Rise and Shine!

I love summer time!  It is my absolute very favourite time of year.

I love the sunshine, our relaxing summer schedule, spending time with my brothers and sister, but most of all staying up late and sleeping in!!!!

Do you like sleeping in?  During the school/dance year there is no time for sleeping in, so in the summer time it is a treat.  I love to play outside until the sun goes down, have a campfire with my family and then go inside and get cozy in my pjs and watch a movie.

Last night we were going to go camping, (in our back yard) but we got rained out!!!  I couldn’t believe it!  We have had no rain for so long and it finally pours the night of our camp out!  Thank goodness we were only in the back yard.

My dad is awesome though, because he knew how much we wanted to sleep in the tent so he set up the tent, INSIDE our house, in our dance room!  Tyler, Jordan, Jacob, Brooklyn, myself and our American Girls had a blast.  My parents went to bed and we stayed up so late just enjoying each others company, telling stories and just having a fun time.

We fell asleep sometime before the sun came up and soon after were suddenly woken up by our parents.  Sunday morning…time for church!  We hardly got to sleep in at all.  We were all exhausted!  Now don’t get me wrong, I loved the time I spent with my brothers and sister, but I was like a walking zombie for the rest of the day!!!   I barely had the energy to do anything at all today.   No Power, Passion or Performance in anything I did today.  :(

The moral of this story is that in order to be your very best you need to get the right amount of sleep.  Girls our age need at least 10 hours of sleep.  If we don’t get enough sleep we will just be cranky and miserable.  Our moms know it and we don’t like to admit it, but it is true!

In our house, my parents are always telling us we need to go to bed.  Sometimes I get frustrated because I just think it is exciting to stay up late.  I’ve always wanted to try to stay awake for the whole night but my mom never lets me (or any of my brothers or sister).  She says it is very unhealthy for the body and that the body heals and grows during the night.  So if you want the best body ever and use all of my Power Girl Fitness tips, but don’t get enough sleep, it will be harder to get a stronger, healthier body.

My parents (and I’m sure yours too) feel that the perfect way to waste a day is to sleep in.  I hate to admit it but I know they are right.  Summer is so short and staying in bed because I watched a movie the night before just means I miss out on a ton of fun stuff during the day.  Before we know it, we will be back to school and we’ll miss the fun days of summer.

Getting up for school will be painful if we don’t get back to a better schedule now.  I’m aiming to be in bed by 10 every night and up by 8.  When September comes I’ll need to be up earlier so I’ll need to go to bed a bit earlier, but getting into a proper schedule now will make it easier then.

Make sure YOU get enough sleep too because the only way you can have Power, Passion and Performance is by taking care of your body, and that includes getting the right amount of sleep.

That’s all for now, I’m off to bed!   Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

Night  night  😉

Your Friend and Coach,


Jessy Lipke



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