or recipe if you want to accomplish it.

Recently, I’ve started doing yoga before bed to help me fall asleep. Sometimes I want to spend 20 minutes doing yoga before bed and other times it’s just a quick and easy / feel good going to bed kind of yoga that I want.

5- Minute Yoga Routine for a Good Night’s Sleep

(who doesn’t want a good nights sleep?)



Again, it’s Pinterest for the win! Check out my “Yoga & Stretching” page. PS – I’ve tried very few of them but have great intentions when I pin them 🙂

Have you ever tried a bed time yoga routine?

Yoga in the morning or before bed or BOTH?

What’s your favourite yoga pose? Mine is pigeon pose.

I Hit The Snooze Button 5 Times This Morning!

Last night I was supposed to run 9 x 400 @ 5k pace and after a long day in and out of work, I sat down after eating dinner and thought about the run I had ahead of me.

I was exhausted. My eyes were tired and my body wasn’t into any form of movement. I had a conversation with my husband and he said to do what you want to do. Run if you want to or take a day off. I honestly had to really think about this one.

So I ate three double stuff vanilla Oreo’s. The were delicious but so, SO bad for you.


Then I walked into our bedroom and saw the two piles of laundry that needed to be folded as I had another load in the washer.

Guess which option won?

I decided to fold the laundry, relax a bit with Sai and go to bed early. Lights out and under the covers at 9:31 pm is a record time for me lately but my body needed it. I am starting to feel like a cold is coming on 😦

I slept for 8 hours straight…didn’t wake up once until 5:33 am when I heard Hilary crying. A little cuddle and rock in the chair got her back to sleep and me back to bed until 6:25 am.

I then hit the snooze button 5 times. Umm…really, 5 times? Yup, 5 times! Good decision or bad decision, but that decision alone had me running behind for the rest of the morning. Meh….. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and arrive 5 minutes late to work.

I did however, pack my running bag so I can run at lunch 🙂 I guess I set my priorities last night for today.



I gotta find my motivation again but sure happy I got the dang laundry folded and a full night’s sleep.

How often do you hit the snooze button?

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Do you love/hate Oreo’s?

Yawn…why am I tired?

Yawn, yawn goes my face today. I slept like a log last night and couldn’t figure out why I was so tired this morning. Then I had the following two conversations that made me laugh, both times… out loud.

Conversation #1 with my husband: 

Me: How was your night?

Sai: Pretty good, had one patient and then it was a quiet night. And yours?

Me: Well, after I got the girls to bed, I took out the compost, shoveled the driveway, did the dishes, washed/dried some laundry then ran 5k, showered and stretched. I got up at some point but can’t really remember if it was with one of the girls or just for me to use the bathroom. I slept like a log.

Sai: Ahh, well that’s a long list of things you did. Could be why you are so tired this morning.

Me: Humm…yes!

Conversation #2 today – with my Mother:

Me: Dialing phone number as I yawn into the phone and say hello mid-yawn.

Mom: You’re tired dear. What were you doing?

Me: Well, last night …after I got the girls to bed, I took out the compost, shoveled the driveway, did the dishes, washed/dried some laundry then ran 5k, showered and stretched.

Mom: While laughing, she replies with “you lost me a ran 5k”. You should really rest tonight, dear.

Me: Yawn…good idea Mom!

Apparently if you sleep like a log it doesn’t always mean you are well rested.


Tonight’s plan after the girls are in bed:

  • Shovel driveway – should only take 10-15 minute … we had light snow fall last night after I shoveled the first time. Might even skip this.
  • Yoga / Stretch and focus on my back exercises
  • Rest with my feet up by the fire *might even take a picture if you’re lucky*

I am hoping this will reduce the yawning tomorrow and make me feel a little more rejuvenated and ready for the weekend!

Do you sleep like a long after a busy day?

How often to you yawn?

When do you need a break from doing everything?

Pregnancy: 36 weeks!!!!

This is a big week for us – as we had Lilly at 36 weeks 2 days – here’s hoping I make it another week.

Weeks: 36 and a few days (a little late posting this)

Baby’s Movements: Rolling it’s hands and feet in any spot it can find. Head down down down.

Baby items we bought:Baby toothbrush / teether set.

Belly Button: Flat / turning into an outtie !

Challenges: Just getting hard to do everything!

Cravings: Cold red grapes (especially after our hospital visit #2 at 34 weeks)

Exercise: Have been told to limit my exercise to minimal activity! Seriously – this is a hard one for me but if it means baby stay’s put until term, I’m all over it.

Gender: Not sure – you can guess here.

Mood: Pretty good – looking forward to baby arriving.

Preparation for baby #2: 

  • Hospital bag packed, baby’s bag packed and Lilly’s bag packed.
  • Random trip to the hospital at 34 weeks with contractions – apparently baby was testing us 🙂
  • registered at hospital – one less thing to do upon arrival
  • Lilly and Sai put baby’s car seat in my car.
  • Finishing the baby’s room, getting all the baby “gear” out of storage.
  • Writing Birth Plan….well I have it in front of me and I am thinking about filling it out
  • Cleaning the house one room at a time.

Sleep: Pretty terrible these days but what can a 36 week preggo expect.

Still to do: Finish baby’s room 100%

Surprises: Three of my girl friends and I went out on a Sunday afternoon to a pub – not to drink but just to hang out without our toddlers and catch up. Little did I know they spoiled me with a baby shower gift: gift card to a local maternity/baby store, Jr. Mints – yum, more chocolate, hand cream, shower gel that smells divine, lip balm etc. It was extremely nice of them to put this gift together for me but the best part was just being with them for a few hours without our kiddies. We laughed, caught up on our toddler’s events, may have eaten some bad pub food. It was just what I needed after a few stressful days. Thanks ladies – your awesome.

Wedding Rings: Just my wedding band – my hands swell up within minutes of being too active! ha that’s kinda funny (to me at least).

What I am looking forward to at this point:

  • Making it to 37 weeks pregnant
  • Meeting baby
  • Being able to move without baby in my belly

What I am worried about: Having baby this week as we did with Lilly.

Work: Finish work at 35 weeks pregnant – you can read more about that here.

I am happy to be done and able to rest throughout the day and not rush around from meeting to meeting. Though I don’t miss work, I do miss the people I work with. When you spend Monday – Friday all day with the same people you tend to build good relationships with them and that I miss. The good thing is that I can still go into the office to visit when I want to – I’m just holding out for the baby to arrive first.


36 weeks 1 day with Lilly (2010)

35 weeks with baby #2 (2012)

Sorry – no good photo’s this week 😦

Next update – 37 weeks.