Time sure does fly…….I say that every month though. Get used to it! 😉 Last week was a busy one. Workout wise and life wise.Workout wise was a packed week, with no rest. Well, I did an active recovery day, but I should have just taken the whole day off. It was my week to teach Cardio Sculpt in the morning. It was a fun class. I sent half of the group upstairs with a medicine ball in had to run/jog/walk 2 laps around the track while the other half did bear crawls, broad jumps and other fun stuff in the studio. Paired with cardio and weight circuits I think it was an all around great workout. I also taught Total Body Sculpt on Friday morning. I did no cardio on this day since I had a race on Saturday. Well, I probably should have eased up on myself in this class as well, but not so much. Step ups, dead lifts and hamstring curls were on the agenda and I attacked them with gusto since I have been slacking in the weight training department as of late. It was fun though- super sore ( It’s hard to differentiate between soreness from classes or the race– I am sure it’s a good mix of both!)
Between the kids activities, my own and working outside of the home, life gets exhausting! Not complaining just sayin’….. I keep reading how I need 7-9 hours of sleep each night in order to be healthy. Ooops. I consider 5.5 hours of sleep ( even if its broken sleep) a great night! Not getting enough sleep can lead to obesity and heart problems. ( no thanks) Not good. I actually don’t think I would be able to sleep for that many hours in a row. Seriously. Sometime last year I made a conscious effort to get to bed before 10:30 pm- Often times I am getting up between 4:30 and 5:30 am to work or to get my own workout in. So I do what I have to do— I seem to function better than you might think on not so much sleep. It’s more noticeable after several days in a row of low sleep that I start to fizzle, and/or get a tude’ . So says Matt–pretty sure I am still my sweet self though. 🙂 I found that when I went to bed 1-2 hours earlier than usual, I spent 45 minutes to 1 hour NOT sleeping. I was trying to fall asleep unsuccessfully anyway, so I might as well be up doing stuff- right?!?! Right. I love to rationalize when it just makes sense. So anyway, I might give it a try again. I made the goal of doing yoga 1x/week this month ( and I already failed that one) so I will add that I will be in bed before 10:45 pm this month. Wish me luck!
*Race recap still to come…..
Question: How many hours a night of sleep do you get? I am open to ANY tips you have that will get me to sleep at night!