Box Step Ups, Scallops, & Sleep Issue
Last night’s training was amazing!
I wish I could have taken pictures of all the moves for you – mostly because they are hard to explain, but also because you would have laughed at some of them because they were super awkward. But I can definitely feel it today!
Some moves we did included: Lateral overhead presses (with 8-12 lb dumbbells), kneeling pull downs with an abdominal twist, tricep dips, walking warrior poses – we did this version, but holding a light bar overhead)
We also did push ups with the TRX straps, bike riding with arms only (not pedaling), bear hugs with the resistance bands, and box step ups – which were a tough one!
Dont mind the awkward circles, I had to protect the innocent since it was a close up. I can feel the box step ups in my quads today that’s for sure!
When I got home I had another night of awesome as far as productivity goes. I cooked dinner right away, which consisted of some broccoli, cous cous, and lemon garlic shrimp and scallops.
I drizzled the scallops with a little oil, lemon juice (from a real lemon), and and baked in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes and then finished them off by searing them in a hot pan on the stove for a few seconds per side and then topping with a little fresh ground black pepper.
Can we just talk about sleeping for a minute?
Somehow, my sleep schedule has gotten all messed up. I am a hard sleeper and pretty much sleep through the night, so no issues there. And I usually fall asleep quickly, but lately not so much.
My night-time routine usually goes like this:
Get into bed and watch TV (we sleep with TV on, I know they say this is bad but I cannot sleep in silence) and then I usually mess around on the computer or the iPad, catching up on blogs, news, play a game, whatever to sort of wind down.
I eventually put everything away when I feel sleepy and decide to pass out, usually that is between 10 & 11.
But lately, I havent been able to fall asleep until 12:30 or 1! It drives me crazy. Laying there wide awake…. I dont know if it’s because I am too antsy or if my body really isnt tired (which I dont see how it couldnt be).
And it just isnt fair because Torrance and Kona are always passed out on both sides of me.
Kona even passed out so quickly she didnt even make it onto our bed, or really even all the way on hers.
Okay, whining over. Have a good day!
- What is your nibedtime routine like? When do you usually go to bed/fall asleep?
- Do you have any sleep issues – either falling asleep, not getting enough sleep, waking up throughout the night, etc?
I usually dont, but this has been going on for a couple weeks now.